Morocco, in North Africa, is an incredible country with rich cultures and a number of vibrant Morocco cities to discover, some of which are old imperial cities including Rabat, the capital of Morocco. Brightsun Travel offers cheap Morocco holiday packages available all year round, so that you can embark on a city or beach escape with a difference on your next holiday to Africa. Morocco is less than a 4 hour flight from London, yet visiting here will feel like you’re a world away.
With coastlines lined along the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, Morocco is an ideal beach destination. The country is also home to the stunning Atlas Mountains, offering once-in-a-lifetime hiking experiences. Away from its beaches and nature, Morocco has a melting pot of cultures and charming architectural wonders that take you back in time to a bygone era, from mosques and palaces to riads and other stunning religious centres.
Diwane Hotel 24 Rue Yougoslavie, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Route de Fès, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
34 Derb l'Hotel Bab Doukala, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Place des Nations Unies, Casablanca 20000, Morocco
19 Boulevard Moulay Rachid, Casablanca, Morocco
Casablanca is an incredible city in North Africa and Morocco’s largest city, perfect for a winter city break from the UK or an exotic summer escape. Head to Casablanca and experience a contemporary side to Morocco in revitalised urban areas and trendy shopping quarters, as well as a lush new central park which happens to be one of the city’s star attractions. Brightsun Travel has a wide selection of Casablanca holidays to suit a range of tastes and budgets.
In Casablanca you will be amazed by some extraordinary architecture, with buildings featuring a mix of Moorish, Moroccan, and European styles, reflecting the city’s rich French colonial heritage. A trip to Casablanca is not complete without exploring the Hassan II Mosque, one of Africa’s largest mosques where you can take a daily guided tour. Other impressive sightseeing landmarks include the Casablanca Cathedral, the Grand Theatre of Casablanca, and the Villa Des Arts museum.
Casablanca’s vibrant markets are another holiday highlight. The city’s historic Central Market is worth taking a stroll around, with stalls selling fresh groceries, flowers, spices, and handicrafts. Casablanca also boasts some top-class shopping malls such as Morocco Mall, one of the largest shopping centres in Africa featuring over 600 retail brands. Finally, on a Casablanca getaway you just have to take a stroll along the Corniche, which stretches along the city’s coastline with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Marrakesh is an ancient city in North Africa, best known for boasting one of the largest open-air markets in the world, plus modern art galleries and a vibrant nightlife. Brightsun Travel has put together a range of holidays to Marrakesh, featuring direct flights from UK, as well as accommodation at some of the city’s finest hotels, from ancient riads to luxury resorts in some of Marrakesh’s best neighbourhoods.
No tour of Marrakesh would be complete without exploring the Medina of Marrakesh, where you can get lost in a maze of narrow back streets and delight your senses with an array of exotic aromas. Inside the many shops and stalls of the Medina you will find a wide range of local artisanal products, as well as boutiques showcasing some of the city’s best young local designers.
When you need an escape from the bustle, you could explore the city’s green oasis - Jardin Secret, or Secret Garden, built out of the ruins of an old palace, offering beautiful gardens to relax in, as well as a central viewing tower with incredible views over Marrakesh. Contact Brightsun Travel about our cheap holidays to Marrakesh and experience a city break in style.
Morocco Currency: You’ll be spending Moroccan dirhams
Language: Moroccan Arabic and Berber
Local Time: 1 hour ahead of GMT
Flight Time from the UK: Approximately 3.5-4hrs
Tourist Information: Visit the official Moroccan tourist information site for lots of helpful information regarding upcoming events, where to go, what to do, and how to get around.
Health/Travel Restrictions: To travel to Morocco, British citizens need a valid passport. A visa is not required. For up to date travel advice and health recommendations visit the government’s travel advice for Morocco.
A: Morocco is located in northwest Africa, sharing land borders with Algeria and Western Sahara.
A: Morocco is a relatively safe country, however criminal activity does occasionally take place, including petty crime involving tourists such as theft, harassment, and street attacks. It is advised to stay vigilant at all times, avoid quiet regions, and don’t carry valuables with you.
A: Yes, you are able to drink in Morocco. Alcohol is readily available in licensed bars and hotels across the country. Please note that drinking alcohol on the street or anywhere unlicensed is prohibited.
A: Yes, Morocco is predominately a Muslim nation, following Islamic customs.
A trip to Casablanca is incomplete without visiting the stunning Hassan II Mosque, one of the largest mosques in all of Africa. Other top things to do in Casablanca include The Corniche, which overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and makes for a scenic sunset stroll, the Grand Theatre of Casablanca, the Villa Des Arts Museum, and the Casablanca Cathedral.
Alternatively, fly into Marrakesh and explore one of the world's largest open air markets – the Medina of Marrakesh, where local traders gather to showcase spices, gold, exotic scents, street food, and souvenirs, to name a few. Afterwards you can escape the craziness of the Marrakesh market scene and enter the city’s Secret Garden, built from the ruins of a historic palace, and climb to the top of its central viewing tower to enjoy splendid views over Marrakesh. The Marrakech nightlife scene is also impressive!
Morocco is a hot country that is known to have extreme heat, however due to its location at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, there’s a welcome breeze that reduces how hot it feels there. The country’s hottest months are July and August, with temperatures reaching highs of 37 degrees Celsius. Between January and April, Morocco sees more rainfall. The best time to visit Morocco would be either in May or September, when rainfall and humidity is low, but there’s still plenty of daily sunshine.
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