Welcome To Morocco
The only Muslim and Arab country with both access to the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Oceans , Morocco is a meeting point where people of different origins have created a homogeneous persons and proud of their country, while being attentive and open. A very diverse country: vast areas, inaccessible beaches, coasts, rich plains or steep mountains, lakes, streams, desert, modern cities, traditional cities. Even the climate is diverse: there are eternal snows, torrid areas, windswept coasts, and wonderful sunny regions. When we discover a part of Morocco, we can only have the desire to know from top to bottom this sumptuous country both so "close" to you and so different, where we already perceive the magic of the great desert.
Country of Berbers, Morocco has experienced numerous invasions from the earliest times in its history; Phoenicians, Romans, Vandals, Byzantines. The Arabs appear in 680 and give birth to the great dynasties which make the history of the kingdom.
• The Almoravids: 1055-1147 who founded Marrakesh.
• The Almohads: 1147-1268 who left very beautiful works of art (Hassan Tower, Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakesh)
• The Merinids: 1269-1465
• The Saadians: 1549-1654
• The Alaouites: from whom the current sovereign S.M Mohammed VI descends.
Become French protectorate in 1912, Morocco acquires its independence in 1956 under the reign of the late Mohammed V.
Discover the country
468 km of coastline on the Mediterranean, 3000 km on the Atlantic give this country an important maritime facade.
In the interior of the country, on the other hand, plains, plateaus and 4 large mountain ranges alternate: The Rif in the north, the 3 Atlas in the center and in the south. Rich in tradition of all kinds, Morocco is an inexhaustible reservoir of cultural treasures. Rabat, the white city, Meknes, the green, Fez, the mysterious and Marrakech, the red, form what are called the 4 major imperial cities. But what about the smallest towns, the endless landscapes of the great South? Colorful swarms, blue desert men, Berber women with tattooed faces, silver jewelry, and colorful dresses. Morocco is a kaleidoscope of images, smells, colors, a country where the scenery is total and the warmth of the unforgettable welcome.
Arabic and Berber, spoken in the South, the center, the North and in the Rif; are the national languages.
French is widely used.
English is more and more spoken, Spanish is used very often especially in the North of the country.
Variable according to the regions and the reliefs: Mediterranean in the North, Atlantic in the West, desert in the South and continental in the interior of the country. The irregular rains decrease appreciably from North to South and from West to East. Snow can remain for several weeks between 1000 and 2000 meters above sea level. Beyond 2000 meters, it stays up to 6 months per year. In the center of the Great South, there are very large differences between day and night temperatures.
All visitors must have a passport; citizens of the European Union, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Russia and China do not need a visa.
Health / hygiene:
No vaccination is needed. It is advisable to buy bottled water.
Bank / Change :
Currency exchange exists in hotels, airports, banks and exchange offices. Credit cards are accepted in most hotels and department stores. The banks are open every day from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., except Saturday and Sunday. Some exchange offices open on Saturday and Sunday.
The quality of accommodation in Morocco is experiencing continuous and definite progress, competing at the highest international level, such as La Mamounia and the Royal Mansour in Marrakech. 5 * luxury, 5 * and 4 * star hotels; as the famous Riads, offer excellent value for money and have a friendly and courteous staff.
Kilometers of deserted sandy beaches for you only, at the edge of the Mediterranean or the Atlantic, equipped beaches a few meters from your hotel room. This is what the 3500 kms of Moroccan coasts offer you.
International cuisine served in all hotels and restaurants in town. The traditional Moroccan cuisine is refined, very rich and varied: couscous, pastilla, kebabs, tagines, Harira (Moroccan soup), delicious pastries and excellent local wine. The national drink is mint tea.
It is customary to haggle over purchases, with pleasant negotiations in particular to acquire a wide variety of handicrafts. A wide variety of traditional crafts to choose from, handmade carpets, leather goods, ceramics, copper engravings and bronze, inlaid woodwork on Thuya, magnificent silver and gold jewelry.