'The Red City of Marrakesh has always been a place of multiple identifies. It is the drum that beats an African, and a specifically Saharan, identity into the complex soul of Morocco. It is the city that keeps alive an imperial dream.... a place of sumptuous secret garden palaces, yet keeps a true regard for the poverty of sainthood. It is a city that is possessed by its Southern horizon, by the lofty blue peaks of the High Atlas mountains. Beyond those snow-capped summits beckons the vast desert, waiting like an implacable sea to consume, or to be crossed.' (Extracted from The City Of Youssef ibn Tachfine, by Barnaby Rogerson).
So why join us in Morocco?
: no jet-lag and no jabs needed.
Low cost flights: booked early enough, direct flights come in at under £100 return.
Year-round sunshine: even in January, day-time temperatures are around 20 degrees, with seven hours of sunshine. In fact, Winter will always be our favourite time to visit Morocco: the warmth, quality of light and sunshine can be dazzling. Easily visible from the yoga terrace at Hotel Tigmi, the Atlas mountains are snow-capped from Autumn to Spring.
Exoticism: the seductive contrast of arriving from the often cold and grey atmosphere of Northern Europe, to the brilliance and 'otherness' of North Africa. Morocco feels, looks and smells different. The heady mix of vibrant colours, sunshine, incense, the odd camel, combine to ignite the senses. You are instantly aware of being somewhere different, and rather seductive.