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 24hr assistance and information service whilst in Morocco.
For 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.
Morocco's golf courses & wonderful hotels offer an affordable alternative to other golf destinations such as Spain or Portugal. The variety of scenery and style provide a suitable challenge to all ...
The ancient and historic capitals of Morocco - Fez, Meknes, Marrakech and Rabat (plus Casablanca).
A selection of high quality adventures including trekking, culture, scenery, camels and lots of sunshine to Morocco's Sahara region.
Southern Morocco offers a different experience and has become very popular for those with a more 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 i incredible.
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 shore in the shape of a fortress (UNESCO 2004 - Cultural Heritage), offering a mild climate and attracting history enthusiasts and beach lovers.
Fez offers a different atmosphere and topography to Marrakech and is an ideal city to visit and base yourselves in 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 C (Sultan Moulay Ismail - known as the Louis XIV of Morocco). Meknes can be compared to Versaille for its grandiose & extravagent monuments for history to judge.
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 - famous in Morocco and around the world for the quality of its ceramic pottery, Safi is also a small town steeped in history on the edge of the Atlantic coast.
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 rocky 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
A activity based holiday in Marrakech & the High Atlas. Perfect for the whole family to enjoy together. START / FINISH - Marrakech
A private tour of as much of Morocco as you can fit into 12 days. Morocco on a fully inclusive magical mystery tour. START / FINISH - Casablanca
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; travelling through the High Atlas via the incredible Tizi n'Test road, then drive up ...
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 and its hopes for the future. Imagine taking an expedition down the whole length of Africa - this will be the ...
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 but also plots an incredible journey through the Atlas mountains to the Sahara in between.
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 ...
A city break & desert adventure combined; let us whisk you away to the Sahara for two nights under the stars (or in luxury Bedouin tents).
"A mere hello to congratulate you on the wonderful itinerary you designed for both my husband and I. An A+++ (American grading) for the choice of our driver, Mr Maazouz Jamal who took great care of us from point A to Z during all the time of our visit in beautiful Morocco. Mr Maazouz is also an excellent and very safe driver.... our appreciation for sharing with us his deep knowledge and his love for his country. An excellent ambassador."
M. Robertson, January 2011
"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
"We were very pleased with the accommodation in all parts of the trip. Riad Daria is truly lovely and the service there is top notch! The local guide for trekking was wonderful; super knowledgeable about his country and the routes, very flexible when my husband decided he was not up to the Toubkal summit, and extremely personable with our 12 year-old son. He also took us to a local market in the countryside on the way to the trekking start point, which gave us an insiders view of rural Morocco and the lifestyle. The mule driver/cook was also amazing. We never expected such well-prepared lunches on the trail and dinners in gites and he was just a lovely person to be around. Only one slight glitch in that we phoned local agent to confirm time for pick-up in Essaouira for Marrakech airport transfer. We agreed on 13h but she sent the driver a text to arrive at 13h25. Was not a problem as the route was fairly open but we were nervous when the driver did not at the time that we had agreed upon the day before. We arrived at the airport in plenty of time."
P Bohl, April, 2015
"Our main driver was very well informed and attentive to our needs. He made our long drive a pleasure. The service throughout and was excellent and personalised. We had lots of privacy and quiet seclusion. The visit to the local pottery where everything was made traditionally starting from making clay from the mud was very interesting."
A Gonzales, March 2016
"I would especially like to commend our driver and guide Mr Ali Leghlid. Ali was extremely friendly, helpful and knowledgeable and he went out of his way to take us to places that he knew would provide fantastic photo opportunities. Ali was a very gentle unassuming man who showed great consideration for his beautiful country, its environment and in particular, great kindness towards strangers that we came across while travelling in the Atlas Mountains, Draa Valley and in the Sahara Desert."
B McAlinden, August 2012
"We had a great time on our holiday in Morocco. Thank you for booking it all for us. All the transfers were courteous and polite drivers, arriving punctually with clean vehicles-thank you. The agency also arranged the hammam and massage for us which was excellent. In addition we had researched and booked a camel ride, dinner and overnight in a bivouac with Ranch de Diabat whilst in Essouria. Brilliant experience, if you want to look it up! We also did a cookery lesson through Kudjida's Kuzina - again excellent. Just the 2 of us in an Essaourian home - through a charity promoting women's enterprise in Morroco. Lovely to have the insight into a modern home in Morocco as well as meeting the family. Again, might be worth you looking it up if you're not aware of it already. We chose it in preference to the one at a hotel. a great holiday! so once again, thanks"
Z Berndes, Sept 2015
"I just wanted to let you know that we had a great trip and to thank you again for all of your help. All of the places we stayed at were very nice and so were the guides and the transfer drivers. We especially loved the Tatfi hotel near Ouirgane where we had a nice fireplace inside our room. It was very nice not to have to worry about all of the transfers and booking tours. Happy New Year!"
M Major, January 2014
"Overall, a fantastic holiday! This was the first time we had used a website of this nature to arrange a trip but we would definitely do so again & have already recommended it to friends. Many thanks for a great holiday, John & Katherine"
J McCabe, June 2014
"We just wanted to thank you for organising our trip. The holiday was fantastic and wouldn't have been possible if not for you. Marrakesh to Shrewsbury by train seemed like a mad cap idea with all the different elements and travel arrangements. However it didn't phase you at all, you just got it sorted and it all went like clockwork. Thank you again. Tru & Chris x"
Tru & Chris Smith, January, 2015
"Just to say a huge thank you to you all for arranging such an amazing holiday. The riad was beautiful and the staff all so kind. Our trip to the Sahara was fantastic and we were royally looked after - were the only couple at both camps so had very good care with our own personal team to look after us! The transfers, travel and activities all went seamlessly and we would thoroughly recommend you."
G & S Rawlinson, Oct 2015