A FEAST FOR THE SENSES ...
This ancient and exotic land offers breath-taking mountain ranges, impressive waterfalls, wonderful beaches, cedar forests, the great Sahara Desert and a rich, complex history.
Morocco has been inhabited since prehistoric times and the vibrant culture reflects its occupation by Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Arabs and, more recently, the French.
You'll visit Imperial Cities with storybook names - Casablanca and Marrakesh, Fez and Meknes - wander through ancient medinas, haggle for local handicrafts over a cup of mint tea at the local souks, and marvel at the kasbahs (old fortresses).
Enjoy displays of traditional Berber dance, a 'fantasia' (men on horseback performing acrobatic feats), and take part in one of the many colourful festivities that celebrate the seasons throughout the year. Visit Morocco, where dreams become reality!
ARTICLES ON MOROCCO:
MOROCCO TOURISM BROCHURES (please note the following are links to the Moroccan Tourism site and are large, slow files):
USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT MOROCCO ...
Languages – Moroccan. French. English is widely spoken in main cities and tourist areas.
Passport and Entry Requirements – Holders of Australia and New Zealand passports and British subject being “citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies” do not require a visa for a stay up to 90 days. However, they must report to the nearest police station within 21 days after arrival if they wish to stay for a longer period.
Tourist Office – There is no Moroccan Tourist Office in Australia.
There is no Australian Embassy in Morocco: Canadian Embassy, Rabat, Morocco (provides consular assistance to Australians)
Embassy of Canada in Morocco: 13 bis rue Jaâfa-as-Sadik, Agdal Rabat.
Telephone: (011 212) 3768 7400
Fax: (011 212) 3768 7430
Office hours: Monday to Thursday between 0800-1200 and 1330-1730; Fridays between 0800 and 1330 only
Health Regulations – No vaccinations are required to enter the Kingdom of Morocco from any country. Malaria risk in certain areas.
Tobacco – 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 400 grams tobacco
Alcohol – 1 litre wine and 1 litre spirits
Perfume – 5 grams perfume
Currency – Moroccan dirhams (MAD). 1MAD = 0.18 Australian dollar approximately.
Foreign currency must be declared if exceeding counter value of MAD5000.
Export allowed: Foreign currency up to the counter value MAD10,000. Any amount in excess, provided declared on arrival. Prohibited: Local currency (unused MAD may be re-exchanged into foreign currency up to a maximum of: 1) 50 % of total amount exchanged on arrival if stay in Morocco has been longer than 48 hours. 2) 100% of total amount exchanged on arrival if stay in Morocco has been less than 48 hours.
2013 PUBLIC HOLIDAYS:
1 Jan New Years
11 Jan Manifesto Day
24-25 Jan Birth of the Prophet
1 May Labour Day
30 Jul Throne Day
9-10 Aug End of Ramadan
20 Aug Revolution Day
16-17 Oct Feast of Sacrifice
5 Nov Islamic New Year
18 Nov Independence Day