Marrakesh, Deserts and Gorges Tour
8 Days and 7 Nights, From £550 per person (4 Star Riad Package)
- Transfer to and from Marrakesh Menara Airport
- 7 nights accommodation in the 4 star Riad hotels
- Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
- Luxury transportation with driver
- Tour guide
- Entrance fees to all attractions in the program (if any)
- Tour Details
Day 1: London/ Marrakesh
Fly from UK to Marrakesh in Morocco. Arrive in Marrakesh. Transfer to your riad / accommodation and in the evening, enjoy the delights of a Moroccan hammam which should leave your skin and your senses tingling. There is nothing like a hammam to get your body and your soul ready for the unique experiences that Morocco provides.
Day 2: Marrakesh City Tour
After a delicious Moroccan breakfast, participants will undertake a Marrakesh city tour. The sightseeing will include attractions such as:
The Souks of Marrakesh
Or markets of Marrakesh, just adjacent to Place Djemaa El-Fna, are where you can buy almost anything. From spices to shoes, jellabas to kaftans, tea pots to tagines and much, much more. The souks of Marrakesh are incomparable! The colours, the sounds and the smell....
The Famous Djemaa El Fna Square
Djemaa el Fna is the most famous landmark in Marrakesh, the highlight of any Marrakesh night. Musicians, dancers, and story tellers pack this square at the heart of the medina, filling it with a cacophony of drum beats and voices. It is a place that will effortlessly draw you in so that you will come back again and again.
The Koutoubia Tower
The Koutoubia is to Marrakesh what the Statue of Liberty is to New York and the Eiffel Tower is to Paris. It is a central tourist attraction.
The Menara Gardens
These are located west of the city and consist of a mixture of orchards and olive groves surrounding a central pavilion which is a popular sight on tourist postcards. The pavilion was built during the 16th century Saadi dynasty, and renovated in 1869. It has a small cafe.
The Majorelle Garden
The garden bears the name of its creator in the 1920s, French painter Jacques Majorelle. Today, the Majorelle is maintained by fashion designer Yves Saint Lauren. It conveys both tranquillity and strong colours.
The Marrakesh Museum
The Marrakesh Museum is housed in a magnificent late-nineteenth century palace. The palace was originally built by Mehdi Mnebbi (1894-1908), the Moroccan ambassador to London.
Discover Marrakesh by night
Marrakesh at night offers an excess of Arabian entertainment. Experience the sights and sounds of Moroccan musicians and dancers, while eating a 5 course meal in tents under the stars of North Africa. Be captivated by Berber Tribes singing and greeting you upon arrival.
An evening in Marrakesh provides a vibrant mix of entertainment - food, songs, dancers, horseback stunts, fireworks, parades, acrobats, and belly dancers. You will never forget the beauty and the sights and sounds of Morocco.
Day 3: Ourika Valley/ Atlas Mountains
Approximately thirty kilometres from the Imperial City of Marrakesh, and spreading between the first foothills of the Atlas Mountains, the Ourika Valley is one of the most beautiful and best preserved valleys in Morocco.
With tiny villages clinging to the steep hillsides, waterfalls and rocky landscapes merging with the ubiquitous desert, this is a wild and enticing combination on the edge of the Western Atlas.
Teeming with vegetation, palmeraies and Berber hamlets, the Ourika Valley showcases the real beauty, magic and rich nature of Morocco. The region is without a doubt the perfect tourist destination for people who seek a Moroccan adventure, discovery, relaxation, and meditation.
Day 4 and 5: Sahara Desert
This is a tour into the heart of the Sahara desert where you will ride camels into the desert, and spend the night in nomadic tents. You will enjoy the sunset over the golden sand dunes and discover the sahraoui charm. Enjoy all the beautiful sites before heading south to discover Ait Ben Haddou, Tinghir, Merzouga and Tazarine for a Sahara Desert camp out and camel ride.
Day 6: Ouarzazate/ Marrakesh
Head back via Ouarzazate , home of the Atlas Studios, where blockbusters like the Mummy and Gladiator have been filmed. Departure to Marrakesh, Dinner and overnight at your riad in Marrakesh.
Day 7: Marrakesh
We will have a guided tour of the Marrakesh Medina and visit the Koranic Schools, ancient tombs and gardens . Enjoy the lively Jma el Fna Square at night where performers come to life in circus like shows and sample Moroccan delicacies at the many food stalls. At the end of the day you will be invited to enjoy the Marrakesh spa and hammam experience with the magic beldi massage.
Day 8: Marrakesh/ London
After breakfast you will enjoy some free time in Marrakesh. Lunch will be provided if flights to London are scheduled for the afternoon.