Morocco is a meeting point where people from different backgrounds have created an homogeneous, attentive and open people. It is the only country with access to both the Atlantic and Mediterranean, Immensely varied country: extensive, inaccessible coastlines or shorelines, plains and mountains rich cliffs, lakes, streams, desert, modern cities, traditional towns. Even the climate is varied: the eternal snow, the Torrid Zone, coastal winds wept and beautiful sunny regions. When one discovers a part of Morocco, he can only have the desire to know deeply this gorgeous country at a time when « close » to us and so different, where we already perceive the magic of great desert.
Population: 33 millions
Capital city: Rabat
People: 55% Arab, 44% Berber
Government: Constitutional monarchy
Head of State: King Mohammed VI
USEFUL INFORMATIONS :
Arabic and French are official languages but English, Spanish and German are widely spoken.
Variable across regions and landforms: Mediterranean on the North, Atlantic on the west, the desert on the South and continental in the interior. Rain irregular decrease considerably from North to South and from West to East. Snow can remain several weeks between 1000 and 2000 meters. Beyond 2000 meters, it is present from 6 to 9 months per year. In the center of the deep south, there are significant differences between temperatures during day and night.
All visitors require a passport. Citizens of the UK, EU, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand do not need visas.
HEALTH - HYGIENE
No compulsory vaccinations. The water is drinkable in cities.
Dirham. 1 MAD : to obtain USD devid by 8.10 - Euro by 10.50 (Exchange rate can change arrivail date) The import and export of the dirham is prohibited.
BANK - EXCHANGE
Exchange offices are held in hotels, airports and banks. It is possible to change traveler's checks. Credit cards are accepted in most hotels and shops. The Banks are open daily from 8:30 am to 3:45 p.m. except on Saturdays and Sundays.
The quality of accommodation in Morocco is experiencing a certain continuous improvement and competing at the highest international level as La Mamounia in Marrakesh. 5 luxury hotels, 5 star and 4 as well as famous Riads that offer excellent value quality- price and have a courteous staff.
Miles of sandy beaches at the edge of the Mediterranean or the Atlantic, also equipped beaches just few meters from your hotel room. This is what 3500 km of Moroccan coast offer to you.
International cuisine served in all hotels and restaurants in town. The traditional Moroccan cuisine is defined, rich and varied: couscous, pastilla, kebabs, tagines, Harira, delicious pastries and excellent local wine. The national drink is mint tea.
It is customary to bargain purchases, especially for acquiring artisanal products of great diversity.