If you’re looking for a sun-soaked break with a large smattering of
culture and history, look no further than spending your holidays in Morocco. Its accessible
location in North Africa has earned it the reputation of the west’s
gateway to Africa. With its subtropical climate, white sand beaches,
vast mountains, and wild desert landscapes, Morocco has a lot to
offer for poolside-dwellers with an adventurous streak.
Visit Marrakech or Fez and immerse yourself in the labyrinth
marketplaces where you can find hidden gems and indulge in some
delicious street food before relaxing at a luxury spa hotel.
Alternatively, stay on the Atlantic coast in Hollywood-famed
Casablanca or action-packed Essaouira for some beach-style glitz
alongside captivating history during your Morocco holidays –
you’ll never run out of things to do in this fantastic country.
Dunes and Mountains
Whether you’re planning a holiday with your loved one, a family trip
of activities to keep the kids entertained, or a city break with
are holidays to Morocco for everyone. The best time
to visit coastal cities such
as Casablanca, or the capital city of
Rabat, is during the summer months as the climate is considerably
cooler than inland. Winter is the perfect time to visit Marrakech or
Oaurzazate where temperatures tend to soar during the hotter months.
Whenever you choose to visit, there’ll be no shortage of activities
during your Morocco holidays. Camel trekking is usually high on
everyone’s to-do list,
or, if you prefer speed, it’s
possible to explore the golden dunes by quad bike.
For an entirely
different perspective, book a tour of the Atlas Mountains
while staying in Marrakech – swapping classy hotel for basic Kasbah.
The range cuts
right through Morocco; separating the coast from the
Sahara and providing
an insight into traditional mountain life in
The Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca is Morocco’s largest mosque and
is well worth a visit; this breath-taking building boasts a glass floor that juts out
over the Atlantic Ocean. Another cultural highlight is Kairaouine
University in Fez, widely recognised as the world’s oldest
university. If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the
cities, there are a wide range of national parks to explore; Toubkal
National Park being is perhaps the most popular. Toubkal is situated
high in the Atlas Mountains and offers great climbing and trekking
opportunities. The relative remoteness
of this region has resulted
in the local inhabitants living a traditional and rural lifestyle
that has remained largely unchanged for centuries and makes
fascinating experience and insight into bygone Morocco. Night owls
will find Marrakech’s nightlife has much to offer; belly dancers and
snake charmers patrol
the historic Medina at dusk and late-night
clubs light up Marrakech’s new town, while hundreds of street
vendors take to the city’s square, offering a sense
of spice to your
holidays in Morocco.