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Morocco tours FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Will i need a Visa to Enter Morocco ?

If you are a citizen of the United States or Canada, Australia, you'll not need a visa to come to Morocco (Maghrib). All other customer should consult the Moroccan Embassy or Consulate in their countries or you may refer to the following website which is for the General Moroccan Consulatein New York.

Is it safe to travel in Morocco ?

Yes, it is very safe, Morocco(Maghrib) 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.

Travel Documentation to Bring ?

You are responsible for ensuring that you have a valid international passport with a minimum 6 (six) months validity. It is the sole responsibility of the tour participant to ensure that all passport and visa requirements are met prior departure.

Do i need travel Insurance in Morocco ?

Travel insurance should be obtained before leaving your country of origin. We never force anyone to purchase it however. Local hospitals have limited diagnostic capability. Foreign clinics can be expensive, evacuation can cost thousands, luggage can disappear, so insurance is a good idea.

What is Moroccan Currency ?

The Moroccan currency called the "DIRHAM". Rates vary little between banks but some banks charge a fee for currency exchanges which can add up to a considerable sum with the smaller denominations Major credit cards are accepted in the larger hotels and all big shops. ATM cards can be used in many cities even in the south. Travelers cheques are not widely accepted in Morocco and they can be difficult to cash or exchange. But only for a very limited amount. Use a money belt for all your valuable papers, checks, passport and credit cards.

Would it be wise to bring some sort of "REMEDY" for stomach Discomfort ?

Yes. While the food in general and municipal water supplies in Morocco are perfectly safe, one never knows how your body's "system will react to new and unusual foods or different water supplies. Therefore, it is always wise to keep with you some sort of "stomach remedy" such as Pepto-Bismol, Imodium AD etc. at all times.

What is the Food like ?

In a word, delícious. Salads are lovely: fresh, succulent vegetables served with light vinaigrette on the side. Harira is the Moroccan word for a thick vegetable soup. A particularly delicious one contains a bread dumpling. Main courses are usually one of the following: grilled meat on skewers often served with French fries; couscous, either vegetarian or meat with vegetables; and Tagine, the Moroccan stew, usually meat, tomatoes, potatoes, onions and spices. Moroccan cooks use a mélange of spices such as cumin, turmeric, paprika, saffron and pepper for a subtly flavored cuisine. In the Sahara you can find Berber pizza. This is a double crusted pie filled with meat, hard boiled eggs, almonds and spices. Sometimes rather peppery, Berber pizza is best eaten with glass after glass of hot, sweet, mint tea. Every seaport has freshly caught fish prepared by the fishermen on or near the piers. Do not miss this treat! Fresh fruit is served for dessert; pomegranates melons, bananas, apples, oranges and dates all produced in Morocco and all bursting with flavor. One ongoing benefit of the French occupation are the fresh baguettes available nearly everywhere. Pastries both French and Moroccan are available in the many bakeries.

Is it safe ? What about women travelling Alone ?

The Hollywood fantasy of the guttural whisper of "Come wiz me to the Kasbah" is just that a fantasy. Just as in the west, a person's demeanor conveys a message. Purposeful, confident behavior does tend to discourage unwanted comments. Some young women who were traveling alone, riding the bus and having a budget of only a few dollars per day for accommodations, said that the harassment consist of wanting to chat her up, giving her such complaints as telling her how mary camels she is worth , or remarking on her beauty. It was not so much what was said, but the fact that the western women could not have a moment's peace. When one fellow stopped, another soon took his place. According to these women, the way to avoid unwelcome intrusions on buses etc. is to sit with some older women.

What clothing and special items should i bring ?

Day time temperatures can be quite warm. You will need a comfortable, loose, cool clothing. Evenings can be cool. Bring a jacket or light weight cover up. Most hotel rooms will have air conditioning, but not all. Desert temperatures fluctuate in the sun, but you will need to be covered to prevent sunburn. If you are sleeping in a tent, we will provide extra blankets. Bring sunglasses and head covering. Sunscreen may be purchased once you arrive. Bring comfortable shoes for walking. Moroccans modesty value. Please respect the culture and do not wear clothing that exposes a lot of skin. Long sleeves and long pants We will visit both of the historical mosques that allow visitors.

How should i Behave ?

It is the Clients' responsibility to ensure that he and the members of his Party do not have in a way which causes injury or danger to others or which risks damage to property belonging to others. In such circumstances all suppliers eg. hotel managers) and the Company have the right to terminate arrangements made on the Clients' behalf, in which case the Company's responsibility to the Client ceases immediately. Therefore, the Company will not be liable for any refunds, payment of compensation or reimbursements of any cost or expenses incurred as a result. Further, the Client will be liable to reimburse the Company for any expenses whatsoever that it incurs as a result of such behavior.

Who should i Tip ?

It is custom to tip for good service in Morocco, as you would at home. Tourism is a key pillar in Morocco's economy, and many people depend on tips to supplement their wages, but you should not feel pressured to tip anyone if you are not satisfied with the service you have received.

Drivers can not legally act as a guide in the cities. Marrakech and Fes etc. where we hire in local licensed City Guides by the Ministry of Tourism for walking tours. There is a tour between Marrakech and Fes. In the desert we hire in a local Camel Guide who knows best how to look after camels and the ways of the desert. When there is a free day in Marrakech or elsewhere, we do not guarantee the same driver after the break. Similarly we do not guarantee the same driver for airport transfers. Wearing seat belts is compulsory in Morocco and for your safety you should use them. If you choose not to wear them, and the police stop the vehicle. you will be asked to pay the fine in fairness to the driver.

Will my Laptop work in Morocco ?

Laptops and electronics from USA or Europe will usually be working in Morocco, taking over the role of an electric plug adapter.

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 generally open early and close late, and usually charge approximately 3-5 Dirhams per hour. Many hotels also offer wireless access.

How do i secure my Booking ?

In order to start the booking process, Tours Into Morocco requires a deposit of 30% from the total amount. Once we have received this deposit, we are going to get it. The remaining balance can be paid to your hotel / Riad / airport.

How do you accept Payment ?

We accept payment by bank transfer. We will provide you with the information you need to secure your booking. If you choose the bank transfer payment method, please note that you will be sent a copy of the transfer receipt.