This guide for travel to Marrakech, will help you prepare a trip to one of the most chaotic and magical cities in the world.
The old part of the city or Medina, surrounded by walls, is the most interesting in Marrakech as many souks, palaces and mosques are concentrated, which we are sure, will leave you speechless. If you also stay in a riad and enjoy one of the best gastronomies in the world, with dishes such as tajine or couscous always accompanied by a mint tea, the experience will be complete.
Based on the experience of the time we spent in the city during our trip to Marrakech and Essaouira in 5 days, we have created this list of 10 essential tips for traveling to Marrakech.We start!
1. What is the best time?
The best time to travel to Marrakech is in spring and autumn, at which time you will avoid high temperatures, which can exceed 40 degrees in summer. Winter is also a good time to have less tourism, accommodation prices are cheaper and it is not too cold, if you do not do any excursion in the Atlas area.
The worst time may be the month of Ramadan, a period in which Muslims do not eat from dawn to dusk and many businesses remain closed during the day. To check the dates, keep in mind that the Ramadan calendar is governed by the mole and changes every year, although it is usually about 11 days before the previous year. Taking into account that in 2019 it will be held during most of the month of May, you can anticipate when it will be next. If you have already visited the city on another occasion, it may be interesting to coincide with this period for a few days and learn firsthand what Ramadan means to a Muslim.
2. Entry requirements and travel insurance
The Spaniards to travel to Marrakech, do not need a visa, you just have to carry the passport with a minimum validity of 6 months and fill out an immigration brochure that they will give you on the plane or at the airport of Marrakech. If you are from another country, check all the entry requirements on the official website of your Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In addition to meeting the entry requirements, we recommend that you carry one or several copies of the paper passport and one in the cloud.
Another requirement that we consider almost mandatory is to have the best travel insurance for Morocco to avoid a large outlay if you have to treat yourself in a good private clinic or hospital in the city.
We always travel insured with Mondo, with whom we carry a totally adequate insurance to the needs that we will have on the trip. Hiring your insurance here with Mondo, just for being a Street Travelers reader, you have a 5% discount.
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