The ongoing turmoil affecting the value of Sterling means that holidays in the Euro-zone are costing UK travellers more, with many airports offering Euros on a like-for-like exchange rate or even worse. As a result, holidaymakers are looking for getaways that offer better value, which makes Morocco an even more attractive destination.
Few destinations can offer Morocco's variety of scenery and experiences and Rediscover the World offers a fully tailor-made holiday service with a thorough knowledge of the country and its people. Whether you are looking for a self-drive itinerary, a private journey with one of our excellent English-speaking drivers, hiking in the Atlas Mountains, staying in a fabulous traditional riad or a kasbah or a Bedouin camp under the starlit skies in the Sahara, there is truly something for everyone and we are the experts in making your arrangements come to life.
Which other country within easy reach of the UK and continental Europe offers you such an opportunity to enjoy a fabulously rich and varied holiday experience? Just imagine the possibilities ... you can be hiking or skiing in the Atlas Mountains in the morning, go shopping in the covered souks of Marrakech in the afternoon and enjoy an incredible dinner of freshly caught fish by the Atlantic coast in the evening. Make time, though, to enjoy Morocco's culture, whether it be visiting a museum or an art gallery, trying some traditional cookery, experiencing a hammam or simply spending a day with the friendly Berber people.
During our frequent visits we personally choose and keep updated a portfolio of riads and small, boutique hotels across Morocco. We have travelled from the fabulous Imperial cities, to the stunning coastal resorts, through the dramatic Atlas Mountains and as far south as the Sahara and the great southern roads. This wealth of knowledge enables us to put together a personalised holiday for you, combining your choice of travel options, accommodation, activities and, of course, the overall pace of the journey. In additional to the well-known places many of the locations we recommend are still relatively undeveloped providing you with unique 'off the beaten track' experiences. We also offer a vast choice of trekking and desert trips and, if you only have a few days at your disposal, Morocco is close enough for a relaxing or action-packed short break.
Every year (since the 1990s) we have arranged holidays to Morocco for individuals and groups from all over the world, including company incentive programmes. We work closely with schools and colleges arranging field trips in Morocco for tourism, hospitality and geography courses. Why not also contact us to help arrange holidays for those special occasions - honeymoons, anniversaries, "popping the question" and many more.
As founders of Rediscover the World we have built on our experience of living and working in Morocco for many years, in fact our connection with the country goes back to the mid 1980s. This experience, together with the knowledge gained from frequent visits, enables us to provide you with the most up-to-date and fullest possible assistance in planning your ideal holiday - we can put together any tailor-made itinerary and are happy to work within most budgets. We are fully bonded (ATOL & TTA) for your full financial security and assistance should any part of your holiday not happen entirely to plan. If you were to assemble your holiday yourself you may not have this sort of protection nor would you be able to benefit from many of our special rates and 24 hour assistance and information service whilst in Morocco.
For over two decades Rediscover the World has been offering an exciting and comprehensive range of treks and walking holidays in the High Atlas. All the guided treks and day hikes we arrange are designed to be either individual bookings, if you have arranged other parts of your holiday already, or to be an exciting component of a larger tailor-made holiday. The freedom when booking to decide upon the start date, duration and choice of route means that our treks are very popular, particularly with those who wish to enjoy the incredible beauty of the Atlas Mountain region at their chosen pace rather than as part of a group.
We cannot recommend highly enough our superb selection of Sahara adventures in the south of Morocco. Each trip takes in the Berber, Bedouin culture of the region, stunning scenery, [optional] camel ride and lots of sunshine - all ultimately spending at least one night under the stars (or canvas) amongst the immense dunes of evocative places such as Erg Chebbi and Erg Lihoudi. The Southern region of Morocco with its kasbahs and easy access to the Sahara has grown in popularity so make the most of your visit to this fascinating region by including a trip into the desert as part of a fly-drive itinerary, a private journey or on a private excursion directly from Marrakech.
We are proud of the expertise we offer helping customers putting together practical and interesting itineraries to travel around Morocco; to begin the process we include on our website some of the most popular routes as examples. Make the most of your time in this fascinating country either on a self-drive basis or with one of our small team of excellent English-speaking drivers as a private journey. Each of these suggested holidays has a summary of the details and a full itinerary giving day by day suggestions of the routes and sightseeing options. We also include guideline costs based upon our recommended places to stay and a list of "What's Included".
Where to visit
Morocco's beautiful coastline stretches for hundreds of miles and is mostly undeveloped. Agadir in the south is the main resort, although the beaches at Essaouira, Safi and Oualidia are impressive.
Morocco's mountain ranges are areas of wilderness and beauty offering breathtaking scenery and wonderful hotels & kasbahs to entice you away from the cities.
Car Hire in Morocco for self-drive holidays plus our excellent English-speaking private driver service.
The ancient and historic capitals of Morocco - Fez, Meknes, Marrakech and Rabat (plus Casablanca).
A selection of high quality adventures to Morocco's Sahara region, including trekking, culture, scenery, camels and lots of sunshine!
Southern Morocco has become popular with those who have an adventurous spirit and a yearning for the open road, clean air and panoramic vistas.
Not strictly an Imperial City but we've included it as it is an important gateway to Morocco. Casablanca is a thriving business centre, there is an old medina & the Hassan II Mosque is simply incr ...
Demnate is a small off-the-beaten-track town in the foothills of the High Atlas to the northeast of Marrakech. Here, the kasbah guest houses offer an ideal base to learn more of the Berber culture.
El Jadida lies on the Atlantic and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2004. It offers a mild climate and attracts both history enthusiasts and beach lovers.
Fez offers a different atmosphere and topography to Marrakech and is an ideal city to visit and to use as a base when touring the sights and places of interest in Northern Morocco.
At the head of the valley leading up from the market town of Asni is the small village of Imlil. Surrounded by the imposing majesty of the Toubkal Massif it is the perfect start point for trekking.
Surrounded by magnificent waterfalls this hillside hotel is recommended for walking, bird watching, fossil hunting or merely putting your feet up by the pool.
Marrakech nestles on a large plain at the foot of the snow-capped High Atlas Mountains; it is the perfect introduction to Morocco or an ideal base for exploring the mountains, Sahara & Atlantic co ...
Meknes became capital in the 17th century thanks to Sultan Moulay Ismail (known as the Louis XIV of Morocco). Its grandiose and extravagant monuments are often compared with those in Versailles.
Ouarzazate is the first town most see after crossing the High Atlas; the unofficial capital of the south of Morocco. Formerly a Foreign Legion outpost it is a useful base for adventures further south.
Ouirgane is situated in the dramatic foothills of the High Atlas Mountains, surrounded by almond blossom in early spring and just an hour's drive south of Marrakech.
Rabat is the capital of modern Morocco; its well-designed boulevards reflect the grandeur of a state capital. Sights include the Royal Palace, Hassan Tower, the necropolis and grand Mauosoleum.
Safi is a small town beside the Atlantic which is famous around the world for the quality of its ceramic pottery.
The city of Tangier should not be overlooked; it can provide an ideal start or finish for tours and self-drive itineraries. Arriving by ferry from Spain or Gibraltar is a popular option.
The Anti Atlas Mountains are a little off the beaten track, although popular with climbers. Visit on a day trip from the coast or a more leisurely stay at one of the small hotels we have chosen.
Boumalne de Dades and Tineghir are ideal places for walking, exploring by car or even climbing; this region provides fascinating scenery, a superb bonus to be enjoyed en route to the Sahara.
The High Atlas Mountains are dominated by North Africa's highest peaks which tower above the Berber villages providing a backdrop for a relaxing break or some stunning hiking.
The Mid Atlas Mountains, between Fez and Marrakech, offer excellent trekking, a limited ski season and a beautifully scenic drive.
A selection of smaller, off the beaten track locations south of Agadir; unspoilt and beautiful - perfect for exploring on a fly-drive holiday or simply a short break or holiday away from the crowds.
The Rif Mountains in the north of Morocco hide impressive Roman ruins at Volubilis, a thermal spa at Moulay Yacoub and one of the prettiest towns in Morocco - Chefchaouen.
You must visit the Sahara in Morocco and you can do this at Erfoud (Merzouga and the dunes at Erg Chebbi) and Zagora (dunes at Erg Lihoudi & Ch'Gagga); explore the desert by camel and 4WD.
Agadir is Morocco's premier resort with golden sandy beach sweeping for miles, lapped by the Atlantic. A dazzling array of boutiques, cuisine and activities makes Agadir very cosmopolitan.
Asilah is a small, former Portuguese town with a bohemian atmosphere. The enticing medina is surrounded by 15th century ramparts, rugged coastline and a beautiful beach.
Things to do
A unique holiday experience - stay in a riad & a Berber guest house then a 3 day guided hike in the High Atlas. START / FINISH - Marrakech
A popular holiday combining three contrasting locations - Marrakech, High Atlas and Essaouira on the Atlantic coast. START / FINISH - Marrakech
An activity-based holiday in Marrakech & the High Atlas. Perfect for the whole family to enjoy together! START / FINISH - Marrakech
A magical private tour of Morocco on a fully inclusive basis - as much sightseeing and experiences as you can fit into 12 days! START / FINISH - Casa ...
Two authentic, contrasting cities - stay in traditional riads, travel by 1st class train or private transfers. START - Marrakech / FINISH - Fez ...
One of the top places to visit in Morocco - perfect for a romantic break or early Christmas shopping!
Morocco has a modern & reliable rail network; trains run from Tangier to Marrakech but you can start at any location with any route combination.
A perfect combination of exciting locations and stunning scenery; travel through the High Atlas via the incredible Tizi n'Test road, then drive up the ...
Classic sightseeing in Marrakech followed by a journey over the High Atlas to the Sahara, visiting kasbahs along the way. The main circuit of the south ...
A classic holiday itinerary in central Morocco. Arrive into Casablanca and set off to explore and rediscover the wealth of history across Morocco - the ...
A journey through Morocco's colonial past. Ancient and modern, unexplored and developed, Spanish influence, Portuguese heritage; no other route will show ...
A full tour of Morocco's stunning south including famous kasbahs, a visit to two different parts of the Sahara, roads which are well off the beaten track ...
A combination of exciting locations & stunning scenery; travelling from Marrakech through the High Atlas via the Tizi n'Test road is truly wonderful, ...
An extended journey of southern Morocco - desert towns, stunning scenery of the High Atlas and valleys full of kasbahs such as the Draa & Dades, plus ...
A classic holiday in central Morocco, including the Imperial Cities of Rabat, Meknes & Fez, finishing up in Marrakech after a wonderful drive through ...
A holiday which includes both Fez and Marrakech plus an incredible journey through the Atlas mountains to the Sahara.
A superb new route using recently-opened roads across the High Atlas. Includes Marrakech, mountains, kasbahs & the coast but doesn't stray too far, ...
A circuit of the Anti Atlas Mountains including Tafraoute, Taroudant and Tiznit. Travel out via Tiznit and return via the Souss Valley (or vice versa) ...
A full tour of Morocco's south including its famous kasbahs, the Sahara, Anti Atlas Mountains and continuing off the beaten track to the stunning Atlantic ...
An inclusive 4WD trip through Southern Morocco's best bits. Tour includes famous kasbahs, guided hikes, Sahara experience, Todra Gorge & much more ...
Morocco's Quieter Roads tour covers a few favourite places but also takes the more interesting routes through the Atlas Mountains, along the rugged Atlantic ...
"All the accommodation was great and very helpful friendly staff. The guide the hotel arranged for us in the atlas mountains was brilliant and the lunch he arranged for us was lovely. Transfers were always on time and drivers very friendly. "
C Davis, UK, Oct 2018
"We had the most amazing holiday and enjoyed every second (well almost- the last half hour on the camel was torture!) and would like to thank you so much for organizing everything, including the upgrades. We would have no hesitation in recommending Rediscover the World (and Riad Hikaya) and will certainly travel with you again."
J Dean, UK, Sept 2018
"We cannot praise enough our main driver and guide Mostapha El Ghazi who is an excellent choice for families as he loves old and young alike, is personable, warm, friendly and wise and became a good friend who we were sad to say goodbye to when we were dropped off at Essaouira. We shall keep in touch and feel he is a very special person, inspirational with his kind and gentle view of the world - we had an insight into trekking the Atlas Mountains and the peaceful Berber lifestyle. We learnt a lot from him and were humbled by his altruism. This made it more than the usual holiday - a real eye opener for our teenage daughters! We can not recommend him highly enough for English/French/Spanish/Arabic speaking families."
L Povey, UK, Aug 2018
"Thank you for one of the best holidays I've had in years! Everything went smoothly from start to finish. All the transfers were waiting for us on time and were very friendly and efficient. Both the hotels were excellent with an incredibly high level of service. It was wonderful to be able to explore these fascinating cities, knowing that our accommodation and travel requirements had been arranged so expertly for us. I have no hesitation in recommending your company and hope to travel to other destinations with you in future."
R Passfield-Taylor, UK, June 2018
"I think it is worth re-iterating what an awesome holiday we had in Morocco. Every aspect of the planning was good, well thought through, and matched to our needs. You know the country really well and that helped us to have the most fabulous holiday. It was a holiday of a lifetime for us, it has provided the most wonderful memories,and it lived up to the billing. Thank you again."
J White, UK, May 2018
"Morocco is an amazing place, people are so friendly and the landscapes are biblical. We loved it and want to go back. Thank you for pitching the holiday just right for us and for making everything easy. It is really appreciated."
J White, UK, April 2018
"Wonderful holiday. Well organised and all arrangements worked well overall. Holiday was everything we expected."
J MacSweeney, UK, April 2018
"We were looking for an ethical choice for our holiday this year, and think we found it with your company. The itinerary organised was very good thank you. The hotels in Ait Ben Haddou (Ksar Ignnada), Skoura (Jardins des Skoura) and Demnate (Tizouit) were exceptional. The hotel in Safi, Riad du Pecheur, was the one low point in the holiday - it looked nice from the outside, but was dated inside, and felt quite dirty and we were glad to only be there 1 night - we appreciate the need to stop in Safi to break up a long drive, and the town was interesting, but it would have been much more preferable not to have had this hotel on our holiday! The car (Dacia Logan) performed very well, but a 4WD wouldn't have gone amiss on some of the roads, given the low quality of the road surface and winding roads. Overall we had a wonderful holiday and really enjoyed getting to see some of the under-explored parts of Morocco. Thank you!"
C Rossi, August 2017
"Excellent itinerary. Prompt and clear answers regarding this and happy to answer our many queries before leaving. Documentation and supportive information clear. Many thanks for a brilliant holiday"
P Jenks, UK, July, 2017
"Really superb and we all enjoyed this. Great scenery and a fantastic experience. We stayed the first night at a Berber Gites d’Etape in Ait Aissa, camped at the Azib n’Tzikert and again at the Toubkal Refuge and then spent the last night at the Refuge itself. The Gites d’Etape was fantastic – clean, comfortable and a very nice place to stay. The camping was fine and as expected. The Refuge was also clean and comfortable and as good as any bunkhouse I’ve stayed in in the UK. Their food looked very good and the staff were very helpful (even as non-residents). Our guide (Abdul) was excellent, knowledgeable and friendly. He was a very clever leader, getting the best out of everyone and made a big contribution to ensuring one of our group made it to the summit. The muleteer team (Larson, Hamed and Hassan) were equally delightful, warm and encouraging. We were touched at the care they put into preparing the food and generally looking after us. The food was of an incredibly high standard and exceptional taking into account how it was prepared. They made a great team."
P Jenks, UK, July, 2017