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Frequently Asked Questions

Things to know before visiting Morocco

+ Where is Morocco?

Morocco graces the northwestern corner of Africa, embraced by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Mediterranean Sea to the north. Its borders extend eastward to Algeria and southward to Mauritania.

+ How do I reach Morocco?

While we don't facilitate flight bookings, we recommend using SkyScanner, a comprehensive flight comparison site. This allows you to explore various flight options from your country to Morocco. Additionally, consider the following reputable airlines for travel between the UK and Morocco:

* SkyScanner
* EasyJet
* British Airways
* Ryanair
* Royal Air Maroc
For those journeying from other parts of Europe, consider the following airlines:

* EasyJet
* Ryanair
* Royal Air Maroc

+ Official Language of Morocco:

Morocco boasts a rich linguistic tapestry with Tamazight and Moroccan Arabic as its official languages. Notably, French holds a prominent status as the recognized language for business and higher education, adding a layer of cultural diversity to the country's communicative landscape.

+ Do I need a visa to Visit Morocco ?

Visiting Morocco is a delightful experience! If you hold an EU passport, you can explore the wonders of Morocco for a period of up to 90 days without the need for a visa. For travelers coming from outside the EU, we recommend contacting the nearest Moroccan embassy to obtain detailed information on visa requirements.

+ What currency is used in Morocco?

Morocco utilizes the Dirham (MAD) as its official currency. It's important to note that obtaining or carrying Moroccan currency outside the country is not possible. Fortunately, upon arrival, convenient ATM machines and exchange facilities are readily available at airports and within walking distance from your riad. While exchanging currency is hassle-free, we recommend avoiding travelers' cheques as they may pose challenges when attempting to convert them.

+ Do I need travel insurance ?

While travel insurance is not a mandatory requirement for visiting Morocco, it is highly advisable. Travel insurance provides essential coverage for unexpected events such as medical emergencies, trip cancellations, lost luggage, and other unforeseen circumstances. Having comprehensive travel insurance ensures that you are financially protected and can receive assistance in case of any unexpected incidents during your visit to Morocco. We recommend checking the specific coverage offered by different travel insurance policies to choose one that suits your needs and provides peace of mind throughout your journey.

+ What do I need to bring ?

When preparing for your visit to Morocco, consider packing the following essentials:

1. Travel Documents:
- Passport with at least six months of validity.
- Visa (if required, depending on your nationality).
2. Money and Payment:
- Moroccan Dirhams (MAD) or the means to withdraw local currency.
- Credit/debit cards (notify your bank of your travel plans).
3. Clothing:
- Comfortable and modest clothing, especially in rural areas and religious sites.
- A jacket or layers for cooler evenings.
4. Health and Hygiene:
- Necessary medications and prescriptions.
- Basic first aid kit.
- Personal hygiene items.
5. Electronics:
- Power adapter for Moroccan outlets.
- Camera or smartphone for capturing memories.
- Comfortable walking shoes for exploring.
- Weather-related Items:
- Sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses for protection from the sun.
- Depending on the season, bring appropriate clothing for warmth or coolness.
7. Language:
Basic knowledge of Tamazight , Arabic or French can be helpful, although many Moroccans in tourist areas speak English.
8. Travel Gear:
- Daypack for excursions.
- Travel-sized umbrella or rain jacket (depending on the season).

- Adapters for electronic devices.
- Snacks for long journeys or when exploring remote areas.
- Travel guidebook or map.

Remember to tailor your packing list based on the specific activities you plan to engage in and the time of year you visit. Morocco has diverse landscapes and climates, so being prepared for various conditions will enhance your overall experience.

+ What is the weather like?

Morocco has a diverse climate with coastal areas, mountainous regions, and desert areas, each experiencing different weather patterns. Here's a general overview:

1. Coastal Areas (e.g., Casablanca, Rabat):
Winters (December to February) are mild and cool.
Summers (June to August) are warm with temperatures ranging from mild to hot.

2. Mountainous Regions (e.g., Atlas Mountains):
Winters can be cold with snowfall in higher elevations.
Summers are generally mild, making it a popular destination to escape the heat.

3. Desert Areas (e.g., Sahara Desert):
Daytime temperatures in the Sahara can be extremely high, especially in summer.
Nights, however, can be quite cold, even in summer.

Keep in mind that these are general trends, and specific weather conditions can vary. It's advisable to check the weather forecast for the specific locations and times of your visit for more accurate information. If you have a particular city or region in mind, I can provide more detailed information.

+ Best Places In Morocco To Visit?

Morocco, a country of captivating diversity, boasts some of the most remarkable places:

1. Chefchaouen :
Nestled in the Rif Mountains, Chefchaouen is famous for its mesmerizing blue-washed buildings. The old town features cobbled lanes with leather and weaving workshops, and the main square hosts the red-walled Kasbah and Chefchaouen Ethnographic Museum.

2. Marrakech :
Once an imperial city, Marrakech in western Morocco is an economic hub adorned with mosques, palaces, and gardens. Its medieval medina offers a labyrinth of alleys housing bustling souks, selling traditional textiles, pottery, and jewelry. The iconic Koutoubia Mosque's Moorish minaret is a prominent symbol.

3. Fes :
Known as the cultural capital, Fes is a northeastern Moroccan city with the enchanting Fes El Bali walled medina. Rich in Marinid architecture, vibrant souks, and an old-world atmosphere, the medina houses religious schools like the 14th-century Bou Inania and Al Attarine, adorned with intricate cedar carvings and ornate tile work.

4.Essaouira :
Essaouira, a coastal gem on Morocco's Atlantic shores, features an 18th-century Skala de la Kasbah protecting its medina. Crafted by European engineers, the seafront ramparts showcase old brass cannons with panoramic ocean views. The city's crescent beach, buffeted by brisk 'Alizée' trade winds, is a hotspot for surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing.

5. Agadir :
Agadir, nestled along Morocco's southern Atlantic coast at the foothills of the Anti-Atlas Mountains, serves as the capital of the Agadir-Ida Ou Tanane province. This resort hotspot is famed for its golf courses, expansive crescent beach, and a lively seaside promenade adorned with cafes, restaurants, and bars. Although a 1960 earthquake claimed the hilltop kasbah, remnants of its original old wall endure.

6. Rabat :
Rabat, Morocco's capital, situated along the Bouregreg River and the Atlantic Ocean, boasts a rich blend of Islamic and French-colonial heritage. Landmarks like the Kasbah of the Udayas, a Berber-era royal fort, offer picturesque views of the ocean from formal French gardens. The iconic Hassan Tower, a 12th-century minaret, stands tall above the ruins of a mosque, showcasing the city's historical charm.

7 . Tangier :
Tangier, a Moroccan port on the Strait of Gibraltar, has been a vital gateway between Africa and Europe since Phoenician times. The whitewashed hillside medina features the Dar el Makhzen, once a sultan's palace, now a museum of Moroccan artifacts. Within the medina, the American Legation Museum showcases early U.S.-Morocco diplomatic relations in a 1821 Moorish-style former consulate.

8.Merzouga Desert :
Merzouga, a small Moroccan town near the Algerian border, serves as the gateway to Erg Chebbi, expansive sand dunes to the north. West of Merzouga, Dayet Srji is a seasonal salt lake, drawing migratory and desert birds, such as desert warblers and Egyptian nightjars, and occasionally, flamingos when full.

9. Casablanca :
Casablanca, a bustling port city in western Morocco along the Atlantic Ocean, showcases a unique blend of Moorish and European art deco architecture in its downtown Mauresque. The iconic Hassan II Mosque, completed in 1993, stands partly over the water, featuring a 210m minaret with lasers pointing toward Mecca.

We hope this information proves helpful. For further details or inquiries, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at Contact@discovermorocco-tours.com. We look forward to assisting you in creating unforgettable experiences..