"I love introducing our guests to the unique energy of Morocco, and I'll show you how to navigate the country, from haggling in the bazaars to meeting local Berber tribesmen in the desert"
Visit a traditional tannery
We’ll take you to the rows of round dye-pits in a traditional tannery, for a fascinating glimpse into Morocco’s ancient leather craft. You’ll learn about the treatment process and see the earthy colours made from natural products like saffron, cedar wood, indigo, mint and poppy flower.
Take a stroll through Marrakesh
A former imperial city known as the ‘Red City’, Marrakesh is filled with treasures. See Morocco’s largest traditional souk (market) where you can learn the art of haggling, visit the grand Bahia Palace, and soak up the energy of Djemaa el Fna Square in the Old Quarter, where you’ll find acrobats, camels and palm readers.
Enjoy a visit to the Royal Palace in Rabat
We’ll take you for a drive along the coast to the capital of Rabat, where our Local Specialists will reveal all the wonders of the city. Visit the 17th century Royal Palace, where the king of Morocco lives, and see the royal guards at the entrance, with flowerbeds, fountains and antique cannons.
Take in panoramic views of Dades Valley and Berber villages
Follow the route of a thousand kasbahs to the Dades Valley, where green oases and mudbrick homes are strewn across the dusty pink valley. We’ll travel into the Sahara to see the brilliant desert sunset and meet the local Berber tribesmen, before spending the night surrounded by the spectacular Atlas Mountains.
Wander around Fez
Connect with the symbolic heart of Morocco in Fez, the oldest imperial city in the country. Our Local Specialists will take you on a journey to the medina, one of the world’s largest thriving medieval centres, and you can see the royal palace, roam the vibrant alleyways, or relax in an ornate courtyard.
Our top 5 things to do in Morocco
Our Morocco holiday packages delve into the vivid culture of the country, with visits to a traditional tannery, the souks of Marrakesh, and the Berber villages of the Sahara.
Dar Si Said
Housed in a 19th century palace, Dar Si Said is a fantastic folklore museum in Marrakesh. You’ll discover Islamic architecture and artisan craftwork, including an Andalusian fountain basin that’s more than 1,000 years old. It’s also surrounded by several courtyards and gardens where you’ll find ornate stucco, tiled mosaics and carved wooden ceilings.
A former royal palace converted into a museum in 1915, Dar Batha was the first museum in Morocco. The beautiful building now contains around 6,000 collections of zellige tiles, embroidery, jewellery, coins, carved wood, carpets and a large collection of the famous cobalt-blue ceramics of Fez.
Mohammed VI Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art
Located in Rabat, this museum of contemporary and modern art contains an excellent collection of Moroccon and international art. It’s housed in a gleaming white building inspired by Arab-Moorish architecture, and you can see the works of 200 Moroccan artists including Ahmed Yacoubi and Hassan Hajjaj.
Best museums in Morocco
Our Morocco guided tours will reveal the country’s vivid culture and history through its museums, including a museum of Moroccan art and a former royal palace.
Tagine has been part of Moroccan culture for hundreds of years. It’s a delicious stew-like dish made of slow-cooked meat, like chicken or fish, and vegetables or fruit. The dish is named after the North African clay or ceramic pot in which the dish is cooked.
Also known as sikuk or seksu, couscous is the beloved national food of Morocco. It’s a dish of steamed balls of crushed semolina, flavoured with herbs and spices, and served with meats and vegetables. Most Moroccan families eat couscous on Fridays, although you can sample this tasty dish any day of the week.
Chermoula is a thick relish or marinade, used as the foundation of many Moroccan dishes. It’s made with a variety of herbs and spices like cumin, paprika, parsley and pepper, and is classically used to flavour fish and seafood dishes, such as fried sardines and fish tagine.
Best food in Morocco
Dive into the tantalising cuisine of Morocco with Trafalgar, as we show you the best places to try traditional dishes like tagine, couscous and fish chermoula.
What to pack for Morocco
In Morocco, the standard voltage is 220 V and the power plugs and sockets are of type C and E. The standard frequency is 50 Hz.
When visiting Morocco, you’ll need to wear modest clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Bring light, loose clothes for the heat and warm layers for chilly desert nights.
A scarf is useful for everyone as it keeps the sun and sand off your face, while women can use it to cover their head when visiting mosques.
In Morocco, you’ll need comfortable sandals that you can easily slip off when entering homes, hammams and some traditional restaurants.
Sunscreen & sunglasses
The sun can be intense in Morocco, so protect your eyes with UV-protected sunglasses and your skin with SPF 30 or higher.