Please make sure you read and understood our terms and conditions before you book with Brahim ELBAHRAOUI
• The maximum size of groups is 20 persons.
• The minimum size is 2 person
• No children under 4 years can participate in our trips.
• Children aged between 4 and 14 can only take part in family trips (tours ‘For families’ or ‘Recommended for families’).
In case of travelling with me you should accept to:
• be flexible in case of varying circumstances and modified itineraries or other conditions;
• be able to accept different cultures, including local people and your travel mates;
• respect the local traditions, habits and way of living;
• be polite and liberal with your travel mates, guide, driver(s) and anyone we will have contact during the trip;
• avoid offending people around you;
• avoid using illegal drugs.
• Prices on our website – unless stated otherwise in the tour description – are given for one person and in case of a group of at least 8 people. (Groups with less participants are subject to an extra fee (per person), while larger groups booking together can get a discount.
• Children aged between 4 and 12 are entitled for a discount (in case of shared accommodation with parents).
• Our prices include standard double-room accommodation. If you wish other type of accommodation (cheaper or more comfortable or single room), please let us know at the time of booking. Please note however that in some places it is not possible to change the type of accommodation. (See also ‘Accommodation Disclaimer’ below.).
• Flights to and from Morocco as well as airport transfer within Morocco (except otherwise stated) are not included. It is possible to book airport transfer with us however it is subject to an extra fee. (For airport transfer possibilities please let me know)
• For further information on services and costs included in the price of a trip please see ‘Trip notes’ section for all trips.
• Online booking is possible on my website. http://trekkingmorocco.sopixi.com/booking.htm
• If you wish to book any of our proposed or public trips, please send us an e-mail with the following information:
o name and code of the trip you wish to take;
o date of planned starting;
o number of participants;
o name, nationality, date of birth for each participants and
o contact details.
• After receiving your booking we will send you a pre-confirmation invoice and details about paying.
• Please note that booking will be confirmed only after we have received the deposit (see next section)..
• At the time of booking you are expected to pay 40% of the total tour fee (including e.g. additional charge for single room or pre- or post-stay) as a deposit. Another 40% should be paid (received by us) no later than 30 days before departure. Both instalments can be paid via banktransfer or direct money transfer (Western Union or Moneygram).
• The rest (the last 20%) should be paid either in cash to your guide in the beginning of the trip or sent via bank transfer or direct money transfer before departure. In the latter case, please make sure that we receive the total tour fee no later than two days before departure.
• Please note that costs of payment(s) (either transferred via bank or by direct money transfer) are not included in the tour price, all such costs shall be borne entirely by you (the passenger).
• Please note that in case you are not able to pay the total tour fee (including costs of payment) by the beginning of the tour, we will be forced to exclude you from the trip and you will not be able to participate in it. In such cases no deposit will be reimbursed. Thanks for your understanding.
• If you wish to cancel the tour you booked, please inform us as soon as possible.
• Cancellation fees are due when the reservation is final. All cancellation requests must be made in writing to me (registered letter with acknowledgment of receipt or email). The date of the postmark or the date of receipt of mail is the date for the cancellation.
It will result in the perception at least the following expenses (subject to specific conditions contained in the description of the product chosen):
• – If the customer cancel more than 60 days before the trip: fixed fees 30€/ person (except excursions)
• – If the customer cancels between 31 and 60 days before the date of travel: 10% of the entire trip/ person
• – If the client cancels between 21 and 30 days before travel date: 35% of the entire trip / person
• – If the client cancels between 14 and 20 days before departure: 50% of the entire trip / person
• – If the client cancels between 8 and 13 days before travel date: 75% of the entire trip / person
• – If the client cancels between 0 and 7 days before travel date: 100% of the entire trip / person
• – No show: 100% of the entire trip / person
• Depending on the type and itinerary of your tour – and if external circumstances allow – we are happy to reschedule your tour instead of cancellation. In such a case all or part of the tour fees already paid can be used to cover the fees of the new (rescheduled) tour. (However please note that we cannot guarantee the possibility of reschedule in all cases.)
• In case you leave the trip meanwhile (once it already started) of your own accord or for other reasons – beyond our responsibility – we will not be able to pay your money back.
• If we have to cancel the trip for any reasons beyond our own control – i.e. act of God, natural or industrial disasters, political or civil instability or terrorism etc. – the deposit and any other costs (e.g. flight ticket, insurance, vaccination) incurred in connection to your planned travel will not be reimbursed.
• In case you want to change the date or itinerary of the booked trip, please let me know . Possibility of any modification is depending on the availability and conditions may vary occasionally. We will do our best to meet your needs and to comply with your requests.
• The information about Morocco and travelling in Morocco included on our website has been compiled with care and in good faith. However it can not be regarded as official and is subject to change. For official information please contact the embassy or consulate of Morocco in your country.
• Itineraries featured on my website are correct at the time of printing. My intention is to adhere to the routes described however due to our style of travelling and weather conditions, travel can be unpredictable. Thus a certain amount of flexibility is built in my itineraries in case it is necessary or desirable (for your safety) to make changes as circumstances vary.
• The documents provided shall be regarded as general guide but any mention of specific destinations or highlights by no means guarantee that they will be visited or encountered.
• In addition, any travel times or distances given are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
Useful information that helps you to prepare for your trip. It’s worth reading before you book your trip…
• My proposed trips are only suggestions for possible itineraries, but routes can be altered to better fit your travel needs (only in case of groups booking together).
• I am also happy to help you to propose brand new itineraries based on your expectations and wishes.
• Due to the risk of possible stomach upsets, we do not advice foreigners to drink Moroccan tap water as it is. You should rather:
o boil water before drinking it (if you have possibilities) or
o use tablets or other means to purify water or
o buy bottles of mineral water (cost around 5-10 DH/1.5 litres).
• For the trips in the Sahara please note that there is not much water available in the desert, thus we will have only a certain amount of water for cooking purposes and for personal use. Please do not expect shower facilities in these places.
• Wherever we are in Morocco please consider the environment and avoid excessive usage of water.
• During our trips we will have several types of accommodation which may differ by comfort level. Some of them – like a gîte (mountain hut) or a (nomad) camp – can be very simple with shared rooms and shared facilities.
• My trip prices (if given on this website) include standard accommodation (if not stated otherwise in tour description). If you wish cheaper or more comfortable accommodation, please cotact me . However please note that in some places it is not possible to change the type of the accommodation.
• Accommodation is usually for two persons – except Bedouin (or nomad) camp and some gîtes where more people are accommodated together – but in many cases single rooms/tents are also available for some extra charge. If you are interested in changing the type of the accommodation, please ask for the possibilities at the time of booking.
• Check-out time from the hotel on the last day is normally 12 a.m. but it is usually possible to leave your luggage at the reception for a while.
• I am able to organise extra pre- or post-trip accommodation for you if you wish to stay for a couple of days longer. Please ask for it at the time of booking.
• Types of accommodation during our trips (if not stated otherwise in tour description):
o riad – traditional Moroccan style hotel, double room with own bathroom (please note that no lift/elevator is available in riads);
o hotel – simple (2 or 3 stars) hotel, double room with own bathroom;
o auberge – small, simple hotel (guest house), double room with own bathroom or shared room with shared facilities;
o gîte – simple mountain hut with shared accommodation and shared facilities;
o camping – two-person igloo tents with shared facilities (kitchen and toilet tents);
o Bedouin/nomad camp – shared tented accommodation with no facilities.
• Large bag or backpack to contain all your belongings and items (suitcase is not recommended in most places)
• Daypack for daytime necessities (to carry camera, bottle of water etc.)
• Sleeping bag (four-season) – in the hotels/riads bedding is provided however in the camps (during walking and hiking trips) sleeping bag is necessary
• Waterproofs (raincoat)
• Long trousers both for men and women (to dress appropriately)
• T-shirts and shirts with long sleeves
• Pair of walking shoes/boots
• Pairs of wool or cotton socks for walking (and/or against cold)
• Ear plugs if you have trouble with sleeping
• Toiletries and personal pharmacy, incl. lip balm, sun cream and antibacterial gel
• Torch or headlamp
And depending on the season:
• Jacket, fleece jacket, warm trousers, gloves (against cold), warm hat OR
• Sunhat, sandals
• Make sure you save your tour leader’s mobile number in the beginning of the tour so that you have it in case it is needed.
• Please respect your travel mates and do not be late from any appointments (e.g. in the morning, for dinner or after visiting a site) set by your guide. (Moroccans – as you will see – usually do not take time very seriously and 20-30 minutes late is just part of normal life. However in many cases our schedule is very tight and delays would cause difficulties, thus starting in time is very important. Your guide is aware of the importance of being punctual and will do his best to start in time. Please do not make it more difficult for him.)
• To make sure you enjoy your holiday in Morocco please:
o be prepared for varying circumstances and modified itineraries or changes in other conditions;
o accept different cultures and different habits, including that of local people and your travel mates (who can also come from very different countries and cultural background);
o respect the local traditions, habits and way of living (see ‘Important things to know’ section);
o be polite and liberal with your travel mates, guide, driver(s), tour staff and anyone we will have contact during the trip and avoid offending people around you.
• Respect the local traditions and religious places, i.e. the cemeteries, marabouts and mosques. (Please note: the mosques in Morocco – except Mosque Hassan II in Casablanca – cannot be visited by non-Muslims.)
• Dress in a proper way (shoulders covered, trousers/skirts under knee), particularly in villages and rural places.
• Do not photograph inhabitants and local people whom you meet without asking their consent.
• Morocco is a tipping country; if you are satisfied with the service in any place, it is recommended to give a tip. (More info about tipping in 'Travel tips' section.)
• After shaking hands with someone, touch your right hand to your heart as a sign of respect.
• Use your right hand for shaking hands, eating out of a common dish and handling merchandise or money.
• Do not give money or small gifts to children on the streets as it encourages them to beg instead of going to the school. (If you wish to help local families or communities, please ask our office or your tour leader about the possibilities.)
• And most importantly, smile and be friendly. Your kindness will be appreciated and will make your holiday more enjoyable.
You have no idea when to visit Morocco? Learn more about Moroccos climate and the best timing for a visit here...
The climate in Morocco varies significantly according to the location (area and altitude) and the season. The coast (in the west and north) has a Mediterranean climate and extreme temperature ranges are moderated by the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. However in the interior of Morocco the climate is rather continental, and characterized by more extremities: freezing and snow or very hot and dry.
The summer – from April to October – is hot and dry throughout Morocco: extremely hot (35-45 C°) in the South and in the Sahara (however temperature can drop dramatically during night), while nicely hot (25-30 C°) in the mountains and by the coast.
In winter – from November to March – coastal areas still have a nice climate: sunny and moderate temperature, but rain can be usual and nights can be chilly. In the Sahara it is usually sunny and cold, especially during the nights, when it can be freezing. The mountains are very cold (freezing) and snow is very probable over 2400m.
The best time to visit Morocco is March-April and September-October. However if you wish to avoid the high season and lots of fellow tourists, we recommend to take a trip in other periods, and rather be prepared for colder or hotter weather (depending on the season).
(Please note, that due to climate extremities in the inland, we do not propose to take Sahara tours in the summer and High Atlas tours in the winter.)
For actual weather forecasts or for more information, please check also the websites listed below:
• Holiday Weather.com (live, forecast and averages)
• Weather Finder
Our travel tips help you to prepare for your trip by giving practical information about Morocco…
• In general, Morocco is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) (also called Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)) year-round.
• However in certain periods there is a time shift as follows:
o Daylight saving time (DST) – i.e. adjusting the clocks forward by one hour in spring till the end of summer – is in use and is in line with European DST. As a result during summer months Morocco’s local time is UTC/GMT+1.
o However during Ramadan DST is interrupted (clocks are set back to standard time) to shorten evenings and make it easier for Muslims to observe the Ramadan fast. As a result during Ramadan local time in Morocco is UTC/GMT.
• Currently the time in Morocco is UTC/GMT+1.
• For citizens from (most of) the European Union, United States and Canada no visa is required for a stay of up to 90 days. (Note: holding a resident card or green card to any country does not mean that you can enter Morocco without visa.)
• Depending on your nationality, to enter Morocco, your passport has to be valid for at least three or six months after date of entry to Morocco and you should also have a return ticket.
• For further information visit here.
• Before coming to Morocco (or even before booking with us) please check visa requirements for citizens of your country or ask the nearest Moroccan consulate or embassy.
• Every time before entering – and leaving – Morocco you have to fill in a form (in English or French) with your basic personal data (name, date and place of birth, nationality, passport number etc.) and information on your stay (purpose, duration etc.). The form can be collected around the counter at the border (or sometimes it is distributed in the craft before arrival). As in this form you have to indicate your Moroccan address (the name of your hotel), please do not forget to have it with you when arriving to the (border)counter.
o to learn more about Moroccan toilets.
How to use a Moroccan toilet?