Important things to know before you travel to Morocco
- Is Morocco a Safe destination?
Is touring Morocco safe? many of our clients ask us this question.
New York – Morocco has ranked high among the list of “safest countries in the world”, alongside European and North American nations, according to the British Foreign Office (FCO) classification.
Morocco today remains one of a handful of continuously stable countries in the Middle East and North Africa. The monarchy ruling this Kingdom is strong and very popular. The relationships and strategic partnerships between Morocco and Europe and the USA help to foster the continuance of Morocco’s stability over the longer term.
Politically this is a stable country which is peacefully progressing towards modernising democratic reforms. The current King, Mohamed VI has a strong vision for Morocco’s future. Under his leadership, there seems to be a tendency towards more democratic and liberal values in Morocco.
Moroccans practice a moderate, peaceful and tolerant form of Islam and any incidents of extremism are severely punished. Morocco has been praised internationally for their comprehensive counter-terrorism strategy, which is a model for combating terrorism in the region and around the world. They are cited as not only identifying and neutralizing existing terrorist threats through traditional law enforcement and security measures but are also engaged in preventative measures to discourage terrorist recruitment through political reform and policy measures. King Mohamed VI leads this effort by unambiguously condemning terrorism and those who espouse or conduct terrorism; he recently called terrorism something “alien to Islam and contrary to religion and law.”
Tourism is an important part of Morocco’s economy and there are effective registration and licencing systems in place for guides. Tourist police are present in every city and crime is low, commonly confined to petty theft on public transport.
- Do we organize private tours?
We offer private Tours to individuals, families and groups. Our private Tours include a wide range of activities from cultural explorations, archeology, honeymoons, to exhilarating outdoor adventures ( Atlas Mountains trekking, Camel trekkings, Desert expeditions, Valley and gorges hikes and much more).
- Camel trekking and safaris Tips:
As a traveler, i have many questions comes to my mind about this experience which will be a lifetime experience later.
– How many hours will be on the camel?
during your journey in the camel safaris you will have about 2 hours Camel riding through the sand dunes, while going slow you will have opportunity to stop for a break, for photos…. with a request to your camel guide.
– what i need to pack ?
I need a flash light, because in the camp does not have the lights, they use the candels to make the experience an authentic and once in a lifetime.
– Shoes and pant!
you can sure have some shoes that can be useful for a walk in the sand dunes, so not to worry about the sand goes inside them, also a jean will be good to wear while on you are on your camel.
– Sun cream and sun Glasses!
Very important to have them both because of the sand storms which happens sometimes or even a light wind makes the sand hurt your eyes. Sun cream will protect your skin from sun burns, in addition to this we will provide you with a turban to cover you face and hair from the sand as well.
– Bottle of Water!
Please before you mount your camel make sure you have enough water with you, so one bottle each is fine.
-IS the Tent private Or shared?
Of course private every couple has a Private Room tent to sleep in, if a family so the kids will share one and the parents will have a private one, if you wish you can also sleep under the stars.
- Is there any dress code for women visiting Morocco?
No. Many women in Morocco just like they do in the US, you can wear anything you want, the only exceptions is on tours of the Mosque like Hassan II, to enter you will need to dress conservatively as you would enter a church, no shorts, tanks tops, etc…As in any country you should use direction with your attire if you want to avoid unwanted attention.
- The price of the tour:
Many clients would ask about the cost of our tours depends in every guest choice, so we did not show our prices on the website, because we leave that as an option for our guests choices to discuss and make the best price suits the pocket of every visitor.
-What is included in the cost?
The fee includes the following for the whole tour
Touring in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle
An English-speaking driver/guide
Accommodation (exc. day tours).
Where appropriate, the fee also includes:
A guided camel safari in the desert
A night with the nomads of the Sahara
Official guide’s fee in the imperial cities – Marrakech and Fez.
During the tour you will need to pay for Lunches. Drinks. Tips.
-How do I book a tour?
After you confirm your suitable itinerary and dates with us, we require a deposit that is necessary for booking your tour with us .Please contact us by e-mail or telephone as detailed on the About Us page. We will then be able to discuss and agree an itinerary that suits you. When you wish to confirm the booking a 25% deposit will be required at least two weeks before the start of your tour.
-Changes and Flexibility !
We are flexible in making any changes on your tour according to your travel needs, changing the itinerary, type of accommodations to make your stay the best enjoyable experience. However; changes made within 2 weeks at least before starting your tour with us.
-Terms of Cancellations!
If you wish to cancel your tour, we must receive a confirmation of this writing proved with an e-mail, so we accept Cancellations according to the followings conditions:
An automatic Loss in all circumstances of :
+ 5 Months or more before starting your tour : 100 % refundable.
+ 3 months: 50% refunds.
+ 2 months or less: not refundable.
How many days do we need to stay in Morocco if we want to include the Sahara Desert?
Every trip is different. We tend to recommend two nights in the desert. If you wish to see most of the highlights of Morocco, that typically means 11 or 12 days minimum. Many clients stay two weeks.
- I keep hearing about riads. Should i stay in one?
Riads are small inns converted from historic mansions in the medina, each built around an open garden. Staying in one can be an experience that will be with you for the rest of your life. We work with those that are best able to meet the demands of our clients, while maintaining their authenticity. However, there are considerations: each room is different. Most rooms are quite narrow and long, and some, by the nature of the design, are on the dark side. Few riads have elevators. Yet the rewards are immense. You will never forget walking through the chaos of the medina down a small alley for your first time, opening an enormous 18th-century cedar door to find this oasis of calm. Surrounding the lush garden is a beautiful centuries-old Moroccan home that will be yours for the next few days. In a riad, one can feel the heartbeat of Morocco.
- How long does it take to drive to the Sahara?
Don’t think of the drive as a way to get from Point A to Point B. Traveling to the Sahara is a great road-trip through beautiful and diverse landscapes. Fes to the desert is one day (about seven hours plus stops) and the desert to Marrakech is two days (about six hours each day plus stops). If you have more time, there are some great places to break up the drive.
- What is the best time to go to Morocco?
Generally speaking, spring or fall. Winter is very popular and the weather is often gorgeous, but it can vary. July and August can be hot. Ramadan moves about three weeks every year; ask us about travel during Ramadan if your dates coincide.
- If we are coming from Spain, should we use the ferry to Tangier?
Of course it’s completely up to you. The notion of traveling from Europe to Africa by ferry is certainly a romantic one. The reality is often different: it can often be chaotic and time-consuming. Sorry to be a wet blanket, but it is often just easier to fly.