Enjoy Morocco on your own terms and at your own pace


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Morocco Active Adventure: a new adventure in free nature!!!

It's hard to believe before you go on this trip that a travel group can get 100% positive ratings. It isn't hard to believe when you experience the trip for yourself. Youssef is completely tuned in to the group's vibe and does his job with complete attention, kindness and humour. He is a great driver as was Ibrahim in our 2nd car. Together with our guide Mohammed, they were a great team, bringing lots of knowledge, passion about their Berber culture and fun and laughter too. It was a pleasure to visit Youssef's Berber family, enjoy lots of lovely music, try great food, see fantastic scenery and - of course - trek out on camels into the soft sands of the desert. A very special trip worthy of every one of those stars and more beyond.

I invite you to visite our travel company web: www.moroccoactiveadventure.com 

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tips and generalities about Morocco

Morocco and Amazing places to vsiti Unarguably home to the best cuisines on the planet, as well as a wickedly phenomenal mint tea, Morocco is a country that reverberates with Arabian themes despite being a north African country. Predominantly Muslim, the country has an intoxicating mixture of Berber, Arabic, Muslim, and French, due to the long period spent under French rule that finally ended in 1956. Morocco is known for its many beaches and coastal regions, the Atlas Mountains, its Moroccan mint and its amazing food, then the amazing Sahara with its sand dunes wher amost poeple realise the camel ride to enjoy with the sunset and sunrise then spend a night in a berber tent. Morocco is safe for any level of traveler, regardless whether you're a beginning adventurer or a veteran in oddity. However, it should be noted that the Western Sahara region of the country is generally considered dangerous due to the presence of land-mines left over from the many territorial battles. It should also be noted that being a Muslim country attire and manners should be respectful. Most people focus their sights on such cities as Tangier, with its decadent artistic past and present, or Casablanca with its architecture, the Hassan II Mosque, and the romance in the atmosphere. Morocco is perfect if you are a backpacker, as well. The country offers some of the most rigorous trekking that one can find within Africa. From the mule trains along the heights of the Atlas Mountains, home to Africa's highest peaks, to the rugged trails of the Rif Mountains, or the Todra Gorge, there is plenty for the outdoor enthusiast to see and experience, although it's definitely off the beaten path. And if you're one of those individuals who enjoy sticking to the cities and the beaches, there's plenty of that as well. With coastlines along the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, places like Casablanca, Marrakesh, Essaouira, or Agadir combine ancient history with modern luxury in a breathtaking mixture of cultures and experiences. Morocco is without doubt one of the most unique places to travel on the entire planet. From the food, the drinks, the culture, the people, the landscapes and scenery, and the history, this place is legendary for so many reasons that it's almost impossible to cover them all, and tempts the adventurer to explore.

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Full country name: Kingdom of Morocco Area: 446,550 sq km Population: 35 million (July 2010 est.) Capital City: Rabat Language: Arabic (official), Berber, French often the language of business, government, and diplomacy Religion: Muslim 98.7%, Christian 1.1%, Jewish 0.2% Government: Constitutional monarchy Time Zone: UTC 0 Dialing Code: 212 Electricity: 127/220V 50 Hz Weights & measures: Metric

Money & Costs: Currency: Moroccan dirham (MAD)

What to Pack Bring along warm clothes if you are coming in winter, especially if you plan to visit the mountains. This is also the time when unexpected showers occur, so do not forget to pack your umbrella or raincoat. Also carry your medicine kit along with you. It is also advisable to carry an insect repellent if you are planning to take part in some adventure activities. If you are travelling during the summer months carry enough precautionary measure as you might fall prey to heatstroke. To avoid getting sunburn, carry sunscreen, sun block lotions and also an umbrella. While packing summer clothing, keep in mind that Morocco being a conservative nation does not encourage wearing revealing clothes especially by women. Also do not forget to add a comfortable pair of sneakers or hiking shoes, you will need it to take part in the outdoor activities. Bring along a digital camera, to capture the natural beauty engulfing you. Travel Documents Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months. European Union residents, the Swiss, British, US and Canadian passport holders will get a visa on arrival valid for 3 months. All other nationalities need a visa to enter, so please check with the embassy in your country for the needful. How to get Morocco

Getting to Morocco by Plane

The Moroccan national airline is Royal Air Maroc. The company has flights to Europe, North America, Middle East and Africa. Of course, the airline covers the whole of Morocco.

Also, there is the privately-owned Regional Air Lines, the airline that is operating mostly inside Morocco, with a few flights to Spain and Portugal.

Low-Cost Airlines That Fly to MoroccoThe following low-cost airlines have flights to Morocco:

Aigle azur to Agadir (from Paris) to Casablanca (from Paris) to Marrakech (from Paris) to Oujda (from Paris) to Rabat (from Paris) to Tangier (from Paris) Air Berlin to Agadir (from Basel, Zürich, Salzburg, Vienna, Berlin, Cologne, Dortmund, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Erfurt, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Leipzig, Münster, Nuremberg, Paderborn, Rostock-Laage) to Marrakech (from Zürich, Vienna, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg and Hanover) Atlas Blue to Fes (from Marseille) to Marrakech (from London, Brussels, Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Mulhouse, Nantes, Nice, Paris, Toulouse, Geneva, Bologna, Milano, Barcelona and Madrid) to Nador (from Brussels) to Oujda (from Brussels and Marseille) to Tangier (from Brussels) Condor to Agadir (from Berlin, Bremen, Cologne/Bonn, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Leipzig, Munich, Paderborn, Saarbruecken and Stuttgart) easyJet to Casablanca (from Madrid) to Marrakech (from Madrid and London) Jet4you to Agadir (from Paris) to Casablanca (from Paris, Lyon, Marseille and Brussels) to Marrakech (from Paris) to Fes (from Paris) myair.com to Casablanca (from Milano and Venezia) to Marrakech (from Milano and Venezia) Ryanair to Fes (from London, Frankfurt, Marseille and Barcelona) to Marrakech (from London, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Marseille and Barcelona) transavia to Marrakech (from Amsterdam)

International and Local Airports in Morocco

Agadir, Al Hoceima, Casablanca, Dakhla, Errachidia, Essaouira, Fes, Laayoune, Marrakech, Nador, Ouarzazate, Oujda, Rabat; Tan-Tan, Tangier and Tetouan

Note: Although all the airports listed above are open to international flights, most of them have only local flights available. The airports with frequent flights from/to Europe are the tourist centres: Marrakech, Agadir and Fes. Of course, there is also the biggest airport in Morocco, Casablanca's Mohammed V and the capital, Rabat.

Getting to Morocco by Ship

Departure Points for Ferries Going From Europe to Morocco

Spain: The main port from which the ferries go to Morocco is Algeciras. There are also Almeria and Malaga. Italy: You can sail from Genoa to Tangier. This is a good choice if you are going to Morocco from Central or Eastern Europe. However, the duration of the trip is around 2 days, so you'll make a wise decision by booking a full pension, which includes a room with a bed and meals. France: Sète.

Note: Ceuta (Sebta in Arabic) and Melilla are two Spanish towns (exclaves - this is Spanish territory) on Morocco's Mediterranean coast. So, if you are going to take a ferry to either one of them, you will cross the border and enter Morocco not when the ship arrives at these ports, but once you reach the border either by car or some other means (taxi, bus). If you want to enter Morocco directly, choose Tangier as your destination port.

Important: If you are travelling to Morocco during August, prepare for a long wait before boarding a ferry. It is during August that many of the 3 million Moroccans living in Europe are travelling to Morocco to spend their holidays there. Although the shipping companies do prepare for this, the wait can still be long.

Ticket Prices for Ferry rides from Spain to MoroccoPlease note that the prices below are listed for informational purposes only. They can change at any time. You should check them directly by going to the ferry companies' websites listed below to make sure you have the most up-to-date information.

Algeciras-Tangier Ferry Ticket Prices:

One-way ticket for an adult passenger without a vehicle is around 40 €. One-way ticket for an adult passenger with a vehicle is around 30 € (this does not include the cost for the vehicle whose ticket has to be payed separately). One-way ticket for a car whose length does not surpass 6 meters and whose height is lesser than 1.80 m is around 100-140 €. The price for cars whose height surpasses 1.80 m is around 200 €. One-way ticket for an adult passenger with a vehicle is around 30 €. One-way tickets for motorcycles and bycicles is around 40 €.

Ferry Companies that Sail to MoroccoAcciona Trasmediterránea: from Algeciras to Tangier and Ceuta, from Malaga to Melilla and from Almeria to Melilla and Nador.

Balearia: from Algeciras to Ceuta.

Buquebús: from Algeciras to Ceuta.

Comanav: this is the only Moroccan shipping company that has ferries. They sail from Italy, France and Spain: from Genoa to Tangier, from Sète to Nador and Tangier, fromAlmeria to Nador and Al Hoceima and from Algeciras to Tangier.

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Things to do

5 Dyas Wild Desert Trip

The best itinerary to explore the south of Morocco & wild desert. From Marrakech over the Atlas mountains to the sand dunes of Merzouga where you will ride the camels and spend the night in a berber. A chance to travel in off-Road Tracks and meet local and nomads people

3 Days Erg Chebbi Tour

The tour will start from Marrakech crossing the main sights via the route of kasbahs and berber villages including a camel trek and spend a night in Erg Chebbi sand dunes. During the trip, you will cross different Valleys including Dades Valley, Todra Valley and gorges then Draa Valley.

Imperial cities & desert

Tour for people who are interested to find out both of Marrakech and Fes then the real and authentic desert including Erg chebbi, it's a chance for people who prefer to travel more to deep desert far from the public transportation and tourist area to enjoy the quietness total..

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Excursions from Marrakech

SIGHTSEEING MARRAKECH CITY:

In a half-day or one full day, you will explore the medina and its labyrinths of alleys and experience the mass of people in the square of Jamâa El Fna. You will find snake charmers, fortune tellers, acrobats, monkeys etc… Sightseeing also including entrance to major monuments such Koutoubia mosque, Bahia palace, Saadiens tombs, Menara gardens…

CALECHES VISIT:

Another great way to visit Marrakech is with caleches or coutchis, these horse-drawn carriages which can take up to 5 people. The caleches will take you to the major monuments within the Medina.

FANTASIA SHOW "CHEZ ALI"

Chez Ali is really a 1001 Nights' experience to end your journey in Marrakech,during the dinner, various folklore groups pass through the nomad tents singing and dancing. After that, we're invited to attend to a superb folklore spectacle and fantasia show followed by fireworks lighting the sky.

ESSAOUIRA:

A charming small town, Essaouira is an ancient Portuguese harbour considered as the first trade harbour of Morocco in the late 18th century. With a mild climate, it offers beautiful wild beaches extremely popular with surfers. Essaouira is reputed for meetings of musicians and other artists, and also for handicrafts such as woodwork and silver jewellery.

OURIKA VALLEY:

The valley of Ourika is at the foot of the High Atlas Mountains and is particularly green throughout the year. The valley, crossed by the Ourika river, allows you to discover the

high peaks of the Atlas Mountains and visit the Berber villages along the way..

ASNI OUIRGANE BY4X4:

One day excursion to Asni, this small village which is situated in the foothills of the Mount Toubkal. Toubkal stands at a height of 4160m making it the highest mountain in North-Africa. The visit also includes the fascinating Berber village of Tahanaoute.

OUZOUD CASCADES:

Some 150km north from Marrakech, in the Middle Atlas, you can enjoy the spectacular waterfalls of Ouzoud. With a height of over 100m they are considered the highest in North-Africa. The way to the cascades offers a variety of natural charms.

OUARZAZATE 1 DAY:

During this full day excursion, you will cross the High Atlas range. You will enjoy a fascinating landscape with high mountains from the Tizi N Tichka pass. The scenery will suddenly change when descending the other side of the mountains on the way to Ouarzazate. Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou and Kasbah Taourirt can be visited along the way.

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BEST RECOMMANDED TOURS IN MOROCCO

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03 day: Marrakech – Erg Chebbi – Marrakech 03 day trip : Fes – Sahara desert – Marrakech 03 day: Marrakech – Erg Chebbi – Fes 05 day trip Marrakech Desert Tour 04 day trip: Marrakech – Sahara Desert – Marrakech www.moroccoactiveadventure.com
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