Tips When Going To Morocco
Morocco is a beautiful and increasingly popular holiday destination. It's becoming so popular because
the Moroccan people are hospitable and love to show visitors their country. Everyone who visits the
country comes back with great stories and wonderful photos. These tips will make your trip even
• Morocco gets harsh weather conditions for a lot of the year so it is advisable to travel in and around
spring time to avoid any extreme weather conditions. Traveling to Morocco during Ramadan can be
an interesting time to travel, but many of the restaurants and cafes will be shut during the day -
Ramadan will start on Monday 1st August until the 30th August. Muslims will celebrate Ramadan on
the sunset of Sunday the 31st of July.
• Stay in a riad in Morocco - A riad is a traditional Moroccan house built around an internal garden.
You can search and book online through websites that provide late deals on Morocco cheap hotels
• Tipping is an integral part of Moroccan life, acceptable percentage is between 5% and 10% of a
restaurant bill. Also remember to tip taxis, guides and small boys who help you find your way around
• If you're offered a mint tea by a local, this is a sign of hospitality you should not refuse this gesture.
A sit-down tea session takes about half an hour.
• Petit and grand taxis are a great way to get around, but be prepared to wait - grand taxis won't leave
until all six cramped places are full. If you're a woman travelling alone in a grand taxi, it's a good idea
to buy the two places in front for yourself.
• Treat bargaining in souks as a friendly game. It's an intrinsic part of the culture and is always
expected of you, so just ignore the first price a merchant puts forward.
• For women, travelling alone, try to ignore unwanted attention. Chances are you will hear cries of
"Gazelle!" and even possibly get a marriage proposal. Do not feel too threatened, the best advice is
to avoid eye contact. If it persists, threaten police involvement which can be surprisingly effective.