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Tips for Traveling to Morocco:

Before reading the important information that you should take into account on your trip to Morocco, we wish to know some of the particularities of the trip to Morocco, which we hope will make your trip as pleasant and unforgettable as possible.


How to choose your Trip to Morocco:

There are many travel agencies and companies that offer very cheap tours, but this implies that they do not offer a quality service, with uncomfortable or in poor condition transport, dirty accommodation, without hot water, shared bathrooms, crowded groups with rigid itineraries and little time to enjoy the places, people, guides who do not speak Spanish or English.
From ViajesaMarruecos.net we are prepared to make your trip a unique experience full of pleasant memories and good feelings, so all our tours and trips are carried out in comfortable transport, in perfect condition, air conditioning, highly experienced drivers and accommodation you can choose between standard or luxury, standard accommodation in nice and clean places, air conditioning and private bathroom. In addition, as a personalized trip, you can stop when you want and enjoy the route at your own pace, without rushing or pressure to join a schedule or group. and all at the best possible price, adjusted according to the season, the number of passengers, the type of accommodation, the places and the activities to be carried out.

 

Documentation to Travel to Morocco:

You need a valid passport with a minimum validity of 6 months from entry to Morocco. Europeans do not require visas. The legally permitted maximum stay is 3 months from entry to Morocco.

Health in Morocco:

No vaccination is needed. In pharmacies they are the same medicines as in Europe. In contrast, in hard-to-reach areas, health and medical services are virtually non-existent.

The Moroccan Currency (DH):

The currency is the dirham. The change is approximately € 1 = 11DH. In Spain, Moroccan consulates have changed their bank branch where € for DH. The easiest way is to change at the Moroccan airport after traveling through Moroccan bank branches in urban areas. In some hotels, and possibly in some cities, you can pay by credit card.

Time zone in Morocco:

Morocco is in the Greenwich time zone and there is no time change in spring and autumn. Compared to most of Europe, Morocco is 1 hour earlier in Winter, 2 hours less in Summer.

Climate in Morocco:

Due to its geography, the Atlantic coast, the Mediterranean coast, the low mountain, the high mountain, the steppe, the desert in Morocco are all climates. Generally it has a warm climate, except December, January and February are the coldest months of the year. In the Desert during August temperatures of 51ºC.

What to bring on your trip to Morocco:

Sunglasses, sunscreen, mosquito protection cream, lip balm, soap, tissues, ibuprofen, aspirin, laxatives, astringents (just in case), comfortable shoes, sandals, jacket for cold nights, devices batteries that require (in Africa the batteries are of very poor quality).

Moroccan Food:

Travelers from other countries should only drink bottled water, and while hot tea in Morocco should be taken in moderation. Green tea is the national drink that is prepared and sometimes mint. Part of tradition and is a ritual to celebrate the welcome of the newcomer. They call it the Berber whiskey which is known to be well-prepared for its turban foam.
National dishes are tagine, meat and vegetable stew, and couscous, carefully steamed broken wheat, and a delicious vegetable and meat stew. The main secret of all cuisine is a special selection of the great variety of species that exist in Moroccan cuisine.
Bread is unconditional, it is present in every meal.
In rural areas, all families have a baked clay stone oven where bread is carefully kneaded to eat fresh.
Harira is the Ramadan soup, a nutritious mixture of pasta, rice, semolina, vegetables and spices and a strong coriander flavor.

Buy in Morocco:

At the time of purchase we must not forget that Morocco is developing, so everything is a little cheaper than in Europe. Even today it is marketed as before with barter, the exchange of objects or food.
Souks are markets where you can buy almost anything, an explosion of aromas and colors. It is also common to haggle, to buy you must negotiate the price with the seller skillfully, if not abused. The idea is to start with a little less than the price you would pay for the desired object and since then the seller makes a Counter Offer starting the skillful negotiation game to reach an agreement.
Some typical products include orange blossom water, rose water, argan oil, musk, dates, couscous, harissa (hot sauce), rugs, printed scarves, turbans, silver accessories, hooded, slippers, fossils, and quartz mined from the country , Arab and Berber crafts, ceramics, textiles, musical instruments (djarbuca, Gnawa castanets ...), a variety of spices such as saffron, cardamom, cumin ... so valuable in ancient times that they were used as a currency exchange on the trans-Saharan routes.