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Marrakech, Morocco

Morocco

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Morocco tailor-made holidays

Introduction

Morocco is one of Africa's most exciting and accessible destinations. Much mythologised, the country and its main attractions are rightly feted as examples of the exotic. Less than ten miles from mainland Europe, a quick ferry ride across the Strait of Gibraltar, it's a world of bustling souks, gorgeous beaches, spectacular mountain ranges and the eternal sands of the Sahara.

Holidays to Morocco offer visitors a vast range of potential attractions and travel in Morocco is perhaps easier than anywhere else on the African continent, due in no small part to its well-trodden tourist trail. Yet there's still the chance to step away from the beaten track, visiting hidden markets in medieval towns, exploring atmospheric medinas and soaking in a traditional hammam to get a sense of the real Morocco.

Of course, you won't want to miss the great imperial cities of Fez and Marrakech, with their ancient stone streets and lively markets, which dance to the sounds of the Adhan, the Islamic call to prayer. Watch the wondrous array of story tellers, acrobats, musicians and snake charmers perform amongst the open-air food stalls of Marrakech's legendary Djemaa El Fna market.

On the Atlantic coast, the pretty towns of Agadir and Essaouira attract surfers and kite surfers who come to ride the waves, while in Casablanca you'll find the largest mosque in the world – the imposing Hasan II Mosque has sufficient space for 100,000 worshippers and boasts a 200m tall minaret. Alternatively, step back in time at Volubilis, Morocco's largest Roman ruin.

Inland, the dramatic Atlas Mountains are home to crumbling kasbahs and hidden Berber communities, tied together with craggy mountain passes and excellent trekking routes. Scramble around North Africa's highest peak, Jbel Toubkal, or hike the challenging Todra Gorge, staying overnight at a home-stay to experience warm Berber hospitality.

 

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At a glance

Flying time from UK
3 hours

Time zone
GMT ±0

Currency
Moroccan dirham (Dh) = 100 centimes

Language
Arabic, Berber dialogues, French

Travel advice
None

Special offers in Morocco

Spa, La Sultana Oualidia

La Sultana’s Moroccan Beaches and Marrakech

7-day tailor-made tour from £2,285 pp incl. flights

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offer

Early booking offer – Save up to £340pp
Book by: 30 June 2024

Stay in two of Morocco's finest luxury hotels as you explore the oceanfront charms of an Atlantic fishing village and the bustling history of Marrakech.

Atlantic archipelagos on Silver Moon

16-day luxury ocean cruise from £5,780 pp incl. flights

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cruise offer

Save up to £1,500 pp plus a further 15% off
Book by: 30 June 2024

Discover the Atlantic's hidden island gems on this opulent Silversea cruise. With butler service in every suite, you'll sail in trademark luxury from Lisbon, exploring the remarkable Macaronesia region in the North Atlantic.

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon To Barcelona on Silver Ray

12-day luxury ocean cruise from £6,030 pp incl. flights

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cruise offer

Save £1,500 per person plus further 10% off selected dates
Book by: 30 June 2024

Sailing between Portugal, Morocco and Spain, discover the ancient cities and sun-kissed shorelines of the western Mediterranean on this all-inclusive, ultra-luxury cruise aboard Silver Ray.

Top itineraries in Morocco

Marrakech, Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Marrakech, Atlas Mountains and Essaouira

8-day tailor-made holiday from £2,440 pp incl. flights

Immerse yourself in the intoxicating colours of Morocco with this tailor-made private tour that bookends the tranquil Atlas Mountains with Marrakech's vibrant souks and Essaouria's coastal charms

Tanneries, Fez

Imperial Cities of Morocco

12-day tailor-made holiday from £5,665 pp incl. flights

Morocco has been enticing travellers for centuries with a mixture of ancient cultures, spectacular landscapes and intoxicating cities. See the very best of the country on this twelve-day journey, including six Unesco World Heritage sites, four Imperial cities and two laid-back coastal towns.

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Top places to stay in Morocco

La Sultana Marrakech

La Sultana Marrakech

Small & intimate hotel

A member of Great Hotels of the World, this luxurious and atmospheric city-centre hotel features an award-winning spa, immaculately presented rooms and suites and a roof terrace with views over Marrakech’s historic Medina.

La Sultana Oualidia

La Sultana Oualidia

Small & intimate hotel

This award-winning Moorish fort has one toe in the Moroccan Atlantic – it’s a stylish, luxury retreat.

restaurant, La Villa Des Orangers, Marrakech, Morocco

La Villa des Orangers, Morocco

Small & intimate hotel

La Villa des Orangers, a beautifully restored traditional villa, offers the optimum blend of a riad-style experience and the superb service of a Relais & Chateaux property. It enjoys a wonderful location in the heart of the medina, perfectly positioned for exploring the city.

Paradis Plage

Paradis Plage, Taghazout, Morocco

Contemporary hotel

This beachfront delight is all Moroccan tradition meets beach chic on the shores of Morocco's Atlantic coast and offers surfing, yoga lessons and spa treatments.

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Where to go in Morocco

Casablanca

Casablanca is the economic and cultural capital of Morocco and a modern metropolis, which deserves at least a few days on a tailor made itinerary of Morocco.

Fishing catches, Essaouira, Morocco

Essaouira

Essaouira is an old fortified town to the west of Marrakech, on Morocco's windswept Atlantic coast. The town's whitewashed walls and weathered blue wooden doors, the rustic ramparts of the Skala de la Villes - the city ramparts - and the beach stretching south of the town are some of its popular at…

Agadir

Agadir is the gateway to the Souss-Massa-Draa region and a popular stop on luxury tailor made holidays. This well-established tourist destination attracts sun seekers and honeymooners, who come to enjoy the spectacular golden beach that arches around the bay.

Fez

The northern city of Fez is to many, the heart and soul of Morocco. It's the country's oldest imperial city, the former capital and the site of the oldest continuously running university in the world - the university of Al-Karaounie, founded in 859. Here too is an ancient medina, the Fez el-Bali, t…

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