Bordered to the west by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north by the Mediterranean Sea, Morocco is, of the three Maghreb countries, the one with the largest coastline. Indeed, it is not far from 3,500 kilometers between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean and almost as many beaches where you can relax while enjoying a permanent sun. But Morocco is also a mountainous land where eternal snows resist a few hundred kilometers from a desert of arid sand. Visiting Morocco is therefore discovering this land of contrasts.
At the gates of Africa, “land of the distant sunset” Morocco offers an infinite diversity of landscapes. Between sea, mountain, desert and ocean, travelers have the pleasure of being surprised by this multiplicity of landscapes and climates.
Between sumptuous imperial cities that have shone since the Middle Ages, stroll in the heart of the perfumed and colorful streets of the souks, medinas and splendid riads, your excursions promise to be rich in discoveries! But the informed traveler will appreciate all the riches of this country with a strong rural tradition. It is also in the hinterland that one can savor the legendary hospitality of the Moroccans.
In immersion, learn about local crafts alongside the inhabitants, with the discovery of the manufacture of argan oil, olive oil, or even rose jam and couscous! In the heart of the countryside, you share their daily life, marked by many rural traditions. A unique sense of hospitality that you will have the opportunity to enjoy during your trip and which promises beautiful and warm moments of sharing!
Local currency in Morocco
Any trip requires some preparation before departure. Morocco is no exception to the rule, and it is always interesting to learn as much as possible about your destination, especially if you are visiting it for the first time. Here is some information about the local currency in Morocco, which you will certainly need to organize your trip.
The easiest way to change your euros into Dirham is to go to one of the exchange offices in Morocco. These offices are particularly numerous in the medium and large cities of the country, so it is easy to proceed to a change at the best rate. On the other hand, it is not advisable to change your euros into Dirhams directly at the airport, as the exchange offices located there charge very low rates. Of course, you can change your euros into Dirham with banks, which have the reputation of practicing very advantageous rates. However, banks close around 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Morocco, so you will need to be well organized.
Note: Avoid currency exchange at the airport (low rate)
What are the payment methods available in Morocco?
If you haven’t had the opportunity to change your euros into Dirham, don’t worry! Most tourist sites accept euros, as well as payment by credit card. The most widely accepted card across the country is Visa. Avoid withdrawing small amounts from ATMs, which earn large commissions.