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Merzouga
Washington
Day 8
11h 9m
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Travel Tips

Of course, experiencing Morocco's vibrant culture can be a wonderful adventure. Here are some travel tips:

Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit Casablanca, Marrakech, and Merzouga is Spring (April to June) and Fall (September to November). The weather during these times of the year is moderate, making it ideal for exploring.

Route and Accessibility:
Casablanca and Marrakech are connected by a train route that takes about 2-3 hours. From Marrakech, you can hire a car or join a tour to the desert town of Merzouga.

Altitude and Acclimatization:
While Casablanca and Marrakech are at sea level, Merzouga is at a slightly higher altitude. Nevertheless, it's not enough of a difference to warrant particular acclimatization concerns.

Accommodation and Booking:
Make sure you book your accommodations in advance. Casablanca and Marrakech have a large selection of hotels, whereas Merzouga offers desert camps for a unique experience.

Clothing and Essentials:
For Morocco's diverse weather, pack layers, including a warm jacket for cool desert nights. Pack comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, hats and a scarf for potential sandstorms in the desert.

Health and Safety:
Remember to drink bottled water and be cautious of street food. Carry basic medicines for common ailments. While Marrakech and Casablanca are generally safe, beware of pickpockets in crowded areas.

Local Etiquette and Respect:
Moroccans are warm and welcoming. However, remember to respect local customs and religion. Clothing should be conservative, particularly in rural and religious areas. Also, always ask before taking pictures of local people.