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Our Morocco Expert
Morocco is a country of beautiful contrasts - from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech to the desert surrounding the high Atlas MountainsContact Peter
My recent trip in Morocco
Away from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech, UNESCO World Heritage site Essaouira offers relative calm and tranquillity. The old city consists of a maze of sparkling whitewashed houses, blue shutters and crumbling sea front fortifications. Separating these walls from the Atlantic coast is a vast beach, a paradise for kite and wind surfing. Wander along the beach front stalls for a sumptuous fresh fish lunch, before you are drawn into the Medina to enjoy souks at a distinctly slower pace than in Marrakech. After a long day exploring this historic port town, collapse into one of Essaouira's collection of boutique riads for an evening of delicious fresh cuisine.
At the heart of the country sits the vibrant city of Marrakech, with its roof top tea terraces, grand souks and winding alleyways, bursting with life. From sizzling street stalls to colourful spice markets of the Medina, you can immerse yourself into this magical scene for hours. Exhausted, retreat to a boutique luxury hotel in the palm-shaded surrounds of the city, for a cooling swim, a spa treatment and some fine dining.
The Atlas Mountains are just an hours' drive south from the busy centre of the souks, where the atmosphere changes as you enter a peaceful Berber culture. Snake up the mountain passes, and look back over the breathtakingly beautiful mountain villages until you reach the highest peak, Djebel Toubkal. Close your eyes and breathe the clean air in perfect silence. Then soak up the views over the almond blossom and winter snow below you.
Where To Stay in Morocco
Explore some of our highly recommended lodges within our Morocco Collection.