Morocco Trip Prep

This is a North Africa country with many mixed cultures. Leather and cashmere goods are plenty and dyed with natural colors from flowers. I will buy them as souvenirs. Here’s a link to products of Morocco.

No visa is needed for Americans to visit Morocco. Passports must be valid for a minimum of six months at entry. We can stay for up to 90 days without visas.

Currency is the Moroccan dirham (MAD). €1 = 10.75 MAD, or $1 USD =
9.94 MAD

Unique food: tagine

Marrakesh

The temperature there in December is between 44°F and 66°F. This weather looks like sweaters and jackets are comfortable during the day and a coat in the night time. The key is to dress in layers to accommodate temperature changes.

  • Koutoubia Mosque
  • The Medina – The square of Djemaa El-Fna
  • Sahara desert – Sahara tour – €125/person for a 2-day-1-night tour or a 3-day-2-night tour for €195/person. We’ll not have enough time for this tour.
  • Here’s another tour that looks interesting as well. It’s a private day-tour to High Atlas and Ouarzazate and costs €50/person for us. Update on 11/21/2016, the price is now €40/person for the five of us. We need to pass the High Atlas mountains at an elevation of 2,260 m above the sea level. Can our bodies take it? Even with these preventive measures. We have been to Grand Canyon and it’s about 2,134 m above sea level at South Rim. Based on that, we all should be Okay for this trip.
  • There’s also another 1-day private tour to Qurika Valley at €30/person and this one at €140 for all of us. The Qurika trip involved mountain climbing and hiking, which is probably not good for us at this time.
  • Here’s a link to things to know before visiting, here’s another one, and yet another one.

Casablanca

Most of the things to see in Casablanca are in the north of the city. The temperature there in December is between 50°F and 64°F.

  • Mosque Hassan II

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