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Green Holidays in Morocco

Morocco's rich cultural heritage is matched only by its spectacular scenery: Mile after mile of breaker-washed sandy beaches and rolling hills lead inland to the great bulk of the Atlas Mountains, whose jagged peaks dominate much of the country, separating the Atlantic and Mediterranean from the vast dunes of the Sahara to the south.

Kasbahs, oases, hippie colonies and ancient sites are found alongside some of the world's most enticing cities, from vibrant Marrakech and Casablanca to the ancient medinas of Fez and Rabat.

Morocco has something for everyone: its varied terrain is ideal for all kinds of outdoor sports and activities if you need a break from all the culture - from trekking in the High Atlas to cycling and walking through deserts and mountains.

It may seem a world away from Europe, but Morocco is surprisingly easy to reach without flying and featured below are some of the best green holiday options in Morocco, all of which you can reach by train or ferry.

South Morocco Discovery

From lively Marrakech, head off the beaten track to trek in the High Atlas, learn the secret to the perfect Moroccan couscous, visit the grand Ait Benhaddou kasbah, travel through the Sahara on a camel and relax on Essaouira beach.
From GBP £680 (maximum group size 12)

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How to travel by train to Morocco


Our detailed rail journey planner shows you how to take the train from London St Pancras to Morocco's largest cities, detailing where to change platforms/stations, prices, timetables, journey times and how to book tickets. Click on the links below for the following journeys:

Train from London to Casablanca
Train from London to Marrakech
Train from London to Tangiers

High speed train travel to Morocco.High speed train travel to Morocco.

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Kasbah du Toubkal Berber Hospitality Centre, Morocco

Kasbah du Toubkal, Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Perched at the head of the Imlil Valley in the Atlas Mountains, the Kasbah is Morocco's premier mountain eco retreat with beautifully furnished rooms, a hammam and traditional Moroccan food. Nearby is Mt Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa.
17: 12 doubles, Garden House with 3 suites, 2 Berber Salons

From €160 for a standard room to €440 for an apartment suite; Garden House (3 rooms, sleeps 6) €790; Berber Salon for 3 €130; Berber Salon for 4 €160

Safraniere du m'goun in early spring

Safraniere du M'Goun, Aït Bougmez, Morocco

Quiet and ideally-located, this family-run ecolodge is surrounded with a large orchard for guests and a colourful garden with its summer vegetable greenhouse. Offering guided (or non-guided) day-hikes, bike renting, local cuisine workshops,treks...
1 single, 2 doubles, 2 suites for 4 or 3.

27 euros full-board,18 euros half-board, half-price for children from 5 to 12, 5% for 5 nights and more .

Looking out to Northern Morocco from the hotel

Dar Gabriel, Chefchaouen, Morocco

A beautifully restored boutique riad hotel in Chefchaouen, northern Morocco with gorgeous individual ensuite bedrooms. Enjoy fresh Moroccan cuisine and Berber hospitality. A sanctuary 100 metres inside the medina.
4 double, 1 triple, 2 twin

€50 breakfast included

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Best of Morocco: from Casablanca to Marrakech

Take an all-encompassing adventure through Morocco. See the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, walk the endless sands of the Sahara, visit the medieval old town of Fes and savour the spice markets of Marrakech.

From £895 (maximum group size 12)

15 days
Departs every Sunday and selected Wednesdays and Fridays
Photo © Alan Keohane / www.kasbahdutoubkal.com

Trekking in Style - the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco

Take the chance to experience one of the world's most spectacular landscapes, the rugged Atlas Mountains, on foot without the hassle and hardships of a traditional trek - you'll have a personal guide, luggage carried by a mule & luxury accommodation.

€888 (based on two people sharing)

6 days (5 nights)
Contact Kasbah du Toubkal directly for dates and availability
Blue Gate, Fes, Morocco

Madrid to Marrakech: Spain and Morocco by Train

Traverse the beautiful Spanish countryside and soak in the magic of Morocco on this wonderful 14-day trip. Experience two incredible cultures as you travel from Madrid to Marrakech, discovering stunning scenery, gorgeous food and friendly locals.

From £1,699 GBP

14 days
Various departures from September to December
Mountain biking Atlas Mountains

Atlas traverse mountain bike holiday, Morocco

The Central High Atlas is one of the most unspoilt and beautiful of Morocco's mountain regions. It’s also one of Morocco’s best regions for mountain biking, with mile upon mile of uninterrupted jeep tracks and trails.

£795 (twin share basis)

8 days
various departures year around
Cycling holidays through Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Atlas to desert mountain bike holiday, Morocco

A superb mountain bike holiday to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco suitable for mid-level mountain bikers. We ride along Morocco’s dirt roads, taking us from Marrakech to the Tichka Pass in the High Atlas, then southward to the fringes of the Sahara.

£895 - Based on two people sharing

9 days
Various departures from February to October
Marrakech: The Djemaa el fna

Morocco by train: the Marrakech Express

Take the journey of a lifetime to Morocco by train via Madrid and Cordoba. Cross the straits of Gibraltar from Spain to Africa and lose yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of beautiful Morocco.

See full itinerary

13 days
Daily

South Morocco Discovery

From lively Marrakech, head off the beaten track to trek in the High Atlas, learn the secret to the perfect Moroccan couscous, visit the grand Ait Benhaddou kasbah, travel through the Sahara on a camel and relax on Essaouira beach.

From GBP £680 (maximum group size 12)

10 days
Every Saturday from April to December, selected Saturdays January to March
Trekking in the High Atlas Toubkal

One Week Toubkal - Trek in Morocco's Atlas Mountains

Trek around North Africa's highest peak – Jebel Toubkal – then tackle the ascent. This is one of the world's greatest walks and the week-long itinerary is a fantastic challenge for any hillwalker.

£395 Land Only

8 days
Various departures from May to October
Trekking in Style in the High Atlas Mountains of  Morocco

Trekking in Style in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco

Trekking in Style is a new concept in trekking allowing you to stay in luxury accommodation whilst exploring the Atlas Mountains, with a personal mountain guide to arrange bespoke days out allowing you to walk as much or as little as you choose.

€888 per person (571 single person supplement)

5 nights
Dates arranged at your convenience

North Morocco Adventure

Immerse yourself in the exotic colours and cultures that define Morocco. From the imperial cities of Meknes and Rabat to the whitewashed town of Chefchaouen, the rich history and traditions of this ancient land await.

From £630 (maximum group size 12)

9 days
Departs every Friday April to December, and selected Fridays January to March
camel-in-morocco

Moroccan Self-Guided Discovery by Train

Take an unforgettable trip to another continent without flying! Let the sights and sounds of Morocco engulf your senses on this incredible, flight-free adventure as you travel to and from Morocco via France and Spain's high-speed rail network.

from £1495 per person including rail travel from the UK

14 days
Daily departures all year round
Visit the remarkable Cascades d'Ouzoud

Walking in Morocco - Flavours of Morocco

After immersing yourselves in the bustle of Marrakesh, enjoy leisurely walks to natural wonders from a contrasting rural idyll beneath a backdrop of the High Atlas with your own Berber guide for 3 walks between a country house and Riad.

From £955pp based on two people sharing

6 days, 7 nights
Various departures from September - April