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We are happy to give advice on how best to use your time in Morocco to plan the perfect holiday. Marrakech or the desert? the Atlas Mountains or the coast?…or combine all of them!

Most of the flights go into Marrakech and so this is a great place to start off. No trip to Morocco is complete without staying in a Marrakech Riad.   These are converted merchants’ houses built around a courtyard and make wonderful boutique hotels. Expect to pay from £60-100 per night B&B for a room for two and you’ll be impressed with the quality. As well as the riads there are wonderful boutique hotels and villas with beautiful gardens in Rural Marrakech and only 30 minutes away you are in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains with its Kasbahs and retreats.

Our most loved destination is Essaouira a couple of hours west of Marrakech on the coast. There is more to see and do here than anywhere else in Morocco (camel treks, watersports, cooking lessons…) and the town is one of Morocco’s prettiest with its souks, ramparts and abundance of cafes and restaurants.  Many visitors prefer to do there shopping in Essaouira as it is more laid back than Marrakech

You can’t think of Morocco without an image of a camel sailing through the sands and for many a trip to the Sahara is the highlight of a Morocco Holiday. It is a fantastic 3 or 4 day trip from Marrakech over the Atlas Mountains and in to the desert and we strongly recommend a night in a desert camp under the stars. The Sahara can also be combined with a longer trip taking the cities and the coast, and the best of all includes Fes with its historic souks and the Roman ruins of Volubilis nearby – The Grand Tour.

With so much to see it is important you plan your time carefully.  Scroll down the page to view our interactive map and have a look at our Morocco itineraries page for ideas or better still give us a call for a chat.

Marrakech
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
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
Taroudant
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
Agadir
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
Rabat
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
Casablanca
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
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
Merzouga
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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