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
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
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
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.