Morocco tours

Best tours in Morocco

Morocco tours can be some of the most memorable on the planet. From trekking around the country in the Toubkal area to exploring sandy deserts in M’Hamid, Morocco offers endless adventure experiences.

  1. Explore the enchanting city of Fez
  2. Go on a horse ride in Morocco
  3. Enjoy trekking with a guide in Morocco
  4. Cook your way around Marrakech
  5. Make the most of a desert trip in Morocco

Foodie? Yes? Horse rider Yes? Adventurer? Yes? Then Morocco is the place for you. Whatever tour you choose to book onto, they will lead a lasting impression on this fascinating country.

In collaboration with
Rough Guides

1. Explore the enchanting city of Fez

Fez is a must-see ancient city when travelling throughout Morocco. The city is home to plenty of tours and well-respected local experts who organize a range of interesting activities, from patisserie classes and food-tasting tours of the Medina, to learning to cook with a Moroccan family. You can even explore the city’s rich tradition of commercial crafts, visiting the workshops of tanners, potters, weavers and zellij master craftsmen along the way.

Best for: Tours in Fez

Top tip: Dar Roumana is one of the best places to stay in Fez - and to have a bite to eat.

2. Go on a horse ride in Morocco

If you like horse riding, then Morocco is for you. Ouirgane is an up-and-coming destination due to its proximity to Marrakesh and its stunning greenery, red-earth hills and pine forests, all of which combine to make it worth an overnight stay - or, of course, longer. It’s a wonderful spot to rest up after a few days of trekking around Toubkal, and makes a pleasant base in itself for day-walks into the surrounding foothills, mountain-bike forays or horse riding. The village also hosts a small Thursday souk. The equestrian centre at the Résidence de la Roseraie offers riding at 200dh/hr; book well in advance. Horse riding is an incredibly memorable way to tour the country.

Best for: Adventure

Top tip: If you’re looking for more outdoor sports, head to Essaouira which is great for kitesurfing.

3. Enjoy trekking with a guide in Morocco

Unless you’re undertaking a particularly long or ambitious trek - or find yourself in Morocco in winter conditions - there are no technical problems to hold anyone back from trekking in the Toubkal area, or climbing the peak itself. However, the mountain needs to be taken seriously. You must have decent footwear and clothing - it’s possible to be caught out by summer storms as well as bad winter conditions - and you should be prepared to camp out if you are going on longer treks (or find the Toubkal refuges full). In winter, depending on conditions, you might need an ice axe and crampons; these can be hired in Imlil. It’s important to keep to a gentle pace until you are properly acclimatized as altitudes of 3000–4000m can be very demanding, especially when combined with the midday heat and walking over long sections of rough boulders or loose scree. Official mountain guides can be found in Imlil, as well as at a number of the larger villages in the Toubkal region. Always ask to see their official documentation before engaging anyone as your guide, as there are many active untrained “faux guides” in the area. Looking for Morocco holiday packages? We’ve got lots of superb options for you to have a look through!

Best for: Keen trekkers

Top tip: For more trekking, base yourself in Chefchaouen and head to the Rig Mountains.

4. Cook your way around Marrakech

Moroccan food is gorgeous. Think succulent tagines and piles of light, fluffy couscous. Workshops in Moroccan cooking are offered by hotels and restaurants around the city and daytime and evening food tours are available, too. Some courses can even be a week long and include villa accommodation in the palmery and meals.

Best for: Foodies

Top tip: Don't leave Morocco without having a glass of super-sweet mint tea!

5. Make the most of a desert trip in Morocco

One of the best experiences in Morocco is to explore the desert. A lot of travellers organize their desert trips from Zagora, but there’s no shortage of opportunities in M’Hamid to arrange a (usually cheaper) camel safari. Prices are pretty standard, at around 400dh/ person /day (850dh for Erg Chigaga), which should include a guide, camel, all meals and a tent. If you want a longer trip, the day-rate quoted may rise dramatically, but the experience is totally worth it. Choose from overnight camel trips to a variety of desert camps, from mobile tents to luxury setups, plus Arabic and cooking courses.

Best for: Seeing the desert

Top tip: Remember to see the incredible Skoura Oasis for even more outdoor adventure.

Find your perfect destination