The safety of our travelers is of utmost importance and we stay up-to-date with the latest travel alerts and advice.
Your safety and security
Travel advice changes from time to time and we act accordingly. As a British-based company, we monitor the advice given by the British Foreign Office (FCDO).
We use information from the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and reports from our own contacts in assessing whether the itinerary should operate. We only cancel tours when the FCDO advises 'against all but essential travel' to a country and reports from our local teams confirm the same. This rarely happens though at other times we may have to make changes to our itineraries to avoid specific areas of a country where advice against all travel has been issued. Please see our terms and conditions for more information on tour changes and cancellations.
All travel involves some risk and travelers should familiarize themselves with the latest travel advice for the country they are visiting and make a personal assessment as to whether the level of safety is satisfactory to them, prior to booking.
Morocco Travel Advice
11 September 2023,
Tours Operating as normal.
Our thoughts are with those who have been affected by the tragedy of the earthquake that hit Morocco on Friday, 8 September 2023, at 11:11 pm local time. The quake’s epicenter was approximately 70 km south of Marrakech and was in the mountains.
The city of Marrakech itself had some damage, and a few buildings based on mud brick foundations have been affected in the old medieval quarter of the medina, with some of the tops of the old city walls having fallen. The newer part of Marrakech has remained unaffected, and infrastructure is intact throughout the city, including the medina.
Much of the news coverage has been about the damage to Marrakech; however, this refers to the province of Marrakech, which covers a much larger area, including the villages and towns immediately south of the city. The worst affected areas have been mountainous areas from Marrakech to the region of Taroudant to the south - an area that our tours do not visit. Please also be aware of fake social media pictures that magnify the devastation.
After a thorough assessment from our local teams and feedback from our tour groups currently in Marrakech, all our tours to Morocco, including departure on 16 Sep 2023, will operate as planned.