Marrakech, Berber Villages & Coast

A perfect balance of culture, adventure, and relaxation, this 8- Day itinerary features highlights of the imperial city of Marrakech, hiking in Ourika valley in the foothills of the High Atlas mountains, and relaxing in the coastal town of Essaouira. Explore exotic souks in ancient medinas of Marrakech & Essaouira, learn about traditional cuisine and share a meal with a local Berber family in Ourika Valley, and explore centuries-old seafront fortifications.

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8 Days
Shared Group Size
8 pax
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Welcome to Marrakech! Meet your driver at the airport and drive to your hotel where you will be welcomed with a fresh moroccan mint tea. Orient yourself in a bustling, vibrant old medina with narrow alleyways, riads and markets. A cacophony of sights, sounds and smells - spices and sweet pastries.

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Accommodation:Palm Menara Hotel (or similar)
Meals included:No meals included.
Transportation:Privat Vehicle
    • Horse Drawn Carriage Tour
      45 € per personDuration: 2h

      Experience the splendor of Marrakech from a horse-drawn carriage. Pass by the city’s illuminated landmarks, see locals in their traditional attir

    Explore Marrakech

    This morning enjoy a guided tour of Marrakech, taking in all of the highlights of the Medina (old city centre), The Bahia Palace, Medrassa Ben Youssef, Dar EL Bacha, see the Koutoubia Mosque from outside  Souks and Jamaa el Fna Square.

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    Accommodation:Palm Menara Hotel (or similar)
    Meals included:breakfast
    Transportation:Private Car
      • Dinner Show
        60 € per personDuration: 3h

        Enjoy an incredible evening of entertainment at Chez Ali Resort on the outskirts of Marrakech. Experience the sights and sounds of musicians and

      • Majorelle Garden
        12 € per personDuration: 1h

        Visit Majorelle Garden, follow the pathways through trees, exotic plants, streams, and pools while watching the numerous birds who call this peac

      Ourika Valley Day Trip

      You will be picked up at 09 a.m. from your hotel and drive to Ourika Valley with the opportunity to visit the magical Anima gardens where nature & art meet. After about 30 minutes drive, we will reach Anima gardens, a place with hundreds of botanical influences from around the world blended together with artworks by Picasso, Haring, Rodin and more! We will drive another 30 minutes until we arrive at the village of Setti Fatma, passing various adobe Berber villages and eventually visit one. Relax in one of the cafés on the riverbank and enjoy your lunch, spend the rest of the day listening to the sound of the stream with the High Atlas Mountains as a backdrop. Drive back late in the afternoon to Marrakech, where your day trip to Ourika Valley will end with a drop off at your hotel.

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      Accommodation:Palm Menara Hotel (or similar)
      Meals included:breakfast
      Transportation:Private Vehicle
        • Saffron Paradise
          15 € per personDuration: 1h - 2h

          In a biological saffron farm, owned by a Swiss woman named Christine Ferrari, you will learn about the saffron production, one of the world’s mos

        • Hike to Waterfalls
          10 € per person

          There, you will have the opportunity to go on a hike for about one hour to visit stunning cascades, then get back.

        Marrakech - Taroudante

        Pick up from Marrakech at 9 a.m. and drive through the vast Haouz plain before the zigzagging road & Ghighaya gorges, pass through Asni town where an important Jewish community lived before 1960. Continue to Ouirgane village, visit the lake, following the road to Ijoukak valley in Nfis valley, then have mint tea in a Berber house. We will stop to visit Tinmel mosque (built on 12th century by Almohade dynasty as the 1st Quran school & the start of their conquest of Marrakech to push out Almoravide dynasty). Continue to Taroudant via the famous Tizi-n-Test mountain ( 2093 m ), above the sea level, which offers spectacular views over the countryside. On arrival at the summit, you may choose to take a hot drink and a simple but tasty tagine served by the little Auberge, which provides a wide command of the far reaching views. Arriving in the distinctive red-walled city of Taroudante, which dates back to the 11th century. Check in to your hotel and overnight in Taroudante.

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        Accommodation:Hotel Dar Zitoun (or similar)
        Meals included:breakfast
        Transportation:Private Vehicle
          • Tinmel Mosque
            2 € per personDuration: 30min

            Discover the Tinmel Mosque which was built by the Almohad dynasty in the 12th century. The Mosque is one of the two mosques in Morocco open to non-muslims to visit.

          Taroudante - Agadir

          After breakfast in your hotel, you’ll have free time to wander around and explore the area on your own or with a local guide, plus there will be time to enjoy a refreshing mint tea before leaving Taroudante. Afterwards, we will continue through the fertile Souss Valley, passing banana and citrus fruit plantations. Our next stop will be in Souss-Massa National Park, home to a considerable biological and ecological diversity. The park comprises various plant species, mammalian fauna and birds. The Massa Lagoon, is an important bird habitat and is packed with flamingos, avocets, ducks, etc. In the late afternoon, we will drive to our hotel in Agadir. Check in and free evening to spend at your leisure.

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          Accommodation:Hotel Timoulay (or similar)
          Meals included:breakfast
          Transportation:Private Vehicle
          • Taroudant Guided Visit

            Visit Taroudant "the Little Marrakech," a secret hideaway to some of the jet set and royalty. Its red ramparts surrounding exotic gardens and tiny souks give the visitor a taste of the Moroccan city life.

          • Souss Massa National Park
            Duration: 2h

            Visit the souss National Park, see a wonderful range of local wildlife and learn about the endangered species of the Scimitar-Horned Oryx, Addax, Dama Gazelle, Ostrich, Dorcas Gazelle and Bald Ibis.

            Agadir - Essaouira

            After breakfast, you will have enough time to explore Agadir, drive to the Valley of the Birds, walk along the beach. Afterwards, drive up to a Kasbah which sits atop a hill at the north fringe of the city for a marvelous panoramic view of Agadir and the coast. Later on, we will continue our journey to Essaouira, by the way of the splendid village of Taghazoute, Morocco’s top surfing spot. Arrive in Essaouira in the late afternoon, check in to your Hotel. Overnight in Essaouira.

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            Accommodation:Villa Maroc (or similar)
            Meals included:breakfast
            Transportation:Private Vehicle

                Free Day in Essaouira

                Essaouira is a quite interesting and pleasant town to spend a day in. Stroll down the beautifully decorated alleys and traditional markets of the old Medina and discover the wood workshops, jewelry stores, art galleries, and so on. Later, visit the harbor and do not miss a walk along the beach.

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                Accommodation:Villa Maroc (or similar)
                Meals included:breakfast
                  • Essaouira Guided Visit
                    30 € per personDuration: 2h

                    Hire a local guide for a tour of the Skala du Port and bastion southeast of the medina. Stroll the labyrinthine streets of the medina, hearing traditional Gnaoua Muic music on every corner. Watch artisans at work, crafting thuya wood crafts.

                  • Horse Riding
                    35 € per personDuration: 2h

                    Ride a horse across Essaouira’s beaches, gallop across the smooth sand; clamber up steep seaside dunes to sweeping views, and wind through the sh

                  Departure Day

                  It's time to say goodbye to Morocco! Enjoy one last delicious breakfast and walk at the beach.  Head to the Marrakech Menara airport or Casablanca Airport for your flight home.

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                  Meals included:breakfast
                  Transportation:Private Vehicle

                      What's Included

                      • Private A/C Vehicle & Fuel
                      • English speaking driver during the tour
                      • Pick up & Drop off service
                      • Arrival & Departure Transfers
                      • Local Guide in Marrakech
                      • Local guide in Ourika Valley
                      • Local guide in Taroudante
                      • Marrakech half day guided visit
                      • Breakfast is daily included
                      • Centrally located Hotels & Riads
                      • Free time to explore the sites , walks, photos, and tea/coffee breaks
                      • The opportunity to ask the driver to stop when and where you wish
                      • Drinks
                      • Meals than those mentioned above
                      • Extras