Are you planning to visit Morocco on your first visit? We’re here to help get ready and feel excited. Find answers to the most frequently asked questions from first-time travelers to Morocco.
1. Should I join an organized tour?
The main benefit of traveling through ourselves is the fact that we operate small-scale tours, which means that you’ll have an local guide throughout your tour and also the other travelers within your group. Our guides are knowledgeable local knowledge to ensure that your trip goes smoothly and contains everything you need to do, taking stress off your trip. As well as ensuring you’ll have a wonderful trip they’ll help with other things such as recommending most excellent restaurants, and organizing optional activities.
Our itineraries for Morocco are designed to highlight the must-see attractions and hidden gems that you wouldn’t normally experience traveling alone, like getting to know people from local Berber families and enjoying traditional meals together . When you join small groups, you’ll meet other travellers like you to share your Moroccan adventure.
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2. Is Morocco safe?
It’s true that Morocco can be travelled safely in the present. However, just like every other place you visit, you have to be aware of the risks such as pick-pocketing scams and frauds. Don’t let the myths regarding Morocco make you feel hesitant It’s a place with attractions that must be seen and is secure and is ready to explore. There’s a possibility that you’ll get unwelcome attention from the locals in the crowded tourist zones of the cities, particularly if traveling as a single female. Dressing appropriately can help reduce this. This is another benefit of a tour with a smaller group You’ll always have friends and fellow travelers to watch for you. This is likely to make you feel more secure and increase the enjoyment of enjoying the sights.
3. What is the best attire to wear in Morocco?
Like every other Arab country the women and men are required to cover their bodies and dress in a conservative manner in Morocco. Wear loose, light-weight clothes to cover up and be considerate of the people who live there, and also to shield your skin and stay cool. It is a good idea to have an easy-to-wear scarf that can be used whenever you need it especially around buildings of religious significance and to shield you against the sun (and sand in deserts).
4. What is the best time to go to Morocco?
Morocco is a destination that can be enjoyed all year round. However, the months of spring and autumn are the best times to visit, in terms of temperatures and are the ideal times to hike through the Atlas mountains. In winter, it may be cold during the night and early in the morning. However, Morocco is a wonderful winter sun-soaked destination during the day, particularly in the coastal areas. The ideal moment to ascend Mount Toubkal is from May until June and September through October. The temperatures are typically lower in the months of Spring and Autumn where you could even spot snow that is early or late at the top.
Our only Morocco holidays we offer during July and August during the hottest months is our annual family Morocco holidays. This is to ensure that families can travel together during the summer holiday season. These excursions were planned to keep the heat out of the mind. On the majority of days, there is pools at the hotel, or an opportunity to take a dip in the ocean to cool down.
5. Should I bargain in souks?
If you’re shopping in souks (marketplaces) Always bargain. Haggling is a part of Moroccan culture. The locals themselves do it and aren’t afraid to try it. The shopkeepers start with an expensive price, so they typically, you should pay less than half to start bargaining.
We suggest wearing a security belt while traveling around Morocco especially in areas that are crowded, such as souks. Like any other city, picking-pocketing is a possibility but don’t let that stop you from doing your best. In the end, you should enjoy visiting the many stalls at the market that are filled with vibrant colors and exotic items and you’ll experience the rich culture of Morocco and pick up some bargains while doing it.
6. What language are they speaking in Morocco?
The most widely spoken dialect spoken used in Morocco is Arabic. But, English can be found in the cities that are busier and French is also spoken widely.
It’s helpful to master some basic Arabic phrases prior to your trip to Morocco. This will demonstrate respect and aid you in many social situations with the locals. This is particularly useful since vendors can be sometimes persistent, particularly in souks where they are trying to offer you some item.
7. Does the water in Morocco potable to drink?
The tap water of Morocco isn’t suitable for drinking. We recommend drinking from a bottle of water with integrated filtration.