Experience luxury Morocco breaks
Natural beauty and historic wonder
Morocco is a haven of cultural delights, offering something for everyone who visits. Marrakech in the north west is perfect for a shopping trip to traditional souks, while the Sahara Desert offers the chance to experience the natural wonders of this north African country. Its diversity and beauty make it the perfect destination for short breaks.
Sample shopping in souks and stalls
For an authentic insight into historical Morocco, there's no better place than the souks this country is famous for. In areas such as Marrakech and Fez, the walled souks are intricate, labyrinthine markets packed full of traditional food, textiles and crafts. Watch how Moroccan scarves of every colour you can image are carefully woven by hand, and observe the famous spice stacks synonymous with images of the country.
Alternatively, Djemaa El-Fna in Marrakech is a bustling tourist favourite of open market stalls featuring a myriad of Moroccan food and souvenirs. It isn't uncommon to see a monkey or two running around the square, or the occasional snake charmer. As the day draws to a close you can be captivated by the magicians' tricks and storytellers' tales, while enjoying the thriving, vibrant atmosphere of the growing crowd as evening gives way to night. Getaways to Morocco are incomplete without at least one shopping trip!
Walk around the backdrops of famous films, and experience the Sahara on camel-back
So many films have been shot in the province of Ouarzazate and the areas around it that it has even been given the nickname 'Ouallywood'! Morocco breaks are perfect for visiting the live sets of films such as Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia, scenes of which were shot at Aït Benhaddou. This UNESCO World Heritage site is distinctive by its pre-Saharan, red, mud buildings. A live piece of history preserved in the Moroccan desert, the town is still home to many residents.
Staying in the village of Merzouga offers the chance to observe the majestic Erg Chebbi dunes in the Sahara Desert, the highest of which stands at 150 metres. The minute village, sat on the edge of the dunes, is dwarfed by their sheer size. Take a late evening camel ride to watch the sun set over the brilliant orange sand.
After your journey back to the village via dune buggy, take a moment to stand under the desert sky, as no light pollution means it is peppered with the brightest and biggest stars. Retire to a local village hotel to sample Maghrebi, a north African custom of mint, sugared green tea with spearmint leaves, and wake with the wonder of the desert dunes on your doorstep. With so many unique experiences on offer, a stay in Morocco is truly memorable. Sign up to Voyage Prive now to browse all of our exclusive offers on luxury hotels!