Do I need a visa to enter Morocco?
Tourist visas for American travelers are not required for stays under 90 days, but your passport must have at least six months of validity at the time of entry and at least one blank page necessary for an entry stamp. *US Dept of State
Are there any COVID, health, or vaccination requirements to enter Morocco?
Following the decision of the Moroccan authorities, COVID health restrictions (PCR or Vaccine Pass) are lifted. Travelers must only present a completed health form that can be downloaded online or available at the airport.
Apart from universal vaccinations (tetanus, polio, whooping cough, diphtheria, hepatitis B), no additional immunization is recommended to visit Morocco. *Moroccan Government
Do you offer flights to Morocco?
No, we don’t, and for a good reason. Morocco is a popular destination served by multiple airlines departing from numerous cities with different prices. So instead of having to fly to a city that may not be close or convenient to your home to start your flight to Morocco, you have the freedom to choose the best departure time and city for you and the best price. There are a few airlines that we prefer based on our experiences in the past which include:
Are all meals included?
The Moroccan Ministry of Tourism used to have the slogan “Morocco, a feast for the senses!” And they were right. Food is everywhere in Morocco, and the best meals can be found in the most unlikely places. From street vendors with incredible grilled saffron chicken to luxury restaurants serving the finest French cuisine. That’s why our tours only include breakfast, so you’re filled and ready for the morning, and an occasional dinner at the end of a long drive or when meal options are limited by location. Our included “Taste of Morocco” street food sampling will give you just a taste of what Morocco offers, so once you find that exceptional dish that you want more of, you’re free to indulge whenever and wherever you choose. So bring your appetite for adventure, and you’ll discover why Morocco still is a feast for the senses.
Do we recommend travel insurance?
YES! Travel is an adventure. Worry isn’t. Anything can happen when traveling, from delayed flights to unexpected illnesses. That’s why we recommend travel insurance to all our clients. Of all the insurance providers we’ve worked with, we’ve always had the best results with SquareMouth.
Will we have the same guide with us all the time?
Years of experience have taught us that the best guide is a local guide. So while you’ll have the same driver with you for the extent of your tour, you’ll have local guides in the cities where they’re needed due to the complexity of the city or just the number of sites to be seen.
What about LGBTQ travel?
Officially, same-sex sexual activity is illegal in Morocco and can be punished with anything from three to five years imprisonment and a fine of 1,200 MAD. That said, LGBTQ tourism is often tolerated as long as travelers are discrete in showing affection in public (the same goes for opposite-sex couples). The drivers and accommodations we work with are professional and welcoming when working with LGBTQ clients and are devoted only to creating a positive experience in Morocco. Fun fact: two men holding hands while walking in public isn’t unusual and is only a sign of deep friendship or family bond.
What should I pack?
Being a Morocco tourist gives you many passes on dressing appropriately for the culture. In big cities, you’ll see tourists in tank tops, booty shorts, and flip-flops like they were strolling on a Florida beach. While tolerated, it marks them as a tourist with everything that comes with it. If you want to “fit in” and be able to better experience Morocco, its culture, and its people, you’ll want to leave the booty shorts at home and dress for the culture. Long pants or long dresses are a great place to start. Tops that cover up to the neck and upper arms are also respectful. And please, don’t wear flip-flops! A pair of sturdy walking shoes or low hiking boots over uneven (and often really dirty) streets will save your feet from damage and all sorts of icky.
Some people travel using SpaceBags, while others fold their clothes neatly. But rest assured, airport security and customs don’t care how organized you are. Everything could get dumped on a table then just tossed back in. From experience, what works best for us is packing using a “Ranger Roll.”
What’s the weather like?
Morocco is in the Northern Hemisphere, so has the same seasons as the US at the same time. The closest comparison would be to Arizona. Hot in the summers, cool in the winters (right down to the snow). If you’re traveling in winter, spring, or fall, bring at least fleece that you can put on when the temperatures dip.
What medicines should I pack?
- Prescription medicines: in their original bottle and labeled with the traveler’s name
- Anti-diarrheals: Morocco can and will send you running to the bathroom at least once. The change in climate, spices, and food gets everyone, so bring some Imodium or similar.
- Pain killer: Asprin/Advil/Alive/etc
- CBD/THC: DON’T BRING THEM! Even if you have a prescription