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Top Morocco Travel Tips 2020

Best Travel Tips to Morocco in 2020

Since the word vacation was invented, Morocco has always been the destination to be for tranquility, peace, and entertainment. So if you found yourself in Morocco then here are a few Morocco travel tips to make sure you have the perfect vacation:

  1. If you decide to do a tour by yourself, we highly recommend you take note of the main info like hotel name, exact address, and phone number.
  2. It’s advisable to wear comfortable shoes during your visits because heels and open-toe shoes will not comfortable for you as the floor of most sites is either sand or rough stone floors. And so comfortable footwear like a closed-toe shoe is a good choice.
  3. The best time to visit Morocco is during the winter from September to April as the atmosphere becomes a bit tropical, warm weather with a winter breeze.
  4. If you visit Morocco in summer take plenty of water with you during your tours because it’s usually hot, and you will need to drink a lot of water to avoid dehydration.
  5. Sunblock, hats, scarfs, and sunglasses, plus light clothes are recommended during summertime.
  6. Morocco is considered to be one of the most liberal Islamic countries but it has become a little bit conservative in the last couple of decades so it is advised to avoid showing your chest, shoulders, or legs below the knees.
  7. When you visit the Morocco Museum, it’s highly recommended to have a tour guide because most statues and monuments do not have a label guide to know about the monument so your tour guide will provide you with all the information you want to know about the Moroccan Museum.
  8. The food is good, and frequently safe. Couscous, Tagine, and Mint Tea are the most famous delicious food, you should try them, plus make sure to stay hydrated at all times.
  9. It’s good for you to buy a local SIM card for your mobile phone, this will help you make calls to your hotel or travel agency or your guide, there are no prepaid phones or prepaid cards to make your call and a universal charger will be quite essential and quite useful during your holiday in Morocco.
  10. During your Morocco tours, it would be very useful known some word and phrases like Salaam Alaykum (hello or Hi), Ismi (My name is…),  Ma’is Salaama (goodbye), min fudlak (please) for male, and min fadlik for female, Shukran (thank you), lu samaht (excuse me), Naam (yes), laa (no), Yalla (let’s go), mashy (okay), Afwan (you’re welcome), Zwin or Bneen – (It’s delicious), Fin toilette? – Where is the Bathroom?
  11. Tipping in Morocco is expected from locals and foreigners alike, 5 Moroccan Dirhams for a small service, such as carrying bags, is fine and, 10% in restaurants is acceptable.
  12. Always expect to bargain when buying souvenirs, but remember to maintain a polite friendly attitude to get the best prices, in most cases, the original price is 50% less than the initial price so make sure you don’t get hustled.
  13. It is not advisable to drink tap water because it is highly chlorinated and tastes terrible so buy bottled water.
  14. Visitors to Morocco do not require any vaccinations officially unless you are coming from infected areas so we recommend getting against typhoid, Hepatitis A and B, and rabies.
  15. The most common question to be asked among tourists is: Is Morocco a safe country?? The answer to such a question will be; Morocco is a major tourist destination in the world because it is rich with its incredible attractions and that is why the Moroccan government is doing its best to provide tourists who come to spend their vacation in Morocco with all of what they need from services and they also try to provide them with a secure atmosphere to ensure that nothing dangerous happened to them.
  16. Saturday & Sunday are the official holidays in Morocco and most Arab countries so keep in mind that you could expect a large crowd at your tourist attractions.

 

Tips for Morocco’s Currency

Morocco’s Currency

The currency of Morocco is the Moroccan Dirham. It is a restricted currency which means that it cannot be taken out of the country and is not available abroad. It is possible to buy and sell Dirham outside of Morocco but there is an import and export limit of 1000DH. It is recommended that you withdraw Dirham from an ATM when you arrive at the airport rather than exchanging money before you arrive. Check OANDA for the latest exchange rates.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to visit Morocco?

Yes, it is very safe Morocco is the embodiment of one of the safest countries in the world, thanks to the combination of the country where the crime rate is very low and its government that is always proactive in protecting their guests and locals.

What to Pack for Your Morocco Tour?

You should bring a brimmed hat and sunglasses if you not used to the Moroccan sun &pack everything you could ever need and put in a small bag so you could move easily between your destinations.

Why book with Viajes Morocco?

We have experience in vacation planning for more than 10 years & our staff consists of the most professional operators, guides, and drivers who dedicate all of their time & effort create the perfect vacation. All of our tours are customized by Travel, Financial & Time advisors to fit your every possible need during your time in Morocco. we always keep in mind that your safety & comfort are our main priority until you return home.

When it is rainy season in Morocco?

Morocco’s rainy season begins in November and runs through March, and parts of the country even get cold enough for snow to fall on the highest peaks. However, while this season is wet for Morocco, there’s still just an average of 2 inches of rain per month.

How many days do you need in Morocco?

Morocco in 5-7 Days

A few more days in Morocco means that you can cover more ground in the country. Or that you can linger longer in a particularly fascinating destination like Fes, a city that ends up becoming a favorite of many travelers.

What is the best time of year to go to Marrakech?

Best Times to Visit Marrakech. The best times to visit Marrakech are from March to May and between September and November. These shoulder seasons are known for their desirable weather (with average daytime temps in the low 70s to low 90s) and affordable hotel rates.

What is the coldest month in Morocco?

The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (18.4°C). The month with the highest average low temperature is August (20.1°C). The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (5.9°C).

Which is better Fez or Marrakech?

Souk is indeed market (there are local and tourist souks) and you could spend quite some time in the Marrakech souk. Marrakech also has D’Jemma al Fna which is unique in Morocco. … Weather is never predictable but generally, you can expect Marrakech to be warmer than Fez.

Should I Give Tips in Morocco?

Tips are not mandatory, but are welcome, it will always be helpful. There is no specific amount of tips it is given depend on the generosity and the capability of customers without forgetting the satisfaction of the service provided by the staff (drivers and guides).

What is the Best Time of Visit Morocco?

Morocco is perfect for travel all year long! Given the country’s geographic variety, there is always a region where the climate is mild. We can recommend the best destination for you based on the weather and your travel dates. In winter, you’ll want to head south to the desert. Nights can be chilly but during the day you’ll enjoy the sun and blue skies bereft of clouds. In summer, the Atlantic coast is generally balmy and it is the best season for treks in the Atlas. At over 1800m in altitude freshness is a safe bet! That being said, nothing is stopping you from discovering the Moroccan desert as long as you choose the right accommodation and can adapt to the heat.

Can l use my Visa debit card in Morocco?

Upmarket restaurants, shops and hotels or riads in Morocco usually accept debit cards. Those that do are most likely to accept Visa or MasterCard however may apply a surcharge to cover the cost of processing your transaction. Amex is not a popular card.

How should I dress?

Morocco is much more western in dress than ever before. Although it is still a dominantly Islamic country, it’s best to cover yourself outside the large city centers. The locals here are truly used to seeing tourists, and you’ll never feel uncomfortable or out of place. They’re glad you’re here. In the hot summer months, we’d suggest you wear light, loose, cotton, or linen to stay as cool as possible. A hat or turban is a must in the sun to protect your head against the heat and sun. You look cool, we promise. In autumn and spring, a light jacket or fleece is recommended; the evenings can be quite cool when the sun goes down! In winter, warm clothing is a must.

Can I use US dollars in Morocco?

There is no black money market in Morocco. … Euros and (US and CAD – not Australian) dollars are always accepted in Morocco and you will save time bringing cash, doing away with long slow bank lineups or non-active cash machines to acquire dirhams. You can also use your debit card at bank machines.

Can I use my Visa debit card in Morocco?

Upmarket restaurants, shops and hotels or riads in Morocco usually accept debit cards. Those that do are most likely to accept Visa or MasterCard however may apply a surcharge to cover the cost of processing your transaction. Amex is not a popular card.

Does I need travel insurance?

Travel insurance should be obtained before leaving your country of origin. We don’t force anyone to purchase it. Local hospitals have limited diagnostic capability. Private clinics can be expensive, evacuation can cost a lot and luggage can disappear, so insurance is a good idea.

Will I have internet access in Morocco?

Internet cafes are widely popular in Morocco, making it easy for visitors to access the internet. Internet Café’s generally open early and close late, and usually charge approximately 3-5 Dirhams per hour. Many hotels also offer wireless access.

Can I drink in Morocco?

Although a predominantly Muslim country, Morocco is not dry. Alcohol is available in restaurants, liquor stores, bars, supermarkets clubs, hotels, and discos. Some Moroccans enjoy a drink although it is disapproved in public places. The local brew of choice carries the highly original name of Casablanca Beer.

What is the legal drinking age in Morocco?

The legal drinking age is 18

How to Enjoy Morocco During Ramadan?

Ramadan is a special time of year for Muslims that should be celebrated by non-Muslims and feel the essence of the Islamic culture. You can fast with the Muslim or just observe but you are always welcome to join the celebrations and festivals.