Each trip is different. And every tourist is different. But there is no doubt that some groups of travelers have different needs than others, such as specific services, special attention to security, different management of time, diet and accommodation, etc. Therefore, on this page we give you useful information on some cases to pay more attention to:
If your trip fits any of these assumptions, take note of everything we tell you. And if you need to organize your tailor-made trip because you find yourself in one of these special situations, do not hesitate to contact us.
Undoubtedly, children are the main protagonists of the family. And so it is with the trips that have these little explorers in their ranks. Of course, the program should have activities or suggestions that will appeal to them, but you should not only pay attention to their entertainment, but also to other issues related to their well-being during the trip. Here is a list of aspects that you should take into account:
Each Moroccan city is a world of its own, and its children’s leisure activities vary from one to another. In any case, if you want to get an idea of the plans you can propose to your children to make the trip more attractive to them, take note of the following proposals.
Animals always arouse fascination among children. Therefore, any plan that involves them will be a sure hit. There are several zoos of great interest in the country, among them the National Zoo of Rabat.
Another way to enjoy the animals is to walk with them. In this sense, the star proposal is the dromedary. These animals are very popular in the desert dune crossings, but if you consider this destination too demanding for your children, you can ride one on the beaches of Essaouira, which will surely be a more child-friendly environment. And the same goes for rickshaw rides, which are very popular in Marrakech and will be a comfortable way to get to know some corners outside the medina.
If you travel to Morocco in the hot season, temperatures can be sweltering. And in that case, the best way to cool off is water. It is recommended that your hotel has a swimming pool or is close to the beach, if you choose a seaside destination. But there are also many water parks scattered throughout the country, especially around major cities such as Casablanca, Rabat and Marrakech.
Theme parks and amusement parks are perhaps not as abundant as in other countries, but there will still be enclosures set in a way that appeals to a child’s eyes. In this regard, we can mention the Atlas Studios in Ouarzazate, focused on cinema and major productions filmed here, or the Palooza Park in Marrakech, focused on dinosaurs.
Cable cars are not to be missed, and in Morocco there is one option: the one in Agadir, within the Danialand complex, which also has a water park. In addition, there are other cable cars planned in the country, which would not only serve as an entertainment space but also as a means of transportation within the city.
In addition, in many destinations there are companies and tourism professionals that try to be especially attractive to younger travelers, offering plans and workshops of interest to them: from cooking classes to guided tours, craft activities, etc. Ask for information upon arrival at the tourist office of your destination.
More and more tourists are choosing to travel with their pets, instead of leaving them at home in someone’s care: they are members of the family and, as such, also have the right to enjoy trips in the company of their loved ones.
If that is your case, you will have to be patient when it comes to your pet, as it is not the most pet-friendly country for tourism. In addition, you will have to cope as well as possible with the situations you may encounter in the country, since Morocco is not exactly known for the concept of animal welfare.
It must be said that it is not very common for a Moroccan family to have a pet in its midst. And within the exception, it is more common to have a cat, rather than a dog. Even the ferret often enjoys greater popularity and visibility than the dog. The Qur’an does not ‘condemn’ these animals, but the popular custom is to consider the dog as an impure animal that can stain a person’s hands and feet with its licking.
As a result, dogs are relegated to their role as hunters or guardians of private spaces outside the city, or else they are forced to live abandoned in the city.
It should also be said that, as in other aspects, Morocco is taking steps to advance in the dignified care of animals, and more and more families are deciding to welcome a pet into their family… although this is still a slow process.
Given this reality, there are some aspects you should know, especially if you are determined to travel with your pet:
All this makes travelers with pets who travel to Morocco choose to leave them at home, in the care of someone they trust while they are away. The only viable options to move comfortably with animals in the country is by motorhome or private travel, carefully designed so that they can be admitted in pet-friendly accommodations and private transport of the same consideration.
If any of the travelers in the group has a disability, whether physical or mental, you will want them to be given special consideration, as they deserve. Therefore, here are some relevant aspects regarding people with disabilities in Morocco:
Maybe the role of women in your society is different than in Morocco. Although great strides have been made in recent years in equalizing rights and freedoms between the sexes, there may still be certain attitudes and customs that may shock female travelers visiting the country. So here is a list of useful tips that will come in handy if you are a woman traveling to Morocco for the first time. Especially if you are traveling alone or with friends, without a male companion:
In any case, it’s not all precautionary, ‘defensive’ advice. Being a woman has an advantage: you will have more chances to make contact with Moroccan women, so if the opportunity arises, don’t miss it.
As an Arab country with a Muslim religion, homosexuality and transsexuality are not particularly accepted in Morocco. Therefore, if you travel to the country you should act with the utmost caution, not only to avoid unpleasant situations with other people but also to avoid legal problems, as some cases are prohibited and punishable by law. Here are some tips we can give you: