Steeds meer mensen reizen en steeds vaker zijn de effecten van toerisme lokaal voelbaar. Maar je reis draagt ook op een positieve manier bij! Denk aan werkgelegenheid wat een boost geeft aan de algehele economie, bescherming van de natuur door het creëren van nationale parken of UNESCO-Werelderfgoed, bijzondere ontmoetingen met andere mensen en daardoor het waarderen en leren van andere culturen, etc.
Yes you can pre-book transfers (on arrival) and extra nights with Shoestring. You can add these to your booking form.
At present, no visa is required for UK/EU nationals entering Morocco. Things can change though. Please contact your local embassy if you should need a visa for Morocco and you can check out the current situation here. Make sure you inquire at least a month before departure so that you do not run into time problems. Please be aware that you are responsible for having a valid passport and visa when you travel.
A mosquito net will not be needed.
Roaming agreements exist with international mobile phone companies. Coverage is mainly available in the cities in the west of Morocco. Internet access is widely available in business centres, hotels and in Internet cafes.
If you book alone you will share your room with a fellow traveler ( from the same sex when possible ) unless you have booked a single room.
Accommodation is in comfortable hotels with twin beds
Morocco is not an unsafe place, however tourists are occasionally affected by crime. Do not leave valuables in hotel rooms; keep money, passport and other important papers in a flat money-belt close to you or ask reception to lock them away.
As the Islamic calendar is based on the observance of the moon, the festive days are on different days each year.
In 2014, Ramadan starts on 28th June and concludes on 27th July. This is then followed by 3 days of celebration (Eid al-Fitr) beginning on 28th July.
The currency in Morocco is the Moroccan dirham (MAD). There are cash machines in the majority of places for you to withdraw the local currency.
What voltage and plugs are in use in Morocco? Please click here to check what voltage and plugs are in use in this country. You could consider taking a universal electric plug.
Please check the world clock in order to find out the exact time difference
You should bring a pair of well worn-in walking boots and a pair of flip-flops - that is all your feet will need. In the months of April to October, summer clothing and a sweater for cool evenings will do perfectly. In the winter months (from December to February), evenings, nights and mornings can be cold, especially in the north, the mountains and the desert. When travelling in this period, take a warm jacket, rain gear and a fleece jacket. Otherwise, remember the following: sun tan lotion and after-sun lotion, a good pair of sunglasses, toiletries, travel first-aid kit, hat or scarf, camera, (spare) camera batteries or film, penlight, pocket knife (do not put in hand luggage during the flight!), lighter, a small amount of snacks or sweets, individually packed, alarm clock, towel, pen and paper, books, valid passport, sufficient cash, copies of passport and travel insurance (keep separately from the originals), air tickets, diary with important addresses and a travel guide.
Transportation is in Air-Conditioned minibuses
Moroccans attach great value to the amount of respect shown. Age receives respect, as do people who serve society, such as teachers, and people who are devout Muslims. Although as a westerner, you are bound to be a Christian, you can still command respect: be well behaved and you will be treated respectfully. If, however, you behave in a ‘haram’ (against the spirit of the letter of the Koran) way, there is a markedly greater chance that you will be mistreated, or ripped off, or robbed. Being sparsely dressed as a woman, being drunk in public, or types of behaviour that are viewed as ‘haram’. It is not allowed for Christians to visit mosques in Morocco.
If you want to take a travel guide or map, we suggest you click on Lonely Planet.