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Morocco is a fabulous romantic destination and perfect for a honeymoon or just an escape from normality. Only 3 hours away from the UK but it couldn’t be more different and exotic. In addition to the sights and sounds the places you stay are exquisitely designed and furnished and personal Moroccan service means you feel pampered even when paying modest room rates.

Where to go in Morocco is always a big challenge and vying for your attention will be the Kasbahs in the mountains, the riads in Marrakech, a luxury tent in the Sahara or a beautiful coastal retreat. Give us a call to discuss the choices. This itinerary is a simple combination or Coast and Marrakech which means you see plenty of Morocco without too much travelling


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Morocco desert

Day 1 - Essaouira Medina

This itinerary works either way round and the order depends on your flight times. We usually recommend going to the coast first as it means you have a more relaxing end to your stay. Also you might get more out of Marrakech once you have been in Morocco for a few days as it can be a bit daunting on first arrival.

Doing the coast first, our driver will meet you at the airport and in a few minutes you will be en route and it is an interesting drive down with plenty to see.

There are some great places to stay and our favourite for couples is Villa Maroc, a large riad close to the centre of the medina and with stunning views down the coast from its roof terrace. They have few room types but the smaller ones are a bit dark so go mid or upper end.

Holiday activities on the beach in Essaouira

Days 1-4 - Relax & Explore

There is so much to do in Essaouira – lots of shops and a huge variety of high quality but good value restaurants and the souks are much more easy to navigate than in Marrakech: other “must dos” include:
– Quad bike tour of the dunes
– Moroccan cooking demonstrations
– Camel trekking on the beach
– Surfing and kitesurfing lessons
– Walks for as long as you like on the beach
– Excellent horse riding on the beach and in the forests

Morocco riad

Day 5 - Marrakech

You can move to Marrakech on day 4 or day 5 depending on your requirements. Going earlier is a good idea if you are planning a trip to the Atlas Mountains.

The big challenge in Marrakech is where to stay – we usually recommend a riad in the old Medina as they are beautiful and the location means you really feel part of the city. Two favourites are Riad Assakina for fabulous service or Riad Adore as one of the most stylish riads in Marrakech – both a haven for romantic couples.

Kasbah du Toubkal, Atlas Mountains

Days 6 & 7 -

For the days around Marrakech we recommend the following:

– A full day in Atlas Mountains including a guide and lunch in one of the Berber Villages (not included in the price from £80 per person)
– A guided tour of the souks and the historical monuments (if time do this as two trips of around 2-3 hours each – too much to do in one go)
– An evening in the main square (Place Jamaa el Fna). Start with a drink on one of the terraces overlooking over the square as the sun sets and the stalls and entertainers come to life – then eat at one of the bbq’s for about £5 a head…

Riad Adore, Pure Riads, Marrakech, Morocco

Day 8 - Returning Relaxed

It is only 15 minutes back to the airport and so even if you are on a morning flight you should be able to have a relaxing breakfast before our driver picks you up for your flight. Being so close makes it a relaxing end to a holiday and enables you to savour every minute.

Details -

Cost for the 7 nights including private transfers and the day trip up to the mountains is from only £575 per person. This is on B&B basis and is based on 2 people for 4 nights in Villa Maroc and 3 nights in Riad Adore. The price excludes flights but these can be as low as £100 per person if you book directly in advance, or we can help to provide a complete package.

All prices correct at the time of writing.  Give us a call or email us at to discuss your requirements and get a confirmed price.

Please remember this is a sample itinerary and we are happy to modify it to suit your plans.  We can add or remove days and look at different places to stay.

What's included?

  • Prices start from £575 per person
  • Accommodation on B&B basis
  • Private transfers (air-conditioned vehicle with an English speaking driver)
  • Local taxes
  • All trips are ATOL protected or ABTA bonded to ensure you are fully covered
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The start and finish for most Morocco Holidays. Highlights are the souks in the old Medina, the main square in the evening, the Majorelle gardens and the historical sites. You should definitely stay in a Marrakech Riad for at least a few nights but also some beautiful villas and hotels on the edge of town in rural Marrakech. Click for suggested riads More
Essaouira is our favourite at all times of year. Probably the prettiest coastal town in Morocco and loads to see and do. Great camel trekking, horse-riding, surfing kite/windsurfing, cooking lessons, lovely medina (more relaxing shopping than Marrakech). Also great places to stay in town and in the village click below for suggestions More
High Atlas Mountains
Incredibly close to Marrakech but a world apart, the Atlas mountains are an essential visit. Go for a day trip (trekking or driving tour), or stay in one of the beautiful kasbahs perched on a hilltop to relax and soak up the views More
Sahara Desert
The massive dunes of the Sahara should be on anyone's "bucket list" and it is easy to do a trip into the desert from Marrakech, Fes or the coast with a bit of planning More
Ait Ben Haddou
One of the most famous sights in Morocco, Ait Ben Haddou is a rock fortress on the south side of the Atlas. Always a good stopping point on our desert tours and a must for the photo album More
The Gorges
The Todra and Dades Gorges maybe a little over-hyped but certainly worth a stop on the way to Mezourga - part of our Desert & Gorges Tour More
A pretty walled town within easy reach of Agadir (so a lot of day trippers from the package hotels) but also a great place for a night's stop between the desert and the coast More
Having been re-built after and earthquake 50 years ago it doesn't have as much charm as other Moroccan cities but the beach and climate are lovely More
Oualidia Lagoon
A small seaside town built up around a pretty estuary and lagoon. Home to La Sultana, the best coastal hotel in Morocco and can easily be combined with a visit to Marrakech and Essaouira More
Less well known as a tourist destination but with recently introduced direct flights from the UK it is an interesting city where you can see the modern Morocco alongside the rivermouth Kasbah and the medina More
The biggest city in Morocco and an industrial sprawl. We generally advise not stopping there and even if flying to Casablanca head North to Fes/Rabat or south to Marrakech/Essaouira. If you are passing through it is worth visiting the spectacular seafront mosque.
The town of Chefchaouen is beautifully situated on a mountainside, often referred to as the blue pearl due to its shimmering blue buildings. It's worth learning the history behind the choice of this color, which contributed to the town's fame, making it one of the most photographed places in Morocco. In Chefchaouen, explore the picturesque medina with winding alleys and the Kasbah with its lush gardens, serving as a haven of freshness in the city center. Chefchaouen is a paradise for walkers, not only because of its most beautiful streets and alleys, which create an unreal impression but also due to the hiking trails around the city. Besides the Old Town, it's worth visiting the main square, Uta el Hamman, with numerous cafes, and seeing the 15th-century El Adamaa Masjid mosque in white-orange colors with its characteristic octagonal minaret. Chefchaouen is an excellent choice for a one-day trip or a relaxing overnight stay. More
Fes makes for a fabulous long weekend or as part of our "Grand Tour". The highlight is the medina which most people prefer to Marrakech, partly as it is on a hill you are much more aware of the geography. Also, do a day trip to the Roman ruins at Volubilis and ask about a night or two in the village of Bhalil More
The second good dune area of Morocco is Erg Chebbi by Merzouga - easier to get to (no 4x4 needed) and whilst the dunes are stunning we prefer Erg Cheggaga for a proper desert experience. More

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