Marrakech & Essaouira

 

4 day / 3 nights tour - Itinerary

Day 1 •
Marrakech

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Welcome to Marrakech and Morocco!

Your guide will meet you at the airport and take you to the hotel, where you can settle in.

Rest of your day would be free in Marrakech. Perhaps you can visit the Jamna El Fnaa which is the hub of the old medina or medieval part of the city. At night time the square is lit up with food stalls, street entertainers and story tellers. Alternatively you can take a wander in the new town of Gueliz, along the rose gardens of the Mohamed VI Boulevard, or amongst the upmarket cafes in the Hivernage next to the medina.

Night in the Riad Imilchil, Marrakech or similar.

Day 2 •
Marrakech

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After breakfast a morning guided tour of Marrakech - with a chance to see the different souks, madrassa and palaces of the old city. The souks tend to be divided into areas selling the same things, so making it easier to haggle! There are the gold and silver souks, magic souks, spice souks and iron-monger souks, in fact you can just about buy anything somewhere. Start by buying some dried fruit at the entrance to the souks to nibble on while walking…

Outside the souks the medina has beautiful Islamic and Berber architecture in the Bahia palace and the madrassas. We recommend a visit to the tanneries if you have time.

In the afternoon perhaps you could visit the Jardins Majorelle, a vibrant oasis of plants and pools near the medina. A 12 acre botanic garden designed in the 1920’s by the French painter, Majorelle has many different plants including a bamboo and cactus garden which is set off by the bright colours and the water features and pools.

Overnight in your Marrakech hotel.

Optional extra:- for those interested in Moroccan cuisine - we can offer a one day cookery course – start by meeting up in the souks at 10am to buy your ingredients and then go back to the kitchens for a lesson on how to prepare a traditional Moroccan dish or two which you can then try out for dinner! (extra charge)

Day 3 •
Marrakech – Essaouira

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After breakfast transfer to Essaouira on the Atlantic coast.

Time to explore the beach, medina or harbour. Although this 15th Century town is quite small, there are plenty of places to visit. The medina is full of little shops selling the local speciality of Thuya wood carvings. The European sailors in the past used to call the place Mogador and the style of boat building in the harbour is definitely Portuguese style, but the masses of blue fishing boats make a great photograph.

Alternatively you can try out some water-sports from the beach or have a spot of sunbathing.

Overnight at the Riad Zahra or similar. (B&B)

Day 4 •
Essaouira – Marrakech

Breakfast at your hotel.

Morning free in Essaouira with an afternoon transfer to Marrakech airport for a later flight.

(There is a possibility to fly from Essaouira on limited flights now)

2018/2019 Tour Rates (prices per person – sharing twin/double standard room – in £ sterling)
Number of People
All year round
2 people
£365.00
3 - 4 people
£340.00
5 - 6 people
£260.00
Single Supplement
£90.00

 

For the rate for a solo traveller please contact us directly

Tour available every day, all year round

> Hotels quoted– subject to availability
Hotels in
# of Nights
Hotels
Marrakech
2
Riad Imilchil or similar.
Essaouira
1
Riad Zahra or similar.
> Services included in this tour:
  • All hotel accommodation (2 nights in Marrakech, 1 night in Essaouira) on bed & breakfast basis including all government taxes and service charges.
  • All transfers by deluxe a/c private vehicle.
  • Visit to Argan Oil Cooperative.
  • Local English-speaking tour guides in Marrakech.
> Services excluded in this tour:
  • Visa Entry for Morocco (if required).
  • Tipping.
  • Travellers insurance.
  • Other meals and drinks.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Any Optional tours.
  • Flight tickets.
  • Entrance fees and extras.
  • Anything not mentioned in the (Included in this tour section)
> Remarks & abbreviation:
  • Single supplement applies for a single person staying in a single room and is in addition to the total amount per person (when travelling with other people).
  • Special rates apply for a single person travelling alone – please ask for a quote.
  • This tour can easily be extended if required.
  • A private tour guide can be arranged for each tour for an additional fee. Please contact us directly to discuss your requirements and to obtain costs.
  • B&B (bed/breakfast) / HB (bed/dinner/breakfast) / FB (full-board).

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