Luxury Holidays in Morocco

Visiting Morocco is an immediate and exciting immersion into another world, where Arab and Berber heritage, history and culture are inextricably bound. Put simply, Morocco is the most exotic destination in easy reach of the UK.

Isabel, Louise Fitzgerald and Ra are here to help give you the inside track.

Why we think you’ll love it

  • Haggling in Marrakech's colourful souq will put your negotiation skills to the ultimate test
  • Experience time travel in medieval Fez; a mysterious city of steep winding streets, old tanneries and hidden oases in the form of traditional riads
  • The clear air, snowy peaks and Berber villages of the Atlas Mountains are best experienced from some lovely luxury riads

More on Luxury Holidays to Morocco...

Morocco might just be Original Travel's most popular luxury holiday destination since our inception in 2003. With good reason - the combination of easy access, a strong sense of the exotic and extraordinary experiences makes for an extremely alluring destination.

Did you know

  • 'Al-Mamlaka-al-Maghribiya' is Morocco's full Arabic name and translates to 'The Western Kingdom'
  • Morocco gained independence from France in 1956
  • It is the 12th richest country in Africa
  • The liver (not the heart) is considered as the symbol of love in Morocco
  • For breakfast many Moroccans eat bread with olive oil, tea and different kinds of Moroccan crepes

The obvious starting point on any luxury Moroccan holiday is the magical city of Marrakech, where life revolves around the Djemaa el-Fna square with its fire-eaters and snake charmers mesmerising crowds of onlookers, locals and tourists alike. The souq here is world famous, and we recommend bringing a spare case to pack the inevitable carpet purchase. This is also the city to enjoy a stay in a riad, one of the intimate oases within the walls of the ancient medina old town, and often hidden away down side alleys. We know the best of the riads, and also the finest restaurants in this fantastic city.

The snow-capped Atlas Mountains are the backdrop to Marrakech, and a stay in one of the stylish kasbahs in the mountains is the perfect combination with the hubbub of the city. We highly recommend taking the time to do some walking in the mountains, taking in the starkly beautiful scenery and seeing Berber life as it has gone on for centuries.

Beyond the mountains there is another spectacular ecosystem to explore in the shape of some of the finest desert scenery in close proximity to the UK. We know the best luxury lodge to stay in, and can arrange the ultimate glamping trip in the shadow of the dunes of the Southern Desert.

Elsewhere, Original Travel luxury holiday favourites include the largely unspoilt Atlantic coastline and the picturesque port of Essaouira with its wide and windswept beach that is the perfect place to kite surf.

Further north the other Imperial Cities (Marrakech is the fourth) of Fez, Rabat and Meknes, all of which have been at one time or other the capital of Morocco, have a wealth of gardens, palaces and mazes of medieval streets and souqs to explore while enjoying your luxury Moroccan holiday.

Sold? We certainly hope so, and because we revisit Morocco on an annual basis we'd like to feel we have our finger firmly on the pulse of what makes this luxury holiday destination so rewarding. The services of a good guide are advised, and Original Travel only work with the best. Likewise, in a city such as Marrakech where riads open almost daily, we're here to sift through the noise and recommend the pick of the pack.


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Luxury Morocco holidays from Original Travel. From family beach holidays to tailor made holidays in the Atlas Mountains and the souqs of Marrakech. Learn more about our pricing

Weather in January January February March April May June July August September October November December
  • Average Temp. — 13°C / 55°F
  • Rainfall — 2cm / 1.1 inches
Language

Arabic

Currency

Moroccan Dirham

Visa Requirements

Not required

Religion

Islam

Food & Drink

Couscous, beef, mint tea

What to pack

Loose clothing to beat the heat

Flight from London

3:30 hrs

Time Difference

GMT


Client Reviews

100%

of our Morocco clients give our holidays a positive rating

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Top picks for Morocco

Angsana Riads Collection

Angsana Riads Collection

Marrakech

The Angsana Riads collection is comprised of six riads - Bab Firdaus, Blanc, Lydines, Si Said, Tiwaline and Dar Zaouia, the latest addition to the Angsana family – each as exceptional as the next.

Where to stay

Ascent of Jebel Toubkal

Ascent of Jebel Toubkal

Atlas Mountains

Starting out from Imlil, the ascent of 13671-feet Jebel Toubkal is a non-technical climb that requires an overnight stay in a basic but comfortable refuge on route.

What to do

Saharan Heli-Safari

Saharan Heli-Safari

Morocco

As desert-lovers ourselves, we've been scouring our Big Short Break destinations to come up with the ultimate short break desert experience. Now, dear reader, we think we've cracked it with our Sahara helicopter safari.

What to do

Dar Zemora

Dar Zemora

Marrakech

Dar Zemora is a boutique country house-style hotel set in the leafy surroundings of the Palmeraie, just outside Marrakech.

Where to stay

Riad 41

Riad 41

Marrakech

There are now so many riads in Marrakech that it’s become our stated aim to sift through them all to find and offer only the very best – the most stylish, the most luxurious riads in the whole city. It was a tough job, but somebody had to do it.

Where to stay

Kite Surfing & Surfing

Kite Surfing & Surfing

Essaouira & the Coast

Kite-surfing is surprisingly easy to pick up, and with an enormous beach and consistently powerful wind, Essaouira offers the perfect environment to learn this adventurous new sport.

What to do

Riad Capaldi

Riad Capaldi

Marrakech

Located in the heart of the medina, next to the Musée de Marrakech, the Riad Capaldi is perfectly placed for guests wishing to immerse themselves in the Moroccan lifestyle, shopping and sights.

Where to stay

Trekking in the Atlas Mountains

Trekking in the Atlas Mountains

Atlas Mountains

Wherever you stay in the foothills, or the Atlas Mountains proper, we can arrange treks to suit all abilities and inclinations, from short circular walks to the Ascent of Jebel Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa.

What to do

Riad Farnatchi

Riad Farnatchi

Marrakech

Originally designed as a private home by an award winning British hotelier, Riad Farnatchi is a charming boutique hotel in the central Medina district that retains the intimacy and character of a private home, while having all of the facilities, style and service of a five star boutique hotel.

Where to stay

Day Trip to Volubilis, Moulay Idriss & Meknes

Day Trip to Volubilis, Moulay Idriss & Meknes

Fez

Fez is undoubtedly fascinating in its own right, but also makes a perfect staging post for a visit to many of other of Northern Morocco’s marvels.

What to do

Loggia Suite bedroom

Dar Seven

Marrakech

Situated in the heart of the Medina, in the old part of Marrakech, luxury riad Dar Seven is enclosed within ancient walls. Dar Seven offers guests an oasis of calm amidst the bustling souks and colourful sites of the Medina.

Where to stay

Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury Marrakech

Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury Marrakech

Marrakech

Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury Marrakech is one of the new luxury resorts springing up within striking distance of Marrakech. While we still recommend first-timers stay in the medina, of all of the out-of-towners, the Royal Palm has possibly the most going for it.

Where to stay

El Fenn

El Fenn

Marrakech

El Fenn is a stylish boutique hotel located next to the Bab el Ksour – one of the gateways to the bustling medina of Marrakech and only five minutes’ walk from the main square, Djemaa el-Fna.

Where to stay

Ait Ben Haddu

Ouarzazate & the Southern Desert

Morocco

Morocco's southern city is the base for desert tours, including camel treks, 4x4 safaris, and overnight camping.

Where to go

Arch detailing in Fez

Fez

Morocco

The ancient capital of Morocco is one of the most atmospheric cities in the world.

Where to go

Hotel in the Atlas Mountains

Atlas Mountains

Morocco

The perfect antidote to the bustle of Marrakech, and home to fascinating Berber villages and traditions.

Where to go

The Memory Road

The Memory Road

Ouarzazate & the Southern Desert

Spend seven days discovering the villages and villas of Southern Morocco as you follow 'The Memory Road', travelling from Marrakesh to Ouarzazate. This exclusive four-wheel drive journey takes visitors through a range of stunning landscapes, from the green Valley of Argan to the sand dunes of the Sahara desert.

What to do

Amanjena

Amanjena

Marrakech

Part of the exclusive Aman Group of hotels, the Amanjena is situated three miles from Marrakech on the edge of the Palmeraie - an extensive oasis of palms and olive trees.

Where to stay

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