- Heath & Insurance
Broadly speaking Travel insurance is a must have ,in other word it is imperative that you take out a comprehensive travel insurance policy that covers you the entire time you are away from home .
Please Keep in mind that Travelling in Morocco generally assures no serious health concern, if there is one constant health concern it’s that of traveller’s diarrhoea, sometimes dubbed Moroccan belly ,furthermore no compulsory vaccinations are required to enter Morocco, though visitors arriving from cholera infected may be asked for prove of vaccine ,to assure security for you and for others its better to be up-to-date with your immunization status for tetanus ,polia,rabbies and so forth , not only that National Morocco Tours agency advises visitors to Morocco that for easy access when travelling it would be wise to keep as much all your medication in your hand-luggage as possible ,and not in your suitcase and carry prescription drugs in their original package in order to avoid customs questions ,besides that ,we respectfully suggest older passengers and those who suffering from any existing medical conditions should have a thorough check-up with their doctor prior to departure. If you wear eyeglasses, you may wish to bring an extra pair or set of contact lenses in your carry-on luggage. If you have any existing medical conditions, dietary requirements or disability that should be brought to our attention, it is essential that you inform us via your travel agent.
Please be informed that Medical attention can be very expensive outside your own country, therefore, be sure to take out adequate insurance.
- Local currency
The local currency is the Moroccan dirham (DH, or MAD), which is divided into 100 centimes (c).
National Morocco Tours advises you to when you’re planning to visit Morocco; it would be wise to exchange some of your money into Moroccan dirham (MAD/DH).consider that the major post offices in Morocco provide exchange and work until late hours indeed for instance, there are several exchange offices in Casablanca airport, besides that, while the dirham is the only currency officially accepted in Morocco. Luckily, some hotels may accept your EURO/USD unofficially and also you may encounter helpful people who will exchange dollars or euros into dirhams. Moreover, if you have a credit card, we strongly recommend that you bring it with you, since this gives you extra financial flexibility while travelling. The major international credit cards, especially Visa or MasterCard, are accepted by many restaurants, shops and hotels. Additionally, ATM are widely available in cities, most of the main towns, near the main gate, and even in one or two inside the large souls . Here are some further tips on using credit cards
• Check the expiry date of your credit card and the amount of credit available to you (do not forget any credit card Purchases made just before you leave).
• Call your credit card company to advise them you will be travelling, as some companies will block the credit card when they notice unusual charge activity.
• Ensure you memorise your Personal Identification Number (PIN); do not write it down.
• Ensure that your credit card is kept in view at all times when paying for goods and services.
• Ensure that the total amount of your purchase is entered on the sales voucher in the correct currency before you sign it.
• Retain all copies of sales vouchers until you have verified them against your statements.
• Insist that all ‘spoiled’ sales vouchers be destroyed in your presence.
• Make sure your credit card is carried on your person.
Please take as consideration that Moroccan dirham is non-convertible. for this reason, it’s illegal to take Moroccan currency out of the country.
- When to go
The best time to visit Morocco, particularly in the five months, March, April, September and October. The weather is obviously not too much hot .otherwise, not so cold as well, spring is considered the best season to experience Morocco. central and southern Morocco are bathed in gloriously warm sunshine, as you consider the spring is considerably may be ideal when the sky seems beautiful deep blue also wildflowers blanket the landscape. Moreover, if you're planning a trip to the Sahara Desert it's best to hop on a camel during the fall or early spring. Temperatures average around 115 Fahrenheit (45 C) during the summer and it's obviously dry as a bone. Nights in the desert do get much colder however you'll need a good jacket even if you're sweltering during the day. Besides, summer is best time to explore the High Atlas .for example, if you like a hot Sun, it better to head in July, August and September .additionally the month between late September and December are pleasant with cool evening.
Morocco's beaches are best during the summer months .thus, if you want to get relax National Morocco Tours suggest you to see the coast in June when the weather seems warm and the beaches are much less crowded in addition to that, The Atlantic and Mediterranean coastal resort are crowded during the summer especially when school vacation is getting finished also there is a vast of tourists coming from different countries .in other word, it is considered as a tourist high season .for this reason, make sure you book well in advance, especially if you plan on visiting Essaouira or Agadir. Not only that, Morocco has long attracted surfers to its Atlantic breakers. A popular time to surf is during the winter months when swells are consistently good and the water and air temperatures are still quite mild.
National Morocco Tours invites you to enjoy Morocco’s major festivals which take place in June and July. These include the Fez Festival of World Sacred Music, and the Gnawa World Music Festival held in Essaouira ,as well as Marathon des Sables( The sand Marathon) Set in the Moroccan desert, around 600 competitors from 30 countries take part every year. It takes place during the 5Th – and 16Th of April .besides, Marrakech Popular Arts Festival celebrate in July .The main events take place in the Ruins of the 16 century Badi Palace and the Djemma el Fna (main town square.
Apart from the Moroccan’s atmosphere, please keep in mind the timing of Ramadan “the Muslim month of fasting and purification. During this time, daytime travels and activities may be restricted or achieved with a noted lack of local enthusiasm. However, to be in the country during this spiritual time, and to witness the happy, festive atmosphere at night time, can more than offset any travel inconveniences.
- Climate & weather
Weather in morocco can be characterized by some as “A cold country with a hot sun” it’s truly applies! Be prepared for warm and breezy days followed by cool, chilly, and even cold night. Bring clothes you can layer and wear sunscreen no matter the time of year Temperatures in Morocco are generally high, particularly during the summer months from May to September, when the sun can be fierce and temperature is at highest levels, so take plenty of sunscreen, cover up and drink lots of water! In winter (October to February), it does become cooler, especially in the evenings - so take a jacket, long-sleeved tops and trousers. In the High Atlas and the desert it can become very cold in winter, especially at night and some peaks can remain snow capped from November to July. Pack plenty of warm clothes. We recommend you check the five day weather forecast online before packing to get an accurate idea of the temperature.
- What to Bring:
This will depend upon your personal preferences, where you are traveling to and the time of year you are traveling. We generally recommend casual, lightweight, drip-dry clothing that requires little or no ironing. Laundries facilities are available at most of the places we stay, however, take sufficient clothing to last for about a week. Below is a list of items to consider for your vacation to Morocco
- Warm jacket
- Waterproof jacket
- Good walking shoes
- General Items
- pare batteries/charge
- Camera/memory cards
- Medicatio Power plug
- adapters/converter & prescriptions
- Insect repellent Sunscreen
- Travel sewing kit
- Pocket calculator
- Plastic bags
- Travel alarm clock
- Water bottle
- Sunglasses(screw top lid)
- Sachets of Money
- belt or holster
- washing powder