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  •  

    Are sleeping mats provided?

    Yes! When not staying in a hotel, you will always have a foam sleeping mat or full mattress if staying in a gite.

    Danuta Janik - Customer Operations

  •  

    What kind of footwear is suitable?

    You will need comfortable walking boots with ankle support, and something lighter for the evenings.

    David Richardson - Sales

  •  

    Are water purification tablets necessary?

    The EU recently banned the use of iodine tablets, therefore these will no longer be provided on trek. We advise you buy your own purification tablets in the UK (Biox Aqua drops are good) and take them with you. Bottled water can be purchased throughout most parts of the trip, yet please note recycling is not fully established in a lot of areas.

    Danuta Janik - Morocco Operations

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    What are the temperatures likely to be trekking in the Atlas mountains?

    Expect it to be hot during the day with strong sun, mid to high 20s is the norm. However, there can be a cool breeze and you will need extra layers when you stop. As ever in the mountains be prepared for quick, unpredictable changes in the weather and have appropriate clothing for this. At night temperatures can drop to zero.

    David Richardson - Sales

  •  

    Tips from staff who have climbed Mt. Toubkal

    Accommodation
    Anything you don't want to carry with you on the trek can be locked up at the hotel in Marrakech.
    If you want an idea of the most basic refuge (Nelter refuge), you can have a look here, which should give you an idea.
    Some of the refuges and gites on the mountain have sockets and electricity and there are showers (shared) at the gite but be aware they are basic and hot water isn't always guaranteed. Real soap or shower gel is fine. The beds have mattresses, so you just need your sleeping bag. They are basic but as long as you're aware of this, you should be fine.

     

    Food & water
    There are random places to buy water around the mountain, and also trekking up from the gite. On the actual ascent, you normally carry what you need from the hut, and this has been boiled and is drinkable. I didn't take any purification tablets with me and was fine. A camelbak is fine to take, although I used a water bottle. I wouldn't worry too much about purification tablets, we didn't need any on our trek.
    It's also a good idea to take some snacks along, I stuffed my day bag with Snickers and energy bars before I left, which I was grateful for.

     

    Clothing & equipment
    Wearing shorts won't offend people, even in the villages. Trekkers are a regular sight on the route, so as long as it's not too revealing, it's fine. The people we met along the way were unfailingly friendly.
    You might have some rain (although not that likely) but storms in summer are rare, from what I was told when I was there. A light waterproof jacket is really all you need, I would say. I took one and used it about the middle of the trip, but that was all. You could take waterproof trousers as well, but they're not essential.
    Good walking boots are a must, you are climbing to nearly 4500m - walking shoes won't do it at all. The ground underfoot is rough a lot of the way, and there is lots of ascent and descent, so ankle support is essential. I don't think there's a great deal of difference between leather boots and synthetic, it's down to what you prefer yourself.
    I also found a headtorch useful and would advise taking one, handy at night and for any early starts.

     

    The walking
    It's usually a 6am start for the peak. There are some steep ascents but they take it slowly, with maybe a small bit of scrambling. It's a good idea to use walking poles as well, for the steep sections and having something to balance on helps a lot, but maybe just one if that's your preference.

     

    Weather
    You can have snow at the top or earlier, and there was a lot of very late snow on Toubkal in 2011. Rain can also happen and we had one day of rain on my trip. Obviously it can vary depending on where you are and also local conditions, but expect it to be hot (20s - 30s) down in Marrakech and then a sliding scale the higher you go. Mornings and evenings will be the coolest. It's still hot on the lower slopes around the mountain but could get down to single figures at the higher reaches. You'll need a windproof/ waterproof jacket and a warm fleece, as well as the usualy layers underneath.

     

    General
    It's a pretty stress free trip, and the guides know what they're doing so you shouldn't have too many issues. Although the walking days aren't so long (usually 5, 6 hours max), you have a few days with big altitude gains so this can have an affect on how your calves feel the next morning.
    Because they take it fairly steady, you'll have plenty of time to enjoy the scenery along the way (especially going over the Tizikert Pass), and there are some great valleys you pass through.
    The guides will give advice as you go along, so listen out to what they have to say. But apart from that, trek slowly and make sure you drink about 4 litres of water per day.

     

    Marrakech
    You have the first afternoon there, and also an afternoon/ night/ morning at the end, so plenty of time for shopping. It's a busy city, with lots of tourists and some people do find the sellers quite pushy but I didn't mind it. The central square is constantly full of noise and shouting, people selling everything you can think of. The souks (markets) are very busy as well but not as full on.
    People will ask you to come into their shop all the time but just smile and decline if not interested. The can feel pushy but have been doing it for hundreds of years and it's not just something for the tourists, it's the nature of their business!

     

    Olly Leicester - Sales

  •  

    Can you give me more info on altitude sickness?

    You can find a comprehensive article covering this matter here: http://www.himalayanrescue.org/hra/article.php?sno=9

    Alex Doaga - Exodus leader

  •  

    Is Marrakech easy to get around?

    You will find taxis everywhere but the only way to travel around the city and soak up the atmosphere is to jump in a Calesh! If there’s one thing, you do make sure you enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride around the old walled city or medina. Your hotel can arrange for a caleche to collect you pick one up from the ‘taxi rank’ at the entrance to the Djemma el Fna or main square.

    Ben Roseveare - Marketing Director

  •  

    Anything I shouldn't miss in Marrakech?

    Marrakech is truly a taste of Morocco at it's best. Grab a seat in the huge main square, the Djemma el Fna, and watch the world go by while sipping some mint tea. It's been a place of entertainment for locals for hundreds of years and is packed with everything from food stalls to snake charmers! The Majorelle and Menara gardens are also well worth a visit, and offer some peace in the middle of this hectic city.

    At night, anyone looking for somewhere to chill out in the heart of the medina should try the Café Arabe, which has some of the best modern Moroccan food around, as well as great views from their rooftop terrace!

    Kim Christie - Customer Operations

  •  

    What is Moroccan food like?

    Moroccan cuisine is very diverse, with many influeneces due to the interaction of Morocco with the outside world for centuries. The cuisine of Morocco is a mix of Berber, Moorish, Mediterranean and Arab influences. The main Moroccan dish most people are familiar with is couscous, usually eaten with beef or lamb. Chicken is also very common and the importance of seafood is increasing, especially on the coast. Vegetarians won't have any problems either, although choice can be more limited in remote locations.

    The common and tasty tajine is everywhere, a mouth watering stew with meat and vegetables. Green tea with mint is the drink of choice, and you can pick up bocadillos (sandwiches) from street stalls everywhere - you won't go hungry!

     Olly Leicester - Sales

     

  •  

    Morocco country guide (including plugs!)

    Please visit the Exodus Travel Guide to Morocco where you can find out what plugs they use, as well as more detailed Country information in the menu on the left of the page.    

  •  

    What is the best way to take money to Morocco?

    The Moroccan currency is the Dirham and cannot be imported or exported, as it is a 'closed' currency. We suggest you take your personal spending money in good condition notes, either in £, Euros or US$. Local costs - it depends! - £2-4 per day to cover postcards, small souvenirs, soft drinks etc; £15 a day for food is fine (if it's not included). Danuta Janik - Morocco Operations

  •  

    What kind of clothing is best in a Muslim country?

    You are visiting a predominantly Muslim country, therefore you should dress modestly at all times when visiting cultural sites, and there may also be times when you are asked to 'cover up'. During your trip the tour leader will always advise you on appropriate dress for each day's activities.  If you are asked to 'cover up', you'll need to cover your shoulders, arms and legs. We recommend packing lightweight trousers or a long skirt, and a long sleeved shirt. Women may also be required to cover their hair with a scarf if entering a mosque or religious quarters. Jim Eite - Product Manager

  •  

    Will Ramadan affect my trip?

    Please note that the holy month of Ramadan will take place from the 20th of July to the 18th of August 2012 (dates can shift slightly). This is a time when followers of Islam do not eat or drink between sunrise and sunset. This can sometimes affect the opening hours of certain tourist sites. However we will ensure that that the itinerary is affected as little as possible if you travel during this period. Food and drink is available to tourists during the day. Brendan Phelan - Customer Operations

  •  

    Exodus staff - expertise on hand to help

    All the staff at Exodus share a passion for adventure travel, and are always happy to answer any questions you may have. You can find an expert for the area you are interested in here and can contact them to get further information. If you don't see your specific country listed, please email customerops@exodus.co.uk and they will get the answers you need!

  •  

    Are sleeping mats provided?

    Yes! When not staying in a hotel, you will always have a foam sleeping mat or full mattress if staying in a gite. Danuta Janik - Customer Operations

  •  

    What kind of footwear is suitable?

    You will need comfortable walking boots with ankle support, and something lighter for the evenings. David Richardson - Sales

  •  

    Are water purification tablets necessary?

    The EU recently banned the use of iodine tablets, therefore these will no longer be provided on trek. We advise you buy your own purification tablets in the UK (Biox Aqua drops are good) and take them with you. Bottled water can be purchased throughout most parts of the trip, yet please note recycling is not fully established in a lot of areas. Danuta Janik - Morocco Operations

  •  

    What are the temperatures likely to be trekking in the Atlas mountains?

    Expect it to be hot during the day with strong sun, mid to high 20s is the norm. However, there can be a cool breeze and you will need extra layers when you stop. As ever in the mountains be prepared for quick, unpredictable changes in the weather and have appropriate clothing for this. At night temperatures can drop to zero. David Richardson - Sales

  •  

    Tips from staff who have climbed Mt. Toubkal

    AccommodationAnything you don't want to carry with you on the trek can be locked up at the hotel in Marrakech. If you want an idea of the most basic refuge (Nelter refuge), you can have a look here, which should give you an idea. Some of the refuges and gites on the mountain have sockets and electricity and there are showers (shared) at the gite but be aware they are basic and hot water isn't always guaranteed. Real soap or shower gel is fine. The beds have mattresses, so you just need your sleeping bag. They are basic but as long as you're aware of this, you should be fine.   Food & waterThere are random places to buy water around the mountain, and also trekking up from the gite. On the actual ascent, you normally carry what you need from the hut, and this has been boiled and is drinkable. I didn't take any purification tablets with me and was fine. A camelbak is fine to take, although I used a water bottle. I wouldn't worry too much about purification tablets, we didn't need any on our trek. It's also a good idea to take some snacks along, I stuffed my day bag with Snickers and energy bars before I left, which I was grateful for.   Clothing & equipmentWearing shorts won't offend people, even in the villages. Trekkers are a regular sight on the route, so as long as it's not too revealing, it's fine. The people we met along the way were unfailingly friendly.You might have some rain (although not that likely) but storms in summer are rare, from what I was told when I was there. A light waterproof jacket is really all you need, I would say. I took one and used it about the middle of the trip, but that was all. You could take waterproof trousers as well, but they're not essential. Good walking boots are a must, you are climbing to nearly 4500m - walking shoes won't do it at all. The ground underfoot is rough a lot of the way, and there is lots of ascent and descent, so ankle support is essential. I don't think there's a great deal of difference between leather boots and synthetic, it's down to what you prefer yourself.I also found a headtorch useful and would advise taking one, handy at night and for any early starts.   The walkingIt's usually a 6am start for the peak. There are some steep ascents but they take it slowly, with maybe a small bit of scrambling. It's a good idea to use walking poles as well, for the steep sections and having something to balance on helps a lot, but maybe just one if that's your preference.   WeatherYou can have snow at the top or earlier, and there was a lot of very late snow on Toubkal in 2011. Rain can also happen and we had one day of rain on my trip. Obviously it can vary depending on where you are and also local conditions, but expect it to be hot (20s - 30s) down in Marrakech and then a sliding scale the higher you go. Mornings and evenings will be the coolest. It's still hot on the lower slopes around the mountain but could get down to single figures at the higher reaches. You'll need a windproof/ waterproof jacket and a warm fleece, as well as the usualy layers underneath.   GeneralIt's a pretty stress free trip, and the guides know what they're doing so you shouldn't have too many issues. Although the walking days aren't so long (usually 5, 6 hours max), you have a few days with big altitude gains so this can have an affect on how your calves feel the next morning. Because they take it fairly steady, you'll have plenty of time to enjoy the scenery along the way (especially going over the Tizikert Pass), and there are some great valleys you pass through. The guides will give advice as you go along, so listen out to what they have to say. But apart from that, trek slowly and make sure you drink about 4 litres of water per day.   MarrakechYou have the first afternoon there, and also an afternoon/ night/ morning at the end, so plenty of time for shopping. It's a busy city, with lots of tourists and some people do find the sellers quite pushy but I didn't mind it. The central square is constantly full of noise and shouting, people selling everything you can think of. The souks (markets) are very busy as well but not as full on. People will ask you to come into their shop all the time but just smile and decline if not interested. The can feel pushy but have been doing it for hundreds of years and it's not just something for the tourists, it's the nature of their business!   Olly Leicester - Sales

  •  

    Can you give me more info on altitude sickness?

    You can find a comprehensive article covering this matter here: http://www.himalayanrescue.org/hra/article.php?sno=9 Alex Doaga - Exodus leader

  •  

    Is Marrakech easy to get around?

    You will find taxis everywhere but the only way to travel around the city and soak up the atmosphere is to jump in a Calesh! If there’s one thing, you do make sure you enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride around the old walled city or medina. Your hotel can arrange for a caleche to collect you pick one up from the ‘taxi rank’ at the entrance to the Djemma el Fna or main square. Ben Roseveare - Marketing Director

  •  

    Anything I shouldn't miss in Marrakech?

    Marrakech is truly a taste of Morocco at it's best. Grab a seat in the huge main square, the Djemma el Fna, and watch the world go by while sipping some mint tea. It's been a place of entertainment for locals for hundreds of years and is packed with everything from food stalls to snake charmers! The Majorelle and Menara gardens are also well worth a visit, and offer some peace in the middle of this hectic city. At night, anyone looking for somewhere to chill out in the heart of the medina should try the Café Arabe, which has some of the best modern Moroccan food around, as well as great views from their rooftop terrace! Kim Christie - Customer Operations

  •  

    What is Moroccan food like?

    Moroccan cuisine is very diverse, with many influeneces due to the interaction of Morocco with the outside world for centuries. The cuisine of Morocco is a mix of Berber, Moorish, Mediterranean and Arab influences. The main Moroccan dish most people are familiar with is couscous, usually eaten with beef or lamb. Chicken is also very common and the importance of seafood is increasing, especially on the coast. Vegetarians won't have any problems either, although choice can be more limited in remote locations. The common and tasty tajine is everywhere, a mouth watering stew with meat and vegetables. Green tea with mint is the drink of choice, and you can pick up bocadillos (sandwiches) from street stalls everywhere - you won't go hungry!  Olly Leicester - Sales  

  •  

    Morocco country guide (including plugs!)

    Please visit the Exodus Travel Guide to Morocco where you can find out what plugs they use, as well as more detailed Country information in the menu on the left of the page.    

  •  

    What is the best way to take money to Morocco?

    The Moroccan currency is the Dirham and cannot be imported or exported, as it is a 'closed' currency. We suggest you take your personal spending money in good condition notes, either in £, Euros or US$. Local costs - it depends! - £2-4 per day to cover postcards, small souvenirs, soft drinks etc; £15 a day for food is fine (if it's not included). Danuta Janik - Morocco Operations

  •  

    What kind of clothing is best in a Muslim country?

    You are visiting a predominantly Muslim country, therefore you should dress modestly at all times when visiting cultural sites, and there may also be times when you are asked to 'cover up'. During your trip the tour leader will always advise you on appropriate dress for each day's activities.  If you are asked to 'cover up', you'll need to cover your shoulders, arms and legs. We recommend packing lightweight trousers or a long skirt, and a long sleeved shirt. Women may also be required to cover their hair with a scarf if entering a mosque or religious quarters. Jim Eite - Product Manager

  •  

    Will Ramadan affect my trip?

    Please note that the holy month of Ramadan will take place from the 20th of July to the 18th of August 2012 (dates can shift slightly). This is a time when followers of Islam do not eat or drink between sunrise and sunset. This can sometimes affect the opening hours of certain tourist sites. However we will ensure that that the itinerary is affected as little as possible if you travel during this period. Food and drink is available to tourists during the day. Brendan Phelan - Customer Operations

  •  

    Exodus staff - expertise on hand to help

    All the staff at Exodus share a passion for adventure travel, and are always happy to answer any questions you may have. You can find an expert for the area you are interested in here and can contact them to get further information. If you don't see your specific country listed, please email customerops@exodus.co.uk and they will get the answers you need!

  •  

    Will Ramadan affect my trip?

    Please note that the holy month of Ramadan will take place during specific dates each year, the actual dates will be listed in the respective Trip Notes. This is a time when followers of Islam do not eat or drink between sunrise and sunset. This can sometimes affect the opening hours of certain tourist sites. However we will ensure that that the itinerary is affected as little as possible if you travel during this period. Food and drink is available to tourists during the day. Brendan Phelan - Customer Operations

  •  

    How do I join the Departure Lounge (forum) in the Exodus Community?

    To view the Forums, including the Departure Lounge, you do not need to be member of the Exodus Community, simply click on the Community link at the top of every page and read the posts in their respective sections by entering the Departure Lounge, or one of the other options in the list on the page.

    To join in a discussion, if already a member, please sign in to your Exodus website account (not related to booking reservations) to contribute to the Forum. If you are not a member of the Exodus Community, you can register by clicking the 'Sign in' at the top of every webpage and select ‘Register’ within the drop down panel.

    When viewing the Forum area of the website, as you scroll through the 'Rooms' which are set out by 'travel months' during the current year within the Departure Lounge. You can then select the 'month' of intended travel, then filter the list of trips that have already been created by fellow travellers to see if your trip is listed. If the trip you are travelling on is not in the list, you can start the process by clicking on the 'Post new forum topic' link above the list on the same page. If you do see your trip within the list, select it to view the 'discussion' by your fellow travellers and you can join in by completing the 'Post your comment' section below the discussion thread.

    Please note: there might be slight a delay before your post/comment appears as intended because we moderate what is published on the website.

    We hope you enjoy using the Departure Lounge to meet your fellow travellers and continue to contribute right up to the start of your journey with Exodus.

  •  

    How do I join the Departure Lounge (forum) in the Exodus Community?

    To view the Forums, including the Departure Lounge, you do not need to be member of the Exodus Community, simply click on the Community link at the top of every page and read the posts in their respective sections by entering the Departure Lounge, or one of the other options in the list on the page. To join in a discussion, if already a member, please sign in to your Exodus website account (not related to booking reservations) to contribute to the Forum. If you are not a member of the Exodus Community, you can register by clicking the 'Sign in' at the top of every webpage and select ‘Register’ within the drop down panel. When viewing the Forum area of the website, as you scroll through the 'Rooms' which are set out by 'travel months' during the current year within the Departure Lounge. You can then select the 'month' of intended travel, then filter the list of trips that have already been created by fellow travellers to see if your trip is listed. If the trip you are travelling on is not in the list, you can start the process by clicking on the 'Post new forum topic' link above the list on the same page. If you do see your trip within the list, select it to view the 'discussion' by your fellow travellers and you can join in by completing the 'Post your comment' section below the discussion thread. Please note: there might be slight a delay before your post/comment appears as intended because we moderate what is published on the website. We hope you enjoy using the Departure Lounge to meet your fellow travellers and continue to contribute right up to the start of your journey with Exodus.

  •  

    Are sleeping mats provided?

    Yes! When not staying in a hotel, you will always have a foam sleeping mat or full mattress if staying in a gite.

    Danuta Janik - Customer Operations

  •  

    What kind of footwear is suitable?

    You will need comfortable walking boots with ankle support, and something lighter for the evenings.

    David Richardson - Sales

  •  

    Are water purification tablets necessary?

    The EU recently banned the use of iodine tablets, therefore these will no longer be provided on trek. We advise you buy your own purification tablets in the UK (Biox Aqua drops are good) and take them with you. Bottled water can be purchased throughout most parts of the trip, yet please note recycling is not fully established in a lot of areas.

    Danuta Janik - Morocco Operations

  •  

    What are the temperatures likely to be trekking in the Atlas mountains?

    Expect it to be hot during the day with strong sun, mid to high 20s is the norm. However, there can be a cool breeze and you will need extra layers when you stop. As ever in the mountains be prepared for quick, unpredictable changes in the weather and have appropriate clothing for this. At night temperatures can drop to zero.

    David Richardson - Sales

  •  

    Tips from staff who have climbed Mt. Toubkal

    Accommodation
    Anything you don't want to carry with you on the trek can be locked up at the hotel in Marrakech.
    If you want an idea of the most basic refuge (Nelter refuge), you can have a look here, which should give you an idea.
    Some of the refuges and gites on the mountain have sockets and electricity and there are showers (shared) at the gite but be aware they are basic and hot water isn't always guaranteed. Real soap or shower gel is fine. The beds have mattresses, so you just need your sleeping bag. They are basic but as long as you're aware of this, you should be fine.

     

    Food & water
    There are random places to buy water around the mountain, and also trekking up from the gite. On the actual ascent, you normally carry what you need from the hut, and this has been boiled and is drinkable. I didn't take any purification tablets with me and was fine. A camelbak is fine to take, although I used a water bottle. I wouldn't worry too much about purification tablets, we didn't need any on our trek.
    It's also a good idea to take some snacks along, I stuffed my day bag with Snickers and energy bars before I left, which I was grateful for.

     

    Clothing & equipment
    Wearing shorts won't offend people, even in the villages. Trekkers are a regular sight on the route, so as long as it's not too revealing, it's fine. The people we met along the way were unfailingly friendly.
    You might have some rain (although not that likely) but storms in summer are rare, from what I was told when I was there. A light waterproof jacket is really all you need, I would say. I took one and used it about the middle of the trip, but that was all. You could take waterproof trousers as well, but they're not essential.
    Good walking boots are a must, you are climbing to nearly 4500m - walking shoes won't do it at all. The ground underfoot is rough a lot of the way, and there is lots of ascent and descent, so ankle support is essential. I don't think there's a great deal of difference between leather boots and synthetic, it's down to what you prefer yourself.
    I also found a headtorch useful and would advise taking one, handy at night and for any early starts.

     

    The walking
    It's usually a 6am start for the peak. There are some steep ascents but they take it slowly, with maybe a small bit of scrambling. It's a good idea to use walking poles as well, for the steep sections and having something to balance on helps a lot, but maybe just one if that's your preference.

     

    Weather
    You can have snow at the top or earlier, and there was a lot of very late snow on Toubkal in 2011. Rain can also happen and we had one day of rain on my trip. Obviously it can vary depending on where you are and also local conditions, but expect it to be hot (20s - 30s) down in Marrakech and then a sliding scale the higher you go. Mornings and evenings will be the coolest. It's still hot on the lower slopes around the mountain but could get down to single figures at the higher reaches. You'll need a windproof/ waterproof jacket and a warm fleece, as well as the usualy layers underneath.

     

    General
    It's a pretty stress free trip, and the guides know what they're doing so you shouldn't have too many issues. Although the walking days aren't so long (usually 5, 6 hours max), you have a few days with big altitude gains so this can have an affect on how your calves feel the next morning.
    Because they take it fairly steady, you'll have plenty of time to enjoy the scenery along the way (especially going over the Tizikert Pass), and there are some great valleys you pass through.
    The guides will give advice as you go along, so listen out to what they have to say. But apart from that, trek slowly and make sure you drink about 4 litres of water per day.

     

    Marrakech
    You have the first afternoon there, and also an afternoon/ night/ morning at the end, so plenty of time for shopping. It's a busy city, with lots of tourists and some people do find the sellers quite pushy but I didn't mind it. The central square is constantly full of noise and shouting, people selling everything you can think of. The souks (markets) are very busy as well but not as full on.
    People will ask you to come into their shop all the time but just smile and decline if not interested. The can feel pushy but have been doing it for hundreds of years and it's not just something for the tourists, it's the nature of their business!

     

    Olly Leicester - Sales

  •  

    Can you give me more info on altitude sickness?

    You can find a comprehensive article covering this matter here: http://www.himalayanrescue.org/hra/article.php?sno=9

    Alex Doaga - Exodus leader

  •  

    Is Marrakech easy to get around?

    You will find taxis everywhere but the only way to travel around the city and soak up the atmosphere is to jump in a Calesh! If there’s one thing, you do make sure you enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride around the old walled city or medina. Your hotel can arrange for a caleche to collect you pick one up from the ‘taxi rank’ at the entrance to the Djemma el Fna or main square.

    Ben Roseveare - Marketing Director

  •  

    Anything I shouldn't miss in Marrakech?

    Marrakech is truly a taste of Morocco at it's best. Grab a seat in the huge main square, the Djemma el Fna, and watch the world go by while sipping some mint tea. It's been a place of entertainment for locals for hundreds of years and is packed with everything from food stalls to snake charmers! The Majorelle and Menara gardens are also well worth a visit, and offer some peace in the middle of this hectic city.

    At night, anyone looking for somewhere to chill out in the heart of the medina should try the Café Arabe, which has some of the best modern Moroccan food around, as well as great views from their rooftop terrace!

    Kim Christie - Customer Operations

  •  

    What is Moroccan food like?

    Moroccan cuisine is very diverse, with many influeneces due to the interaction of Morocco with the outside world for centuries. The cuisine of Morocco is a mix of Berber, Moorish, Mediterranean and Arab influences. The main Moroccan dish most people are familiar with is couscous, usually eaten with beef or lamb. Chicken is also very common and the importance of seafood is increasing, especially on the coast. Vegetarians won't have any problems either, although choice can be more limited in remote locations.

    The common and tasty tajine is everywhere, a mouth watering stew with meat and vegetables. Green tea with mint is the drink of choice, and you can pick up bocadillos (sandwiches) from street stalls everywhere - you won't go hungry!

     Olly Leicester - Sales

     

  •  

    Exodus staff - expertise on hand to help

    All the staff at Exodus share a passion for adventure travel, and are always happy to answer any questions you may have. You can find an expert for the area you are interested in here and can contact them to get further information. If you don't see your specific country listed, please email customerops@exodus.co.uk and they will get the answers you need!

  •  

    How do I join the Departure Lounge (forum) in the Exodus Community?

    To view the Forums, including the Departure Lounge, you do not need to be member of the Exodus Community, simply click on the Community link at the top of every page and read the posts in their respective sections by entering the Departure Lounge, or one of the other options in the list on the page.

    To join in a discussion, if already a member, please sign in to your Exodus website account (not related to booking reservations) to contribute to the Forum. If you are not a member of the Exodus Community, you can register by clicking the 'Sign in' at the top of every webpage and select ‘Register’ within the drop down panel.

    When viewing the Forum area of the website, as you scroll through the 'Rooms' which are set out by 'travel months' during the current year within the Departure Lounge. You can then select the 'month' of intended travel, then filter the list of trips that have already been created by fellow travellers to see if your trip is listed. If the trip you are travelling on is not in the list, you can start the process by clicking on the 'Post new forum topic' link above the list on the same page. If you do see your trip within the list, select it to view the 'discussion' by your fellow travellers and you can join in by completing the 'Post your comment' section below the discussion thread.

    Please note: there might be slight a delay before your post/comment appears as intended because we moderate what is published on the website.

    We hope you enjoy using the Departure Lounge to meet your fellow travellers and continue to contribute right up to the start of your journey with Exodus.

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    Are 2017 dates and prices available?

    Our experts can access lots of 2017 departures now, and we’ll be loading them on here soon. Meanwhile, you can call, email or use live chat to check 2017 dates, prices, availability and to book.

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    How do I compare trips for my next adventure?

    To compare trips for consideration, you can add them to your 'Shortlist'.

    During your search for your next adventure you can save 'holidays' to your Shortlist and compare trips. For this to work correctly, you must be signed in during your 'user session'; i.e. during your time on the Exodus website. These will then be saved in your account (don't have an Exodus website account?  Sign up now!).

    The Shortlist menu item (top of every page) only appears when holidays are added. Adding holidays can be done by clicking on the 'Add to shortlist' with the 'Heart' symbol on any 'Holiday' page above the 'At a Glance' section, or in the 'holiday' panels within Search Results pages, or in the 'You might also like...' section at the foot of the trip page viewed. The selected holidays will be saved into your account for consideration and can be removed there, as well as from the 'compare trips' page from the menu link located at the top of every page.

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