Morocco, on the north-west corner of Africa, is distinguished by its Berber, Arabian and European cultural influences. Marrakesh’s medina, a mazelike medieval quarter, offers entertainment in its Djemaa el-Fna square and souks selling ceramics, jewellery and metal lanterns. The capital Rabat’s Kasbah of the Udayas is a 12th-century royal fort overlooking the water. Towns such Tangier, Casablanca and Fès conjure up images of Arabian nights, medieval cities, Roman ruins and Berber kasbahs. Open-air markets are piled high with rugs, woodwork, jewellery and leather said to be the softest in the world. Remember you can’t leave without soaking in an hamman, a traditional bathhouse – every town has at least one.

London to Morocco Rail Adventure

7 Nights - Private tailormade rail adventure

Overview: From the magnificence of St Pancras’ Gothic revival Station to the quintessential capital of exotic Africa that is Marrakesh, relax and watch the world slide by,…

Sahara to the Heartland of West Africa

56 Nights - Escorted tour usually March/April & November/January

Overview: Experience local authentic cultures: the most isolated Berber villages in the high Sarhro Mountains, and cave-dwelling families. Meet the legendary Reguibat and…