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FAQ SAHARA DESERT TRIPS

Welcome to FAQ Sahara desert trips, The most Frequently asked questions that our guests asks about when planning Morocco Tours.   If you didn’t find the answer you are looking for, Please feel free to ask us, we will try to  answer your questions efficiently and effectively. 

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Do you do excursions during Ramadan/feasts?

We run tours everyday during the whole  year.

I don’t want to ride the camel?

You can be transported by Quad/ATV, additional fees may apply.

I don’t want to sleep in a tent, is it possible to have a room?

Yes, it is possible, additional fees may apply.

Is the tour price negotiable?

We won’t make life strict and difficult. Yes, it is negotiable, at certain points and limits depending on your group requirements and the season and the time of booking.

How many people one 4×4  car can take?

up to  7 people (Driver included)

I am traveling alone, only 1 person, can I book with you?

Yes, you can, we have quotes for everyone from 1 person to 2, 3 4….and lager group. and we encourage to book private tours.

How many people will be in the car with us?

Only you and you will be with an English speaking driver, or a driver + an English speaking guide.

Is it cheaper to share with other visitors?

We advise inviting more people in your party and you will get a reduced price based on your number of people.

Do all the rooms have two beds or just one big bed?

When you book you will need to provide us with your choice, the price is the same. we will send you a list of questions to answer, and there you say your choice.

Is the hot water always available?

Yes available

What is the difference between standard and midrange camps?

About the accommodation,  In standard, there is a shared toilet in the whole camp and you will shower later in the morning in the hotel, every camp is owned by a hotel, so you will use it. however, in the mid-range, every tent has a private toilet+private bathroom.

Do we need to share the bathroom with other people?

Every shower/toilet is a closed location with a door for personal use.

Can you please give me a Whatsapp number to contact?

You can use the one in the description on the footer of the website

What is included in the cost?

The fee includes the package depending on your plan, Please  visit our “Package” page

What if I don’t want to do all of a tour?

You can plan your whole tour by visiting our “Customize My Tour” page.

How do I book a tour?

You can plan your whole tour by visiting our “Booking” page.

Morocco Travel Advice and Advisories – Is Morocco Safe?

Morocco Travel Advice and advisories: safety in Morocco for travelers. Read our travel guide with tips about Morocco for your great journey in morocco.

Besides FAQ SAHARA DESERT TRIPS, You can read Morocco travel advices below.

Morocco Travel Advice

Morocco Travel Advice and Advisories give you some  important advice to help you to make informed decisions and to travel safely while you are abroad.

For  our  Questions and Answers (Q&A), please visit our post by clicking here:  Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

It’s a good idea to prepare before you arrive to the desired destination. Here are some tips that will help you plan the perfect holiday. Be smart; know the tips for the perfect trip.

When to go to Morocco: It is advisable to know about the best time to travel to Morocco when you intend to plan your trip. And take in consideration two important factors: climate and the month of Ramadan. Morocco’s climate varies by seasons and offers an opportunity where to stay at any time of year; in winter (December to February) the north and coast can be very rainy and cloudy, the Atlas Mountains can be too cold with snow-covered peaks last till July. In spring (March to May) the rains may continue to fall but the country is lush and green with wild blooming flowers. In summer (June to august) the temperature is extremely hot in the desert. In Autumn (September to November) time when the summer temperature reduces gradually.

Each season is unique in Morocco, so the best time to visit it is in springtime in addition to the months of September and October. The climate allows you to experience the best of Morocco as you head to the Deep South in winter, spring and autumn. If you are visiting morocco in the summer it is recommended to avoid the desert and head to the Atlas Mountains and the coastal cities, however bear in mind to encounter many crowds.

  • •• Marrakech and Fez can be very hot at summer time

The other factor is Ramadan which is the 9th month of Islamic Lunar Calendar; it is a time for fasting and spiritual purification. This means Moroccan Muslims can’t eat, drink or smoke during daylight and feast at night. You should be respectful and sensitive to the fast and try not to eat and drink publicly especially drinking when Ramadan falls on summer. Note that Business hours are reduced and some shops and restaurants close during the day especially when the weather is hot.

For present weather and climate Please visit these websites:

http://www.holiday-weather.com/country/morocco/

Shopping: There are many things to shop for such us: Argan oil, Silver jewellery in Tiznit, Berber carpets, dates in Erfoud, metal and woodcrafts. you can also shop for leather goods (bags, sandals), pottery (for example: Tagines, plates), or buy pure spices ( including cumin, coriander, cinnamon ,paprika in addition to turmeric or saffron in Taliouine and ginger…), paintings, and traditional clothing (Djellabah), pieces of fossils of erfoud (plate, Ammonite ,candle-holder also trilobite of Alnif region…).

People: characterises of Moroccans are social, friendly, hospitable and generous.

Population: 34.38 million (2015)

Passport, Visa and Entry Requirements: To enter morocco a valid passport is required for the check point. Visas are not required by the nationals (British, Australian, Canadian, USA Other EU…) for stays of up to three months. If you are from another country you are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements.

Language: Moroccan Arabic (Darija), Berber (known as Tamazight), French for commerce and business.To learn Darija (Moroccan Arabic), please visit: http://www.speakmoroccan.com

Currency: Morocco uses the Moroccan dirham (symbol DH or MAD).
There are several banks in each city and ATM cash machines are accessible in all over Morocco. Some credit cards (Visa, MasterCard and American Express) are accepted in some hotels, guest houses and restaurants.The Euro and US Dollar are broadly accepted, even preferred.

Time Zone / Difference: The local Time in Morocco is GMT. In the Summer time an extra hour is added, and and it turns from GMT to  GMT+1, Daylight saving time (Summer time) starts from last Sunday in  March, and ends  last  Sunday October.

Area: Morocco is an African country bordered by the Mediterranean Sea in the north, by Mauritania in the south, by Algeria in the east and by the Atlantic Ocean in the west.
Area: 446,550 sq km / 172,000 sq miles

Telephone Country Code: + 212

Sector Electricity / Voltage: 220 volts AC, 50Hz. so If you are travelling to Morocco, you will need a standard charger and plug adapter.

Morocco telecom Operators:

Telecom Operator Primary Activity Website
Maroc Telecom Mobile www.iam.ma
Inwi Mobile www.inwi.ma
Medi Telecom Mobile www.meditelecom.ma
 
 

Cellular data networks in Morocco

 

Religion:  The vast majority of Muslims in Morocco are Sunni belonging to Maliki school of jurisprudence. The King of Morocco claims his legitimacy as a descendant of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. The second-largest religion in the country is Christianity.

National Festivals:  

  • New Year’s Day — 1 Jan.
  • Manifesto of Independence –11 Jan
  • Labour Day — 1 May.
  • Feast of the Throne — 30 Jul.
  • Fête Oued Eddahab (Oued Eddahab Allegiance Day) –14 Aug.
  • Révolution du Roi et du Peuple (Anniversary of the King and the People’s Revolution) — 20 Aug.
  • King Mohammed’s Birthday — 21 Aug.
  • Marche Verte (Anniversary of the Green March) — 6 Nov.
  • Fête de l’Indépendance (Independence Day) — 18 Nov.

Islamic Holidays: Please note that numerous Islamic holidays change each year and are timed according to Islamic lunar calendar such as:Ramadan (Month of fasting and purification).Eïd al-Mawlid  (Prophet’s Birthday).Eïd al-Fitr (End of Ramadan).Eïd al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice).Fatih Muharram (Muslim New Year).

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What is the most highly recommended desert tour in Morocco?

Most of our visitors ask about desert tours from Marrakech or Fes. and what we highly recommend are the following tours:

– 2 or 3 Days from Marrakech to Merzouga or Zagora dunes
– 2 or 3 Days from Fes to Merzouga ( Erg Chebbi dunes)