1) can someone tell me the average budget fo morroco per day. i understand is not as cheap as expected, but people say to expect spending 40us per person doing it rough. is this true?
2) can someone thats been then there tell me the highlights of his trip? must-see cities and villages, specially if they are not very touristic, and others than can be avoid?
thanks a lot....
You could do it on $20-$25 US a day, depending on your comfort level and how quickly you travel.
For absolutely must see cities in Morocco, Fez is first, followed closely by Marrakesh. Essaouira is a pleasant enough stop over for the beaches. It is more relaxed than most other Moroccan towns. Chechaouen is also worth checking out, as are the Roman ruins of Volubilis outside of Meknes. Heading into Southern Morocco I really like traveling through the Draa Valley, especially Zagora.
Places that I would give a pass include Tangier (unless you come into there by ferry), Rabat, Casablanca, and Tetouan.
I find it easier and less hassle to come into Ceuta by ferry than Tangier
USD20-25 sounds about right, though on the low side. You can usually get a double room in an OK hotel for around DH100-150, eating for around DH50-100 in restaurants or DH20-40 on the streets (the street food is fantastic, really fresh and delicious).
So about DH200 per day, you'll be comfortable. I just did a month in Morocco for around DH240 a day and we were fine. Just have a bit in reserve for shopping cos you'll inevitably end up doing a bit. DH200 is about US24.
I was travelling with my sister and we loved Chefchaouen and Essaouira, with Marrakech as our favourite of the big cities. Plus, a great stopover between Fes and Marrakech are the Cascades d'Ouzoud; they're beautiful waterfalls surounded by forest. It's a great laid back vibe in the town, specially to break up the madness of the big imperial cities.
Have a fantastic trip, we adored Morocco.