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. 

Arrive at Riad Dar Zitoune in time for lunch by the pool. Relax, enjoy the lovely gardens and your bungalow room. Evening meal dining at the hotel.

  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

Arrive at Riad Dar Zitoune in time for lunch by the pool. Relax, enjoy the lovely gardens and your bungalow room. 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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Client review Toubkal foothills Atlas mountains

Trek in Atlas foothills.

Dear Max,

Thank you for organising our trek/trip.  It was fabulous and all went seamlessly.  The hotel was kind enough to give us a room upgrade and a late check out, so all good there too.

We would love to do one again next year.  If we were to be really critical, we were disappointed not ...

C. Hay

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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