Morocco holidays are ideal if you're looking for a fun destination with a touch of exotic culture. With miles of stunning beaches in Agadir, vibrant souks in Marrakech and the majestic Atlas Mountains nearby, there are options for relaxation and adventure.
Inland Morocco is much drier and hotter than the coasts, with miles of desert where Berber tribes live almost exactly as they've always done. You'll still find modern life out here though, so don't be surprised to see traditional camel riders looking at their smartphones.
One of the most exotic inland holiday destinations in Morocco is bustling and vibrant Marrakech. This fascinating town, also known as the Red City, was founded around 1,000 years ago and retains much of its ancient outpost feel. If you want to experience authentic Morocco with all of its exotic charm, Marrakesh is the place to go.
While there are several modern hotels dotted around Marrakech, the older parts of the town are an ancient maze of narrow streets and small squares filled with local life and trade. There's plenty of excitement to be had as you're swept up in the lively buzz of people shopping and bartering for the best deals. You can have fun browsing among the many street vendors whose stalls are laid out with brightly coloured spices, fresh fruits and leather goods.
The biggest market square in North Africa is Marrakech's hectic Djemaa el-Fna, which attracts traders and shoppers from all over Africa. You can marvel from a distance at snake-charmers, listen to live musicians, watch some dancing and explore the winding labyrinth of the souks for some fantastic souvenirs.
Although Marrakech is surrounded by desert, there are lush gardens with palm trees where you can relax in the shade. Many of the hotels also have pools to cool down in and there's lots of choices in cafes, restaurants and bars to visit during your stay.
Agadir is a resort that offers all the amenities you would expect from a purpose built complex. This includes modern beachfront hotels, great shopping and dining opportunities, as well as ancient ruins and nearby mountains and the Sahara desert. The main attraction is a vast and sandy beach, which offers plenty of space to catch the sun.
The network of lanes making up Marrakech's walled city are a delicious sensory overload, that lead eventually to the main square where shops and cafes take over. The sights and sounds from nearby mosques and bustling city life permeate the air, though tranquility is abundant in gardens along the city's outskirts.