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Best experience holidays in Morocco 2023

Best experience holidays in Morocco 2023

A diverse destination infused with historic traditions and blended cultures, Morocco presents not only a paradise for sunloungers with its year-round sunshine but also adventures across impressive natural landscapes – bound to entice the most intrepid of travellers.

If a luxury all-inclusive retreat to Marrakech or Agadir on the Atlantic coast isn’t quite your cup of tea, try climbing the towering Atlas Mountains, cycling through the rugged south or fine-tuning your visual arts skills in cultural capital, Fes. Morocco delivers on unforgettable experience holidays and it pays to embrace authenticity with hospitable local guides, cooks and drivers at the centre of any successful journey.

From hiking holidays on North Africa’s highest peak to sketching stays and surfing breaks, here’s a selection of Moroccan highlights to inspire active and relaxing holidays on the enchanting African gem – and how to pull off the bucket list getaways.

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Hike Morocco’s mighty Mount Toubkal

At 4,167m tall, Toubkal is the highest peak in North Africa

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Summiting North Africa’s highest peak is no mean feat and a climb of Mount Toubkal’s snowy slopes at 4,167m is certainly not for the faint-hearted. Starting in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, spectacular rugged mountainscapes fill your field of vision as you hike on an affordable weekend (or week-long) trek led by steady mules. Integrated feasts of lamb tagine and fresh mackerel meet village culture and hiking gite hut stays for some R&R along the way.

How to do it

Intrepid Travel offers an epic seven-day Mount Toubkal Trek package from £432pp, including all transport, accommodation, activities and hearty meals. Highlights, such as the basecamp hike past the pilgrimage site of Sidi Chamarouchou and stays in Amazigh village’s traditional mountain homes, gear up for the snow-steeped summit with panoramic Atlantic and Sahara views. International airfares are not included; return flights to Marrakech currently average £53 when departing from London.

Ride the waves in Taghazout

The famous Anchor Point has world-class breaks for avid surfers

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Just north of Agadir, Taghazout is a laid-back village for sundowners and surfers where time almost stands still (is it’s one of the world’s best surfing spots). Breaks…

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