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Travelbay Tours - Inclusions - Meals

6 x Meals
Daily breakfast 

Travelbay Tours - Inclusions - transport

Private Transport
All transport in a private
air-conditioned vehicle

Travelbay Tours - Inclusions - Accommodation

Accommodation
6 nights accommodation in hotels of your choice of star rating

Travelbay Tours - Inclusions - Tour guides

Private Driver
Your own personal driver plus
local guides in Marrakech & Fes


Travelbay Tours - Inclusions - Included activities

Included activities :
Casablanca sightseeing including Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosque in Morocco ~ Explore Rabat including the Kasbah of the Udayas and the Mohammed V Mausoleum ~ Visit Meknes and the enormous Bab El Mansour ~ Enjoy a city tour of Fes including the Palais Royale, shopping at a leather souq and more ~ Visit the alpine town of Ifrane ~ Take a city tour of Marrakech including El Fna Square, the Old Medina and more


Itinerary

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Intro

Spend a week in delightful Morocco on this fantastic 7 day tour. Visit palaces, kasbahs, mosques, markets and much more. Drive through the spectacular Moroccan countryside with your own personal driver in a private vehicle and enjoy the colours, sights, people, scenery, shopping, yummy food and more of this wondrous country.

Day 1: Arrival in Casablanca  

Upon arrival at Casablanca airport you will be greeted by your personal driver who will be ready to take you to your hotel for check-in.

Please note: If you arrive early in the morning we cannot guarantee that a room has early check-in available unless you have booked the night before.

Overnight in Casablanca: Relax Casa Voyageurs (Budget option); Kenzi Basma (4 Star option); Kenzi Tower (5 Star option); Val d’Anfa (Superior Riad option)

Day 2: Explore Casablanca, Rabat & Meknes

After breakfast, begin your tour with a visit to the Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosque in Morocco. This extravagant place of worship was built to commemorate the former King's 60th birthday. Not a cent was spared and it showcases the very best of Moroccan artisanship.

From here take a stroll along the Ain Diab Corniche, the fashionable coastal suburb of Casablanca. Then head to Mohammed V Square also known as the heart of Casablanca. For lovers of architecture this area is sure to delight.

You will next be driven to Rabat (approximately a 1 hour drive), the country’s capital city, rich in history and beautiful architecture.

Explore the Kasbah of the Udayas built during the Almohads dynasty in the 12th century. Stop next at the Mohammed V Mausoleum* where the present King’s father (the late Hassan II) and grandfather were laid to rest. Remember to look up and marvel at the hand-carved cedar ceilings covered in gold leaf.

Visit the Hassan Tower (just opposite the Mausoleum), an incomplete minaret standing at 44 metres tall with approximately 200 columns that would have originally been the foundation of what was to be the world’s tallest minaret and largest mosque.

Travelbay Morocco Tours - Bab El Mansour, Meknes

After a full morning, have some lunch and sit back as you head east to Meknes (approximately a 2.5 hour drive). Arrive at Bab El Mansour, an enormous and beautiful gate. Look closely and you will see the inscriptions across the top.

Just nearby is Hri Souani, a complex comprised of three buildings built for granaries and stables – a Moroccan landmark that has featured on the big screen.

Later in the afternoon you'll be driven to Fes (approximately a 1 hour drive) and taken to your hotel.  

Overnight in Fes: Hotel Arena (Budget option); Ramada Fes (4 Star option); Palais Medina (5 Star option); Riad Myra (Superior Riad option)

Meals included: Breakfast

*Ensure you are respectfully dressed when entering the Mausoleum. Shoulders and legs should be covered where possible.

Day 3: Explore the wonders of Fes

After breakfast, begin your tour of Fes with a visit to the Palais Royale, the largest royal palace in Morocco. But don’t expect to venture inside, this palace is to be admired from the outside only. Continue with a wander through the ancient Medina.

Enjoy watching master potters at work in a traditional ceramic crafts village. From here step back in time and journey through medieval Fes El Bali, a part of town that remains ancient in all its glory and untouched by modern times.

After stopping for a bite to eat, take a tour of the famous Al-Karaouine Mosque, considered by UNESCO and the Guinness Book of World Records to be the oldest operating university in the world. Non-Muslims are prohibited from entering the Mosque itself but are welcome to peer through the gates to view the impressive interior.

Travelbay Morocco Tours - Leather tanning, Fes

Complete the city tour of Fes with some shopping at the Leather Souq, the oldest Leather Tannery in the world dating back at least nine centuries. The shopping here is wonderful and even if you don't plan to buy anything, the colourful experience is quite special.

Please note: today you will have a local guide.

Overnight in Fes: Hotel Arena (Budget option); Ramada Fes (4 Star option); Palais Medina (5 Star option); Riad Myra (Superior Riad option)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4: Drive through the Middle Atlas Mountains to Marrakech

Travelbay Morocco Tours - Atlas Mountains

This morning you will be collected by your driver to head to the Middle Atlas Mountains. Your first stop is Ifrane (approximately a 1 hour drive), a charming and unexpected town/ski resort famous for its Alpine climate and European-style houses.

With its neat red roof houses and lake-studded parks it has more of a Western feel. Built by the French in the 1930’s, Ifrane was an attempt to re-create a European alpine-style resort. Look out for the Barbary Macaque, an endangered species and the only African monkey living north of the Sahara.

Continue on to Beni Mellal (approximately a 4 hour drive). Here you may like to have lunch and if there is time, wander through the local souq (market) for some great produce and textiles.

Arrive in Marrakech in the late afternoon (approximately a 3 hour drive).

Please note: today there is around 8 hours driving.

Overnight in Marrakech: Les Trois Palmiers (Budget option); Kech Hotel (4 Star option); Atlas Medina (5 Star option); Dar Karma (Superior Riad option)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5: Wake up in Marrakech and enjoy this wonderful city

Today enjoy a guided tour of Marrakech - 'Paris of the Sahara' as Winston Churchill once described it.

Your first stop is the Koutoubia Mosque, the largest Mosque in the city. From here you will be taken to Bahia Palace, built in the late 19th century by Morocco’s top artisans over a period of 14 years. The detail and level of intricacy is an absolute delight to view.

Next visit the Saadian Tombs – with imported Italian marble and pure gold gilding, the tombs represent opulence at its best.

Travelbay Morocco Tours - El Fna Square, Marrakech

After lunch, be entertained by street performers of the famous Jemaa el Fna Square. In 2001 UNESCO declared the Square a 'Masterpiece of World Heritage'.

Before dinner, wander through the bustling souqs in the Old Medina for a spot of shopping. Be enchanted by the rainbow of colours sprawled across the market from walls of babouche (Moroccan leather slippers) to exotic fresh fruit, scarves for every occasion, brightly coloured ceramics and so much more. Be sure to up-skill yourself on bargaining – it will come in handy :)

Please note: today you will have a local guide.

Overnight in Marrakech: Les Trois Palmiers (Budget option); Kech Hotel (4 Star option); Atlas Medina (5 Star option); Dar Karma (Superior Riad option)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6: Free day in Marrakech then drive to Casablanca

Today enjoy the morning at your leisure in Marrakech before being collected and driven to Casablanca for the evening (approximately a 2.5 hour drive).

Overnight in Casablanca: Relax Casa Voyageurs (Budget option); Kenzi Basma (4 Star option); Kenzi Tower (5 Star option); Val d’Anfa (Superior Riad option)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7: Time to go home or onto your next adventure

Today you are free at leisure in Casablanca before your departure. You will be collected 3 hours prior to your flight by your driver and taken to the airport. It's time to say goodbye or hello to your next destination.

Meals included: Breakfast

Additional details

*All accommodation and hotels are subject to change. If the stated hotel is not available a hotel of a similar standard will be booked.

To include all dinners please contact us for dinner supplement pricing.

This is a Private Tour and on arrival you will be met by your personal driver who will remain with you for the duration of your holiday. In Fes and Marrakech you will have the addition of local guides.

The size of the vehicle used will depend on how many people you are.

If you would like a quote for your international flights to and from Morocco, please let us know. Likewise, if you would like any stopovers or travel insurance, we would be happy to provide you with a quote.

Click here to download printable itinerary.

This is a Private Tour with your own private vehicle and personal driver.

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Dates, Availability & Pricing

This tour can start on virtually any day of the year.

When booking online you will have the option to specify the date you would like to commence your tour. Please do not book any flights until you have received confirmation from us.

There is a high season surcharge of $150 per person twin share for travel during the following dates:

  • 1 March - 31 May
  • 16 August - 31 October

If your holiday coincides with these dates we will let you know at the time of your booking or enquiring.

For travel over the Christmas and New Year period (22 December - 4 January), please contact us for a quote.

Apart from the above, the stated pricing is valid for travel until the end of 2020. If you plan to travel after this date, please contact us for a quote.

The above pricing options for Budget, 4 Star, 5 Star and Superior Riads are per person based on twin share (2 people per room). In most cases triple share is also available. If you would like triple share, a single room or if you are a single traveller, please contact us for a quote.

Hotel Information

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Hotel details

Casablanca

Budget: Relax Casa Voyageurs
4 Star: Kenzi Basma
5 Star: Kenzi Tower
Superior Riads: Val d'Anfa

Fes

Budget: Hotel Arena
4 Star: Ramada Fes
5 Star: Palais Medina
Superior Riads: Riad Myra

Marrakech

Budget: Les Trois Palmiers
4 Star: Kech Hotel
5 Star: Atlas Medina
Superior Riads: Dar Karma

*All accommodation and hotels are subject to change. If the stated hotel is not available a hotel of a similar standard will be booked.

What are Superior Riads?
Superior Riads are traditional Moroccan houses - think ornate tiled mosaics and beautiful arches. They are usually built around a central courtyard and are considered boutique hotels.

Tour Guides

You will have a personal driver with you for the duration of your holiday.

Drivers are like tour facilitators. They can liaise with you about the starting times and the different stops along the way.

In Fez and Marrakech you will have a local guide in addition to your personal driver. The local guide is a licensed English speaking guide with and knowledge of the history, culture and sites you will be visiting.

There is the option to book an escorted guide to accompany you for your time in Morocco - they will be with you for the duration of your holiday. A supplement applies for this service, please contact us for a quote. Similar to local guides, escorted guides are licensed English speaking guides with knowledge of the history, culture and sites you will be visiting. They are known as national guides and their knowledge extends to all of Morocco. If you opt for an escorted guide, you won't need the local guides.

Please note: drivers are not the same as licensed, local or national guides.

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Travelbay Vietnam Tours - Customer Reviews

Our trip to Morocco was AMAZING; it was very easy, fun, interesting, beautiful and more. I would highly recommend it! It was also helpful to have a driver and a trip that was organised and arranged beforehand.

 

Ursula Bathurst (age 11)

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Travelbay organised a brilliant adventure for my family and I in Morocco. Our drivers and guides took great care of us. Everything ran smoothly, we loved this family holiday.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is my departure guaranteed?

Once you have paid for your booking and received confirmation of your travel dates from Travelbay, your holiday is guaranteed on your chosen departure date - except in cases of major weather events and alike in which case we do our best to adjust your holiday accordingly.

How much is the tour?

Travelbay provides Budget, 4 Star, 5 Star and Superior Riad pricing options, based on twin share (2 people per room). Please see the pricing at the top of the page. In most cases triple share is available. If you would like triple share, a single room or if you are a single traveller, please contact us for a quote.

Can I add extra nights?

Yes, with pleasure. Just let us know how many extra nights you would like either before or after and we will arrange for you to stay at the same hotel and let you know the cost of the extra nights.

Arriving early or staying on won't affect your airport transfers - if you're staying at the same hotel and we book it for you, we'll collect you when you arrive and take you to the airport when it's time for your departure flight.

If you want to add on extra tours on your additional days, please contact us for options.

Can I change the itinerary?

Yes, we can alter the itinerary for you so that you get exactly what you are after.

We can provide you with a quote for any changes you wish to make.

What is the size of the group?

This tour is a Private Tour. It will be only you and your travel companions in the group and you will travel in a private vehicle with your own personal driver.

Do you have single traveller pricing?

Yes, please contact us for a quote.

Can we do triple share?

Yes, triple share is available. Please contact us for a quote.

What is a Superior Riad?

Riads are traditional Moroccan houses often built around a central courtyard. They are smaller than most hotels and could be considered a boutique hotel.

Do I need any vaccinations?

We recommend you check with your doctor as to any immunisations that you may require or that are recommended for your travels. Alternatively, you can visit The Travel Doctor or Travelvax for more information.

Do I need a visa for Morocco?

It is your responsibility to ensure you have obtained a valid visa prior to travel, if required.

If you have a valid Australian passport you do not need a visa to enter Morocco, so long as your visit does not exceed 90 days.

It is likely on arrival you will need proof of a confirmed onward ticket and a valid visa for your next destination if applicable.

We recommend checking the visa requirements before you go. To find out the visa requirements for Morocco, you can check here with Visalink.

In addition to the above link, we have provided some more information on visas for Morocco here: Visa Information page.

Please note: We attempt to provide you with the latest information and links. However, please be aware that it is each traveller’s responsibility (and not Travelbay’s) to ensure that you have a valid visa if required for any country you visit. We recommend checking the visa requirements before you go.

Is tipping customary and how much do I tip?

Tipping is entirely at your discretion.

In response to some customers questions here are a few guidelines:

In Morocco, it is customary to tip waiters, porters in hotels and terminals, toilet attendants, taxi drivers, helpful museum curators, and even human parking meters (gardiens de voitures).

There is no rule as such, however we have included the below as a guide only (USD$)

Driver: $3 per person per day
Local guide: $2 per person per half day of sightseeing
Escorted guide: $6 or $7 per person per day
Porter: $1.00 per bag per person
Waiter staff: $1.50 per person (lunch or dinner)
Chamber maid: $1.00 per person per day

Tipping tip: It can be handy to have small notes for tipping.

What is internet access like in Morocco?

WIFI access is common in the cities. In smaller towns and rural villages, internet access may be less common.

Signals can be weak and you may prefer to to access data by purchasing a local SIM card.

Can I use my mobile phone in Morocco?

Mobile reception is generally good in urban areas and big cities. Mountainous and more remote areas may not have very good network coverage.

Global roaming can be expensive in Morocco and you may prefer to purchase a local SIM card.

What currency do they use in Morocco and can I get money out of an ATM?

The currency used in Morocco is the Moroccan Dirham (MAD).

In Morocco, they use largely cash. You can withdraw money from ATMs which are available in the large cities readily.

The Dirham is a closed currency, meaning that you can't technically buy or sell it outside of Morocco.

When changing money, Australian dollars aren't usually accepted in Morocco. USD, Pound Sterling and Euros are widely accepted.

Remember to always have your passport with you as identification when changing money.

We recommend letting your bank know that you will be using your card in Morocco to avoid them freezing any 'suspicious' activity.

When is the best time to travel to Morocco?

Morocco is a popular destination all year round - you can visit anytime!

In spring (mid-March to May) and autumn (September - October) the weather is warm and dry making it a pleasant time to travel in Morocco.

Note: Ramadan will commences between the end of April and late May and during this time many locals will be fasting. Restaurants and cafes generally remain open during this time, especially in tourist centres and there is no expectation on tourists to fast.

What clothing should I pack?

We recommend layers for Morocco as at night in the desert it is cool, even in the summer months.

Depending on the season you are travelling in, pack accordingly - the summer months are hot and in the winter time in Morocco sees snow on the mountains.

Morocco is predominantly a Muslim country and we recommend wearing shorts, dresses and skirts that cover at least your knees as well as covering your shoulders. You may find it useful to take a scarf or shawl with you in the car in case you need to cover up.

It's always a good idea when travelling to have layers and comfortable shoes to cover all eventualities.

What type of adaptor plug do I need for Morocco?

Type C (European 2-pin) Type E (French 2-pin, female earth).

A useful resource to find out what plug or adaptor you might need for any country can be found by clicking here: https://whatplug.info/to/ and then selecting the country or countries you are visiting.

Travel tip: Take a power board with multiple outlets. This way you can use the one adaptor and plug in multiple devices or electronics.

What happens on arrival?

Your personal driver will meet you at the exit of Terminal 2 outside the airport. If your flight arrives into Terminal 1 please make your way to the exit of Terminal 2 to meet your transfer (around a 2 minute walk). Your transfer will be holding a sign with your name on it.

Do I need travel insurance for Morocco?

Travelbay strongly recommends travel insurance – we are very happy to provide you with a free quote.

Can I contact you?

You most certainly can.

Whilst our official office hours are Monday to Friday - 9am to 5.30pm AET (Sydney time) we are regularly in the office outside of these hours and at weekends.

Feel free to ring at any time before 7:30pm - 7 days a week - 365 days a year. If we are busy on other calls or not available please leave a message including your phone number and area code and we will get back to you as quickly as we can.

You are also very welcome to email us on team@travelbay.com 24/7 - we check our emails regularly. We look forward to hearing from you.


Terms & Conditions

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Terms - Full version

Booking Process:

Upon purchase of your tour online you will immediately receive a receipt and order confirmation. Travelbay will contact the tour operator to confirm availability for all accommodation and transportation for your tour.

As soon as we have confirmed the dates (usually within 48 hours sometimes a little longer at weekends) we will email you your booking confirmation.

We will request further information from you to ensure that all your personal preferences are taken care of. This will include details such as your accommodation preferences, dietary requests, allergies, health issues, emergency contact and any special requirements. We will also request a copy of each traveller’s passport.

Very Important:

It is extremely rare for any of these tours to not have availability (as we remove them when full) however, it is important to note that your dates are only confirmed once we have been in touch with you to confirm availability. Therefore, please wait on purchasing your international flights until you have received booking confirmation from us.

In the unlikely event that there is no availability on your chosen date we will offer you alternate dates. If these do not suit we will fully refund your payment.

Booking Information:

  • Quoted prices are per person.
  • Booking valid for selected and booked travel dates.
  • Please book at least 30 days prior to your desired date of travel.
  • Bookings are subject to availability.
  • Child prices:
    • For children under age 12 please contact us for a quote as it will depend on the size of your group.
    • For children 12 and over: adult pricing please contact us for rates.
  • The pricing options are per person based on twin share (2 people per room). In most cases triple share is available. If you would like triple share, a single room or if you are a single traveller, please contact us for a quote.
  • A high season surcharge applies for travel during the following dates:
    • 1 March - 31 May
    • 16 August - 31 October
    • 22 December to 4 January
    • For single room or single traveller surcharges, please contact us for rates.
  • If you would like to arrive before the start of tour or leave later and require extra nights’ accommodation, please contact us and we can arrange it for you at very reasonable rates.
  • Prior to completion of your booking we take great care to go through all the details together with you until we get everything exactly as you would like it. At that point we confirm your booking and the details and you pay for it. If after payment, you decide to make further changes we will do what we can to accommodate them and will also need to charge an additional $50 administration fee.

Inclusions:

  • 6 nights' accommodation.
    • Check-in & check-out time: generally, check in is after 3 pm and check out before 12 pm. Early check-in and late check-out are subject to room availability and may generate additional full day room rate.
  • 6 meals as per itinerary - daily breakfast.To include all dinners please contact us for dinner supplement pricing.
  • All airport transfers - a representative will be there to meet you on arrival and take you to the airport in time for your departure.
    • Please note: There is one airport transfer on arrival and one airport transfer on departure for the group booked. If within your group you will be arriving separately, please contact us for a quote.
  • All transportation throughout the tour in a private air-conditioned vehicle. The vehicle used will depend on the size of your group.
  • Personal driver as per the tour program.
  • Local guides in Marrakech and Fes.
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees as stated in the itinerary.
  • Porterage at airport and hotels
  • All taxes

Exclusions:

  • International airfares to and from Morocco (if you would like a quote, please contact us).
  • Meals not outlined in the itinerary.
  • Drinks for all meals.
  • Escorted guide.
  • Travel insurance. Please contact us if you would like a quote.
  • Surcharge for high season.
  • Morocco visa where needed
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels.
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry etc.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Airport VIP assistance.
  • Optional activities and attractions as stated in the itinerary.
  • Others not indicated in the inclusions.

General Terms & Conditions:

  • Your contract with Travelbay commences upon us providing you with a booking confirmation (not upon payment).
  • By purchasing this tour you confirm that you have read, understood and agree to these terms and conditions.
  • All prices we list are in AUD unless otherwise stated and include GST where payable.
  • This package, including any unused portion, cannot be exchanged for other services or cash.
  • Some accommodation providers may require that you present a credit card or cash deposit upon check-in to cover any additional expenses that may be incurred during your stay, for example mini-bar. You are responsible for the payment of any such additional expenses.
  • Please check baggage allowance prior to travel. The allowance may vary according to the destination, airline, cruise or coach operator. You are responsible for any excess baggage fees.
  • Travelbay recommends travel insurance. We would be pleased to provide you with a quote and support you in your insurance needs. Please click here or contact us on 1800 020 020.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you have a valid visa, if required. Please click here for more information on visa requirements.
  • Passport and visa regulations can change and it is your responsibility to ensure that you possess the relevant travel documents before you travel. Delays can be experienced in obtaining a passport or visa, so you are advised to apply in plenty of time. We accept no responsibility in any regard in relation to customers who are denied entry to a country because they do not possess the correct travel documents.
  • It is also your responsibility to ensure that you hold a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond your date of return. If you hold multiple passports, you may be required to present your passport of residence on departing that country. If you hold a passport for a country to which you are travelling, you may be obliged to produce that passport on entering the country. Accordingly, you could be obliged to carry more than one passport when travelling overseas. You should make your own enquiries in relation to your specific circumstances and requirements.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that all your details are recorded correctly. Any request for a name change after documents have been issued may incur amendment fees or result in the original booking being cancelled and in the case of airlines, the loss of a seat.
  • When purchasing flights, cruises and other carriage and travel services, the name on the passport must match the name on the ticket otherwise you may not be able to travel and insurance may be invalid. If, after purchasing products or services but before traveling, any member of your party changes their name you must notify the relevant carrier, or us, immediately so that the necessary changes can be made to your documentation. You may incur a fee.
  • Travelbay recommends you check with your doctor as to any immunisations that you may require or that are recommended for your travels. Alternatively, you can visit The Travel Doctor or Travelvax for more information. For those of you who have any medical conditions please also ensure you are fit to travel and have all the medication you need with you. Recommended inoculations for travel may change and you should consult your doctor for current recommendations before you depart. It is your responsibility to ensure that you meet all health entry requirements, obtain recommended inoculations, take all recommended medication, and follow all medical advice in relation to your trip.
  • Many but not all suppliers have facilities for people who require assistance. If you have any disabilities or require special assistance, please let us know at the time of booking so we can check if suitable services are available.
  • It is your responsibility to review travel prohibitions, warnings, announcements and advisories issued by the relevant government agencies prior to booking travel or departing to international destinations. For Australian travellers, information on conditions in various countries and the level of risk associated with travel to particular international destinations can be found on the Australian Government's travel advisory and consular assistance service website currently located at http://www.smarttraveller.gov.au. For travellers from other countries we recommend you check the travel recommendations of your country.
  • By offering reservations for travel-related products or services in relation to particular international destinations, Travelbay does not represent or warrant that travel to such points is advisable or without risk, and Travelbay is not liable for damages or losses that may result from travel to such destinations.
  • Travelbay sells tours on behalf of other Suppliers/Tour Operators. We rely on the relevant third party suppliers. Travelbay and the airlines, hotels and other Suppliers providing Services made available on or through this Website are independent parties and are not related parties. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Travelbay is not liable for the acts, errors, omissions, representations, warranties, breaches or negligence of any such Suppliers or for any personal injuries, death, property damage, or other damages or expenses resulting therefrom.
  • Whilst we take great care to provide clear and accurate information, there may be occasions where there are inaccuracies or errors. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Travelbay does not guarantee the accuracy of, and disclaims liability for, any errors or other inaccuracies relating to the information, descriptions and activities displayed on this website and in our promotional material.
  • All accommodation and hotels are subject to change. If the stated hotel is not available a hotel of a similar standard and location will be booked.
  • Hotel ratings displayed on this Website and in our promotional material are intended only as general guidelines, and Travelbay does not guarantee the accuracy of the ratings. Hotel room images are representative only and the actual room occupied may vary in inclusions and décor.
  • In some circumstances, some specific products or services as contained on this website and promotional material may not be available due to circumstance beyond our control. In that situation, we will do our best to provide replacement products and / or services of a comparable nature and quality. Travelbay and our respective Suppliers make no guarantees about the availability of specific products and services.
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If you have any questions please email us 24/7 or call us Monday to Friday on 1800 020 020 to speak with one of our friendly team.


Morocco Holiday Information

Morocco Facts

Capital City: Rabat

Population: 36.5 million

Languages: Amazigh and Arabic are the two official languages. French is spoken all over the country and Spanish is spoken in northern regions. English is limited though widely spoken in all touristic spots.

Currency: Moroccan Dirham (MAD)

Time Zone: (GMT) Casablanca

Dialling code: +212

Religion: 99% of the population are Muslim.


Morocco weather

Travelbay Morocco Tours - Atlas Mountains - Climate in Morocco

Morocco can be enjoyed all year round. If you prefer a milder climate the more favourable months to visit Morocco generally are between April to May (Spring) or September to November (Autumn) when the climate is not too hot or too cold.

It is typically a subtropical climate with long dry and hot summers and short, mild and wet winters. Temperatures can fall as low as 5°C in the Sahara Desert and below zero in the Atlas Mountains. The further inland you go from the ocean, the more extreme the temperatures.

The coastal regions are pleasant all year around.

Winter: (December - February) The winter in the North bordering the Mediterranean is wet and rainy, while in the South near the edge of the Moroccan Sahara, it is dry and can be very cold at night.

Summer: (June - August) Average summer temperatures in the coastal cities range from 15 to 28°C. Temperatures can exceed 35°C the further inland you go.

Rain falls typically from November to March in coastal areas while the remainder of the country is mostly dry.

Western Coast ie: Casablanca
Summer: 18° – 26°C
Winter: 10° – 19°C

North – Inland ie: Fes
Summer: 19° – 35°C
Winter: 5° – 18°C

South – Inland ie: Marrakesh
Summer: 20° – 36°C
Winter: 7° – 23°C

Sahara Desert ie: Merzouga
Summer: 17° – 37°C
Winter: 7° – 20°C

Atlas Mountains Temperatures can drop below zero in winter and there is often snow. Summer is generally sunny and warm, but cool at night.


How to get there

Travelbay Morocco Tours - How to get there

This tour starts and ends in Casablanca.

Flights from Australia to Morocco are approximately $1,800 - $2,700 per person return. The actual price varies depending on departure city, time of year and luck of the draw!

Travelbay works together with an excellent corporate flight booking company and we would be happy to provide you with a free quote.

If you choose to book your flights with Travelbay, we charge a $50 booking fee for this service.


Interesting facts on Morocco

  • The Sahara Desert covers a large portion of Morocco and is the largest desert in the world.
  • Morocco is the largest processor and exporter of sardines in the world.
  • Traditionally the liver, not the heart, is considered to be the symbol of love in Morocco.

Visa information

If you have a valid Australian passport you do not need a visa to enter Morocco, so long as your visit does not exceed 90 days.

It is likely on arrival you will need proof of a confirmed onward ticket and a valid visa for your next destination if applicable.

To find out the visa requirements for Morocco, you can check here with Visalink.

Please note: We attempt to provide you with the latest information and links. However, please be aware that it is each traveller’s responsibility (and not Travelbay’s) to ensure that you have a valid visa if required for any country you visit.


Tipping

Tipping is entirely at your discretion.

In response to some customers questions here are a few guidelines:

In Morocco, it is customary to tip waiters, porters in hotels and terminals, toilet attendants, taxi drivers, helpful museum curators, and even human parking meters (gardiens de voitures).

There is no rule as such, however we have included the below as a guide only (USD$)

  • Guide: $6 or $7 per person per day
  • Driver: $3 per person per day
  • Local guide (offers in-depth information at specific locations. There may be one or many guides along a tour program): $2 per person per half day of sightseeing
  • Porter: $1.00 per bag per person
  • Waiter staff: $1.50 per person (lunch or dinner)
  • Chamber maid: $1.00 per person per day

Tipping tip: It can be handy to have small notes for tipping.


Currency

Travelbay Morocco Tours - Moroccan Dirham - Currency in Morocco

The currency used in Morocco is the Moroccan Dirham (MAD).

In Morocco, they use largely cash. You can withdraw money from ATMs which are available in the large cities readily.

The Dirham is a closed currency, meaning that you can't technically buy or sell it outside of Morocco.

When changing money, Australian dollars aren't usually accepted in Morocco. USD, Pound Sterling and Euros are widely accepted.

Remember to always have your passport with you as identification when changing money.

We recommend letting your bank know that you will be using your card in Morocco to avoid them freezing any 'suspicious' activity.


Shopping in Morocco

Travelbay Morocco Tours - Morocco HolidayInformation - Shopping in Morocco

There is some wonderful shopping in Morocco and you may wish to leave space in your luggage so you can fit your shopping in - unless of course you want to buy a rug! (You can usually arrange shipping for rugs and carpets 😊)

We personally recommend:

  • Moroccan leather - the finest Moroccan leather can be found in Fes where the tradition of tanning and dyeing goes back to the 13th Century. You can buy shoes, handbags, wallets, belts, jackets...
  • Ceramics - the intricate designs and bright colours are what Moroccan ceramics are known for. There is a huge selection to choose from.
  • Carpets & rugs - another traditional item in Morocco, often made from wool and woven by hand, there are some beautiful rugs in Morocco. Be prepared to negotiate and don't forget to include the shipping into your negotiations.


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