A week in Morocco

Marrakech, Agafay Desert & The Atlas Mountains

From £4800 per person in low season
From £5300 per person in high season

based on 7 nights & selected experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • Accommodation

  • Selected experiences

  • Daily Breakfast

  • Full Board in the mountains and desert

  • Private guide and driver throughout

  • Private cooking class and other activities as mentioned

per person based on 2 people travelling, including a private driver and guide throughout, fast-track airport arrival service and all experiences as mentioned in the itinerary. Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis in Marrakech, full board elsewhere

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At a Glance

  • A fantastic opportunity to see the varying landscapes of Morocco without travelling long distances

  • Explore local Berber villages and trek or mountain bike through the dramatic scenery of the Atlas Mountains

  • Enjoy bartering amidst the bustle of the souks and markets of Marrakech

  • Relax in style enjoying the mountain scenery and sprawling desert

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Weather-wise, the best times to go are spring and autumn. Marrakech is very hot in the summer months of July and August, a dry but extremely relentless heat. By the end of October the evenings are cold, although the midday sun is still warm enough to bask in. The weather in winter, from November to March, ranges from cold and rainy to sunny days, warm enough to sit outside.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. To start planning your holiday

Itinerary

Take in the highlights of Morocco experiencing the city, mountains and desert in this varied itinerary, a great way to combine the very best of what Morocco has to offer in a short space of time. Begin with culture, colour and excitement in the bustling streets of Marrakech before jetting off to the adventurous landscapes of the Agafay desert, finally retreating to the serene Atlas Mountains. You’ll be accompanied by a driver and guide throughout with an exciting host of activities included.

  1. Days 1-5: Marrakech

    Beginning in Marrakech, head to the main square to soak up the bustling atmosphere and spot dancing acrobats and musicians. In the souks you can browse the exuberant stalls, haggling as you go and explore the old fortress city. We’ve included a historical highlights tour, as well as a tasting tour for you, where an expert local guide will escort you around Marrakech’s colourful food markets, explaining to you how the locals buy produce and which herbs and spices are used to make their traditional dishes.

    As well as the markets there is plenty to keep you occupied in this exciting city. Why not visit the Majorelle gardens, restored by fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and home a vast array of exotic art? We have also included an authentic cooking class for you, where you’ll create delicious Moroccan dishes in the beautiful setting of a vegetable garden.

    One of our favourite ways to explore the city is by side car, and we’ll arrange for you to be whisked through the narrow side streets, taking you off the beaten track to find secret markets and beautifully-decorated buildings.

    Finally, a visit to Morocco would not be complete without trying a traditional Hammam. This rejuvenating spa experience includes a steam bath followed by an invigorating scrub using local black soap, leaving your skin glowing and smooth. This ritual is a weekly routine for many Moroccans and a fantastic way to cleanse your skin and relax. Your hotel is the perfect place to try out this revitalising treatment.

    Accommodation: La Sultana (4 nights)

  2. Days 5-6: Agafay Desert, Moroccan Desert

    After your action-packed days soaking up the culture of Marrakech your next adventure takes you just one hour’s drive away from the city centre, yet the surrounding landscape could not be more different. The Agafay desert is a barren, gravelly landscape with gentle hills and rocky outcrops. Here, there is plenty of space to explore and let your inner thrill-seeker emerge as you try out dune buggies or quad bikes. Otherwise, you may prefer the gentler, plodding pace of a camel, as you enjoy a trek around the striking landscape.

    By night, you will sleep in a traditional Moroccan Caidal tent, equipped with modern amenities, including running water, flushing toilets and even air conditioning! As you relax and watch the sun dip below the horizon, listening to local musicians, you’ll soon forget you are not miles away among the sand dunes of the Sahara, as you relish the desert experience and endless starry sky.

    Accommodation: Inara Tented Camp (1 night)

  3. Days 6-8: Atlas Mountains

    A scenic drive, taking around an hour and a half, takes you to your final stop in the stunning Atlas Mountains, where you'll enjoy panoramic views of mountain peaks and winding creeks. We have included a guided trek passing by small, traditional Berber villages, where locals still take their mules to market and medicines are made from herbs and spices grown in the area.

    At your hotel, you can choose to do as much, or as little, as you wish where relaxing by the pool, simply enjoying the cooler temperatures and mountain views is more than acceptable. Otherwise, there is an array of other activities to choose from including mountain biking, mule trekking and cookery classes. You can also visit a local market, which you will find a lot calmer compared to the noisy thrill of Marrakech’s medina. You’ll be able to meet with locals, many of who still make craft using traditional methods dating back hundred of years.

    At the end of your stay Marrakech airport is just over an hour’s drive away, allowing you a diverse itinerary without long driving times. 

    Accommodation: Kasbah Tamadot (2 nights)

Location

Marrakech, Agafay Desert & The Atlas Mountains

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