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Family Marrakech: Monuments, Berber villages & Agadir

Family Marrakesh: Monuments, Berber villages & Agadir

7 nights bed and breakfast from £959pp

Marrakesh is Morocco’s most intoxicating city with its rose-coloured buildings, wealth of monuments. Discover some of Marrakesh historical sites like the Koutoubia Minaret, the El Bahia Palace and the tombs of the Saadian princes. Escape the Marrakech crowds for a day, passing through Berber villages and experiencing one of Morocco’s most spectacular sights. Journey through the Desert in style either by an exhilarating Quad bike experience or a Relaxing and enlightening Camel ride. Finally, this trip won’t be complete without tasting the delectable cuisine in Marrakech–a treasure-trove of exotic goods, gourmet food, and bustling locals.

Holiday Highlights

  • Visit the historical landmarks like the Koutoubia mosque and the El Bahia Palace
  • Experience the breath-taking three tier Ouzoud Waterfalls ranging 360 feet tall
  • Adventure on an exhilarating Quad biking experience across the luscious desert landscape.
  • See the vibrant city in all its glory on a Marrakech city guided tour.
  • All experienced will be escorted throughout the whole trip by experienced tour managers.
  • Return scheduled flights from London Heathrow, with regional connections available
  • Excellent quality, hand-picked three and four-star hotels
  • Daily breakfast
  • Round-trip airport shuttle

What’s Included?

• The price of this holiday is per person, based on two people sharing a double or twin room. Single rooms are subject to availability and will include a supplement fee per person. The price includes seven nights’ accommodation, including breakfast in three and four-star hotels; half board basis, scheduled direct flights to Lagos.
• British passport holders will not require a visa to enter Morocco if you staying for 90 days or less.
• Important note: Health authorities recommend vaccination against cholera and yellow fever from all visitors. Anti-malaria prophylactic is also recommended.
• Contact your GP around 8 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations or other preventive measures
• Whilst the travelling schedule shall pose no problems for people of any age in normal physical condition, we should like to point out that we often enjoy walking tours of the various places of interest and these may involve a number of steps and uneven ground. Therefore this holiday may not be suitable for clients of greatly impaired mobility. Please bear this in mind before considering this holiday.

Day 1

You should arrive at the airport for your overnight flight to Marrakech.

Day 2  

Marrakech historical landmarks

Discover some of Marrakech’s historical landmarks, where you will be enlightened and intrigued by the city’s illustrious buildings. We visit the austere Koutoubia Mosque and its minaret; a beautifully proportioned example of Hispano-Moresque art. We discover the El Bahia Palace, a 19th century building with a 2 acre garden and a haphazard arrangement of the inner courtyard. See the Saadian Tombs, which are intricately decorated with engravings, and the collection of art historian Bert Flint on display in the Tiskiwin House, a marvellous exhibition of native crafts from the caravan routes in the Atlas and Saharan regions. Share a glass drink  of mint tea on the way, see some craftsmanship or visit a Berber apothecary.Go back in time and discover some of Marrakech’s historical landmarks. Your knowledgeable guide enlightens you on the intrigue surrounding the city’s illustrious buildings. Partake in one of North Africa’s most famous traditions as you drink a glass of invigorating mint tea.

Day 3

Trip to the Ouzoud Falls

We take a trip away from the city for a day in the peaceful, natural setting of Ouzoud Falls, a breath-taking part of the country. Green valleys, mills, orchards, caves, gorges from the river El Abid and happy apes in their natural habitat make this private tour a perfect day out. The tiered series of three waterfalls plunges from 110 metres above, its wide-to-narrow streams splashing into the river below. A short walk takes you to the top of the falls where we can admire the beauty of the nature beneath your feet. Here we can also have lunch in a Berber restaurant and enjoy the falls from its terraces. Later, visit a local mill before hiking along the river to the cave. Have your camera ready to capture the cataracts and rainbows that can appear near the bottom of the waterfalls.

Day 4

Camel ride Palm Grove

Partake on this fascinating tour through the incredible Palm Grove of Marrakech. As we trek on a camel through authentic villages and oasis-like landscape, while enjoying a delicious glass of mint tea in a Berber home. Enjoy this Camel adventure and hear legend tales of how this area was the site of a military camp, where soldiers ate dates that had been carried from the pre-Saharan oases. The discarded pits were what created the palm groves of Marrakech. The group, yourself and your sturdy camel friend will trek safely through the palm groves past villas, deluxe properties and Berber homes. Sit back with a refreshing glass of mint tea, before heading back to the city.

Day 5

Amazing Rural Berber Experience

Discover the rural Berber life south of Marrakech at the famous Kik Plateau, a rocky outcrop with inspiring views of the region where you can view indigenous settlements and culturally significant buildings. Trek into the Atlas Mountains and climb to the village of Asni at (3770 feet). We’ll take a pause here for refreshments and savour the views of the snow-capped peaks towering above you. Binoculars wouldn’t go a miss as your stop at Tagherghout Nature Reserve yields where you’ll appreciate the golden eagles, vultures and falcons. Enjoy lunch at a famous restaurant in Ouirgane before seeing Moulay Brahim, a well-known place of pilgrimage. Arrive at the limestone Kik Plateau and marvel at the valley and the Lalla Takerkoust reservoir below.

Finally, we see the Tin Mal Mosque, a symbol of Berber culture and a significant building in their rich history, before your drive back to Marrakech

Day 6

Quad biking Adventure through the Desert

For a fun packed adventure day we will motor out across the desert landscape to the flourishing Palm Grove area. We will cross the varied terrain, glimpse traditional Berber settlements while enjoying stunning views on this quad-biking adventure.

After the safety briefing, we then Journey out of the city on the 25-mile route as we manoeuvre the quad bike through the rugged terrain toward the destination, where you get to appreciate the colourful and rich landscape of the Palmeraie.  As we navigate through the rich variety of lands we’ll glimpse the palm groves, rocky outcrops and dried-up riverbeds, which will remind you of the early caravan route. Then speed back out of the wilderness to the gorgeous city life.

Day 7

You arrive back in the UK after an extraordinary tour.

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Beautiful Marrakech monuments, Agadir & Palm Grove adventures

Beautiful Marrakech monuments, Agadir & Palm Grove adventures

5 nights bed and breakfast from £559pp

Marrakesh is Morocco’s most intoxicating city with its rose-coloured buildings, wealth of monuments and labyrinthine souks. We take a journey across the scenic High Atlas mountain range, then go back in time and discover some of Marrakech’s historical sites like the Koutoubia Minaret, the El Bahia Palace and the tombs of the Saadian princes then pamper yourself with an authentic Moroccan soothing hammam (bath) and spa experience. We will also pass through Berber villages and experiencing one of Morocco’s most spectacular sights. We also spend the day at one of Morocco’s popular beach resorts. This trip won’t be complete without a shopping trip with your very own personal shopper; you’ll see world-class interior design and fashion, and taste delectable cuisine in Marrakech a treasure trove of exotic goods, gourmet food, and bustling locals.

Holiday Highlights

  • Experience an authentic villages to experience local Moroccan life whilst on a memorable camel ride through the beautiful Palm Grove.
  • See magical sights of Marrakech monuments with characteristic Moroccan architecture that spans centuries.
  • Get front seats to panoramic views of the stunning Atlantic Coast whilst on a tour of Agadir.
  • See the vibrant city in all its glory on a Marrakech city guided tour.
  • All experienced will be escorted throughout the whole trip by experienced tour managers.
  • Return scheduled flights from London Heathrow, with regional connections available.
  • Excellent quality, hand-picked three and four-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast
  • Round-trip airport shuttle

What’s Included?

• The price of this holiday is per person, based on two people sharing a double or twin room. Single rooms are subject to availability and will include a supplement fee per person. The price includes five nights’ accommodation, including breakfast in three and four-star hotels; half-board basis, scheduled direct flights to Lagos.
• British passport holders will not require a visa to enter Morocco if you staying for 90 days or less.
• Important note: Health authorities recommend vaccination against cholera and yellow fever from all visitors. Anti-malaria prophylactic is also recommended.
• Contact your GP around 8 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations or other preventive measures
• Whilst the travelling schedule shall pose no problems for people of any age in normal physical condition, we should like to point out that we often enjoy walking tours of the various places of interest and these may involve a number of steps and uneven ground. Therefore this holiday may not be suitable for clients of greatly impaired mobility. Please bear this in mind before considering this holiday.

Day 1

You should arrive at the airport for your overnight flight to Marrakech.

Day 2

Discover Marrakech palaces and monuments

We will take you back in time and discover some of Marrakech’s historical landmarks. Our knowledgeable guide take you on a journey around surrounding the city’s illustrious buildings. We will visit the austere Koutoubia Mosque and its minaret – a beautifully proportioned example of Hispano-Moresque art rising 80 metres into the sky. We also discover the El Bahia Palace, a 19th-century building with a 2-acre garden and a haphazard arrangement of inner courtyards and apartments.  We see and learn of the Saadian Tombs, which are intricately decorated with engravings, colourful tiles and Arabic script. Witness the collection of art historian Bert Flint on display in the Tiskiwin House, a marvellous exhibition of native crafts from the caravan routes in the Atlas and Saharan regions. To quench our thirsts we stop for a drink a glass of mint tea on the way, see some craftsmanship.

Day 3

Camel Ride in Palm Grove Adventure and Moroccan spa & soothing hammam 

Today we go on a fascinating tour through the incredible Palm Grove of Marrakech. We trek with a dromedary camel through authentic villages and oasis-like landscape.  Donning your cheich (protective turban veil), you and your sturdy new camel friend trek safely through the palm groves past villas, deluxe properties and Berber homes.  We take a sit back with a refreshing glass of mint tea at the home of one of the local Berber families before heading back to the city.

After the great adventure you’ll be whisked away to enjoy some rest and relaxation, pamper and cleanse yourself with an authentic Moroccan spa experience. Loosen your muscles, let your pores open and allow your skin to breathe in the hammam steam room. After an exfoliating body scrub and a long comforting massage, with the use of authentic Moroccan products such as Argan oil, beldi and rhassoul, you are sure to feel refreshed and revitalised.

Day 4

Agadir, Beach Resort and Souks

We’ll leave the hustle and bustle of Marrakech behind to make the most of your time in Agadir, the “Miami of Morocco” and spend the day at one of Morocco’s most popular beach resorts; while away the afternoon on a private beach. A lounge chair and parasol will be waiting for you. Awaken your senses with a swim in the ocean or take a stroll down the long promenade as you soak up the vibrant atmosphere.

We’ll have a 2 -course lunch on the golden beaches of the Atlantic Ocean, a guided tour of the city’s highlights or meander through the marketplace. Marvel at the panoramic views of the bay and people-watch in the bustling marina as you refresh yourself in the soothing Atlantic breeze.

Moroccan Dinner & Show in a Riad

Our last night in Marrakech will be an evening filled with Moroccan cuisine and tradition, you will be taken to the palace of Menzeh Dada, located close to the famous Jemaa el-Fnaa, Menzeh Dada palace is the former home of a pasha, now a stylish riad (house). Admire its beautiful interior as you are escorted to your table and get ready to just relax and enjoy a Moroccan world of food, music and dance. All you will need to do is sit back, relax and savour an authentic four-course dinner – with four different tagines – while enjoying Moroccan duo play oud and tam-tam, enjoy a live performance with an exotic belly-dancing performance.

Day 5

Moroccan Cooking & Market Shopping Experience

After you have a lovely lie in and delicious breakfast we will be whisking away to learn how to prepare and cook traditional, succulent Moroccan specialities. We will visit a vibrant local market for ingredients, and under the watchful gaze of a local cooking tutor who will create a tasty shared meal for everyone to enjoy at the end of the lesson.

Delve into the world of spice and fragrance as you learn to balance the flavours of cumin, turmeric, paprika and cinnamon. Begin at a local market to hand-pick your fresh vegetables and, laden with ingredients, proceed to the nearby kitchen.

Work step-by-step with your knowledgeable teacher to prepare the dish of the day – a tagine of lamb, chicken or beef. Once the meal has been perfected, serve it in a traditional earthenware pot and enjoy. Leave armed with all the required tips to recreate the delicacies in your own home, ready to impress friends and family.

Day 6

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