During your project, the association provides accommodation and food, but transport to join your site is your responsibility. It is therefore advisable before applying for registration to ensure that the accumulated costs (transport, visa, vaccines, insurance, etc.) is in line with your budget.

The trip

Génération Active makes it easier for the volunteers. This is why we can organize your arrival: the airport where the greatest number of volunteers will arrive will be the place where we will organize the Pick-up, we will reserve your bus ticket, or rent a mini bus and we let us go together to the work camp.

For those who cannot participate in the Pick-up, practical information to reach the site exactly once in the country will be given on the guide before the start of the work.

Also, consider the dates of the project, fly ticket prices can vary greatly depending on the month.

Never buy your tickets before confirming your registration! Do not forget to check if your credit card does not offer you a travel insurance if you make it via your card.

How to go to Morocco?

You can arrive in Morocco in different ways, depending on your budget, your country of origin and the time you have for the trip. The most common options for getting to Morocco are by plane, boat, bus, car and train; although all, except the plane depend on a ship to cross the strait. In this article, we will detail each of these options.

Car

If you travel to Morocco as a group or for a short stay, the car is the cheapest option. You can travel in your personal car and drive it across the country without any inconvenience. If you decide to travel by car, you have the possibility to cross the port of Almeria, Algeciras and Tarifa crossing the strait. Your destination may be Ceuta (Spanish border town with Morocco) or Tangier (other destinations are also available). Boats leave every hour or so. Tickets are on sale in different agencies and at the same port. To travel by car, drivers must have a driving license, whether national or international, the car insurance document and technical tour. You can also import temporarily your vehicle with foreign registration if you are a tourist, member of an international organization based in Morocco, cooperator, technician of a foreign company in charge of the execution of works on behalf of the Moroccan State, if you are an accredited journalist, an international civilian volunteer, member of an NGO-type association or organization. For more information, see the website of the Moroccan Customs Administration (www.douane.gov.ma).

Important: the speed limit on Moroccan roads is limited to 120 km / h and the speed cameras are numerous. Unfortunately and despite this, Morocco also suffers many road accidents. Please, be careful.

Plane

Thanks to the international airports of Casablanca, Tangier and Agadir, Morocco is connect to Europe, Africa and the Middle East. In Morocco, there are 15 international and national airports. The most important are Casablanca (Mohammed V), Tangier (Boukhalef), Rabat (Sale), Fez (Saïss), Agadir (Al Massi-ra), Marrakech (Menara). Casablanca Mohammed V Airport is Morocco’s main airport. It brings together the world’s leading airlines. The national airline Royal Air Maroc (RAM) and several foreign companies offer several scheduled flights to different destinations, such as Agadir, Marrakech, Fez, Rabat and Tangiers.

Train

The train journey facilitated by the Spanish and Moroccan railways, which are respectively RENFE (www.renfe.es) and ONCF (National Railways Office) (www.oncf.ma). This transport is a bit long. If you opt for this modality, you will have to go to Almeria, Al-Geciras or Tarifa and take the boat to cross the Strait of Gibraltar towards Ceuta, Tangier or Nador (other destinations are also available). When you arrive in Morocco, you have to take the train to your destination city (see availability of local transport).

Bus

If you decide to go to Morocco by bus, you will necessarily go through the strait and, therefore, take one of the ferries that leave from Spain. The advantage of this option is that the price of the bus ride also includes the boat trip. The disadvantage is that the ride can be long and uncomfortable. Before crossing the strait, all travelers must go to the customs and immigration services. Eurolines is a set of European companies present in all major European cities. Their buses cross Europe and Morocco (www.eurolines.ma). This company works in collaboration with the buses of the Moroccan transport company CTM (www.ctm.ma). The CTM communicates the city of Casablanca and most major Moroccan cities with Spain, France, Belgium, Germany and Italy. Buses leave almost daily from Casablanca to Algeciras, Málaga, Granada, Madrid, Valencia and Bilbao.

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