FAQ

1. Why book with sahara wanderlust?
There are many reasons to book your trip through saharawanderlust. We have been in the business of operating high quality tours for a decade so far .and pride ourselves on using this experience to create consistently high quality, personalized tour experiences. so we are able to provide a level high of service anywhere you would like to travel in our country.

1. Is Morocco safe to visit?
Tourists have been visiting Morocco for years and Moroccans have well-earned reputation for warmth and kindness toward visitors. Moroccan cities are generally very safe, especially in area where tourists frequent. Morocco is very well secured, Police in every location, there is so many checking points, this is what makes Morocco safe and 100% secured to make sure everybody are safe and comfortable in Morocco.

2. Is Morocco considered a safe destination in comparison to other countries in the world?

Morocco generally has a very low crime rate. Travelers will be safe in Morocco if they take sensible precautions that would apply to any tourist destination around the world.

1. Can I bring a personal supply of cigarettes and alcohol with me when I am visiting Morocco?
It is always recommended for travelers who wish to have their own supply of cigarettes and alcohol with them in Morocco to purchase them upon arrival. There are duty free shops in all these airports Casablanca, Marrakech, Agadir, Fez, Tangier and Rabat. Tourists are allowed to purchase up to 3 liters of alcohol and up to 200 cigarettes on arrival.

1. Do Moroccans speak languages other than Arabic?
English and French are studied in school all over Morocco. This is why most Moroccans, who live in the cities, speak or understand at least some English words or phrases, and most of Moroccans are speaking French well. Fewer Moroccans can speak Italian, Spanish, and German; however, professionals in the tourism sector are accustomed to visitors who cannot speak Arabic. They speak enough English and many other languages to fulfill the needs of most travelers.

2. Do I have to learn Arabic in order to enjoy my visit to Morocco?

Many travelers enjoy their stay in Morocco without learning a single word of Arabic; however, it is always good to learn a few Arabic words to expressing greetings or thanks. If you are planning to visit some places other than popular tourist destinations, it is advisable to learn some Arabic phrases. Generally, Moroccans are friendly and are happy to help anyone, especially foreigners and tourists, even if there is a language barrier.
Here are just a few to know :

  • Yes ═ na´am
  • No ═ laa
  • Thank you ═ shokran
  • Hello ═ Sabah Al-khayr
  • Goodbye ═ Ma´a elsalama
  • I do not understand ═ Ana laa Afham
  • How much does it cost? ═ Bichhal?
  • I would like to buy ═ O´reed ann ashtary

1. What are the opening hours for monuments and historical sites in Morocco?
– Most of the monuments, historical sites, and museums in Morocco open from 9 AM until 6 PM. During Ramadan, the holy month of the Islamic calendar, be aware that these hours will change significantly.
2. What are the opening hours for shops and different stores in Morocco?
– Most of the shops in Morocco open from around 8 AM and stay open until 11 PM; however, many shops, cafes, and restaurants especially in main cities like Marrakech, Casablanca, Fez, , and Rabat stay open much later and some facilities and shops are open 24 hours a day in touristic areas. During Ramadan, the holy month of the Islamic calendar, opening hours may change significantly with shops closed during the middle of the day and staying open much later.

1. Is it allowed for non-Muslims to enter historical mosques in Morocco?
– Non-Muslims are generally are welcome to visit mosques in Morocco.
2.Is there any special dress code to be followed during visiting a mosque in Morocco?
– There aren’t really special clothes to be put on while visiting a mosque in Morocco; however, modest dress would be highly recommended and in some mosques, it`s better for women to cover their hair and perhaps their arms and legs. Both women and men will be asked to remove their shoes before entering a mosque.
3. What are the most important historical mosques in Morocco?
– Morocco features a large number of remarkable and historical mosques. The most notable among them are Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech, Bab Berdieyinne in Meknes, Bou Inania Madrasa in Fez, Mosque of Mulai Idris in Fez, Tangier Grand Mosque and Sidi Bou Habib Mosque in Tangier. Tourists are welcome in all of these mosques on any day, except Friday.

4. Are tourists allowed to enter the Christian monuments in Morocco?
– In Morocco churches are treated the same as mosques. Most churches and monasteries welcome tourists and foreigners, except during Lent. Modest dress is also advisable while visiting Christian places in Morocco.

1. Can I take photographs of the people, streets, etc. in Morocco?
– Moroccans are well known all over the world for their tolerance and hospitality; however, it is always polite to ask permission before taking a photograph of people, especially women, and stores or products. Photography is non-permitted around army bases, airports, In most places where photography is prohibited there will be signs to notify you.
1. What is the check-in and check-out time in the hotels in Morocco?
– The same as many hotels all around the globe, the check-in time in most hotels in Morocco is around midday, 12 or 1 PM. If you arrive in the hotel late at night or in the early morning, you may have to pay for an extra night to get to your room immediately without having to wait until the normal check-in time.

2. What different types of hotels are there in Morocco?
– Accommodations for travelers in Morocco fall across a broad range—everything from world class luxury to simple hostel accommodations are available. The nicest hotels compare well with luxury hotels anywhere, coming from international hotel chains like , Hilton, Four Seasons, and Sofitel. A step down from these is a variety of local hotels that ranges from luxurious to simple. Moroccans hotels have their own rating system that loosely classifies them on a 5-star scale; however, this scale is different from international standards used elsewhere.

1. Are there any health issues that I should worry about in Morocco?
– Generally speaking, tourists face few unique health problems in Morocco, but occasionally travelers experience some gastric disturbance resulting from drinking tap water or eating from a local restaurant not recommended by their tour guides or the receptionist in hotel. Some travelers might suffer sunburn or heatstroke from the heat and sun during the summer if they are not careful; however, taking the proper precautions and drinking bottled water can eliminate any health risks.
2. Are there certain vaccinations to be taken before traveling to Morocco?
– There are no obligatory vaccinations that should be taken before being granted with the visa of Morocco. However, it would be recommended for the senior people and for young children to take vaccinations against Hepatitis C, Typhoid, and an oral dosage of Tetanus.

1. What is the official currency in Morocco?
– The Moroccan Dirham (MAD) is the currency of Morocco. Made up of 100 centimes per unit, the currency is issued by the Bank Al-Maghrib (Morocco’s central bank). Historically, the Moroccan Dirham originates from the Byzantine Empire’s Drachm, and was used in Arabia and the Levant in pre-Islamic times. The name “Dirham” stems from the Roman word “denarius” .

2. Will I be able to exchange dollars, Euros, or other currencies in Morocco?
– There are a large number of banks and exchange offices that can change cash and travelers’ checks in Morocco. Moreover, many touristic shops, restaurants, and bars will actually accept dollars or Euros at rates that are relatively close to the official ones. Makes sure you know the current exchange rate of dollars or Euros to Moroccan Dirham (MAD)..

3. How common is the use of credit cards in Morocco?
– Credit cards are widely used in Morocco in hotels, many shops, restaurants, and cafes. Most stores in markets accept credit cards. The most common types of credit cards used in Morocco are Visa, Master Card, and American Express.

1. Is it a common practice to give tips in Morocco?
– Many people in the tourism sector depend on tips, as a major part of their income. Therefore, tipping is considered customary in Morocco. It is a customary attitude for expressing ones satisfaction of good services rendered to him by staff on duty with him. We advise if you are willing to offer it, this would be great and if not, you are not obliged to do it.

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