"Discover the beauty of Morocco"

General trip info

Useful information that helps you to prepare for your trip. It’s worth reading before you book your trip… 

  • Our proposed trips are only suggestions for possible itineraries, but routes can be altered to better fit your travel needs (only in case of groups booking together).
  • We are also happy to help you to propose brand new itineraries based on your expectations and wishes. For further information check for 'Private tours' section or contact us



Water consumption


  • Due to the risk of possible stomach upsets, we do not advice foreigners to drink Moroccan tap water as it is. You should rather:
    • boil water before drinking it (if you have possibilities) or
    • use tablets or other means to purify water or
    • buy bottles of mineral water (cost around 5-8 DH/1.5 litres).
  • For the trips in the Sahara please note that there is not much water available in the desert, thus we will have only a certain amount of water for cooking purposes and for personal use. Please do not expect shower facilities in these places.
  • Wherever we are in Morocco please consider the environment and avoid excessive usage of water.





  • During our trips we will have several types of accommodation which may differ by comfort level. Some of them – like a gîte (mountain hut) or a (nomad) camp – can be very simple with shared rooms and shared facilities.
  • Our trip prices (if given on this website) include standard accommodation (if not stated otherwise in tour description). If you wish cheaper or more comfortable accommodation, please contact us. However please note that in some places it is not possible to change the type of the accommodation.
  • Accommodation is usually for two persons – except Bedouin (or nomad) camp and some gîtes where more people are accommodated together – but in many cases single rooms/tents are also available for some extra charge. If you are interested in changing the type of the accommodation, please ask for the possibilities at the time of booking.
  • Check-out time from the hotel on the last day is normally 12 a.m. but it is usually possible to leave your luggage at the reception for a while.
  • We are able to organise extra pre- or post-trip accommodation for you if you wish to stay for a couple of days longer. Please ask for it at the time of booking.
  • Types of accommodation during our trips (if not stated otherwise in tour description):
    • riad – traditional Moroccan style hotel, double room with own bathroom (please note that no lift/elevator is available in riads);
    • hotel – simple (2 or 3 stars) hotel, double room with own bathroom;
    • auberge – small, simple hotel (guest house), double room with own bathroom or shared room with shared facilities;
    • gîte – simple mountain hut with shared accommodation and shared facilities;
    • camping – two-person igloo tents with shared facilities (kitchen and toilet tents);
    • Bedouin/nomad camp – shared tented accommodation with no facilities.



What to Bring


  • Large bag or backpack to contain all your belongings and items (suitcase is not recommended in most places)
  • Daypack for daytime necessities (to carry camera, bottle of water etc.)
  • Sleeping bag (four-season) – in the hotels/riads bedding is provided however in the camps (during walking and hiking trips) sleeping bag is necessary
  • Waterproofs (raincoat)
  • Long trousers both for men and women (to dress appropriately)
  • T-shirts and shirts with long sleeves
  • Pair of walking shoes/boots
  • Pairs of wool or cotton socks for walking (and/or against cold)
  • Ear plugs if you have trouble with sleeping
  • Toiletries and personal pharmacy, incl. lip balm, sun cream and antibacterial gel
  • Sunglasses
  • Torch or headlamp

And depending on the season:

  • Jacket, fleece jacket, warm trousers, gloves (against cold), warm hat OR
  • Sunhat, sandals



During the tour


  • Make sure you save your tour leader’s mobile number in the beginning of the tour so that you have it in case it is needed.
  • Please respect your travel mates and do not be late from any appointments (e.g. in the morning, for dinner or after visiting a site) set by your guide. (Moroccans – as you will see – usually do not take time very seriously and 20-30 minutes late is just part of normal life. However in many cases our schedule is very tight and delays would cause difficulties, thus starting in time is very important. Your guide is aware of the importance of being punctual and will do his best to start in time. Please do not make it more difficult for him.)
  • To make sure you enjoy your holiday in Morocco please:
    • ​be prepared for varying circumstances and modified itineraries or changes in other conditions;
    • accept different cultures and different habits, including that of local people and your travel mates (who can also come from very different countries and cultural background);
    • respect the local traditions, habits and way of living (see ‘Important things to know’ section);
    • be polite and liberal with your travel mates, guide, driver(s), tour staff and anyone we will have contact during the trip and avoid offending people around you.



Important things to know


  • Respect the local traditions and religious places, i.e. the cemeteries, marabouts and mosques. (Please note: the mosques in Morocco – except Mosque Hassan II in Casablanca – cannot be visited by non-Muslims.)
  • Dress in a proper way (shoulders covered, trousers/skirts under knee), particularly in villages and rural places.
  • Do not photograph inhabitants and local people whom you meet without asking their consent.
  • Morocco is a tipping country; if you are satisfied with the service in any place, it is recommended to give a tip. (More info about tipping in 'Travel tips' section.)
  • After shaking hands with someone, touch your right hand to your heart as a sign of respect.
  • Use your right hand for shaking hands, eating out of a common dish and handling merchandise or money.
  • Do not give money or small gifts to children on the streets as it encourages them to beg instead of going to the school. (If you wish to help local families or communities, please ask our office or your tour leader about the possibilities.)
  • And most importantly, smile and be friendly. Your kindness will be appreciated and will make your holiday more enjoyable.