For your holiday in Morocco Rabat is a perfect place to go green. The Moroccan capital and seat of the royal family offers beautiful walks along its wide tree-lined avenues, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Two monuments are absolutely worth a visit: the Royal Palace and the mosque, which perfectly illustrate the Islamic architectural tradition.
Marrakech, for its part, is bathed in a lively atmosphere, especially in the central square of Jemaa el Fna. If you want to mention the sites not to be missed in this city, count the Koranic school Medersa Ben Youssef built in the 16th century, the Koutoubia Mosque and the El Badi Palace. But don’t leave the city without exploring the souks and night markets to bring back some souvenirs.
In a completely different setting, on the coast, Essaouira boasts beaches. With its laid-back atmosphere, it’s a popular spot for backpackers and hippies. If you like surfing, go and enjoy the thrill of Sidi Kaouki and Safi beaches. In June, the Gnaoua World Music Festival offers great discoveries for world music aficionados.
In Fez, Moroccan gastronomy is in the spotlight. The city’s restaurants offer authentic and sophisticated recipes, including prune tagine, roast lamb shoulder with almonds, boiled sheep’s head and the famous pigeon pastilla.
A few kilometres south of Essaouira, Agadir is Morocco’s most popular seaside destination. And although the city has lost some of its authenticity over the years, its white sandy beach alone is a reason to come to the city.
When you go on holiday to Morocco, you’re guaranteed a change of scenery, whatever your destination. In Marrakech, for example, a visit to Jemaa el Fna square is enough to discover the rich local culture. You will see writers, jugglers, marabouts, fortune-tellers, musicians, snake charmers…
Morocco is also a hiker’s paradise. Go trekking in the dunes of the Sahara or in the High Atlas. Those looking for relaxation can go to Agadir to bask in the sun on a fine sand beach. As for history buffs, the fascinating medinas are just waiting to be discovered.
Morocco is a good choice for a family holiday. The beaches of the Atlantic and the Mediterranean coves promise an unforgettable holiday for young and old alike. The Atlas Mountains offer pleasant family hikes. And while the adults test their physical limits, the little ones can enjoy a mule ride. It’s the same in the Moroccan desert, except this time they’ll be riding camels, like the Little Prince… a must for an unforgettable family holiday.
For your honeymoon, discover the tropical destinations of Morocco and the riads of the medinas of Marrakech and Fez. Or head to Essaouira to sample the local white wine over dinner for two on a café terrace. The kasbahs of the Dades Valley are equally worth a visit. For more privacy and comfort, try a honeymoon in a luxury private camp on the Mediterranean or on the edge of the Atlas Mountains.
A trip to Morocco is ideal for an invigorating and sporting challenge! Go on a trek in the Atlas, explore the Sahara desert on a quad bike, or ride the waves of the Atlantic…
Do you love nature and its secrets? Go and discover the Moroccan biodiversity. On the Mediterranean coast, put on your ornithologist’s hat and watch the ballet of migratory birds between Europe and Africa.
As far as the climate is concerned, Morocco’s weather varies according to the region. On the Atlantic coast, in Essaouira for example, conditions are temperate, with mild winters and sunny summers. Temperatures also fluctuate enormously on any given day in different Moroccan cities. For example, while summer evenings are cool in Essaouira, they are extremely hot in Marrakech at the same time.
Most travellers come to Morocco between mid-October and mid-May, but the actual high season varies from area to area. If you want to avoid the crowds, stays during the French school holidays are not recommended. For a stay in the South, you will be safe during the month of March.
From April onwards, visitors come gradually to discover the local wildlife. In the north, the high season covers the whole summer, while the low season runs from mid-May to mid-October. The latter is a good choice for saving money. However, some services may be unavailable at this time, especially during Ramadan.
If you’re planning a Saharan trek to the heart of the Merzouga dunes, plan your stay between October and February. For a great escape to the southern High Atlas, opt for dates in October.
There is a huge variety of holiday packages for Morocco. Some packages include self-drive tours or treks in the Moroccan desert, others include yoga and Moroccan cooking courses. Whether it’s a cultural or sporting trip, a honeymoon or a solo getaway, there’s plenty to do in the country to meet your expectations.
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