Do i need a visa to enter morocco
If you are a citizen of the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Japan, China, Malaysia, Singapore, or the European Union, you will not need a visa for visits of up to 90 days. For other nationalities, please check with the Moroccan Embassy. Please remember that your passport must have a minimum of 6 months validity from your return date.
Is morocco safe country to travel
In fact, Morocco is a very safe country to travel to. It’s regarded as one of the most stable countries worldwide and in North Africa in particular. However, like most countries, Morocco has its share of petty crime such as scams and pickpockets. Moroccan people are known for their hospitality and they will make you feel very welcome and safe at all times.
What about women traveling alone
Women often ask if it’s safe to travel alone. Morocco is safe for female visitors but any woman traveling alone must take care to avoid unwanted attention. You should dress respectfully (avoid short skirts and tight clothes) and even if you don’t feel it, appear confident and self-assured; be polite but formal in response to any uninvited comments. There is no requirement to wear a scarf or veil.
Do i need travel insurance
Although not required, you should obtain the right travel insurance before leaving your country of origin. We recommend a comprehensive travel protection program that covers you for issues such as unexpected events that could cause you to cancel or interrupt your vacation, unexpected delays, medical assistance, loss of, or damage to baggage.
Do i need any vaccinations before i travel to morocco
There are no compulsory vaccinations that you should be aware of, but we suggest you check with your local health center to ensure that your vaccinations are up to date, and seek advice on any vaccinations they would recommend specifically for Morocco.
What type of clothing is appropriate
You can relax and wear whatever is familiar and comfortable on the street at home. Morocco is very tolerant and welcoming to visitors, you’re not expected to act or look like a Moroccan. Longer shorts and shirts are fine for men. For women, it’s a good idea to bring a scarf to cover bare shoulders and arms in rural villages.
For more detailed information on Dress Code and Packing List, please Packing List
Tipping in morocco
Tipping is important. Visitors, as well as locals, will generally tip for good service. 10-15 percent for a waiter is appropriate. Also, tip guides, drivers, and anyone else that might help you along your holidays to Morocco. It’s not required to tip a taxi driver, but you may want to round up.
Should i bring moroccan currency with me
The short answer is no. The Moroccan Dirham is a closed currency, which means it would not be easy to find elsewhere outside Morocco. If an exchange facility somehow manages to obtain dirham, you’ll pay dearly for it. Therefore, it’s better to wait until you get to Morocco and let us get you to a recommended point of exchange or an ATM.
ATMs are widely available throughout Morocco and tend to have very good exchange rates. Even when paying a fee from your own bank for an overseas withdrawal plus ATM provider fees, it may well be more cost-effective to use an ATM than to exchange money.
Can i exchange usd, cad, euro, gbp, aud nzd in morocco
All the exchange points and banks accept USD, CAD, Euro, and GBP, whereas Australian and New Zealand dollars are not accepted for exchange in Morocco. Therefore, if you are bringing cash for exchanging, remember that you will need to bring USD, CAD, EUR, or GBP.
Are credit / debit cards accepted in morocco
Credit cards are accepted at large stores, high-end establishments, hotels, and restaurants, whereas cash is required in small shops and Souks. So be prepared and make sure you have enough cash on you while traveling.
Can you drink tap water in morocco
It is generally harmless for locals, but since you come from another country, we highly recommend you opt for bottled water, as you don’t know how your body might react to the different bacteria found in the local tap water.
What about the food in morocco
Moroccan cuisine is delicious and intrinsically healthy, based on salads, vegetables, fresh and dried fruits, herbs, meat, fish, nuts, and honey. Spices add vibrancy and fragrance to everyday ingredients and even Moroccan cooking methods are nutritious – tajines, in which ingredients are slow-cooked in a conically shaped pot, retain the food’s goodness.
Vegetarians are easily catered for with the wide range of fresh vegetables and pulses;
What kind of tours Marrakesh Journeys Tours organizes
We at Marrakesh Journeys Tours organize private and custom trips for travelers. Each tour is a unique experience that we plan alongside you to meet your requirements, travel dates and style. Our trips are quite flexible and are built around your requirements. All our custom trips reflect a great balance of your time to include downtime, independent exploration, and engaging guided walks/visits where necessary. So, you’ll get time to unwind or do things on your own and then have your driver when and wherever needed.
Should i bring my drone
Drones are NOT permitted into Morocco and will be confiscated on arrival. Please do NOT bring a drone.
How to get to morocco
By Ferry: The most popular ferry routes are from Tarifa in Spain to Tangier (45-minute crossing) and from Algeciras in Spain to either Tangier Med or the Spanish enclave of Ceuta (both one hour). We highly recommend taking the Tarifa option – it’s far better organized and less stressful (although the route can be closed in bad weather, in which case Algeciras is the only option). There are also ferries to Barcelona, Sete, and Genoa, but the service is infrequent. FRS Ferries operate the most reliable crossing from Tarifa.
By Air: Travellers from Europe normally fly to Marrakech or Fes. Travelers from outside Europe either fly to Casablanca or transit in Europe before flying to Marrakech or Fes. Casablanca is the hub for all internal flights operated by Royal Air Maroc. There are some flights from Europe to other cities in Morocco, including Rabat, Agadir, Tangier, and Ouarzazate. There is a limited internal flight network, either operated by Royal Air Maroc via Casablanca or by Air Arabia who has direct flights from Fes to Marrakech and a few other destinations.
Electricity in morocco
Morocco uses the European 220-volt plugs. You can pick adapters up at any airport along the way.
Please bear in mind that some of the Berber villages and more remote regions of Morocco don’t have access to electricity, so we’d recommend picking up some portable chargers if you need to have your phone or camera batteries charged.
Is it allowed to take pictures of locals in morocco
Photographing landscapes or crowds-in-general poses no problem although you may be challenged if using a tripod. If you want to photograph people (e.g. portraits), you are advised to ask permission first – sometimes you will be given the go-ahead, sometimes you will be asked for money in return and sometimes the answer will be no. Taking photographs of people can be very sensitive, so please be aware to act with caution and respect!
Shopping and haggling in morocco
Haggling is a way of life in Morocco and rest assured, it is not just visitors who have to haggle – Moroccans do it every day of their lives! A great experience and one not to be missed is a visit to the souk (market) where the merchants will do their utmost to catch your eye with cries of ‘Just Looking’ or an offer of mint tea. When buying a large item like a carpet, take your time and be aware of the cost in your own currency – if you lose out for the price you are willing to pay in one shop you are likely to find it in another one.