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  • What is the best time to travel to the desert?
    The most pleasant months to visit the desert are from October to May. During this period the daytime temperatures are mild and the nights are cooler, especially in winter. In summer the heat can be extreme with temperatures above 45ºC which makes activities difficult.
  • What languages are spoken in Morocco?
    Morocco has two official languages: Arabic and Amazigh (or Berber). French is commonly spoken and used in administrations and many Moroccans also speak Spanish or English, especially in the tourism sector.
  • Is there a time difference?
    Both in winter and summer the country is governed by the GMT +1 time zone.
  • What is the official currency?
    The official currency is the Moroccan dirham (MAD). The conversion is quite easy: 1 dirham is equivalent to around €0.10 or €1 to 10 dirhams. ATMs are widely used and the most common credit cards are accepted in most businesses. However, outside the cities and in the souks, it is better to bring cash.
  • Are card payments accepted?
    In Morocco, as in many African countries, cash is the most common payment method. Now in big cities the most common credit cards are accepted in most businesses and ATMs are widely used but in rural areas it is more difficult to find ATMs and businesses do not necessarily have card payment terminals so It is better to provide cash.
  • Is it usual to tip?
    Tipping, or bakchich, is a custom deeply rooted in the country's tradition. For some, it is the only source of income. It is better to give little, but often. It is convenient to leave between 10% and 15% of the total in restaurants if the service is not included, 10% in taxis and between 5 and 10 dirhams for bellboys in hotels.
  • What is the climate in Morocco?
    In general, Morocco enjoys a mild winter and a hot and sunny summer. Average temperatures are 23 °C in summer and 13 °C in winter. However, there are various climates throughout the country: Mediterranean on the north coast, oceanic on the Atlantic coast, mountainous in the Atlas, and desert in the south of the country. In the Saharan regions, the days are sunny and the nights are cool, especially in winter. In summer, you can expect scorching sun with temperatures sometimes rising to 45°C in August.
  • What clothes should I wear?
    It's best to bring sportswear, good walking shoes, a backpack, sunglasses, sunscreen, wet wipes, and a flashlight or headlamp. At the destination you can buy a turban to cover your face in the style of the nomads and thus protect yourself from the sun and wind.
  • What should I take in my medicine cabinet?
    It is advisable to carry a first-aid kit containing stomach protectors and products against insect bites and the sun. Avoid drinking tap water and always have a bottle of mineral water on hand, especially in the desert. Avoid raw fruits and vegetables or peel them before eating.
  • Is an electrical adapter needed?
    The plugs have the same standards as in Spain (voltage 220V / frequency 50Hz), so there is no need for an adapter.
  • Can I drink tap water?
    We advise drinking only bottled water to prevent intestinal disorders. It is also best to avoid raw fruits and vegetables or peel them first. It is always recommended to have a bottle of mineral water on hand, especially in the desert.
  • How is the mobile network and Wifi in Morocco?
    Mobile coverage in Morocco is very extensive and it is easy to find Wi-Fi connections in accommodation or restaurants, but as you get closer to the desert it becomes more complicated, so it is better to tell your family and friends before entering the desert that you are going to disconnect to don't worry.
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