Morocco Tailor-made Holidays
Magnificent Morocco in 2017
As a country of bold contrasts and striking juxtapositions, Morocco is an intriguing place to explore with something different waiting around every corner. When we design a tailor-made itinerary to Morocco for you, we'll share our first-hand knowledge of Morocco and help you plan the trip of a lifetime. You can enjoy the sights and delights of this fascinating country at your own pace, from imperial cities to Saharan sands and everything in between.
If you're planning on visiting Morocco in 2017, take a look out our best time to visit page which covers everything you need to know on Morocco's climate and planned festivals and events so that you can choose when best to go.
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When planning your holiday we go a step beyond and include some special and unique experiences.Read more about our approach to designing your tailor-made holiday.
Places we recommend for a tailormade holiday in Morocco
The exotic country of Morocco is a land of sensory overload – with a coastline on the Mediterranean Sea, a border with the Western Sahara and the distinct culture of Islam pervading throughout, it casts a spell that’s difficult to resist. It may only be a short hop, skip and a jump away from Europe but culturally its worlds apart. Whatever you interest, Morocco is bound to impress.
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Morocco Tailor-made reviews
Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.4 out of 5 based on 5 recent reviews — See All Reviews
The tour was excellent and our guide was very friendly (always smiling) and knowledgeable. We did provide some detailed feedback to our guide at the conclusion of our trip. ”
My family really enjoyed our tailor made trip. It wouldn't have been the same without or excellent guide Mohammed. He was friendly, funny and full of information. My two young daughters are still asking about him a week later! I would absolutely recommend this trip for young families as it is the perfect pace, a great mix of downtime and sightseeing.”
Aziz and Hassan the driver were excellent - Hassan one of the most considerate drivers that we have ever come across - his patience was really pushed to its limit on the day we drove from Zagora to Oulad Berhill - we had left riad at 0900, visited the Koranic school/library, pottery and then as it was market day had a lovely wander through there - eventually getting to Riad Hida at around 1800, lovely countryside etc, a variety of overnight stops (!) and all in all very interesting. If only there was somewhere suitable to stay between Zagora and Oulad Berhill tucked up in the mountains as that would possibly have made it a perfect tour.
The one big impact on the tour, and indeed on our total holiday, was the serious lack of tourists. Our hotel in Marrakech might have been 5% occupied, Petit riad was 80%, the one in Zagora about 70%, we were the only occupants at Oulad Berhill (by the way you can not get alcohol there!) and Palais Salaam would have been just us if there hadn't been a parachute jumping group. Essaouira was fairly busy in the town itself though our hotel was barely above 5%. The French, have, apparently, really stopped going there and so it would seem have the British etc, though for a country where tourism is the second most important business it must be incredibly worrying for them. Thank you On the Go and Hollie for arranging a lovely trip for us.”
Inspirations for a holiday in Morocco
Want to create a tailor made itinerary to Morocco that is out of the ordinary? Take a look at our pick of unique things to see and do on holiday to spice up your holiday to this magical country.
Lights, camera, action!
As the film capital of Morocco, Ouarazazate has acted as the backdrop in many famous films from classics like Gladiator to modern flicks like Prince of Persia and has also been featured in the increasingly popular Game of Thrones television series. Pay a visit to the film studio, set over 20 hectares of land, and see familiar setting from your favourite onscreen action.
Swells of Taghazoute
Set on Morocco’s stunning Atlantic Coast, the laidback fishing village of Taghazout has become mecca for surfers thanks to its world-class swells. If you fancy tackling the waves yourself consider heading here for a few days of sun, sand and surf. Spend the days learning how to handle a surf board and the evenings relaxing in a hammock with a cool beer in hand.
Prepare food in Fes
Whether an adventurous gourmand or amateur chef, Fes is the perfect place to put on that apron and try your hand at preparing traditional Moroccan cuisine. Discover the aromas and spices of local gastronomy, learn about where ingredients are sourced, prepare a meal with the help of an expert chef and then sample the fruits of your labour. The trick will be recreating the dishes back home!
If you are searching for a truly authentic Moroccan experience then you cannot go wrong with a traditional hammam. Playing a significant role in local culture, most Moroccans will frequent a hammam at least once a week. Whether you choose a public or private hammam, prepare to be sloshed with water, scrubbed down with olive soap and masked in mineral-rich clay. Opt for an argan oil massage to top it all off.
Trek to the summit of Mt Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa, across rugged mountain terrain, through earthen Berber village clinging tenaciously to valley sides, taking in stunning panoramic vistas along the way. Upon reaching the summit you’ll be greeted with breathtaking views across the High Atlas Mountains with the orange dunes of the Saharan desert in the far distance.
Hotel Saharan Sky
Home to Morocco’s first private observatory, the Hotel Saharan Sky boasts a rich inventory of astronomical equipment. Whether you have experience handling telescopes or are new to star gazing, someone will be at hand to guide you through the solar system. Spend an incredible evening star gazing here and then consider heading out into the Sahara for a night under the stars.
Suggested Tailor-made Holiday itineraries for Morocco
Whether you're interested in combining Morocco's imperial cities with a night under the stars in the Sahara desert, or the dramatic High Atlas mountain range with the charming coastal town of Essaouira, we have a range of itineraries to suit your needs with an interactive map further below to help plan your perfect trip.
Where you spend the night should be an experience in itself and in Morocco you cannot go amiss with a traditional Moroccan riad. Unlike modern hotels, riads do not offer a wide range of facilities but they make up for this with warm hospitality, an abundance of old world charm and sumptuous traditional decor. To get off the beaten track, consider staying in an eco lodge or converted Kasbah in the heart of the Atlas Mountains, or spend the night in a desert camp amongst the vast rolling dunes of the Sahara.