Ethiopian manLeptis Magna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, originally a Phoenician trading port and then associated with the Romans from the 2nd century BC  

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Morocco Hotel Selection

We use riads wherever possible, old townhouses surrounding courtyard gardens, which have been sensitively converted into small guesthouses and are evocative of a less hurried age. Most are 18th or 19th century Medina townhouses, so very centrally located, and have exquisite stucco and tile work. Many have roof terraces and some even have a plunge pool.




Base yourself at the Kasbah du Toubkal, a mountain retreat and eco-lodge and once the home of a feudal caid (chief). Just 60km from Marrakech you can take day treks from the kasbah, discover the local village or just enjoy the views of Jbel Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa. The kasbah is run in partnership with the local Berber people and the work to restore the kasbah used traditional techniques and local materials which were brought in by mule.
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Morocco Hotel Selection
Morocco Brochure download
Foreign office travel advice

The Rough Guide to Morocco, published by Rough Guides in 2007
Morocco, published by Lonely Planet, published by Lonely Planet in 2007
Morocco, Eyewitness travel guide, published by Eyewitness travel guide in 2008

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No visa is required for up to stays of three months


Morocco is a year-round destination with a temperate climate in the winter, apart from in the mountains. The summers are hot and arid, particularly in the desert, and spring (April/May) and autumn (September/October) are ideal times to visit.  

For up to date weather details try BBC weather

Nov-18 Manifesto of Independence.
Nov-06 Aïd al-Mawlid (Prophet's Birthday).
Sep-21 Labour Day.
Aug-21 Feast of the Throne.
Aug-20 Fête Oued Eddahab (Oued Eddahab Allegiance Day).
Dec-18 Révolution du Roi et du Peuple (Anniversary of the King and the People's Revolution).
Jan-11 King Mohammed's Birthday.
Aug-14 Aïd al-Fitr (End of Ramadan).
Mar-09 Marche Verte (Anniversary of the Green March).
May-01 Fête de l'Indépendance (Independence Day).
Nov-28 Aïd al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice).
Jul-30 Fatih Muharram (Muslim New Year).

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