Perfect Pairings: Marrakech & Oualidia

Morocco
6 nights private tour from $9,600
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Perfect Pairings Marrakech Oualidia
At a glance
  • Dive deep into the Red City of Marrakech; devour Moroccan delicacies in the magical Jamaa El Fna Square 

  • Hike breathtaking landscapes and discover the Berber villages of the Atlas Mountains 

  • Explore Oualidia, a haven for seafood lovers where you can devour delicious oysters and secluded private nomadic feasts 

  • Oualidia’s lagoon is home to a plethora of activities; kayaking, paddle boarding, bird watching, fishing, swimming or surfing 

Journey highlights
  • Dive deep into the Red City of Marrakech; devour Moroccan delicacies in the magical Jamaa El Fna Square 

  • Hike breathtaking landscapes and discover the Berber villages of the Atlas Mountains 

  • Explore Oualidia, a haven for seafood lovers where you can devour delicious oysters and secluded private nomadic feasts 

  • Oualidia’s lagoon is home to a plethora of activities; kayaking, paddle boarding, bird watching, fishing, swimming or surfing 

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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Weather-wise, the best times to go to Marrakech are spring and autumn, when temperatures are 20°C to 25°C by day and at least 10°C by night, and November to February, with cooler nights but similar daytime temperatures and light rainfall possible. The weather in March and April features sporadic, light rainfall with some sandstorms in April, while June sees dusty siroccos (desert winds) sweep through the city. From mid-June to August temperatures rise into the 30s and occasionally 40s.

Spring (March to May) in Oualida is popular as these months are pleasantly warm and sunny, and the landscape is lush and green. Book well ahead if you want to come over Easter or in the summer months. Autumn (mid-Sep to mid-Nov) is also lovely, but the countryside tends to look parched. Summer is pretty hot, and winter can be chilly at night.

Your Itinerary

Sink into secret terraces, charming gardens and a myriad of exclusive experiences as we take you deep into the charm and colourful chaos of Marrakech and the ocean tranquillity of Oualidia; a haven for seafood and beach lovers. You will encounter a mesmerising combination of bespoke tours taking you on a limitless escape paired with luxury boutique retreats in which to relax, restore and recharge each day.

Marrkech

Your Itinerary

Your exclusive Moroccan adventure starts from the off, arriving at your luxurious hotel, Royal Mansour. Boasting a selection of luxurious riads, each with its own private terrace and plunge pool; this is the ultimate in lavish luxury owned by the King of Morocco. The best way to start your time in Morocco is to use the Royal Mansour’s Spa - the talk of the town! A sanctuary completely devoted to your senses. The options are abundant for an elegant dinner at the iconic Royal Mansour. On either side of the iconic blue patio and gardens, promising an unforgettable sensory experience, orchestrated by its creative chefs. 

Your first experience takes you on an exclusive private tour of Villa Oasis, Yves St Laurent’s magical Marrakech home. Most visitors can only see the gardens, you will enjoy exclusive access into his home. You will be blown away by the myriad of colour that oozes from his villa, every room bursting with vibrancy, texture and life. Yves Saint Laurent travelled here each year to gain inspiration for the design of his collections. Some of these are now on show at the new YSL Costume Museum which you can also visit nearby. Relish in an afternoon at leisure, for lunch we recommend the vibrant +61, located in the heart of the new city. 

The next morning you can choose to explore the Berber village of Imlil either on foot or by mule. You will be met by your Berber hiking guide, serving as a translator between you and the local women to explain their involvement with the working co-operatives. Devour a traditional picnic lunch in the vastness of nature overlooking the Berber Village of Tizi Oussem, with stunning views across the deep valley. 

Oualidia

Your Itinerary

Bid farewell to Marrakech and travel towards the Atlantic coast of Morocco. With its peaceful beaches and 11km stretch of lagoon, Oualidia is a little-known paradise here. Debut surfers can learn to surf in the calm of the lagoon before taking to the crashing waves of the Atlantic. A haven for seafood lovers as this is the centre of oyster production, also offering a daily supply of shellfish. On the journey you can stop at Safi, known for the quality of its pottery.

You will be staying at the stunning boutique hotel, La Sultana Oualidia. The isolation of this hotel and its location just yards from the lagoon is absolutely stunning. Boasting a lavish Arabian Nights feel, with glorious gardens blending into the lagoon and ocean beyond. The lagoon is home to a variety of bird life like egrets, herons and flamingos. The overall scenery is pretty breathtaking. La Sultana’s own restaurant offers delicious world-class seafood dishes that are sure to impress.

The following day another culinary experience awaits you. Relish locally grown oysters from Oualidia’s unique lagoon. Your guide will take you out on a traditional fishing boat to explore the lagoon farms and introduce you to the harvesters who will allow you to join in with harvesting and shucking your own lunch! After lunch journey to El Jadida, a stylish and beautiful town offering a superb example of the interchange of influences between European and Moroccan cultures. Take in the surviving Portuguese buildings. The Medina is the most European-looking in Morocco: a quiet, walled and bastioned seaside village with a handful of churches scattered on its lanes.  

Your final day brings the option to relax in the outstanding hotel facilities, with a 40m outdoor pool overlooking the water, along with a stunning spa, massage rooms and relaxation areas. Or try the plethora of activities on hand, such as yoga, paddle boarding, riding, bird watching, fishing, swimming or surfing. Paradise is found!

Itinerary

Day 1-4

Marrakech

Your exclusive Moroccan adventure starts from the off, arriving at your luxurious hotel, Royal Mansour. Boasting a selection of luxurious riads, each with its own private terrace and plunge pool; this is the ultimate in lavish luxury owned by the King of Morocco. The best way to start your time in Morocco is to use the Royal Mansour’s Spa - the talk of the town! A sanctuary completely devoted to your senses. The options are abundant for an elegant dinner at the iconic Royal Mansour. On either side of the iconic blue patio and gardens, promising an unforgettable sensory experience, orchestrated by its creative chefs. 

Your first experience takes you on an exclusive private tour of Villa Oasis, Yves St Laurent’s magical Marrakech home. Most visitors can only see the gardens, you will enjoy exclusive access into his home. You will be blown away by the myriad of colour that oozes from his villa, every room bursting with vibrancy, texture and life. Yves Saint Laurent travelled here each year to gain inspiration for the design of his collections. Some of these are now on show at the new YSL Costume Museum which you can also visit nearby. Relish in an afternoon at leisure, for lunch we recommend the vibrant +61, located in the heart of the new city. 

The next morning you can choose to explore the Berber village of Imlil either on foot or by mule. You will be met by your Berber hiking guide, serving as a translator between you and the local women to explain their involvement with the working co-operatives. Devour a traditional picnic lunch in the vastness of nature overlooking the Berber Village of Tizi Oussem, with stunning views across the deep valley. 

Accommodation: Royal Mansour ( 3 nights )
Day 4-7

Oualidia, Atlantic Coast, Morocco

Bid farewell to Marrakech and travel towards the Atlantic coast of Morocco. With its peaceful beaches and 11km stretch of lagoon, Oualidia is a little-known paradise here. Debut surfers can learn to surf in the calm of the lagoon before taking to the crashing waves of the Atlantic. A haven for seafood lovers as this is the centre of oyster production, also offering a daily supply of shellfish. On the journey you can stop at Safi, known for the quality of its pottery.

You will be staying at the stunning boutique hotel, La Sultana Oualidia. The isolation of this hotel and its location just yards from the lagoon is absolutely stunning. Boasting a lavish Arabian Nights feel, with glorious gardens blending into the lagoon and ocean beyond. The lagoon is home to a variety of bird life like egrets, herons and flamingos. The overall scenery is pretty breathtaking. La Sultana’s own restaurant offers delicious world-class seafood dishes that are sure to impress.

The following day another culinary experience awaits you. Relish locally grown oysters from Oualidia’s unique lagoon. Your guide will take you out on a traditional fishing boat to explore the lagoon farms and introduce you to the harvesters who will allow you to join in with harvesting and shucking your own lunch! After lunch journey to El Jadida, a stylish and beautiful town offering a superb example of the interchange of influences between European and Moroccan cultures. Take in the surviving Portuguese buildings. The Medina is the most European-looking in Morocco: a quiet, walled and bastioned seaside village with a handful of churches scattered on its lanes.  

Your final day brings the option to relax in the outstanding hotel facilities, with a 40m outdoor pool overlooking the water, along with a stunning spa, massage rooms and relaxation areas. Or try the plethora of activities on hand, such as yoga, paddle boarding, riding, bird watching, fishing, swimming or surfing. Paradise is found!

Accommodation: La Sultana Oualidia ( 3 nights )
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When to visit

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Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

Weather-wise, the best times to go to Marrakech are spring and autumn, when temperatures are 20°C to 25°C by day and at least 10°C by night, and November to February, with cooler nights but similar daytime temperatures and light rainfall possible. The weather in March and April features sporadic, light rainfall with some sandstorms in April, while June sees dusty siroccos (desert winds) sweep through the city. From mid-June to August temperatures rise into the 30s and occasionally 40s.

Spring (March to May) in Oualida is popular as these months are pleasantly warm and sunny, and the landscape is lush and green. Book well ahead if you want to come over Easter or in the summer months. Autumn (mid-Sep to mid-Nov) is also lovely, but the countryside tends to look parched. Summer is pretty hot, and winter can be chilly at night.

Perfect Pairings: Marrakech & Oualidia
Perfect Pairings: Marrakech & Oualidia

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  • Every itinerary is crafted from scratch, based around exactly what’s important to you
  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
  • Your own dedicated Travel Specialist who will take care of every detail of your trip
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