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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


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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.

Cellah Ancient Roman Palace and Necropolis, Rabat, Morocco


Explore the atmospheric and crumbling ruins of the Roman city of Cellah.

The historical Medina of the city of Rabat, capital of Morocco, viewed from the river

Rabat’s Kasbah

Enter the enormous ornate gate of Bab Oudaia and wander the narrow streets of Rabat’s Kasbah, a peaceful and picturesque part of the city.

Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca, Morocco

Hassan II Mosque

Visit the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, 7th largest in the world and a beautiful building.

Camel Caravan, Essaouira, Morocco

Camel ride on Essaouira beach

Take a camel ride on the beach.

Flamingos, Oualidia, Morocco

Flamingos of Oualidia

Spot flocks of pink flamingos on the lagoon in Oualidia.

Moroccan Bowls, Essaouria, Morocco


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

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Adventure, discovery and my curiosity for people and the natural world is what drives my love of travelling.  I am grateful for my parents’ desire to explore, and from an early age my eyes were open to diverse landscapes, cultures, and underwater worlds.

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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.

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