Welcome and Marhaba. You are about to enter a magical world of kindness, color and artistic detail in every corner. Meet the Moroccans with kindness (as you should all) and you will be warmly welcomed in many languages such as Arabic, English, French, Spanish, Amazigh, German. Why not also learn some of the Arabic? A few words in the native tongue will open doors, I promise!

  • Follow their lead in hospitality and kindness and respect the local culture. You will be met with the same respect.
    If you wish to take a photo of someone, ask first, because you would like to be asked yourself!  In general, women do not want their photo taken.
  • This is Morocco not Europe, take one thing at the time, wait, be patient, drink tea, smile and be fair. The more tea you drink the better the experience.
  • Taxis gets you most places. The petite taxi takes up to three people in the city. You share with other people that join you and get off during the route.  The grande taxi takes up to six people. Normally you enter them at the taxi stations in every city center and you can travel between cities. Check with the locals so you get the correct price. Bargain all journeys with a big smile and kindness.
  • Yes, you need a passport when traveling into Morocco. Make sure it is valid for 6 months passed your planned exit date, bring a copy and leave one at home too. Make sure you get your passport stamped when you enter and leave the country. On your first arrival, you will also get a Moroccan ID-number stamped in your passport. (you will need to write it on hotel forms and entry/exit forms).
  • A warning: How some rude people meet you upon arrival in for example the port of Tangier and at the airport of Marrakech selling you all kinds of things, offering tours etc does not represent the general public of Morocco who are the kindest people I know. See past this!
  • Each city offers various cultural richnesses that you need to experience. Pick up local tourist info to see what is going on when you get there. A great place to mix and meet locals are for example, Cinema Rif in Tangier, Plaza Uta el-Hammam in Chefchaouen and Jemaa-el-Fnaa in Marrakech.
  • When wanting to buy artisan goods, make sure to let the bargaining take time, be fair and kind. Look around because many things can be found in the small alleys, in small shops. A little dust on your wanted treasure only lowers the price.

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Traveling to Morocco by ferry

Here is a traveling article from Tanger written by Victoria Ahlén for “En Sueco”