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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…

Cycling in Morocco

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

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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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…

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Winter Golf, Morocco Style

Why let your golf game go into hibernation, when you can be in Morocco playing on some of the best courses in the world this winter? There are three types of winter golfer. The first sadly consign their clubs to the cupboard until the spring rolls around, looking wistfully out of the window as driving…

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On the start line

Take your marks for a fantastic year of racing in Morocco. From the high-octane thrills of the World Touring Car Championships to one of the most punishing foot races around, people from all over the world will flock to the kingdom to watch and compete in some of the most exhilarating races on the planet….

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Season’s Greetings

We wish you all a happy Christmas and a peaceful, prosperous New Year.

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Make 2017 rewarding in Morocco

Are you looking for a real challenge to take on in 2017? If so you’ll find that Morocco offers you the perfect opportunities to achieve something truly remarkable that you’ll remember for the rest of your life. The Marrakech Atlas Etape is one of the newer sportives on the circuit, but has already built up…

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Award winning Marrakech

We’re delighted to announce that Marrakech has been chosen by National Geographic as one of its 21 Best of the World Destinations 2017. The selection process for this award is extremely competitive and involves getting nominations from their worldwide network of editors, writers, and explorers. Coming first in the ‘Cities’ category, the Red City was…

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Ourika Valley, Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Adventure in the Valleys

It can be very easy to fall into the trap of thinking that, aside from its gorgeous coastline, Morocco is a dry, arid kingdom, with nothing but dusty roads threading between sandy fields and sun-baked cities. In reality however, Morocco is dotted with verdant fields, large wooded areas and sparkling streams. In the south near…

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On an Epic Road Trip with Mowgli Adventures

Mention Morocco and most people think of ancient medinas, camel rides and colourful Marrakech. It conjures up images of stepping back in time, haggling for souvenirs and getting lost in the labyrinth of the local souqs surrounded by the aroma of exotic spices. Sure, it’s all there in the heart of Marrakech. The assault on…

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Best Off the Beaten Track

It’s no secret that Morocco is a wonderful kingdom to visit – for culture, history, sun and sport amongst other reasons. However, it’s a common misconception that the only natural tourist site in Morocco is the Sahara. This of course bears no resemblance to reality; instead there is a wide variety of landscapes which will…

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Morocco – Faster, Higher, Stronger

As the world’s gaze turns to Rio this August, Morocco will be among the 206 nations competing at the 31st Summer Olympics. The Kingdom is sending 49 athletes to Brazil who will complete in disciplines as varied as golf, Judo, cycling and equestrian. The bulk of the team is made up by runners, with twenty…

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Slow Travel in Morocco

Are you a Slow Traveller? Curious about the concept? Never heard about it before? Well this style of travelling is swiftly growing in popularity and Morocco is the ideal destination to practise it. Linking to the concepts of mindfulness and sustainable travel, Slow Travel is the polar opposite of the ‘cram-it-all-in four-cities-in five-days’ style of holidaymaking….

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On the tiles

You can’t spend too long in Morocco without noticing the intricate tiling that adorns so many walls, floors and even ceilings across the land. Painstakingly created, this captivating style of art is Zellige, and is to normal tiling as oil painting is to potato printing. It’s a form of Islamic art that came to prominence…

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Decorative vases at the Biennale 2016

Marrakech Biennale 2016

The Marrakech Biennale is a major festival in North Africa focusing on innovative modern art, photography and film. It was first held in November 2005 and over the last decade, has become a huge success in promoting the status of the artists and art in North Africa and in mobilising a creative dynamic between artists…

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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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To Toubkal and Back: A Slightly Different Weekend Getaway – Part 2

Getting up early the next morning was no trouble at all – we just wanted to get moving to warm ourselves. By 6:30am we were dressed and eating breakfast, which consisted of breads, jams, and packet coffee (I decided to skip the tea, an unforgivable heresy). Since the sun was not yet up, we had…

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Climbing the foothills of Mount Toubkal

To Toubkal and Back: A Slightly Different Weekend Getaway – Part 1

We set out on Thursday afternoon from Rabat on a train bound for Marrakech. We each carried a backpack, a small duffle bag, and the shared vision to climb the tallest peak in North Africa: Mt. Toubkal. At 4,167 metres (13,671 ft.), Toubkal towers over the High Atlas mountain range, situated about an hour’s ride…

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