About us

We are a family business with two generations of love for Morocco. Our passion for the country and for helping others to discover it has fuelled our success in the market over many years...

about Chris Lawrence and Max Lawrence Morocco travel specialists

About us

In 1966 Chris Lawrence drove a Fiat 500 from London to the Atlas mountains with the aim of organizing skiing holidays in Morocco. In those days driving to Morocco, let alone organizing skiing trips, was an adventure in itself.

His early efforts grew into The Best of Morocco Ltd and the company soon became the leading Morocco holiday specialists. The company prided itself on offering its customers out-of-the-way destinations and experiences that no other company offered.

In 1993 Chris’ son Max set up an office in Marrakech to provide customers with on the ground support. In a separate venture, Max used his knowledge of the Moroccan country and language to co-ordinate photography shoots for international fashion companies. 

In 2000 Chris and Max branched out into the boutique hotel business. In collaboration with another father-and-son team, architects Charles and Mathieu Boccara, they designed and built Caravanserai – one of the pioneers of hip hotels in Marrakech. Max went on to create Tigmi, Morocco’s first ‘ethno-chic’ hotel, in the countryside outside Marrakech.

In 2005 Chris and Max decided to sell Best of Morocco Ltd at the height of its success and enviable reputation to a large public company. Caravanserai and Tigmi - now internationally famous - soon followed. But Chris and Max never lost their passion for Morocco, nor their enthusiasm to share its delights with a wider audience.

Old contacts in Morocco were revived, new networks put in place. Chris and Max took to the road again (this time in a 4x4) to comb Morocco for the latest hotels, adventures and travel experiences.

In October 2011 Lawrence of Morocco was born.

After 45 years of living and working in this wonderful country, we believe we are more able than ever to offer you the very best that Morocco has to offer.  

Testimonials

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We had a great time..

Hi Denise/Max

We had a great time and here is my feedback.

Mrs Souad introduced herself on the journey from the airport to the Riad but we had no reason to contact her.

The Riad Camilia was terrific – Nicholas looked after us really well and was a mine of information.
We ate all of our meals in the ...

Fiona Applegate

Think hiking the hills and olive groves, reading trashy novels you couldn't get away with before Kindle.

Susan d'Arcy from The Sunday Times travelled to Marrakech with Lawrence of Morocco in July 2012.

Recent News

We know Morocco intimately

Max Lawrence - MD Lawrence of Morocco

Thank you for taking time to look at this site. Our site is a culmination of my 30 years and my fathers 50 years of experience in Morocco. We really know Morocco and have had the pleasure of making many people's dream trips become reality over the years. It has been my privilege to be asked to manage holidays, weddings and productions for so many fantastic and discerning clients. We remain small and dedicated to providing excellent honest advice to enable you to sit back, relax and enjoy the fun bits without having to manage the unpredictability of this fascinating country.

If you want it done right, look no further!

Max Lawrence, Managing Director

Travelling, living and working in Morocco since 1986.