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Marrakech has to be the ultimate weekend break. Just 3 hours from London with plenty of low cost airlines flying in, but it couldn’t be more different from the UK. The culture, the language but most of the all, the architecture in the Medina. The walled part of the city is the oldest and in our view it is the best place to stay. It is where you find the “riads”- courtyard houses converted into guesthouses and boutique hotels – and this is where you will stay. This means you have the souks and the markets on your doorstep, you can walk to see many of the historic sights and best of all, you are close to the famous entertainers and food stalls of the Place Jemaa al Fna

Your Itinerary

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Day 1 - Arrive in Marrakech

Our driver will meet you and take you straight to your riad. After checking in and enjoying a mint tea, take a horse and cart trip around the city as a fun way to help you get your bearings.

For a great value place to stay with oodles of style and charm we suggest Riad el Zohar right in the middle of the Medina. However part of the fun of going to Marrakech is choosing where to stay so  give us a call on 0207 112 0019 for our personal recommendations.  Click for full details of Riad el Zohar

Day 2 - Explore the city

Spend the next 2 days enjoying everything Marrakech has to offer. Take an early morning visit to the Majorelle gardens before it gets too hot and all the bus loads 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.

Day 3 - Into the Atlas?

On your last full day you can relax at the riad, go shopping but we’d strongly suggest a day trip to the mountains (extra cost).  The favourite is to leave after breakfast with our driver and head up to Imlil and then a mountain guide will take you away from the tourist traps for a gentle (or vigorous) walk, finishing with lunch in one of the villages

medina

Day 4 - Head for Home

Your driver will collect you at your riad for the short trip back to the airport and your flight home, assuming you manage to get all your souvenirs and memories within your baggage allowance….

- DETAILS

This itinerary costs from £180 per person B&B based on 2 sharing and including all private transfers but not flights. If you take the trip to the mountains that will add around £80pp including transport, mountain guide and lunch in a Berber Village.

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 £185 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
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
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The Gorges
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Taroudant
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
Agadir
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
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
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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