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Morocco Holidays

Sweeping deserts, ancient cities and magnificent mountain ranges - welcome to Morocco

Morocco is a holiday like no other – a diverse country home to magnificent mountain ranges, endless miles of mesmerising desert, rich culture, ancient history, and very hospitable residents. Located in northern Africa, Morocco is an eclectic fusion of Arabic and African culture and is easily accessible from the UK via a three and a half hour flight.

Oozing with vibrant cities and pristine golden beaches, Morocco is the ideal combination for exploration and relaxation. Head to the dynamic city of Marrakech where endless twists and turns down narrow picturesque paths leads to rich souqs, sizzling street food, exciting nightlife, and cultural spectacles. Let the pastel red paths and captivating architecture lead you to the city’s main square – Djemaa el-Fna. Located in the heart of Marrakech, Djemaa el-Fna fizzes with life, as musicians, acrobats, fire eaters, and snake charmers are regular types of entertainment.

After discovering just a glimpse of Morocco’s dazzling cities, retreat to the spectacular High Atlas Mountains, or to the coast. Essaouira is a coastal serenity, beautifully nestled on the Atlantic Coast. Attractive to windsurfers, and those seeking resort relaxation, Essaouira prides itself on its spice-scented lanes, art galleries, boutique stores, and some of the country’s finest hotels. The High Atlas Mountains are enriched with secluded valleys and often regularly sprinkled with snow-fall. A trekker’s paradise awaits as the High Atlas boasts Jurassic-like peaks, local villages, and within the snow season, plenty of winter sports.  

Destination Highlights
  • Explore the city of Marrakech where winding streets, bustling souks and public square of Djemaa El Fna awaits
  • Discover the modern yet traditional city of Casablanca
  • Head to the beachfront city of Essaouira where year-round Atlantic trade winds creates a wind-surfers haven
Essential Information
See Practical Information
  • Time Zone GMT +2 hours
  • Currency MAD - Moroccan dirham
  • Visa Information No visa required for travel to Morocco
  • Language Arabic, but English is widely spoken
  • Flight Time Approx. three hours and 30 minutes
  • Health Information No special vaccines are required or recommended for travel to Morocco

Top Tips from our Experts

Zoe

Senior Destination Manager

“Representing the modern side of Morocco, head to the atmospheric Casablanca. Its French-colonial design and traditional Moroccan culture combined with a vibrant downtown area makes Casablanca the go to city in Morocco.”

Gary

Destination Specialist

“Get that real desert experience in the Sahara camel trekking. Unbelievable views and exploration awaits.” 

Val

Destination Specialist

“If you’re travelling to Morocco between May and June, check out the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music. Bringing artists from all around the world, the festival helps in a variety of venues and is certainly a must-see.”

Our Morocco destinations

Morocco

Marrakech

Marrakech

Morocco

Essaouira

Essaouira
Atlas Mountains

Morocco

Atlas Mountains

Atlas Mountains

Morocco

Casablanca

Casablanca

Types of Morocco holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can trek the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. The mountains are split into three main ranges – the High Atlas, the Middle Atlas, and the Anti Atlas. The High Atlas is the most popular as it boasts Jbel Toubkal – at 4,167 metres, this is the highest peak in North Africa.

Morocco is a Muslim country and it’s important to respect its customs and dress appropriately. Women should avoid wearing tight clothing and tops that don’t cover their shoulders. If wearing shorts or a skirt, ensure that they hang below the knees. Men shouldn’t be seen topless in public. When visiting mosques or religious sites, men and women should remove their shoes before entering, and women should cover their head. 

Although Morocco is a Muslim country, alcohol is available and served in licensed bars, restaurants, hotels, and some shops in tourist areas. It’s important not to drink alcohol on the street or in any place where it’s not licensed, as this is illegal and can lead to arrest. 

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Unique Swimming Pool

Riad Kniza

Morocco

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Riad Kniza
Hotel Restaurant

Dar L'Oussia

Essaouira

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Dar L'Oussia
Sultane Room

Les Jardins de la Medina

Marrakech

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Les Jardins de la Medina
Unique Swimming Pool

Kasbah Tamadot

Atlas Mountains

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Kasbah Tamadot

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