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is a gateway to Africa and a country of dizzying diversity. Here you’ll find epic mountain ranges, ancient cities, sweeping deserts – and warm hospitality.

Mountains & Desert

From Saharan dunes to the peaks of the High Atlas, could have been tailor-made for travellers. Lyrical landscapes carpet this slice of North Africa like the richly coloured and patterned rugs you’ll lust after in local cooperatives. The mountains – not just the famous High Atlas but also the Rif and suntanned ranges leading to Saharan oases – offer simple, breathtaking pleasures: night skies glistening in the thin air, and views over a fluffy cloudbank from the Tizi n’Test pass. On lower ground, there are rugged coastlines, waterfalls and caves in forested hills, and the mighty desert.

Enjoying Morocco starts with nothing more strenuous than its national pastime – people-watching in a street cafe with a coffee or a mint tea. Use the opportunity to plan your next moves – hiking up North Africa’s highest peak, learning to roll couscous, camel trekking in the desert, shopping in the souqs or getting lost in the medina. Between the activities, you can sleep in boutique riads, relax on panoramic terraces and grand squares, and mop up delicately flavoured tajines – before sweating it all out in a restorative hammam.
Enjoying Morocco starts with nothing more strenuous than its national pastime – people-watching in a street cafe with a coffee or a mint tea. Use the opportunity to plan your next moves – hiking up North Africa’s highest peak, learning to roll couscous, camel trekking in the desert, shopping in the souqs or getting lost in the medina. Between the activities, you can sleep in boutique riads, relax on panoramic terraces and grand squares, and mop up delicately flavoured tajines – before sweating it all out in a restorative hammam.

Ancient Medinas

Morocco’s cities are some of the most exciting on the continent. Join the centuries-old trail of nomads and traders to their ancient hearts, from the winding medina maze of Fez to the carnivalesque street-theatre of the Djemaa El Fna in Marrakesh. In the rocky deserts medinas are protected by kasbahs, on the coast by thick sea walls. But it’s not just a heritage trip, as Morocco’s cities are forward-facing too, with glitzy new urban design in Casablanca, and Tangier looking to the future as well as paying homage to their roots.

Traditional Life

is a storied country, that has, over the centuries, woven its ties to sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and the wider Middle East into whole cloth. Its mixed Arab and Berber population forms a strong national identity, but an increasingly youthful one, taking the best of its traditions and weaving the pattern anew – from the countryside to the city, from the call to prayer from the mosque to the beat of local hip hop. Morocco has a hundred faces and sounds, all ready to welcome the traveller looking for spice and adventure.

Tradetional
Morocco food

's best food experiences

Morocco is a great country regarding travels. It’s further famous for its traditional food taste. The delicious cuisine of morocco has been enhanced by the many sorts of its long and action-packed history. Over the centuries it has been sophisticated into a captivating blend of Middle Eastern, Iberian, Mediterranean, Arab, Moorish, Berber, African and Jewish inspirations which is exclusively Moroccan. Spices grasp pride of place in any Moroccan kitchen and are used competently to make a variety of characteristic tastes to lure any palate.

Moroccan Activities

Enjoying Morocco starts with nothing more strenuous than its national pastime – people-watching in a street cafe with a coffee or a mint tea. Use the opportunity to plan your next moves – up North Africa’s highest peak, learning to roll couscous, camel in the desert, shopping in the souqs or getting lost in the medina. Between the activities, you can sleep in boutique riads, relax on panoramic terraces and grand squares, and mop up delicately flavoured tajines – before sweating it all out in a restorative hammam.

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Atlas Treks lunch served in this view

Atlas Mountain holiday

Obviously summiting is always an absolute highlight because you know it’s (literally) all downhill from there. But my favourite moment was watching the sunrise whilst in the dark on that second morning. It’s a pretty bleak wake up and then climbing in the darkness without really knowing how far you have to go, so seeing the sun coming up above the clouds is nothing short of magical. You’re in such a zone that you genuinely feel relief. Watching the sun bounce off the surrounding mountains was incredibly surreal.”

Savour Your Next Holiday

When’s the best time to climb in the Atlas Mountains?

Mount Toubkal is set at 4,127 m and is renowned as the highest peak of the Atlas Mountains, also the highest point in North Africa. The altitude is respectable, yet technically the mountain doesn’t pose any particular interest for professional climbers. Still if you goal is to climb world’s most prominent summits, it must be on your list. The hike is particularly worthy for the stunning landscape views it offers. The very summit reveals a breathtaking panorama of the Atlas Mountain Range as well as the distant view of the Sahara Desert.