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Morocco holidays, flights to Morocco from the UK, Marrakech hotels and accommodation options as well as useful travel guides and resources - all are listed here at visitMOROCCO.co.uk. So go ahead and start planning your visit to Morocco now!
* * * * * * HOLIDAYS: Morocco Holidays & Tours
The following offer great deals for UK holiday makers heading to Morocco:
- lowcostholidays.com: cheap deals for Morocco summer holidays
- Thomson: holidays and flights from well-known high-street brand
- G Adventures: 15 different tour options to see Morocco’s highlights, catering for all budgets from backpacker to comfort-style
- Intrepid Travel: various Morocco group tour holidays including Atlas Mountains trekking options and family-friendly tours
- ebookers.com: leading online travel agency, good for flight plus hotel offers
* * * * * * FLIGHTS: Flights to Morocco from the UK
There are a lot of flight options between the UK and the main holiday destinations in Morocco: Marrakech, Casablanca, Agadir and Fez.
Marrakech: Direct flights to Marrakech Airport are available with British Airways, easyJet (from London Gatwick, Bristol, Manchester and Glasgow), Ryanair (London Luton and Stansted) and Thomson Airways (from Gatwick, Birmingham and Manchester).
Agadir: You can fly to Agadir with Thomson Airways, British Airways and easyJet.
Casablanca: Fly to Casablanca with British Airways or Royal Air Maroc (both from London Heathrow).
Fez: Ryanair fly to Fez from London Stansted.
The easiest way for finding the cheapest flights (including stop-overs) is to use flight search engines such as those with ebookers.com, CheapFlights.co.uk or Skyscanner.
* * * * * * HOTELS: Marrakech Hotels & Morocco Accommodation
- Booking.com: hundreds of hotels in Morocco including Marrakech, Fez and Agadir
- Hostelworld.com: for Morocco hostels and cheap accommodation
* * * * * * MOROCCO HIGHLIGHTS: Places to Visit
- Marrakech: if you’re a market lover, then this is the city to be in, as it is here you’ll find one of the largest souks in the country. Sightseeing opportunities abound, with the likes of Ben Youssef Madrasa, Bandia Palace, Koutoubiya Mosque, Place Jamaa El Fna and the Saadian Tombs comprising the most famous sites on offer. The Djemma El Fna in the heart of the Medina is the place to be come evening time, when it’s awash with dancers, musicians and various other live performers. Provided you have thick skin, shopping in this city can be a fascinating and entertaining experience. The country’s vibrant souks offer many locally made goods, and getting into the whole haggling ritual can be fun as well as fiscally provident.
- Fez: head here if you have an eye for medieval architecture, as this is a city rich in ancient beauty. The Medina is the focal point of the city’s historical treasures and has a history of being the country’s centre of culture and religion from the 10th century until 1912, when the era of French control began. The city has a large collection of eye-catching mosques which non-Muslims can appreciate from the outside. However, sights such as the 14th-century religious college Bou Inania Madersa and the Merenid Tombs are open to all. The city is also an ideal place to visit a hamman; Morocco’s answer to the Turkish bath will wash the city dust from between your toes and whatever other crevices it’s managed to find its way in.
- Agadir: among the country’s most established holiday centres, Agadir enjoys a scenic coastal location and is blessed with excellent tourist amenities including a plethora of restaurants, bars and nightclubs, plus some excellent accommodation options. The Old Medina, the historic part of the city, offers plenty in the way of interesting sights, including the remains of an old fort and city walls that date back to the times of Portuguese occupation. The beach, while not as attractive as Casablanca’s, is large, rarely crowded and offers a wide variety of sea-based water sports activities.
- Atlas Mountains: Morocco’s Atlas Mountains are the perfect place to enjoy challenging and visually rewarding trekking experiences. The Bougmez Valley is one of the best trekking destinations here, while the Jebel Sargho between the Draa and Dades valleys in the Sahara is also considered an excellent spot. Many organised adventure tours are available for trekking the Atlas Mountains.
- Casablanca: will forever owe a certain degree of its fame to the movie of the same name; however, without its lively entertainment scene and gorgeous beach it probably wouldn’t draw as many visitors as it does. An old town in the north of the city offers traditional architectural sights, but it’s the modern district with sights such as the King Hassan II Mosque and the Square of Mohammed V and locations such as the bustling Marche Central day market that offer the greatest visual thrills. Casablanca is also home to one of the country’s best evening entertainment scenes, with local musicians and dancing filling lively hotel discos and nightclubs.
- Rabat: Spend a few days in the capital city of Rabat, which though not as popular as the country’s major visitors destinations, still has attractions such as the Hassan Towers, Kings Palace, Archaeological Museum, Chellah Necropolis and Mohamed V Mausoleum.
- Tangier: with easy access via ferry from both Spain and Gibraltar, Tangier is one of the busiest gateways to the country and a destination that sees huge numbers of day-trippers as well as holidaymakers. Attractions including the Kasbah, which houses the 17th century Sultan’s palace, otherwise known as the Dar el Makhze. From the Kasbah’s unique vantage point it’s possible to see Spain and Gibraltar as well as enjoy some good views across Tangiers itself. The city’s winding streets are busy places, offering lively markets, snake-charming locals and abundant cafés. Having said that, there are many better places to spend your time in Morocco.
* * * * * * MOROCCO TRAVEL INFO: Guides, Advice & Resources
- The population of Morocco is roughly 35 million people.
- The capital city is Rabat.
- The local currency of Morocco is the Dirham.
- The main language in Morocco is Arabic. French is also useful here.
USEFUL Morocco Travel SITES:
- Lonely Planet: Morocco Travel Guide
- Wikitravel: Morocco Travel Guide
- WorldAtlas: Map of Morocco
- FCO: Morocco Travel Advice & Safety
- Holiday-Weather.com: Morocco Weather Forecast
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