Why choosing Morocco Discovery?
Morocco Discovery is a full-service Travel Management Company and Tour Operator founded in 2009 by a professional team. In a short period of time, our Travel Company established a new precedent by raising the standards high-quality travel services. We deliver our services annually all over Morocco to our satisfied travelers and we attribute our company’s growth to our ability to recognize today’s traveler's needs.
Do I need a visa to enter Morocco?
A passport that is valid for a minimum three months beyond your stay will be required. Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveler, however approximately 70 countries are visa-free for travelling to Morocco for duration of up to 90 days. Consult your local embassy for current information.
What is Morocco’s weather like?
You will find that the weather in Morocco is pleasant year-round. During the early winter and spring months of January-April, days are typically sunny and quite warm and cooler in the evenings. Summers are hot and dry with temperatures picking up in May, with the hottest in July and August, before cooling off again until the end of September. You will enjoy cooler temperatures during October and November. There is very little rainfall throughout the year in Morocco.
What is the best time to visit Morocco?
The weather in Morocco varies from one place to another. However, it is recommended to visit Morocco in these months of (October/ November/ December/ January/ February/ March/ April) when the weather is pleasantly cool, sunny and warm which leads to some stunning photos. During midsummer, it is very hot in the south, though Sahara desert would be wonderful destination for some people to enjoy the hot sun.
Is it safe to travel to Sahara desert?
We are frequently asked if it is safe to travel to Sahara desert, the answer is YES! The desert is a recommended destination for everyone traveling to Morocco. For some visitors the Sahara desert is the absolute highlight of their trip to Morocco.
Should I buy travel insurance before I travel?
Travel agents are legally required to provide basic travel insurance within your travel package we certainly ensure this in our packages. However we still strongly advise you to purchase a full travel insurance package from your home country that suits the type of activities you are anticipating doing as well as covering medical and repatriation expenses.
Do I need Vaccination?
No vaccination is required while traveling to Morocco. However, for water we recommend drinking mineral water instead of tap water.
Credit cards in Morocco
Credit cards are accepted in large stores, hotels, and restaurants, whereas cash is required in small shops and Souks.
Exchange money in Morocco
Exchange currency when you arrive at the airport or use local banks and ATM machines. Be prepared to have enough cash when traveling outside cities, as the ATM machines are rare in rural areas.
Is there any dress code in Morocco?
No. you can wear whatever makes you comfortable. Morocco is very tolerant and you are not expected to act or look like a Moroccan. However, in rural areas we recommend dressing conservatively to avoid unwanted attention.
Is it a good idea to bring children to Morocco?
Of course, if you have children and willing to visit Morocco, you don’t need to leave them home, you’d better bring them to discover something extraordinary. This decision can be challenging you to bear extra burdens when it comes to providing care to your children, but little kids like to amuse and enjoy travelling like adults. Besides, their Morocco experience will remain a lifetime journey for them to broaden their mind till they grow up mature.
What is the method of payment?
In terms of payment, we do require a deposit in advance which could be achieved either by Bank transfer or by credit card and the rest of the payment should be paid either cash or by credit card on the meeting. The cash method of payment can be achieved either in Dirham (Moroccan currency) or in other global currency (such as Euros or Dollars). You can consult www.xe.com for updates on currency rates.
Is it allowed to photograph people’s portraits in Morocco?
Preferably, ask the local people before taking their photos. Some people do not like to be photographed. Yet, some others may ask for a fee before taking the photos (ex; snake charmers and single artistic performers in Marrakech and Fes). We understand how it is splendid some photos would be about people, especially with typical Moroccan clothing or style, but we recommend asking permission before making a photo.
Is it OK to travel Morocco alone as a woman?
Morocco Discovery ensures high security and care to its customers. If you are a sole woman travelling to Morocco, you will have nothing to worry about. We devote special care to foreign women during the tour, especially if they are travelling alone. It can be a serious matter if she is coming to Morocco without being involved with a tour company, because sole women are often scared if they are not accompanied with a trusted driver/guide. Hence, our staff will treat you well along the road and ensure you are not irritated under any circumstances.
What should I wear for a Morocco trip?
There are no strict rules with dressing. Morocco is deemed an open and liberal country, due to its proximity with Europe. Therefore, dressing for foreigners has not to be a big issue. However, it is important to note that the majority of Moroccan people are conservative, and do not approve seeing foreign guests wearing inappropriate clothes which may break the public norms. It doesn’t mean you should wear as the locals, but particularly, women have to respect the general clothing norms, which is covering the knees and breast and avoiding tight or transparent outfits.
Tripadvisor previous guests reviews
We were booked and had paid a deposit for a trip late March of 2020, which was canceled due to the pandemic. Said, the owner of MD, went to extraordinary lengths to refund the deposits for our travel group of six from the U.S. Apparently the Moroccan banking system is not "user friendly" when it comes to wire transfers for reasons unclear to me. Nevertheless, Said managed to refund all our money using a very creative approach. We would DEFINITELY travel with MD in the future given this level of honesty and effort; but we do hope that MD will accept credit cards rather than wires in the future. Thank You Said & Morocco Discovery!
Three of use booked a 19-day with Moroccan Discovery Holidays for March, 2020 and paid a 50% deposit. When Morocco closed its borders due to Covid. Initially we put our trip on hold and asked Said to hold our deposit. Said agreed to this. When it appeared holiday travel would likely go on for many months we asked for a refund. Said again agreed but the Moroccan banks, being what they are, refused to release all of our deposit. With some pressure on the bank from us and Said's help we did receive 100% of our deposit.
We planned our April-May 2020 trip to Morocco in the late fall of 2019 and worked with Said at Morocco Discovery. We were taking our adult children and their partners and Said was patient and added everything we wanted and more. One month prior to travel we were surprised by the pandemic, with flights cancelled, borders closed and no idea when we could travel again. Said remained as diligent, helpful and honest throughout the arduous process of refunding our downpayment. We were thrilled with Said, and his company's commitment to customer service and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone travelling to Morocco. As soon as it is safe again it is our intent to rebook with them!
From their already outstanding reviews when I started working with Sayd, this was an amazing experience. I got prompt friendly responses to every question I had and as this was our first trip to Africa I had a lot of questions. The price was incredibly reasonable - I don’t know how they can put the trip together on this budget. We stayed at amazing Riads in every city with excellent food every evening and great breakfasts - our driver was AMAZING- he was always ready wherever we were 1 minute before we needed him. The prearranged guides were the best. If you are going to Morocco - you want to go with Morocco Discovery and you definitely want a driver.
I have to admit, when I first started looking at using a local Moroccan tour company for our trip I was very nervous. After having toured Morocco for 11 days with Morocco Discovery Holidays, I would HIGHLY recommend them without any hesitation. Said worked with me for over a year to come up with a customized trip that included everything we (2 couples) wanted to see and more. Every change I made to the itinerary was completed within hours of my request.. and I made many. Said is very prompt at responding to e-mails and questions. Having a private driver was definitely the ideal way to see Morocco. Our driver, Mohamed was amazing. From the minute he met us at the airport (with sweets to welcome us) until he dropped us off at the port for our journey to Spain, Mohamed could not do enough for us. Mohamed is funny, engaging, very knowledgeable and was totally flexible and I felt very safe at all times, even on the curvy, narrow road. If I wanted him to turn around so I could take a picture, he would…and Did!! LOL Our Riads were beautiful and the meals that were included were some of the best meals we had in Morocco. I cannot say enough about the 5* service and attention we received from Morocco Discovery Holidays and Mohamed during our trip.
Mr Said provided us with a very pleasant and safe driver (Mustafa) as well as a new van, so we had a very enjoyable round trip Casablanca-Rabat-Fes- Marrakech-Casablanca. Local guides accompanied us in Fes and Marrakech, and we could have had other tours but we opted to spend more time walking around the towns. The Riads selected for us were very satisfactory and service all round was great. No hesitation at all in recommending Morocco Discovery.
Said arranged an excellent holiday for us. We began with one of the standard trips as our starting point and adapted it to better suit our needs with an added night here and there and starting in Marrakesh rather than Casablanca. Everything went very smoothly from start to finish.The choice of the Riads in which we stayed was great, as were the guides that were arranged for us. Abdoul proved to be a first rate driver - safe, dependable, friendly and very professional. We felt very comfortable being driven by him and we enjoyed his company.