Why Visit?

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  • We give you experiences that most tourists aren’t lucky enough to have.

Superb Climate

  • Taroudant has an excellent climate, being the warmest town in Morocco in the winter More on weather 
  •  It is so warm that tortoises don’t need to hibernate here. You too can come to bask in the sun in mid winter!   More on sunshine hours

Getting There is Easy

  • very accessible from Agadir airport (50 minutes) or from Marrakech (3 hours on the new motorway).
  • only 3.5 hours’ flight from the UK with a good choice of cheap flights

spices landsc-9Outstanding Experiences, Staff and Food

  • award-winning eco guest house in Taroudant old town offering special interest holidays
  • excellent locally-sourced fresh meat and fish and some of the best vegetarian food in Morocco (including vegan and other special diets)WP_20160429_18_19_14_Pro
  • the expertise of our highly-qualified, friendly staff and guides
  • opportunities to visit, learn about and contribute to our various projects
  • wide variety of authentic activities in town and countryside including free time to relax on our roof terrace in the sun or shade or wander into town and browse in the souks
  • highlights include excursions to stunning mountain locations where few other visitors set foot.

Lots to See in the Area

A wide variety of contrasting environments are accessible from the town: mountains, valleys, urban, rural and coastal.

I had a fabulous time at La Maison Anglaise. The staff could not have done more for us, the food was great and the whole atmosphere was so friendly and homely. Highest praise to the staff  for their patience, and their ability to make us feel individually special in a genuinely sincere waySue Bullock, February 2015

We specialise in making your holiday really special. Having our own outstanding driver guides and comfy vehicles helps too!

Holidays with Heart

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Almond Blossom

Travellers often stay on the periphery of societies they visit, but our staff take you straight to the heart of a Moroccan family home.  Besides, on one of our group holidays you get the chance to bond with other like-minded people.  Our holistic approach to nurturing the whole person means you feed your spirit as well as your body.

D104-8371M-1 (003)Your commitment to sustainability puts many of us in England to shame  and it was such a pleasure to stay for a few days with people who appear to be living their ecological and spiritual beliefs  rather than simply paying lip service to themLiz Woodford, March 2016

Our menus have been lovingly devised with a strong emphasis on providing some of the best vegetarian food in Morocco.

The aid projects we support are on a human scale so that visitors can meet and interact with the beneficiaries and feel positive energy, compassion for people, animals and the planet.

P1040430Most of all, Holidays with Heart give you a real chance to tread carefully on the Road less Travelled, leaving an imprint only where appropriate and having opportunities to be involved  – contributing ideas about products, volunteering, introducing volunteers, bringing donation for the projects…

Select a Group Holiday      Read More about Holidays with Heart

 You bring your heart to the heart of Moroccan communities…
and go away knowing a lot more and feeling very different.

Ethical and Exciting Holidays

DSC_2321-14We have been pioneers in responsible tourism and sustainable tourism in Morocco since we opened La Maison Anglaise in 1996.

IMG_5781We have received awards and are accredited for our efforts in this field including Lonely Planet selecting us as one of the Top 10 Ecostays in the World in 2014 and being voted Number One on Trip Advisor.

As well as our conservation efforts, we support a number of appropriate projects.  These include our own projects:  soap-making, beekeeping  and embroidery; the orphanage, the School for the Blind, a project to support Street Children and women’s cooperatives including rug-making and argan oil, wildlife conservation, animal welfare and several more.  Education, particularly of young people, is important to us in order that good practices become second nature.

We provide detailed information both before and during your visit to ensure that the maximum cultural insight and enjoyment is gained from the holiday.  Morocco is an open, progressive society, which has an open attitude to the West. Moroccan open-mindedness means, for example, that although our staff don’t drink alcohol, they are happy for you to bring your own alcohol to the dinner table.