The Kingdom of Morocco is one of the most exotic countries in Africa, yet it is only three hours or so from London by air and just a 90 minute ferry crossing from Algeciras in Spain. There are no herds of elephant on the plains or leopards in the trees, but there is dramatic scenery, distinctive architecture, much cultural interest, and fun shopping in the souks for colourful scarves, carpets, silverware and so on, while all around is a traditional lifestyle which has seen little change for centuries.
In addition to all these attractions, it is great to be able to find warm sunshine at times of year when Europe’s weather is far from reliable – such as March, April, May, October and November – and, indeed, during the winter months.
And Morocco offers luxury to the visitor, too. There are superb hotels and restaurants in Marrakech, for example, and grand villas and luxurious riads to be rented as well. There are also some fine hotels in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, to the south of Marrakech, and the more adventurous can drive up and over the mountains and down the other side to the edge of the Sahara Desert, home of the Bedouin tribes.
The Rocksure Club knows Morocco well and can plan a programme which combines the best of everything.
The Sahara Desert, known as "The Great Desert” in Arabic, is the
world’s largest hot desert. Its 9.2 million square kilometres border ten of Africa’s countries, and is a must see for travellers all over the world.
Expeditions to this vast desert can vary from day trips to
overnight stays. Enjoy riding your own camel to watching the beauty of the sunrise, or experience the Erg Chebbi dunes whilst the sunset changes the colour of the sand.
Overnight stays can start at the “Quarzate” also known as
“the Gate of the Sahara” and continue through the Zagora Dunes, and why not include an authentic Moroccan dinner under the endless stars of the Saharan sky?
The Bedouin tribesmen have lived amongst Morocco’s Atlas mountains for thousands of years, defying the harsh environment, and still staying loyal to their ancient traditions.
Meaning “desert dweller in Arabic”, the Berbers reside in tribes scattered throughout North Africa. Although remote, their reputation for being friendly and joyous is strong, and all for good reason.
Be welcomed into Berber life: sit amongst the tribes whilst tucking into authentic Bedouin cuisine such as flatbread, olives and traditional beef tagine, washed down with home-made Moroccan tea; Indulge in a spot of dancing and sing alongside these wonderful tribesmen and women long into the evening, an experience that will stay with you forever.
Get back into the swing of things amongst some of the world's
best golf courses.
In recent years Morocco has become one of the best golfing destinations. With its glorious weather, fabulous food, and a wide range of excellent golf courses, it comes as no surprise that Morocco regularly entices golfers both new and professional.
With such a variety of courses to choose from, including classic courses sitting in splendid isolation, such as that of The Old Lady at the Royal Marrakech, but also new and excitingly designed lay-outs including PalmGolf in Marrakech, Morocco’s offerings are nearly endless, and proves that it is indeed, a Golfer’s Paradise.
Be mesmerised by snake dances, enchanted by story tellers, and transported into world full of colour and ancient magic on a walking Souk Tour.
Vibrant with colours, sights and smells to tantalize and excite your senses, the labyrinth of winding streets are home to an abundance of tiny stalls and shops, offering everything from aromatic spices and traditional cuisines, to sumptuous fabrics and crafted ornaments, artwork and jewellery and everything in between.
Perfect your bargaining skills with the friendly stall owners, observe the rhythm of the Gnawa dancers, and enjoy the traditional Moroccan musicians as you discover one of Morocco’s finest gems.
Perfect for the adventurers who want to experience the true
traditional Berber culture of Morocco. Take in Morocco’s beauty from up to 2000m above sea level.
Experience the agricultural lands, pass through the red clay villages
and feast your eyes upon the wonderful views the Atlas Mountains have to offer.
Stop off for a relaxed picnic lunch before visiting the secret springs and waterfalls of these glorious mountains, before descending back down through the valleys of juniper and pine, along the way passing shepherds and goatherds tending to their flocks.
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Spend your morning at La Maison Arabe where you can do a cooking workshop, which is taken by a dada (which is a traditional Moroccan cook) or a chef from La Maison Arabe Moroccan restaurant and are held at the hotel which is centrally located. Small groups of maximum 10 participants work alongside a translator, using modern equipment found in everyday kitchens. At the end of the morning you will dine on the delicious meal you have prepared, which will include an appetizer and a main dish (a tagine), or a main dish and pudding.
After eating all that delicious Moroccan cuisine, if you fancy burning off some of those calories and seeing the sights, you can hop on a bicycle and explore the city of Marrakech or perhaps the Palmeraie. With fun, experienced guides and the latest bikes for all abilities it is a great way to explore the area.
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