Why visit Morocco?

Morocco is situated in Northern Africa and is characterised by rugged mountains, large deserts and a lengthy coastline. The capital is Rabat. However, the largest city is Casablanca. With a population of more than 33 million people, it is distinguished by its Berber, Arabian and European cultural influences. Islam is the main religion and Arabic, Berber and French are widely spoken languages.

   

The combination of spectacularly different scenery and interesting mix of cultures makes Morocco a fascinating country to visit. The cuisine is a fusion of Moorish, European and Mediterranean. Spices are used extensively with bread and couscous both staples in the Moroccan diet. Be sure to try atai, a mint tea commonly consumed in Morocco.

Morocco is also a shopper's paradise, particularly the souks of Marrakesh. Small alleys of interesting and unique shops selling everything from slippers, tassels, rugs, leather bags, silver lamps,  pottery and more. It is possible to wander the souks in Morocco for days and still discover something new. 

  

Tourism is Morocco's second largest source of income with more than 11 million international tourists in 2017. 20% of those tourists are French with a large number of other European visitors also choosing to visit Morocco. 

    

We recommend you visit the Australian Government smart traveller website to inform yourself. Australian visitors do not need a visa to visit Morocco if staying under 3 months.

I am excited to announce that Morocco is the first country for our tours. Our two week tour and five day Marrakesh immersion are open for bookings. The two week tour starts in Cassablanca on the 5th November 2018 and ends in Marrakesh on the 19th November. We've included all of the amazing highlights Morocco has to offer - a night 'glamping' in the Sahara desert, spa treatment in Marrakesh, mountain villages, a cooking class and 6 UNESCO listed sites including the ancient Roman city developed in the 3rd century. Our tour ends in Marrakesh and we've allowed fours days for you to shop, chill and soak up the atmosphere of this amazing city. We have limited this tour to a maximum of ten people. Visit our tour page to download an itinerary of our two week tour.   

 

Further information and an itinerary for our Morocco Highlights Tour can also be found on our website. If you have any questions or you'd like further information, please contact Nicole by phone or email.

Meet Johnny from Jaipur, India

The people of India are extraordinarily friendly and genuinely want you to have a great time when visiting their county. While waiting for friends, I met Johnny who was working as a guard at one of the Jaipur forts. 

Johnny asked me if I was enjoying the fort and my visit to Jaipur. Then he started to tell me about his elephants. His family owned 5 elephant and he was so passionate about them! He told me stories of funny things they do. He then skyped his brother to show me what the elephants were doing. We chatted to his brother and saw the elephants eating.

 

This was such a random, fun encounter that I will always remember. By the way, I have Johnny's phone number so when we are in Jaipur we can meet Johnny and his elephants!

    

This is not one of Johnny's elephants. Just a random elephant walking the streets of Jaipur. This is common near Amber Fort as the elephants are used to transport tourists up and down the hill. They are also still used in wedding ceremonies.

Elephants are not native to the north of India and there is a sanctuary called Elefantastic which is trying to break the cycle of elephant tourism. You can choose to visit the sanctuary as one of the optional activities on our tuk-tuk day tour. Here you will have the opportunity to spend an unforgettable day taking care of an elephant.

Join our Royal Rajasthan tour to explore Jaipur, the pink city of Rajasthan.