Question

Are Moroccan tourist sites wheelchair friendly?

Can I move on my own in a wheelchair? Any advise for me?

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Country: Morocco

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As I live in Marrakech I will answer your question for this city. Unfortunately Marrakech is not a wheelchair friendly city. The roads are uneven and bumpy, especially in the old city (medina) and it certainly would be a challenge to move without assistance. There are some of the bigger 5 star hotels outside the old town with wheelchair access. Having said that, Moroccans are friendly and helpful and I am sure that wherever you travel in the country you will always find someone willing to lend a hand.
Marrakech is not a City prepared to host people with wheelchair but...
It´s a City with no hills, so is not so difficult to move around; it is divided in two zones, the old town (Medina) , and the new one, which is known as Guéliz. You might find passages to move without problem in Guéliz, and also some parts from Medina, where you find narrow streets and wide ones, but as I said before, it is a flat town.

I suggest you to book your hotel and special transport (taxis are not ready for your handicap) before your arriving, and, as I guess you wont comme alone here, with help you could move around quite easily.

I´ve seen other people in your same situation travelling here, and also in clubs! For example in Pacha you can comme inside from a different door and get to the dancing area and enjoy your dancing night.

I hope I helped you with my answer,
greetings from Marrakech,

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Greetings,

Morocco is not a wheelchair friendly country. But many aren't also. A wheelchair person already know that travelling to some places can be difficult. Morocco is worth going so please don't make this issue overcome your desire to get to know this beautiful country.

If you wish to get transportation, instead of getting a normal taxi just rent a van to transport you around best places in marrakech, they will surely take you around and help you out. you can rent a van with driver at a reasonable price. they know where to take you, you just need to get in touch with many of the existing transport companies. try Ideal Tours, they have a wide range of vans and minibuses.

in rabat you can easily visit the medina and the hassan tower, also in marrakech just go slowly and people might push you around, also pay attention to bikes and donkeys.

some hotels also are more aware of people's needs, if in sahara desert try hotel nasser palace or hotel auberge du sud as they both have wheelchair accessible facilities. these hotels are right on the dunes. also a trip on a camel can be very adventurous and give quite a good self esteem as you do something wild.

good luck and welcome to Morocco!
Unfortunately Morocco is not a tourist site that is wheelchair ready. However, it is a beautiful and very hospitable country that is definitely worth visiting. So please don't make the fact that it isn't wheelchair ready your main obstacle for not coming. If you wish to have more information regarding wheelchair "readiness", you can contact the Moroccan Friendship for Handicaps (AMH in French - Amicale Marocaine des Handicapés) at one of their websites:




Although the websites are in French, you can get their contact details and get in touch with them before you come visit Morocco. The president of the association, Mrs. Amina Slaoui, speaks English and was decorated by the French Legion of Honor.

Good luck.
hello!
Morocco is not a wheelchair friendly country. my hotel in sahara desert has entry ramps and accommodation doors with enough space suitable for wheelchairs.

maybe a camel trekking could be a nice experience. changing the wheelchair for a camel for a 20 minutes ride. our staff will be kind and helpful on this subject. indeed something not to be missed.

welcome to sahara desert!
Simple and terrible answer ... NO ... Casablanca is not whelchair friendly ... Impossible to stroll in the city using your chair ... Sorry
João Leitão is right & the others too
they gave you the most advise you need & what you should be careful with using wheelchair
Hmm , i think is better to rent a car without a driver because that's cost a lot you have to go and rent a car for 60 USD/1 Day and you can take a trip around Morocco without any problem
If you are keen to combine your holiday with an activity, trek or hike then please contact the following
Visit the following trekking/hiking website

Or call/fax: 00212 524 484 456 Mobil: 00212 6 7041 0376
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Morocco is not a wheelchair friendly country. But many aren't also. A wheelchair person already know that travelling to some places can be difficult. Morocco is worth going so please don't make this issue overcome your desire to get to know this beautiful country.

If you wish to get transportation, instead of getting a normal taxi just rent a van to transport you around best places in marrakech, they will surely take you around and help you out. you can rent a van with driver at a reasonable price. they know where to take you, you just need to get in touch with many of the existing transport companies. try Ideal Tours, they have a wide range of vans and minibuses.

in rabat you can easily visit the medina and the hassan tower, also in marrakech just go slowly and people might push you around, also pay attention to bikes and donkeys.

some hotels also are more aware of people's needs, if in sahara desert try hotel nasser palace or hotel auberge du sud as they both have wheelchair accessible facilities. these hotels are right on the dunes. also a trip on a camel can be very adventurous and give quite a good self esteem as you do something wild.
No it's not but it's on the way. they r thinking seriously for setting the infrastructure and law for that. but don't worry as Moroccans are very very helpful people so u will not have any problems. i have been with very old people and people with needs. no problem. Mehdi
In general Moroccan people using a wheelchair have problems to move without help.For example,you can't get in a bus without help or go in the narrow streets of the medinas,sometimes they have steps.In some pleces you can do it but in general it is not a good idea without help.
for too much my country is not a wheelchair friendly country.but if you have somebody who can help you it will be ok.i say that because a friend has the same problem and he can do quit everything but sometimes he need help.

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