Moroccan Currency: What you need to know about money when travelling

What is Moroccan currency called? What is the exchange rate? Can I withdraw money at a cash machine in Marrakech using my Maestro card or should I change money at a currency exchange bureau? Find the answers to key questions about money, currency, Morocco and travel at a glance.  In Morocco, currency is officially the Moroccan Dirham (MAD). A dirham is made up of 100 centimes and is currently worth about 0.09 Euros. Of course,

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Trekking in the Atlas Mountains (3 days)

The Toubkal National Park is the ideal place for hiking in the Marrakech region. If you go on a guided trekking tour, you’ll experience the Atlas Mountains first-hand against the breath-taking backdrop of snow-capped peaks, luscious valleys and secluded Berber villages. Marrakech lies near the High Atlas Mountains. It’s so close that you can see the snow-capped peaks when looking out from the city’s roof terraces. If you fancy a change from the hustle and

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Marrakech holidays: Some useful hints and tips

Holidays in Marrakech can leave one fully immersed in the wonders of the Orient, whether meandering through the endless passages of the Medina, or discovering ancient palaces and architectural treasures in the Old Town. But that’s not all there is to Marrakech. Morocco’s bustling metropolis has plenty to offer anyone planning a Marrakech holiday. Here are some important hints and tips for planning your visit. Optimal travel time for a Marrakech holiday Marrakech is just

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A cooking class at the House of Fusion for foodies, amateur chefs and gourmets

Gourmets and ambitious amateur chefs will really get their money’s worth by taking part in the cooking class at the House of Fusion. Along with her students, Hostess Edwina puts together an ingenious 8-course meal in honour of traditional Moroccan cuisine. Edwina was already waiting to welcome us with freshly brewed coffee in the shady courtyard of her beautiful riad. Her native country is Australia but she’s been living in Marrakech for many years. She

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Cafés and Restaurants: Earth Café Marrakech

Earth Café Marrakech is the only vegetarian and vegan restaurant in the Medina. Not only is its location very much out of the ordinary but also its menu, offering a pleasant change from traditional Moroccan cuisine. You’ll find the Earth Café in an old Riad in the southern part of the Medina. Walking in through the small inconspicuous door, you’ll suddenly find you’re in the middle of the restaurant, with its colourful walls and lounge

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Riad Guide Marrakech

Hotels and Riads: Your guide to finding the ideal place to stay in Marrakech

Are you looking for a hotel or riad in Marrakech? If so, this page will help you to gather the best information to find the right kind of accommodation. Marrakech is brimming with places to stay. As a large city, you’ll find plenty of guest accommodation with numerous riads to choose from. If anything, you’ll be spoilt for choice when looking for accommodation to fit the bill. However, it can still be tricky if you’ve

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Shopping in Marrakech: The Ensemble Artisanal

With the wide range of crafts offered, the souks of Marrakech are a real shopping paradise. But prices have to be negotiated hard. Therefore, the Ensemble Artisanal is a good starting point for newbies. What souvenirs can you buy in Marrakesh and how much do you have to pay for them without being crossed? These are two major questions that a visit to Ensemble Artisanal will answer for you. The state-sponsored complex near the Koutoubia

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Museum Dar Si Said

Dar Si Said is one of the most popular folklore museums in Marrakesh. The exhibition is housed in an old palace and combines artisan craftwork and Islamic architecture. The folklore museum Dar Si Said is located in a palace in the southern medina, only a few steps from the Maison Tiskiwin. The spacious town house belonged to the younger brother of the grand vizier Ba Ahmed. It was turned into a museum during the French

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Private transfers in Morocco

For transport between cities in Morocco you can choose between bus, train, rental car or shared taxi. However, it can also be worth considering the private transfers of professional travel agencies, as these may can spare you time and stress for only a small extra charge. For getting around between cities in Morocco different means of transport are available. They all have their own advantages and disadvantages in terms of price, flexibility and speed. Going

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Diarrhea in Morocco: Tips for preventing and handling the most common travel sickness

Diarrhea is one of the most common health problems that you have to deal with on a vacation in Morocco. How to protect yourself from it and what to do when you are haunted by “Montezuma’s revenge”, is revealed in this article. How do you get infected with diarrhea and what can be done to prevent it? About 40% of all travelers are affected by the unpleasant disturbances of the digestive tract between the third

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