You will be picked up from your hotel on the morning of the Tour by a Moroccan Journeys driver in a private 4×4 at 8:30 am unless otherwise informed. Where access to cars is limited, your driver will contact the hotel to arrange for them to bring you to a convenient place. If you have any difficulties before the Tour and have not arrived at your pick up point, please call us on one of the numbers below. We will contact you prior to the Tour if there are any changes to the pick up time and we ask you to try to be prompt to ensure you get the most out of your journey. You can ask your driver for any information you need and about the local area. He will fully escort you to your accommodation and discuss areas to visit en route.
British & European nationals do not need a visa to enter Morocco for the purpose of tourism for up to 3 months. When entering the country, make sure your passport is stamped. Some tourists have experienced difficulties leaving the country because their passport bears no entry stamp.
The international direct dialling code for Morocco is +212. Please check with your mobile phone provider if you are able to have coverage in Morocco.
Please bring batteries with you. There is electricity at the camps for re-charging.
The national currency is the Dirham, which is divided into 100 centimes. For up to date currency exchange, go to www.xe.com. You are able to get MAD at the airport when you arrive or when you are in Marrakech.
Some hotels in Morocco do not serve alcohol, so if you would like a drink with your meal please let us know. The Desert Camps have a limited supply of alcohol and it is also possible to buy this and take it with you.
You must hold a full ten-year passport with at least six months to run from the end of your trip. Airlines may choose not to carry passengers holding passports with less than 6 month’s validity. Non UK passport holders should consult their nearest Moroccan embassy regarding visa requirements.
Gifts and souvenirs
For centuries, Moroccan crafts have been world-famous for their variety and quality. The best thing to remember is that hard bargaining is essential!
Vaccination and health
Please consult your GP regarding vaccinations. Most people who travel to Morocco do not take additional vaccinations but advice varies. This is entirely your choice. Malaria is not normally present in Morocco, however you should ensure good bite avoidance by covering up with clothing such as long sleeves and long trousers especially after sunset and using insect repellents on exposed skin.
Hospitals exist in all major cities and pharmacies can be found in smaller towns.
Water is not safe to drink from the tap, rivers or creeks. Water will be provided for you whilst you are on the trip. Make sure you ask for ‘mineral’ water.
One of Africa’s most geographically diverse and spectacularly beautiful countries, Morocco is divided by four distinct mountain ranges: The Rif, Middle Atlas, High Atlas and Anti Atlas. In the South there is the vast Sahara Desert.
A fascinating mixture of Arab, African, Islamic, Berber and European cultures, customs and beliefs.