From the bustling souk of Marrakech to the ancient Medina of Fes, the historic port of Essaouira, the traditional Berber communities of the desert and snow-peaked Atlas Mountains, Morocco is a stunning blend of tradition and modernity. With an offering as varied as they come, including rich culture, outdoor adventure and a colourful history, take a look at our Morocco highlights.
Dar Ahlam - La Maison des Rêves is a spectacular 14-room hideaway on the edge of the Moroccan desert amidst palm groves and almond trees. A 4.5-hour drive from the airport, it is worth spending a couple of days here after visiting the hot, frenetic souks, sights and shops of Marrakech. The main house is set within a two-hundred-year-old Kasbah (originally a high-walled fortress); its earthy walls a sunset-pink hue, reflecting the colours of the surrounding desert and taking in spectacular views of the Atlas Mountains in the distance.Read more
Experience the breathtaking desert of North Africa at Merzouga Luxury Desert Camp. Situated in Erg Chebbi dunes in Morocco, the camp is a beautiful hideaway – quiet and private, with ten spacious tents offering a luxurious and relaxing stay, enhanced by magnificent views of towering dunes. Styled on the traditional homes of nomadic desert people, the ‘KHaimas’ tents, made of camel skin, are simple and tastefully decorated with colourful Moroccan interiors and comfortable King-sized beds and en-suite bathrooms. For even more privacy, we can set up a smaller camp of only 5 tents which can be taken on an exclusive basis.Read more
In the heart of ancient Fez, Morocco’s medieval gem and UNESCO World Heritage Site, lies magical Riad Fes, a beautiful residence recently reformed to its original glory. Riad Fes’s spectacular location overlooks the Medina and Atlas Mountains on the horizon. Its style seems almost too palatial to be a hotel, yet with only 30 rooms it remains exclusive and intimate. Architecturally astounding, the Riad poses a visual mix from the ages, predominately Andalusian in style, with Hispanic-Moorish exteriors, ornate baroque patios, sculpted doors, stucco arcades and Moroccan zellige tiles adorning the walls.Read more
Every time I explore a new destination, whether it’s on an adventure holiday in Peru or a luxury beach escape in the Indian Ocean, I return home full of excitement to share the amazing sights I have seen. Through my own experiences I have developed a love of helping others experience the great wonders of the world; truly getting under the skin of the extraordinary destinations that are at your fingertips. Getting the details right, from which hotel is perfectly located for exploring away from the crowds, to which local guide is most knowledgeable on history or culture or art, is of paramount importance to me. I am constantly seeking out new and exciting experiences and exploring off the beaten track to ensure my clients are receiving the best and most honest first-hand advice.
Take a look at my travel diaries for food for thought on your next trip...