Things you should know before traveling to Morocco
PASSPORTS & VISAS: On arrival in Morocco your passport must be valid for 6 months. On your flight you should be given a landing card to complete for Passport Control - you will need your riad name and address. You can also pick up a form in the Passport Control Hall. Visa requirements are country dependent but, for EU subjects, you only need to complete the landing card to obtain a Tourist Visa: http://www.morocco.embassyhomepage.com/index.htm
TRAVEL INSURANCE: You are advised to take out Travel Insurance as this is not included in the Price.
HOTELS: In some hotels, irrespective of category, it can take time for hot water to arrive in the shower.
MONEY: It is not possible to obtain Dirham outside Morocco. There are ATMs and bureau de change at all major airports in Morocco. Taxi drivers accept Euros from the airport - €15 but please have €20 handy. ATMs are readily accessible in Morocco.
DRESS: You advised to cover from knee to above the elbow. From late summer through to late spring pack layers and a warm jacket; in summer a light-weight fleece or similar.
Safety and security:
Morocco is considered the safest country in the North Africa. The good news is the safety status of Morocco was updated to level 1 in early 2018, which means it's now considered safe to travel to the country and tourists should exercise a normal level of caution while visiting.
Solo Travel in Morocco as a Woman
According to Theblondeabroad website, It is totally safe to travel by yourself in Morocco. Of course, you all know thatyou may find solo travel to be an incredibly empowering experience. There are so many amazing destinations perfect for visiting on your own in Morocco. Majority of women have never been in a danger.
Sahara desert and must see attractions in Morocco
Merzouga is considered to be the best destination for tourists; therefore, it is included in most Morocco itineraries. Especially 3& 4 days desert tours that can either start in Marrakech or Fes. in Erg Chebbi, you will see the 150m high dunes at Merzouga as they change from the palest cream to deep oranges which will inspire you, day or night. Whilst some easily accessed areas have become touristy, with So Morocco you can experience the romantic desert of your imagination, where the only other footsteps you will see are those of your camel. If you have more time available and are looking for something even more wild and remote from tourism, we will take you to Erg Chigaga, M’Hamid. The sky is vast and clear in the day and filled with millions of dazzling stars at night. You can choose to sleep in your exotically cosy Berber camp or lay out under the stars absorbing the mystical power of the desert. Time spent in this area, with the people of the desert, is an exceptionally spiritual experience and I have never yet met a single person who wasn’t moved by it. If you need to heal, if you need to discover or if you just need to relax, deeply – explore the Sahara with us.
Our tours can be extemded to Fes, Chefchouan, Tangiers, Rabat, Casablanca…etc. Basically our tours can start and end up anywhere in Morocco.
A group tour or private trip to the Sahara Desert
The choice to travel independently or within an organized tour is often based on personal preference and travel style. In Morocco, if you are experienced in traveling independently and are familiar with French or Arabic, it is possible to travel independently. Travel books and public transportation can teach you the basics and take you pretty much anywhere within the country. It is worth noting you should never go into the actual desert unassisted. On a private tour, you will be able to dive deeper into Moroccan culture, get to interact with locals on a daily basis and learn about some of the country’s best hidden gems with knowledgeable guides. See below for some of the private tours we offer to the Sahara Desert.