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Morocco is a country situated in the Magreb area in north Africa. The country possess beaches facing both the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean.  The strait of Gibraltar separated the country from Europe. Therefore, Morocco is a country you should visit if you love the sea

We offer exclusive and unique trips with personalized service at any moment. Discover the sensation of travelling in a different way. The bordering countries are Algeria, the Sahrawi Republic and Spain

In fact, Spain is the country that has the most commercial agreements with Morocco therefore it’s a mayor commercial partner that also shares maritime and land borders

The border between Morocco and Algeria has been closed since 1994

Modern-day Morocco has inherited several centuries of culture and tradition

Regions of Morocco

Morocco is divided into the following regions:      

  • Ouarzazate-Zagora-Tinghir
  • Ifrane
  • Azilal
  • Taroudant
  • Errachidia-Midelt -Merzouga
  • Chefchaouen
  • Agadir-Taghazout
  • Al Hoceima
  • Safi
  • Dakhla
  • Oujda-Saïdia
  • Casablanca
  • El Jadida-Mazagan
  • Essaouira-Mogador
  • Tanger-Tetouan
  • Marrakech
  • Fès-Meknès
  • Rabat

 

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Moroccan cuisine

Moroccan cuisine is rich and diverse. This is due to the integration of other external cultures. Some of the typical dishes share the culinary arts from cultures such as the Berbers, the Moors, the Middle East, Africa and the Mediterranean.

Although the ingredients may be simple, cooking methods may be elaborated. The food is elaborated in a “homemade” style usually cooked bywomen since it is not customary for men to cook

Morocco and its festivals

Festivals are found everywhere in Morocco, a cultural phenomenon that highlights its history. The Moussems are gathering places where Moroccans celebrate their festivals and religious events. One of the most important is the Gnaoua festival held in Essaouira.

These festivals are a great opportunityto experience the different cultures that are part of Morocco´s heritage

Travel information for Morocco

CAPITAL OF MOROCCO:

Rabat

LAND AREA:

458.730 km2

POPULATION:

35.740.000  (2017 Census)

 

ETHNIC GROUPS:

70% Arab-Berbers

5% Berber
20% Arab
5% European and others

LANGUAGES:

Official – Arabic
Non Official – Berber
French and Spanish

GOVERNMENT:

Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy

ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION:

35 provinces and 8 prefectures excludingWestern Sahara

Largest Cities:

Casablanca, Fez, Marrakech, Meknes, Oujda, Tetuan, Rabat, Tangier y Agadir.

RELIGION:

SunniMuslim 99,4%
Cripto-christians 0,4%
Catholic 0,1%
Judaism 0,1%

CURRENCY:

Official currency: Dirhamdividedin 100 cents.
Coinscome in 5, 10, 20, 50 cents 1 and 5 dirhams
Bills come in 5, 10, 50 and 100 dirhams
Major foreign currencies are accepted in exchange banks. Major credit cards are also accepted, especially in hotels and restaurants

VACCINATIONS:

It’s not obligatory to get vaccinations in order to travel to any place in Morocco. Nevertheless, it is important to have your vaccines updated if you travel to tropical countries and outside the EU. We do recommend having anti-tuberculosis vaccinations

Mandatory – none
Recommended – Tuberculosis.

Tap water sanitation level:

Most important cities count with potable tap water. You should never drink directly from a stream or creek. It is highly recommended to boil water before drinking, or drink bottled water

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