Starting in Morocco: practical, seeing, organization, accommodation, transport ....


Go to Morocco to explore the mountains and the coast, cross the Atlas, the High Atlas and southern Morocco. Individual or group, camel, 4x4 or on foot, go on an adventure in the big areas of Morocco.
Come and meet the most beautiful cities in Morocco and imperial cities: Casablanca, Rabat, Fez, Meknes, Marrakesh and discover their lively souks or mingle vibrant color and strong odor of spices.

Morocco: Tour Operators

The tour operators offering trips to Morocco are very many, just to name a few:

- Top Desert , a tour operator based in M'hamid El Ghizlane in southern Morocco, it offers its services in organizing excursions and tours in groups or individually in the desert.
- Morocco Horizon Adventures , a travel agency based in Agadir in Morocco, it offers its services in group tours of organization or individual, incentives, conventions and seminars, it handles the booking of hotels, minibus hire and private cars, to organize sports tours; 4x4, mountain biking, surfing, trekking tours in the mountains or in the desert on camels.
- Oujda Travel , an agency offering a range of services such as booking flights and shipping routes, hotel bookings and car, excursions and tours through Morocco .
- Amaris travel , a travel agency offering tours discoveries on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, the Atlas, the High Atlas, the middle Atlas and in southern Morocco. Individually or in groups, go on an adventure in the great desert areas of Morocco ... The Amaris Travel headlight circuit is the Caravan of the deep south, a shipment of 8 days through the desert, accompanied by a caravan dromedary.
- Berber Adventure , a travel agency offering tours combining sport and discovery in the Atlas, the High Atlas and the Middle Atlas. Individual or group, choose from one of the proposed routes and go on an adventure in the great desert spaces of Morocco ...

Do not miss in Morocco

Casablanca is Morocco's main city, it attracts visitors mainly for its large Hassan II Mosque, the second largest mosque in the world. But most travelers prefer Marrakech, most picturesque with lively souks and old town full of charm.
then Fez Branch, the former capital of Morocco, a mysterious and picturesque town where you can get lost in a maze of medieval streets.
Do not miss either to visit Meknes, a city often called the "Versailles of Morocco 'because of its beauty.
-Ouarzazate for its Kasbah well preserved (World Heritage by UNESCO).
-Rabat, the capital of Morocco, a pleasant, modern city.
-Tanger, the arrival point for most visitors arriving by ferry from Spain. The old town has an enigmatic charm which has historically attracted numerous artists (Matisse), musicians (Hendrix), politicians (Churchill), writers (Burroughs).
-Agadir, best known for its beaches. The city is very modern.
-Chefchaouen, located in the mountains near Tangier Cchefchaouen is nicknamed the Blue City, with its walls whitewashed and dyed blue.
-The archaeological site of Volubilis, located 30 kilometers north of Meknes, the largest Roman ruins in Morocco.

Accommodation in Morocco

The hotel offer in Morocco is very important, the 1-star to 5 stars, through hostels, riads, lodges.
stays generally include breakfast and many include dinner. Outside the cities do not miss to stay in a traditional inn, a kasbah, a house built of unbaked clay. In general, excellent service and very reasonable prices. It is also possible to find accommodation in the desert and the oasis.
If you choose a cheap hotel, always ask to see the room before taking your key because comfort can vary from one room to another.
Overall it is better to prefer a midrange hotel or luxury rather than a cheap, they are often poorly maintained, for a few euros more you can pay for a nicer hotel.
If you are looking for a beautiful riad, you will find in Marrakech, Essaouira and Fez, wherever there is a medina riads found.
Moroccan cuisine.
Moroccan cuisine is known for countless dishes with diverse influences, Mediterranean, African and Arab. Unfortunately as a tourist, especially if you have a limited budget, you will have the choice between a handful of dishes that seem to have a monopoly on restaurant menus.
The flat light it is on couscous and tagine, accompanied by meat and vegetables simmered for several hours in a clay pot.
Restaurants offer dozens of variations, tajine chicken with lemon and olives, lamb or beef with honey, fish or shrimp in a spicy tomato sauce. Be sure to drop the Harira (soup of lamb / beef, and vegetables over red lentils).

Go to Morocco

Mohammed V Airport (CMD) is the main international airport in Morocco is located Nouasseur, about 25 km from Casablanca.
From Europe, flights are especially offered by Air France, Iberia, TAP Portugal, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, Norwegian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Air Berlin, Alitalia, easyJet and Ryanair to many Moroccan destinations .
Ryanair has signed an agreement with the Moroccan government and operate flights from Bergamo, Girona, Reus, Bremen, Madrid, Brussels, Frankfurt-Hahn, Eindhoven, London, Porto.
Jet 4 You also offers very cheap tickets from France and Belgium.
By car, it is possible to return to Morocco from the north in particular from the Spanish enclaves, Ceuta and Melilla, and south from Mauritania (Dakhla).
There are ferry departures from Tarifa, Malaga, Almeria and Algeciras in Spain.
From Tarifa to Tangier passenger ticket costs 45 euros.
It is not possible to enter in Morocco from Algeria, the border is closed for ten years.

Visa and formalities to return to Morocco

All visitors coming to Morocco require a valid passport, the French do not need to get tourist visa before departure. Tourists can stay up to 90 days.

Move to Morocco

The train is the most comfortable way to travel to Morocco, because of their frequency and their comfort, but the network is limited. It serves Marrakech and Tangier via Casablanca and Rabat, with a branch line to Oujda Sidi Kachem Meknes and Fez.
The only drawback with Moroccan trains is that they are often delayed, so beware if you have schedules to meet.
It several bus classes, the most economical course is the most popular and slower, with seating rarely available.
Bus superior standing have air conditioning and are very comfortable, they are naturally more expensive and faster.
Thanks to the bus service you can get almost anywhere in Morocco.
the aircraft is not a very popular way to travel to Morocco, however, Royal Air Morocco, the national airline, has a excellent network that serves most cities. The tickets are quite expensive
Other airlines operating domestic flights are:. Air Arabia and Morocco
The main roads are in fairly good condition.
The main cities are connected by toll roads:
-From Casablanca and Rabat, Kenitra and Tangier to prolonged.
-Another highway linking Rabat to Fez via Meknes.
-From Casablanca to Marrakech.
Be warned that driving in major Moroccan cities can be sports, only the most experienced pilots and most patients should try it, especially in Marrakech and Casablanca.
You will find rental companies drive in most Moroccan cities.