On this page, you can learn more about Morocco through a series of Questions and Answers. We are a local Moroccan tour operator and we share with you some of the most basic things about this North African country.
What are the best times to visit Morocco?
Morocco is one of those types of destinations that can be visited year-round. You have to understand the geography of the country in order to choose the best time to visit Morocco. Taking into account that you have vast desert regions, probably those should not be visited during the peak Summer months such as July and August. Also, knowing that Morocco has most part of its territory with mountains above 10.000 feet and up to 14.000, you will surely encounter snow in highlands above 4200 feet. So, expect snow during the months of November until February. Overall we can say that Morocco is amazing and can be visited from January until December, but the ultimate best times to visit Morocco are during April, May, September, October, and November.
Is Morocco a safe country to travel to?
In fact, Morocco is a very safe country to travel to. It’s regarded as one of the most stable countries worldwide and in North Africa in particular.
Do I need a visa to enter Morocco?
North American, Australian/New Zealand, or European passport holders do not need a visa to enter Morocco. Malaysians, Singaporeans, and Hong Kong do not either. Other countries may need a Visa to enter Morocco and Infinite Morocco produces documents and packages for travelers to obtain visas. Chinese passport holders do not need a Visa however they must purchase packages ONLY through Moroccan travel agencies that are labeled to receive Chinese travelers in Morocco.
Do I need travel insurance?
Travel insurance should be obtained before leaving your country of origin. We don’t force anyone to purchase it. Local hospitals have limited diagnostic capability. Private clinics can be expensive, evacuation can cost a lot, luggage can disappear, so insurance is a good idea.
Do your guides and drivers speak English?
Our guides speak many languages as well as Berber and Arabic, including French, English, and Spanish, and often some German, Japanese and Italian as well.
What type of clothing is appropriate?
You can relax and wear whatever is familiar and comfortable on the street at home. Morocco is very tolerant and welcoming to visitors, you’re not expected to act or look like a Moroccan. Longer shorts and shirts are fine for men. For women, it’s a good idea to bring a scarf to cover bare shoulders and arms in rural villages.
Tipping in Morocco
Tipping is important as it is a common practice. 5-10 percent for a waiter is appropriate. Also, tip guides, drivers, and anyone else that might help you along your holidays to Morocco. It’s not required to tip a taxi driver, but you may want to round up.
Drivers & Tour Guides
Guides in Morocco carry badges from the Ministry of Tourism that allow them to do this job after completing the training course. There are mountain guides for trekking and city guides or national guides who can accompany you on trips and visits to historical monuments. Drivers hold a professional driver’s card besides the driving license, they are not allowed to act as guides, our drivers are selected for their knowledge of foreign languages, Morocco and off course driving skills, so all of them speak at least English and French besides Arabic and Berber. When you book a tour with Infinite Morocco, an English-speaking driver accompanies you while we hire local guides for the medinas guided tours in Marrakech & Fes.
What kind of tours does Infinite Morocco organize?
We, at Infinite Morocco, organize private and custom trips for travelers. Each tour is a unique experience that we plan alongside you to meet your travel dates and style. Our trips are quite flexible and are built around your requirements. All our custom trips reflect a great balance of your time to include downtime, independent exploration, and engaging guided walks/visits where necessary. So, you’ll get time to unwind or do things on your own and then have your driver when and wherever needed.
Should I exchange money before arriving in Morocco?
It’s not easy to get Moroccan Dirham outside the country as it is a closed currency. Those who succeeded have paid heavy commissions for banks. There are ATMs everywhere in the country, exchange points, banks, and many businesses/shops/restaurants nowadays accept cards mostly with a 5% transaction fee.