Are you curious about the places worth visiting in Morocco? Hereinafter, we leave you with a short list of all the major locations that you absolutely need to see! Each of them is unique and special in its own way, we are sure you will be pleasantly amazed by all these wonders!
Morocco is a northwest African state bordering Algeria to the east and southeast, Mauritania to the south, the Spanish exclaves of Ceuta, and Melilla, and to the north the Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera peninsula. The Western Sahara Desert has been incorporated by Morocco. Its coasts are washed by the Mediterranean Sea and the Strait of Gibraltar in the northern part, and by the Atlantic Ocean in the western section. Its area is 710,850 km2 and is populated by about 32 million inhabitants. Morocco has been inhabited since ancient times and therefore boasts a rich history and culture. Since prehistoric times, Berber peoples settled here and later experienced colonization by the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Vandals, Byzantines, and, finally, Arabs.
MOROCCO TRAVEL INFO
- DOCUMENTS: A valid passport is required. A visa is not required for up to 3 months tourist overnight stays
- CURRENCY: The currency in Morocco is the Dirham
- HEALTH: No vaccines are required for those who are planning to travel to Morocco. However, we recommend some precautions for those who will be visiting the country: preferably use bottled water and contact the recommended number 902 15 08 50 85 for medical assistance.
- TELEPHONE: To call Italy from Morocco dial 0039 followed by the area code of your city.
- TAXI: There are 2 different types of cabs operating in Morocco. The first are the “small cabs,” of up to 3 people, easily recognizable by their color (which is always the same depending on which city you are in). They are relatively cheap, but they pass only in the city center. If your need is to travel a longer route, a “big cab,” of up to 6 people, is recommended. It would be advisable to fix the price before the route.
- DRIVING: The documents required to be able to drive a car in Morocco are a driver’s license, international insurance and registration. In case the vehicle is not owned by the driver, a French-written proxy and a letter of authorization, both from the owner of the cab are required.
- OBJECTS SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS: It is necessary to comply with certain quantities of certain products.
- TOBACCO: 200 cigarettes, or 100 cigarettes or 25 cigarettes or 250 g of tobacco per person
- ALCOHOL: one bottle of wine (1 liter) one bottle of spirits (1 liter)
- PERFUMES: one bottle of perfume (150ml), one bottle of scented water (250ml)
- RECEIVABLES AND GIFTS: to a limited value of 2,000 dirhams.
- MEDICINES: You may carry your personal medicines in small quantities.
When to leave. It is important to choose the time of year that best suits our travel expectations.
Generally, there are hot summers and winters with spring-like temperatures, while rainfall is concentrated in the period from the last days of November until the end of March.
For the Imperial Cities tours, the recommended seasons are spring, which is mild and pleasant with temperatures between 23-26°, and autumn, which is considered as the season of rest with long nights and good temperatures.
Winter, on the other hand, is the ideal time for ski enthusiasts who can enjoy affordable fun at the Atlas facilities. However, it is important to remember that on the coast, temperatures instead remain mild all year.
Those who want to experience a relaxing vacation on Morocco‘s beaches will have to leave during the summer period, when the water is warm, and the coastal temperatures are mitigated by the sea breeze. In the south of the country at this time of the year it is about 38°.
Morocco’s national currency is the Dirham, but you can also pay using euros or dollars. 1 euro is equivalent to about 11 Dirhams. Generally, everyday purchases and services are paid with cash, while for hotels or restaurants you can use credit cards with 1 percent maximum fee charged. Banking institutions in large Maghreb cities are almost always equipped with ATMs. Exchange can be safely made at the airport, hotel, or bank; however, some ATMs require a passport to make the transaction.
The cadence of Ramadan varies from year to year, which is a month of fasting and prayer that traditionally coincides with the time when Muhammad received the revelation of the Quran as a guide to salvation. Travelling to Morocco at this time of the year could be a problem as several cafes and restaurants remain closed during fasting hours, and other tourist hotspots, such as stores or tourist sites, have limited hours. During Ramadan, tourists should also show respect for this religious holiday by avoiding eating and smoking in public during daylight hours and always asking permission before taking photographs. The end of Ramadan is celebrated on the first day of the month of Shawwal with lunches and the exchange of gifts.