Bustling cities, cultural centres and historic sights galore – you will find all this and much more on your Morocco holidays. Sahara Colours is a trusted tour operator that unlocks premium experiences in globally renowned places like Merzouga, Meknes and Ait-Ben-Haddou. All of our Morocco holidays are private and can be customized to your individual needs. Our knowledgeable and courteous staff is standing by to respond personally to you. We offer organized round tours for both individual and group travellers.
Morocco: A Place Like No Other
Thanks to its blend of Berber, European and Arabian cultures, Morocco is a place like no other. It is colourful, cultural, captivating and sometimes chaotic. Located in the North of Africa, across the ocean from Spain lies a gorgeous destination filled with stunning golden beaches, breathtaking landscapes and epic adventures – not to mention the cuisine with influences from North Africa, the Mediterranean and other regions.
The intricate and exotic architecture is another reason why Morocco holidays are becoming increasingly popular. The country’s turbulent history is clearly seen in the well-protected palace walls and the strong desert fortifications. You will love the ancient riads (traditional Moroccan houses) that have been transformed into museums, with their magnificent exhibition rooms that are real works of art in themselves.
Marrakech: The Perfect Starting Point for Your Morocco Holidays
Marrakech is one of the most prominent imperial cities in Morocco. It is nicknamed the ‘red city’ in reference to the red colour of a large part of its buildings. Known around the globe for its rich history and immense beauty, Marrakech’s stunning scenery features picturesque palaces, bazaars, gardens and mosques. The climate is consistently warm, rarely dropping below 10 °C (50 °F) in the winter and climbing above 30 °C (86 °F) in the summer. All of these factors make Marrakech an ideal starting point for your Morocco holidays.
We recommend that you take a guided tour of the city. Some of the must-sees include Jamaa el Fna Square, Bahia Palace and the Kotubia Mosque, the largest mosque in Marrakech. Another highlight of your Morocco holidays is Medrasa Ben Youssef, an Islamic college that was closed in 1962. Founded in the 14th century, the quranic college is one of the most beautiful sights in the city. The bronze doorway at the entrance, adorned with beautiful cedar wood and mosaic carvings, is an absolute masterpiece of its time. The impressive dome is cleverly crafted from cedar wood with beautiful mosaic windows in it.
Ait-Ben-Haddou: A Striking Example of Pre-Saharan Achitecture
No Morocco holiday would be complete without a visit of the famous ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou. The ksar, a group of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls, is a striking example of southern Morocco architecture that offers a complete panorama of pre-Saharan construction techniques. The orange-red turrets built in a typical Arabian style are luring from afar. The site was a trading post on the commercial route linking ancient Sudan to Marrakesh by the Tizi-n’Telouet Pass and the Dra Valley. In 1987, Ait-Ben-Haddou was put on UNESCO`s world heritage list.