This 7-night private tour of Morocco is ideal
for the first-time visitor. Wander through
souks or people watch in Marrakech, view
spectacular landscapes in the High Atlas
mountains and unwind in the fishing town of
Essaouira at the end of your trip.
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Fly from London to
Marrakech with Royal Air Maroc or British
Airways and stay at Les Borjs de la Kasbah for 3 nights. (N)
A tour of this former
imperial city includes the landmark Koutoubia
mosque, the Saadian tombs rediscovered at
the beginning of the 20th century, the bustling
souks, and the fairground-like atmosphere
of Djemaa el Fna with its fire-eaters, snake
charmers, musicians and storytellers. (B)
A day to explore
Marrakech further, with a range of options
available, including a horse-drawn carriage
ride to Majorelle gardens – lovingly restored
by French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent.
You can also visit Koubba El-Badiyin, an ancient
mosque in the centre of the old town, or
experience Marrakech at its most medieval
with a tour of the tannery district. (B)`
departure from Marrakech for a short drive to
the foothills of the High Atlas. The afternoon
is free to enjoy the wonderful surrounding
scenery. Stay at L’Oliveraie de Marigha for 2 nights. (B)
A half-day’s gentle
morning hike leading into the lower mountain
terrain, with outstanding views and the chance
to explore small, traditional Berber villages. (B)
Drive from Marrakech to
the seaside fishing town of Essaouira, an historic
settlement with wide, sandy beaches. Stay at
Dar Loulema. (B)
A day free to discover
the delights of Essaouira, with its Portuguese
fortifications and picturesque harbour.
The town’s walled medina conceals a labyrinth
of streets lined with stalls, craft shops,
restaurants and riads, which are perfect to
explore on foot. (B)
Morning at leisure
followed by an early afternoon drive back to
Marrakech. Fly from Marrakech to London with
Royal Air Maroc or British Airways. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based on Royal Air
Maroc flights from London Gatwick. We can also
arrange flights with British Airways or easyJet
if the Royal Air Maroc schedules do not match
Dar Loulema in Marrakesh is a beautifully restored, whitewashed riad offering Moroccan hospitality at its finest. It is bright and airy, with a pillared courtyard that has a balustrade around three sides and a small garden on an upper landing. This traditional courtyard serves as the central gathering place and leads to many public areas.
Each guest room has been decorated in a different style and the bathrooms are of a high standard, with a mixture of tadelakt and delicate tiling. Traditional Moroccan shapes and patterns adorn the arched doorways and etched walls. Small sitting areas offer privacy from the communal courtyard and outdoor seating. The Belem suite is the most dramatic, with two floors of polished hardwood and a private sea view terrace.
A brick-tiled dining room complete with fireplace provides a cosy ambiance however guests are welcome to have their breakfast...
Just a short distance from the royal palace, Djemaa el Fna Square and the colourful souks, Les Jardins de la Médina is a former riad which was converted 15 years ago into a boutique hotel, adding modern touches in keeping with its 19th-century architecture. This historic residence has, over the years, welcomed distinguished guests such as Oum Kalthoum, Winston Churchill and Empress Farah Pahlavi. Today it continues to offer the same distinguished ambience, providing a tranquil oasis amid the buzz of the medina. The hotel has 36 rooms and suites which combine traditional character with the amenities of a modern hotel, all encircling a cool, verdant garden with 100-year-old palm, orange, and olive trees as well as an immense jacaranda tree. Facilities include a swimming pool, hammam and spa with masseur on hand. The restaurant serves a variety of Mediterranean and Moroccan...
L'Oliveraie de Marigha is a delightful property set within large gardens and an olive grove, an hour's drive from Marrakech. The nine spacious bungalows are scattered amongst the gardens and afford minimalist, comfortable accommodation. The main pool of the three on site presents wonderful views of the distant mountains, and the restaurant has developed a fine reputation, attracting visitors from far afield as well as guests of the...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
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MAE2016: 7 Nights
Surrounded by Portuguese fortifications, Essaouira is a delightful fishing town with a...
One of Morocco’s four Imperial Cities, Marrakech was founded in the 11th century at the...