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Holidays to Morocco

What makes Morocco so appealing to holidaymakers is its unique blend of different cultures. The dry heat and scenic views make for a perfect holiday in the sun, and the serene atmosphere makes tourists feel at ease as soon as they step off the plane.

The sights in Morocco are unforgettable; you’d be silly not to capture the essence of this idyllic country on your camera. The famous Agadir Beach is busy all year round and is loaded with history, after being rebuilt in 1960 as a result of an earthquake. If you are looking for a relaxing cultural experience, Morocco’s wide selection of Hammam bath houses offer cleansing rituals, as well as massages which are available in select locations.

LANGUAGE Arabic
CURRENCY Moroccan Dirham
TIME DIFFERENCE GMT +0
FLIGHT TIME 3-3.5hrs
COST OF A BEER 25 MAD
3 COURSE MEAL Around 30 MAD
  • Souks and markets

    The best feature of Morocco is the authentic culture, which you can find wherever you roam. What’s particularly special is the range of Souks and markets dotted around this unique destination. Every town in Morocco has a souk quarter, specially dedicated to hosting these traditional markets. Djemaa El Fna market in Marrakech is the place to be, with acrobats flying in the air, storytellers and live Arabic artists composing charming music as you wander round.

  • Hammam heaven

    Morocco combines sightseeing with truly relaxing retreats, being famous for its wide selection of traditional Hammam bath houses, situated in every town and neighbourhood. Experience the Hammam ritual at one of many public bath houses, where you are instructed to dip in and out of various warm, hot and cold pools to open and close your skin’s pores, to thoroughly cleanse your skin.

  • Cook up a storm

    What better way to experience the vibrant flavours of the local cuisine in Morocco, than cooking it yourself? Sign yourself up for a traditional Moroccan cooking class in Marrakech and learn how to recreate your favourite dishes ready for when you arrive back home. Try an array of local spices and discover the art of making delicious couscous, the traditional way. There are plenty of cookery schools available to choose from, which host group and private classes.

Activities

Morocco is home to an a range of brilliant activities, including sunset camel rides, adrenaline-pumping 4×4 drives, water sport adventures and a selection of fascinating museums, to name a few. Wait for your tour guide to pick you up from your resort and embark on a Sunset Camel Ride adventure. This classic ride offers tourists a once in a lifetime opportunity, with stunning views stretching far and wide.

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4×4 Drives

If you want to go further afield in Morocco there are various 4×4 one-day excursions that you can book from most of the holiday resorts.

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American Legation

The American Legation building is situated in the medina of Tangier. In 1821 the Sultan of Morocco, gave this building as a gift to the USA.

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Beaches

The beaches in Morocco are simply stunning; tall, straw-thatched sun umbrellas sit neatly in rows along the golden stretches of sands and aqua waters reach far and wide. If you love visiting quiet and unspoiled beaches, fly over outside of high season and uncover the vast scenery this sunny destination has to offer. For avid water sports lovers, head to Essaouira Beach, where holidaymakers spend their days windsurfing and kitesurfing.

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Agadir

Located on the Atlantic Coast, with a busy port and beach resort sprawling beneath its Kasbah, Agadir was completely rebuilt following an earthquake.

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Asilah

Located just south of Tangier in Northern Morocco, charming Asilah town is a popular seaside resort. The town is quiet for most of the year, but…

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Food and Drink

When dining out in Morocco, Marrakech is foodie heaven – thanks to its charming atmosphere and wide selection of eateries to choose from. From Jemaa el Fna food stalls, bistros and French-inspired cafes in Gueliz, to gourmet palace restaurants in Medina, there is a restaurant to please everyone, no matter what your preference. Despite Morocco being a predominantly Muslim country, there is plenty of opportunities to drink, but if you’re wanting a glass of red in your hotel, be sure to pack a corkscrew in your suitcase.

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Amal

Amal Women’s Training Centre and Moroccan Restaurant is a non-profit organisation in Marrakesh, that helps disadvantaged women gain work experience.

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Bazaar Café

The Bazaar Café is a five-minute walk from the Jemaa el Fna Square, in Mouassine, one of the oldest and most elegant neighbourhoods of the Medina.

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Sights

A trip to Morocco isn’t quite complete without a visit to the exquisite Sahara Desert, with its long stretches of rippling sands curving across a vast 9.2 million km². The grand Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca is another simply stunning sight, soaring above Morocco’s clear blue skies and featuring some classic Moroccan patterns and designs as you walk through the temple-like doors.

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Bahia Palace

Built in the late 19th century, the Bahia Palace (meaning brilliance in Arabic) is located in Marrakech, Morocco and is probably one of the most…

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Casablanca Cathedral

Casablanca Cathedral, or Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, is a former Roman Catholic church located in Casablanca, Morocco. It was constructed…

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Top Resorts in Morocco

Agadir

Combining miles of gloriously sandy beaches with almost guaranteed winter sun, Agadir in the south of Morocco has become a firm favourite for British holiday makers.

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Fez

Known best for its ancient medina, Fez is a city for a particular kind of culture seeker – one who feels more comfortable throwing themselves head first into local life than watching from the sidelines.

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Marrakesh

Marvel at the busy souks, venture into the bustling main square and head up into the mountains that surround this enchanting city. Marrakesh maybe overwhelming at times but it’s a fascinating city for those that want to delve into it’s culture.

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Location of Morocco

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