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traveler's guide: prepare your trip to Morocco

Travel in southern Morocco, stay in Morocco.

Find in this section practical information to prepare your trip to Morocco. Tips, tips and must-see sites to visit in Morocco.

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The Kingdom of Morocco is a North African country that is part of the Maghreb. Its sovereign is King Mohamed VI, its administrative and political capital is Rabat.

Economic capital: Casablanca. Spiritual capital: Fez. Tourist capital: Marrakech. The currency is the dirham (about 10dh for 1 euro), you will find banks or exchange offices in all towns. The kingdom has approximately 35 million inhabitants. Motto of the country: The God, the fatherland, the King

Morocco is an Arab-Muslim country, very attached to its traditions.

The official languages are Arabic and Amazigh (Berber). French is very present even if it is not official.


It's a cold country, where the sun is very hot, the climate is dry (except on the coast), which makes the heat bearable.

This country with many cultural, geographical, architectural and historical facets is an example of a mixture of ancestral traditions and modernity._cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d Atlantic, mountains, plains, desert, you can see the difference between each region of this country.


Hisarts and craftsis very important, rich and varied. Wool (carpets), iron and silver (jewellery), utensils and clay (pottery), leather (leather goods, slippers), wood (furniture and objects) are worked there. There are also natural beauty products: henna, ghassoul, kohl, argan oil, and many other marvels that Morocco has to offer. Its spices: cinnamon, saffron, ginger, cumin...

Bargaining is a ritualsouks and itinerant shops.

Its cuisine is very diverse. Its culinary specialties are varied but the most appreciated and known specialties are thecouscous, the pastilla, the Moroccan pastries but especially thetajine.

In a Muslim country, serving you is a sacred duty,for each service, big or small, a tip is welcome.


Practical: There is a time difference of 1 hour in summer and winter. 2 hours during Ramadan


Spring - summer:plan light clothing and natural materials such as linen or cotton pants, loose t-shirts or tunics. Hats, sunglasses, sunscreen essential. For young children, as well as very old people,  it is best to avoid summer to travel to Morocco because of the high temperatures (June-July-August) Find out more before depending on the region of your destination.


Autumn winter: plan clothes for the day, but also clothes a little warmer for the evenings. Indeed, when the sun hides, there is a considerable difference in temperature.

For women, it is advisable to dress modestly.




















Photography :Avoid taking pictures of people without permission. Before taking a photo, ask your guide if it is possible to take photos of locals or passengers. 


TO DO: If you are invited to share a meal in a traditional family, take off your shoes at the entrance to the main room, wash your hands in the ewer that will be presented to you. Draw from the common dish with the right hand, then eat while holding the food with three fingers. Avoid touching them with your left hand (considered impure). Do not spoil the bread you will offend your hosts. Finally, leave a gift, even a modest one, rather than money. This applies to traditional families: it's up to you to feel when and how you should act, if not, behave like a European.


DO NOT DO : * Avoid criticizing the religion, the king, or the functioning of the country in public or in the presence of people you know little about.

*Avoid wearing provocative outfits in the street. This is particularly valid for women whose too tight shorts and too deep necklines can give pretext to virulent invective. 

*Couples should avoid kissing in public, it is very frowned upon in Morocco, as well as all gestures relating to intimacy.


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