As seen in Thomas Cook Winter Sun Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco are just three countries that make up this beautiful part of Africa. Bursting with diversity, natural beauty and steeped in history there’s so much for you to discover here. For a last-minute break or a chance to enjoy some sun this winter, find out why North Africa is an ideal destination:
Ancient Egypt has some of the richest history in the world, with pyramids, pharaohs and architecture dating back over thousands of years. There’s no better way to see it than on a Nile river cruise.
Offering captivating views of the Nile, passing by unforgettable sights and ancient architecture, delve into Egypt’s history as you step back in time. The Valley of the Kings, Temple of Luxor, Kom Ombo and the Temple of Edfu are just a few of the ancient wonders along the banks of the Nile.
The sunsets found in Egypt are some of the best in the world; watch the sun melt behind the pyramids or into the mountains from the comfort of your sun bed. Sailing between the idyllic city of Aswan and historical Luxor, a river cruise along the Nile is an unforgettable experience.
If you want to combine the Nile cruise with a stay in a luxury five-star hotel then choose the SUNRISE Royal Makadi Resort & Aqua Park, known for its stunning beachfront location and wide variety of pools, restaurants and its very own aqua park.
The golden sand beaches, endless deserts and extensive thalassotherapy (using seawater to beneficial effect on the skin) make Tunisia a popular destination for some winter sun. The mixed Mediterranean and North African climate means you can expect mild temperatures when it’s super chilly at home.
If you want to immerse yourself in the culture of this beautiful country, staying in Hammamet is the best way to experience authentic Tunisia. The traditional medina and the quaint old town centre, with its narrow cobbled streets, are filled with Tunisian magic. You can haggle till your heart’s content around here.
As one of the best places to experience excellent thalassotherapy spa treatments, Tunisia is great for relaxation and rejuvenation, with many of the hotels using seawater as a base for a variety of treatments. For those hours you want to spend enjoying some ‘me’ time, the SunConnect Delfino Beach’s spa offers a variety of revitalising treatments; from a Turkish bath to indulgent massages.
On the doorstep of Europe, Morocco is oozing with colourful diversity. With its sweeping mountain ranges, bustling cities and captivating culture, this beautiful country is the crown jewel of North Africa.
As one of Morocco’s most popular destinations, Marrakech is a must-see when travelling to North Africa. Take a trip to the heart of this bustling city and visit the lively Jemaa el-Fna, a market square buzzing with local life, come day or night. The SENTIDO Kenzi Menara Palace sits only a short drive from this popular market, perfectly positioned for exploring!
Just minutes outside Marrakech, the Toubkal National Park is home to the highest peak of the Atlas mountain range. An ideal place for families, hikers and nature lovers to enjoy a day out, Toubkal provides Instagram-worthy shots wherever you look. With almost year round sunshine it’ll make those stunning views look even better.
The winter months in Morocco also provide ideal conditions for surfing. You’ll never struggle to find waves on the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean.