Morocco Guided Walking Holiday

Explore vibrant souks, rolling deserts and imposing mountains


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Activity types:

  • Coastal
  • Culture
  • Food & drink
  • High Mountains


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Difficulty is measured on many factors such as distance, ascent/descent, terrain, weather and more. There's no magic formula, but from our experience we use yellow for easy, orange for medium and red for hard. Challenger holidays require a high level of fitness and stamina.

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From £2,299.00 - 13 nights


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Holiday overview

From Marrakech to Fes, Morocco’s ancient cities offer many charms. Explore the exotic delights of the medinas as you wander through the maze of alleys and take in the wonderful sights and smells of the many souks. Follow the trail of the nomads to the peaks of the High and Middle Atlas Mountains in the company of experienced Berber guides who will introduce us to the hidden valleys, Kasbahs, oases and villages of this starkly beautiful part of North Africa. Stay in the Sahara and experience the delights of a sunrise over the magnificent Erg Chebbi dunes.

Holiday highlights

  • Visit the charming ‘blue’ city of Chefchaouen
  • Explore the cultural capital of Fes and its ancient medina maze
  • Walk in the cedar forests of the Middle Atlas Mountains
  • Stay at a luxury camp in the Sahara Desert and see the sun rise over the Erg Chebbi dunes
  • Discover the imperial city of Marrakech with its colourful souks

Price includes

  • 13 nights’ accommodation in en-suite rooms, including 2 nights camping with en-suite facilities
  • Half board from dinner on arrival to breakfast on departure, plus 4 lunches and less 1 dinner
  • A full holiday programme of guided walks and sightseeing with a specialist local guide and an HF Holidays' leader
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees 
  • Travel by air-conditioned coach or minibus
  • Tips

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Our hotels have been selected to offer accommodation of real character and comfort, with a true Moroccan flavour wherever possible. Many of our hotels on this trip are 5* - this truly is a luxury holiday!

Rabat - Sofitel Les Jardins des Roses (1nt)

We stay at the Sofitel Les Jardin Rabat Hotel, MoroccoThis 5* hotel is located close to the Royal Palace and is surrounded by a vast garden, complete with 3,000 rose plants and eucalyptus trees. Full of intricate details, achieved with the beautiful combination of French and Moroccan architecture, this hotel is sure to be a welcome haven on arrival. Facilities include a spa, fitness centre, WiFi and complimentary water. All rooms have a balcony with views over Rabat or the gardens.

Fes - Hotel Sahrai (2nts)

We stay at the Sahrai Fes Hotel, MoroccoBuilt on the site of a former palace, this 5* hotel is simply sumptuous and awash with Moroccan style and comfort. The name derives from the Moroccan for magic, and it certainly lives up to expectations. All rooms have been beautifully designed and offer WiFi, Acqua di Parma toiletries, safe, TV and Nespresso coffee machine. There is a Givenchy spa onsite, a traditional hammam, a variety of pools and a gym.

Chefchaouen - Lina Ryad & Spa (2nts)

We stay at the Ryad Lina Hotel & Spa, MoroccoLocated in the heart of the city’s medina, this luxurious 5* riad offers enviable views of the surrounding mountains. With a heated indoor pool, oriental baths and traditional hammam there’s plenty to help you relax after your walks. The elegantly decorated ensuite rooms feature air-con, WiFi and complimentary toiletries.

Ifrane - Hotel Michliffen (1nt)

We stay at the Michlifen Ifrane Hotel, MoroccoThis charming alpine chalet-style 5* hotel is situated amidst the wondrous Middle Atlas Mountains. During winter, snow falls over the resort – the hotel’s name means ‘snow flake’ – and in the summer it enjoys a cool mountain climate. Ifrane is known as ‘Little Switzerland’ and you won’t fail to see why. The hotel features an indoor pool, gym and spa and all rooms enjoy views over Ifrane, the nearby forests or gardens.

Merzouga - Camp Bouchedor (2nts)

We stay at Camp Bouchedor, MoroccoA truly unique and magical place to stay, Camp Bouchedor is sure to be a highlight of your trip. Blending traditional Berber design with modern comforts, the handmade Bedouin tents all offer proper beds and solar-powered showers in the ensuite facilities. In addition to the sleeping tents there is a restaurant tent where you can enjoy delicious Moroccan specialities before watching the sun set over the sand dunes as you listen to traditional Berber music.

Ouarzazate - Hotel Sultana Royal & Golf (1nt)

We stay at the Sultana Royal Hotel & Spa, MoroccoEnjoy a taste of desert paradise in this luxurious hotel, complete with landscaped gardens where palm and olive trees, mimosa, laurel and roses grow. A 4* hotel located near to Ouarzazate, known as ‘the door to the desert’ and used as a filming location for several major films, facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, WiFi and two bars. Rooms are ensuite and beautifully decorated.

Marrakech - Riad Palais Sebban (2nts)

We stay at the Riad Palais Hotel, MoroccoSituated at the heart of this vibrant city’s medina, and only a short walk from the famous souks of Djemma el Fna, this luxurious 5* riad offers you a truly authentic Moroccan experience. All the rooms are ensuite and have each been decorated in an individual style to an incredibly high standard. There is a traditional hammam on site as well as a pool and a rooftop terrace with panoramic views of the city.

Essaouira - Atlas Essaouira Spa (1nt)

We stay at the Atlas Essaouria Hotel, MoroccoOccupying an enviable beach front position on Morocco’s coast, this 5* hotel features contemporary, well-appointed guest rooms with views of Andalucian-style gardens or beach panoramas. In the evening, enjoy the hotel’s private beach or outdoor pool, or relax in the oriental-inspired spa.

Casablanca - Hotel Barcelo (1nt)

We stay at the Barcello Hotel, MoroccoSituated on the central Boulevard d’Anfa, and so within walking distance of the city’s markets, this 4* hotel features Moroccan style with European facilities. Many rooms offer unbeatable views of the Hassan II Mosque and the city, and all are ensuite with air-conditioning and satellite TV.

On occasion we may need to change the accommodation listed above. If this happens, your replacement accommodation will be of the equivalent standard or higher. In the rare instance this is not possible, we will contact you in advance.


Morocco Guided Walking & Sightseeing Holiday

Walks will vary from city tours at a relaxed pace to trails in the foothills and deserts of Morocco. Distances range from 3 to 8 miles (4.8 to 12.8km). Sections of the paths in the foothills and mountain areas can be rough, and some journeys to walks are likely to involve travel on dirt roads. Travelling days include walks or sightseeing stops, as well as comfort breaks. 

Day 1: arrive in Casablanca

We arrive in Casablanca and visit the Hassan II Mosque. Built partially over the Atlantic Ocean, this is the largest mosque in Morocco. We then drive up the coast to Rabat, where we'll spend the night.

Days 2-3: Volubilis and Fes

Our second day begins with a walk around the Hasan II tower and nearby mausoleum before visiting the Roman city of Volubilis. Volubilis dates from the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD and continued to be inhabited right up to the 18th century, when some of the marble was used for palaces in Meknes. Explore the site on foot, where there is still a well-preserved forum and many mosaics to be seen, as well as various houses, arches and an olive press. We then continue to the Imperial city of Fes, where we stay for 2 nights.

The following day we enjoy a walking tour of the ancient medina of Fes and see the architectural gems and palaces of medina. The souks are a colourful and noisy arena of bartering and beautifully laid out stalls.

Days 4-5: Rif Mountains and Chefchaouen

Travel north to the ‘blue’ city of Chefchaouen (2 nights). Nestled in the Rif mountains with its medieval alleyways and small blue-wash houses, Chefchaouen is the perfect base from which to explore this region. Walk in Talassemtane National Park with its vast cave systems and cork oak forests. Look out for wildlife including barbary apes and wild boar.

Day 6: Ifrane and the Middle Atlas Mountains

Enjoy walks in the cedar forests of the Middle Atlas Mountains before continuing our journey to Ifrane (1 night). With its pitched roofs and wooden houses this charming town is often referred to as the ‘Switzerland of Morocco’. 

Days 7-8: Sahara Desert

We leave the Middle Atlas Mountains for the Sahara Desert at Merzouga (2 nights). Journey through the plains between the two big mountain ranges of the Middle and High Atlas and the gorges of Ziz with opportunities to see nomads and meet a Berber family for tea. Walk into the desert to camp in the middle of the Erg Chebbi dunes.

Walk or climb the spectacular Erg Chebbi dunes and trek through the Sahara with camels. Visit the local village of Khamlia to see the gnaoua musicians and fossil museum. There's also the option to have a go at sand surfing! (Payable locally)

Day 9: Valley of the Roses and Ouarzazate

Wake early to see the sun rise over the dunes. Travel through the foothills of the High Atlas along the Valley of the Roses. Walk through the Todra gorge with its towering walls of rock before heading onwards to Ouarzazate (1 night). 

Days 10-11: to Marrakech

Drive to the UNESCO Ksar (Berber castle) of Ait Ben-Haddou. Walk to the top of the Kasbah and see the traditional pre-Saharan habitat. We continue our journey through the high passes of the Atlas Mountains to discover the Palace of the Glaoui at Telouet. The wonderful zellige carvings and tiles have been preserved as a marvel of Moroccan craftsmanship in the middle of the mountains. Continue to Marrakech (2 nights). 

A walking tour of Marrakech introduces us to the souks and stalls of this imperial city and the magical hub-bub of the Djemma el Fna. Take an afternoon at leisure to explore a little further: perhaps visit one of the traditional hammams, take a tour of the tanneries, visit the palace or the explore the relaxing haven of Majorelle gardens. The evening is then also at leisure for you to explore the many delicious delights of this incredible city.

Day 12: to Essaouira

Take a scenic drive past the plains of Marrakesh to the verdant coast near Essaouira (1 night) see the Argan forests en route including a visit to a women’s cooperative which processes the Argan. Explore Essaouira in the afternoon, see the beach and harbour with its blue boats and walk the ramparts.

Day 13: to Casablanca

A free morning to explore the alleyways and medina of this 18th century UNESCO town before heading up the coast and returning to the city of Casablanca (1 night).

Day 14: Return to UK

After breakfast, we'll transfer to the airport for our return flight to the UK


General Information

A full passport is required to enter Morocco, valid for the intended period of stay.

No visa is required by British citizens with full right of residence in the UK. Those who are not British citizens with right of residence in the UK should consult their local Moroccan embassy or consulate.

Health advice
Before booking, you should check with your doctor to see if any health precautions are needed. The following websites provide a wealth of information on travelling and health:

Vaccines: Hepatitis A & Tetanus vaccinations are recommended. Diphtheria, Typhoid and rabies are sometimes recommended too.

The climate in the different regions of Morocco is very varied, and we have chosen dates that are likely to give the best all-round weather for visiting. However, you can experience all four seasons in one day in Morocco! Be prepared for heat and cold, for some rain and for dry and dusty conditions.

The unit of currency is the Moroccan Dirham (dh). Moroccan Dirhams can only be obtained in Morocco. Cash can be withdrawn from ATMs in larger towns, although service in smaller towns can be erratic. Most major hotels now have more reliable ATMs. Most major credit cards are accepted in larger restaurants, hotels, guest houses and the occasional shop in the souks, with Visa and MasterCard being accepted most widely. Traveller’s cheques are not advised.

We recommend taking some hard currency (Sterling, Euros or US Dollars), credit / debit cards, in order to give you a few options. Your guide will be able to advise on where to change money. Exchange rates do not vary significantly between banks.

Tips are included on this holiday.

For flights information please see the Dates and Prices tab.


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Dates & Prices

Date Description Nights Brochure price Buy today for Book
28 Jan 2019 MRWHW - Morocco
(Travel included - Departs from: London Heathrow)

Flight - Outbound


  • Depart: 28 Jan 2019, 5:10 p.m.
  • Arrive: 28 Jan 2019, 8:30 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Casablanca Mohammed V International

Flight - Return


  • Depart: 10 Feb 2019, 12:30 p.m.
  • Arrive: 10 Feb 2019, 3:50 p.m.
  • Depart from: Casablanca Mohammed V International
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
13 £2,999.00 £2,799.00 £200 off per person special Early Booking Offer Book Now
28 Jan 2019 MRWHW - Morocco - Without Flights 13 £2,499.00 £2,299.00 £200 off per person special Early Booking Offer Book Now
23 Sep 2019 MRWHW - Morocco - Without Flights 13 £2,499.00 £2,499.00 Book Now
23 Sep 2019 MRWHW - Morocco
(Travel included - Departs from: London Heathrow)

Flight - Outbound


  • Depart: 23 Sep 2019, 5:10 p.m.
  • Arrive: 23 Sep 2019, 8:30 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Casablanca Mohammed V International

Flight - Return


  • Depart: 6 Oct 2019, 12:30 p.m.
  • Arrive: 6 Oct 2019, 3:50 p.m.
  • Depart from: Casablanca Mohammed V International
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
13 £2,999.00 £2,999.00 Book Now

Prices are per person


  • Single room: £499 
  • Non-member associate fee: £10 per person

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