Uncover the best of Morocco with On The Go Tours
Uncover an exotic mix of imperial cities, bustling souks, striking landscapes, spicy aromas and a kaleidoscope of culture in Morocco, all awaiting discovery. 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.Read More
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We have two new Morocco group tours - Casablanca to Essaouira and Best of Morocco - that cover the imperial cities, rugged landscapes and awe-inspiring Sahara desert with the addition of three days at leisure in the coastal resort of Essaouira, an exotic vision of fortified walls, narrow alleyways and wind-swept beach for the perfect balance of adventure and leisure.
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 with guided sightseeing and specialist local guides along the way, and a number of tasty meals each day. We've also recently launched a 10 day tour that starts and ends in Casablanca, opening up better flight possibilities for those travelling from Canada, South Africa and Australia. Check out our Road to Casablanca itinerary for more information. read more
A night in the Sahara: We spend a memorable night camping out at a remote Berber camp, surrounded by the vast Erg Chebbi dunes, on the edge of the Sahara Desert. Our desert camp consists of six traditional Berber tents with mattresses for sleeping on and a toilet tent. You can opt to sleep inside a tent or outside under a spectacular blanket of stars.
Morocco XMAS and New Year Tours
Have yourself a merry little Christmas this year with one of our Morocco festive and New Year breaks, which follow similar itineraries and inclusions to those of our regular group itineraries. Experience Marrakech with its bustling souks, soak up the fresh mountain air of the rugged Atlas mountains, and explore the incredible fortified Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou. We've planned our trips so that you spend Christmas Day and New Year's Eve in a truly special spot - at the foot of Todra Gorge for Christmas with a number of optional activities available, and New Year's Eve in either magical Marrakech or in Essaouira on Morocco's stunning Atlantic coast.
Morocco Family Holidays
Morocco is a thrilling holiday destination irrespective of age and our family holidays have been designed for children aged 5 - 15 years in mind, as well as older teenagers. All of our family-friendly itineraries to Morocco include a range of fun experiences to keep the kids entertained from camel riding in the Sahara, exploring the maze-like markets of Marrakech, learning to surf in Taghazoute or simply relaxing on the beach in Essaouira. read more
Hollywood in Morocco: Film buffs old and young will appreciate Ouarzazate in central Morocco, known as the movie capital of Morocco where Hollywood blockbusters like the The Mummy, Gladiator and The Prince of Persia were filmed. We offer an optional excursion to the Atlas Corporation Studios where your clan can explore the sets that made these films famous.
Morocco Private Tours
Whether it's a short city break you're looking for or a longer vacation, we've got a selection of private tours that cover Morocco's medieval cities, the stunning Sahara Desert, the dramatic High Atlas, pretty blue-washed towns and the gorgeous coastline.
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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.
Recommended places to visit in Morocco
Whether you're looking for an authentic desert experience, trekking opportunities or exotic cities, Morocco has something for everyone but there are a few destinations that should be on every first-time visit and here's our selection.
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. There's also a Jewish quarter that has a very different atmosphere to the main Arabic part of town.
No trip to Morocco would be complete without a camel trek out into the vast Sahara Desert – and we mean it! Ride saddle-back 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!
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.
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, see the pungent tanneries in action, chat with the locals, browse market stalls with a variety of wares and practise your bargaining skills.
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.
Morocco Travel Guide
Here's our handy little guide on travel to Morocco to help you properly prepare for your trip.
- 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.
Online Travel Resources for Morocco:REFER TO: Rough Guides, Fodors, Frommers, Footprints, CN Traveller and World Travel Guide.
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