Morocco



Cheap Holidays to Morocco

Morocco is divided into 3 natural areas, the fertile northern coastal Plain along the Mediterranean, the rich plateaus and lowlands which lie between the rugged Atlas mountains and the semi arid area in southern and eastern Morocco.

The imperial cities of Marrakech and Fez are steeped in medieval history and well worth a visit, you may even be able to pick up a bargain in the Marrakech medina which is full of merchants selling a variety of goods. If it's a lazy beach holiday then Agadir is the best place to be.

How Hot?

Morocco is hot and sunny for most of the year, providing ideal temperatures suitable for all itineraries. If you're planning a beach holiday then the ideal time to visit is from May to October, for a desert safari November to April and to the Atlas Mountains April to October.

For a city break to Marrakech or Fes, then March to June and September to November are the best times to visit avoiding the uncomfortable heat of July and August; whereby the cities of Casablanca, Rabat, Essaouira and Tangiers all benefit from a cool ocean breeze.

Out and About

Morocco is a country with a variety of sites to visit, whether you are into history, adventure or relaxation, you will find great beaches, fantastic water sport facilities and exotic excursions.

No trip to Morocco would be complete without a trip to one of Marrakech's lively souks. The souks are a maze of small shops that curl around the backstreets of main square Djemaa el Fna, where you will find an amazing array of goods such as rugs, crockery and spices so whatever you are looking for you will be sure to find it here and you will be expected to haggle on the price.

There are many buildings which are well worth seeing, such as the museums which are full of mosaics and marble and the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca which is just huge, in fact it is the seventh largest in the world and offers some fantastic views over the sea.

Whilst it is nice to see the many beautiful buildings, it is also nice to escape the many hordes of tourists and head to Morocco's mighty High Atlas mountains. The mountains are home to terraced crops, snaking rivers and Berber villages, most of which can be explored by hiking, mountain biking or horse riding. Most people just visit for the day but it is possible to spend a few days trekking through rugged terrain and camping in rustic Berber tents.

Out for Lunch!

Moroccan cuisine is very refined and the country produces a large range of Mediterranean fruit. Some of the widely used meats include mutton, lamb, beef and camel. Seafood is also very popular. Couscous is a very popular dish known and eaten throughout the world as part of a meal.

Dining rooms in Morocco are usually well decorated with walls covered in Mosaics and woven carpets cover the floors. They are very elaborate. Depending on when you travel to Morocco will depend on how you eat.

During the season of Ramadan, Muslims fast during the day and eat at night. This is usually a thick soup known as Harira made with beans and lamb. Harira can be found in both the home and in cafes around the country. Snacks can be found by a wide range of street sellers including soup, shish kebabs and roasted chick peas.

Quick Facts

Flight Time - From London 3 hrs 30 mins, From Manchester 4 hrs,

Currency - Moroccan Dirham

Nightlife - Restaurants, Bars, Nightclubs and Cafes - mixed

Best Time to Visit: All-year-round

Top Hotels In Morocco

Here's a list of our top accommodations in Morocco, ranked by our customer ratings and reviews.

Marrakech
Palais El Miria is set within the walls of the Riad offering a secluded environment and elegant accommodation with modern amenities....

Tangier
A beachfront Spa hotel with a good range of facilities on site, within easy reach of shops, cafes and restaurants....

Marrakech
A modern hotel in the heart of downtown Marrakech with a choice of restaurants and leisure facilities for both adults and children...

Marrakech
Enjoying an air of grandeur on the site of the 13th century Riad Quarzizi, this prestigious hotel offers a luxury spa, deluxe accommodation and a high quality of service....

Marrakech
A 300 year old property offering a traditional place to stay in the heart of the Medina and close to a number of historical attractions...

Marrakech
Renovated from the remains of King Sebban's 19th century palace, this Riad offers an oasis of elegance and serenity which is perfect for guests seeking a full Moroccan experience....

Marrakech
This stylish Riad set withing the medina dates back to 1850 and offers guests plenty of relaxing areas in the courtyard, on the roof terrace and with the on-site hammam and massage room....

Agadir
Elegant, comfortable and well equipped apartments will appeal to couples and families looking for the flexibility of self catering in a quiet location close to the beach....

Tangier
Golden Tulip Farah Tanger Hotel enjoys fine views over the strait of Gibraltar and the Bay of Tangier and boasts an on-site Spa with indoor and outdoor swimming pools....

Marrakech
The Sirayane Boutique Hotel is situated in a remote location 12km from the city centre, ideal for those seeking a peaceful base just a short drive from the bustling old and new areas of Marrakech....

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