Morocco brims over with contrast, colour and mystery. The savage beauty of its landscape, the drama of its souks and kasbahs and the warmth of its people seem to occupy a realm. The assault on your senses starts soon after you arrive. You catch the scent of fresh mint or the sizzle of kofta on a brazier… you hear the wail of the muezzin... you feel the heat of the African sun on your back and the silkiness of a tadlakt floor under your feet.
Wherever you are, your imagination takes a leap. You may catch a glimpse of the cloud-veiled Rif Mountains, the first of three mountain ranges that slice sideways across the country and culminate in the High Atlas. Beyond lie oases planted with pomegranate and palm trees, crumbling kasbahs and a desert landscape where the air is luminous, the silence total. You may be seduced by Morocco’s beaches. On the tip of Africa, where the Mediterranean merges with the Atlantic, you will find two strikingly different coastlines and all the tranquillity (or activity) you could wish for.
For all visitors, Morocco represents a vision of the east. It comes as a surprise to check an atlas and see that the country lies to the west of most of Europe.
Yet with its mosques and minarets, with costumes and traditions that have changed little since the arrival of Islam, Morocco represents a culture far removed from what we’re familiar with. Perhaps the best way to experience such a diverse country is to take a two-centre holiday. Morocco holidays can combine a few days on the beach with an expedition to the Sahara. You could explore the ancient cities of Fes or Marrakech and then go skiing in Oukaimeden, trek in the High Atlas or play golf on some of the finest courses in the world.
Whether you stay in a luxury hotel in Morocco or sample the authentic experience in one of Marrakech's riads, there is a wealth of breathtaking accommodation options to choose from to match the stunning surroundings you find yourself in. Those on a luxury Morocco holiday won't be found wanting for options in the accommodation market.
You will find Moroccans friendly, polite and curious about the outside world. Their version of Islam is moderate and tolerant.
If you’ve got this far, you’ll already have a sense of what makes Morocco special. Holidays to Morocco are both intriguing and inspirational and we see our job as helping you plan a journey that minimizes hassle and maximizes your budget and your time. If you’re thinking of a weekend break we’ll make it feel like a week. If you are lucky enough to be going on holiday to Morocco for a fortnight, we’ll help make it feel like a lifetime.
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