On our group tours in Morocco we use 2 - 3 star hotels which are simple, clean, comfortable and centrally located. We try to use traditional hotels and guesthouses with plenty of character wherever possible. On occasions we may stay in riads, these are charming, traditional Moroccan houses with an interior garden or courtyard.
In smaller towns, the choice of accommodation may be limited but we will always book the best accommodation available for our groups. In some of the more remote locations such as Todra Gorge and Dades Gorge there is no central government electricity supply and most hotels will use generators, which maybe turned off through the night and candlelight may give that romantic feel to your evening!
On our Imperial Cities Saharan Sands premium tour we use 4 star hotels and riads, providing travellers with extra comfort and additional facilities whilst on holiday. Where possible we use traditional Moroccan riads, lovingly restored with the craftsmanship of fine arabesque woodwork, exquisite zillij mosaic tilework and tadelakt decoration. Most our riads offer an interior garden and courtyard complete with a marble fountain and some comfy sofas to relax awhile and a wonderful rooftop terrace, providing fantastic views over the surrounding medina.
All guest rooms offer en-suite bathroom facilities and being in the heart of the old medina ensures close proximity to restaurants, cafes, markets, shops and most sightseeing points of interest
We offer trekking a expedition to the Atlas mountains offering a unique opportunity to trek with the Berbers . Or make the most of your visit to Morocco and add on our Mount Toubkal bolt-on for the chance to climb North Africa's highest mountain at 4167 metres. Climbing to Toubkal Summit, one night is spent in a refuge near the summit.
The Migration of the Berbers is a camping trek. We go off the beaten track and there are no official camp sites with facilities en route, so bush camps will be used throughout. Tents and sleeping mats are provided. The guides and trekking crew will set up the camp each night and there will be a cook to prepare the food. With regards to ablutions, you will use a drop toilet (hole in the ground!) and there will be buckets of water for you to use to wash yourself, but no showers. This is a truly authentic experience, that offers a great insight into the nomadic Berber way of life!
Please note: You will need to provide your own sleeping bag and travel pillow on all trekking expeditions, even if staying in lodges.
On many of our group tours a memorable night is spent camping out in the Sahara Desert. Transferring to camels at the Erg Chebbi sand dunes, which signify the commencement of the vast Sahara, we trek into the vast and silent desert. Here we camp out at a traditional Berber camp. This is a basic camp with a handful of communal tents, a toilet tent and an outside area for eating, there are no other facilities. Sleeping mats and blankets are provided. You can choose to either sleep under the stars (weather permitting) or inside the tent. The Berbers at the camp will provide an evening meal for you upon arrival.
Please note: You will need to provide your own sleeping bag for the night in the desert. The Sahara Desert can get very cold at night during the months of November to February. If travelling during this time make sure you bring some extra warm clothing.
Want your own private holiday in Morocco? Our tailor-made team specialises in planning holidays bespoke to your individual needs. Simply let us know what you would like to do, what you would like to see and your choice of accommodation be it 3, 4, 5 star or 5 star superior categories.
Whilst in Morocco we highly recommend staying in a riad, for a truly authentic Moroccan experience. Traditionally all the families of the major cities of Morocco lived in a Riad, located in the historic heart of the city and specifically in the medinas of Marrakesh, Fes and other imperial cities. A Riad is a family house which is completely closed to the outside world complete with its own internal garden, a water fountain and individual bedrooms with common living rooms shared by the inhabitants of the Riad. Riads range in their architectural style, size and opulence. From luxurious ancient palaces of the sultans and private residences of aristocrats to smaller traitional family homes. Now many of these residences have been transformed into luxury bed and breakfasts and boutique hotels.