Known for its souks, kasbahs and spellbinding medinas, Morocco mixes mystery and magic, with a hint of exotic spice in the air. Explore the labyrinthine lanes of Marrakech or Fes; lose yourself in the stunning landscapes of the Atlas Mountains or the Sahara Desert, or relax on one of the gorgeous windswept beaches. Make your trip meaningful by building new classrooms or a library in a hospitable Berber village.
Ways you can help
- Leaving a legacy making a difference volunteering in a Berber village
- Private guided tours of magical Marrakech and Fes
- Hiking and exploring the Atlas Mountains
- Camel rides in the sublime Sahara Desert
- Beach relaxation and kite-surfing on the coast
- Spectacular gorges and valleys
- The Route of 1,000 Kasbahs
- The blue-washed walls of Chefchaouen
- Delightful luxury riads
Riad Ana Yela - Marrakech
Riad Ana Yela
AnaYela is a small, 300-year-old city palace in the heart of the Marrakech's historic Medina. Incredibly, the architecture tells the story of a girl called Yela who once lived in this house. All the work was delivered by the hand...
Fellah Hotel - Marrakech
Fellah is one of a new generation of design hotels opening on the outskirts of Marrakech. Rooms are modern-Moroccan in style, with locally crafted trinkets, gorgeous detailing and tiled bathrooms. Outdoors, wooden-crate chairs, bales of hay and plump canvas cushions...
Jnane Tamsna - Marrakech
This is a secluded nine-hectare estate in the Palmeraie, the historic palm grove outside Marrakesh. It is a 20-minute drive from the walled Medina. Chiselled good looks in cream stucco and dark wood provide glamour without the gilt. Repurposed antiques...
Kasbah du Toubkal - Atlas Mountains
Kasbah du Toubkal
One of the most dramatic locations in Morocco, this hotel clings to the rock face under the peak of Jebel Toubkal. The property once belonged to a feudal chief and now has 17 rooms of differing sizes. Looking out over...
Did you know
- Morocco is about the same size as the state of California.
- The Berber people have been living in North Africa for centuries, historically living in the mountainous areas but in more recent times moving to the cities for work.
- From 1912 to 1956, Morocco was divided into French and Spanish zones. There are just two small Spanish-controlled areas still remaining today (Ceuta and Melilla).
- Morocco is quite a mountainous country with the Atlas Mountains running from northeast to the southwest through the center and the Rif Mountains located in the north.
- Moroccan cities commonly have mosques with beautiful towers called minarets, market areas called bazaars, old medieval sections called medinas and old fortresses called kasbahs.
- Green tea with mint and sweetened with sugar is a popular beverage in Morocco.
- The most famous of Moroccan dishes is couscous, other popular dishes include pastilla, tajine, and harira. Chicken is the most widely eaten meat.
- The university called al-Qarawiyin was founded in the city of Fes in 859 as a madrasa (an Arabic educational institution) and is considered by some to be the oldest university in the world.
“It is hard to know where to start, as the whole trip was filled with such great experiences. First of all, our guides went above and beyond, and then further still, to try to make our vacation enjoyable and fulfilling. What a pleasure it was to spend time with such interesting people. We talked about everything from Algerian politics to the poetry of Baudelaire. They always treated us more like friends than clients. To see Morocco with them was a truly enriching experience that would be hard to replicate.Despite the fact that we were there for such a short time, they found a way to take us up into the mountains and on an overnight trip to the coast. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing these areas.Working on the project was an equally wonderful experience. We felt included in every stage of the work. It was great fun to interact with the teachers and the children, and we only wished that we could have stayed longer with them. It was so sad to leave. I think of the village and the school every day.The riad in Marrakech was wonderful, full of charm and atmosphere, and ideally located. The riad in Essaouira was also very comfortable, and we loved looking out at the beach.There were absolutely no negative elements in this trip, and we thank you for creating an organization that does so much to enrich the lives of both your clients and the communities that they help. Hope you enjoy the photos. We have so many more!”
Isabelle, traveled to Morocco in with her son, from the USA