The official languages of Morocco are Arabic and Berber. You will also note French is often spoken as Morocco is a former colony of France.
English is taught as a second language in schools. However, do not assume every individual you meet will be able to converse in English. It can be cost effective to retain a trilingual tour guide on your small or private group tour if this is a concern.
The currency used throughout the country is the Moroccan dirham. Credit cards are widely accepted and ATMs are common, dispensing local currency.
A visa is not required when travelling from Canada or the United States as a tourist for up to 90 days. A valid passport is mandatory. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date you expect to leave Morocco.
The best time to visit Morocco is either in the spring from March to May or in fall between September to October. Other months can also be pleasant if you prefer it very hot and sunny, or don’t mind the cold.
There is a public transit system in Morocco that uses rail to link the main towns and buses for inner city trips. Small private and group tours will typically use large vans and sedans. Medium to large motor coaches are used for larger group holidays.
Is Morocco a family friendly destination?
Morocco is a great vacation for the family with plenty for all ages to enjoy. Take a hot-air balloon ride over Marrakech, explore the Imlil Valley, ride a camel in the Sahara Desert, explore the colourful medina in Marrakech, and so much more. This moderate Muslim North African country is for all travellers.
Morocco, is more accepting than other nations in Africa when it comes to affection between LGBTQ people. The city of Tangiers has been offering respite to LGBTQ visitors for over a century and Marrakech is moving in a similar direction. With that said, conservative attitudes still prevail, and homosexual acts remain illegal. It is expected that all visitors maintain an understanding of cultural sensitivity concerning this issue. Discretion is to be practised regardless of orientation at sites of antiquity, as well as during day to day touring.
There are no compulsory vaccinations required for Morocco, however, we recommend you consult with your local travel clinic for the most up to date recommendations, particularly in regards to malaria prophylactics.