About Morocco

Morocco is a country full of charms, located in North Africa, which borders the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Mediterranean Sea to the north. It has a population of more than 38.8 million inhabitants, indigenous Berbers and Arabs.

The most famous and largest cities in Morocco are Casablanca (you can visit the Hassan II Mosque, the only mosque in the world that allows access to non-Muslim tourists), Marrakech, Tangier, Fez and Meknes. Its capital is Rabat, a beautiful city where most of Morocco’s commercial activity is concentrated.

In turn, in Morocco, there is the largest desert in the world “El Sahara” where the sunsets and sunrises that it gives us are certainly incredible, something you have never seen before.

The main economy of the country is tourism, this is why we wait for you to enjoy the magic of this country and make your dream trip with us.

While we are talking about Morocco, it is crucial and necessary to know that it is a patriarchal society. Therefore, there is a large part of gender inequality.

Food

Moroccan food is extremely tasty. It is made with natural elements in which you can highlight the different spices and herbs that are used to prepare the best dishes. The olives
from Morocco, they are really delicious and are very important part of the country’s meals.

They are typical Moroccan Tajines. Khubz bread Moroccan soup Couscous dish very typical and can not miss Moroccan sweets.

In the mornings and afternoons you will be entertained with Moroccan tea wherever you are. This will make your trip more enjoyable and you can enjoy the beautiful aroma of tea herbs.

Weather

The weather in Morocco varies by season and location. For example, temperatures in the south and southeast can reach more than 50 degrees Celsius (more than 120 degrees Fahrenheit) in the hot summer (July and August). Thus, summer is the best time to explore the High Atlas (mountains and imperial cities …..), and traveling to the desert regions at this time is very difficult and not recommended. In winter (from December to February), the mountains are very cold compared to other areas, since snow and rain can be found. Therefore, winter is the best time to discover the desert. The spring and autumn months are perfect, since the rain is light and the temperatures are warm during the day and cool at night.

Religion

Islam is a predominant religion in Morocco; It has prevailed in Morocco since the seventh century. Most Muslims in Morocco are Sunni (they belong to the Maliki School as the only source of instruction), and the second largest religion in the country is Christianity due to the fact that it was the only religion in Morocco before the arrival of the Islam. Recently, a notable number of non-religious has been increasing in Morocco.
Muslims believe in only one God (Allah) and the text they read is called Koran. Mosques are the main place of worship for Muslims in Morocco. By religion, Aid Al Adha is the biggest festival for them and Ramadan is the month of fasting.
You can listen to ¨Salat¨, the call to prayer in the cities 5 times a day.

Currency and money

The currency of Morocco is the Moroccan Dirham, the only one legally traded in Morocco. The Dirham is a currency closed for the fact that it cannot be exchanged outside the country’s borders. However, all international airports, travel agencies and banks in Morocco have a currency exchange counter, but don’t forget to bring your passport if you want to use the bank.

The credit card is also available in Morocco. It is highly recommended for travelers as there are many ATMs throughout the country, you just have to check with your bank to find out where you can withdraw the money. More specifically, it is advisable to save all exchange and ATM receipts to convert your Dirhams to your local currency when you leave (you can do it again at the airport or at any travel agency).

Moroccan languages

The official languages ​​of Morocco are Arabic and Tamazight (Berber). There are two varieties of Arabic, standard Arabic and dialectal Arabic. Standard Arabic is used in formal education, administrative offices, formal speeches and mosques (religion), while Dialectal Arabic is used for communication in the street and in homes; It is used in informal conversations and is not used for writing. On a social level, the vast majority of Moroccans speak and understand French, and Spanish is widespread in northern Morocco and Western Sahara.

On the other hand, the Berber language or the so-called Tamazight has three vernacular languages ​​(or varieties) that are used mostly in many rural areas of Morocco. They are Riffian or Riffia, Tashlhit, and Central Atlas Tamazight. All these varieties are mainly used in spoken speech and Berber speakers do not use them in writing.

Telephone Code: 00212 to call from abroad to Morocco 0034 to call from Morocco to Spain 0 + tlf to call between Moroccan tlf.

Most important cities in Morocco.

Morocco is characterized by its beautiful landscapes, atlases and amazing mountains, long desert dunes, the old medina (“Marrakech”, “Fes” and “Meknes”) where there are traditional and old-school things, and the traditional “Riads”, It is what encourages and attracts so many tourists from all over the world to visit Morocco.

Rabat

Rabat is the capital of Morocco, also called the green. Rabat is located in the Atlantic Ocean, on the banks of the Abou Regreg River. In addition, it is the political and administrative city with a rich history. Some argue that Rabat is not an advisable destination to visit because it is only a city of political and administrative affairs. However, those people are completely wrong; Rabat is full of exotic places like the Kasbah of Oudaias, Tour Hassan, Chellah, etc.

White House

Casablanca is the largest city not only in Morocco but also in the Maghreb. It is located in western Morocco.

Casablanca is the heart of the economy and business in Morocco. It has about 3.35 million inhabitants (according to 2014 statistics). In addition, the city has numerous cultural and historical attractions: the Hassan II Mosque, the largest in North Africa with incredible architecture, worth visiting (you can visit the only Mosque in the world that allows access to non-Muslim tourists), the beautiful city beach with clean water and a relaxed atmosphere, the Casablanca Cathedral (Cathédrale Sacré-Coeur), which is typical of Mauritanian architecture, and the Medina, which is full of ancient and fascinating Traditional restaurants and buildings.

Marrakech

Fabulous, about the city, dedicated to the pursuit of pleasure. Excellent restaurants, wonderful hotels and Riads, and all the nightlife one expects. Legendary shopping, easy access for day trips to the Atlas Mountains and the best air links.

Fez

Possibly the best preserved medieval city in the world. Ringed by high walls, the old town works as it did centuries before; artisans sit in their stores and manufacture and sell their products. The greatest Moroccan architecture. Fantastic palaces and fortresses. Fez is also famous for its cuisine. Easy access to the ski slopes of Ifrane.

Meknes

Meknes or Meknes is a city in northern Morocco located in a valley at the foot of the Middle Atlas mountains. It belongs to the region of Fez-Meknes and is one of the four “imperial” cities of Morocco.

Tanger

Tangier is a Moroccan port in the Strait of Gibraltar that has had strategic importance between Africa and Europe since the time of the Phoenicians

Essaouira

An Atlantic port built by the Portuguese. A fabulous architecture, a great fish. Miles of endless sandy beach. Made popular by Jimi Hendrix and Cat Stevens in the late 60s, it still retains a relaxing air

Oulidia

Oulidia has a natural projection of 10 km in length, creating a quiet salt water lagoon, away from the Atlantic rollers and protected by large cliffs, with a unique and narrow opening towards the sea. The area is a nature reserve, produces excellent seafood (oysters are particularly famous) and has a charm that reminds of some way to South Africa.

M’hamid

The desert beyond this town offers the best in terms of tranquility and traditional desert landscapes that we have found so far. A mixture of hamada (stone desert) and the classic “sea of ​​sand” of dunes. What is missing is easy access, so mass tourism is kept at bay.

Merzouga

The closest settlement to Erg Chebbi, the largest dunes in Morocco. With a height of 150 meters, these majestic dunes offer incredible views, especially at sunrise and sunset. The Paris-Dakar rally often crosses this area in January. We will also explore the less known eastern slopes of the dunes.

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