Contact Vicky

Morocco

From the snow-capped Atlas Mountains to the sand dunes of the Sahara Desert, the busy souks of the Imperial Cities, to the huge breakers of the Atlantic Ocean, Morocco is a diverse country rich in culture.

Whether you choose to stay in the luxury of old palaces, kasbahs and riads or in more humble abodes, such as Berber houses or tents, you can’t fail to be seduced by the charm and mystery of Morocco.

Did you know?

  • The imperial cities of Marrakech, Fes and Meknes are rich in history and culture. Explore their mysterious back streets and souks, dining out on the culture as well as the delicious local cuisine.
  • Morocco is a great country for a self-drive holiday, with its stunning coastline, villages and mountain passes, gorges, palmeries, oasis, palaces and desert castles.
  • Mt Toubkal is north Africa’s highest mountain (4,167m). It’s a tough but non-technical climb in the summer months.
  • The Atlas Mountains are an adventure lover’s dream. We can arrange trekking, horse riding, mountain biking and even skiing.
  • Zargora & Erfoud are on the edge of the Sahara, here you can stay at an oasis, go on camel treks or quad bike in the dunes.
  • Essaouira is a lovely coastal town with delicious restaurant fish stalls and has a great souk for shopping. Huge beaches and a good Atlantic wind make it a top destination for wind and kite surfing.
  • Ouladia has a lovely inland lagoon protected from the Atlantic swell by a spit of land. It’s a lovely place for less experienced water sport lovers and great for birding, with migrant birds flying to and from Africa. Oysters are a speciality here and it’s a good place to get a little winter sun.
  • Sidn Ifni on the south coast is beautiful and remote place where we can arrange surfing and yoga holidays.
  • The climate in Morocco varies from area to area. Chat to us about your plans and will let you know the best time to visit.
  • The Moroccan coast has a warm, Mediterranean climate. Inland areas have a hotter, drier, continental climate. In the south of the country, the weather is very hot and dry throughout most of the year, with the nights coolest in the months of December and January. Rain falls from November to March in coastal areas but are mostly dry with high temperatures in summer.
  • Marrakech and Agadir enjoy an average temperature of 21°C (70ºF) in the winter. July and August are very hot months in the cities but an excellent time to go walking in the Atlas Mountains or visit the coast.
Morocco map
Click on the
map hyperlinks
for regional
information

When to go

When to go to Morocco
African sun symbol

Highlights

Atlas Mountains
Shopping in the souks
Dunes and oasis of Sahara desert
Imperial cities
Amazing food

February 27, 2020

Gem’s hidden gems

More

The Farside trip guarantee

We use cookies to give you the best experience we can. If you continue, we’ll assume you’re happy to receive all cookies from the website.