Good to know About Morocco
Morocco is a fascinating mixture of the Orient and the West
The variety of the topography of Morocco is found in its climates, which are very different Depending on the region. Spring and Fall are the best seasons to visit the Imperial Cities, the period from October to May to visit the south.
The Atlantic coast
temperate oceanic climate on the facade, with little amplitude Thermal between summer (ca. 25-30 ° C) and winter (ca. 20 ° C). In Summer (July/August), When the cold air masses of the Atlantic meet the masses of hot air From the land, fog is formed during the morning on the Strip Coastal. The temperature of the ocean varies between 17 ° C in winter and ca. 22 ° C in summer.
Summers are very hot and dry, with spikes at more than 45 ° C. In Winter temperatures are pleasant, approx. 20 ° C. Heavy showers can be Produce in all seasons, suddenly filling the wadis with water and making the
Roads that are impracticable in some places.
The Bivouacs in the desert is not recommended between June and August due Of the very high temperature but also of the presence of scorpions.
The mountainous regions of the atlas
The climate is similar to that of Switzerland. Winters are cold and summers pleasantly Cost. In the winter, the tops are regularly snowed, it may happen that The Col du Tizi Tichka (alt. 2 ‘ 260 m) is closed due to snow.
Recognized by Gourmets as one of the best in the world, Moroccan cuisine
is fine and varied: barbecue, Pastilla, tajines, couscous, honey cakes and
Almonds … If Islam and alcohol are normally incompatible, you will not be
No trouble making you serve alcoholic beverages. The country’s wines (red,
(gray, rosé) are taken, Morocco producing even excellent wines, and local beer
is of good quality. Being imported, appetizers and strong alcohols are expensive. But the national drink remains the mint tea, always very sweet.
Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar during which all Believers require not to eat, drink or smoke as a sign of penance.
During this period, life runs slower. Many businesses are Closed all day but the post office and banks remain open in the morning. This Said, life is all the more lively in the streets after sunset. The quality Service can sometimes relax during the Ramadan. Approximate dates: 28 June to 28 July 2014
It is in the souks, located in the heart of the Medinas, that lovers of shopping will find Their happiness. Beautiful objects are sold there, always made by artisans Premises: jewelry, leather goods, carpets, embroideries, jackets and jackets, shoes, Travel bags, etc. And of course, in the souks or in street vendors, the
Price bargaining is a mandatory ritual. You can get a good idea of the Price by going to visit state co-ops that offer fixed prices.
Tips are commonplace in Morocco and represent, for some A large part of the income. Make sure, by giving a tip, that This one is neither too important nor too weak. As an indication of mad minimum/ Maximum:
• Carrier per suitcase 20
• Taxi Driver 10/15%
• Restaurant service 10/15%
• Local Guide (1/2 day) 50/100
• Companion guide per day 100/150
• Camel 50
The road network is constantly evolving in Morocco and many (paying) motorways have emerged in recent years, dramatically reducing travel times. To help you build your itinerary, you will find at the beginning of this brochure, a table showing you the distances and kilometers between the main cities of the country. The signposts (French/Arabic) are common and clear. Swiss and European driving licenses are recognized. It is very easy to drive to Morocco, with a reserve for night driving. Observe the speed limits because the radars are frequent.
ERG: Very high dune area
Kasbah: Kind of strong castle built
Ksar: Fortified Village
Ksour: plural of Ksar
Medersa: Koranic School
Medina: Old Town
Oued: Temporary watercourse