Few countries can rival Morocco for the variety and intensity of its sights, sounds and savours. Whether you are visiting for the first time or coming back again, your trip will be full of magical, memorable moments. Starting in coastal Casablanca and ending in mesmerising Marrakech, this two-week luxury holiday in Morocco showcases the very best that this unique country has to offer. Whether looking out at the white peaks of the High Atlas Mountains or over the shifting, shimmering dunes of the Sahara Desert, you will see some of the country’s most majestic sights, after which you will spend the night in some of its finest accommodations.
No one ever forgets their first time in the towns of Fes or Marrakech. The medina of Fes is car-free and is therefore an utter joy to explore on foot. Nothing beats getting lost in its myriad winding alleyways and breathing in the scent of the hundreds of spices and leather goods on display. The latter are made at the tanneries where the hides are softened with pigeon excrement – a truly unforgettable olfactory experience.
The main square of Marrakech is so extraordinary that it has been accorded UNESCO World Heritage status. Here in the so-called Jemma el-Fna, snake-charmers, food-vendors, musicians and story-tellers all contribute to the chaos and mystery of this city.
Your riad accommodation in both towns is not only stylish and sophisticated but will also afford you the tranquility and luxury you’ll need after your explorations.
To hop from city to city, however, is to see only a fraction of what this country has to offer. That is why this luxury break in Morocco has been specially created to take you as far away from civilisation as possible, right to the edge of the Sahara Desert. Overnights in Merzouga and Zagora will give you a flavour of Moroccan village life and from the latter, you can hike up to the impressive twelfth century Almoravid fortress. From there, it is on to Erg Chigaga, inaccessible to tour-buses and crowds alike. After exploring the dunes and enjoying the finest traditional Moroccan cuisine, you will be able to lie back and gaze up at the desert sky from the unparalleled comforts of our luxury camp.
It is not far to the oasis town of Skoura with its dramatic Kasbah situated amongst luscious palm groves. The drive from Skoura through the spectacular Dades Valley to the Todra Gorge is undoubtedly one of the most breathtaking journeys that Morocco has to offer. The road winds its way between the High Atlas Mountains on one side and the Sahara Desert on the other. Along the way you will have plenty of time to admire the fortress-like villages rising up out of the ochre rock.
Not only does this luxury holiday in Morocco offer both cities and scenery, it also includes a number of important historical sites. Take a day trip to the two UNESCO World Heritage sites of Volubilis and Meknes. Volubilis was once an important Roman town on the very edge of the Empire. After it was abandoned, much of its stone was carted off to Meknes which was – for a short period – the country’s capital.
And if, after the desert sands and city streets, you are in need of some sea air, there is also the possibility of extending your two-week luxury break with a return to the ocean. Spend a few days in the towns of Essaouira and Oualidia where white sands, even whiter buildings, and the Atlantic surf all await.
I will certainly use Lawrence of Morocco again...
Good Morning Max, Sheila showed me your e-mail requesting feedback from our recent honeymoon break in Morocco. I express our total satisfaction on behalf of both of us for a wonderful week there. I won't say that the 'Tichka Hotel' was as good as the 'La Roseraie' that you upgraded us to, but in fairness, one would be hard-pressed to ...
Deputy Editor of Harper’s Bazaar, Sasha Slater, travelled with her family to Marrakech and Ouirgane with Lawrence of Morocco in April 2014.
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