A land of cultural and scenic diversity

Scenically, Morocco is incredibly diverse. Attractive fishing villages on the Atlantic coast, sweeping sand dunes in the Sahara, spectacular snow-capped Atlas Mountains, bustling souks and medinas and rural Berber villages clinging to mountain slopes. Morocco is suitable for long weekends, family adventures, active holidays and honeymoons. Accommodation varies from luxury hotels, intimate riads, desert camps and luxury villas. Highlights include:

  • The rose pink walls of the city of Marrakech sitting beneath the soaring snow capped peaks of the High Atlas Mountains.  It is an exciting and lively city boasting a bustling Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, huge labyrinthine souks, characterful Riads and peaceful gardens.  
  • Famous for its white washed blue-shuttered houses, Essaouira is a charismatic coastal town with a busy harbour and a maze of streets and alleys with excellent restaurants and shopping. The strong sea breezes make it a favourite with windsurfers.  
  • Life is still very traditional in the Atlas Mountains which feature soaring peaks, lush valleys, Berber villages and ancient kasbahs. Walking here is excellent. See below.  
  • Other less visited areas in Morocco include the palm groves and casbahs at Skoura, the busy souk and ancient kasbah quarter of Taroudant and Ouarzazate, gateway to the desert.  

Walking in Morocco

Morocco, and in particular the Atlas Mountains are pretty much a year round walking destination.  Although there is snow on the ground in winter.  The Atlas have a vast network of treks, walks, climbs and scrambles.  Climbing to the summit of Mount Toubkal is a well known trek taking 2-3 days staying in refuges.  But some the nicest walking is away from Toubkal following old shepherd routes between remote villages.  Whilst it is possible to do a trek in the Atlas while staying in Marrakech, it is nicer to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and stay in one of the many characterful boutique hotels in the foothills of the mountain range.  

Key Facts about Morocco

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Ideas for a trip to Morocco

Here are some ideas for trips to Morocco all of which can be adapted for you and we are always happy to create a bespoke trip from scratch.

From £3700

4 bed villa rental per week

Villa holiday in Morocco

Renting a villa just outside Marrakech is a wonderful way to explore all that the area has to offer. Day trips into Marrakech or to the Atlas Mountains can be finished with a refreshing dip in your private pool followed by dinner cooked by your private chef.

From £3700

Per person B&B

Self drive luxury Morocco

On this 12 night self-drive adventure holiday you will have the opportunity to experience all that Morocco has to offer in style, taking in mountains, deserts and hidden hideaways as well as Marrakech. Immerse yourself in local culture by staying in Bedouin camps, enjoying camel rides across the dunes, visiting historic sites and tasting the exquisite cuisine. You’ll also have the chance to get your blood pumping by zooming through the desert on quad bikes and trekking up mountains. All the while staying in luxury accommodation.

From £6795

Per person

Morroccan Disovery

An in-depth 15 day journey through Morocco which encompasses the dramatic landscapes of the Atlas mountains, the huge expanse of rising sand dunes in the Sahara desert, combined with the historic towns of Tangier and Meknes. Also visit the coastal retreat of Essaouira on the Atlantic coast and explore Morocco’s four imperial cities: the former capitals of Meknes, Fez and Marrakech, and the current capital of Rabat.

Frequently Asked Questions

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No visa is needed but you should ensure your passport is stamped upon entry.

You should ensure your usual vaccinations are up to date and check here for further advice.

Women, especially when travelling alone, may receive unwanted attention from men. To minimise hassle, you may choose to wear loose-fitting clothing which cover the arms, legs and chest.

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