Marrakech & Atlas Mountains

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

Combine the bustling souks of colourful Marrakech before experiencing the timeless Berber culture and stunning views in the High Atlas Mountains. 

You firstly begin your time in Morocco in Marrakech. Marrakech is one of the closest destinations for those travelling from Europe, where you can find a different culture. Moreover, Marrakech was founded along the ancient trading route that linked the Sahara’s exotic regions with the cosmopolitan ports on the Mediterranean. What remains is particularly compelling.

Within the old city (Medina), you find an expansive market area, known as the souks. These narrow alleyways contain small shops selling almost everything imaginable. You will see leatherworkers, apothecaries, hand-made rug weavers, colourful lanterns and aromatic spices, to name but a few. You will walk through the souks with our expert guide. Furthermore, we love to show you some of the more hidden and secret parts of the souks, ensuring a far more immersive experience. You will spend two nights in Marrakech to begin your tour, staying in a traditional boutique Riad hotel right in the heart of the Medina.

It’s now time to venture into the High Atlas Mountains, a drive that only takes about an hour. This mountain range overlooks Marrakech and is snow-capped from November to March. Here you find the local Berber people who have lived on its hillsides for centuries. You will have two nights here, and we can tailor your experience depending on how you want to explore the Atlas Mountains. We can arrange some lovely day walks through remote villages to maximise your enjoyment of the natural landscapes. You also might want to get a little experience of the local culture, and we can take you into a local Berber home for a mint tea. In any case, you will want to relax by the pool, drink in hand, and admire the views!

Afterwards, return to Marrakech for your final three nights of R&R. We suggest that on your second visit to Marrakech, you stay in the Palmeraie area, located just outside of the city. Here the hotels are set within verdant gardens, and you also have the bonus of larger swimming pools and a suitably relaxing finale to your time in Morocco. We can also add some optional experiences depending on your interests. We could take you back into the souks and see some of the quirky museums and gardens, see a little more of the historical and cultural highlights, or maybe take a balloon flight over the stunning nearby Agafay Desert at sunrise. All our Morocco holidays are completely tailor-made, so we will work with you to create a hand-crafted selection of unforgettable experiences.  

Guide Pricing

Starting At

  • LOCATION:
  • £1228 - £5255
    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

    • A perfect week-long itinerary that combines both Marrakech and the Atlas Mountains
    • Amazing experiences during your time in Morocco
    • Have private drivers and guides throughout
    • Stay in lovely boutique riads and hotels
    Days Location Hotel
    Day 1-2 Marrakech Riad Kaiss Le Farnatchi
    Day 3-4 Atlas Mountains Domaine Malika Kasbah Tamadot
    Day 5-7 Marrakech Palmeraie Dar Zemora Mandarin Oriental Marrakech
    Day 8 Marrakech Fly Home

    Suggested Hotels

    Day 1-2

    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 3-4

    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 5-7
    Pool - Dar Zemora
    Day 5-7

    Mandarin Oriental Marrakech

    $ $ $ $ $  

    The Mandarin Oriental is one of Marrakech’s foremost luxury resorts, located in peaceful landscaped gardens just outside of the city, yet within easy reach of the bustling souks and Medina.  

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    Further Itinerary Suggestions

    A long weekend in Marrakech

    Marrakech  

    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.

    6 days from £1095 p. p.