travel morocco in summer time
Morocco is an increasingly popular tourist destination throughout the year as the seasons change throughout the year. Whether you are a water sports enthusiast, a mountain hiker, a cultural experience or a historic site, you will find that the ideal time to explore all these aspects of Morocco can vary throughout the year. If you plan to visit Morocco in the summer, there are a few things to keep in mind.
In general, the best months are spring and autumn, when Morocco sees most of its international visitors as a milder climate. However, the summer months also offer special offers for travellers. Summer is the low season in Morocco for international tourism and the high season for national tourism. Local Moroccans generally spend a month of vacation in August and travel to the colder coastal cities, especially in northern Morocco. Moroccans living abroad come to see them now and go to their homes to visit family and friends.
If you choose to visit Morocco in the summer, you can expect great discounts on accommodation prices (except in the coastal region), live music festivals and the opportunity to experience real Morocco, among others. Not to mention the heat of the sun, which melts wonderfully on the sandy coast of the country
Morocco’s climate is as varied as its geography. From the cold Atlas Mountains to the unforgiving desert and the stormy coastal region, the climate varies considerably across the country. It’s healthier in summer. Morocco generally has a subtropical climate. Temperatures can range from 5 ° C to 50 ° C (120 ° F) in the middle of summer in the desert during the winter months.
The Moroccan coastal region is characterized by a milder climate, tempered by the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. Here, the average high summer temperatures are between 29 ° C and 32 ° C. The further the coast, the higher the temperature. Marrakech, for example, has a semi-arid climate with low summer precipitation (total 2 mm). The average maximum temperature is between 31 ° C and 36.5 ° C between June and August. The Mediterranean climate in Fez means that the city rains a little more than Marrakech, but temperatures continue to rise in summer with an average of 35 ° C (95 ° F). But the Sahara is on the throne of the hottest place in Morocco. In the heat of summer, the average temperature is 38 degrees Celsius, and the temperature of the sand can easily exceed 80 degrees Celsius.
after breakfast, the day will start to visit Dades gorges by taking the road of 1000 kasbahs to drive around the colourful Berber villages of the Dades valley. To get to Tineghir with its beautiful palm grove. We will continue to the Gorge of Todgha, where we go on a trek along the canyons of about 300 m high, a preferred place of mountain climbers. Afterwards, we will head to Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga Sahara desert, and you will have time for lunch on our way. Once you arrive at the Dunes of Erg Chebbi, you will take a camel ride for one h30 min, while watching the sunset, to get to the camp in the oasis. Spending the night in the bivouac at Merzouga Sahara dunes under nomadic tents or outside under shooting stars. Play drums with camel drivers.
Simple tips to stay when travelling to Morocco
All this talk of boiling temperatures can seem a little confusing. But travelling through Morocco in the summer is possible and very beneficial. When visiting Morocco in the summer, keep in mind the following:
Enjoy warm nights. You will find that the cities of Morocco are alive in summer after sunset. In Marrakech, food stalls, snake charmers and musicians were created at Jemaa El-Fna to keep visitors full and entertaining. In the country’s cities, you will quickly find that a lot of life happens after sunset. Go out early in the evening and discover the vibrant night scene in Morocco.
Make AC, your best friend. Air conditioning is essential if you are travelling to Morocco in the summer. And if you want to join one of our exciting journeys, you can make sure that all cars and hotels are equipped with air conditioning to keep you fresh on hot summer days.
Plan to walk in the morning. If you visited historical and cultural sites in Moroccan cities, plan these visits in the morning. There is a good chance that temperatures will get cooler early in the morning and that you will have any suspicious spots to take cover when the sun gets scorching.
Take some precautions. Temperatures are high during the summer months. So stay hydrated all day. Protect your skin with sunscreen, loose-fitting clothing and a wide-brimmed hat.
Take it easy. No matter what you want to do during your stay in Morocco, the most important thing is to relax. The heat affects the pace at which you can explore the country, which is cool. The most important thing is to stay hydrated and safe while enjoying discovering Morocco.
Keep your body hydrated and drink plenty of water throughout the day. Very easy to quickly heat and dry. Always drink and drink water, drink and drink!
Spend the night in hotels or Riyadh with swimming pools. In addition to the air-conditioned rooms, the refreshing pool is your favourite place when the midday sun becomes scorching. After spending the morning hours exploring the exciting Moroccan cities, nothing will look better than relaxing in the afternoon by the pool.
Escape from the cities. If you want to avoid heat at all costs while exploring Morocco, it is safe to leave the main cities of the country. A Moroccan coast is a refreshing option for exploring picturesque towns such as Agadir, Essaouira, Tangier and Rabat. The temperatures here tend to be more relaxed than in southern Morocco, and the sea breeze provides a refreshing break from the summer sun. If nature is your right call, explore the most spectacular mountains in the atlas or countryside. On the way, you will find many trip opportunities full of interesting natural and cultural sites.
So, do you have to visit Morocco in the summer?
Absolut All Seasons offer a unique perspective for Morocco, and summertime gives you a different view of Morocco.
The little known fact is that there are many festivals held in Morocco, many of which are held in the summer months. The Fez Festival of World Sacred Music is held for a week in June and brings together accomplished musicians from all over the world to create a “beacon of peace in the Islamic world”. Also in June, the Gnaoua World Music Festival invaded the peaceful coastal city of Essaouira to celebrate Knaouas music and art.
Fewer international travellers and more national tourism mean you can connect with more local people and revive cities and towns through their traditional routines and festivals. So prepare for your Moroccan summer and call our team to get a personalized itinerary tailored to your travel needs and expectations.