In Morocco you will find many exciting holiday possibilities. We have selected a number of traditional Riad and character hotels in Marrakech, the Atlas Mountians, Essaouira and Agadir. Morocco allows you to experience many different type of holidays: Marrakech offers magical city breaks where you will feel as if you are taking a trip back in time to experience its well-preserved culture and history. Nature-lovers will find no better place than the Atlas Mountains for complete relaxation. Or if you are seeking a little bit of an adventure go and explore the desert with our special desert tour. Beach-lovers will be enchanted by the long beaches and soft sand of Agadir and Essaouira. Morocco has a mild climate all-year round, making it a great place to visit at any time of year. We have a range of fabulous breaks in the country including tailor made Morocco holidays, multi center Morocco holidays and much more.
If you want to discover the real Morocco, we would definitely recommend that you take one of our tailor-made holidays. That way you can taste a bit of everything, combining cities, mountains and the coast. You can even add on a desert tour! Then you can truly say that you have explored Morocco, and seen her many faces, including her amazing culture, rich history and unique architecture.
For those who favor an authentic local experience, we would recommend a stay in a riad – a traditional house built around. A courtyard and usually set in the old part of town, the medina. Riads are decorated and furnished in local style with character. The ambience is more that of a guest-house than a hotel and guests tend to eat their meals together and sit around chatting in the courtyard after dinner, a great way to meet like-minded travelers and share sightseeing tips. Of course, we offer regular hotels too – ranging from boutique chic, to family-run and friendly.
Morocco’s cities are some of the most exciting on the continent. Join the centuries-old trail of nomads and traders to their ancient hearts, from the winding medina maze of Fez to the carnivalesque street-theatre of the Djemaa El Fna in Marrakesh. In the rocky deserts medinas are protected by kasbahs, on the coast by thick sea walls. But it’s not just a heritage trip, as Morocco’s cities are forward-facing too, with glitzy new urban design in Casablanca, Rabat and Tangier looking to the future as well as paying homage to their roots.
The Moroccan cuisine is sure to be a highlight of your holiday – delicate spices flavor even the simplest of dishes, rice or couscous elevated to exotic status with the addition of plump sultanas or juicy apricots. The delicious meat stew, tagine – usually made with succulent lamb or chicken – is world-famous and certainly will not disappoint. Morocco grows plentiful fruit and vegetables and its long coastline secures a good supply of freshly caught fish and seafood. It is the world’s largest producer of sardines, and the Oualidia oysters are internationally renowned. The merguez sausages are deliciously spicy, and the sticky sweet pastries are not to be missed. Don’t forget to try the pastilla, an elaborate confection of delicate filo-like pastry with shredded meat – traditionally pigeon, but these days more commonly chicken or lamb – combining sweet and savory flavors. Breakfast in hotels is usually bread and honey, often accompanied by olives, and pastries or pancakes. Fresh mint tea is ubiquitous – drunk hot and very sweet – and surprisingly refreshing. Alcohol is freely available and the country does a nice line in local lager and also has many fine wineries producing good local wines.
Enjoying Morocco starts with nothing more strenuous than its national pastime – people-watching in a street cafe with a coffee or a mint tea. Use the opportunity to plan your next moves – hiking up North Africa’s highest peak, learning to roll couscous, camel trekking in the desert, shopping in the souqs or getting lost in the medina. Between the activities, you can sleep in boutique riads, relax on panoramic terraces and grand squares, and mop up delicately flavoured tajines – before sweating it all out in a restorative hammam.