Uncover an exotic mix of imperial cities, bustling souks, striking landscapes, spicy aromas and a kaleidoscope of culture in Morocco.
Camel trek across the Sahara, bed down in a Berber camp, discover unspoilt kasbahs, lose yourself in the labyrinthine alleyways off Marrakech's famed Djemaa el Fna Square and travel back in time to wander through the ancient medina of medieval Fes. With enchanting imperial cities, impressive Ait Benhaddou, with its starring role in a number of famous movies, and the laid back Atlantic coast in Essaouira, Morocco is a mouth watering holiday destination unlike any other.
Choose from our range of travel styles to Morocco, from group tours, special Christmas and New Year trips, trekking in the high Atlas, family adventures and tailor made holidays designed specifically for you.
Travelling with us, you'll get to sample Argan Oil and honey along Atlas Mountain trails, have a go at bartering in the souks of Djemma el Fna, spend a night with Berbers in the vast Sahara Desert, meander through Fes el Bali's ancient medina, tuck into a tasty Moroccan Tagine and lots more fun local experiences in Morocco.
Morocco Group Tours
Commencing in Marrakech, all of our adventures are led by knowledgeable and experienced Moroccan tour leaders. We include an arrival transfer and all the top spots, offer guided sightseeing and specialist local guides along the way and many wonderful meals each day. Range across Moorish and Roman ruins or camel trek across the Sahara. Bed down under a blanket of stars, laze on the beach in Essouira, discover unspoilt kasbahs and Marrakech’s famed Djemaa el Fna Square. Or head to Fes whose ancient medina is a hive of activity, offering a heady mix of incredible sights and sounds. read more
Have that perfect Christmas and New Year break on our Christmas and New Year breaks in Morocco which follow similar itineraries and inclusions to those of our regular group itineraries. Experience Marrakech with its bustling souks, visit beautiful Todra Gorge, soak up the fresh mountain air of the rugged Atlas mountains, explore Ait Benhaddou, an incredible fortified kasbah and relax by the beach in laid back Essaouira. We've planned our trips so that you spend Christmas Day and New Year's eve in a truly special spot - Christmas at the foot of Todra Gorge and New Year's eve in either magical Marrakech or in Essaouira on Morocco's stunning Atlantic coast.
Morocco is an exciting holiday destination irrespective of age and our family holidays have been designed in particular for children aged 5 - 15 years with special 'teens' trips for youth teenagers. All of our family-friendly itineraries to Morocco include a range of cultural, historical and active experiences to captivate children and teens; whether it’s riding a camel in the Sahara, exploring the the maze like alleys in the markets of Marrakech, learning to surf in Taghazoute or simply taking it each in laid back beach-side Essaouira on Morocco's Atlantic coast. read more
On our private journeys you’ll get a taste of the real Morocco – visit captivating Marrakech, vibrant souks and ancient Kasbahs, the fortified Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, the vast Sahara desert, Fes - the world's oldest medieval city, the High Atlas Mountains and coastal Essaouira.
Experience the Real Morocco
The aromas and sounds of ancient medinas and colourful souks in Marrakech will leave you spinning whilst the imperial cities of Fes and Meknes will leave you utterly enchanted. Iconic Casablanca preserves its Hispanic-Moorish influence whilst Chefchaouen captivates with its pretty blue buildings and mountain setting.
There's adventure in abundance on the hiking trails of the Atlas Mountains and the massive sand dunes of Erg Chebbi and the Sahara desert. The fortified city of Ait Benhaddou, famous for it's part in a number of famous movies is a real highlight and if you love the sea, Essaouira on the Atlantic coast is ideal to wile away a few days in.
“After a ten hour mini bus journey from Marrakech to the Sahara desert I was full of anticipation to get there. I was introduced to my camel, named And...”
by Jennifer Potter
Posted on 28 Sep 2015
Recommended places to visit in Morocco
No trip to Morocco would be complete without a camel trek out into the vast Sahara Desert – and we mean it! Ride saddleback across the towering Erg Chebbi sand dunes to a traditional Berber camp and enjoy an evening eating local food, listening to music and dancing around a camp fire before retiring for a night under the stars. If you only do one thing in Morocco, this is it!
A city brimming with character, you could easily lose track of time in Marrakech. The medina and market square of Djemaa el Fna are the beating heart of the old city, with narrows passageways lined with overflowing shops, crisscrossing alleyways with lively cafes and restaurants and a maze of covered markets rich in aromas, exotic sights and sounds.
Formed millions of years ago, Todra Gorge snakes its way through the rugged High Atlas Mountain and is an incredibly dramatic sight to behold. With spectacular scenery, the ever changing colours of the rock faces and the hubbub of locals passing through it is the perfect place to stop for a while. Plus there’s opportunity to go trekking, try rock climbing, horse riding and more outdoor pursuits.
Step back in time in Fes, the oldest and largest medieval city in the world. In the medina you’ll be greeted by a heady mix of aromas, sights and sounds where you can easily lose yourself and your senses. Wander the streets, tanneries in action, chat with the locals, browse market stalls wares and practise your bargaining skills.
Once the favourite haunt of legends such as Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley and Orson Wells, Essaouria is the perfect spot to unwind, eat great seafood and watch the world go by. Originally encircled by the old walls of the medina, the town has grown since but it still easy to explore by foot. A long and wide sandy beach stretches out in front of the medina, with plenty of nearby cafes and terraces.
Perched high up in the Rif Mountains, the picturesque city of Chefchaouen is renowned for its pretty blue-washed doors and buildings. The main square is the heart of the city and an absolute delight to explore with an 18th century Kasbah, central mosque, buzzing cafes and colourful market stalls.
Nestled in the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains, UNESCO-listed Ait Benhaddou is an incredible ancient fortified city that has served as the backdrop in many feature films, including classics like Lawrence of Arabia and action-packed Gladiator. This 17th century city is brimming with beautiful kasbahs and is a must-see on any trip to Morocco.
The tour was really great. Mustapha was a really informative, happy and personable guide. He is a tribute to your company. Our driver was fabulous. I felt completely safe the whole time and comfortable. I really enjoyed this tour and would not hesitate to recommend it to others. Thank for such a great experience.”
Morocco Travel Guide
Here's our handy little guide on travel to Morocco to help you properly prepare for your trip.
Money, shopping, transport, food, health advice & more
Information on climatic and weather conditions in Morocco
Places on our must-see list of any visit to Morocco
Information on getting your visa for Morocco
Trip reviews from our travellers to Morocco
- The Caliph's House
by Tahir Shah
- Lords of the Atlas
by Gavin Maxwell
- Hideous Kinky
by Esther Freud
Facts about Morocco
- Morocco is home to the oldest university in the world - located in Fes, al-Qarawiyin university is still in use today.
- In Moroccan culture, traditionally the liver and not the heart, is considered to be the symbol of love.
- Many films have been made in Morocco but Casablanca is not one of them - it was largely shot in a Hollywood studio!
Morocco Travel Advice:
We keep abreast of the latest travel advice to Morocco and follow advice as set out by the British Foreign Office. Safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel advice from the relevant advisory body in your country.