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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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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…

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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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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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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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Sur la route Asni Imlil

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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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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The view from Lixus

Looking at Lixus – What to see at one of Morocco’s best heritage sites

Most places in Europe and North Africa fell under the influence of the Roman Empire, and Morocco is no exception. There are Romanic remains scattered across the kingdom, and the site at Lixus is one of the most impressive. The Romans, however, weren’t the first power to live in these parts; the Phoenicians and Carthaginians…

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Tangier

Seven Days, Seven Cities

So you’ve got a week in Morocco, how can you cram everything in? Whilst we’d recommend a more leisurely exploration of the Kingdom, here’s how you can do seven cities in seven days. Monday – Arrive in Tangier on the ferry from Spain and head for the Grand Socco, a palm-lined plaza at the entrance…

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Chefchaouen

The Blues of Chefchaouen

There’s probably nowhere else like Chefchaouen in the world. From a distance it looks like most other north Moroccan towns, full of square buildings huddled together on a mountainside. When you get up-close however, its uniqueness stands out. The place is blue. Not just the occasional building, almost the whole town. It’s a very beautiful,…

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