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- Most useful items
- Packing list
- What should you eat when visiting Morocco?
- How much money should you take with you?
- Useful information
Morocco is a very interesting travel destination, which is gaining popularity among tourists every year. Travelers will appreciate both the perfect weather for a carefree rest on beautiful beaches, fascinating architecture, and the extraordinary richness of tastes and aromas of Moroccan cuisine. If you want to know what to pack for your holidays in Morocco and what to see when visiting this beautiful country in North-West Africa - read on!
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The most useful items
- Visa - despite the fact that Morocco is not in Europe, the obligation to have a visa has been abolished for most citizens of Europe going to this country for tourist purposes - provided that our stay does not exceed 90 days.
- Passport and other documents - the passport is the only document entitling you to enter the territory of Morocco. Importantly, parents traveling with a minor child should have not only his passport, but also a copy of his birth certificate.
Warning! In Western Sahara, tourists may have their passports checked more often, so remember to always have your passport with you.
- Insurance - typical european health insurance will not be valid in Morocco. We strongly recommend that you buy additional health insurance that will cover the costs of possible treatment, hospitalization or return to the country in the event of an accident.
- Appropriate clothes - when traveling to culturally different countries, remember to behave with respect and respect local customs. Therefore, if we can - when traveling to Morocco, let's avoid clothes that reveal shoulders, thighs or cleavage. This also applies to men who should not wear shorts. It is true that in a hotel or in tourist towns, the sight of tourists in shorts will not surprise anyone, but in local cities or in the south of the country it may be perceived negatively and as disrespect.
- Moroccan Dirham - it’s the currency in Morocco. Be careful to exchange money only in reliable exchange offices, because often in front of currency exchange offices you can find shady traders offering to exchange money at a more favorable rate - and they are usually scammers. We can also use a convenient currency card, thanks to which we will avoid currency conversion fees.
- Travel insurance
- Health insurance
- ID card
- Credit card
- House keys
- Hotel booking confirmation
- Plane tickets
- Socks x7
- Pants x7
- Sleepwear / Pajamas
- Bikini / bathing suit
- Bra x2
- Flip-flops / slippers
- Comfortable shoes
- T-Shirt x5
- Trouser belt
- Summer jacket
- Shower gel
- Hair conditioner
- UV cream
- Face cream
- After sun cream
- Eyebrow gel
- Eye pencil / Eyeliner
- Lipstick / Lip gloss / Lipliner
- Foundation / BB Cream
- Make-up removal products
- Cotton pads
- Under-eye concealer
- Prescription drugs
- An anti-diarrheal drug
- Pills for sore throat
- Patches with dressing
- Beach towel
- Glasses box
- Luggage tag
- Cotton mask
- Inflatable pillow
- A large suitcase
- Phone charger
What should you eat when visiting Morocco?
Fans of interesting and varied cuisine will be delighted in Morocco! Many travelers share their experiences of exploring the extraordinary gastronomy of this country on their blogs or vlogs. Moroccan cuisine is not very sophisticated or complicated - it is based on simple, local, seasonal products, but it delights with the richness of the spices used, such as curry, ginger or cinnamon.
- Tajin - Morocco's most popular dish, which Moroccans are especially proud of. In fact, as many houses and restaurants, as many ways to prepare a tajin. It is a type of stew made of meat (chicken, lamb or beef) with vegetables and dried fruit - for example, dates. Nuts are also often added to it. It is served with couscous or pita bread. Sometimes you can also find additives such as pickled lemons, olives or almonds.
- Moroccan desserts - you must try them when traveling to Morocco. Extremely sweet, infused with honey, nuts and spices, seasoned with orange blossom water - it's hard to eat more than one slice at a time! Try bashousa, which is almond semolina cake, and m'hanha, which is a rolled dough stuffed with almond paste and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Sweet, ripe dates are also worth trying.
- Harira - delicious, filling soup from Morocco. It’s made of cooked meat with chickpeas, lentils and tomatoes, with the addition of cumin, coriander or dates. It is a popular dish during Ramadan - the holy month of the Muslim calendar.
- Couscous - you can't leave Morocco without trying couscous! For us, it is usually associated with a bland addition to the main course, while in its Moroccan version it is an extremely aromatic, filling dish in itself. It’s served with a lot of vegetables, meat and spices, and it is not a problem to find a vegetarian version as well.
- Brochettes - meat skewers that can bring to mind similar tasting Turkish specialties. Prepared with lamb, poultry or mutton, often served with local vegetables and perfectly seasoned!
How much money should you take with you?
- Remember that in Morocco there is a solid tradition of bargain, especially at markets and local stores. It is not uncommon for the first price to be up to ten times higher than what we can buy the item for.
- The prices of accommodation and transport are not too high - we can find a place in a smaller, local hostel from about EUR 12 for two people per night, and in a better hotel - from about EUR 35.
- Entrance tickets to archaeological sites, mosques, palaces and synagogues usually cost from about 1 to about 4 euro.
- For street food we will pay about EUR 1-2.5, and for a meal in a restaurant - we have to pay from about EUR 6 per person.
- Remember that alcohol in Morocco is not as widely available as in Europe. It is a Muslim country. Finding a restaurant serving beer or wine can cause us a bit of trouble, and if we succeed - buying a bottle of wine in a restaurant can cost us a lot - from 15 euros upwards. Alcohol is more available and cheaper in larger supermarkets.
Many tourists wonder if Morocco is a safe destination before they leave there.
- Watch out for fraud attempts at fairs or “porter scams” - if in the square where taxis stop at the airport, you will be approached by a person claiming to be a porter, who will take your suitcases from the trunk and offer to take them to the hotel, watch out. It will require a big tip from you later!
- Also, beware of people who offer you guided tours of the attraction or cheaper admission tickets.
- Traveling women are advised not to travel alone in Morocco and not to engage in discussions with men on the street.
- When driving in Morocco, you need to know that the streets are usually in chaos. It’s the norm to not use turn signals, to cross a red light etc.
- Interestingly - many tourists who are not afraid of inconvenience and want to experience an adventure decide to ... stay overnight in a tent on a desert.
- Public transport in Morocco is very cheap and is a great alternative to quite expensive taxis. We will pay only EUR 1 for a bus ride from the airport.
- In the summer season, temperatures in Morocco reach 45-50 degrees. It is worth considering a trip to that region in the spring or autumn. Warning! In winter in Morocco, you may be surprised by… snow.
Morocco is an unusual, attractive region that will delight even experienced travelers. The richness of culture, history and gastronomy encourage you to visit this beautiful country. So don't hesitate, download the MyLuggage app and let us prepare a personalized packing list for you and plan your dream trip!
10 November 2020