Practical information

Here is the list of equipment necessary that we recommend you take with you for your trip.

General equipment for the trek

  • A bag for your belongings will be carried by mules (or camels or vehicles). Suitcases or bags with metal fittings are not recommended because they are difficult to load on the backs of animals.
  • A small backpack for personal belongings of the day.
  • A sleeping bag “hot” (temperatures 0-5 ° C). In Morocco, there is a sharp contrast between the temperatures of the day and those of night.
  • A survival blanket.
  • A warm jacket (polar type) because the evenings in the mountains or the desert can be cool.
  • A pair of walking shoes, like trekking, holding the ankle. For desert, preferring sneakers.
  • It is advisable to have tested his shoes before departure.
  • A pair of walking poles.
  • A pair of sandals or old pair of tennis to cross rivers (depending on circuit). Also convenient for arriving at the bivouac (foot comfort, toilet in the river).
  • A pair of sunglasses.
  • A pair of gloves.
  • A cap.
  • A canvas hat (or cap).
  • A water bottle per person (2 liters per person).
  • A space-saving toilet bag (biodegradable shampoo).
  • Sunscreen for skin and lips; recommended sunscreen.
  • A headlamp or flashlight with fresh batteries and spare bulbs.
  • 2 large garbage bags to house your belongings in the bag in case of rain.
  • Some plastic bags to protect your business, a needle and thread.
  • Light clothing (shorts).
  • Toilet paper + lighter.
  • A pocket knife Opinel genre.
  • Votre pharmacie personnelle
  • Disinfectant tablets for drinking water (Micropur recommended because leaves no bad taste to the water).
  • Anti-diarrheal.
  • Broad spectrum antibiotics.
  • Elastoplast (for both bulbs for possible sprains).
  • External disinfectant and bandages.
  • Biodegradable wipes (for your toilet in the desert and mountain).
  • Insect repellent.

Passport

To come to Morocco, the French must have their passport, valid. A national identity card is not sufficient.
No visa is required.

Health

No particular vaccine is required or necessary to visit Morocco. It is however recommended to be up to date with vaccines, tetanus type.
It is not necessary to make a vaccine against yellow fever.
Malaria is not present in Morocco, no preventive treatment is to take.
The recommended precautions are essentially at the water management. It is actually recommended to treat the drinking water (drinking, washing food …). This can be done with chemical cleaners such as “micropur” or “hydroclonazone” or mechanical (water pump). It is also possible to project to consume only bottled water (probably more expensive and binding!).
It is also recommended to avoid eating raw vegetables start of the vacation, and especially wash well, or better, to peel them before eating (especially bananas !!). Cooked vegetables, meanwhile, are no problem.

Change

The exchange currently ranges from 1 euro to 10.5 or 11 dirhams. For simplicity, it is best to allow 1 € for 10 Dhs.
For the exchange, several sites are possible at the airport in exchange offices (some are open 24/24), in hotels, in banks. It is also possible to directly withdraw dirhams with her credit card (VISA, Mastercard) Moroccan ATMs. The dirham is a non-convertible currency, it is impossible to find outside Moroccan territory, and it is advisable to keep its currency in order to slip again change dirhams into euros.

Flight

To come to Morocco, are doing a trek, it is advisable to take a flight to Marrakech, most runners stays in this city. For some routes (desert Saghro), it may be interesting land at Ouarzazate direct or with a stopover in Casablanca, while reducing the transfer time.
Morocco is a destination increasingly popular and companies are not wrong. Prices are increasingly attractive.
The airlines: ask to see which airlines serve the airport nearest to you.

Insurance

Land of welcome and hospitality, Morocco is a relatively safe country. However, it is highly recommended to have a specific insurance to make it like trekking trips. Check with your insurance to make sure you are covered for the activities you plan in a foreign country. The best is to have insurance covering sports and travel and guaranteeing the repatriation if necessary. Different structures offer such assurances.