Unlocking the Magic: Your Guide to travel to Morocco from USA
If you are thinking on traveling to Morocco from USA, here you have some travel considerations and resources that will help you plan your trip in Morocco and get insider tips from us, as a local agency and experienced travelers.
Unlock the allure of Morocco and set off on an extraordinary adventure that begins the moment you step onto a plane from the USA to this captivating North African destination. Morocco, a land where ancient traditions blend seamlessly with modern marvels, has been gaining popularity among travelers worldwide, and American travelers, who have always been an important part of the Morocco visitors, are no exception.
And the team of Unik Maroc Tours, we want to be your ultimate travel companion, ready to unveil the secrets of this enchanting country. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into the essential considerations for your journey, providing you with the most useful insights:
Flights from USA to Morocco
Morocco is easily accessible not only from Europe but from other parts of the world and mainly US.
There are several weekly direct flights from USA to Morocco, that Moroccan Tourism Agency is promoting to respond to traveler’s needs.
US Departure cities and Moroccan arrivals
From New York City (JFK) there are 9 weekly direct flights, from Miami 3 , and from Washington D.C. (IAD) 5 weekly direct flights, among others from Boston, Philadelphia (PHL), or Atlanta (Minneapolis) all of which lands in Casablanca International airport (CMN). Casablanca then should be your starting city of your tour, but you can find some flights to Rabat and Marrakech (RAK).
Direct flights time from New York (USA) to Casablanca (Morocco) take approximately 6 hours and 30 minutes, so it is a quite short distance to know such a different country. It will surprise you and you will love it.
There are also one scale flights with good conexions, for example if you fly from the West coast, from San Francisco through France, Paris Charles de Gaulle with Delta Airlines, and then you can get one from Paris to Casablanca with Air France, for example.The last family who traveled with us, took this combination to travel from USA to Morocco.
Best ways to choose flights to Morocco from USA
You can check your flights to Morocco in Google flights (https://www.google.com/travel/flights) , or in your prefered platform or app such as Skyscanner.com, Kayak.com, Wego.com, Momondo.com, Cheapflights.com , kiwi.com … where you can find roundtrip flights from the US to Morocco starting at $1,357 up to $4744 or more. The price of course will depend from seasaon, duration, layover times, and baggage fees. So its’s a good idea to book in advance and be flexible with travel dates to find the best deals.
You can search and book directly in the companies’ sites who operate these flights, the most popular are, as we have mentioned, United Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, Delta Airlines, Tap Air Portugal or American Airlines
Why should a US traveler travel to Morocco?
In addition to its accessibility, there are so many strong reasons why Morocco is a great destination for US travelers. It is because it offers a rich culture, stunning landscapes, delicious food, and friendly people.
- Culture and History: Morocco has a rich and long history and culture that dates back centuries. From the Mosque of Hassan II to the ancient roman ruins of Volubilis, there is so much to explore and learn about. Learning about Moroccan culture and customs, including food, music, art, and traditions like hammams (public baths) and tea ceremonies.
And not only you’ll find a culture trip in Morocco, also it can be an extraordinay overseas adventure travel.
- Landscapes: From the Sahara Desert to the Atlas Mountains, Morocco is home to some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world. You can take a camel ride through the desert, hike in the mountains, or simply relax on one of the many beautiful beaches.
- Food: Moroccan cuisine is known for its bold flavors and mix of spices. Whether it is tagine, couscous or other so many delicious dishes to try.
Last but not least, or we might say above all, share your experience with moroccan people. Our renamed hospitality, the warm welcome you will receive is for sure the best thing you will find here. We are willing to welcome you.
Affordability: Morocco can be an affordable place to visit, especially if you’re traveling from the United States. You can find budget-friendly accommodations and food options without sacrificing quality.
What do you need to know to travel to Morocco from USA
1- Is Morocco safe to travel to?
Morocco is considered a safe country by USA embassy. Petty crimes such as pickpocketing can occur in crowded areas like medinas at night, so it’s important to take necessary precautions and use common sense when visiting. For reccomentations and keeping update on the latest news, chech your embassy website.
UPDATE on Morocco earthquake: Is it safe to travel to Marrakech?
Authorities say it is safe to travel to Marrakech. The earthquake of last 9th september affected the remoted rural villages of Atlas mountains, in the zone of Al Aouz, 60 km south Marrakech. Some public ancient monuments in Marrakech had been closed for further technical inspections for a while and they are opened now.
So you can travel to Marrakech after the earhquake. In fact, tourism have been arriving and visiting normally Marrakech since almost the first day after the terrible disaster in the mountains. And the city is happy to welcome them.
2- Travel advisories and health requirements:
There are no current requirements related to Covid-19 when entering Morocco. Check the latest travel advisories and alerts from the US Department of State and the Canadian government to ensure safety and security during the trip. Regarding the requirements to travel from USA, there is no need for visa for USA tourists, only the passport.
3- Official languages in Morocco
Although official languages in Morocco are French, arabic and amazigh, you will find easy to communicate in english, as tourism sector is habituated to deal with it. We, as your local partner, will book english guided visits in the cities with official local guides.
4- Currency in Morocco
The currency is moroccan dirham, that you can change all over the country in banks or exchange shops. Take into the account that most payments will be in cash, as credit cards are not accepted still in rural areas or many places in the medinas.
What to see and things to do in Morocco:
With so much to see and do in Morocco, it can be challenging to decide where to go. But in this point we can help you to choose the best destinations for your interests.
If you are looking for an unforgettable experience when you travel to Morocco from USA, some of the best places to visit include Marrakesh and its bustling markets, Fes medina (old city), ancient ruins, the natural landscapes of Atlas Mountains and Sahara Desert, Chefchaouen (the blue city), and Essaouira (a coastal town). Joining the dots so you can get the best use of your time while traveling is our job.
You will find in Morocco a rich cultural experience through its Imperial cities Fes, Marrakech, Rabat (capital of Morocco) and Meknes, and several ancient sites of the roman empire, the jewish legacy in the country, and more. And you can also find adventure in the Sahara desert and oasis, wellness around all the country, and nature in the Atlas mountains or beach and sun in the ocean waves of Agadir or Essaouira.
Don’t forget that, if you would like to drink a cold beer or a glass of wine during meals, there is a wide range of good wine in Morocco, also exported to USA.
If you want to read more about destinations in Morocco go to this post: best places to visit in Morocco.
Interesting attractions in Morocco for US travelers
When in Morocco, some attractions that can interest USA travellers based on the common history of Morocco and USA as for example, the Hassan Tower and Kasbah of the Udayas in Rabat, the American Legation Museum (is the only U.S. national historic site located in a foreign country) and the American Cemetery and Memorial of American soldiers who died during World War II, in Tangier . There are also other reasons that links our two countries in Ait Benhaddou Kasbah (where many films as Gladiator and Game of thrones have been filmed), the medina of Fes , or again Tangier, in its Kasbah museum where there is a section dedicated to the american writer Paul Bowles («The sheltering sky»).
You can read the complet explanation in our next article and ask us to include this atractions in your tour to Morocco.
Some considerations when planing a trip to Morocco:
Transportation options include a decent rail network in the north, and a network of nationally-run and private bus companies. But, as national buses and trains can sometimes be slow and overcrowded, and not suitable for the best use of your time, the best option to travel around is taking a private guided tour of Morocco, with comfortable vehicle and professional driver/guide only for you and your group.
Accommodations can be in luxury hotels as The Mammounia, Royal Mansour, Hilton, Four Seasons, Sofitel and many more. But you can stay also in riads, the authentic ancient moroccan houses adapted to fullfill tourist expectations. There are many different levels from very affordable and cozy to boutique hotels. Although they are not rated with stars, we advice you on the choose of quality, service, charmful and cozy chambers, and for sure the best food, even better than some hotels or restaurants.
Best time to travel to Morocco
Best time to visit Morocco is during spring (march until may) and autumn (september to november), but depending on your destination, Morocco hosts a non seasonal time to visit it. In relation to this, your clothes should be confortable and adaptable to the wide range of temperatures depending on the place you travel, for example hot during the day and cold at night in the desert.
Some tips to travel to Morocco
Travel through the hand of a local, he/she will enrich your visit in ways and details you may not expect. He will be your bridge to introduce you to other moroccans to know their culture and experience their hospitality.
Check our website for more travel tips to Morocco .
Travel to Morocco from USA with us
Explorers and travelers all over the world are recognizing the country as a unique travel destination to enjoy their vacations.
From hassle-free flights to immersive cultural experiences and breathtaking landscapes, your Moroccan escapade awaits, and we’re here to make it extraordinary. Shall we start planing your trip?
If you want the best and complete trip in Morocco,
ask us about The Great Morocco Tour