Morocco

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Our lodges in Morocco

Kasbah Tamadot

Kasbah Tamadot

Asni
La Sultana Marrakech

La Sultana Marrakech

Marrakech
Riad Farnatchi

Riad Farnatchi

Marrakech
Riad Kniza

Riad Kniza

Marrakech
Kashbah du Toubkal

Kashbah du Toubkal

Gite Toubkal
Maison MK

Maison MK

Marrakech

Why we recommend Morocco

  • Lose yourself in a cauldron of colours and spices in the souks of Marrakech
  • Escape to a private villa nestled in the foothills of the snow capped Atlas Mountains
  • Discover the coastal gem of Essaouira, its bustling old town and golden beaches
Map of Morocco
About Morocco

A short flight from Europe but a world away in culture and heritage, Morocco is a cauldron of colours and spices, where African and Arabic cultures collide. Morocco boasts such a variety of climate that it is possible to ski in the Atlas Mountains one morning and enjoy sundowners that evening in the heat of the coast!

Morocco is geographically made up of rugged mountains and large desert expanses positioned on the north west tip of the African continent. It is dominated by a long Atlantic Ocean coastline to the West, the Mediterranean to the north and split down the centre by the majesty of the Atlas Mountains.

Whether it is shopping with a personal guide in the medieval medinas of Marrakech or Fez, hiking into the remote Berber villages of the Atlas Mountains for a picnic lunch with a view like no other, or exploring the Atlantic coastline by horse or kite-surf, for our team at True Luxury Travel, Morocco offers our guests something for everyone.

It's relative proximity to Europe has seen Morocco explode as a holiday destination in the last few years, and our guests enjoy both short sunshine escapes as well as longer, more complex itineraries. Marrakech, Essaouira, Fez and other major cities offer a huge variety of places to stay including the restoration of Riads - a house built around a garden courtyard with thick walls and windows overlooking the interior in order to preserve cool air on the hottest days.

We are seeing fantastic investment in luxury tourism in Morocco. Banyan Tree opened their first resort in Africa in Summer 2015 on the coast at Tamouda Bay and Four Seasons Casablanca launched at the end of the year. The coming years continue is a very exciting year for Morocco with some fabulous new hotel openings in Marrakech with Mandarin Oriental, Royal Palm, Oberoi and the fantastic Riad Almaha to name just a few.

Snapshot of Morocco

Capital city: Rabat
Flight time: 3hr from UK
Language: Arabic
Population: 33 million
Religions: Islam, Christianity
Sun hours / day: 8
Max. temperature: 26
Min. temperature: 18

Seasons in Morocco

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Peak Mid Low
Where to go

Atlas Mountains

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.

Essaouira

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.

Marrakech

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.

Ourika Valley

Temperatures are cooler in the shadow of snowcapped High Atlas peaks, and this blooming valley 45 minutes by car south of Marrakesh is the city’s escape hatch from the soaring summer heat. The valley is especially mood-altering from February to April, when almond and cherry orchards bloom manically and wildflowers run riot.

Practical info

Currency

Currency: Moroccan Dirham (MAD). Credit and Debit cards: Most major credit cards are accepted in the larger towns. ATM's are widely available in Morocco. MAD is a closed currency meaning it is non-convertible. MAD also cannot be taken out of the country

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Passports and Visas

Passports: Should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. 2 blank pages facing each other are required for immigration use. Visas: No Visas are needed to visit Morocco for the purpose of tourism for up to 3 months. Make sure your passport has been stamped when entering the country.

Vaccinations

We recommend that you consult with your doctor 6-8 weeks in advance of travel. Make sure: Routine vaccinations are up to date including, measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), chicken pox (varicella), diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT), influenza and Polio vaccinations. We advise: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Typhoid vaccinations. Consider: Cholera and Rabies vaccinations. Yellow Fever: Not required. Malaria: Very limited risk in Morocco. Methods to prevent mosquito bites however are advised such as insect repellent.

Insurance

Comprehensive travel insurance is essential, including medical cover. We also highly recommend trip cancellation cover.

Weather

J F M A M J J A S O N D
A 30 31 29 28 27 25 24 26 27 28 28 29
B 22 22 21 19 16 13 13 14 16 18 19 21
C 130 125 125 53 28 20 13 13 28 48 81 97
A = Maximum average temperature (C)
B = Minimum average temperature (C)
C = Average rainfall (mm)

Morocco enjoys sun mostly all year round, however the peak summer months such as July and August can get uncomfortably hot. April to early June, and September through November is a lot cooler and has fewer tourists.

Weather

Morocco JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
min. temperature ( ℃ ) 4 6 9 11 14 17 19 20 17 14 9 6
Max. temperature ( ℃ ) 18 20 23 26 29 33 38 38 33 28 23 19
Rainfall ( mm ) 25 38 33 31 15 8 3 3 10 23 31 31

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