Dear guests, before you go to Morocco. You may ask and looking for some information to help you during your tour in Morocco. Here are some information and instructions we think that are important to know.
When is a good time to visit Morocco?
You can travel to Morocco any time of the year. However, there are better and recommended periods to visit Morocco rather than any time else. Morocco is at its best in spring (mid-March to November) when the heat of summer has eased.
At other times don’t underestimate the extremes of summer heat and winter, particularly in the high Atlas Mountains, where snowcapped peaks persist from November to July. If you are travelling in winter, head for South, although be prepared for bitterly cold nights. Morocco’s Mediterranean coast and Rif Mountains are frequently wet and cloudy in winter and early spring.
Apart from the weather. It is the time of ‘Ramadan month’; the traditional month of fasting and purification, which is another important consideration. During Ramadan some restaurants cafes are closed during the day time and general business hours are reduced.
What Languages are spoken in Morocco?
There are number of languages in Morocco, but the two officiallanguages that practiced in Morocco are: Modern standard Arabic and ‘Tamazight’ (Berber). The languages that used by Moroccan associations and administrations are: ‘Classical Arabic’ and ‘French’. Majority of Moroccans speak French language, due to the colonization. There are several Moroccans who speak Spanish as well, and educated people can speak English.
What is Moroccan Currency? How much is 1Euro in Moroccan Money?
‘Moroccan Dirhams’ is the currency of Morocco. The plural form is pronounced darahim, although in French and English “dirhams” is commonly used. Its symbol is “MAD”. The dirham is issued by the Bank Al-Maghrib, the central bank of Morocco. 1 Euro = 10,70 MAD. You can change Euros in many and different places among Morocco country.
You can use xe.comto know the rates of world currencies.
How to pay to confirm the tour?
To confirm any tourwith us, the deposit will be required to pay by PayPal or Western Union and the rest of the payment will be settled in cash during the trip. You can pay us either on Euros, USD or Moroccan Dirhams. For the exchange information, you can use website above.
Is the price of private tour same if I am alone, 2 or more?
The Price for any of our private tours depends on number of persons whom will take such a tour. The price gets lower if more people shared the tour, and the maximum for 4×4 car we use is 6 Persons.
Public toilets in Morocco?
It is very common to pay 1 dirham for the use of public toilets in Morocco in somewhere. Make sure you bring small coins when you going on tour. You will usually see someone sitting by a table outside the public toilets waiting to be paid. Everyone Moroccans and tourists pay 1 dirham for the use of public toilets in different restaurants and cafes in Morocco.
Can I drive myself in Morocco? Rent a car and drive it?
Of course, you can rent a car in Morocco in Casablanca, Marrakech or any city in Morocco has Agencies for renting cars with different types. You can rent car for duration you like and travel where you want in Morocco country.
What are some useful and common Moroccan words?
Hello : Salam / Thank you : Chokran / Good bye : Bislama / Where is: Feen? / Yes : N’aam / No : Laa / Please : A’afaak / How much : Chhaal? / Little : Shwiya / No thanks : Laa Chokran / Ok : Wakha
Are tents in Sahara same? Or different if so, what is difference then?
Of course Sahara desert tents (camps) are different in terms of quality and service. There are two different types of tents in desert: Standard normal tents and Luxury desert tents. Normal: black nomadic tents without shower and WC for share. Luxury white big tent with WC and shower hot water inside thetent and quality.
Is it ok if I photograph people in Morocco?
Moroccans are differs from one to another, some local people don’t like to be photographed. Whereas, some others it’s very normal to take picture to or with. So, it will be better to ask the person first to take him/her picture. Some people may ask you for fee if you want to take a photo, especially snake charmers, artists, and sellers in the street. Well, we recommend you to ask for permission before taking pictures to the people.
Pieces of Advice
For more piece of Advice and Tips concerning your stay in Morocco, feel free tocontact us.
- It is better to book a private tour than join big group tour. Even a group tour is cheaper but not satisfied and you will find different difficulties during your trip; no time, no good accommodations, low service and accept rules of group. Private tour; you are free, you can stop where you want, no people you don’t know in car, good accommodations and your own guide.
- If you drive yourself from Marrakech to Merzouga desert, I would recommend to spend one night in half way (Ouarzazate or Dades) because Merzouga desert is far away from Marrakech and if you drive directly you will miss sunset and wonderful view of afternoon in sand dunes and you must be tired.
- We advise you if you want to experience real Sahara desert with beautiful big sand dunes to visit ‘Merzouga’ desert not ‘Zagora’ desert. But if you don’t have time and you want to experience camel trek and any desert you can take short trip of 2 days to Zagora desert.
- We suggest to visit Morocco for holiday in spring when lots of Morocco is lush and green, the weather is warm and the views are awesome.
- Bargaining in souks (markets) is normal and it is an intrinsic part of Morocco culture, so treat bargaining as friendly game.