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Morocco holidays: The best deals for your Morocco getaway

With its unique scents, mysterious alleyways, bustling souks and the endless expanse that is the Sahara Desert, Morocco is a destination that's on most people's bucket lists. And thanks to this country's rich diversity, it can feel tricky to decide where to go and how to get the most out of your time in Morocco.

Marrakesh, Rabat, Fes and Tangier are popular choices for a city break, while the beaches of Agadir are ideal for those in search of a beach holiday. For the ultimate romantic getaway, Casablanca is ideal or, for something colourful and unique, wander through the 'blue city' of Chefchaouen. No matter where you decide to go, we've got all the best deals for your next holiday to Morocco.

Morocco holiday tips

If you're still sitting on the fence about a Morocco holiday and want to know more before buying a deal, this section is for you. For the best time to travel to Morocco to flight times and other practical information, you can find all this and more below.

Morocco entry requirements

UK holidaymakers won't need a visa to enter Morocco and can stay for tourist purposes for up to 90 days. You do need to have a passport that's valid for at least three months on the date of your entry into Morocco. You should also check whether your passport looks visibly damaged; some holidaymakers have been denied entry due to travelling with damaged passports.

To keep up to date with entry requirements for Morocco, check GOV.UK's website for the latest information and travel advisories.

Getting to Morocco

Most UK holidaymakers get to Morocco via a short flight. A direct flight from London, for example, takes just over three hours. Lost-cost airlines fly to numerous destinations in Morocco, and you can catch these flights from London, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester and Edinburgh. Alternatively, you can fly with British Airways or Royal Air Maroc, departing from London Heathrow or Gatwick.

There are additional seasonal routes offered by TUI and other holiday providers, but these are mostly available in the summer months.

Morocco at a glance

Flight duration (from London): 3 hours 15 minutes

Main airports: Mohammed V International Airport (Casablanca), Marrakech-Menara Airport (Marrakesh), Al Massira Airport (Agadir), Essaouira-Mogador Airport (Essaouira), Saïss Airport (Fes), Ibn Battouta Airport (Tangier), Rabat-Salé Airport (Rabat)

Population: 38.1 million

Languages: Standard Arabic, Standard Moroccan Berber

Currency: Moroccan Dirham

Socket types: Type C and E (adapter required)

Time zone: GMT+1 (one hour ahead except for British Summer Time, when the UK and Morocco share the same time)

When is the best time to visit Morocco?

Since Morocco has many different regions, there'll be better months to visit depending on where you'd like to go and what you'd like to do. As a rule of thumb, though, spring and autumn are considered the best times to visit Morocco. This is when temperatures fluctuate between a comfortable 24 and 30 degrees Celsius.

The Moroccan summer, on the other hand, can be stifling with extremely hot temperatures - unless your destination is the high-altitude Atlas Mountains, where the weather will be more bearable, especially if you'd like to do some hiking. And you can argue that the coastal areas of Morocco can be visited all year round, as the weather in the cooler months is still much warmer than what we experience in the UK.

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The best holiday destinations in Morocco


Located along the northern coastline of Morocco, Casablanca has long been associated with romantic getaways, mostly thanks to a particular film. Nowadays, Casablanca is also considered to be one of Morocco's most modern and progressive cities, where stricter customs observed elsewhere feel more relaxed here.

On the sightseeing side, Casablanca's historic medina is a must as is Mahkama du Pacha, an astonishingly beautiful building with 60 rooms. In a nutshell, Casablanca is a great place to while away a weekend, and to get in touch with Morocco's more modern side.


One of our top picks for a city break, Marrakesh is another place where you can experience the clash of history and modernity in Morocco. In fact, the city is divided into the medina, the historical part of Marrakesh, home to fascinating structures and sprawling souks, and Gueliz, the modern district, where you'll find high-end shopping, hotels and eclectic eateries and cafes.

This is the destination for those who want a glimpse of Morocco's traditional side; take your time truly exploring the Medina, with all of its unique sights, smells, sounds and tastes.


Considered to be the stronghold of Morocco's beach tourism, it's no surprise that holidaymakers find that Agadir feels a lot more westernised than other destinations in the country. There are a range of sprawling seaside resorts to choose from, as well as numerous modern hotels.

And holidaymakers come here for good reason: the beaches here are glorious, with long stretches of sandy beach and warm weather for most of the year. You can also try your hand at surfing if you fancy, as there are a number of surf schools within the area.


Located inland in northern Morocco, Fes is a superb choice for all history enthusiasts. That's because it's home to one of this part of the world's best-preserved medinas, so much so that it's rumoured that you can get easily lost inside and need a guide. That isn't the case; instead, just take your time and explore the different parts of Fes' medina that make it so remarkable.

Since the new town is a fair distance away from the medina, most holidaymakers opt to stay in the latter, so that they can kickstart each day with sightseeing as opposed to catching a taxi!


Whether it's Instagram that's brought you here or you have a penchant for all things blue, Chefchaouen has become an increasingly popular destination during the past few years. More often a day trip than an overnight stay, break the norm by lingering in this unique city.

Located in the foothills of the Rif mountain range, Chefchaouen is most renowned for its vivid blue or white buildings, but you'll also find other attractions, cafes and accommodation. Plus, Chefchaouen happens to be a great base for hiking, with some excellent walking trails located nearby.


Offering the best of both worlds - sea and city - Morocco's capital is a lovely spot for a city break. Rabat has a little bit of everything, with historical buildings to visit, beaches to enjoy, green spaces to stroll in and a top-notch culinary scene too. What more could you want?

If it's your first time in Rabat, we'd recommend staying in the medina so that you're close to all the sightseeing action. If you want to experience an authentic stay, opt for one of the riads located here. The Hassan district is another good base for sightseeing, while staying nearer to the coastline makes sense for those wanting a beach holiday.


Located in Morocco's north, Tangier is known as a gateway city. It's a gateway between Europe and Africa - and its cultural offerings very much reflects this - but it's also seen as a gateway for exploring the rest of Morocco, often acting as a starting point of any holiday here.

Blending its coastal beauty with historical (and mythical) sites, cultural attractions like museums and galleries, and its range of modern amenities and food options, Tangier is a great place to start your Moroccan adventure, especially if you're planning to see multiple destinations while you're in the country.


Another coastal city located on Morocco's popular Atlantic coastline, Essaouira is a top choice for those seeking a destination that exudes a relaxed and artistic vibe, where watersports and history are equal drawcards. It also has unique Portuguese roots, which can be felt throughout Essaouira.

It's one of our favourite destinations in Morocco; undoubtedly popular, this city still manages to feel like a hidden gem thanks to its laidback vibe and the sort of holidaymakers that tend to gravitate towards Essaouira. Plus, Essaouira is a good base for exploring the rest of Morocco's Atlantic coastline.

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The best things to do in Morocco

  1. Visit the Atlas mountains

  2. Buy something special at the souks

  3. Stay at a traditional riad

  4. Marvel at the blue city of Chefchaouen

  5. Go surfing in Essaouira

  6. Indulge in Moroccan cuisine

  7. See the Jardin Majorelle in Marrakesh

  8. Experience camel trekking in the Sahara Desert

  9. See where your feet take you in ancient medinas

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Morocco holiday FAQs

Still have some burning questions about holidaying in Morocco? We've collected all the most commonly asked questions about travelling to and in Morocco, and you can find these - and the answers - right below!

Q: Is it safe to travel to Morocco?

A: Yes, Morocco is generally considered a safe place to travel. Like most destinations, common-sense precautions should be followed, like avoiding isolated places at night and being vigilant of your surroundings. Always follow the latest UK travel advisories.

Q: How long should I plan to stay in Morocco?

A: If you're planning to see one destination, a weekend or long weekend should suffice. If you're planning to see multiple destinations or enjoy a slower pace of travel, we'd recommend a minimum of seven days.

Q: Are there cultural norms or customs I should be aware of in Morocco?

A: The consumption of alcohol is highly regulated in Morocco; while it's not illegal, alcohol will only be sold in licensed establishments. It's also advised to dress modestly, covering shoulders, chests and legs, especially when visiting historic or religious sites. Public displays of affection should be avoided.

Q: Do I need additional vaccinations to travel to Morocco?

A: Not currently, but as seen with the Covid-19 pandemic, rules can change quickly. Standard vaccinations are recommended, as are mosquito repellants and wearing long sleeves to avoid bites.

Q: What transport is available in Morocco?

A: Numerous modes of transport are available in Morocco. Taxis and buses are useful for getting around a single destination, while you can use trains, intercity buses and domestic flights to get to other destinations within Morocco.

Q: Which dishes should I try in Morocco?

A: Known for its hearty and aromatic flavours, some of Morocco's key dishes include tagine, pastilla, couscous, b'ssara, makouda and, of course, freshly brewed mint tea.