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GEOGRAPHY AND CLIMATE

GEOGRAPHY


  • The Rif Mountains and Mediterranean coast: The Rif montainous arc crosses North Morocco, dominates the Mediterranean coast and offers its high valleys, beaches and bright white cities set against mountain slopes. Leaving behind the cities of the coast, as Tanger and its turbid nostalgia of past cosmopolitanism, comes the real Rif: Tetouan, Chefchaouen, Taza... A traditional Berber conservatory, populated by ancestral sedentary tribes greatly attached to their culture.
  • The Atlantic coast (including Agadir): Since pre-medieval times the Atlantic coast has received influences of the external world. In its fortified harbours, Muslims, Jews and Christians had a productive dialogue for centuries. Discover the white Essaouira filled with Gnawa traditions from the heart of Africa, and Casablanca, an emblematic city of a modern and open-to-the-world Morocco. The Atlantic coast is full of stunning places.
  • Southern Morocco: south of High Atlas, Mother Nature has shaped dazzling landscapes evoking the encounter of mountain and desert: amazing foldings of the Jebel Sarhro, beautiful Dadès and Todra canyons...The fragile earth fortresses, kasbahs and ksours, remind us of a tumultuous past. Today's life is concentrated along the oueds (riverbeds)- Dadès, Drâa and Ziz- around small meticulously looked-after cultivated parcels under the shade of palm trees.

CLIMATE


The mild weather of Morocco allows to appreciate the country's diversity and wealth all year long. The climate of the coasts is mild (10° to 23°).

  • Spring: the mildness of Moroccan spring suits most of the tours. The beautiful light of this season is perfectly convenient for all tours.
  • Summer: In summer, the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts are very enjoyable. The Atlas and its multiple trekking possibilities offers a welcome freshness in this time of strong heat.
  • Autumn: autumn is a good time for all the tours (except from the Toubkal). In autumn you will fully enjoy the coast and its beaches without the summer overcrowding.
  • Winter: winter is the best season to visit the south of Morocco. Nights are cold but it is always sunny during the day.

Areas

  • In the Rif and Middle Atlas, summer months are dry but winter rainfalls are the strongest of the country. The rainy season lasts from November to January, sometimes even until April.
  • In the inland areas, climate changes according to altitude. Summers are hot and dry. When the Sahara desert winds blow (eastern winds, sirocco or chergui) temperature can reach 40°C. These winds, carrying sand and dust from the desert, essentially blow during spring. At this time of the year, average temperatures are between 22°C and 24°C. Winters are cold and rainy with frequent frost and snow. Average temperature is then around 13°C to 14°C and may exceptionally fall down to -20°C.
  • Saharan and pre-Saharan Morocco has a dry desert climate. Even in winter, weather is dry and hot during the day but turns very cold at night
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