A Marrakech Long Weekend
Who: Couples, Families, Groups and Solo Travellers

4 Days

From $795pp

Marrakech City Break

Isabel is here to help give you the inside track.

Enjoy a Big Short Break in the most exotic place within easy reach of the UK - Marrakech. Home to luxury riad accommodation, fabulous and fabled souqs, excellent restaurants, and also a perfect base from which to explore the nearby Atlas Mountains, Marrakech should be high on any long weekend hit list.

Itinerary at a Glance:

  • Take a guided tour of the souqs to discover the hidden gems within the alleyways.
  • Sample some of the best Moroccan cuisine available in the Djemaa el-Fna street food market.
  • Meet a traditional Berber family as you are invited to drink tea with them in their home in the Atlas Mountains.

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All of the holidays we create are completely tailor-made to you

This sample itinerary is intended to give you a flavour of what we can do

Day 1: Arrive

After a morning flight, Marrakech Airport is only 10 minutes' drive from the medina - the ancient city centre - so the cultural immersion on your luxury Marrakech city break begins pretty much immediately.

We work with a number of superb riads (converted traditional Moroccan houses with internal courtyards) and can recommend which will suit you best.

All you have to do is check in and slowly unwind in your new tranquil surroundings, before venturing out in to the hubbub of the ancient city alleyways, armed with our in-depth dossier of the best places to see, eat, drink and shop.

Day 2: Explore

Spend a day exploring the city in more detail today. Whether you're particularly interested in buying carpets, spices, or ceramics, we will arrange for a guided tour of the souq this morning.

A private guide will show you the best routes through the maze like alleys where you'll experience a full on sensory sensation. This is not just a guided shopping trip, your guide will also be able to help you communicate with the vendors, get you to sample the best produce, and tell you fascinating stories ranging from historic tales to fantastical folklore.

After lunch, take a historical tour of the city with your guide, including highlights such as the Koutoubia mosque. By far the tallest point in the medina, the Koutoubia's minaret is a useful reference point and just one example of the beautiful architecture in Marrakech - other examples you'll visit include the 19th century Bahia Palace and the Lezama synagogue.

This evening head to the Djemaa el-Fna, Marrakech's main square, which transforms at dusk into a huge street food market. I recommend eating at one of the many stalls for a true Moroccan experience.
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Day 3: Venture out of the city

Today we suggest spreading your wings and venturing beyond the city itself.

After breakfast a private guide will meet you at your hotel in a 4x4 and you will then head out to explore the deep Berber country in the heart of the Atlas Mountains. As you drive, enjoy the breath taking scenery of valleys, villages and open landscapes.

During the course of the day you will stop at a small Berber village to be welcomed by a family of locals for a delicious glass of mint tea, before carrying on to Kik Plateau, where you can explore the unspoiled landscapes, rarely explored by tourists. Next your guide will stop in Ansi, where lunch will be ready to eat on a terrace set between hundreds of olive groves, in the valley of Marigha. After lunch, you have the option to take a walk to the salt vats down the valley before the drive back to Marrakech.

This evening, enjoy dinner in one of our recommended rooftop restaurants and then put those haggling skills to the test once more in the souqs.

Day 4: Home time

Enjoy a relaxing morning at your riad - trying to fit all your new purchases in to your bag or simply soaking in the hammam - before a long lazy lunch and return transfer to the airport for an early evening flight back to the UK.

All of the holidays we create are completely tailor-made to you

This sample itinerary is intended to give you a flavour of what we can do
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A Rough Idea of Price

While all of our holidays are completely tailor-made and prices will vary based on things like time of year and level of accommodation, we want to give you as good an idea of how much this itinerary will cost. All of the costs on our sample itineraries exclude international flights, however, ask us if you would like us to arrange your flights at our preferred rates. The below prices are based on two people sharing.

This Itinerary

If you would like to book the exact itinerary mentioned above, during mid-season and staying in our preferred room category at our preferred hotels. Ask us if you would also like us to arrange your international flights.

From

$835pp

Bare Necessities

If you would like to pare back the above itinerary by travelling at non-peak times, staying in a standard room and removing some or all of the guided activities.

From

$795pp

Bells & Whistles

If you are looking for something extra special and would like to stay in top room categories at some of the most luxurious hotels we work with, and add more activities and guiding.

From

$1,005pp

Isabel is our expert for this itinerary and, as a seasoned traveller, has the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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