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What Should You Know Before Traveling to Morocco?

Do you love to travel? Do you want to tour Morocco and its enticing Marrakech desert trips? Here are what you should know about morocco as you are planning an excursion to explore the desert country. 

Documentation and health

In addition to taking your passport or visa with you, remember to also take your driving license if you plan to rent a vehicle in the neighboring country. Try also to take photocopies of all documents in separate places from the originals in case you lose them.

Currently, Morocco is one of the countries where there are fewer health risks, although there are usual dangers, such as poisoning from drinking tap water. Although there are public clinics, the sanitary infrastructure offered by the African country is a bit limited, therefore, and for greater peace of mind, it is advisable that you take out travel insurance for Morocco beforehand. 

On the other hand, getting vaccinated is not part of the requirements to travel to Morocco. Since it is not a country of risk, you do not need to get a vaccine, but if you want to travel more safely, we recommend you get vaccinated for hepatitis A, hepatitis B, tetanus and diarrhea and typhoid fevers. 

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Best place to stay in Tour in Morocco?

There is a multitude of options to stay in the country. Lately, many tourists choose to stay in riads during their visits. These places, which have become fashionable, are small traditional buildings that maintain the structure of the old Arab houses. They feature classic Arabic mosaics, a courtyard in the center and a refreshing fountain of water or a pool. They are small spaces of two floors maximum where the treatment of tourists is much more intimate and personal.

There is also the possibility of staying in hotels. Most hotels in the country have modern facilities and large swimming pools. You can take a look at desert tours in Marrakech for all the hotel’s information and the excursions you can do there. Without a doubt the perfect place to disconnect a few days from stress.

What you should watch out for?

Bargaining is the order of the day in the streets of Morocco, so you should keep an eye on this aspect since they will always try to get you double for everything, something that is not far from what we know.

For the rest, you can be calm, since although the traffic is chaotic, the locals know how to move perfectly through its streets. Besides, taxis are a safe means of transport. This is the best option you can choose when night begins to fall since it is at this time when some areas of the cities begin to be more insecure. Of course, you should know the difference between Grand Taxis and Petit Taxis.

The Grand Taxis do not leave until all their seats are complete, however, the Petit Taxis is the closest to what we know about this service, and they are somewhat more expensive.

Gastronomy and currency

One of the best aspects of Morocco is its traditional cuisine. Thanks to its diversity and richness, it makes this country’s meals delicious. It should be noted that Moroccan food is very familiar and is made in a homemade way. Appetizing dishes of cous cous, tajines, harira or pastilla are some of the delights that its tasty food offers us. You can accompany them with the Moroccan star drink, the traditional mint tea. An indispensable point in your visit will be to fully enjoy your gastronomic tourism.

One more tip? Pay special attention to your water consumption, try to drink it always bottled or boiled. Save yourself possible problems and choose to take out travel insurance for Morocco, this way nothing will ruin your trip.

The official currency of Morocco is Dirham. Your usual change is 11 Dirhams for 1 Euro, but depending on your demand it may change a bit. There are bills of 200, 100, 50 and 20, also silver coins of 10, 5 and 1, and also coins of the smaller amount in the gold color of 0.1, 0.20 and 0.5. You can exchange your euros for the official currency at the border, exchange offices, banks or at your hotel. Usually, about 5 dirhams of the tip are usually left for small accounts and in larger ones 10% of the total amount. You can take a look at Marrakech desert tours for all the excursions you can do there.

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