Morocco

Morocco, like many African nations, has many identities. The harmonious melding of local Berber tribes with African, Portuguese, French and Spanish influences gives the North African country an accessibility and cultural medley that makes it increasingly attractive to visitors from around the world. Who hasn't dreamt of wandering the souks ... Read more
(markets) of the Marrakech Medina at night, after an evening of Berber storytellers and snake charmers in the exotic and smoky Djemaa al Fna square? The modern metropolis of Casablanca is filled with beachfront discotheques and businessmen as well as dazzling mosques and French colonial architecture. Smaller towns like the cultural center of Fès and imperial Meknès offer notable arts and shopping as well as stunning Islamic architecture. Then you get to the rural beauty: swathes of Saharan sand dunes, coastal gems like Essaouira and its labyrinthine streets and seafood restaurants, and the Atlas Mountains, where trekking amidst snow-capped peaks is a highlight. A Moroccan hotel option is the riad, a small courtyard-centered inn, often with exotic tiled rooms and a central pool.

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Generally, spring (late March to May) is the best time to visit Morocco, when the central and southern parts of the country are warm and sunny. By the time summer rolls around, temperatures have reached ... Read more
unbearable highs, only cooling down on the coast (which becomes packed with other vacationers) and up in the mountains. Winter in Morocco is cooler but hardly ever cold -- at least not in the daytime -- though nights can cool off quite a bit. If you’re trekking in the mountains during the winter, be warned that flash floods can hit unexpectedly: in the past, floods have washed entire villages away. Before traveling here, you’ll also want to read up on the country’s secular and religious holidays to plan ahead for closures.

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Solo Female Travel Tips

In Morocco it's best to "dress conservatively; cover up shoulders and legs." At night, "stay somewhere well-lit and attended." The markets are a particular experience: "shop owners can be aggressive and don't like to take no for an answer." As for ... Read more
transportation, travelers "might recommend another means of transport (besides driving) around the country, especially for women."

Expert Take: Solo Female Travel in Morocco

Trip by Skyscanner surveyed its Solo Female Traveller Tribe to compile woman-to-woman safety tips for this destination. While no one destination is ever completely safe or unsafe, our hope is that this information will allow users to make their own decisions with better information.

LGBTQ Tips

Use caution in Morocco: 'have a cover story ready' and 'pre-plan with your partner if necessary'. Same-sex relationships are illegal here, so 'people assume that same sex travel partners are just friends', meaning you're probably 'safe as long as you ... Read more
keep a low profile.' However, some of the Muslim folk' are 'very religious' and 'don't like gays'. In simple terms: 'Don't be openly gay,' 'no PDA' and 'dress moderately (both men and women).' All that said, the '3 year prison sentence for gay sex' is 'very unlikely for tourists.'

Trip by Skyscanner surveyed its LGBTQ Tribe to compile safety tips for this destination. While no one destination is ever completely safe or unsafe, our hope is that this information will allow users to make their own decisions with better information.

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Marrakech

We are tour operator in Morocco. We organize private tours in Morocco and Sahara trips with camel trekking. Marrakech to Merzouga, Marrakech to Fes via Sahara, Fes to Marrakech, Tours from Casablanca . Visit our website : www.camelridetours.com

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9 days in a completely different culture meeting amazing people and enjoying great landscapes

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In Morocco it's best to "dress conservatively; cover up shoulders and legs." At night, "Stay somewhere well-lit and attended." The markets are a particular experience: "Be prepared when shopping: "shop owners can be aggressive and don't like to take no for an answer." As for transportation, "might recommend another means of transport (besides driving) around the country, especially for women."

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Marrakech

Morocco Desert Tours, Morocco Camel Trekking and Night in the Desert, Morocco Private and Guided Tours,

http://www.colordemarruecos.com/

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Marrakech

Morocco is a country full of contrasts. We offer endless options to discover Morocco, unhurried and in small groups, whether family, friends, couples, individually. Viajesmarrakech is the best choice for those travelers seeking a direct and personalized treatment. Explore our world and their cultures and let the Organization and management of your event or travel in our hands to ensure its success.

Our goal is to help you experience the best experiences, creating a nice, family atmosphere that will allow you to discover all what you want with the confidence and trust of feeling in a cozy place forming part for a few days of our culture and enjoying this country full of contrasts.

Our specialty is creating custom-made travel, for our independent travelers like you, who want to travel to Morocco in a different way.

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My husband and I decided to celebrate our first half of our honeymoon in Morocco and it was the best decision made! We had a set date to leave Morocco to Spain where we were spending our second half of the honeymoon and Tenere tours was able to create a customized itinerary for us so that we see everything we needed to see while being where we need to be to catch the ferry to Spain. Our tour guide, Hassan, was great. He stopped at certain locations so we can take pictures and was a careful driver getting us from point A to B to C unharmed (we were caught in a sandstorm then a snowstorm all in one day on our way to Fes). The riads were booked via the company as well and they were great choices. In addition, our tour included the camel trek and overnight stay in the desert. This experience is a MUST!!!! You have not been to Morocco if you don't do the desert excursion!!! All in all, a great trip and will recommend Tenere Tours!!!!
For more information www.tenere-tours.com

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Marrakech

Traveling in Morocco : Moroccan ancient history and culture what do we offer A picture can tell thousand words! All excursion 4x4 drive we do pickups drop-offs air port... That tailors to your needs. Our aim is for you to experience and knowledge of our beloved country. To visit the local Medina and embrace the smells and spices Rona's that lingers in the heat of the sun and the souks. With traditional chanting and a abundance of colors. Or to visit the imperial cities. Or visit the Berbers in the hidden valleys, the Sahara Desert experiencing traditional music and foods, sleeping under the stare's camel Riding, Beach excursion, visiting Essaouirra sea breeze, Oualidia... These are completely flexible, and we can help you build your Moroccan trip. So why not speak to our travel specialist they will help you arrange an itinerary to reflect your needs and wishes. Our aim is for you to have a memorable trip and to take a little bit of Morocco with you.

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I travelled with a girlfriend of mine for 9 days in Morocco, starting in Essaouira and ending in Tangier. While we wanted to mainly backpack on our own through the Country, we were very happy to have made the decision book a 3-day tour with Morocco Excursions Company (www.Morocco-Excursion.com)
Having made a lot of research, I found that Morocco-Excursions were the most receptive to my emails. They required a 100Euro deposit through Western Union (Most companies in Morocco don't accept credit cards) and the transfer went without problem.

Rashid (our driver) picked us up promptly at 8am in Marrakesh and made all the stops promised (and more) along the way. Because he is at our full disposition, we were able to ask him to make specific stops (such as stopping in non-touristy super market to stock up on drinks, or stopping for a special picture, etc). Rashid was very friendly, kind and knowledgeable. He answered all our questions and talked about his life, his childhood as well as Moroccan culture and history in general.

Hassan met us in the desert and took us in the desert. The camels were wonderful and the desert guides were very nice. We sand-surfed, had tea, dinner and they even played music for us. We proceeded to sleep under the stars in the middle of the desert (the tents were there, but the weather was nice and fresh, so we slept outside). We woke up before the sunrise and walked up the biggest dune to see the sunrise before returning to our hotel to get our bags and take a shower.

All the meals included were great; and the ones that weren't included (lunches), we could ask our driver to stop somewhere else, if we didn't like what they had.

Rachid is an excellent, careful, good driver with lots of charisma. We did Essaouira, Marrkesh, Fes and Tagier on our own but saw so much more and learnt so much more than we could have seen those 3 days in the desert.

It includes A LOT of driving but it is absolutely worth every penny and the car is new and comfortable. I would recommend this tour to anyone. Feel free to ask me questions, or contact Hassan (the owner of Morocco Excursions) via MoroccoExcursions@Gmail.com

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Wellington

My girlfriend and I after a lot of research and debating which tour company to book with, I decided on Marvelous Morocco Tours and I’m very glad that I did. The price couldn’t be beat and it was almost too good to be true on how responsive and accommodating Iddir (Owner) was, when making all the arrangements, Iddir met us at the airport with a huge and warm smile. So I was so happy Iddir was fun, very accommodating in stopping whenever we wanted to take a pictures and visits …, All the riads were unique and diverse…some quirky, some stunningly beautiful. Every worker at each riad/hotel were equally awesome as well. Always very helpful and kind. And willing to answer whatever random questions we came up with about their culture.

It really was a life altering trip for me and I know it was largely because of how easy and Marvelous Morocco Tours was to deal with. I really think seeing Morocco in a land cruiser, rather than a huge tour bus, is the way to go. You have the structure and itinerary that you need in seeing a foreign country (however aggressive you choose it to be) and yet a ton of freedom to stop wherever,whenever and for however long/short you want. It’s the best of both worlds!

If I could have it my way, I would fly right back to Morocco and do it all over again with www.marvelous-moroccotours.com

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Marrakech

There are so many things to discover about Morocco; new places to explore and exciting adventures to do. Holidays will never be the same again once you discovered Morocco with the tours offered at http://www.lignedaventure-maroc.com/ . Experience the 4-day Sahara Desert adventure and find out what makes it so special. Learn the Moroccan history by taking a tour around the Imperial Cities.
The 5-day Adventure to Southern Wonders is something that should not be missed. Get to experience to stay for a night in nomad tents and get ready to be awed by the magnificent Dades Valley and the impressive canyons of Gorges du Todra. Discover why Ait ben Haddou was considered as one of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites.
Trip to Morocco will not be complete without experiencing the 1000 Stars Trail. There is an 8-day Tour to 1000 Stars Trail offered at LigneD’AventureMaroc.com, the tour will at Rose Valley and end on Chegaga Dunes for a distinctive nomad bivouac.
Visit the new website www.lignedaventuremaroc.com and start choosing your adventure in Marrakech or Ouarzazate. Reservations can be done via email, do a live chat with travel agents for any questions and clarifications or call Yousef and Omar. Go to the About Us page for contact information details.

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