Best time to visit Morocco

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Best time of year to visit Morocco

Mild temperatures and moderate prices make April to May and September to November the best time to visit Morocco. With the arrival of spring, coasts become warmer and crispy fresh air makes Mount Toubkal a fantastic place to hike. Streets get noisier during the peak season from June to August, and the unbearable heat is in its position to annoy the sightseers. However, beaches are at their best in summer, and if you pass through the Souss Valley in June, be ready to discover so-called goat trees. Balmy autumn is an excellent choice for a trip if you plan to explore the cities of Marrakesh or Fez. Winter in Morocco sees a surge of prices and flow of tourists. January through February are perfect for skiing in the High Atlas Mountains as well as for desert trekking in Sahara, so pack clothes for all scenarios, as nights are cold.


Imilchil Marriage Festival

late August–early September • event

Those looking for romance will find it in the lake plateau of the Middle Atlas Mountains

Mountain Biking in the Atlas Mountains

March–November • activity

One of the most challenging and picturesque destinations for a mountain biker

Surfing Season

May–October | December–March • activity

Morocco is one of the greatest surf destinations for the surfers of all levels

Sunrise and Sunset

December–February (all year round) • nature

Some of the most stunning sunrises and sunsets in the world can be observed in Morocco

Legzira Beach

all year round • nature

The most unique beach in the country is famous for its arches


Camel Trekking

September–February • activity

The one in a lifetime experience that opens up the authentic Moroccan lifestyle

Festival of Fantasia

early Autumn • event

To witness the traditional Moroccan horsemanship spectacle you will definitely need some luck finding the location, but it is totally worth it!

Winter Waterfalls

December–February • nature

The waterfall cascade will definitely surprise you!

Goats of Souss Valley

June • nature

The most hilarious and astonishing thing you might see in Morocco is the goat trees

Transhumance with Nomads

September–November | March–May • activity

Have you ever wondered what is it like to drive flocks of sheep through the desert? This is your chance to find out!

Desert Trekking

December–February • activity

There is no need to go to Mars, if you can see it on Earth. Witness the overwhelming magnificence of the Sahara desert

Atlas Mountains Trekking

March–May • activity

Although trekking in the mountains may be done all year round, there are several periods that make it even better

The Cultural Moussem of Asilah

July or August • event

The new world art mecca, the town of Asilah is hosting an annual festival that turns the walls of its streets into art

Fes Tanneries

September–May • activity

One of the city’s most iconic sights, a window into the pungent, natural process of producing world-class leather using methods that have changed little since medieval times

Climbing Mount Toubkal

April–May | September–October • activity

The ascent to the highest peak of Atlas Mountains is named a walk rather than a climb. However the view is no less picturesque

Rallye Maroc Classic–La Route du Coeur

March 10–16, 2018 • event

The historical regularity rally on the most spectacular route—the Road of Heart


March–May | September–November  • activity

This idillic blue town is the perfect background for that perfect Instagram shot

Marathon Des Sables (MDS)

April 05–15, 2019 • event

The Discovery Channel calls it "the toughest foot race on Earth"

Almond Blossom Season

February–early March • nature

A spectacular sight of ruins and hills adorned with almond blossom will long stay in you memory

Gnaoua World Music Festival

June 21–24, 2018 • event

The Gnaoua music is a tradition established by the African slaves and has been well preserved and practised​ for a long time​

Festival of Roses

May 10–13, 2018 • event

The festival where millions of roses are harvested will strike your imagination!

Birdwatching the Rare Species

March–April | October–November • nature

Morocco has a really diverse habitat. More importantly some endangered bird species have their biggest colonies here!

Fes Festival of World Sacred Music

June 22–30, 2018 • event

A collection of the most mystical music and dance on the planet, from Bjork to whirling derwishes

Storks of Volubilis

September–March • nature

This ancient Roman city is taken over by storks in winter

Beach Season

June–August • activity

Choosing the time to go to Morocco totally depends on what you plan to do there. The beach season also has its own perks

Argan Oil Harvest

June–August • activity

Witness the authentic production of precious argan oil, one of Morocco's most valued exports

Eid Al-Fitr (Eid Ul-Fitr)

June 04, 2019 • event

One of the most important holidays in Morocco

Ski Season

February–April • activity

What can be better than a day trip to the ski resort to get away from the heat of the city?

Yennayer, Amazigh (Berber) New Year

January 12–January 13 • event

Celebrate the national holiday of the indigenous people of Morocco