MARRAKECH, ESSAOURIA, THE SAHARA, OUARZAZATE
OCTOBER 17TH - 24TH, 2020
We're headed to Marrakech, Morocco!
Marrakech is a former imperial city and is one of the most popular cities. It is home to beautiful gardens, mosques, and palaces. There are endless things to do and see in both the medieval and modern parts of town.
Not only will we be visiting Marrakech, we'll be visiting Essaouira, the Sahara, and Ouarzazate.
Essaouira is a port city located along the western coast of Morocco and is known as the "Windy City of Africa". This city is very relaxed compared to Marrakech, but is still just as beautiful.
The Sahara is a must when in Morocco! It's the largest desert in the world and truly a wonder!
Ouarzazate is a city south of Morocco’s High Atlas mountains, and is known as a gateway to the Sahara Desert. Its huge Taourirt Kasbah, home to a 19th-century palace, has views over the rugged local landscape.
Morocco is truly a gem and we can't for you to explore it with us!
Oct. 17th - 24th, 2020
Locations: Marrakech, Essaouira, the Sahara, and Ouarzazate
Trip Type: Active, Explorer, Culture
Group Size: 12 max
Airport Arrival/Departures: Marrakesh Menara Airport
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
Luxury accommodation in Marrakech, Essaouira, and Ouarzazate
Airport meet and greet with private transfers (arrival and departure)
Private guided tour to all locations by Experience Morocco
Private group ground transportation
Daily breakfast, 5 lunches, and 6 dinners
Exploring Marrakech, Essaouira, and Ouarzazate
Luxury glamping in the Sahara and camel riding
Visiting the YSL museum
Hammam spa treatment
Visits to Majorelle Gardens, Koutoubia, Bahia Palace, and Saadian Tombs
Trips to souks, a spice market, artisan quarter, and visiting goat trees.
Cooking class and wine tasting
All activity entrance fees and taxes listed in itinerary
24/7 Trip Leader Support
Welcome gift for all attendees
International flights and other travel fees
Activities outside itinerary
Food and alcohol (except as noted)
Tips for guides and drivers (at your own discretion)
Double occupancy - $2800 USD
Single occupancy - $3500 USD
*WE OFFER PAYMENT PLANS*
We require a $550 USD deposit at booking and can then create a payment plan that works for you. Payment plans can be broken up to 10 payments depending on how many months until the start of our trip. Please note that your balance must be paid off one month prior to the trip start date.
Luxury Riad in Ouarzazate
1-night in luxury authentic riad in Ouarzazate
Glamping in the Sahara
1-night of luxury camping in the Sahara
Luxury Riad in Marrakech
3-nights in a luxury authentic riad in Marrakech
Luxury Spa Hotel in Essaouira
2-nights in a luxury spa hotel in Essaouira
DAY 1: ARRIVALS
You've made it to Marrakech! Everyone will arrive at the Marrakech Menara Airport where our private driver will meet us with refreshments and take us to Ouarzazate to check into our boutique accommodation. Once we arrive at our accommodation, you will be able to relax before we go to our welcome dinner that evening.
Included: Airport pick up from Marrakech Menara Airport, welcome dinner
DAY 2: GLAMPING IN THE SAHARA
Today we'll be visiting Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a group of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls. It's truly a sight!
After, we'll drive to the Sahara where we will be glamping at a beautiful campsite! We'll be enjoying a luxurious night in a beautiful tent where we'll be entertained by tribal music, enjoying a campfire while star gazing, and enjoying a delicious dinner.
Included: Breakfast, group transportation, glamping fees, lunch, and dinner
DAY 3: BACK TO MARRAKECH WE GO
We're headed back to Marrakech, but before we do, we'll watch the sunrise while enjoying breakfast.
During our drive back, we'll stop for lunch at a Berber village. Once we arrive, we'll check Into our boutique riad, and the day is yours until we meet for dinner.
Included: Breakfast, group transportation, guided tour, lunch, and dinner
DAY 4: GUIDED TOUR OF MARRAKECH
Today we'll be seeing the best of Marrakech. After breakfast, our tour guide will take us on a full day guided tour of Koutoubia, Bahia Palace, and Saadian Tombs, which will follow with lunch at a beautiful restaurant. After, our guided tour will continue to the souk, spice markets, and artisan quarter.
Later in the evening, we'll be making dinner as we participate in a private Tagine cooking class.
Included: Breakfast, group transportation, guided tour, lunch, cooking class
DAY 5: YSL MUSEUM AND MAJORELLE GARDENS
Early in the morning, you'll have the chance to participate in a hot air balloon ride as an additional add-on. It's something to take part in while in Marrakech for astonishing views!
We'll also be visiting the famous YSL Museum, a cubed, brickwork museum paying homage to Yves Saint Laurent with a cafe, bookshop, and auditorium. As well as the Majorelle Gardens, a two and half acre botanical garden.
After, you'll have the remainder of the day to yourself.
Included: Breakfast, group transportation, guided tour
ADD ON: Hot balloon ride
DAY 6: TO ESSAOUIRA WE GO
After breakfast, you will have some free time in Marrakech before we head off to Essaouira. Essaouira is a port city and resort on Morocco's Atlantic coast. Essaouira has a mix of locals and foreigners, which results in this city being very laid back than most Moroccan destinations.
Once we arrive, we'll go to lunch which will be paired with a wine tasting. Along the way, we'll also stop at Argan oil cooperative and visit the famous goat trees. After, we'll go back to our hotel which will follow with dinner.
Included: Breakfast, group transportation, guided tour, lunch, wine tasting, dinner
DAY 7: GUIDED TOUR OF ESSAOUIRA
Today we're exploring Essaouira and all of its treasures! After breakfast, we will meet our tour guide who will take us through the city (Medina, Port, and Ramparts). Our tour will then follow with lunch and a Hammam spa appointment. After, we'll head back to our hotel to relax before we go to our goodbye dinner.
Included: Breakfast, guided tour, lunch, Hammam spa treatment, goodbye dinner
DAY 8: DEPARTURES
It's been real, but now it's time to head back home. We'll be checking out of our accommodation early in the morning and driving to Marrakech Menara Airport for departures.
Included: Breakfast, group transportation