Whether you are looking for a Marrakech Riad for a weekend trip, or one of our two week Morocco Holidays combining the coast and the desert, Fleewinter is the place to book. Give us a call for the best advice on how to use your time. 1. We guarantee our prices are the same as booking direct – we won’t be beaten 2. Everything you book with us is bonded so you have full financial protection 3. Closely monitored villas and boutique hotels ensures you get the best service 4. Our team of drivers mean that getting around Morocco is easy and good value 5. Most importantly, you will get personal unbiased advice from a genuine expert and we’d love to give you a hand planning your trip. Call 0207 112 0019 for holiday ideas…
The riads of Fez and bigger and grander than anywhere else in Morocco
The start and finish for most visits. Highlights are the souks in the old Medina, the main square in the evening, the Majorelle gardens and the historical sites. You should definitely stay in a Marrakech Riad for at least a few nights but also some beautiful villas and hotels on the edge of town in rural Marrakech. Click for suggested riadsMore
Essaouira is our favourite at all times of year. Probably the prettiest coastal town in Morocco and loads to see and do. Great camel trekking, horse-riding, surfing kite/windsurfing, cooking lessons, lovely medina (more relaxing shopping than Marrakech). Also great places to stay in town and in the village click below for suggestionsMore
High Atlas Mountains
Incredibly close to Marrakech but a world apart, the Atlas mountains are an essential visit. Go for a day trip (trekking or driving tour), or stay in one of the beautiful kasbahs perched on a hilltop to relax and soak up the viewsMore
The massive dunes of the Sahara should be on anyone's "bucket list" and it is easy to do a trip into the desert from Marrakech, Fes or the coast with a bit of planningMore
Ait Ben Haddou
One of the most famous sights in Morocco, Ait Ben Haddou is a rock fortress on the south side of the Atlas. Always a good stopping point on our desert tours and a must for the photo albumMore
The Todra and Dades Gorges maybe a little over-hyped but certainly worth a stop on the way to Mezourga - part of our Desert & Gorges TourMore
A pretty walled town within easy reach of Agadir (so a lot of day trippers from the package hotels) but also a great place for a night's stop between the desert and the coastMore
Having been re-built after and earthquake 50 years ago it doesn't have as much charm as other Moroccan cities but the beach and climate are lovelyMore
A small seaside town built up around a pretty estuary and lagoon. Home to La Sultana, the best coastal hotel in Morocco and can easily be combined with a visit to Marrakech and EssaouiraMore
Less well known as a tourist destination but with recently introduced direct flights from the UK it is an interesting city where you can see the modern Morocco alongside the rivermouth Kasbah and the medinaMore
The biggest city in Morocco and an industrial sprawl. We generally advise not stopping there and even if flying to Casablanca head North to Fes/Rabat or south to Marrakech/Essaouira. If you are passing through it is worth visiting the spectacular seafront mosque.
Fes makes for a fabulous long weekend or as part of our "Grand Tour". The highlight is the medina which most people prefer to Marrakech, partly as it is on a hill you are much more aware of the geography. Also, do a day trip to the Roman ruins at Volubilis and ask about a night or two in the village of BhalilMore
The second good dune area of Morocco is Erg Chebbi by Merzouga - easier to get to (no 4x4 needed) and whilst the dunes are stunning we prefer Erg Cheggaga for a proper desert experience.More
Not only is Morocco a country of great cultural riches, it is also geographically varied and therefore offers the independent traveller a huge variety of holiday experiences in a short space of time - you can easily see 3 totally different aspects of Morocco in little more than a week - see the Itineraries section for some ideas.
The north of the country has a Mediterranean coastline and a strong European influence. Behind this coastline sits the Rif, a fertile region of high mountains, gorges and interesting rock formations. The west of Morocco is dominated by the Atlantic coast and there are many beautiful beaches and water sport activities on offer. Essaouira is situated in a prime location on this coastline. Inland are the impressive Atlas Mountains, home to the Berber people, and perfect for hiking, trekking and biking holidays. The south of Morocco is a vast region of deserts, mountains and oases, where nomads still travel around in a centuries old tradition. Marrakech stands at the foothills of the Atlas and is a perfect centre from which to explore the Atlas, Desert and Coastal area.
To explore the whole of Morocco could take a lifetime. We have focussed on the three main centres of Marrakech, Essaouira and Fes along with tours and trips to include the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert. Please email us or phone us (0207 112 0019) for a chat about how to best use your time.
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Pure Riads – Special Offer
We would like to inform you that Riad Adore, Riad Tzarra as well as Riad Hanane are offering 30% discount until the end of August and 20% off in September. The offer is valid for a 3 nights stay and more.
Itineraries on Iphones!
Today we officially launch our new system whereby all our customers have the option to have their travel documents delivered to their phone or tablet using the Vamoos app. It includes interactive maps, real time weather forecast plus of course our famous destination guides. Currently available on iphone and ipad and soon to follow on other devices. If you are travelling this summer don’t forget to ask us
“We are now big fans of Morocco and are busy recommending it. We enjoyed Essaouira and Marrakech very much, although I found haggling a bit of a fag; just put a reasonable price on it in the first place and I will pay it! On the other hand, my wife thought it great fun. We would recommend Essaouira for a long weekend break by the sea. We didn’t find Marrakech intimidating (just say no and walk on; it’s not difficult) or even that difficult to find our way around in. Either the whole thing is exaggerated or people are incredibly timid and nervous. I would recommend a haircut and shave in Marrakech but you need to ensure that you agree the price up front. We liked the Bahia Palace and the Majorelle Gardens. We also enjoyed our horse and carriage ride.
We ate well on trip with the exception of the mountain visit. We experienced no tummy troubles. Our favourites would probably be Caravane Café and Gwana Blues in Essaouira and La Jardin in Marrakech, where we ate lunch and dinner. We liked the fresh fish grills by the harbour in Essaouira and a café bar right at the far end of the beach, the name of which escapes me [Chalet de le Plage I think-AL]. We drank Moroccan wine every night and didn’t have a bad bottle. ” Tony M May 2014
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Graphic review of Morocco…
Bridget enjoyed her stay with her family in Morocco and being a professional illustrator this is how she memorized her stay. We absolutely love it
Marrakech and Atlas Tips
Walk about as much as possible, you see so much more than in taxis (although our tired legs still required 1 or 2 petit taxis)!
Henna cafe is a good idea for henna, not on the square.
Take earplugs if you don’t want to be woken by the early call to prayer.
The restaurant Dar Zelij was amazing, so highly recommended. They send a footman to walk you to the resto – a very good idea in the narrow streets.
Do the cooking class at the Riad.
The Ben Yosef Medersa is a must, buy the dual ticket with the museum for value.
Go to the Jemaa el fna in the evening, but don’t leave it till too late as some of the buzz goes by about 9.30pm.
There are not tons of ATM’s so try to take out money before you need it pressingly.
Go on a guided walk with a picnic, although make sure it is suitable to your fitness.
We ended up coming back an easier way as the trek was a bit tiring!