Travel tips in Morocco

Some basic things before going to Morocco

Travel tips in Morocco

Since it enjoys of an ideal climate for most of the year, you can travel to Morocco at any time, although the best time to visit the desert is in spring or autumn, and it might happen that in winter due to heavy snow or heavy rain some roads that cross the Atlas are momentarily blocked.

If you travel during the month of Ramadan, you will enjoy less flow of people in some places but with the only inconvenience that some restaurants close during the day. You should also keep in mind that the hour changes if necessary during this month, following the sun's schedule.

Morocco is generally a safe country, both for men and women alone, and as everywhere, only in some areas or schedules it’s better being prudent.

It is a Muslim country, so respect for religion by foreigners is overall, it is forbidden to enter in the mosques for anyone who does not profess the religion.

We recommend you to follow the instructions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of each country, regarding permits or visas or other considerations of interest. Remember to know your first night accommodation address, to fill out the foreigners registration document, upon arrival in the country, to give in the passport control.

Health travel kit

It is worth remembering that in some areas of Morocco there is not all the possible medication available and it is always good to bring a small emergency kit with us. Our cars carry first aid material.

To spend a safe trip, the advice is to drink bottled water (and check that the cap is sealed) and not to take it from the tap. Also peel or wash fruits and vegetables before consuming them and be careful with the street food stalls. It is useful to carry paper handkerchiefs or travel wipes, especially in alternative routes.

Take photos of people

You will see that many people cover their faces or they may get upset if you do not ask permission before taking a photo. Some may expect to have some coins in return. Discuss it before and avoid uncomfortable situations.

Traveling with children

Sometimes we receive the question about traveling to Morocco with children. Is it safe? Will they enjoy the trip? We encourage you to travel with the whole family and especially to know the desert and our culture; as an unforgettable experience to share with your children to open their minds and enjoy in such a different environment without having to take long flights. The family will be reinforced! we always keep in mind the necessary stops and the necessary fun for them.

Change currency to dirhams

We recommend doing it in the same country, it is easy and you can do it in any airport at your arrival, or in banks or exchange offices.

In some commercial points they accept directly euros or dollars, and in shopping malls, restaurants or hotels you can pay by credit card.

Haggling

There will be who is tired of haggling and as some shops know it, they establish a fixed price. Otherwise, our recommendation is that you always take it easy. Don't show interest if you don’t really want to buy.

Negotiation can become a fun, part of purchase process if you know how to manage it. Think about how much you would pay for what you want in your country of origin, and find the right price. Never forget that most of the time we have a craftsman or local merchant in front of us, paying that fair price to help developing them.

Getting around in Morocco

Getting around in Morocco can be difficult for an unused driver. You're on vacation! You want to rest and explore Morocco, but without worries. However, you do not like organized groups. We offer you car with professional driver to travel around Morocco and not to worry about the chaotic traffic. With us you can make private tours, and have personalized attention. Transportation is our business. We travel in a comfortable, safe and fluid way. It is more practical! You just have to worry about having fun and taking advantage of every moment. We will help you solve the small details that often arise during the trip.

This explanation is not exhaustive, consult the recommendations of your country and its Moroccan embassy. Check our Blog for more information.

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