From mystical Marrakech to the High Atlas mountains and Atlantic coast, staying at historic accommodations in unique locations
Marrakech - 3 nights
Imlil - 2 nights
Taroudant area - 2 nights
Essaouira - 2 nights
Nowhere is it truer than in Morocco that if you stay inside the walls of the old town, known as the ‘medina’, you will experience the country’s magic with every step, whereas staying at modern hotels outside, distances you from the colours, history and atmosphere of this uniquely different country.
This programme offers a combination of historic accommodations: a riad or kasbah in the Atlas Mountains at the foot of Toubkal, North Africa’s highest mountain, where 5% of room rates go to the local community; riads in Marrakech perfectly positioned to explore the sights and shops of the medina; in the ancient port of Essaouira, end at a traditional riad located within the medina walls and close to the port.
Jules Verne Sightseeing
2 UNESCO Heritage Sites
2 Lunches and 5 Dinners
Local Guide Throughout
Small Group Size: 4 - 12
Day 1 Fly from London to Marrakech for three nights at an Angsana Riad.
Day 2 Optional Marrakech sightseeing (£59 - Days 2 & 3): Full-day tour including Bahia Palace, Badia Palace, Saadian Tombs, Dar Si Said museum and the souks. (for returning visitors free time to explore independently). Riad dinner. (B, D)
Day 3 Optional visit to Majorelle Gardens & YSL Museum. Lunch at La Mamounia. (B, L)
Day 4 Travel into the High Atlas Mountains to Imlil via the Ourika Valley. Two nights at Dar Imlil or Kasbah du Toubkal. (B, L, D)
Day 5 Morning guided walk in the Atlas mountains (2 hrs). Lunch at Kasbah du Toubkal. (B, L, D)
Day 6 A dramatic drive through the High Atlas Mountains and over Tizi n'Test pass (2,092 metres) to the attractive walled Berber town of Taroudant. Two nights at the Moroccan 4-star Riad Dar Zitoune. (B, D)
Day 7 Visit this town of red ramparts surrounded by gardens with time to explore the medina. (B, D)
Day 8 Travel south of the Atlas Mountains and along the coast of the tree-climbing goats to Essaouira (4 hrs) for two nights at the 4-star Le Medina Hotel. (B)
Day 9 Morning walking tour of this former Portuguese port, visiting the fortifications, medina and market. (B)
Day 10 Return flight from Marrakech. (B)
Days 4-5 involve some uphill walking.
Medinas can be busy and include 1-2 hours on foot.
A selection of small, intimate historic riads, within Marrakech medina. Sitting rooms, patio, roof terrace, a small Angsana spa with hammam and WiFi (free). Air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and tea/coffee making facilities.
A wonderfully located and superbly restored riad on the outskirts of Imlil, 20 minutes’ walk from Kasbah du Toubkal and from where the famous photo of the Kasbah and Mount Toubkal was taken. Restaurant, hammam, WiFi (free) and 10 rooms with private facilities, balcony, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryer.
A unique mountain retreat, originally built by a dictatorial Caid and carefully restored and run by an English company in cooperation with the local Berber community. Restaurant, roof terrace, hammam, WiFi (free) and 11 rooms with private facilities and tea/coffee making facilities.
A 4-star traditional hotel nestled at the foot of the Atlas Mountains. Restaurant, gardens, pool, spa, WiFi (free) and 30 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities and satellite TV.
A 4-star hotel decorated in the traditional red of Mogador. Located opposite the beach and close to the medina and port. Restaurants, bars, pool, gym, spa and WiFi (free). Air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV.
per person in a twin room
British Airways or easyJet from Gatwick
Supplements per person
Single supplement £495
Kasbah du Toubkal £40
British Airways Club Europe from £195
Extra Nights - Marrakech
Angsana Riad (per night) £59
Single supplement £49
Arrival transfer add £15
Departure transfer add £60
Air travel, UK departure taxes, overseas airport taxes, transfers, 9 nights' accommodation, breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 5 dinners, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.
Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.
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