Useful informations

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

• Formalities

For French citizens, a valid passport at least 6 months after the return trip is required. For nationals of other countries, it is necessary to check with the consulate.
- For guests traveling by boat, you are able to do the formalities on ferries (passengers and vehicles), allowing you to save time at the time of landing. To do this, simply fill out the papers that will be given by a customs officer on board, and then to bring him to the dabs. Schedules for such formalities are usually announced by message and displayed at the reception of the ferry.

• TRANSPORT

In case it is the clients involved themselves booking airline, NAGA Travel disclaims all liability for delays or flight cancellations, and no partial or total reimbursement of travel (depending on the delay caused ) can not be claimed by the client. In case NAGA Travel is responsible for airline reservations for its clients, the name of the company will be providing transport to passengers as soon as possible, according to the actual booking of the trip by the client.

• LANGUAGE

The official language of Morocco is Arabic. Nevertheless, the Berber language is commonly used, especially in the south. French is also widely practiced in all the sights. Some people speak English, Spanish and Italian too.

• CURRENCY

dirhamsThe currency of Morocco is the Moroccan Dirham, which is divided into 100 cents. The exchange rate is 10 dirhams for € 0.89 or € 1 for 11 dirhams.
But there, the exchange rate over the counter is 1 € for 10 dirhams, particularly in the souks. ATMs are available in all cities, and € are accepted almost everywhere too.

• LOCAL TIME

In Morocco, it is 1 hour less than in France, except sometimes 2 hours, when the two countries change their time together.

• HEALTH

No vaccinations are required. It is highly recommended to drink bottled water, moderate consumption of raw vegetables and anticipate regular medications to prevent all digestive and intestinal problems.

• CLIMATE

It is very varied regionally. Mediterranean climate in the north with a dry and sunny weather in summer and pleasant seasons; oceanic climate, temperate in all seasons, on the Atlantic coast. Inside the country, the climate is warmer, including temperatures up to 40 degrees the day in the Greater South in July and August. By September, the weather becomes more pleasant and the evenings are cooler.

Average temperatures:

Average temperatures in Marrakech

Average temperatures in Marrakech

• DRIVING TIPS IN MOROCCO

Morocco's roads are properly maintained and asphalt is good. However, due to heavy rains at certain times of the year, you will meet "potholes" in general reported but which implies increased vigilance. Similarly, the approach of the desert, the sand tends to invade the road places. A conservative avoid slipping.
Speed limits are reported, particularly in towns and villages approach. Police checks for speed multiplied in recent years. In the mountains, especially in the Tichka, we must be vigilant to trucks. Indeed, these very heavily loaded, amount to very little pace, and can confuse output blind bend.
In town, feel free to use the horn to warn you, as do the natives. Beware of scooters and mopeds that tend to zigzag between the lines.
Night driving is strongly discouraged. Indeed, in the villages, people have the tendency to walk on the road, often poorly lit and mopeds are not using their headlights.
In recent years, begin to bloom roundabouts, especially in big cities. Do not panic! They function as in Europe, although the Moroccans had a little trouble getting used to.
Gasoline for refueling, the country is largely provided by service stations. However, in the deep south, plan to fill in large cities crossings, in order to mitigate the risk of fuel.
Bikers are very welcome in Morocco and Moroccans often come to meet them to discuss "motorcycle". They are often surprised displacements, because for them is already a moped motorcycle !!
Motorcycles rented by NAGA Travel is subject to regular review and a serious maintenance. Nevertheless, the failure may be possible, our service provider, provides assistance in case of problems, up to the exchange of the bike.

• COMMON WORDS

Hello: sbah el Kheir         Good evening: msa el kheir

Okay: Ouakha (ouara)   Bye: bslama

Yes: Ah     No: La

Please: min fadlek Thanks: Choukrane

Mr. Sidi Madam: Lalla

If God wants: Insha'Allah

• THE BARGAINING

It is the national sport, especially in the souks. Apart from a few stores where prices are displayed for the rest negotiation is required !! For Moroccans, haggling is part of the act of purchase, so you have to bend it and take it like a game. In general, the prices are announced in early double the value of the coveted product, this leaves a nice flexibility !!!! Cheaper than free my friend !!! For those of you who are refractory to such processes, it is in many cities, shops displaying fixed prices where haggling is not performed.

• TELEPHONES

The mobile phone network is fine grid in Morocco. You can call on his mobile from virtually anywhere. To call France, doing +33 and delete the 0. To call to Morocco, to the direct number (06 for 05 for mobile and fixed) if calling from a Moroccan telephone, or by removing the 0 if you call a foreign mobile phone, addind +212.

• ALCOHOL

The sale and consumption of alcohol are "prohibited" in Morocco. If you want to carry the tradition of the well-known drink with us, you will need to take some precautions. If you come by plane, you will have the opportunity to shop in area of "duty free" just as if you come by boat. However, in some cities, it is possible to find shops that can help you out. Similarly, some institutions we work with, offer alcohol, but at rates somewhat higher.

• PROVISION OF SERVICES IN RIADS AND RESTAURANTS

Packages are established on the basis of a double room. The rooms reserved for NAGA Travel all feature a bathroom with bath or shower and wc The rooms must be vacated by noon on the day of departure; so yours will not be given until early afternoon (time to clean up). Single rooms: Hotels do have in small numbers. They are generally smaller and less comfortable than double, and accompanied by a fee. Triple and quadruple rooms: the 3rd and 4th beds are usually extra beds.

riads

These are beautiful and ancient dwellings in the medina with an articulated architecture characteristic often around a patio, reminiscent of an Andalusian garden. Carefully restored, they were transformed into charming guest houses whose decoration reflects the taste of the owner. During the restoration, in addition to the provision of modern comforts, the focus is on the use of traditional materials such as "zelliges, pieces of ceramics and" tadelakt "lime plaster colored pigments. The service is therefore that of a guest house more limited than in a hotel, and some riads do not accept credit cards.

Food & Services

Our prices are based per person based on a double room with bath or shower and half board (unless otherwise stated in the detailed program of your trip) Garage or parking hotels and extras: telephone, mini bar drinks and drinks with meals, room service, babysitting, laundry, etc. or sports (unless otherwise stated) are paid and must be paid on the spot. Half board includes 1 dinner, 1 night accommodation and 1 breakfast. These benefits, in some cases, may be provided during a tour or in a hotel during a step.

the specialties

- The salads are usually the beginning of the meal. Moroccan salad made of tomatoes, peppers and onions, seasoned with a little cumin is a delight.
cuisinedumaroc-boulette-tajine-kefta-02- The tagines prepared in a thousand ways, is the most popular dish. A basic vegetables, meat or fish, there's something for everyone!
- Couscous is the national dish. Less spicy than ours because without Harissa.
- La pastilla, pastry stuffed with meat pigeons, and sprinkled with cinnamon.
- Soup, including the Harira soup made from chickpeas, lentils and meat.
- Mixed grill si a cheap and quick dish. Consume cooked!

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