Practical infos


Prepare my trip to Morocco:

Visa and formalities:

The visa is not necessary for nationals of the European Community. In this case, the tourist stay is limited to 3 months. It is necessary to have a valid passport at least until the planned date of return. Non-resident tourists can export without formality and without limitation of value the products purchased locally (keep the invoice to justify the local purchase).


We do not cover repatriation, medical & assistance insurance. Remember to subscribe to it before your arrival in Morocco if your usual insurance and/or credit card does not cover it. Possibility to subscribe online AVI Backpacker Insurance: (code for a preferential rate, ask us). AVA health card: (code for a preferential rate, ask us)


No vaccinations are required for travelers from Europe.

Exchange, credit card:

Exchange: There are exchange offices in airports, in some hotels and in banks. Bank card: Most banks in large cities are equipped with ATMs. Most purchases are made in cash


We recommend that you put your phone in airplane mode and use WIFI when possible. The mobile phone works well in Morocco even in small villages and it is not expensive; to take full advantage of it (4G, or telephone calls), we recommend using a Moroccan SIM card.


Morocco is a safe destination. Tourists (and the many Europeans who live there) are completely safe there.

Equipment for my desert trek

You need two bags: Backpack : Each hiker carries his backpack (light, up to 32L) with his necessary things for the day (water bottle, sunscreen, camera, etc.). Travel bag: For the rest of your personal belongings, transported by camels. We recommend a big bag but no suitcase for treks (more practical to load on camels). Below is the list of recommended equipment for the trek: A pair of shoes for walking, preferably light and high, sandals as a second choice. For fragile feet, we recommend the use of gaiters to prevent the entry of sand. A good sleeping bag (–5 to 0 in December – February). Headlamp. A large water bottle (1.5 L). The personal pharmacy kit, to warn your guide on the first day in case you use a special treatment. Sunglasses. Chach (turban), we usually stop on the way to buy it; cap or hat. Sunscreen (prefer long clothes). Lightweight long-sleeved shirts for walking. Lightweight, hiking, walking pants. Fleece jacket and waterproof jacket. Hat and gloves, tights, (December-February). Pairs of socks. Toilet paper and a lighter (to burn the paper). Walking sticks (optional). Plastic bag for the protection of your camera. A waterproof pocket for important documents For family treks with children, do not hesitate to bring pocket games, reading material... Wet wipes for your toilets or horsehair glove: in the absence of a shower, rubbing "dry" with a horsehair glove also allows deep cleaning. Hot water bottle (optional): to accompany the cool to cold nights of December, January and February, a hot water bottle may be welcome (keep the water for the following evening or night). NB: Fragile belongings and clothes that you will not need in the desert can be left at the Riad in Marrakech or Ouarzazat, depending on our starting point.