Senior Travel Designer Chris says why it was named one of the best places to visit in 2020


Watch The Sunset Over The Sahara

For a memorable moment in Morocco, take a four-wheel drive out into the Sahara. Then leave the car behind and take a camel ride across the sand. At the end of your trek you can watch the sun set behind the dunes and the sky turn burnt orange. Your camel will then take you to a Bedouin camp where you can enjoy dinner beneath the stars.


Pretend You’re In Game of Thrones

Hollywood has long been a fan of Morocco and the UNESCO Heritage City of Aid Benhaddou in particular. Found on the ancient caravan route, between the Sahara and Marrakech, this fortified village has often starred on the big screen. You can stroll through this medieval city hidden within the desert that has starred in 20 movies including Gladiator and more recently on the small screen with Game of Thrones.


Become A Moroccan Chef

Want to know how the Moroccans make their dishes so flavorsome? Take a cooking class at La Maison Arabe. Here a Dada (traditional Moroccan chef) will reveal the secret to creating its heritage eats. After cooking two traditional dishes, you will leave the class with a cookbook full of recipes and a tagine so that you can recreate the dishes at home.


Beat The Blues In Chefchaouen

One of the most Instagrammable places on Earth. The azure blue city is a charming maze of gorgeous buildings and alleyways that you will want to get lost within. Head to a rooftop at sunset for the most amazing views.


Barter For Bargains In Fez

If you were asked to picture what an old Arabian city would look like – it would be Fez. Behind the high stone walls of the Medina you’ll find a labyrinth of alleyways filled with shops selling pottery, carpets, and leather goods. Follow the painted cobbled walkways to find enough buys to furnish your entire home.

Suggested Itineraries

Classic Morocco

Marrakech Essaouira & The Coast The Atlas Mountains Erg Chebbi & the Moroccan Sahara Fez & the Imperial Cities Morocco

  • Wander around the maze-like souks of Marrakech and Fez
  • Spend a night stargazing in a camp in the heart of the desert
  • See the varying landscapes from desert oases to the Atlas Mountains
  • Visit famous film locations including Stars Wars and Game of Thrones
  • Soak up the magical atmosphere of Djema El Fna square with its jugglers, fortune tellers, and snake charmers

When to go:

ideal length 9 nights
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View of Koutoubia Mosque and garden in Marrakesh, Morocco


A holiday in Morocco with Lightfoot Travel brings together romantic desertscapes, golden beaches, grand Islamic architecture, myriad cultures, and delectable cuisine.

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