In Morocco you will find many exciting holiday possibilities. We have selected a number of traditional Riad and character hotels in Marrakech, the Atlas Mountians, Essaouira and Agadir. Morocco allows you to experience many different type of holidays: Marrakech offers magical city breaks where you will feel as if you are taking a trip back in time to experience its well-preserved culture and history. Nature-lovers will find no better place than the Atlas Mountains for complete relaxation. Or if you are seeking a little bit of an adventure go and explore the desert with our special desert tour. Beach-lovers will be enchanted by the long beaches and soft sand of Agadir and Essaouira. Morocco has a mild climate all-year round, making it a great place to visit at any time of year. We have a range of fabulous breaks in the country including
tailor made Morocco holidays
, multi centre Morocco holidays and much more.
If you want to discover the real Morocco, we would definitely recommend that you take one of our tailor-made holidays. That way you can taste a bit of everything, combining cities, mountains and the coast. You can even add on a desert tour! Then you can truly say that you have explored Morocco, and seen her many faces, including her amazing culture, rich history and unique architecture.
Tantalisingly close yet a world away in atmosphere – a visit to Morocco provides a full on assault to the senses. With the advent of the low-cost carrier Morocco has become more easily and cheaply accessible, with flying time around 3 hrs from UK. Morocco offers a whole host of exciting accommodation options.
Luxurious boutique riads
For those who favour an authentic local experience, we would recommend a stay in a riad – a traditional house built around a courtyard and usually set in the old part of town, the medina. Riads are decorated and furnished in local style with character. The ambience is more that of a guest-house than a hotel and guests tend to eat their meals together and sit around chatting in the courtyard after dinner, a great way to meet like-minded travellers and share sightseeing tips. Of course, we offer regular hotels too – ranging from boutique chic, to family-run and friendly.
Over the years Morocco has been conquered by many different peoples – from the Phoenicians to the Romans, the Arabs to the Ottomans - each leaving their mark and playing their role in its rich history. Morocco only finally became independent from France in 1956, and French is still widely spoken. Exploring the narrow streets of the medina of any of Morocco’s cities is sure to be a highlight, as is bargaining for souvenirs in the souk. Carpets, leather-ware, woven textiles, ceramics and jewellery are all excellent buys.
The Moroccan cuisine is sure to be a highlight of your holiday – delicate spices flavour even the simplest of dishes, rice or cous-cous elevated to exotic status with the addition of plump sultanas or juicy apricots. The delicious meat stew, tagine – usually made with succulent lamb or chicken - is world-famous and certainly will not disappoint.
Morocco grows plentiful fruit and vegetables and its long coastline secures a good supply of freshly caught fish and seafood. It is the world’s largest producer of sardines, and the Oualidia oysters are internationally renowned. The merguez sausages are deliciously spicy, and the sticky sweet pastries are not to be missed. Don’t forget to try the pastilla, an elaborate confection of delicate filo-like pastry with shredded meat – traditionally pigeon, but these days more commonly chicken or lamb – combining sweet and savoury flavours.
Breakfast in hotels is usually bread and honey, often accompanied by olives, and pastries or pancakes. Fresh mint tea is ubiquitous – drunk hot and very sweet – and surprisingly refreshing. Alcohol is freely available and the country does a nice line in local lager and also has many fine wineries producing good local wines.
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