Morocco

Another popular tourist destination, the North African country of Morocco is the perfect getaway for travellers who want to experience both the rich culture of Islamic Africa and the stunning panoramic views of the Sahara Desert.


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Destination Information for Morocco

The city of Marrakesh is an absolute must – Winston Churchill once described this incredible metropolis as “simply the nicest place on Earth to spend an afternoon”. Bustling markets, ancient architecture and maze-like alleyways make this a unique place to visit, and certainly a destination you won’t forget!

There are plenty of other memorable cities in Morocco, including Essaouira, on the West coast. This is a fashionable and cosmopolitan hotspot for relaxing lunches by the beach, perfect for chilling out and taking a break from the hustle and bustle of life.

If you’re looking for a base from which to explore more remote areas, the settlements of Merzouga and M’Hamid at the edge of the Sahara are ideally placed for a camel ride out into the desert. For those who love to visit World Heritage Sites, there is the Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou; a pre-Saharan habitat that is a striking example of ancient architecture found in Southern Morocco.

Taste traditional Moroccan cuisine, haggle for aromatic oils and handmade crafts or experience a Hammam steam bath. Whether you’re after an organised package holiday or a more ‘authentic’ Moroccan experience spent exploring their many wonders, this fabulous country is rich in its variety of sounds, smells and sites, and we guarantee you’ll never be bored.

With its ancient cities, beautiful coastal resorts and desert towns, Morocco has it all. All visitors should receive the recommended vaccines dependent upon itinerary. This includes Hepatitis A and B, Tetanus, Typhoid and Rabies vaccines prior to travel, so book an appoint at one of our clinics to make sure you’re protected.

Infections and Outbreaks frequently change from country to country and by attending our clinics you will be given the most up to date clinical and safety advice from our team of specialists. Our advice to you often includes aspects such as:

  • Food and water hygiene
  • Insect and animal bite avoidances
  • Personal safety
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Sun protection
  • Altitude sickness

Additional Health Risks Information for Morocco

Although Morocco is a destination that remains extremely popular with tourists, the threat of terrorist attacks or other violent incidents here is high. If you’re thinking of a holiday or trip to Morocco, consider travelling through an organised tour company, or ensure that you are completely up to date and aware of the current security situation for your specific destination at the time of travel. Petty crime is common, particularly in tourist areas, and more violent crime although less prevalent, is not unusual. Stay with your group, and take particular care if you are visiting an area outside the main holiday resorts and tourist destinations. Avoid carrying visible valuables or large amounts of money.

Consult a travel clinic for the necessary vaccines before travelling.

There are reasonable healthcare facilities in Morocco suitable for use by tourists and other visitors to the country. Make sure you have adequate travel insurance in place to cover the cost of your treatment. If you’re not on a package holiday or you don’t have a local tour guide, call 150 and ask for an ambulance in the event of a medical emergency.

Morocco is in an earthquake zone, and minor quakes and tremors are frequent. If you’re staying in a hotel, take note of any safety or evacuation procedures. If you’re planning to explore, whether on your own or in a group, take a first aid kit with you, along with plenty of fresh drinking water and a reliable means of summoning help. It can be extremely hot in Morocco, and you will need to stay hydrated. It is always safest to trek or explore in rural or unfamiliar areas with a local guide.

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