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Morocco


Morocco holidays are all about intoxicating culture, glorious scenery and colourful culinary delights. Bordering both the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, this spectacular North American destination is blessed with gorgeous weather, making it ideal for sun-seekers. For those looking to experience Morocco’s rich history, the city of Marrakech is a great place to start, with its spectacular medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as being home to an array of mosques, palaces, gardens and bustling souks, where you can sample a variety of traditional dishes. If it’s beach bliss you seek, the resorts of Agadir and Casablanca are perfect destinations, with both boasting soft sands and emerald waters. With so much to discover, a visit to the fascinating country of Morocco is an experience not to be missed.

Quick Guide to Morocco


Currency:
Moroccan dirham
Language:
Arabic
Time Difference:
GMT +1
Flight Time:
Approximately 3 hours and 40 minutes

Flights: You can fly direct to Morocco from a number of UK airports, including Manchester, London Heathrow and London Gatwick. If you wish to travel from other airports, you may face a stop along the way.

Passport/visa requirements: Your passport should be valid for at least 3 months on your date of entry to Morocco.

Packing essentials: Morocco enjoys mostly warm weather, so it is advisable to pack light clothing, sunglasses, a sun hat and plenty of sun cream. However, if you are travelling to the country’s interior during the winter months, you may experience some cold weather and should therefore pack a jumper or jacket, just in case.

Morocco Highlights


A luxury holiday in Morocco has so much to offer with an array of inspiring attractions and enriching experiences awaiting visitors.

If it’s beaches you seek, this incredible country has a number of sensational coastal destinations to choose from, with the likes of Agadir and Casablanca providing options for escapes by the sea.

Morocco is also a great place for adventure and exploring, not only offering deserts and mountains, but also enchanting forests, lakes, waterfalls and gardens.

Gouraud Cedar Forest and Azrou Cedar Forest, near Ifrane, are excellent spots for walking and hiking, while Talassemtane National Park has numerous rivers, lakes and waterfalls, as well as a variety of plant life.

For glorious gardens, seek out Menara Garden or Majorelle Garden, if visiting Marrakesh, or maybe the Botanical Test Gardens and Exotic Gardens, in Rabat, amongst others.

Off course, Morocco being known as the ‘Land of the Dunes’ means there is plenty of options for desert activities. Take a trip on the Oriental Desert Express train from Oujda to Bouarfa to enjoy sublime views of the Sahara, try your hand at sand surfing, or head off road in an all-terrain vehicle. You can even sleep under the stars during a traditional nomad experience.

Visitors to Morocco can also enjoy a variety of sports, both on land and in water. The national parks around Agadir and Marrakesh are superb places for mountain biking, while the country’s 1,800-mile coastline allows for surfing, kite surfing, wind surfing, jet skiing, fishing and much more. Other high-octane options include caving, whitewater rafting and kayaking.

Morocco is also a destination rich in culture, with plenty to discover in the way of history, tradition, architecture, crafts and cuisine. Marrakesh, is a hotbed for museums and heritage sites, while a visit to the city’s medina is a must for a true taste of the past.

Beach Holidays to Morocco


When it comes to luxury beach holidays, Morocco ticks all the boxes.

As well as immaculate stretches of golden sand and azure Atlantic waters, this splendid nation is also blessed with glorious weather.

Agadir, Casablanca and El Jadida-Mazagan are ideal destinations for holidays by the sea, all offering an exceptional choice of extravagant hotels right on the waterfront, with options for families, couples and friends.

Whether you’re seeking relaxation, recreation or romance, there’s a perfect beach for you on Moroccan shores, with peaceful private resort areas and water sports galore all on offer.

For more information, speak to one of our travel specialists and start planning your luxury beach holiday to Morocco today with Destination2.co.uk.

Events and Festivals


Ramadan

Ramadan takes place during the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. It is the time when Muslims believe God (Allah) revealed the Koran (the Islamic holy book) to the Prophet Muhammad. During Ramadan, Muslims fast in the day, only breaking the fast after sundown when they enjoy a celebratory meal. Due to Islam following a lunar calendar, Ramadan takes place on different dates each year. At the end of Ramadan, Muslims celebrate Eid Al Fitr. The occasion is marked with family, as well as by making donations of money to those less fortunate.

International Film Festival of Marrakesh

Held to promote the arts and film industry of Morocco, the International Film Festival Marrakech usually takes place in November and/or December. A whole host of actors, producers, directors and film makers from Morocco and around the world gather for the event, which features screenings, workshops and an awards ceremony.

Moussem de Tan Tan

Taking place at different times of year depending on the Islamic calendar, the annual Moussem de Tan Tan is a celebration of desert culture, bringing together around 30 nomadic tribes of the Sahara. Hosted in the city of Tan Tan in southern Morocco, the event gives visitors an opportunity to experience ancient traditions and immerse themselves in the lifestyles of these fascinating travelling communities.