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This is a long weekend trip with a bit extra…Normally for 4 nights we wouldn’t recommend changing your accommodation but the distances are so short and with our private drivers door-to-door service it is so easy. You get two full days in Marrakech, which is plenty of time to see the main sights and soak up the atmosphere and then a full day in the Atlas Mountains for a completely different flavour of Morocco. A chance to take in the views and stroll through the villages and farms or even a day of more serious trekking.

Your Itinerary

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Itinerary - Summary

Great combination of two nights in the old city of Marrakech with a couple of nights in the Toubkal National Park in the High Atlas Mountains.

 

Day 1 - Arrive in Marrakech

Arrive at Marrakech airport where your driver will meet you and take you straight to your riad. A mere 15 minute transfer and then a 5 minute stroll through the medina. There are lots of lovely riads in Marrakech and for this trip you stay in Riad El Zohar, right in the centre of the souks and an easy walk to everywhere.

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Day 2 - Explore the Souks

Enjoy everything Marrakech has to offer. Take an early morning visit to the Majorelle gardens before it gets too hot and all the busloads of tourists arrive. Spend afternoons visiting the various mosques and historical sites, not forgetting to indulge yourself with a traditional Moroccan exfoliation and massage in a local hammam.

Lastly, and not to be missed is the main square at night where you can wander amongst the snake charmers, storytellers and henna tattooists before sitting atop a rooftop bar with a chilled glass of wine watching the action unfold beneath you.

Day 3 - Head into the Atlas

On the third day you transfer up to the mountains. With Fleewinter we try and be flexible and so you can go first thing if you want to maximise your time in the mountains or if you’d rather spend more time in the souks then stay in Marrakech until later in the day. Either way you’ll be up in the mountains for dinner and your first night at Douar Samra. Accommodation is basic but very comfortable and the atmosphere is fabulous, probably because the location is so integrated into a traditional Moroccan village.

Day 4 -

Big decision. Do you take it easy and just soak up the views and atmosphere or do you book a guide and get some miles and altitude under you belt? Or just stay on the sun terrace with a book all day. Tough choices.

Day 5 - Home!

It is only 90 minutes back to the airport and your driver will arrive in plenty of time to head down through the passes and back home. A great mix of Marrakech madness and the peace of the mountains

- DETAILS

Cost for the 4 nights including private transfers is from only £280 per person. This is on a B&B basis in Marrakech but half board up in the mountains and is based on 2 sharing a double room excluding flights.

You can get flights from as little as £100 per person return and do ask us for advice.  Alternatively we can book the flights for you but a booking fee may apply.

All prices correct at the time of writing.  Give us a call or email us at morocco@fleewinter.com 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?

INCLUDED:
  • Prices start from £280 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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Marrakech
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
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High Atlas Mountains
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Sahara Desert
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Ait Ben Haddou
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Agadir
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Oualidia Lagoon
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Rabat
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Casablanca
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.
Fes
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
Merzouga
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