Morocco Travel Tips
Visas are not required for US, Canadian, Commonwealth, British or European nationals. It is normal to receive a 3 month tourist visa upon entry with a passport containing a minimum of 6 months validity. Transport on our TOURS will be in the form of a private Toyota Land Cruisers & mini bus ( numbers pending). A certified ‘Drivers’ will conduct all driving. Our driving pace is careful so that we can enjoy the views and not feel anxious on the roads. Road conditions in Morocco are generally good. There are no technical 4×4 routes or steep mountain tracks on our journeys.
Refrain from drinking local water and use bottled water as it is widely sold. They cost about 75 cents to 1 dollar max per 1.5 litre bottle. Food and restaurant prepared food in our experience is clean and well cooked. Please respect dress code of locals – shorts / t-shirts are fine in the mountains and on beaches but not usually around mosques or holy centers / town and urban market places. Hotels and guest houses are clean and have private bathroom/showers and are designed for international group. See note below on accommodation types. Gifts for children and donations.
Holidays to Morocco – Morocco Travel Advice: Culture & People:
Languages: The official languages in Morocco are Classic Arabic and Tamazight (Berber), though almost 70% of the population are Amazigh, mostly in rural areas, Sahara and the mountains. However French is taught in the schools and is often used in commerce and business. Around Tangier, there will be many people who can speak Spanish, due to the proximity of Spain and Spain’s past colonisation in the north.
Religion:Morocco is an Islamic country (approximately 98% of the country is Muslim) 1 % among Jewish,Christian and Buddhists. Muslims are expected to pray 5 times per day, with the first call to prayer at dawn (the call to prayer nowadays coming from speakers on the minaret of the mosque. Friday is the Muslim holy day and shops or market stalls are likely to close around mid-day. Muslims are not expected to drink alcohol (though you will find alcohol available, eat pork (becoming available for tourists) During the month of Ramadan (this does not coincide with a particular calendar month and it’s date moves forward approximately 10 days each year), Muslims do not eat, drink or smoke during the day. They are however tolerant of non-Muslims or tourists who feel a need to eat. Those people should however avoid eating or drinking in public view. Most places are likely to be quieter than usual during the day in Ramadan, with many restaurants being closed and shops having removed alcohol from the shelves. Things will however come to life in the evening. read more Morocco Travel Advice