Travel Tips for Morocco
"A Guide for First Time Travellers to this Fascinating Country "
These travel hints for Morocco are a guide for those travelling to this amazing country. The culture and expectations of tourists are different to those of a Western country. Knowing something of the culture, what to expect as you walk the medinas, souks and cities , how to bargain, a little about the food etc will help you make the most of your Moroccan experience
Dress and What To Wear
There is no doubt, especially for younger women, Morocco can be a challenge with the local men.
Need to Know Facts
4. Smoking and Eating in Public are not acceptable - especially in Ramadan
5. Beware of men and boys offering to help you find your way, or take you to special shops or events etc ! They will be demanding money from you on arrival. They can be persistent - Tell them you have already been, then keep walking and ignore them.
6. Beware of offers to show you the way from men on bikes at the airport ( Marrakech) where the rental cars are - again you will be asked for large sums of money for guiding you through the streets to the petrol station and/ or your road out of the city. If they do offer, make it clear you will not be paying. If you want to give them something on arrival this is then up to you. Moroccan are generally friendly and helpful but some spoil it by ripping tourists off!
Driving in Morocco
Driving in Morocco is relatively comfortable in the countryside. The roads are in reasonable condition generally except in the very northern part that was originally Spanish.
Local Food and Eating