Sultry Morocco is a tempting proposition – just a 3.5-hour flight but a million miles away in every other respect, it’s great for those seeking a whole host of new experiences, but with only a week for their journey of discovery. From exploring old Medinas to climbing snow-tipped Mountains, this is a destination sure to fill your phone with a plethora of colourful and contrasting photos.
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Our 8 day trip staying in Marrakesh and the Atlas mountains with a couple of private guided tours exceeded expectations! Bushbaby always deliver something exceptional - the itinerary they suggested for us was spot on, they find beautiful hotels that aren't on the normal tour operator website and the organised tours were excellent, far superior than ones booked directly with hotels. We had an amazing holiday!
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Marrakech, with its exquisite riads, secret gardens, pungent aromas and vibrant souks will keep you endlessly captivated. Food lovers can indulge themselves with the delicious local specialties such as couscous, tagines and pastries accompanied by traditional mint tea or local wine.
Whilst the City makes for a great alternative weekend break, there is much to recommend exploring beyond the city walls, not least the breath-taking Atlas Mountains, for a true escape from it all. Trek through craggy valleys and traditional villages for a few hours or a few days, the choice is yours.
As for the coastline, Morocco offers dramatic windswept beaches edged by ancient forts, offering a variety of activities from camel treks and surfing to the latest water-sports and golf. For a memorable holiday, we recommend combining a stay in the atmospheric fishing port of Essaouira, with Marrakech and the Atlas Mountains for the perfect mix of city, mountains and coast.
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When to go
Morocco is best visited in Autumn or Spring, when the bitter cold of winter has dissipated and before the scorching Summer heat. That’s not to say that you shouldn’t visit outside these months as long as you are prepared. The Atlas Mountains can be impassable mid-November to February and the Atlantic coast is often too cold and windy to enjoy fully. In summer, the desert can be very windy so treks and desert camps may not operate during these months. However, with some judicious timing, a couple of days in Marrakech, a night or two in the Atlas mountains and a longer stay on the cooler coast makes for a fabulous summer holiday for all ages. Do be aware that many businesses close or reduce their opening times for the 30 day long Ramadan.
Flights: Flights from the UK take 3-4 hours. Fly with British Airways, EasyJet or Ryanair into Marrakech’s Menara Airport. Fly with Royal Air Maroc into Casablanca Airport.
Typical carbon emissions for a return flight (Economy) per person: 160 kg.
FCDO travel advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/morocco
Time Zone: GMT +1
Capital City: Rabat