FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DO I NEED TO ARRANGE TRAVEL INSURANCE?
Yes. You are responsible for obtaining your own travel insurance cover. We recommend and require that you purchase travel insurance at the point of booking your spot on a Morocco Getaways. This is in order that you are insured should unforeseen circumstances prevent you from attending the trip.
WHAT METHOD OF PAYMENT IS AVAILABLE?
Once your booking is confirmed we will send you a link to our secure payment page to make the first payment for the deposit. We will then send you a reminder and payment link when the balance is due.
Upon request you can make direct via PayPal.
DO I NEED A VISA FOR MOROCCO?
A visa may be required to travel to Morocco. It is your responsibility to check the visa requirements based on your country of original / nationality and to obtain the correct visa for your trip. Morocco does offer visa-free travel for stays of up to 90 days for many countries.
IS TIPPING CUSTOMARY
While tipping isn't mandatory in Morocco, rounding up the bill and leaving spare change at restaurants and cafes is generally standard practice. Taxi drivers and porters will also accept tips, 10 dirham is usually sufficient in this case.
WHAT IS THE INTERNET ACCESS LIKE IN MOROCCO?
Morocco's cities have internet access available in internet cafes and hotel lobbies. In some cases, free Wi-Fi can be accessed in public places. Less internet access is available in rural areas, so be prepared to 'disconnect' when travelling out of Morocco's big cities.
CAN I USE MY MOBILE/CELL PHONE IN MOROCCO?
Mobile phone coverage is generally very good in Morocco's cities and metropolitan areas, although expect limited coverage in remote or mountainous areas. Ensure you have global roaming activated with your carrier if you wish to use your phone while in Morocco.
WHAT ARE THE TOILETS LIKE IN MOROCCO?
Morocco's toilets are a mixture of modern flushable toilets and squat toilets, so be prepared to encounter both. Carry your own supply of toilet paper and soap, as these aren't always provided.
CAN I DRINK THE WATER?
Drinking tap water isn't recommended in Morocco. For environmental reasons, try to avoid bottled water. Ask your leader where filtered water can be found as some hotels provide this.
ARE CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED WIDELY IN MOROCCO?
Major credit cards are accepted by most large shops, hotels and restaurants, although smaller vendors and market stalls often only accept cash.
WHAT IS ATM ACCESS LIKE IN MOROCCO?
ATMs are easily found in the large cities and airports, although are less common in rural and remote areas. When travelling out of the city, be prepared by having enough cash, as ATMs aren't always an option.
WHAT PUBLIC HOLIDAYS ARE CELEBRATED IN MOROCCO?
11 Jan Independence Manifesto Day
1 May Labour Day
26 Jun Aid al-Fitr / End of Ramadan
30 Jul Throne Day
14 Aug Oued Ed-Dahab Day
20 Aug Revolution Day
21 Aug HM Mohammed VI's Birthday
1 Sep Aid al-Adha / Feast of Sacrifice
22 Sep Islamic New Year / Muharram
6 Nov Green March Day
18 Nov Independence Day
1 Dec The Prophet's Birthday
Please note these dates are for 2017. For a current list of public holidays in Morocco go to: http://www.worldtravelguide.net/morocco/public-holidays
IS MOROCCO A SAFE DESTINATION FOR LGTBQ TRAVELLERS?
We recommend LGBTQI travellers exercise discretion when travelling in Morocco as homosexuality is not widely accepted in the community. Homosexual acts (including kissing) are illegal in Morocco and can attract a fine or even a jail sentence for offenders. That said, some towns (such as Marrakech and Tangier) are considered more gay-friendly than others. As long as travellers use discretion and avoid public displays of affection, travel in Morocco should not be a problem.
WHAT KIND OF TOURS DO YOU ORGANIZE?
We at Morocco Getaways organize private and custom trips for travelers from all around Morocco. Each tour we design alongside you is highly personalized to fit your travel dates, preferences, and travel style. Our trips are quite flexible and are built around the experiences you wish to have. We work hard to balance your time to include independent exploration with engaging guided visits where pertinent or necessary. So, you’ll get to explore on your own and have your driver or guide with you when needed.
WHAT KIND OF TRANSPORTATION DO YOU USE ON YOUR TRIPS?
We have 4WD and minivans that we use for most private trips we run. These vans hold up to four to five adults comfortably. Once a group size reaches six or more persons, we tend to use minibuses, which hold 12 to 17 persons comfortably. For more remote or rustic areas (and for certain itineraries), we have 4WD that we utilize on tour.
IS MY DRIVER ALSO MY GUIDE?
Essentially, your driver is more than a driver. He is your tour host and confidant. And, we consider our drivers to be the best in the entire country. Many of them hold advanced English degrees. They are with you to keep you safe on the roads, answer cultural questions you might have, and to simply act as a key to the local culture and regions you’ll be visiting. This balance really means you have experts when needed and have time for independent exploration when possible and worthwhile.