Do you worry about not knowing what is the minimum required material to participate in the Maroc ?, Do you know what you can take to Morocco and what not?
Here we solve all your doubts.
- GPS or tablet with GPS
- GPS to computer connector cable for verification by the Organization
- 1 spare Wheel minimum
- Basic tool kit
- Puncture Repair Kit
- A tow-rope and two shackles
- A mechanical or hydraulic jack
- A shovel
- 12V power outlet connected directly to the battery to power the STELLA III on the dashboard
- Sand plates or similar (4×2 only)
- Jerrycan, minimum 10 litres (for vehicles with a range of less than 400km.
- Fire Extinguisher
- First Aid Kit
- Mobile phone with activated roaming or a Moroccan SIM card
- Drinking water
- Torch and batteries
- Thermal blanket
- It is mandatory to carry a printed copy of the rules & regulations and G-Book
- Map of Morocco (Michelin Map recommended)
*The organizers reserve the right to make changes
- A GPS or Tablet with GPS (we recommend having a second unit)
- Appropriate clothing for the weather in Morocco (Cold nights are a Possibility)
- Appropriate tools for the vehicle
- 27 MHz Transmitter (as used by the organization)
- Second spare wheel or spare tyres
- Energy foods, nuts, etc…
- Duct tape
- Ratchet straps
- Tent, sleeping bags, other camping materials
- It is advisable to use a helmet in all vehicles equipped with roll bars where these are less than 10 cm away from the head
Articles travelers may bring into Morocco:
- Up to 200 cigarettes, 25 cigars or 250g of tobacco
- 1 liter of alcoholic beverage
- 150ml Perfume
- Gifts or souvenirs up to 2000 MAD
Travel insurance to cover theft, lost items and medical problems is especially recommended.
There are Internet cafes in most places and all participant’s campsites and hotels have open wifi.
- The Moroccan currency is the dirham (MAD) which is divided into 100 cents.
- There are notes of up to 200 MAD
- Tellers are the easiest way to obtain money in Morocco but beware as banks in Spain typically charge for money withdrawn at foreign ATM’s.You should check with your bank!
- ATMs can normally be found quite easily.
- The amount of money that can be withdrawn from an ATM depends on the conditions of each card, but the daily limit on most cards is usually 2000 MAD.
In most touristic areas major credit cards, such as MasterCard and Visa, are accepted.
- Any amount of foreign currency can be brought into Morocco
- Moroccan banking services are reasonably fast and efficient. The rates change little from one bank to another, although it is always good to look and compare.
- Banks in Melilla often change dirhams at lower rates than Morocco.
Morocco is a photographer’s paradise, but you should never point the camera at anything that is related to the military or that may be considered “strategic”.
This includes airports, bridges, government buildings and members of the police or armed forces. This is even more important near the Algerian border.
Safety en route
Morocco is one of the safest African countries for travelers. The vast majority of Moroccans are friendly and honest.
- Moroccan Code +212
- Code to call Spain from Morocco +34
Morocco has three GSM phone networks, but we advise Maroc Telecom, the overall coverage is very good. If you have an unlocked mobile phone it is probably cheaper to buy a prepaid SIM card than to use your own mobile roaming. A Moroccan 3G SIM card costs no more than 20 MAD (2 €) and for 50 MAD (5 €) more you can have unlimited Internet for a week.
In Morocco, prevention is the best cure; a little planning will save health problems and probably nothing adverse will happen.
The most common complaint is diarrhea. Stress and irregular sleep patterns can cause or aggravate upset stomachs.
- Prevention: only drink bottled water. Fruits and vegetables should be eaten peeled, washed or cooked.
- Treatment: You must drink plenty of fluids, preferably an oral re-hydrating solution.