8-night (Busy) Itinerary - Superior

Staying in comfortable hotels, you will travel from Marrakech to the coast, visiting and staying in both Oualidia on its stunning lagoon and in Essaouira, with its famous Portuguese-built fortified medina.  Then onto Taroudant and the charming 'Riad Dar Zitoune 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; your hotel is on the water front of a lake.  Back to Marrakech for a night in a charming small riad called 'Les Yeux Bleus'.

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 'Riad Les Yeux Bleus'.

Day 2

Relax at Riad Les Yeux Bleus, enjoy the roof terrace or go for walk around the souks, historical sites and gardens of Marrakech.

Day 3

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

Day 4

Drive to Essaouira and the charming 'Villa Maroc' 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 'Riad Dar Zitoune' in time for lunch by the pool. Relax, enjoy the lovely gardens. Evening meal dining at the hotel.

Day 6

Drive through stunning mountain scenery to Ouarzazate. Visit the kasbah of 'Ait Ben Haddou' and check into the 'Les Tourmalines', a small hotel on the lake near Ouarzazate.

Day 7

Explore the surrounding area or relax.

Day 8

Drive to Marrakech and the small charming 3-bedroom 'Riad Souika'. Dine in one of Marrakech's fine restaurants or at the main square, perhaps enjoy the nightlife (casino, night-clubs).

Day 9

Private car transfer to Marrakech airport for your flight home.

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We have had a wonderful holiday, one of the best.

Dear Max, 

Thanks for your email. We have had a wonderful holiday, one of the best. The travel details and transfers were all perfect and all charming. The fact that we spoke French was of course a big bonus as we had a full commentary from the drivers.

Kasbah Tamadot was absolutely magnificent. We had a smaller room on ...

Martyn Coleman

A place where plenty holds your attention but nothing – and, as importantly, no one – demands it.

Freelance travel writer, James Stewart, travelled to Oualidia with Lawrence of Morocco in November 2012, writing for the Independent and easyJet in-flight magazine.

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