Morocco Short Tours

Short Tour: Marrakech Area

This journey is private and designed to give the traveler the broadest sense of Morocco, its culture, people, geography, the High Atlas Mountains, and traditional Berber Villages. Camel Riding, Craft Tours, Cultural Tours, Historical Tours.

4 Nights / 5 Days Tour
For independent travelers: Our Guided Tour enhances your experience without hindering your journey. We’re there when you need us, and give you the opportunity to explore on your own if you desire.

bookitCost based on 4* accommodation:
US$1,050 per person based on double occupancy
US$2,100 for 2Pax
If you would prefer 3* or 5* accommodations, please let us know.

ITINERARY

After your arrival at either the Casablanca Marrakech, you English speaking driver will be escorted to start your Morocco short break by a short drive to your luxury riad at the ancient city of Marrakech.

Day 1: Marrakech

Koutoubia GardensAn enchanting palm oasis set against the rise of the snowy High Atlas Mountains, Marrakech is Morocco’s second oldest majestic imperial city and retains the splendor of its ancient past. Buildings are blushed in hues of rosy earth, and horse-drawn carriages clip along broad avenues lined with palms and tropical fruit trees. Donkeys carrying carts trawl past fragrant rose and jasmine gardens.

Your certified guide will reveal the secrets of the ancient Bahia Palace from the days of the harem, now populated by a sentry of nesting storks. Step into the ancient royal Saadian Tombs, explore the vibrant and historic Jewish mellah, where some of the finest jewelry is found in Morocco, and view the majestic Koutoubia Mosque before entry into the ancient Market to explore and to have a cup of tea with one of the local artisan to be as close to the culture as possible.

Dinner at a traditional Moroccan restaurant in the medina.

B&B at your charming riad at the ancient city of Marrakech.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 2: Marrakech

Marjorelle GardensYou will visit the rest of Marrakech including the Yves St. Laurent garden, the ancient Menara pool, and then take a ride around the ancient city walls, passing by the Royal Palace and Marrakech Pam Grove. The heartbeat of the night fills the old city’s famed square, Djemaa el-Fna, where delectable grilled fare is served in the bustling torch-lit open-air market. Mystical snake charmers, hustlers and mischievous monkeys are part of the nightly drama unfolding as Berber acrobats, fortune tellers, musicians and engaging storytellers seduce rapt crowds. Wend your way through the serpentine labyrinth of the spice-filled air of the bustling souk, unchanged for over 1000 years, where you’ll discover the best of traditional Moroccan craftsmanship.

Dinner at Jamma Elfna Square with the locals. B&B at your charming riad at the ancient city of Marrakech.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 3: Essaouira – Berber Villages

A day trip to Essaouira.

EssaouiraEssaouira drew music legends Jimmy Hendrix and the Rolling Stones to its idyllic charm, and artists and musicians alike today come to enjoy the sparkling whitewashed village trimmed with brilliant blue skies. A former Portuguese settlement in the 18th century, and a current fishing village, its stone ramparts  abut a deep green sea fringed with miles of silvery beach where horses and camels ferry passengers across sugar spun sand. Stroll through serene squares, browse artisan shops and peruse art galleries before indulging in a sensational seaside lunch, where freshly caught fish of the day is grilled to a succulent finish before your eyes.

Afternoon, you will travel past fragrant pine and cedar forests, terraced farms until you reach the sienna mud-brick Berber villages in Ourika (High Atlas Mountains).

Dinner and overnight at your charming Kasbah at the Berber village of Anrar.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 4: Berber Villages / High Atlas Mountains

malikaExplore the beautiful and unspoiled valleys of the High Atlas Valley of Ourika, which rises gently up to the foothills of the High Atlas where terraced villages are surrounded by musical birds singing and waterfalls bubblin. Ourika is famous for its pottery, minerals and colorful crystal stones.

Enjoy a cup of tea with a Berber family.

A visit to the aromatic herb garden, with rows of lavender and more, and shopping at Souk Lathnine.

berberlunchIf it is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday, you will visit the bustling Berber weekly souk (market) of the Valley where all local Berbers of the valley meet for their weekly shopping.

Lunch at the souk with the locals on your own.

Afternoon  to visit some of the hidden Berber villages of the valley. Enjoy a cooking class to learn the fine art of Berber Tagine (A native Moroccan experience) at the Kasbah.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 5 – Next day morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to Marrakech city or airport.

End of our services!!

Meals Included: Breakfast

bookitCost based on 4* accommodation:
US$1,050 per person based on double occupancy
US$2,100 for 2Pax
If you would prefer 3* or 5* accommodations, please let us know.

What’s Included:
* Riad & Kasbah lodging
* Breakfast daily
* All dinners
* Private transportation, gas, tolls & English speaking driver for the entire trip
* Transfers to and from Marrakech city or airport
* Knowledgeable certified guides in Fez & Marrakech
* Museums fee
* All taxes

Not included in package price:
* Airfare
* lunch
* Drinks
* Travel Insurance