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Morocco Tours & Holidays

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Overview

Just a few hours from home, Morocco offers up the prospects of endless promise and adventure. Staunchly Islamic and deeply traditional, it is a world at once unfamiliar and at once fascinating. With its long coastlines, southern oases and the near impenetrable barrier of the imposing Atlas Mountains, Morocco’s landscapes are never less than spectacular.

A deeply rooted culture that has seen Arab, Berber, European and African influences meld together, the country evokes a strangely ...

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TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAYS

Whether you want to travel on one of our award-winning itineraries or build your own journey from scratch, our expert consultants will help create the perfect tour for your tastes and budget. Below are a few suggestions of the kind of trips we can offer, all of which can be tailored to you.

SUGGESTED ITINERARIES

TAILOR-MADE

Classic Morocco

Take in the very best of Morocco as you travel from the Imperial cities of Fez and Marrakech, to the sand dunes of the Sahara, via the 'Valley of One Thousand Kasbahs' and the High Atlas mountains, enjoying local Berber hospitality and delicious Moroccan cuisine.
10 days from £2,995
TAILOR-MADE

Jewels of Northern Morocco

Adventure through Northern Morocco’s cultural and natural highlights including the striking blue colours of Chefchaouen, the Rif Mountains scenery, the captivating cites of Casablanca and Fez and the ancient history of Volublis and Meknes.
8 days from £2,155

HIGHLIGHTS OF MOROCCO

BEST EXPERIENCES

TOP PLACES TO VISIT

Erg Chigaga

The towering sand dunes of Chgaga are the largest group of dunes in the region, and look like small, sandy mountain ranges reaching heights of 300 metres with a span of some 40 kilometres. Due to its ...

Essaouira

Lying due west of Marrakech on the Atlantic coast, Essaouira is a magical town. Fronted by dramatic sea bastions and surrounded by walled fortifications the town's status was assured by the fact that ...

Fez

One of the great cities of North Africa, Fez is an unmissable spectacle. Suspended in time somewhere between the Middle Ages and the modern world it is a place to thoroughly stimulate your senses. Set ...

Marrakech

Marrakech is a captivating city set against the backdrop of the snow-capped High Atlas Mountains, where Saharan caravans once passed. Few cities evoke as much with just their name: the Pearl of the South....

The Valley of One Thousand Kasbahs

Known as the 'Valley of One Thousand Kasbahs', here you will find endless oases and palmeries scattered with an abundance of historic kasbahs, once used as refuges and places of defence when the cities ...

OUR FAVOURITE PLACES TO STAY

Superior | Guesthouse

Douar Samra Guest House, Imlil

The Douar Samra is situated at an altitude at 1850 m in the Atlas Mountains, 20 minute walk or mule ride from the village of Imlil, which is 90 minute drive from Marrakech. Integrated into a…
Superior | Boutique Hotel

Les Jardins de Skoura, Skoura

This delightful renovated Kasbah situated in the palm groves of Skoura, oozes with traditional style and is one of the region’s most sought after properties. With just 8 beautifully appointed rooms,…
Premium | Riad

Riad Monceau, Marrakech

Located just off Djemaa El Fna square of Marrakech, the luxury traditional Riad Monceau is a fantastic option whether you are recovering from a flight or exploring the city further. The original Riad…

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WHEN TO GO

INSPIRATION

Meet the expert, Jamie

Jamie is our Sub Saharan expert, who has travelled extensively in the region.

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Make sure you do not miss Essaouira if you are going to Morocco - it is idyllic and a great place to relax after the mayhem of Marrakesh. Jimi Hendrix also had a house here...

USEFUL INFORMATION

Health and Vaccinations 

There are no mandatory immunisations for travellers to Morocco though you should be up-to-date with Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio and Hepatitis A. Please note we are not medical professionals and so we highly recommend you seek advice from your local GP or travel centre as to the correct immunisations and preventative treatments. 

Currency 

In Morocco the official unit of currency is the Dirhams. This is a closed currency and can only be exchanged in country. 

To check out the latest exchange rate for the places that you are visiting you can go to www.oanda.com

Cultural Sensitivity 

On our tours you will frequently interact with local people, each with their own distinct customs and traditions. We therefore ask you to be considerate and to treat them with respect. Your tour-leaders and guides will always be able to advise you accordingly.  

Morocco is a Muslim country and travellers should respect local sensibilities. People, especially in rural areas, may be offended by shorts or revealing dresses and these can attract unwelcome attention.  It is best for both men and women to cover their legs and shoulders, although in most tourist frequented areas Moroccans are used to seeing western men wearing shorts.  Women should cover their heads if entering a mosque or sanctuary although these are often closed to non-Muslims. 

Language & Religion 

Morocco’s official language is Modern Standard Arabic although its distinctive dialect is Moroccan Arabic. Roughly 60% of the population speak Berber, either as a first language or bilingually alongside Arabic. French is Morocco’s unofficial second language and is taught universally and serves as the language of commerce and economics. 99% of the population comprises of Arab and Berber stock. Most Moroccans practice Sunni Islam. 

Time 

Morocco is on GMT  

A useful website to check the time zone differences is www.worldtimezone.com.  

Food and drink 

The country is known as the culinary star of North Africa, in the doorway between Europe and Africa. Unlike European ‘herb based’ cooking, Moroccan cuisine is characterised by rich spices, influenced by the country’s long imperial trade history. Cumin, coriander, saffron, chillies, ginger, paprika and cinnamon are all commonly used, as is harissa, a paste made from garlic, chillies, olives and salt. There is a wide variety of food from simple, fresh market stall food to French influenced cuisine.  

Few Moroccans drink alcohol, although it is possible to buy it in some hotels. The main drink of the country is tea, served very sweet with mint. Drinking tea is very much part of any Moroccan social (or business encounter) and you will always be offered several cups. Soft drinks and coffee are also widely available as are freshly squeezed fruit juices. Morocco does produce some very palatable red and rose wines. Please note that it is not possible to obtain alcohol in the Atlas Mountains, therefore, should you wish to have some we suggest you purchase it in advance.