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Salaam-Alaikum! From Morocco — or “Maghrib”, the land where the sun sets — comes the rise of a confluence of Berber, Arab, West African and European influences. An eclectic destination as colourful as the patterned rugs sold in the souqs, this Western Kingdom was made for bold travellers who want to camel-trek into the Sahara, revel in the chaos of Casablanca and get lost in the labyrinth medina in Fez. Or you can slow down the tempo in a palatial riad, people-watch over a cup of mint tea, or sweat it out in an ancient hammam.

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A paint box of pure colour stashed behind enchanted walls…

Spice-laden souks, dreamy desert landscapes, snow-capped peaks, and the salt-whipped splendor of the Atlantic Coast – Morocco is a gift box of riches. This is where the shores of Europe end, at the gateway to the sun-scorched lands of Africa, where dazzling diversity converges on ancient Arabic and Berber bright shores. Forever a fable of romance, artistic brilliance, and with more than a pinch of cloaked mystery, Morocco has a city to match every kind of mood.Marrakech possesses maze-like medinas, snake charmers, and soul; whereas Casablanca is the embodiment of chic cafe culture and glorious architecture. From secret riad stays to saffron-smoked cooking classes, steamy hammams, and the hundred hidden faces of Fez, Morocco’s regal cities are pure enchantment. Beyond the robust city walls, the countryside cracks open to reveal ridges hiding old-world Berber villages, ripe botanical gardens, sprawling vineyards, and the eerily beautiful call to prayer echoing across the Atlas Mountains.Further south, you hit the sweeping sands of the Sahara; where camels snort beneath a sweltering sun and the nights are heavy with the hanging beauty of the milky way. There is no doubt about it – Morocco is pure majesty.

Reflections from Morocco

Discover Morocco from our experience makers and fellow escapists

Breaking Bread With a Berber Family

Venture out and trek along any one of the myriad of hiking paths and trails that wind up through the Atlas Mountains to visit a Berber family. Guarding traditions that have remained intact for over hundreds of years, soak up the ambience and warmth in these traditional homes as you learn about the customs and culture. With food being such a pillar of Moroccan life, try your hand at cooking tagine and brewing mint tea. Next, sample homemade bread while a translator speaks to and for you with a “dada” (or expert cook) to bake Moroccan cookies bursting with almond paste. By the end, you get your dinner — and a wholehearted adventure to return home with.

Arts and Crafts in Fez

When in Fez, pick up new craft skills from a master brass-smith and bookbinder who hails from a family of artisans. Learn how to piece together your very own Moroccan journal, including the how to’s of chiselling and leather stamping. “Sharing this timeless art has become my passion,” he says. And who knows? It might even become yours.

A Morocco Journey

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Immersive Morocco Experiences

Morocco Travel Tips & Insights

Morocco is geographically located in Northern Africa along the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. The topography of Morocco varies as its northern coast and interior regions are mountainous, while its coast features fertile plains where much of the country’s agriculture takes place. The highest point in Morocco is Jebel Toubkal, which rises to 13,665 feet (4,165 m), while its lowest point is Sebkha Tah at -193 feet (-59 m) below sea level.

The Moroccan dirham is the official monetary currency of Morocco. It is issued by the Bank Al-Maghrib, the central bank of Morocco. One Moroccan dirham is subdivided into 100 centimes. You will find notes in denominations of Dh20, Dh50, Dh100 and Dh200. Coins come in denominations of Dh1, Dh2, Dh5 and Dh10.

Winter (December to February) has plenty of blue skies but can be extremely chilly at night. Riad rates go up between 20 December and 6 January.

Spring (March to May) is a great time for medina escapades with temperatures hovering around 30°C. Try to avoid Easter holidays when prices jump.

Summer (June to August) brings scorching heat along with the Festival of Popular Arts.

Autumn (September to November) is ideal for non-sweaty souq exploring and sightseeing. Remember your umbrella in November, Marrakesh’s wettest month.

Morocco has several international airports, including gateways in Agadir, Casablanca, Marrakesh, and Tangier. Of these, the busiest airports are the Mohammed V International Airport (CMN) in Casablanca, which handles most of the country’s long-distance flights; and the Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK), a popular choice for airlines arriving from Europe. Morocco’s flag carrier, Royal Air Maroc, is currently the only airline offering direct flights from the United States.

Most major European airlines offer connections to Morocco, including British Airways, Lufthansa, KLM, and Air France.

For our Singapore visitors, Emirates flies from Singapore to Casablanca thrice daily (with a stopover in Dubai). The flight is about 15 hours in total (excl. stopovers).

Most travellers who want to visit Morocco can do so without applying for a visa if your trip will not exceed three months. However, is it essential that all travellers arrive with a passport that is valid for at least six months from the time you enter Morocco.

Singaporeans can visit Morocco for up to 30 days without a visa. As immigration requirements can change at short notice, travellers are advised to check with their travel agent or the Honorary Consulate of Morocco in Singapore for the latest information.

All visitors to Morocco may bring in, free of duty, the following: (1) tobacco (200 cigarettes/100 cigarillos/25 cigars), (2) 1 liter of alcohol, (3) 150ml of perfume/250ml of eau de toilette, (4) 2,000dh worth of gifts, (5) personal electrical and photographic goods, musical instruments, and nonmotorized sports equipment.

Visitors are allowed to travel out of Morocco with locally made crafts and souvenirs, including a reasonable number (not in the dozens) of fossilized, ornamental, and semiprecious stones. Objets d’art and antiques theoretically require signed authorization from the Ministry of Culture, though this is only required for expensive or large items, and will be taken care of if purchased from any reputable shop owner.

Note: It is forbidden to import/export the national currency, the Moroccan dirham.

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