Destination Information for Morocco
Another popular tourist destination, the North African country of Morocco is the perfect getaway for travellers who want to experience both the rich culture of Islamic Africa and the stunning panoramic views of the Sahara Desert.
The city of Marrakesh is an absolute must - Winston Churchill once described this incredible metropolis as “simply the nicest place on Earth to spend an afternoon”. Bustling markets, ancient architecture and maze-like alleyways make this a unique place to visit, and certainly a destination you won’t forget!
There are plenty of other memorable cities in Morocco, including Essaouira, on the West coast. This is a fashionable and cosmopolitan hotspot for relaxing lunches by the beach, perfect for chilling out and taking a break from the hustle and bustle of life.
If you’re looking for a base from which to explore more remote areas, the settlements of Merzouga and M’Hamid at the edge of the Sahara are ideally placed for a camel ride out into the desert. For those who love to visit World Heritage Sites, there is the Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou; a pre-Saharan habitat that is a striking example of ancient architecture found in Southern Morocco.
Taste traditional Moroccan cuisine, haggle for aromatic oils and handmade crafts or experience a Hammam steam bath. Whether you’re after an organised package holiday or a more ‘authentic’ Moroccan experience spent exploring their many wonders, this fabulous country is rich in its variety of sounds, smells and sites, and we guarantee you’ll never be bored.