Why visit Morocco
The North African country of Morocco is distinguished by its unmistakable culture. From its Berber to Arabian influences it’s impossible not to fall in love with the exotic charm, mystical treasures and chaotic rhythm it exudes.
Why we love Morocco
Medinas, Kasbahs and Souks
The bustling bazaars and heaving alleyways are the best places to get a true feel for the heartbeat of any Moroccan city. This is where you can meet authentic artisans perfecting their traditional crafts, taste the sweetness of fresh velvety dates and partake in the performance of haggling.
Ancient Ruins and Quaint Villages
Eight designated UNESCO World Heritage sites can be found in Morocco, each a striking representation of bygone civilizations and their architecture. Sleepy villages unveil the rural rhythm of Morocco life and offer off the beaten path experiences, against a backdrop of dramatic landscapes and natural oases.
Kingdom of Tradition
The ancient tradition of offering mint tea signifies hospitality and friendship and this refreshing beverage is served at any time of the day wherever you go. The preparation involves ritual and the presentation becomes ceremonial as tea is poured from high into small intricately patterned glasses.
Sands of the Sahara
The Sahara is the largest sand desert in the world. It is an endless sea of golden hues and dunes ablaze with changing colours and swirling patterns. Evocative camps inspired by Berber traditions allow you to experience a night in this infinite expanse of soul-stirring wilderness.
Our Morocco highlights
Casablanca is Morocco’s largest city and commercial hub. Although often overlooked it still displays its French colonial legacy and is home to the wonderous Hassan II Mosque.
Rabat, the nation’s capital, and one of the 4 Imperial Cities is a decidedly enchanting stop. The Kasbah Udayas, Hassan Tower and Chellah are definitely worth exploring.
Surrounded by the Rif Mountains lies the prettiest town in Morocco, Chefchaouen. The magical blue-washed houses and labyrinthine of steep cobbled lanes contribute to the laid-back atmosphere and bohemian vibe it oozes.
Another of the Imperial Cities is Meknes, a picturesque hilltop city with remnants of its Berber past visible in the rare and important monuments found in this historic city. Not far, lies the partly evacuated and remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Site, Volubilis. It is considered to be one of the best-preserved ancient Roman cities.
Fez, the third Imperial City, is the thronging spiritual heart of Morocco. It is a chaotic cacophony of history, evocative architecture and raw authenticity. The medina is spellbinding with vivid colours and opulent textures at every turn. While the pungent tanneries are an assault to the senses but dazzling at the same time.
The walled medina of Marrakech is a medieval metropolis and the last of the Imperial Cities. it’s legendary Jemaa el Fna is a vibrant assemblage of storytellers, acrobats and musicians competing for your attention. The square undergoes a marvellous metamorphosis as day turns to dusk and dozens of aromatic food stalls manifest.
Alternatives to the frenetic hubs are the relaxed coastal towns of Essaouira and Agadir. Lazy days can be spent strolling on palm-fringed boulevards or the broad sandy beaches complete with camels!
Some of our favourite accommodation in Morocco
A magical stay in the foothills of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains
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