MOROCCO

Morocco is a very beautiful country, with a wealth of heritage and cultural diversity.  It is a monarchy with a democratically elected parliament, and is a very peaceful country where Western visitors are warmly welcomed. In many areas, a traditional way of life continues, and with an expert guide, it is possible to get a privileged ‘inside view’ of Moroccan culture, its music, its cuisine, and the wonderful hospitality of its people. Whether you enjoy sightseeing in the Imperial Cities of Marrakech, Fes, Meknes, and Rabat – taking in the spectacular landscapes of desert and mountains on a road trip – or setting off on more adventurous treks, your Morocco ecotours guide can help you make the most of your visit and get you to the warm heart of the country.  Morocco also offers many fantastic creative opportunities for photographers and artists.

PAYMENT

To secure your booking. We have developed “PayPal” method of payment and your deposit can be transfered to our bank account. In case you’d like you can also pay via wire transfer, The full balance should be paid in Morocco at the beginning of the Tour, by cash either in Dirhams, Euros, sterlings or Dollar , or can be paid via a bank transfer a week ahead before departure.

In the world of modern travel, it’s a good idea to have travel insurance for your tour of Morocco. We suggest that you purchase cancellation, interruption, and medical insurance that will cover you in the case of an emergency while you are traveling.

It is absolutely up to your preferences. Many currencies (EUR, USD, GBP etc.) are changed in the banks, exchange offices or even in the hotels, however exchange rates may vary. EURO and USA travel cheques can be changed in the banks (in cities) as well. To withdraw cash ATM machines are also available in cities.

Yes, Morocco is a tipping country. tips are regarded as essential means of supplementing income and are of great significance for those working in many sectors (incl. tourism). So if you are satisfied with the services during your tip, feel free to give a tip (in cafes and restaurants, for porters, drivers, muleteers, your guide etc.), it will be surely appreciated.

Based on your needs and requirements we are happy to make a special trip customized to your needs. Please contact us to get the latest information on your desired trip.

PREPARATION

Not much, remember our trips are all inclusive. We do suggest you bring Sleeping bags, walking boots (shoes), appropriate clothing to fit the season and a day pack to carry extra snacks and water,  rain jackets, fleece, warm and light cloths, sun cream, sun glasses ,hats, camera, first aid kit, sleepers, head torch

Wear whatever is comfortable. In rural areas and some cities highly appreciated by the local population, it is recommended that you cover up a bit. This means you wear sleeves over the elbow and longer pants.

Please see the grade indicated in our itinerary. For Trekking you need to prepare as you would for walking in any mountain region.

For citizens from (most of) the European Union, United States and Canada no visas is required to visit Morocco as tourist for a stay of up to 90 days. However depending on your nationality, your passport has to be valid for at least three or six months after date of entry to Morocco and you should also have a return ticket. Before coming to Morocco (or even before booking with us) please check visa requirements for citizens of your country or ask the nearest Moroccan consulate or embassy.

There are no essential vaccinations for Morocco required for entry from. However all tourists are strongly advised to consider adequate cover against Typhoid and Hepatitis A (food and water diseases). Those planning a longer trips or visiting more rural parts of Morocco will also need to consider cover against diseases like Hepatitis B and Rabies.

RESERVATION

Yes. Reservations are required for guaranteed spots on all tours and can be made by telephone, via the internet, by email. Reservations help us determine the number of guides we need to ensure that our groups remain manageable and enjoyable, and they allow us to notify you of changes to the tour due to weather or anything that could disturb the tours.

To secure a booking, it’s required to complete a booking form and a deposit. Bookings can be made by telephone, via the internet or by email on the understanding that the client has accepted the booking conditions.

Following payment of your deposit, by  credit card, you will normally receive a confirmation invoice. After this point the deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable and a contract exists.  It is therefore recommended that your insurance policies offer adequate cover in the event of cancellation.

WEATHER

We do hike in the rain, snow, wind and any other weather conditions that nature decides to throw at us. After all, we’re going on adventures! If the weather is unsafe for any reason, the trip will be changed or postponed. You will be notified the week of your trip if there are changes due to weather

The climate in Morocco varies wildly according to the season and area of travel. The best time to visit the south – or at least the desert routes – outside midsummer, when for most of the day it’s far too hot for casual exploration. July and August, the hottest months, can be wonderful on the coast, however, while in the mountains there are no set rules.

Spring, which comes late by European standards (around April and May), is perhaps the best overall time, with a summer climate in the south and in the mountains, as well as on the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts. Winter can be perfect by day in the south, though desert nights can get cold. If you’re planning to hike in the mountains, it’s best to keep to the months from April to October unless you have some experience of snow conditions.