Just tried to book two tickets Tanger-Fes for 12 Sept. I could not book using a US credit card. Will seats be available to purchase upon arrival on a Saturday? I'm in Spain. Could I use a Spanish travel agent to book the tickets for me?
Anyone around in Marrakech last week september to meet up for drinks / foods / sightseeing?
Should I wear shorts or long trousers on a desert trip on camels during daytime?
How many days are sufficient for a visit to Casablanca and which is the best month for visit?
Hej Dear All, I will go to Marrakech end of November. I travel alone and never have been visiting countries other than in Europe before. I will stay for 5 nights at a hostel. My embassy warn to go there and in particular warn to avoid going outside the city, to villages in the mountains etc. This is mostly because of the recent conflicts regarding ISIS (hostage-taking), Algeria, Mali, Mauritania, and Western Sahara.
Do you have any recommendations? How to behave, what to expect, what to avoid, preparing my trip, maybe staying at a safer hotel?
Thanks in advance, Phil
We are travelling with a 2,5 year old. Anybody has recommendations on how to travel around Morocco on the track Marrakech-Telouat-Tarroudannt-Agadir-Essaouira-Marrakech? We have approx. 14 nights in total. We are also open for suggestions for another itenarary. Thanks!
we are a couple in our 50s, in good health but a bit slow.
We will arrive in Marrakech on the 30th Aug. at 9:30am. We are booked for 3 days at le Meredien Nfis Marrakech.
I am thinking of leaving on the 2nd Sep, around 8:00am, to Ouarzazate. I understant that this is a 4 to 5 hours trip climbing up the Atlas mountains.
We are considering stopping for the night in Ouarzazate, after a visit to Aït Benhaddou, booked at Hotel Sultana Royal Golf.
On the 3rd of Sep, we would drive to Merzouga, hopefully being able to ride the camels before sunset (don`t know if this is doable). Looking at possibily booking thru www.cameltrekking.com
On the 4th and 5th of Sep we would travel from Merzouga to Fez, with maybe a few stops in between for sightseeing (recommendations more than welcome!!!).
We are booked at Riad Seffarine in Fez from the 5th till the 10th of Sep (five days altogether, with day trips to Meknes, Volubilis and Moulay Idriss).
On the 10th we start our trip back to Marrakech with an overnight in Rabat.
11th from Rabat to Essaouira (non stop).
12th and 13th back to Marrakech
14th at 9:50am flight out of Marrakech
30th to 02nd Sep = 3 days in Marrakech
02-3rd = 1 day travelling from Marrakech to Ouazazate, with visit to Aït Benhaddou (sleep in Ouazazate)
3rd - 4th = 1 day travelling from Ouazazate to Merzouga with sunset camel (sleep in Merzouga)
4 and 5th = 2 days driving from Merzouga to Fes (Don`t know yet where to sleep)
5 to 10th = 5 days in Fez with day trips
10 - 11th = 1 day travelling from Fes to Rabat (Don`t know yet where to sleep in Rabat)
11 - 12th = 1 day travellinf from Rabat to Essaouira (Don` know yet where to sleep in Essaouira)
12 - 14th = 2 days back to Marrakech, returning car and leaving Morocco
Any inputs more than welcome. Thanks in advance.
Hi - I will be travelling to Essaouira for a week in December, can anyone suggest what might be available on typical kids menus in the local restaurants please.
I am a bit worried about what they'll eat while we're there and looking for reassurance...
Which are the not-to miss, must-see Kasbah's near Ouarzazate, Dades Valley and Draa valley? Can they be reached by public transportation/grand taxi?
hey! Im planning on living in morocco next summer and i really want my boyfriend to join me. The problem is just that he is an algerian living in algeria, and since there are some issues between the two countries i was wondering if it is possible for him to get into morocco with an algerian passport, forexample by travelling with a boat from malaga? Or is it impossible for him to get into morocco no matter what?
Even Fes al Bali is wrong located and is not in Taounate province, moreover Fes el Bali is one part of Fes.
Taounate is a Moroccan province in the Taza-Al Hoceima-Taounate economic region. It is situated in the north of the country in the Rif mountains, north-east of Fès. It means therefore that Fes is not a part of Taounate province either. ☺
Fes is capital in Fès-Boulemane region but not in province de Figuig where town self is a province in the Oriental Region.
The major cities and towns in province de Figuig are Bni Tadjite, Bouanane, Bouarfa, Figuig, alssint and Tendrara, But never Fes.
I tried since almost one year ago that VT make correction of this fault but they not changed it yet and it make me so irritated because I think it should be right done here, when it is travel website. So now I decided me to mention this mistake here on forum and will be glad if some want to leave here his opinion also.
Many people complain about the tanneries scam in Marrakech. (t.i, especially when you travel alone, once inside the tanneries, scammers block your way out and stop you from leaving again, asking suddenly a lot of money for "the visit") This seems to happen to many ppl. How about the tanneries in Fes? Same scam also happening a lot, or is it safe?
I am trying to travel from Marrakesh to Tagounite by bus on Sunday 2nd August. I cannot seem to navigate the CTM website and I am just wanting confirmation that the bus is running that day, stops at Tagounite, times and prices and whether I need to pre-book? Any advise or help will be much appreciated. Thank you
I sm booking two nights hotel Tachfine Marakech sept .Then moving to agadir.Is hotel Tachfine okay
I'll be in Marrakesh at the beginning of November, most probably on my own. Could you recommend .a local company/local deal, safe&fair price- 2-3 nights desert trip, to include camel ride, night in a tent, dinner with berbers and stuff like this? I'm mostly interested in the desert scenery- sand, dunes, not mountains. Thanks!
I am from Trinidad and Tobago and i plan to visit the Kingdom of Morocco but i need to know the visa requirements
I will go into the desert, near Merzouga. What to do when you get a bite by a scorpion or a snake? How quickly can you get to a hospital, how fast do you have to get treatment in a hospital>
My partner and I were planning to go to Marrakesh next October, but we've read that the hotels wouldn't let us sleep in the same room, therefore we should book two rooms. Is it that serious?
I'm considering cancelling my trip to Marrakech, Morocco (I leave tomorrow) due to the recent terrorist attack in tusnia and the recent terror alert in the country. Any advice on this? Does anyone think its safe to go now or should I cancel my trip completely?
I have read the warnings and dangers tips on the Morocco VT travelpage and still, I have some questions for which I cannot find a clear answer.
- I ve read about the increase of violent robberies, use of knives, in medina’s. Especially tourist who travel alone and walk inside the medina are said to have been victems of this. Even at daytime. Therefore, it’s said that tourists better take a guide to explore the medina, because a guide can protect you from such violent robberies. However, I would prefer to explore the medina without a guide, just on my own. Is this dangerous? The same question applies on travelling in the region of Ouarzazate. Is it dangerous to visit the Kashba’s there on your own, without a guide? Will there be enough tourists who stay at the Kasba’s, so that I am not the only one tourist over there?
- What sort of clothes to wear on a desert trip in September in Merzouga? Is long light colour trousers and idem long sleeves shirt and a cap a good idea, or will that be too hot?
- Is there in September a danger in Erg Chebbi as it comes to scorpions and snakes? And if so, what to de when you’ ve bitten?
-Finally, if it comes to clean accommodation; are mid range (3 stars) hotels clean enough with as it comes cockroaches? Can you buy anti-cockroaches poison in Moroccan towns?
Thanks in advance for your help
Hello once more, it will be my first time to do a trek in the Sahara. Probably with camels. I wonder, how much water should you drink for one day, considering September temperatures?
I wonder, can the Kashba's in the area of Ouarzazate and the valleys be reached by public transportation / taxi? I am thinking of Taourirt, Ait Benhaddou, Tamdaght, Telouet, Skoura, Tinerhr, Goulmima Ksar, Dades valley, Valley of Roses, Draa Valley, Tamegroute. I want to be able to spend time there, just as long as i wish, so not depending on tours and tourist offices.
Thanks in advance
Hello, i will be travelling in Morocco from September 1th until October 4th, 33 days. I wonder if my initiairy is realistic. I don’t have any idea for instance how much time it takes to travel between locations, and how many days it takes to see places.(I will only be using public transportation and taxi.) Can it be done within 33 days?
My initiary (the order is random)
Marrakech (2 days)
Cassablanca ( 1 ½ day)
Tanger ( 2 days)
Fez (2 days)
Rabat (1 ½ day)
Meknes ( 1 day)
Chefchaouene ( 1 1/2 day)
Merzouga (2 day desert trip Erg Chebbi desert, the dune)
Ouarzazate surroundings (Taourirt, Ait Benhaddou, Tamdaght, Telouet, Skoura, Tinerhr, Goulmima Ksar, Dades valley, Valley of Roses, Draa Valley, Tamegroute D) (7 days)
Toubkal national park, Imlil (2 days)
Thank you in advance,
If i visit marrakech 26 sept.2015 for a week will Bars be normal and full of Maroc people
What's the best way to mail or ship to the U.S. from Marrakech? Fedex? DHL? I'm not planning on buying too much in the Souks but what if I find a tea set I can't live without? Or a bargain on Djellabas? This is not our last stop in our travels so I don't want to cart a full suitcase around with me til I leave for home.
I just realized that we will be in Marrakech for a few days through Weds. July 15th during Ramadan. Being a non-muslim, what should I expect and what can I do to show repect during this holy time?
Could you tell me what temperature to expect in september - daytime and nighttime - in the desert?
Thanks in advance!
I am going to be travelling to all areas of Morocco. Are vaccinations necessary, if so which ones?
Thanks in advance for your help!
Does anyone know if there are CTM buses running from Rabat to Chefchaouen in June? The CTM website shows no schedule for that route. Specifically, we're travelling on June 7, 2015. Thanks!