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Privately guided trip - Morocco

Morocco - For that moment

Highlights

  • Get to know all of the country’s facets in seven days

  • Insights into traditions and lifestyles

  • Includes a tour guide

  • Includes relaxing spa treatments

  • Overnight stays in selected hotels

Description

Morocco is a land of contrasts: beaches and endless deserts to the Atlas Mountains with snow-capped mountains. Discover the country’s hidden treasures, exotic smells, oriental flair, and incomparable landscapes. In six days, you’ll experience the tradition and diversity of the country, which will take you into the magical world of 1001 nights.

Destination

Orient

Marrakech - Agafay Desert - Essaouira - Imlil - Marrakech

When you arrive in Marrakech, you’ll already experience the warmth of Moroccan culture. Your guide will warmly greet you and take you to your first hotel, which is only a 20-minute drive from the city center. Thanks to its location, you can walk to the royal palace and the popular Djemaa El Fna, the central marketplace. Immerse yourself in a world of exotic smells and discover the many goods that are sold here. Use the rest of the day to get first impressions of Marrakech while strolling through the winding streets.

Around 20:30, you will attend an oriental dinner at Le Lotus Privilège, which will offer you exciting insights into the locals’ life — an experience similar to that in 1001 Nights.

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Travel time Marrakech airport - Marrakech hotel: approx. 20 minutes / approx. 7 km

1 night in Marrakech, Morocco

Today it’s worth it to get up early because, at 05:30, your guide will drive you into the desert in a four-wheel-drive vehicle. Then just before the sun rises, you’ll experience an unforgettable excursion in a hot air balloon. Hop into the basket under the giant balloon and gently lift off the ground between the palm groves. The Moroccan sky promises magical moments and unique impressions. Fly over the city for about an hour and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the palm gardens and numerous small villages.

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Your next stop is Berber Camp, where you’ll enjoy a traditional lunch at 13:30. Soak in the calm atmosphere before your ultimate nomadic experience at 17:00.

In the distance, you might already spot the gentle animals. With their humps and long eyelashes, camels are most at home in the desert. Hop onto a well-saddled camel and experience the desert like the nomads. For the next hour, gently trot through the seemingly endless dune landscapes.

Today you’ll end with another highlight when you arrive at La Pause desert camp: an open-air dining experience in the desert.

Driving time Marrakech - Agafay desert: approx. 40 minutes / approx. 30 km

1 night in Agafay Desert, Morocco

After breakfast in the middle of the desert, your guide will pick you up and drive you to Marrakech. Start the day relaxed with a 45-minute hammam treatment at La Sultana Marrakech. A lush peeling therapy and massage also follow it.

On the way to Essaouira, you will stop at Val d’Argan, one of the southernmost wine regions in the country. Learn about Morocco’s long wine history when visiting the 35 hectares Val d’Argan, one of the smallest wine regions. Nevertheless, they produce up to 100,000 bottles every year. It’s the only wine-growing region in Morocco where they plant grapes from the Rhône Valley. Enjoy a delicious lunch complemented with views from the terrace. After learning how they collect olives and argan for organic oil, your driver will take you to the next destination.

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Once in Essaouira, discover the city’s art gallery and medina. Medina is the city’s old town and remains true to its charm, winding streets, and harbor. When visiting the art gallery, immerse yourself in the oriental art world and gain new insights into the culture.

Travel time Agafay Desert - Essaouira: approx. 2.5 hours / approx. 180 km

1 night in Essaouira, Morocco

In the morning, enjoy a replenishing breakfast before arriving at the city’s harbor at 09:00. First, you’ll experience Sidi Kaouki Beach’s fine sand shores and pleasant waves. These conditions regularly attract water sports enthusiasts because of their many adventurous activities. Your surf instructor will welcome you around 10:30, and together, you’ll spend half the day learning how to surf.

After your active day, relax in the evening and learn about traditional craft life from the locals. Choose between a course that brings you closer to how the traditional pottery is after Safi production, or another option is learning the production process of argan oil. There’s also the option to learn about the production of goat meat and milk.

1 night in Essaouira, Morocco

Around 08:00, your driver will pick you up and take you on another exciting journey with many new insights. First, you’ll arrive at the Majorelle and Menara secret gardens of Marrakech. The Jardin Majorelle, owned by the French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, is home to plants from all five continents, mainly cacti and bougainvillea. The Menara Garden also offers a small oasis on its 100 hectares and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Afterward, discover the beautiful Marrakech medina’s surrounding souks and craft districts. A highlight is the famous Djemaa El Fna, the heart of Marrakech. Experience the Orient up-close — meet snake charmers who lure their cobras with a flute and medicine men who advertise medicinal products.

Another exciting experience to look forward to is the Tasting Tour through the Djemaa El Fna with your guide. Discover Morocco with all of your senses when you taste and smell the exotic cuisine’s spices and aromas complemented with oriental sounds.

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The next part of your adventure will take you out of the city and into the Atlas Mountains. Toubkal is one of the most majestic mountains in North Africa, with a breathtaking panorama, traditional Berber culture, and hidden treasures.

Travel time Essaouira - Imlil: approx. 4.5 hours / approx. 250 km

1 night in Imlil, Morocco

After breakfast, your driver will pick you up and take you back to Marrakech.

Today is all about relaxation after a heavy few days of adventure. A hammam experience awaits you at La Sultana Marrakech! For the next 45 minutes, immerse yourself in Moroccan life and recharge your batteries with selected massages and treatments. They use high-quality Moroccan products known worldwide, only selecting organic aromatherapy and cosmetic products.

Lean back and let the scrub and massage treatments pamper you. You can choose between ylang-ylang, Verbena, orange blossom, or argan oil.

After the relaxing morning, it’s up to you how you plan the rest of the day. Marrakech has many hidden corners to discover still, and the hotel also offers beautiful retreats.

Travel time Imlil - Marrakech: approx. 1.5 hours / approx. 70 km

1 night in Marrakech, Morocco

Riad Infinity Sea****, Marrakech, Morocco (1 night)

Riad Infinity Sea offers luxurious accommodation in the historic Marrakech medina. It’s a quiet oasis in the colorful city center. You can unwind on two terraces with a pool, a living area with a fireplace, and a roof terrace with sun loungers. The rooms are spacious and equipped with modern amenities. In the morning, you can enjoy a traditional breakfast in the restaurant.

La Pause, Agafay Desert, Morocco (1 night)

La Pause is about 30 kilometers from Marrakech and embeds in the barren beauty of the Agafy Mountains, creating a refreshing oasis right on a river. Dramatic landscapes surround the camp, which reveals the Moroccan wilderness. Feel like nomads when you spend the night in the tent landscape and enjoy typical traditional food. Experience a break from the big cities.

Sofitel Essaouira Mogador*****, Essaouira, Morocco (1 night)

This hotel is a true oasis of calm because of its location in the heart of the Mogador resort. You can look forward to high-quality comfort complemented by the beautiful golf course and sea views. In the 140 rooms, they come equipped with MyBed beds and a furnished terrace. The furniture impresses with a combination of bright colors and exotic wood.

Le Palais des Remparts*****, Essaouira, Morocco (1 night)

The magnificent hotel is in the heart of the Essaouira medina and is only three minutes from the city center. All rooms are spacious and designed with pleasant wooden furniture, a private bathroom, and traditional Moroccan decor. Enjoy regional cuisine with fresh ingredients and pamper yourself in the hotel’s spa.

Kasbah du Toubkal****, Imlil, Morocco (1 night)

Kasbah du Toubkal is 60 kilometers from Marrakech and lies at the foot of the Jbel Toubkal, the highest point in North Africa. It attracts its guests with one of the best rooftop views. Thanks to renovations, the former seat of the Caids is now a modern and luxurious accommodation that is one of the most extraordinary in the country. Relax amongst Morocco’s magical beauty andMorocco’sce authentic moments in the Berber-style rooms.

Duration of the trip: 6 day / 5 nights

Minimum number of participants: 2

Including

  • 5 nights in accommodations mentioned above or similar:

    • 1 night at Riad Infinity Sea Marrakech with breakfast

    • 1 night at La Pause Agafay Desert with full board

    • 1 night at Sofitel Essaouira Mogador with breakfast

    • 1 night at Le Palais des Remparts Essaouira with breakfast

    • 1 night at Kasbah du Toubkal with breakfast

  • Transfer from/to the airport in a minivan

  • Guide on days three, four, and five

  • Luxury vehicle available from day two

  • Oriental show dinner at Riad Lotus Privilege (without drinks) on day one

  • One-hour flight in a hot air balloon on day two

  • One-hour camel ride in the Agafay Desert on day two

  • Massage and hammam at La Sultana Marrakech on day three

  • Lunch (without drinks) in Val d'Argan on day three

  • Half-day surf course at Sidi Kaouki Beach on day four

  • Tasting tour with a Marrakech chef on day five

  • All city tours and sightseeing

Excluding

  • International flights

  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the scope of services

  • Personal expenses, such as minibar and tips

  • Monument fees

  • Insurance

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