FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Dear guests, before you go to Morocco, You may ask and look for some information to help you during your tour in Morocco. Here are some information and instructions we think that are important to know.
You can travel to Morocco any time of the year. However, there are better and recommended periods to visit Morocco rather than any time else. Morocco is at its best in spring (mid-March to November) when the heat of summer has eased.
At other times don’t underestimate the extremes of summer heat and winter, particularly in the high Atlas Mountains, where snowcapped peaks persist from November to July. If you are travelling in winter, head for South, although be prepared for bitterly cold nights. Morocco’s Mediterranean coast and Rif Mountains are frequently wet and cloudy in winter and early spring.
Apart from the weather. It is the time of ‘Ramadan month’; the traditional month of fasting and purification, which is another important consideration. During Ramadan some restaurants cafes are closed during the day time and general business hours are reduced.
There are number of languages in Morocco, but the two officiallanguages that practiced in Morocco are: Modern standard Arabic and ‘Tamazight’ (Berber). The languages that used by Moroccan associations and administrations are: ‘Classical Arabic’ and ‘French’. Majority of Moroccans speak French language, due to the colonization. There are several Moroccans who speak Spanish as well, and educated people can speak English.
‘Moroccan Dirhams’ is the currency of Morocco. The plural form is pronounced darahim, although in French and English “dirhams” is commonly used. Its symbol is “MAD”. The dirham is issued by the Bank Al-Maghrib, the central bank of Morocco. 1 Euro = 10,70 MAD. You can change Euros in many and different places among Morocco country.
You can use xe.comto know the rates of world currencies.
To confirm any tourwith us, the deposit will be required to pay by PayPal or Western Union and the rest of the payment will be settled in cash during the trip. You can pay us either on Euros, USD or Moroccan Dirhams. For the exchange information, you can use website above.
The Price for any of our private tours depends on number of persons whom will take such a tour. The price gets lower if more people shared the tour, and the maximum for 4×4 car we use is 6 Persons.
It is very common to pay 2 dirhams for the use of public toilets in Morocco. Make sure you bring small coins when you go on a tour. You will usually see someone sitting by a table outside the public toilets waiting to be paid. Everyone Moroccans and tourists pay 1 dirham for the use of public toilets in different restaurants and cafes in Morocco.
Of course, you can rent a car in Morocco in Casablanca, Marrakech or any city in Morocco has Agencies for renting cars with different types. You can rent car for duration you like and travel where you want in Morocco country.
Hello:Salam./Thank you:Chokran./ Good bye:Bislama. / Where is:Feen?Yes:N’aam. / No:Laa. / Please:A’afaak. / How much:Chhaal? Little: Shwiya. / No thanks: LaaChokran. / Ok: Waha.
Of course, Saharan desert tents (camps) are different in terms of quality and service. There are two different types of tents in the desert: standard tents and luxury desert tents. Normal: black nomadic tents without showers and WCs for sharing. Luxury white big tent with WC and shower hot water inside the tent and quality.
Moroccans are differs from one to another, some local people don’t like to be photographed. Whereas, some others it’s very normal to take picture to or with. So, it will be better to ask the person first to take him/her picture. Some people may ask you for fee if you want to take a photo, especially snake charmers, artists, and sellers in the street. Well, we recommend you to ask for permission before taking pictures to the people.