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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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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….

Water hazard on the Golf Royal Marrakech

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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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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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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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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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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Intricately tiled fountain in Rabat

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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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…