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Useful Info - Travel To Morocco

Traveling to Morocco is a wonderful experience, but some tourists who do not take the necessary precautions can find their holidays less enjoyable than they should be. This can be avoided, so that everyone has a good time in Morocco with Explore Morocco!

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Food and drinks

Moroccan cuisine is characterized by a great diversity of ...

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Moroccan cuisine is characterized by a great diversity of dishes, couscous, countless tagines, pastilla, mechoui for the most famous, but also other dishes often known only Moroccans but equally succulent: the tagine mrouzia, tangia, the harira (the soup of breaking the fast), the seffa; there are also many regional recipes and each place has its variety of mint to make tea. The Moroccan pastry is also very varied and very refined.

Often, dishes of Moroccan cuisine are not exclusive of Morocco but can be found in other Maghreb countries.

Precautions

To come to Morocco, the travelers must have their passpor ...

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To come to Morocco, the travelers must have their passport, valid. A national identity card is not enough.

No visa is necessary.

Health:

No particular vaccine is needed or needed to visit Morocco. It is however recommended to be up to date of its vaccines, anti-tetanus type.

There is no need for a yellow fever vaccine.

Malaria is not present in Morocco, no preventive treatment is to be taken.

The recommended precautions are essentially at the level of water management. It is actually recommended to treat drinking water (drink, wash food …). This can be done with chemical purifiers such as « micropur » or « hydroclonazone », or mechanical (water pumps). It is also conceivable to plan to consume only bottled water (probably more expensive and more restrictive!)

It is also recommended to avoid consuming raw vegetables at the beginning of your stay, and especially to wash them well, or, better, to peel them before consumption (especially the banana !!). Cooked vegetables are no problem.

Change:

The exchange currently oscillates between 1 euro for 10.5 or 11 dirhams. For simplicity, the best is to count 1 € for 10 Dh.

Several sites are available for exchange: at the airport, at the exchange offices (some are open 24 hours a day), in hotels, at banks. It is also possible to withdraw direct dirhams with his credit card (VISA, Mastercard) at Moroccan ATMs. The dirham is a non-convertible currency, it is impossible to find outside the Moroccan territory, and it is advisable to keep its exchange bill to be able to change again dirhams in euros.

Flight :

To come to Morocco, do a trekking, it is advisable to take a flight to Marrakech, most of the departing stays of this city. For some routes, it may be interesting to land in Ouarzazate (desert, Saghro), then decreasing the transfer time.

It is recommended to avoid stopovers in Casablanca, to avoid wasting too much time and to limit the risk of loss of luggage.

Morocco is a destination increasingly popular and companies are not mistaken. Prices are becoming more attractive. The companies that are often interesting are: easyjet, ryanair, jet4you, Transavia … Find out which companies serve the airport nearest to you.

Insurance:

Land of hospitality and hospitality, Morocco is a rather safe country. However, it is highly recommended to have specific insurance for trekking type stays. Check with your insurance to make sure you are covered for activities you are considering in a foreign country. The best thing is to have insurance covering sports and travel and guarantee repatriation if necessary. Different structures offer such assurances, such as the FFME (French Federation of Mountain and Climbing) or CAF (French Alpine Club).

climate in Morocco

Morocco is characterized by a very significant spatial an ...

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Morocco is characterized by a very significant spatial and temporal variability of rainfall.
The northwest is on average, more watered than the rest of the Kingdom. And even in this region, the average annual cumulative rainfall varies considerably. For example, it can reach more than 800 mm on the reliefs, while it does not exceed 300 mm on the surrounding plains.

Morocco is a country in the subtropical zone of North West Africa. It is characterized by a very different climate depending on the region. In fact, coastal areas enjoy a temperate climate, while the climate is desert in the south and east of the country. The Moroccan climate has many nuances: Mediterranean in the North, oceanic in the West, continental inland and Saharan in the South. The climate also varies according to the seasons.

Coastal regions:

Spring in coastal areas is characterized by a bright sun with a sea breeze that refreshes the atmosphere. The month of March is well watered near the Mediterranean and North Atlantic. The rains are less important going south.
During the summer the sunshine reaches 9 to 10 hours with good weather on the coastal regions. The temperatures reach their peaks during the summer. This season is considered the driest of all the year. At the end of summer, the south is subject to strong south to south-east winds, hot, dry and loaded with sand, the « Chargui » and the « Arifi », while the Atlantic seaboard experiences northwesterly winds. is northwest enough sweet.
In autumn, the majority of the Atlantic coast is subject to a strong northwesterly wind. The temperatures are pleasant and the rains reappear at this time, they are more frequent in November.
The winter season has average sunshine of 5 to 6 hours a day. Temperatures are relatively mild. January is considered the coldest month. This season is the rainiest, especially at the foot of the Rif as well as from Tangier to Kenitra. On the rest of the Atlantic coast, the rains are less and less strong down to the south.

Recommandations

The area of Morocco is 659 970 km².

Language

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The area of Morocco is 659 970 km².

Language
The language of education, administration and the media is classical Arabic; that of everyday, Arabic dialect and Berber spoken mainly in the Rif, Atlas and Souss. Most Moroccans speak French but also Spanish and English.

Religion
Islam is the official religion. Christians and Jews are in the minority.

Transport
The car is the ideal means of transport to travel in southern Morocco. You can stop in complete freedom to enjoy the scenery. The rules of the road are international and French is on the road signs. You will find a plethora of car rental companies in Ouarzazate that will ask you for an international permit.