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Getting around Morocco is very easy. The roads aren’t European standard and driving in the cities is a bit of a challenge but the open roads are fairly straightforward and we often arrange car hire, although it is quite expensive compared to some holiday destinations. The negative about car hire is if you are visiting Fes, Marrakech or Essaouira then you’ll hardly use the car as everything can be done on foot or using the incredibly cheap “petit taxis”.

Most of our clients don’t bother with a car and use the bus or get us to arrange transfers. Transfers are the least hassle and essential if either end of your journey is at the airport or in a rural location. We have a good selection of well maintained cars, people carriers and 4×4’s, all available with air-conditioning and English-speaking drivers. Example prices are from £95 for 2 people going from Marrakech centre or airport to Essaouira, or £110 for a day-trip up to Imlil in the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech.

However to save money if you are going from the centre of Essaouira to the centre of Marrakech, there is a great value, reliable bus service. The other public transport option is the train which is an efficient and good value way to go between Marrakech and Fes – although it is almost a day’s journey and even in first class the air-con struggles to keep up in mid-summer.  See Morocco Bus and train times for info.

Finally there are the famous “Grand Taxis” the colour coded reincarnation of the 1980’s Mercedes. It is a complete mystery where they come from but they ply the highways of Morocco relentlessly stuffed to the gunwales (often 7 or 8 people in them). They are usually a little cheaper than a pre-booked transfer but the quality is very variable (eg no seat belts or air-con) and the drivers rarely speak French (never mind English) so giving directions can be a challenge (although language doesn’t seem to be a problem when haggling for price)..only for the brave..

The start and finish for most Morocco Holidays. 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 riads More
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 suggestions More
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 views More
Sahara Desert
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 planning More
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 album More
The Gorges
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 Tour More
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 coast More
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 lovely More
Oualidia Lagoon
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 Essaouira More
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 medina More
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.
The town of Chefchaouen is beautifully situated on a mountainside, often referred to as the blue pearl due to its shimmering blue buildings. It's worth learning the history behind the choice of this color, which contributed to the town's fame, making it one of the most photographed places in Morocco. In Chefchaouen, explore the picturesque medina with winding alleys and the Kasbah with its lush gardens, serving as a haven of freshness in the city center. Chefchaouen is a paradise for walkers, not only because of its most beautiful streets and alleys, which create an unreal impression but also due to the hiking trails around the city. Besides the Old Town, it's worth visiting the main square, Uta el Hamman, with numerous cafes, and seeing the 15th-century El Adamaa Masjid mosque in white-orange colors with its characteristic octagonal minaret. Chefchaouen is an excellent choice for a one-day trip or a relaxing overnight stay. More
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 Bhalil More
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

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