How to discover Morocco on a budget

Discovering Morocco on a tight budget is not easy. It requires planning and budgeting. Consider these tips for enjoying on a budget. Read here!

Discover Morocco on a budget

Morocco is one of the most beautiful countries in North Africa, with diverse cultures, mesmerizing landscapes, lush green fields, desert environments, high Atlas Mountains, traditional riads, majestic mosques, picturesque beaches, and fabulous buildings.

Although Morocco is a dream destination for tourists, you can lose money if you fail to spend wisely. On the other hand, if you are on a budget and still want to make the most out of your trip to Morocco, we recommend considering the following tips to discover your favorite destination in North Africa. Read on!

Travel In Low Season

It would help if you chose to travel in the low season because the tourist demand is lower, the lodgings will have a lower rate per night, and you will even have more cheap options.

Think carefully about what destination you want to travel to in Morocco because some cities require a larger budget. Start planning at least seven months in advance for your plane ticket, lodging, and more.

Pack Light

Traveling with little luggage means that you can travel cheaper, as airlines charge for luggage of more than ten kilos. Backpacking to any destination in Morocco will help you move faster and be more comfortable.

Therefore, it is crucial to pack wisely to save money on airline luggage charges. Remember, packing light does not mean bringing 2-3 shirts and pants. Perform thorough research to determine what clothes you need for Morocco.

Explore Moroccan Cities

In specific Moroccon destinations, you can rent a bike and explore the whole city, in others walking the town will not be such a bad idea, but if you choose a big city, you may need to take the metro or a tram.

To travel with little money, make your itinerary and see the distance; so you will realize how much you need to use transportation. Some companies in Morocco usually have discounts if you travel for a few days.

Find Hotel Discounts

Without a doubt, when traveling with little money, you should choose cheap accommodation, but don’t worry, there are thousands of alternatives. Some hostels can cost cheap a night, in a room with 2 or 3 beds.

However, if you think of an extended stay, you can stay in local riads. Many hotels in Morocco offer discounts. So, it is better to leverage the discounts and save money. That way, you can stay for a prolonged period.

Create a Food Budget

Traveling cheap does not mean starvation or not eating. To travel with little money, you need to organize your food budget. If you stay four days in Morocco, you can look for a hotel that includes breakfast.

Fortunately, there are discount supermarkets in Morocco where you can eat for an affordable price. You can pack a lunch and have a picnic anywhere in the diverse landscapes of Morocco.

Explore Affordable Attractions

In Morocco, there are free museums and tourist attractions, or there is the possibility of going free on some days. For example, in Marrakech, you can go for free after 5:00 PM or on the first Sunday of each month.

If you are a student, bring your card to receive more discounts. Keep in mind that several cities have free walks to know the most important attractions. Remember, cheap travel is possible in Morocco.

Avoid Overspending in Souks

If your budget is limited, you do not need to buy souvenirs or gifts to remember that trip. The photographs and experiences make your trip and what will make you remember it forever.

In addition, if you want to take something to your partner or family, avoid buying at airports, museums, tourist places, and souks as prices are usually higher. Therefore, it is crucial to stick to your budget and avoid unnecessary purchases in Morocco.

Final Words

Traveling cheaply in Morocco is possible if you have time to organize and thus accommodate your finances and fly to your favorite destination in North Africa. The tips and tricks given above are based on our personal experience, and they work well for everyone. Keep reading the Africa Blog for more information on Morocco and other countries. Read on!

  • Article based on personal opinion, experience and research.
  • Photos from Unsplash & canva.

10 tips for your first visit to Morocco

Are you visiting Morocco for the first time? If you want to create memorable experiences, make sure you follow these ten tips. Read here!

10 tips for your first visit to Morocco

Visiting Morocco for the first time is a dream come true for most tourists. If you are going to travel to Morocco for the first time, we are sure that you have a thousand questions in your head to organize the trip, so let’s see if we can solve your doubts with these ten essential tips to enjoy the country. Read on!

1. Have Some Cash

Although you can use a credit card in hotels, in most places (especially souks and street stalls), you pay in cash since it is infrequent that they have a system for credit cards. The Dirham is the official currency of Morocco so change a small amount at the airport as soon as you arrive.

2. Explore the Desert

If you want to visit Marrakech and explore the desert of Morocco, we recommend that you do it with a local guide. You can do a 7-day route through Morocco in a 4×4, and it is one of the most incredible experiences you will have when visiting Morocco.

3. Travel Insurance

Take good medical insurance in case you have any unforeseen events. So, we recommend that you take your insurance, which in the end is a minimum cost added to the travel expenses.

4. Drink Bottled Water

Drink only bottled water, even to brush your teeth. It’s not that water is terrible, but if you taste it, your stomach is likely to suffer, and it could have you sitting on the toilet for a few days. Similarly, avoid salads or washed fruits. Bottled water is cheap, so don’t worry about the price.

5. Breathable Clothes

Even if you think you are going to a super-hot country, if you do it outside the summer season, it cools down at night, especially in the desert and the coastal area. Check the weather forecasts and especially the temperature changes when the sun goes down, to put a fleece or similar in your suitcase.

6. Shop at Souks

The souk in Marrakech is fantastic, and shopping in Morocco is safe. There are authentic wonders that you will surely fill those empty spaces that you left in your luggage. As for prices, they are rarely fixed. Be prepared to haggle with a smile. Reach at least a third of what they ask for, which is the right price for you and them.

7. Buy a SIM Card

Buy a SIM card at the airport when you arrive and use the data internet because most hotels don’t have Wi-Fi services. Buying a SIM card at the airport is an excellent way to stay connected with your family back home.

8. Try the Local Food

The quantities to eat in Morocco are usually abundant, and many times they give you a small plate of olives and a small tapa as a starter. You eat well-ordering a dish for two even if you are a good eater. It is also always accompanied by bread. If you like Mediterranean food, you will enjoy Moroccan cuisine. It is cooked a lot with pepper, tomato, and potato.

9. Sleep in Riads

The riads are small hotels with few rooms and charm, in the purest Moroccan style. The word refers to houses with a patio and a garden, while Dar would be the same but without a patio. However, today most are called Riads. In Marrakech, we recommend you choose it within the Medina, there is a lot, and it has the most charm.

10. Avoid Entering into Mosques

Non-Muslims in Morocco can’t enter a mosque except for the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca. If you are a non-Muslim, make sure you stick to the rule and relish the view from the outside. In other words, respecting people’s religions and valuing their culture is crucial if you want to make the most out of your trip to Morocco.

Final Words

There are numerous reasons travelers and tourists go to Morocco. The primary reason is its diverse geography, including sweeping expanses of desert, paradise-like beaches, and high mountain ranges, including the Rif and Atlas Mountains.

  • Article based on personal opinion, experience and research.
  • Photos from Unsplash & canva.