(Article by Liz Bautista, first published on Cheapflights.co.za)

With its captivating culture shaped by African, Arab and European influences and its endless mountain ranges, deserts, coastlines, markets, ancient medinas and mysterious towns (the blue-tinged town of Chefchaouen comes to mind), Morocco has all the makings of an epic exotic holiday …

Whilst it is certainly a cheaper destination than Europe, travellers may still be tempted to head further afield, lured by South-east Asia’s backpacker-budget prices. However, it’d be a mistake to miss out on all that Morocco has to offer.

With a little savvy planning, you can do it on a budget. Start by saving on your flight by booking with us, Cheapflights.co.za and then take a look at these six ways to save while you are there.

1.     Take advantage of different accommodation options

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There are tons of choices for accommodation in Morocco, from luxury hotels and homestays to unique accommodation like tents and hostels. The country is also known for its charming riads (or the smaller version, dars), which are beautiful traditional Moroccan homes within the medinas, that are available for rent.

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People on a budget may typically shy away from these guesthouses thinking they’re expensive, but you can actually find affordable ones that offer discounts for longer stays. As an added bonus, you’ll get to experience Moroccan hospitality first-hand.

If you have your heart set on a hotel stay, then you can search for great deals on Cheapflights.co.za – yep, don’t be mistaken, we’re just as good at helping you to find hotel deals as we are at finding flights.

Click page 2 below for more tips on how to travel around Morocco on a budget …