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MOROCCO TOURIST GUIDE

See where it is worth going on vacation? What is worth visiting?

In terms of geology and landscape, Morocco is a diverse land full of contrasts. It is located only a dozen kilometers from Europe and surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, with the Atlas Highlands towering above it. Morocco is also a cordial nation that considers it the greatest point of honor to receive a visitor well. After all, Morocco is a country where we will taste the exotic, for example, walking through the Arab bazaars (souks) and dazzling city streets that come to life more and more as we approach the medina (old town), and as the heat becomes more bearable. There are many companies in Morocco for trips, look for the best travel agency in Morocco and check the ones that have more reviews either on Tripadvisor or trustpilot.

WHAT IS WORTH VISITING IN MOROCCO?

Cities: Fez, Marrakesh, Meknes, Rabat, Tafraoute, Ouarzazate; in addition, Tukbal peak in the High Atlas, Uzud waterfalls, beaches in Essaouira and Agadir, limestone mountains of Ar-Rif, Dadés gorge, valleys of Draa and Ourika, Middle Atlas. The best ways to spend your time are dromedary journeys, trekking and 4WD rides in the Moroccan desert, skiing and snowshoe walks in the Atlas Massif, following the Kazb trail, horseback riding, sunbathing and swimming, carefree doing nothing, exploring history, cuisine and crafts. The Sahara desert of Morocco is worth the visit, there are many agencies who offer the 3 days tour from Marrakech to Fes, it is short and you can do the camel ride and camping at Berber tents.

High Atlas

The highest mountain range in West Africa, in winter it regularly snows, the highest peaks rise to over 4000 m above sea level, over 400 peaks are over 3000 m high. There are many picturesque and beautiful routes marked out here, but most of them require taking a lot of supplies, hiring a licensed guide and good condition. The mountain areas are sparsely populated, so when wandering around them, you must have all the necessary things on your back, because you cannot buy food or water anywhere on the way. There are shelters in the mountains that are a good base for trips to the higher parts of the Atlas. Here you can also see the traditional Berber highlander settlements dealing with breeding and cultivation with residential mud huts and terraced gardens.

Marrakech

It is an extremely colorful city that reflects all the wealth of Morocco, while being here you cannot deny yourself the pleasure of unlimited wandering through the evening streets, visiting numerous local markets – souks, bargaining with Arab sellers in small shops and stalls with everything that can be considered the wealth of this land. For photographers, it is a paradise because of the unique opportunity to photograph both people and monuments, the most important of which is the Djamma el-Fna square surrounded by medieval, centuries-old mosques, which every evening for over 500 years has been turning into one of the largest fairs in the Arab world. in the city, you must see the Saadian Tombs – a complex of necropolises for the Dynasty of Maritime built around the 16th century, the Koutoubia Mosque from the 12th century with a 69-meter-high minaret, mosque and madrasah of Ali ibn Yusuf from the second half of the XII century, located within the medina. Thanks to these qualities, Marrakech was entered on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2001. Marrakech and Fes are great to start a 4 days tour from Fes to Marrakech.

Ait Benhaddou

A fortified ksar settlement, existing at least since the 16th century, situated on a hill, surrounded by a grove, an exceptionally graceful photographic object. Currently, most families live outside the fortifications, but several buildings (kasbahs) are still inhabited by local residents and their families. In the past, the settlement was of great importance for caravans traversing this area in the given centuries, later its importance gradually decreased. The site is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List

Fez

The original city was founded in the 8th century by Idris I, and at the beginning of the 11th century, Fez became the capital of what was then Morocco, reaching the status of one of the holiest cities in Islam in the next century and the most important center of science and thought in Africa. Over the centuries, the city flourished and declined in turn, paying for the uncertain policy of the rulers towards it, it lost and regained the status of the capital of the country several times. Since independence, the city has lost its importance again because the sultan chose Rabat as its new capital. Fez is a monument to the centuries-old tradition of Morocco and its different history, as such is protected by UNESCO for future generations. Here you should visit the old and new medina, the Andalusian mosque, the Ibn Danana synagogue, the marinid tombs, the Bu Inania madrassa and the Al-attarin madrassa. Fes is a wonderful city where to start a 3 days tour from Fes to Marrakech and you can do the camel trekking and camping at Brahim mohou camp and also mado conio.

Meknes

The city in the foothills of the Atlas, existing since the 8th century, at one point (the turn of the 17th and 18th centuries) even served as the capital of the country, unfortunately later it fell into decline. the medina. In addition, in the vicinity is the archaeological site of Volubilis, which presents the vast ruins of a Roman city. Both sites are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List

Caravan

Being in Morocco, you cannot deny yourself the unique experience of participating in a caravan. A journey through the desert on camels, accommodation in oases and the impenetrable sea of ​​sand around is an unforgettable experience. For such an expedition, however, an experienced guide is necessary to make the trip enjoyable and the whole adventure as safe as possible.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS BEFORE LEAVING MOROCCO

clients ask them most often? We recommend reading our guide to Morocco

How to get to Morocco?

International airports are located in Casablanca, Tangier and Agadir – they can be easily reached by flights from Europe, Africa and the Middle East. In addition, there are flights to Morocco from Europe (from Algerciras in Spain and Sete in France). Casablanca is a great city where to start tours, more people do the 8 days tour from Casablanca as it is for one week and you can visit many things.

When is the best time to go to Morocco?

The best time for a trip or vacation is from March to November (July and August are very hot inland).

What’s worth buying in Morocco?

Items made of thuja and cedar wood, babouches (traditional leather slippers), carpets, copper platters, spices, tea sets, pottery, faience, musical instruments, leather items, silver, copper or mother-of-pearl jewelry, a handful of sand with Sahara desert.

Do we need a visa to enter Morocco?

Visas for Polish tourists are not required. From 1 January 2005, Polish citizens going to Morocco are exempt from the visa requirement for a period of up to 90 days.

How long does the flight go to Morocco?

The plane to Morocco goes to – Warsaw – Agadir – approx. 4 hours.

Local time in Morocco in relation to Poland?

Summer time: Polish time minus 2 hours. winter time: Polish time minus 1 hour.

What is the voltage in the sockets?

The voltage in the sockets is 220 V.

What currency do Moroccans use?

In Morocco, customers pay Moroccan Dirham (MAD), 1 MAD = approx. PLN 0.3; there are coins and banknotes in circulation.

Do you pay tips and how much in Morocco?

In Morocco, the principle is that everyone gives as much as they can afford. It is customary to tip waiters, drivers and guides – approx. 10-15% of the bill.

What are the prices in Morocco?

Approximate prices: telephone card – 50 MAD, bread – approx. 2 MAD, mineral water – approx. 3-9 MAD, coca cola 1 l – approx. 8.90 MAD, beer – approx. 15 MAD, vodka – approx. 135 MAD / bottle, wine – approx. 25 MAD, lunch – from 40 MAD.

What are the beaches in Morocco?

Morocco’s beaches are free; rental of a sunbed and umbrella: free or payable: approx. 15 MAD / day.

Is air conditioning in hotels individual?

Air conditioning in some hotels is controlled centrally, the hours are set by the hotel management.

Are vaccinations compulsory in Morocco?

Vaccinations are optional.

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