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Practical tips to travel to Morocco

Before you read the important information to consider in your trip to Morocco, we want to do some insights into the peculiarities of travelling to Morocco, which we hope will make your journey the most pleasant.

 

How to choose your trip to Morocco

There are many travel agencies that offer very cheap trips, but this implies that do not offer a quality service, with uncomfortable transport or in disrepair, dirty accommodation, no hot water, shared bathrooms, crowded groups with rigid itineraries and little time to enjoy places and people, non-English speaking guides ...

From Venamarruecos we are committed to trying to make each trip a unique experience filled with pleasant memories and good feelings, so all our tours are conducted in comfortable transportation, in perfect condition, air conditioning, drivers with great experience and accommodation can be chosen either standard or deluxe, standard accommodation allways in nice places and clean, air-conditioning and private bathroom. Furthermore, as a customized trip, you can stop whenever you want and enjoy the routre at your own time, without haste or pressure to be coupled to a schedule or group. And all at the best possible price, adjusted according to season, number of passengers, type of accommodation, places and activities to do, and so on.

We wish you a VERY HAPPY JOURNEY THROUGH MOROCCO!

Documentation to travel to Morocco.

You need a valid passport with minimum validity of 6 months from the entry to Morocco. Europeans do not require visas. The legally permitted maximum stay is 3 months from the entry to Morocco.

Health in Morocco.

No vaccination is needed. In pharmacies are the same drugs than in Europe. By contrast, in areas difficult to access health services and medicine are virtually nonexistent.

Moroccan Currency.

The currency is the dirham. The change is approximately 1€ = 11DH. In Spain, Moroccan consulates have changed bank branch where € per DH. The easiest is to change in the Moroccan airport after traveling through Morocco bank branches in urban areas. In some hotels, and possibly in some cities can pay by credit card.

Time zone in Morocco.

Morocco is on Greenwich time slot and is not time change in spring and autumn. With respect to most Europe, Morocco is 1 hour earlier in winter, and 2 hours less in summer.

Climate in Morocco.

Because of its geography, Atlantic coast, Mediterranean coast, low mountain, high mountain, steppe, desert in Morocco are all climates. Generally has a warm climate except December, January and February are the coldest months of the year. In the desert during the August temperatures of 50ºC.

What to wear in your trip to Morocco

Sunglasses, sunscreen, protective anti mosquito cream, lip balm, soap, tissues, ibuprofen, aspirin, laxatives, astringents (just in case), comfortable shoes, sandals, jacket for cold nights, batteries for devices that require them (in Africa batteries are of very poor quality).

Moroccan Food

lamb-tagine-with-cous_224Travelers from other countries should only drink bottled water, and while he's hot tea in Morocco should be taken sparingly. Green tea is the national drink is prepared and sometimes mint. Part of the tradition and it is a ritual to celebrate the welcome the newcomer. They call it the Berber whiskey is known to be well prepared by his turban foam.
The national dishes are the Tagine, meat and vegetable stew and couscous, cracked wheat steamed carefully a delicious stew of vegetables and meat. The main secret of all the kitchen is a special selection of the wide variety of species that exist in Moroccan cuisine.

Bread is an unconditional, is present at every meal.
In rural areas, every family has a stone oven baked clay where carefully kneaded bread to eat fresh.
Harira is the Ramadan soup, nutritious mixture of pasta, rice, grits, vegetables and spices and strong cilantro flavor.

Buy in Morocco

At the time of purchase must not forget that Morocco is developing so everything is a little cheaper than in Europe. Even today it is marketed as formerly with bartering, exchanging objects or food.
The souks are markets where you can buy almost anything, an explosion of scents and colors. It is also usual haggling, to buy you have to negotiate the price with the seller with skill and if not abused.The idea is to start with a little less than the price you would pay for the desired object and since then the seller makes a counteroffer starting the skilled game of bargaining to reach an agreement.
Some typical products include orange blossom water, rosewater, argan oil, musk, dates, couscous, harissa (spicy sauce), carpets, printed scarves, turbans, silver accessories, hooded, slippers, fossils and quartz extracted the country, Arab and Berber handicrafts, ceramics, textiles, musical instruments (djarbuca, castanets gnawa ...), variety of spices such as saffron, cardamom, cumin ... so valuable in ancient times they were used as currency change in trans-Saharan routes.

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