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Horse Riding in Morocco

As Harry and Meghan discovered on their recent visit, Morocco has a proud reputation of being a kingdom of horse lovers, and offers you some amazing opportunities for riding, either as a one-day excursion or for your whole holiday. Moroccan horses are some of the finest in the world, and the ones you’ll ride here…

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Three Days in Essaouira

Essaouira is a charming coastal city: welcoming and laidback, with a touch of the mystical. It’s a perfect place for a three-day getaway from the UK. Read on for our suggested itinerary on how to make the most of it. Day One Start your day down by the sea. Essaouira has been a working port…

Sea around Tangier

Three Days in and Around Tangier

Tangier, Morocco’s northernmost city and the gateway to Africa, has plenty to recommend it for a three-day getaway, not least the three-hour flight time from the UK. The suggested itinerary will take you in and around this famous city, allowing you to experience the best that this area has to offer. Day One Start your…

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Ourika Valley, Atlas Mountains, Morocco

The Atlas Mountains

The Atlas Mountains are one of Morocco’s best-known features, but did you know they are divided into three sub-ranges? Each has its own characteristics, and they are all great destinations for walking and trekking, whether you want to spend a day in the foothills or a full week’s holiday exploring these stupendous landscapes. Middle Atlas…

Agadir Marina

Three days in and around Agadir

Accessible from many UK and Ireland airports, Agadir is Morocco’s main beach resort. Located in the south and facing the Atlantic waves, it is the ideal destination for an exotic break. You can opt for a relaxing stay to enjoy its golden beach and its wellness and sports activities, or visit its nearby sites and…

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A Riad in Fez

Where to Stay in Morocco

Once you’ve decided to visit Morocco, you can enjoy choosing where to stay from a great range of options. We’ve looked at some of them, to help you pick your perfect holiday pad. Riads For a truly authentic experience in Morocco, it has to be a Riad. These quintessential Moroccan buildings are large, traditional houses…

Moroccan musician in Agadir

Music Festivals of Morocco

Music is an integral part of life in Morocco, so it’s no surprise that so many international music festivals take place every year in the kingdom. This article picks out some of the best Moroccan music festivals in 2019 for you to enjoy. Printemps des Alizés 25th – 28th April. The Spring Winds festival takes…

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Three days in Rabat, The imperial City and Capital of The Kingdom

With direct flights from the UK to Rabat taking just over three hours, Rabat the Imperial city, the cosmopolitan centre of commerce and the capital of Morocco, is the perfect destination to spend a long weekend or enjoy a midweek getaway. Here is our suggested itinerary for a full three days of fun and exploration….

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The Pope in Morocco

The Pope has been warmly welcomed to Morocco at the start of a two day visit to the kingdom. It is his first time in Morocco, and the first visit by a pope in nearly 35 years. Pope Francis is here at the invitation of King Mohammed VI, who is keen to improve relationships and…

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Three Days in Fez

Fez is Morocco’s cultural and spiritual capital. It’s full of history, colour and life: one of the most fascinating cities in Morocco, and it’s easy to reach thanks to direct flights from Gatwick and Stansted, and thrice-weekly internal flights from Marrakech, which take an hour rather than seven-plus by bus or train. Day One Discover the…

An internal flight from Casablanca will soon have you in Ouarzazate

Getting to Morocco

Morocco is called ‘the closest exotic destination to the UK’ and with good reason. There is nowhere else within three hours of the UK that has such a range of geographical features, rich culture and a year-round warm and sunny climate. This makes it an ideal trip for a weekend getaway, as well as longer…

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Win A VIP Holiday to Morocco!

How would you like to follow in the footsteps of Harry and Meghan and enjoy a VIP holiday to Morocco for four days and three nights? In association with Discover Ltd, we’re giving you the chance to win this dream trip. There are three prizes available, and each winner will be able to bring a guest with them on…

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Wellbeing in Morocco

Feeling in need of some really high quality ‘you’ time, away from the winter winds and rain? It’s a long time till summer, after all … The good news is that Morocco offers a wide range of wellbeing retreats and activities, and you can get here in around three hours from Britain.   People across…

Meghan and Harry meeting small Moroccan girls

Harry and Meghan in Morocco – Part 2

After a successful and engaging first full day in Morocco, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex began the second day of their Moroccan tour with a visit to an equine therapy project at the Moroccan Royal Federation of Equestrian Sports. The centre in Rabat is being used to help children with extra needs, through working…

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Harry and Meghan In Morocco – Part 1

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, were given a warm Moroccan welcome last month.  This was the royal couple’s first visit to the kingdom, and their last tour before the birth of their first child. The Sussexes were here on an official visit to meet with members of the Moroccan royal…

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Flying to Morocco – Spring and Summer 2018

Flying to Morocco from the UK has never been easier, with over eighty flights making the journey every week. Flying to Morocco is simple and quick, bringing the kingdom even closer to the UK. It’s a perfect place to escape for a quick weekend getaway or a longer exotic holiday, with departure airports across the…

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The National Parks of Morocco

Morocco has one of the most diverse landscapes on earth. While most attention is drawn by the Sahara desert and four mountain ranges, the country also has wetlands, tidal lagoons, deep forests, cultivated farmland and coastal and marine habitats. There are eleven National Parks in Morocco, covering over 7,700 square kilometres between them. These important…

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A True Winter Warmer

Slate grey skies, freezing rain, and perpetual sniffles – that’s Britain for the next few months. The days of long, light evenings, bright blue skies and glorious soul-warming sunshine seem an awfully long time away. But you can reclaim that summer feeling in under four hours with a visit to Morocco. Average highs in Marrakech…

The city of Fez at night

The Imperial Cities

Fez, Marrakech, Meknes, and Rabat. Four historic cities that have played pivotal roles in the history of Morocco. Fez has been the seat of power in Morocco for four different dynasties, for a total of around 650 years. Built by Idris I between 789 and 808, since then the Marinids, Wattasids and Alouites have all…

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Games To Keep The Family Amused On Holiday

Morocco is a fantastic place for family holidays, but like any holiday with children, it’s always good to have some games up your sleeve for when the attention wavers. Below you’ll find our suggestions for keeping everyone entertained, some of which are universal favourites, some of which are specific to Morocco. Enjoy! Driving Games A…

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There’s More to Morocco than Marrakech

So many of us have been to Marrakech. So many now consider that they have ‘done’ Morocco. I was beginning to feel that. It isn’t that it hasn’t got loads of charisma and charm; it’s just I want more, I want different. I want to dabble my feet in the Atlantic, see tree-climbing goats, drive…

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Did You Know?

Over the years I’ve picked up some good bits of trivia living here, and I’d like to share these Moroccan facts with you. The name of Jemaa el Fna, the vast market square in Marrakech, Morocco, can be literally translated as ‘Assembly of the Dead’ and may refer to the traditional display of the heads…