From the snow-capped peaks of the High Atlas Mountains to the bustling souqs of Marrakech and the undulating dunes of the Sahara Desert, Morocco is both diverse and absolutely absorbing. Enjoy insider experiences, stunning landscapes, unique cultural interactions and a host of extraordinary moments on one of our luxury Morocco holidays. All our holidays to Morocco are private and we use the finest possible expert guides. We have designed a range of wonderful immersive experience, and tailor-make your itinerary totally around you, and what you want to see and do. We have hand-picked a portfolio of characterful boutique hotels and riads, covering a wide range of budgets and styles.
On a first-time trip to Morocco, you might well start with a visit to Marrakech. It was a city that stood on the historic trading route from the Sahara to the Mediterranean Coast. Exotic, beguiling, and bustling, it sits just below the mighty Atlas Mountains. Delve into the labyrinth of souks of the Medina. Emerge at the Djemaa El Fna, a swirling carnival of musicians, fire-eaters, storytellers and snake charmers. We love to show you the hidden souks, going far beyond the areas where the tourists usually reach. Maybe try our street food experience, or head out in side-cars to see the city. Nothing quite prepares you for a dramatic hot-air balloon flight over the nearby Agafay Desert.
Just outside of Marrakech lies the dramatic Atlas Mountains. We know all the best Berber villages where you can truly see this timeless culture in all its authenticity. Our walking holidays in Morocco can be both easy-going or more active. This ranges from gentle walks in the foothills, to the ascent of Mount Toubkal. Beyond the Atlas Mountains, you find lush valleys of palms and dramatic Kasbahs (fortified houses). This part of Morocco becomes increasingly off-the-beaten-track. Delve deeper, and you reach the dunes of the vast Sahara Desert. We know the best small tented camps and lodges to make your Morocco desert adventure unforgettable.
For those wanting a longer cultural tour, we can combine the great imperial cities of Rabat, Tangiers and Fez. These hidden parts of Morocco are perfect for those revisiting the country for a second-time and wanting a more specialist tailor-made journey.
The coast is, of course, where many trips to Morocco end. Visit the quaint fishing town of Essaouira, and immerse yourself in its artsy souqs and Medina before kicking back in one of the superb fish restaurants. Wherever you travel in Morocco, we’ll be right there with you, making sure your luxury Morocco holiday is both authentic, innovative and something you won’t forget.
This is just an overview of the hotels and lodges we feature, from characterful boutique lodges to luxury hotels. We do have a range of other hotels that we use, so if you don't see from our portfolio what you are looking for, we almost certainly know about it and can help plan an itinerary using it.
This is a selection of experiences that allow you to see the destination in new and interesting ways. Almost all our experiences include a private guide, and can be then tailored to your particular interests. Indeed, many of the experiences we offer are created individually for our guests, so this list is by no means conclusive. In fact, we leave a couple of our best ideas up our sleeves for when you enquire with us.
Discover Marrakech, a city that lies under the dramatic peaks of the Atlas Mountains and has for centuries been a trading post between the deserts of the Sahara and the ports that traded with Europe. Within the heart of the city, you find the Medina. This labyrinth of narrow alleyways are a delight to wander through. Known as souqs, you will pass by traditional marketplaces and artisans at work. The main square, Djemaa el-Fna, comes alive at sunset.
The Atlas Mountains are known to the local Berber people as ‘Idraren Draren’ or Mountain of Mountains. The High Atlas runs 1000km from the Atlantic Coast near Agadir to Khenifra in the northeast. Most guests tend to explore the area to the south of Marrakech, and we can also offer tailor-made itineraries to more remote areas, including the anti-Atlas Mountains.
Once you cross the Atlas Mountains, you enter Southern Morocco and the vast expanse of the Sahara Desert. There are two exceptional destinations to visit if you are considering visiting the Moroccan Sahara. The first is Merzouga and the vast dune of the Erg Chebbi. These lie to the south of Fes, about an 8-9 hour drive over the Atlas Mountains.
Fez and northern Morocco is an area that is perfect for a second-time holiday to Morocco. Fez offers a far more authentic taste of Morocco, with the Medina and souqs offer a glimpse of the timeless charm that many people seek when visiting Morocco. This area is fertile and has been for centuries the breadbasket …
Morocco’s Atlantic coast stretches from Cape Spartel right down to the border with Western Sahara. You find Morocco’s capital, Rabat, and its financial centre in Casablanca, the fishing village of Essaouira and Oualidia.
Guide to our Morocco Luxury Holidays
Most importantly, our luxury Morocco holidays are fully customisable and conducted privately. For example, you can arrive and depart on any day you choose. We can arrange flights, or allow you to do these directly, or through air-miles.
We always start with a blank sheet of paper when designing your holiday. Above all, the best way to start is by calling us for a quick conversation about how we can make your trip to Morocco exceptionally special. For instance, let us know what you want to see in Morocco and your particular interests, maybe where you have enjoyed travelling to in the past. As a result, we can then craft an itinerary that totally fits around you.
Furthermore, we can arrange small group travel to Morocco. As a result, if you get together a personal group, the per person prices tend to drop drastically.
Our Tours in Morocco
Other Important Links
- Morocco Tourist Board
- British Foreign Office Advice to Morocco
- US State Department Advice to Morocco
- Australian Foreign Office Advice to Morocco
- World Nomads Morocco
- Lonely Planet Morocco
- Rough Guides Morocco
- Wanderlust Morocco
- WikiTravel Morocco
- FitforTravel Health Advice for Morocco
- Guardian Morocco Guide
- Telegraph Morocco Guide
Visiting Morocco in January
Generally, January is a fairly good time to visit Morocco. The daytime temperatures in Marrakech are about 18°C, as a result, it will be fairly chilly at night. The wildflowers are in full bloom in the Atlas Mountains, and the mountains are also snow-capped. Temperatures in the Atlas Mountains will only get to about 10°C in the daytime. Morocco's desert areas are colder, especially at night. The Rif Valley (for example Chefchaouen) gets a lot of rainfall in January.
Visiting Morocco in February
The temperatures are getting warmer in February. In Marrakech, daytime temperatures are up to 20°C, and about 12°C in the Atlas Mountains. It's a really good month to do a touring itinerary into the desert, where nighttime temperatures have dropped.
Visiting Morocco in March
March is a really good time to visit Morocco. Temperatures in Marrakech have risen to 23°C, and about 14°C in the Atlas Mountains. Furthermore, it will be about 19°C in Essaouira on the coast.
Visiting Morocco in April
April and May are some of the very best months to visit Morocco. Firstly, temperatures in Marrakech are at 26°C, and 17°C in the Atlas Mountains. It's also pleasantly warm on the coast. It's getting much hotter down in the desert, getting up to about 29°C.
Visiting Morocco in May
May is again wonderful in Morocco. Marrakech basks in daytime temperatures of 29°C and it's 21°C in the Atlas Mountains meaning that it's possible to start thinking about treks at higher altitudes. The desert areas start to get much hotter, getting up to 33°C, and the last month you should be considering a trip here.
Visiting Morocco in June
June is a crossover month. Temperatures in Marrakech are up to 33°C, so it becomes very hot in the heat of the day. Therefore, we suggest opting for a hotel with a pool! It's a lovely 25°C in the Atlas Mountains, so you can easily spend a few days here, before possibly heading to the coast which is still a pleasant 21°C.
Visiting Morocco in July
July is when temperatures really rocket in Morocco. Marrakech bakes in temperatures of 38°C in the daytime. You will find it slightly better in the Atlas Mountains, at about 30°C - so opt for a hotel with air-conditioning and a pool. It's a popular time to make the ascent of Mt Toubkal. It's still a really good time to stay on the coast, where temperatures only reach the mid-twenties.
Visiting Morocco in August
August is again very hotel, and much like July, Marrakech will be seeing temperatures approaching 40°C. That said, the coast is still cool. Therefore a combination of the Atlas Mountains and the coast would work well.
Visiting Morocco in September
September is when things cool down in Morocco. Firstly, temperatures in Marrakech drop to a lovely 33°C, and 25°C in the Atlas Mountains. The desert regions start to cool down to about 34°C, so definitely possible to visit.
Visiting Morocco in October
October is another one of the best months for a luxury Morocco holiday. Marrakech is almost perfect, with daytime temperatures of 34°C. The Atlas has almost perfect trekking temperatures at 19°C. The desert temperatures drop down to 29°C.
Visiting Morocco in November
November is an excellent time to visit Morocco. The Atlas Mountains starts to become snow-capped, so you can bask in temperatures of 22°C in Marrakech sunbathing, whilst seeing this amazing view. Up in the Atlas, the daytime temperatures are 14°C - so ideal for proper trekking holidays rather than sitting out! The coast is still warm, with a gentle 21°C. It's a great month to visit the desert.
Visiting Morocco in December
December starts to get chillier. Temperatures in Marrakech drop to about 22°C. It's cold in the Atlas, especially at night - but ideal for day-walks if you have a few layers first thing in the morning.
The best time to visit Morocco is from late March to May and late September to November. The temperatures are pleasant, allowing you to explore the country easily. That said, there are some deviations in weather to consider. The coast gets a constant temperature of about 20 degrees throughout the winter and in the summer remains cool enough to enjoy – getting up to a maximum of about 25-30 degrees. If you want to go a high altitude trek, such as climbing Mt Toubkal, this can only be done from June to September. It tends to get really very hot in Marrakech and Fez in July and August. It gets a little chilly from late November to early February, especially in the Atlas Mountains. The desert also gets really cold at night during these months.