8-night (Busy) Itinerary - Deluxe

Staying in only the more sophisticated and luxurious hotels that each place has to offer, you will travel from Marrakech to the coast visiting and staying in both Oualidia on its stunning lagoon and Essaouira with its famous Portuguese-built fortified medina.  Then on to the famous hotel "La Gazelle d'Or' in Taroudant, set in stunning gardens.  A spectacular drive to Ouarzazate on the edge of the Sahara where you will be able to get a real feel for the South of Morocco.  Back to Marrakech for a very luxurious night at the Villa Des Orangers, one of the best known riad hotels.

A busy tour around some of Morocco's loveliest places driving yourselves (or with a driver at additional cost).

- This itinerary is a suggestion and can be adapted to your preferences.
- The suggested Things-to-do by each hotel are suggestions based on the hotel's location, and are not included in the guideline tour cost.
- This itinerary includes a group A (small) self-drive car which will be delivered to your hotel after your initial nights in Marrakech. We can provide an English-speaking driver for the duration and, of course, larger cars or 4 X 4 are also available.
- Most hotels insist on minimum stays over the Christmas, New Year and Easter periods so some of the short overnight stays may not be possible at these times.

Day 1

Private car transfer from Marrakech airport to Hotel Les Deux Tours.

Day 2

Relax at Les Deux Tours, enjoy the gardens and pool or go for walk around the souks, historical sites and gardens of Marrakech (15 minute taxi ride into town).

Day 3

Drive to Oualidia (approx 2 1/2 hours drive). Walk on the beaches, eat great seafood including oysters. Relax by the infinity pool of 'Hotel La Sultana'.

Day 4

Drive to Essaouira and the luxurious 'Heure Bleue Riad Hotel' (approx 2 hours drive). Explore the small streets, the fishing port, the Thuya wood workshops and café life of this charming small fishing town.

Day 5

Drive to Taroudant along the coast, past Agadir and then inland. Arrive at 'Hotel La Gazelle d'Or' in time for lunch by the pool. Relax, enjoy the lovely gardens and your pavilion room with fireplace. Evening meal dining at the hotel.

Day 6

Drive through stunning mountain scenery to Ouarzazate and visit the kasbah of 'Ait Ben Haddou'.

Day 7

Explore the surrounding area or relax.

Day 8

Drive to Marrakech and the Villa Des Orangers for a very luxurious night. Dine in one of Marrakech's fine restaurants, perhaps enjoy the nightlife (casino, night-clubs).

Day 9

Private car transfer to Marrakech airport for your flight home.

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Testimonials

Reviews of Lawrence of Morocco specialist tours to Morocco

Food and service excellent in both.

Dear Max,

We had a fabulous holiday at Les Deux Tours and Maroc Lodge. Accommodation at both places was superb, better than we could have imagined, with Les Deux Tours stylish and elegant and Maroc Lodge more period,  food and service excellent in both.
At Maroc Lodge, we felt particularly looked after as I got a stomach problem and ...

Prudence and Paul Lynch

The best dinner spot was at the riad hotel we were staying, Villa Maroc, where they serve huge platters of meat or fish tagine by candlelight.

Novelist Anna Stothard travelled to Essaouira with Lawrence of Morocco in August 2012, writing for the Observer Magazine.

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