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FROM MARRAKECH

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FROM CASABLANCA

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* 3 Day tour to Merzouga desert and back

* 3 Day tour to Merzouga desert and Fez

* 4 Day tour to Sahara desert

* 5 Day guided tour to Merzouga desert

* 3 Day private tour to Merzouga desert

* 3 Day to Merzouga and Marrakech

* 4 Day private desert tour to Marrakech

* 5 Day Sahara tour to Marrakech

* 5-Day desert tour from Casablanca

* 7 Day culture tour from Casablanca

* 10-Day best of Morocco tour from Casablanca

* 12-Day Imperial Cities and Sahara Desert

* 4 Day tour from Tangier

* 6 Day desert tour around Morocco

* 8 Day guided Morocco tour

* 10 Day Sahara tour from Tangier

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Begaa Tours offers private Merzouga tours from Marrakech, Fez desert tours, Casablanca culture tours and Tangier guided tours to explore Erg Chebbi desert with Berber guides. We are able to customise tours to suit you. Contact us to help you plan your ideal Morocco holiday.

Guided Morocco tours with experienced guides and professional drivers.

Phone contact & WhatsApp : +(212) 666 22 49 24  Email : begaaatours@gmail.com

Desert and culture tours around Morocco with experienced local guides.

MOROCCO TRAVEL INFO

The official language is Moroccan Arabic which is quite different from the Arabic of the Middle East. French is the second language of the country with Berber spoken by the Berber peoples especially in the south. Many Moroccans have taught themselves to converse in the major languages, you will be humbled by their skill, especially if you have taken a language course and struggle to speak that second language. To put it plainer, you really don’t need to speak French or Arabic, but there will be times when life would be much easier if you knew a few words. Bring a French or Moroccan Arabic phrase book.


Capital – Rabat

Area – 446,550sq km


Population – 33 million


Language – Moroccan Arabic, Berber, French, Spanish, English


Religion - Muslim


Currency – Moroccan Dirham (MAD)


Money – Credit cards accept, ATMs available


Tipping – Expected


Visas – Most visitors are allowed 90 day entry


Medina – Walled town


Kasbah – Walled fortress


Hammam – Steam/bath house


Tagine – A Berber dish named after the shape of the pot


Power supply - Two rounded pronged European plug

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WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

Covered is better. Moroccans appreciate respect shown for their culture. Loose, draped clothing enhances the human figure which  too often needs all the enhancing it can get.


Just compare tourists with pink skin, skimpily dressed walking about in the hot sun getting pinker and pinker, to a Moroccan family dressed in flowing garments. Men should avoid going bare-chested and neither sex should wear very short shorts. Walking shorts are fine for both sexes (knee length). Rather than sleeveless blouses or dresses, women should wear short sleeves. Skirts (not too short) or jeans are equally accepted.  Good walking shoes are necessary. Take only the jewellery you can’t do without.


WHAT IS THE FOOD LIKE?

In a word, delicious. Salads consist of fresh, succulent vegetables served with a light vinaigrette on the side.


Harira is the Moroccan word for a thick vegetable soup. A particularly delicious one  contains a bread dumpling. Main courses are usually one of the following: grilled meat on skewers often served with french fries; couscous, either vegetarian or meat with vegetables; and Tagine, the Moroccan stew, usually meat, tomatoes, potatoes, onions and spices. Moroccan cooks use a mélange of spices such as cumin, turmeric, paprika, saffron and pepper for a subtly flavoured cuisine. In the Sahara you can find ‘Berber pizza’. This is a double crusted pie filled with meat, hard boiled eggs, almonds and spices. Sometimes rather peppery, Berber pizza is best eaten with a glass of mint tea.

Every seaport has freshly caught fish prepared by the fishermen on or near the piers. Do not miss this treat!

Fresh fruit is served for dessert; pomegranates, melons, bananas, apples, oranges and dates all produced in Morocco and all bursting with flavour.


WHAT IS THE MOROCCAN CURRENCY CALLED, WHERE CAN I GET THE BEST RATE?

Morocco uses the Dirham. Rates and Charges vary banks charge a fee per traveler’s check which can add up to a considerable sum with the smaller denominations.


Look for banks which don’t charge a fee or bring the money you are sure to spend in large denominations.

Major credit cards are accepted in the larger hotels and almost all shops.  ATM machines can be found in most places even in the south. Use a money belt for all your valuable papers, checks, passport and credit cards.


WILL I BE ABLE TO PHOTOGRAPH THE PEOPLE?

It won’t be easy. If you have the time to wait until you become inconspicuous you will probably get what you want.


However, even if your subject is not aware of your camera, someone else will be and he/she will warn that person. Then you may be the recipient of a lecture or a demand for money. You can either leave or ask the person to pose in exchange for a small amount of money.  Make sure that they understand that you will take several exposures for that agreed upon sum. Otherwise, they will expect that amount of money for each exposure.

It is somewhat daunting to go through this procedure every time you want to take a picture. If you have a guide he can help with any negotiations concerning money and translate your instructions regarding posing.

It is difficult if not impossible to photograph women unless they are unaware of you. Sometimes they will agree if you offer to pay. However, often their husband will appear out of nowhere and demand that you stop. This you must do. According to Islam, he is her lord and master and she must obey him. Women can be frightened of the camera for fear of what her husband will say or do if he finds out that she has allowed her picture to be taken. Even a guide cannot help you here.

Although many professional photographers feel that they should not have to pay for any photographs they have taken, it seems only fair to compensate some people who have in reality ‘modeled’ for you. You have paid a great deal of money to travel to Morocco in order to have some unique photos, why not compensate the people who have made this possible?

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TRAVEL WITH CHILDREN IN MOROCCO:

Morocco is one of the easiest countries in which to travel with Children, simply because the Moroccans love children and they are the central aspiration in every Moroccan family, having a young child can help you open up opportunities for getting to know people.


Don’t forget to bring your child’s favourite teddy bear or equivalent like colouring pencils and books that will keep the child occupied during long trips.

Food poses no problem just try to avoid as much as you can the street stalls, if you can’t see anything suitable on the given menu just ask the restaurant staff to prepare something specially for children, also its a good idea to carry some snacks and Bananas.


TRAVEL IN RAMADAN TO MOROCCO:

Ramadan is the month in which is set down in The Quran as a guide to mankind, with clear signs for guidance and judgement between right and wrong.


So who ever is present in a home during that month should spend it in fasting. But if any one is ill, or on a journey the prescribed period should be made up days later. Allah intends every facility for you. He does not want to put you to difficulty he wants you to complete the prescribed period and glorify him, in that he has guided you and perhaps you will be grateful.

Fasting in Ramadan is to stop eating, drinking, and sexual actions between married couples from dawn time to sunset to satisfy god. First fasting is a big proof how much you love god then give your body a chance to rest during day hours, this is an annual chance which will benefit human systems. Ramadan is also about empathy of the hungry people all around the world, because every muslim should feel the pain of his brother in faith and then by all humans.

Ramadan hardly impacts tourism in Morocco. The only changes you will notice are that some tourist sites, shops and banks close earlier so this should be taken into account. Hotels and restaurants will still be serving food to tourists all day. As a matter of respect don’t openly eat, drink or smoke in public.

Visiting Morocco in Ramadan is a great idea as it is less crowded as well as an interesting experience to add to your cultural knowledge of the country.


WOMEN TRAVELLERS MOROCCO:

In Morocco, women traveling alone are safe, but there are things to bear in mind; dress conservatively, specifically cover shoulders, stomach and keens and avoid tight and fitted clothes, there is no need to cover your head, try to use your common sense for example when dealing with men avoid overdoing eye contact with unknown men, as Western women it would be easier to wear sunglasses then to lower the eyes.

Its considered safe for pregnant women, however there are certain things you should take into account when traveling.


– Don’t forget that you should see your doctor who can help if the risks of the trip are suitable for you, seek medical advice before heading off for a trip overseas.

– There are certain activities that you should completely avoid while pregnant for example Camel and horse treks, riding on Jet Skis etc.

– Its highly recommended to take breaks every two hours while traveling by car to walk around.


THINGS TO BUY:

If you like to impress your friends or family with exotic gifts, Morocco is an excellent place of what you are looking for!


There are many wonderful things to buy, from the colourful spices markets to the fabulously designed carpets, handcrafted brass, copper ware  cedar wood pots. Please bear in mind that the quality of the goods is variable, so it’s very important not to buy the first thing that you come across and  remember that discussing the price is a way of life in Morocco so get ready to bargain. However often if you have asked for the price the shop keeper thinks you are committed to the sale.


WHEN TO VISIT MOROCCO?

The Mild winter lasts from September to April is the best time to visit Morocco.


Throughout the days are warm and nights are cool.