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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…

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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…

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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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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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Surfing and Kiting Along the Atlantic Coast

The Atlantic coast of Morocco stretches for hundreds of miles. The pale sands and warm weather are great for beach lovers, and even better for fans of water sports.  The number one location for surfers in Morocco is Taghazout, just a few miles north of Agadir. Wave riders from across the world make the journey…

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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…

Harry and Meghan with Chef Moha Fedal

Moroccan Cuisine – Sweet Treats

In an earlier article we covered the savoury side of Moroccan cuisine, here we’re looking at the sweeter dishes on the menu:   Sfenj These sticky little pieces of taste heaven are similar to ring doughnuts and made from unsweetened, leavened dough. Once they have risen they are shaped and then deep-fried until they are…

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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…

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Golf Holidays in Morocco

Morocco is fast becoming one of the world’s top destinations for golfing holidays. Around three hours’ flight from the UK, the combination of world-class courses, friendly people, blue skies and summer weather all year round is an absolute winner. Some of the world’s top golf-course architects have worked their landscaping magic in Morocco. Gary Player,…

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Queen Elizabeth eating with King Hassan

Royal Connections

When Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, visited Morocco in February this year they were continuing a relationship between the two Royal families that has endured for decades, and a link between the United Kingdom and Morocco that was first established over 800 years ago. Nearly forty years ago Queen Elizabeth travelled to…

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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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Moroccan Cuisine – Savoury Specials

Always a feast for every sense, Morocco delights when it comes to taste. With a unique cuisine that is recognised around the world, eating is always an experience to savour.  Walk through the souks of the medina and you’ll be treated to a range of mouthwatering scents, from sizzling keftas on cookfires to the exotic…

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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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Cycling in Morocco

There are many ways to discover the wonders of Morocco, and a cycling holiday gives you a perspective unlike any other. Travelling using pedal power on the open road gives you an amazing sense of freedom and adventure. It’s also a great way to indulge in ‘slow travel’ as cycling in Morocco gives you the…

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Marrakech Atlas Etape

Marrakech Atlas Etape

If you’re looking for one of the best sportives in 2019, may we introduce the Marrakech Atlas Etape? The Marrakech Atlas Etape has everything you would want from a cycling sportive. It’s in an exotic location that’s easy to get to, with beautiful scenery, testing climbs, exciting twists and turns, all with great weather almost certainly…

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The UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Morocco

If you love to explore the past, you will definitely love Morocco! As the closest African nation to Europe, numerous peoples and nations have travelled through these lands over the centuries, many of whom have left lasting legacies that can still be enjoyed by travellers today. UNESCO, the world authority on heritage, has named no…

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Your three days in Marrakech

With several Bank Holiday Mondays coming up over the next few months it’s the perfect time to take a getaway – and much like Harry and Meghan found earlier this year, Morocco is the perfect destination for a three day break.  Flights take just three hours from London, and with no time difference, it’s easy…

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Yoga retreat Agadir

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…

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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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Enchanting Essaouira

This journal entry was written by Sharmeen Suleman, Founder of Vacations MAROC. She is a British Mother who has travelled to over 25 countries worldwide but somehow fell in love with Morocco. She shares her experience on family travel and her passion for Morocco on her website and www.vacationsmaroc.co.uk .You can follow the family’s travel adventures…

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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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Cracking the secrets of Argan oil

Argan oil is extracted from trees that only grow is one particular area of the world, near Morocco’s Atlantic coast. It is renowned in the health and beauty industry for its incredible moisturising properties and has a number of wider uses. It was the last day of our trip and we were off to visit Coopérative Marjana;…

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Notes On A Journey: Chefchaouen

Nestled deep in the North West of Morocco, perched high on the rocks of the Rif Mountains; Chefchaouen – an enchanting town that exists and thrives on steep cobbled lanes etched deep into the crooked hillside. Famously dubbed ‘the Blue City,’ Chefchaouen, (or Chaouen) proudly wears its title as the shops, homes and restaurants are…

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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…