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Where Time Has Stood Still for Centuries

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In much of Morocco, time has stood still since the middle ages. This is one of the country’s enormous attractions, but the reasons for visiting Morocco are legion: ancient cities, mountains, beaches, oases, fortified villages, a quite distinctive cuisine and culture, the edges of the great Sahara and plenty to do for all tastes.

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The Explorations Company, where no two journeys have ever been the same

There is an excellent variation in places to stay, ranging from Berber khaimas in the desert to small and highly personal riads; from maisons d’hôte, to boutique and luxury hotels.

Morocco’s history is laced with the ebb and flow of centuries of complex and subtle cultural change. Today the country’s predominantly Islamic and Arab influence, which steadily increased from the 7th century onwards, is only linked to the original – yet still very evident – Berber culture by Islam.

The great cities of Marrakech and Fes are unmissable, although Rabat is the capital and Casablanca the modern trading centre. Marrakech, close to the glorious High Atlas and yet only a couple of hours from the sea, is a magical mix of ancient and modern where the eye is always drawn to the central minaret of Koutoubia. The vibrant, seething, circus of the main square, Djemaa el Fna, is as much a focus as Marrakech’s vast medina, where one can stay in a beautiful riad (a converted urban house).

Fes el-Bali is a complete time reversal and a total overload of the senses! Entering Fes’s medina, squeezing back to make way for donkeys and scurrying boys, the 21st century immediately succumbs to the middle ages. It is an assault: the smell of mint and the overpowering stench of the tanneries compete with the sights of the multitude of goods on sale and the press of humanity.

In the middle of mayhem there will be a corner of sudden peace in this unforgettable rabbit warren of commerce and daily life. The Royal Palace and the Mellah are also well worth a visit, and there is also a very interesting festival of music in Fes each June.

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour and catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore – Dream – Discover - Mark Twain - You can view clips of some of our own favourite discoveries here.


100% Tailor Made

- Utterly designed and tailored around you and your requirements

- Totally unique every time you travel with us

- The very best hand picked guides which can make the difference between a  good and an outstanding holiday

Priceless Knowledge

- Established over 27 years ago we have been around longer than most

- Our specialists come from, have lived in or travelled extensively in the regions we cover

- Unparalleled knowledge provides you with the best possible experience

Making a difference

- Philanthropy is our philosophy

- Our founding principle is to always ‘put something back’

- An amount from each holiday is donated to our selected conservation and humanitarian charities


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