In just under four hours from the United Kingdom you could be in Morocco. With sandy beaches, bustling souks and the tranquility of the mountains, there really is something for everyone.
Luxury hotels, traditional rhiads and all inclusive resorts mean that there really is a huge choice for all tastes and budgets.
Morocco is a mountainous and surprisingly green country of outstanding natural beauty, where the dazzling peaks of the Atlas, give way to the silent shifting sands of the Sahara desert. Try a mule trek in the mountains or the desert, or even visit a Berber village and feel like you have stepped back hundreds of years.
Combine the bustling city of Marrakech with one of the luxury hotels in the mountains or in the desert.
Time Difference: GMT +1 hour
Currency: Moroccan Dirham
Morocco experiences hot dry summers and cooler wet winters. July and August are the hottest months with an average temperature of 29 degrees Celsius. Rainfall is negligible in the summer months. From December to March temperatures average between 14 and 17 degrees.
For a unique experience this is a magical place to spend a few nights exploring the one of the most famous destinations in the world. Accommodation includes bedouin tents or luxury tents. For the more adventurous, there are flights to the more remote areas from Casablanca. You can then explore either by camel or 4X4 vehicles.
Trek the Atlas Mountains
This is definitely for the more adventurous. Trekking is possible all year round, but the best time is April and May with treks starting from the village of Imlil, which is about an hours’ drive from Marrakech.
One of the most interesting places to visit in Morocco, Marrakech has a unique atmosphere. A visit to the medina is a must if you want to experience the real Morocco. Other sights include the Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia Mosque and El Badi Palace.