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Morocco Country Quickfacts

  • Fortified entrance to medina meknes
  • Spices in Marrakesh Old Medina
  • Traditional Moroccan design
  • Details and doorways of Morocco
  • Traditional spices and dry fruits in local bazaar


Area:  710,850 km²
172,487 sq mi



Country Code: 212
Country Population: 36,359,737
Credit Cards: Master Card and Visa are the predominant cards within the tourist areas in Morocco.
Currency: Moroccan dirham (MAD)
Departure Tax: There is no departure tax when leaving Morocco.
Drives on the: Right

220 - 240 V (European configuration)

Ethnic Groups:  Arab - Berber
Flag: Morocco Flag
Location:  The Atlantic to the west, the Mediterranean to the north, wonderful beaches, four mountain ranges with cascading waterfalls and plains to the threshold of the desert.
Official Language(s):

Arabic, Berber

Religion: Islam is the official religion of Morocco, but it exists in perfect coexistence with the other religions (freedom to practise other religions of revelation is guaranteed by the constitution). The day is marked by five calls to prayer. The muezzin announces them from the top of his minaret. During the month of Ramadan, the Moroccans fast, refraining from eating and smoking from sunrise to sunset.
Time Zone: WET (UTC+0)
Souvenirs: Tagine (cooking pot), pottery, leather goods, ceramics, rugs, spices.

There are no rules to tipping unlike in North America. Some restaurants add a service charge to the bill, just check it before you leave anything. People often let you know, subtly or otherwise, when a tip is appropriate. Don’t forget waiters in cafes and restaurants, porters in hotels and terminals, toilet attendants, and taxi drivers.

  • Driver/Guide: 1 week USD 125-150 per couple
  • National Guide (when included):  1 week USD 200-250 per couple
  • Group tour: Driver 1 week $13 per person up to 10 pax and $10 for more
  • Group National Guide 1 week $25 per person up to 10 pax and 20 for more
  • Camel ride:  USD 5 per couple 
  • Local Guide Roman ruins:  USD 10 per couple
  • Local Guide Fes:   USD 25 per couple
  • Local Guide Marrakech:   USD 25 per couple


Morocco Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Morocco.

Learn about the history and culture of Morocco, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Morocco's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Morocco for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Morocco tours today!


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AfricaExperts is the exclusive division of Goway that specializes in planning and organizing Morocco tours and experiences. Choose from a locally escorted tour, a stay of distinction, an independent travel module, a small group tour and much more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Morocco.

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