Morocco is located in north western Africa, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Mediterranean Sea to the north. It is bordered by Algeria to the east and Mauritania to the south.
As we do not offer flights, you will need to book them yourself. We suggest using either Sky Scanner (a flight comparison site) in order to search for flights from certain countries to Morocco. Alternatively, the following airlines fly to and from Morocco from the UK:
- British Airways
- Royal Air Maroc
The following airlines fly to and from Morocco from the rest of Europe:
- Royal Air Maroc
The official language is Moroccan Arabic, however French is the recognized business and higher education language.
If you hold an EU passport you are entitled to visit Morocco for up to 90 days without a visa. If you are coming from outside the EU, we advise you to check with your nearest Moroccan embassy for further information.
The Moroccan currency is the Dirham (MAD). However, you won’t be able to get hold of any currency outside the country and you cannot bring it in or take it out of Morocco. There are ATM machines and exchange facilities located in the airports as soon as you walk out of arrivals. There are also several ATMs and exchange facilities within walking distance from the riad. We advise you NOT to bring travellers cheques as you will struggle to change them anywhere.
We require all clients to have insurance cover.
Accidents, medical emergencies or other problems can occur on holiday in any country and the resulting costs can be significant. Travel insurance is there for your peace of mind in case something goes wrong, and it should cover any activities that you are planning to participate in .
Not a problem! We regularly host solo travellers, and we will ensure you are well looked after. We arrange a safe pick up service to collect you from the airport (whatever time or day you arrive) and take you directly to the hotel so you don’t have to worry about finding a taxi on your own. Once you arrive, there are plenty of opportunities for you to socialise with other guests, and of course go to the desert with your group!
Of course! We welcome families with open arms. Please note however, that we do not offer any childcare facilities.
Around town:Shorts/t-shirts are fine. It is respectful to cover up your shoulders and knees when going into town.
At night:It can get cooler at night, particularly during the winter so it is advisable to bring some warm clothes (jumper, hoody, cardigan etc.) just in case..
In desert Always have sun cream with you (any season), sun glasses, cap or hat, long sleeves and good tennis shoes. Warm clothes during the winter time, and a small pharmacie.
Morocco has over 300 sunshine days a year, so you can expect it to be sunny most days! It can get a little cooler in the evenings, particularly during October-March.
There are different types of accommodation available in Morocco,it includes :Hotels, guest houses,traditional Riads, ,Kasbahs ,boutique Hotel.
A riad (ryad/riyad) is an urban house situated in the medina (old city). Moroccan architecture is more inward looking and given to isolation and intimacy rather than showing off. It is, above all, an enclosure, a place of contemplation and escape for its cloistered inhabitants, an engaging interior away from the outside world. A mysterious enchantment awaits the guest who is invited to cross the threshold. The typical home is organised around a central square courtyard, often decorated with zelige, painted wood (zouak), sculptured plaster or marble and generally with a fountain and orange or lemon trees giving a profusion of scents and the rippling of running water. The central courtyard is usually surrounded by an arched colonnade giving access to the living rooms and kitchen. The sleeping areas are constructed on the upper floors, thus creating a covered arcade around the patio with balustrades running around each storey. The roof top terrace may have an awning to protect against the sun where guests will have breakfast or dinner.
Riads have thick walls thus protecting the inhabitants from the sun or the cold and most of the outside noise. Being urban dwellings, they are often situated along a narrow alleyway (derb) with no access by car. For those seeking an authentic Moroccan style of accommodation, the riad offers its guests a haven of tranquillity, an architectural treasure, an insight into tradition, culture and craftsmanship and an opportunity to melt into an anonymous location.
Quite simply, this means a guest house. Usually these are private houses that have been converted into small and very charming hotels. As you will see, they vary from riad-style to converted villas, and most recently the Caravanserai and Tigmi which are renovated adjoining traditional rural village homes made of reinforced mud.
The majority of maisons d’hôtes rent individual rooms but for larger parties or families who may perhaps like to celebrate a special occasion, you can take over an entire property for your Marrakech holiday.
A kasbah is a fortress or medina that was used as a secure location to withdraw to when the main town was under seige. They would often be located on high ground for better defence and view – this of course makes them spectacular locations for hotels.
The kasbah became a status symbol and they became so common that the region around Tinright and Skoura is nicknamed the Valley of the Kasbahs
Boutique Hotels in Marrakech
These “boutique” hotels have been built with regard to traditional Moroccan architecture and materials (tadelakt,mosaic,fountains), often conversions of old houses. They cannot be classified as riads- they are usually located out of the city and have a less formal layout. Equally they are still smaller and more personable than the large Hotels, perhaps without such a wide range of facilities.