Beaches and Berbers, medinas and mosques, souks and sand dunes ... Morocco has variety and an exotic feel that has fascinated travellers since long before the hippies arrived. Affordable and only a short ferry from Spain, Morocco's mix of traditional and modern strikes the perfect balance between the intensely exotic and comfortingly familiar. Made for a movie set, cities like Fez, Marrakech, and Casablanca evoke images of medinas, spice markets and couscous, while the geographic extremes - from the Atlas Mountains to beach resorts to camels in the desert - make it eminently photogenic. The mad circus of Marrakech's Djemaa el Fna square, packed with incense, salesmen and snake charmers, is so bizarre and entertaining you'll be looking for the hidden camera.
Winter Toubkal Ascent (DCWT)
Climbing a mountain in the summertime is tough. Climbing one in the winter? That’s for adventurers only. While the climb up Mount Toubkal is the undisputed centrepiece of this week-long escapade in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains, it’s not the only once-in-a-lifetime encounter you’ll have. Beginning in captivating Marrakech, you’ll trek deep into the hills (no prior experience required—promise!), happening upon snowbound Berber communities and some of the most majestic mountainscapes you’ll ever see along the way. Prepare to return home a completely different person than when you left.
Highlights: Walk in snowy mountain scenery, summit two peaks in the High Atlas Mountains, Experience Moroccan village life in winter
Morocco Family Adventure (DCMF)
Wedged between the Mediterranean and the great Sahara, Morocco is essentially one massive beach. But there is way more to do here than just lie around and tan. Bursting with captivating history and fascinating culture, this manageable eight-day itinerary is the perfect balm for your family’s all-inclusive resort blues. Camel rides and campouts in the desert, surfing lessons in Essaouira, the magic of Marrakech and more await. Don’t forget the sunblock!
Highlights: Experience the hustle and bustle of Marrakech, learn to surf at Essaouria, camel-trek along the beach at Sidi Kaouki, wander the souk of Essaourira