Our tips for traveling to the Maghreb countries
Here are some tips for travelers planning a trip to the Maghreb .
The Maghreb includes Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, sometimes Libya and Mauritania, all Berber populations, as opposed to the Mashreq (Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine), the Arab and Muslim world that is not Berber.
From Morocco to Tunisia: never waste your bread. Food is precious!
While you can travel to Morocco without being alert at all times , it is unfortunately not advisable to go to Mauritania and Libya due to the risks of violence, aggression, armed conflict and terrorist threats related to the Islamist jihad.
The Maghreb countries are of Muslim religion and are sometimes very far from Western culture. Therefore, it will be necessary to learn to respect local lifestyles in order to integrate among the population.
Here are some tips for traveling to the Maghreb:
Respect local habits and customs,
Take off your shoes and cover your legs and shoulders to enter a mosque,
Do not use the left hand to eat, as it is considered impure,
Do not throw the bread,
Always accept an invitation to have tea,
Haggle (in the souks),
Drink bottled water,
Do not criticize the Muslim religion,
Do not be effusive with your partner publicly, indiscretion is frowned upon.
Among the Maghreb countries, Algeria, the largest country in Africa, is where it will be necessary to be more cautious.
A visa is not required to spend less than 90 days in Morocco and Tunisia. Due to the richness of its heritage, Morocco is an essential tourist destination in the Maghreb.
We also recommend comparing the climates and meteorology of the regions you want to go to: the Mediterranean or Atlantic coast, the Atlas Mountains, the Sahara and Sahel desert, the plateaus, etc., make the climate highly variable. In the Maghreb, for example, the best time to travel is spring and autumn, from March to June and from September to November. Our tips for traveling to the Maghreb countries