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You're worrying way too much about this! Morocco sees a huge number of Caucasian European tourists (~370,000 from the UK alone) due to its proximity to Europe thanks to cheap low-cost carrier flights as well as historic ties it has with France, being a former French colony. (To this day, French is one of the more commonly spoken languages, at least in the ...


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We did a few overnight trips in Morocco around 2005, generally it was fine. But on our last trip from Marrakech to Tangier someone's wallet and travel documents were stolen. It was 6 people from our group, filling up the whole cabin, the bag hung up above their head, on the far end from the door. Still somehow they managed to get it. So I would recommend ...


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This is only anecdotal, as I travelled by bus in Morocco, but I met many other backpackers who did travel by train and they didn't report any problems. As I answered to a previous question, Morocco is generally a very safe country to travel in. Seat61's entry on Morocco doesn't give any warnings - and the trains look quite comfy too!


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Obviously it'll depend on the time of year, but my feeling in Marrakech was that something would 'appear' if you needed it, they were always keen to make some cash. We didn't have time for the desert tours, but hoped to do a day tour to a nearby river valley. Lo and behold our Riad owner suddenly had a friend running a tour, and indeed came along himself. ...


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According to this website, there is nothing special on these dates. The closest to your travel dates are the January 1st (New Year's day) and the January 11th (Independence Manifesto Day 1944). In my experience, I was a January 1st in Marrakesh and I didn't perceived any special celebration.


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Morocco is a relatively safe place. The biggest issue would be heat and sun if you travel in summer. Take care of air conditioning in the car and of long sleeves to protect the skin of your blonde and red head children (though I guess that all the family could benefit).


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Edit (after the origin city was updated by OP): Train fares can be found on the ONCF website, but can't be linked to. On this page, there's a "Prix & Reservation" in the left column, where you can search for fares. Rabat to Marrakech is 120 Dirham. Original: That sounds rather low. Could it be the price per person, as opposed to the price per taxi? ...


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There's one airside paid lounge in Terminal 1, the “Convives de Marque” Lounge. If you have a priority pass, you can get access to the lounge. If you fly a lot with airlines where you don't have status / no such thing as status, then getting a Priority Pass can be a good idea. You can often find trials and discounts for new signups, and there are various ...


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There is one lounge only (Convives de marque, available in departures and in arrivals), the access can bought directly at the lounge for a fee of (24.000 Dhs). Another way to buy the access can is from prioritypass for $27 USD (single visit fee will be deducted from your standard membership balance which will cost you $99). You also can make a reservation ...


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I'm afraid that, as of December 2015, the only public luggage lockers in the city Marrakech can be found: At the ONCF railway station, according to this Routard thread (in French) At the Supratours bus station, according to this Voyage Forum thread (in French) At the Gare Routière (bus station) at Bab Doukkala, ibid. At the CTM bus station, according to ...


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Kasbah du Toubkal's website suggests one of three options: A private transfer arranged by Kasbah du Toubkal (EUR 85) A taxi (starting at EUR 30, depending on bargaining skills) A shared taxi (starting at EUR 3-5, depending on bargaining skills) Source: http://www.kasbahdutoubkal.com/kasbah/directions.html


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Train from Rabat to Marrakech The Supratours website quotes 120 MAD to get from Rabat, be it Ville or Agdal, to Marrakech by direct train, for a journey of approximately 5 hours: The quote is also confirmed by the OCNF website (select departure and arrival stations to get a quote): There Are No Buses Between Rabat and Marrakech Moreover, there seem ...


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It would be wise to obtain MAD from an ATM after your arrive. Using your bank card at a local ATM will get the best exchange rates, minus a small fee. Some banks will refund this fee to you, so check the terms on your account. To find an ATM, check whether your card is part of the PLUS (Visa) network or the Cirrus (MasterCard) network. If it's part of either ...


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I've just returned from a 1500km driving tour of central and eastern Morocco. My girlfriend and I both felt very safe in and out of the car, welcomed by the locals in cities and villages. The only risk for driving during the day is the abundance of traffic police with checkpoints and radar guns. We were stopped for crossing the white center line (which is ...



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