26. 6. 2018

A Few Tips While Travelling to Marrakesh, Morocco

The Sahara Desert is probably the main reason why you will want to visit Morocco. It is the most popular destination in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Traveling to Morocco is not cheap at all, but you will certainly get value for your money. There’s a lot on offer in Morocco, from the beautiful sceneries, the very tasty food, and a people who are extremely friendly and hospitable.

There are long gorgeous beaches that will take your breathe away, diverse mountain ranges for the outdoorsy people, exquisite architecture all over the country, shopping malls where you can find just about anything and a wide range of high-class hotels for accommodation.

Your solo trip to Morocco will certainly be filled with lots and lots of activities. In the desert, you will get to see the dunes, and take some camel rides. You will also get to sample the famous Moroccan mint tea with pastries, and many others different activities.

What you may find shocking will be the culture in this country. Everything is completely different, from the way they dress, especially the women, to how they interact with each other. You will need to be very careful not to offend anyone.

When on vacation in Morocco, contact us for the professional photographers to capture each and every moment of your magical visit. Go along with family and capture the images of them traveling on camels. It is unforgettable.

Now, it is important to note that this is the land of Arabs, and things don’t quite work the same as other countries. This is the reason why we have decided to sample for you a few traveling tips when you go to Morocco.

Dress Appropriately

We cannot emphasis this enough. This is mostly an Arab country with many Muslims, and women especially in this region will dress in a hijab, and they are completely covered up. A tourist dressing skimpily will draw unwanted attention on themselves which can be regarded as rude. Ensure to also look out for grabbers, as there are some men who will want to keep grabbing women who are badly dressed as per their standards.

Money Issue

The big shops will take credit cards and other money carrying cards, but the smaller shops which are very common and cab drivers will not. For this reason, ensure you have the local currency ready at hand. The exchange rate is not bad as $1 exchanges for 9.6 Dirhams (DH).

ATM’s

Exchange enough money at the airport or in a bank as the ATM’s quickly run out of money. Your hotel may also do the exchange for you, but if the demand is high, they will also run short. Do not use a traveler’s cheque as you may not find a place to cash it.

Always Have the Exact Change

The Cab drivers and other vendors will rarely have the correct or exact change, so ensure to carry lose money all the time. If you don’t, you will find yourself constantly overpaying as no one has the right change for you.

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Haggle Haggle Haggle

If you don’t know how to haggle, then take a crash course quick before your big trip. This is because buying and selling in Morocco is a sport that is played well if the buyer knows how to haggle. This is a culture that is taken seriously in this country. After haggling training, you can enjoy the Moroccan street market with spices, gold and various souvenirs. Imagine yourself in this colorful place, here could be captured amazing photos, so do not hesitate to contact one of our vacation photographers for the best memories.

Tipping

You must tip in Morocco. As mentioned earlier, to avoid uncomfortable situations, always have some change ready to give tips. The general rule is 1 DH for the local places and Cab drivers and 3-5 DH for high-end nicer areas.

Be Very Wary of any Local Guides

It is good to have a local guide for navigating through the city, but be careful. Most of them have made deals with the local stores to overcharge you, especially if you are a tourist. When they say they are haggling for you to get the best price, its probably a lie. The best thing to do is get a referral from someone you know or don’t buy anything.

Holy Day Friday

This is an Islamic country and their holy day is Friday. This is the day they close up shop and go to the mosque. Chances are that no shops are open all over the city and most people will be acting different on this day. Take note of all the Islamic holy days that may fall during your solo trip to avoid going to places
that will most definitely be closed. Also, you may offend them if you do not realize what day it is.

The beautiful photos from Morocco help preserve your special memories and those incredible moments spent during your vacation. Not only will you have souvenirs from your trip, but thanks to a local vacation photographer, you will have a lovely album of photos to cherish as well.

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