Marrakech, Atlas and Atlantic Coast

Best time to go: September, October, November, February, March, April & May
Best for: Culture & Beach, Historical, First Time Visitor

Explore the bustling souks of Marrakech, the breathtaking scenic beauty and Berber villages of the Atlas Mountains and the sleepy fishing town of Essaouira. In short, this brief taste of Morocco is an ideal first visit to this vibrant country. 

When you arrive in Marrakech, we will first drive you straight to the Atlas Mountains. The drive will generally take about an hour. You will then have your first three days at a slower pace of life, giving you a lovely introduction to Morocco.

The Atlas Mountains is home to the Berber people, whose hospitality is world-famous and undeniably genuine.  Above all, we will tailor your experience in the hills to how much you like to walk.  Furthermore, we can arrange anything from easy-going ambles to local villages to more extensive day treks for experienced walkers. We love to take you into the local villages and allow you to have mint tea in a local home. For the more active, you can set off mountain biking or horse riding. You might want to sit by the pool, read a book and admire the view!

Next, return to Marrakech. Marrakech is an incredible labyrinth of narrow streets, where cultural morass set against the backdrop of the snow-clad peaks of the Atlas mountains. The gatherings of singers, herbalists, preachers, snake charmers, water carriers, storytellers and vendors are unmistakably north African. You’ll have three nights here, so enough time to be guided into the souqs to give you the chance to get your bearings.

We can offer different experiences depending on your interests. Firstly, we could include a hot-air balloon ride over the Agafay Desert. Secondly, you might like to try our street-food tasting experience or learn to cook at Maison Arabe. Thirdly, we can arrange visits to the gardens of Marrakech, quirky museums, or the hidden souks. Lastly, we can arrange a more in-depth historical tour. You’ll have time at leisure to gently peruse under your own steam and plenty of time to relax too.

Finally, you will be driven to Essaouria, a drive of about two hours. Above all, it is known for its superb seafood and friendly souks.

Guide Pricing

Starting At

  • LOCATION:
  • £1795 - £2995
    Silver Gold
    Price per person including all accommodation, private transfers, unique experiences and excluding international flights. We can arrange international flights should you wish.

    Highlights

    • Experience both the bustling heart of Marrakech, the beauty of the landscapes of the Atlas and the quiet beaches of the Atlantic Coast
    • In essence, this is Morocco’s classic itinerary
    • Have your own private driver and experts guides while in Morocco
    • Meanwhile, staying in gorgeous boutique hotels and riads
    • In addition, enjoy some amazing unique experiences to bring Morocco to life

    Day 1 - 3

    Gold: Kasbah Tamadot
    Silver: Kasbah Bab Ourika

    Day 7-9

    Gold: La Sultana Oualidia
    Silver: Dar Maya

    Day 10

    Days Location Hotel
    Day 1 - 3 Atlas Mountains Kasbah Bab Ourika Kasbah Tamadot
    Day 4-6 Marrakech Riad Kaiss Le Farnatchi
    Day 7-9 Essaouira / Atlantic Coast Dar Maya La Sultana Oualidia
    Day 10 Marrakech Airport Fly Home

    Suggested Hotels

    Day 1 - 3

    Kasbah Tamadot

    $ $ $ $ $  

    Kasbah Tamadot is arguably the most luxurious hotel in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains. It has set the bar in terms of service and style, making for an indulgent few days in the mountains.  

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    Day 4-6

    Le Farnatchi

    $ $ $ $ $  

    Le Farnatchi is located in the heart of the Medina and is unquestionably one of the finest Riads in Marrakesh. It perfectly blends contemporary living with traditional Moroccan architecture.  

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    Day 7-9
    Day Maya

    Dar Maya

    $ $ $ $ $  

    Dar Maya is a boutique Riad located in Essaouira in Morocco. It is a chic and sophisticated option, blending contemporary style with Moroccan craftsmanship.  

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    Customise Your Itinerary

    We can tweak and change any element of this itinerary and you can depart on any day you want, add nights here and there, and we can fully customise your day-to-day experiences depending on your interests. Here are just a few ideas of many that we can look at and discuss when we come to plan your tailor-made itinerary.

    Anything can be tailor-made

    Firstly, we can change the number of nights at any location, and you can depart on any day of the week. Secondly, we can adapt the day-to-day experiences to suit your interests. Thirdly, we can add or remove any of the destinations featured. This might be adding a trip to the desert, or visiting the city of Fez for instance. Needless to say, do let us know and we build your perfect itinerary from scratch.

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    A long weekend in Marrakech

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    Marrakech makes for a beautiful long weekend from any European city. With five days, you will have plenty of time to both explore and relax. The weather is perfect in the winter, and you can also immerse yourself in a fascinating culture.

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