Our People
  • Amy Waters snow biking Our Team

    Steppes Travel is made by the people who work here. Incredible holidays are made possible because of their vast travel experience and the great enthusiasm they bring to their work.

  • William Dalrymple Our Tour Experts

    We carefully select our experts based on their knowledge, companionship and influence, ensuring that you can travel with the most knowledgeable leaders in the field.

  • Liz Bonnin Heroes and Heroines

    The people who lead the way when it comes to those things which matter to us: exploration, the environment, women’s empowerment and education.

Tagines, Morocco

Morocco Holidays

Only a three-hour flight from the UK, but a world away culturally. An itinerary created around a long weekend could see you immersed in luxury hotel stays, bustling markets and, of course, the views from the Atlas Mountains.

Just three hours flying time away, Morocco is the nearest country to the UK that can offer a true glimpse of the exotic. With several daily flights direct to Marrakech with ‘no frills’ airlines, a holiday to Morocco has never been easier or cheaper.

Perfect for either a long weekend of pampered luxury or a more extended holiday exploring Roman ruins or sampling the hospitality of isolated Berber villages. Morocco is one of our favourite destinations.

Djemma el Fna, Market Square, Marrakesh, Morocco

Why we like Morocco

For a taste of the exotic, luxurious indulgence, incredible cuisine, amazing shopping opportunities, ancient ruins and beautiful scenery, all a short flight away.

Rural landscape, Atlas Mountains, Morocco
View of the Basilica, Volubilis, Morocco
Volubilis, Morocco
Desert Camel Shadows, Morocco
Kasbah du Toubkal exterior, Atlas Mountains, Morocco
Kasbah du Toubkal, Atlas Mountains, Morocco
Djemma el Fna, Market Square, Marrakesh, Morocco

What to expect on your Moroccan holiday

So near to Europe and yet so undeniably Arab, Morocco cannot be classified in one easy sentence. The bustle of the souqs, the clack of backgammon in the coffee houses, the water sellers, overloaded donkeys and isolated Berber villages set high in the valleys of the Atlas Mountains are all essentially North African.

Marrakech, with its charming old quarter, street entertainers and bustling market stalls, is the starting point of most holidays to Morocco. Driving in Morocco is easy and car hire is a perfect way to explore other areas. These should include Fez, the best example of a medieval medina in North Africa, or the small fishing port of Essaouira with its whitewashed walls and turquoise shutters. For the more energetic, there is good trekking to be had in the Atlas Mountains, where the Berber villages are a reminder of a simpler lifestyle.

Explore Morocco

  • Atlas Mountains
  • Essaouira and The Atlantic Coast
  • Fez, Volubilis and Meknes.
  • Marrakech
  • Morocco Deserts


What do you really love doing? We curate your itinerary especially for you.

Tanneries, Fez, Morocco, KB

Leather Making

Witness the traditional methods of leather making at the colourful albeit smelly tanneries!

Colourful Babiuches in the Souk, Fes, Morocco

Visit a Souq

Be brave and venture deep into the souq to explore the many quarters, from food to metalwork’s and ceramics.

Terrace, Riad Fes, Fes, Morocco

Stay in a Riad

Stay in one of the many beautiful riads, a sure way to feel immersed in the Moroccan way of life.

Volubilis, Morocco


Visit the ancient site of Volubilis, particularly noted for its superb mosaic floors.

Spices, Marrakech, Morocco

Souqs of Taroudant

Explore the souqs of Taroudant, with a strong tradition of local craft.

Camel Caravan, Essaouira, Morocco

Camel ride on Essaouira beach

Take a camel ride on the beach.

Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Discover the mountain scenery

Cross high passes travelling through spectacular mountain scenery.

Flamingos, Oualidia, Morocco

Flamingos of Oualidia

Spot flocks of pink flamingos on the lagoon in Oualidia.

Kasbah village, Atlas Mountains, Morocco


Explore the many Kasbahs dotting the landscape, some crumbling and some renovated and some the backdrop for numerous famous films!

Moroccan Bowls, Essaouria, Morocco


Spend time exploring the maze of white washed streets in Essaouira.

Where to Stay

Every captivating tailor-made itinerary needs a perfect base. Our team has handpicked this collection of properties to give you luxury options in styles to suit any adventure.

More luxury accommodation

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Kate Hitchen

My travels were first inspired by my love of the UK, which I take as much pleasure in exploring as countries far and wide. For me, travel is all about the adventure, the people I meet and the food I sample along the way.

Talk with our experts
  • 01285 880 980

Start planning your trip

Send us an enquiry

Complete our enquiry form and start your next journey.


Very satisfied with all aspects of our trip. Steppes kept us fully informed of the progress of the arrangements and gave us various choices of hotels.


Frequently asked questions about Morocco

Is the street food safe to eat?

What can I expect to find in the Souks?

Can I drink alcohol in Morocco?

How safe is the country?

Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise set us apart. So too our curiosity. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

Are you ready to discover extraordinary once again?

More about Steppes