Travel to Morocco in Ramadan – Cultural Tour

Start :

Fes

Duration :

5 days

End :

Marrakech

Languages :

English, Francais

Cultural tour in Morocco during Ramadan

Time of Ramadan in Morocco (2025)?

Muslims are fasting each year for one full month, and that’s called Ramadan, a holy month; as well as in Morocco. The following table show when Ramadan takes time each year in Morocco:

time of Ramadan in Morocco each year

Why should you visit Morocco during Ramadan (2025)? 

Visiting Morocco during Ramadan is a great experience for travelers due to the many cultural activities, religious ceremonies, and social gatherings that take place during this time. It is also a great opportunity to experience the traditional cuisine and hospitality of the Moroccan people, as well as to learn more about the Islamic faith. Additionally, travelers may be able to witness the daily fast and feast, as well as the special evening prayers that are held during Ramadan.

Morocco Tour from Fes to Marrakech during Ramadan (2025)

While Morocco is a predominantly Muslim country, Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection and celebration. It is possible to tour Morocco during this time, but it is important to be aware of the restrictions that come along with observing Ramadan. During Ramadan, it is not allowed to eat, drink, or smoke in public during daylight hours. Restaurants and cafes may be open after sunset, but many will be closed during the day. It is also important to be respectful of those who are observing Ramadan, so it is best to dress conservatively and to take care not to be noisy or disruptive. In terms of sightseeing, many of the major attractions will remain open during Ramadan, but some may have reduced opening hours.

The best to check ahead of time to make sure that the attractions you plan to visit will be open during your visit. Finally, it is important to note that Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection and celebration, so it is important to be respectful of the local customs and traditions. This can be a great opportunity to learn more about the culture and the people of Morocco.

Overview of the 5-day tour in Morocco during Ramadan (2025)

This five-day tour of Morocco during Ramadan will take you from the oldest medina in the world in Fes to the imperial city of Rabat and then to the vibrant city of Marrakech. You will explore the Bou Inania Madrasa and Nejjarine Fountain in Fes, The Spanish Mosque. Also the Kasbah in Chefchaouen. In addition to the Bab Mansour gate, Heri es Souani granaries, the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum in Meknes, the Hassan Tower, Kasbah of the Oudayas, and Mausoleum of Mohammed V in Rabat, and the Djemaa el Fna Square, Koutoubia Mosque, Bahia Palace, Yves Saint Laurent Museum, Jemaa El Fna souks, and Saadian Tombs in Marrakech. Throughout the tour. you will have the opportunity to join local Moroccan families during the Ramadan breakfast (Iftar) and sample traditional Moroccan meals.

Highlights of the 5-day tour in Morocco during Ramadan (2025)

  1. Travel to Morocco to explore the oldest medina in the world in Fes 
  2. Visiting the blue city of Chefchaouen 
  3. Exploring the medina, monuments, and souks of Meknes 
  4. Visiting the imperial city of Rabat and exploring its palaces and gardens 
  5. Exploring the souks, monuments, and gardens of Marrakech – Joining a Moroccan family for Ramadan breakfast (or having a traditional Ramadan breakfast at your riad/hotel)

Brief itinerary tour in Morocco during Ramadan (2025)

Day 1: Arrival day in Fes

Day 2: Fes – Chefchaouen

Day 3: Chefchaouen – Meknes

Day 4: Meknes – Rabat – Marrakech

Day 5: Marrakech guided visit with a local guide

Detailed Itinerary tour in Morocco during Ramadan (2025)

Break Fasting during Ramadan - Morocco in Ramadan

1st Day in Morocco during Ramadan: Arrive in Fes

Start your 5-day tour from Fes, the Imperial City of Morocco. Explore the Fes medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visit its historic sites such as the Fes El Bali Old Medina, the Bab Boujloud Gate, and the Royal Palace. Take a guided tour of the tanneries and learn about the traditional leather-making process.

  • Enjoy a traditional Moroccan lunch at a private local restaurant
  • Tasting the conventional Moroccan meals with the Moroccan Family (Joining the Moroccan Family in the time of Iftar)  The streets are empty these days of Ramadan, and fasting people return to their homes for breakfast after the call of Maghreb (Azan El’maghreb).
Blue city Chefchaouen in the north Morocco

2nd Day in Morocco during Ramadan: Leave Fes and drive to the Blue City of Chefchaouen 

During this day we will drive to Chefchaouen, the blue pearl of Morocco. Admire the vibrant blue-painted walls of the city and explore its narrow, winding streets. Visit the old Spanish Mosque and the Kasbah. Take a hike up to the nearby waterfalls and enjoy the breathtaking views. Spend the night in a local riad and enjoy a delicious dinner.

  • Joining a Moroccan family for Ramadan breakfast (or you will have a traditional Ramadan breakfast at your riad/hotel) 
Mosque during Ramadan

3rd Day in Morocco during Ramadan: Drive to Meknes and explore its medina, monuments, and souks

Drive to the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis. Learn about its history and explore its ruins such as the Triumphal Arch, the Temple of Jupiter, Basilica, and the Forum. After lunch, we will drive to Meknes, which is the Imperial City, and explore its ancient sites such as the Bab Mansour Gate and the famous Granary. Spend the night in a local hotel. 

  • We will Join a Moroccan family for Ramadan breakfast (or you will have a traditional Ramadan breakfast at your riad/hotel)
Souk (shop) of Morocco during Ramadan

4th Day in Morocco during Ramadan: Drive to the imperial city of Rabat and explore its palaces and gardens 

On day 4 of your 5-day Morocco tour, you will go from Meknes to Rabat, the capital of Morocco. You will explore the medina and visit the Hassan Tower, the Kasbah of the Udayas, and the Chellah Necropolis. Wander through the medina and take a stroll along the waterfront. Then, drive to Marrakech and spend the night in a local hotel.

  • Joining a Moroccan family for Ramadan breakfast (or you will have a traditional Ramadan breakfast at your riad/hotel)
Visit Rabat during Ramadan

5th Day in Morocco during Ramadan: Drive to Marrakech and explore its souks, monuments, and gardens 

Inthe 5th day you will head to Marrakech, the Red City. Explore its well-preserved medina and its souks. Visit the Majorelle Garden and the Saadian Tombs. Wander through the lively Jemaa El-Fna square and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere at night after the break-fasting time. Spend the night in a traditional riad and sample some of the city’s delicious food. 

  • Joining a Moroccan family for Ramadan breakfast (or you will have a traditional Ramadan breakfast at your riad/hotel)

Note: Remember that most of the restaurants during Ramadan month closing during the day and open after the Iftar or Maghreb (after a long day of fasting, the eating time comes)

Jemaa-Lafna square at Marrakech during Ramadan

FAQ about your 5-day tour in Morocco during Ramadan

What is Ramadan? 

Ramadan is a holy month in the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection, and community. During Ramadan, Muslims abstain from food, drink, and other physical needs during daylight hours. It is a time for spiritual reflection, prayer, doing good deeds, and spending time with family and friends. 

Why do Muslims fast during Ramadan? 

Muslims fast during Ramadan to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad. They fast to practice self-discipline, self-control, sacrifice, and empathy for those, who are less fortunate. Additionally, fasting is seen as a way to cleanse the soul and have closer proximity to God. 

Is it worth visiting Morocco during Ramadan? 

Yes, it is worth visiting Morocco during Ramadan. Many Moroccans celebrate Ramadan with great enthusiasm. During Ramadan, you will expect to experience unique cultural activities such as traditional feasts, pop-up markets, and street performances. Additionally, many restaurants and cafés will remain open during the day and you will offer special Ramadan menus. 

Is it OK to visit Marrakech during Ramadan? 

Yes, it is OK to visit Marrakech during Ramadan. Although some restaurants and cafés may close during daylight hours, many will remain open. You may also experience unique cultural activities such as traditional feasts, pop-up markets, and street performances. Additionally, it is a great opportunity to learn more about the Islamic faith, culture, and traditions. 

Can tourists drink in Morocco during Ramadan? 

No, tourists cannot drink in Morocco during Ramadan. The consumption of alcohol is strictly forbidden during the month of Ramadan for both locals and tourists. This includes public places such as restaurants, cafes, and bars. 

How strict is Ramadan in Morocco? 

Ramadan is strictly observed in Morocco. The consumption of food, drinks, and other physical needs is forbidden during daylight hours. Restaurants, cafes, and bars may close during this time and locals are expected to respect the fasting period. Additionally, public displays of affection such as kissing and hugging are not allowed in public during Ramadan. 

What should I avoid during Ramadan in Morocco? 

During Ramadan in Morocco, it is important to be respectful and observe the local customs. You should avoid eating, drinking, or smoking in public during daylight hours. Additionally, public displays of affection such as kissing and hugging are not allowed in public places during this time. It is also important to dress modestly and avoid loud music or loud conversations in public. 

Who CANNOT fast during Ramadan? 

Some people may not be able to fast during Ramadan for health reasons. These include pregnant women, nursing mothers, the elderly, and people with chronic illnesses or certain medical conditions. Children are also exempt from fasting until they reach puberty. Additionally, menstruating women are not required to fast but they must make up the missed days of fasting later. 

Is Eid a good time to visit Morocco? 

Yes, Eid is a great time to visit Morocco. Eid marks the end of Ramadan and is a time of celebration. During this time, many people take part in traditional festivities such as feasts and street performances. Additionally, hotels and restaurants are typically more crowded and you can expect to experience an increased level of hospitality. 

Does Ramadan affect tourists? 

Yes, Ramadan can affect tourists in Morocco. During Ramadan, many restaurants and cafes may close during daylight hours. Additionally, public displays of affection such as kissing and hugging are not allowed in public during this time. It is also important to dress modestly and avoid loud music or loud conversations in public. Additionally, alcohol consumption is strictly forbidden during the month of Ramadan. 

Can you visit the mosque during Ramadan? 

Yes, you can visit mosques during Ramadan. However, it is important to be respectful and observe the local customs. You should dress modestly and avoid loud music or loud conversations in public. Additionally, non-Muslims are not allowed to enter some of the holiest sites during Ramadan. 

What makes Ramadan in Morocco so special and unique from other countries?

Ramadan in Morocco is unique because of the traditional culture and customs that are associated with it. During the month of Ramadan, people in Morocco come together to celebrate with traditional feasts, pop-up markets, and street performances. Additionally, many restaurants and cafes remain open during the day and offer special Ramadan menus. Furthermore, many Moroccans practice self-discipline and self-control through fasting during the month of Ramadan.

What is Included:

  • Private Transportation.
  • Comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Pick up from your Hotel/Riad or Airport.
  • Drop off at your Hotel/Riad or Airport.
  • English-speaking guide/driver.
  • local guide in Fes, and local guide in Marrakech
  • Fuel for the entire travel desert package.
  • 1 night accommodation in Fes.
  • 1-night accommodation in Chefchaouen.
  • 1 night accommodation in Meknes.
  • 1 night accommodation in Rabat.
  • Free stops when you want.
  • Soft Drink available for purchase.
  • Breakfast.
  • 1 Breakfast of Ramadan at Fes.

What is Not Included:

  • Lunches.
  • Dinners.
  • Drinks.
  • Tips.
  • Extra.

Prices Per Person

Itinerary Tour Map

Conclusion

Cultural experiences are the best adventures can any travel lover ever have. Morocco is one of the Muslim countries that turns into a magical country during Ramadan. It’s better to not waste your time and prepare to travel to Morocco during Ramadan 2023! Contact us to customize your tour to suit your interests, needs; and budget.