If you want to jet off to an exotic destination that boasts sunny weather and is only a short flight away from the UK, then look no further than Morocco!

This wonderfully diverse African country even has the same time zone as Britain during the winter months, which means you can travel without suffering from any jet lag! Sounds good so far? Well, you haven’t even heard the best bits yet. Morocco is famous for its varied landscape, which makes it the perfect playground from every type of holiday maker. That’s right, here you'll find everything including epic mountain ranges, ancient cities, lush forests, golden beaches and sweeping deserts.

When most people think of Morocco, they conjure up visions of bartering in an atmospheric souq. Luckily, the truth is that the country is teeming with bustling medinas that are waiting to be explored. You too can put your haggling skills to the test in the winding medina maze of Fez or in the carnivalesque market square of Djemaa El Fna in Marrakesh.

Morocco’s lively cities, such as Casablanca or Marrakesh, provide ample opportunities to enjoy a spot of people-watching in their countless cafes. While you are sipping on an aromatic coffee, why not use this opportunity to plan your next move. Perhaps you will decide to hike up the peaks of the High Atlas, go camel trekking on the Saharan dunes, or explore caves in forested hills. Or maybe you want a chilled-out holiday relaxing with a restorative hammam, dining on delicately flavoured tajines or topping up your tan on the sandy beaches of popular coastal towns such as Essaouira, Oualidia and Tamouda Bay. Whatever you want to do - you’re sure to find it here!

Destinations in Morocco

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