Morocco is a modern country with a long history of welcoming tourists and accommodating the needs of visitors. But it is a developing country, and the very things that make Morocco such a rewarding place to visit – its unique culture, lifestyle, and geography – will best be enjoyed if you make some basic preparations before you leave home.
- Be sure to check if you will need a visa to enter Morocco, and any restrictions on the length of your stay.
- You are required to carry medical travel insurance to participate in our tours. Be sure it is valid for the duration of your trip.
- Visit a travel medical clinic for advice about any immunizations you may need before travelling to Morocco. Be sure to get any needed vaccinations well in advance of your trip so that you are protected by the time you travel.
- Are you affected by heat? Car sickness? Changes in food or water? Know yourself, and bring any medications that you find helpful for these discomforts. Many international brands are available in Moroccan pharmacies, but many are not, or are not available everywhere.
- Assume that most tap water in Morocco is safe for brushing your teeth, but not for drinking. (Bottled mineral water is available everywhere.)
- Even if you are not typically affected by diarrhea, we recommend bringing a prescription medication for this common traveller’s problem.
- Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, insect repellant, and moisturizing lotion, regardless of where you go or when you go in Morocco.
- Pack appropriately for the areas where you will be going. Check where you’re going and when you’re going as temperatures can vary considerably across regions in Morocco – you may visit several regions in a single day.
- Check that you have the appropriate electric plug converters for any electronic devices like phones or tablets or cameras that you plan to bring.
- Check the daily cash withdrawal limits on any debit or credit cards you bring with you. Not all cafes, restaurants, and hotels accept credit cards, and even if they advertise that they do, they often accept cards reluctantly. Most towns of any size have several ABMs, but sometimes they run out of money. Euros or American dollars are sometimes accepted as payment, but don’t count on it.