Morocco has been described as a “cold land with a scorching sun.” This isn’t a terrible generalization for most of the year (with the exception of perhaps the summer months, when virtually everywhere except the Atlas and coast is hot to extremely hot), and if you’re unfortunate, and the sun is out, you need to be prepared.
Having said that, Morocco has a large number of sunny days, and warm and bright days are the norm even in winter. Except if you are traveling during the warmer months, you should absolutely bring some winter gear. Once the sun goes down, it becomes a little chilly, to say the least, so if you’re on one of our hikes into the High Atlas or the desert, you should be thinking thermals and caps at bedtime.
Naturally, the higher you go, the colder it becomes. The best time to visit Morocco depends on what you want to do and see while there. The best months to visit if you want to see a range of important attractions, such as Marrakech or Fes, is April to the first week of June, and September to November. The weather is good, and there are few visitors. You will, however, miss out on some of the amazing cultural festivals that take place during the hectic summer months.
NOTE: This is only a piece of advice for visitors; our trips and desert excursions operate every day of the year. If the itinerary you are searching for is not featured on our Morocco tours page, please contact us, and we will create one that meets your requirements.