Marrakech & Essaouira Tour - Marrakech - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Visit stunning national parks and be awed by the majestic waterfalls, lush landscapes and sparkling lakes of Morocco on this incredible safari tour.
  • Highlights include the bustling city of Marrakech, fascinating remote villages and fantastic views of the Atlas Mountains.
  • Stay in a selection of hand-picked hotels along the way, and fall head over heels for authentic riads boasting traditional Moroccan design.

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Your Destinations

Many people think of the arid Sahara desert, long sandy beaches and the High Atlas Mountains when they think of Morocco’s landscapes. Souks and historic cities may also spring to mind when thinking about the North African nation. Morocco is certainly not lacking, however, when it comes to lush landscapes and flowing waters. Visit stunning national parks and be awed by the various waterfalls and lakes around the country on this exceptional tour.

Your Itineraries In Brief

5-Night Tour
Day 1: Arrival to Marrakech
Day 2: Marrakech – Kik Plateau – Amizmiz - Azgour 
Day 3:  Azgour - Imin dounite - Agafay Desert
Day 4: Agafay - Ait imour - Abaynou – Essaouira 
Day 5: Essaouira - Marrakech 
Day 6: Departure 

7-Night Tour
Days 1-4: Same as 5-Night Itinerary
Day 5: Essaouira 
Day 6: Essaouira – Marrakech
Day 7: Marrakech 
Day 8: Departure 

5-Night Tour

Day 1: Arrival to Marrakech
Meet and great by representative and transfer to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Marrakech – Kik Plateau – Amizmiz - Azgour 
After breakfast will be an exceptional tour to the south side of the High Atlas plateaux and Lake Takerkoust, with remarkable green lands surrounded by olive, fig, walnut trees, quince, prune & almond plantations. At an altitude of 1800M, the view is absolutely splendid and in the winter months there is a snow-capped backdrop of the Atlas summit. Refreshment stop in Amizmiz town. After lunch continue the 4x4 ride through a succession of typical villages along Amazigh Anougal Valley. Late in the afternoon arrive to Tnirt Village. Finish your experience by a typical berber cooking class with Said and his family. Dinner and overnight in a riad.

Day 3:  Azgour - Imin dounite - Agafay Desert 
Your breakfast will be served on an open air terrace. Head down the valley to visit the mining area in Azgour. Enjoy the scenic view of Toulkin plateaux and Ardouz Mountain, which is part of the High Atlas mountain range. Stop here for panoramic photos before continuing on roads that lead you to more remote Berber communities and landscapes. Arrive to the village Adaghas (2,000 m). There have lunch in a cosy auberge. The view is outstanding from here with many high peaks to be seen, including Toubkal, the highest peak of the High Atlas (4,167m. After lunch continue towards Imi-n-dounit village, passing many villages on the way (such as Douzro, Tagadirt, Ighizaran, Ibardaten, Adassil, Mjdid, Maghossa, Irgan warshan).

Depending on the season, many activities can be seen. Perhaps it will be the land being prepared and cultivated in October or the barley harvest taking place in May when busy Berber families (and patient donkeys) cut the brittle stalks by hand, gathering another year’s essential crop, a scene many centuries old. From here a short walk takes you down to a river’s edge to see the “Mouth of the Earth”, a steep sided, water cut gorge. Using stepping stones, pass though this gorge and enter an area of awesome tranquility. After some free time here, leave for Agafay desert. On the way visit the village of Andour. Arrive to Agafay Desert. Dinner and overnight at desert camp. 
Day 4: Agafay - Ait imour - Abaynou – Essaouira 
After breakfast and leaving the Agafay desert, the trak-road dives immediately into the west side of Alhaouz plain, over some small rivers (oueds), the only source of irrigation in the region. Near these traditional irrigation systems, there are underground drains, of Saharan origin. Continue your Safari drive along the arid and semi-desertic back land CHYADMA. In this least dry area, much of the land is covered with thuya, rosemary and other low-water-demand plants, such as argan.

Next, see the open Souk where there are craftsmen, blacksmiths and some antiques. Every day of the week vendors come to display their merchandise. Continue along the Argan forest to the coastal side of the al haouz region. Arrive to SIDI KAOUKI beach. After lunch, take a short stroll to Sidi Mbarek, a small Berber village south of Essaouira. Walk to the little cascade and visit the old Marabout. Here, the convergence of a large sand dune, a small river, and an imposing rock splendidly frames a lovely bay. The stream brings some water (water level depends on the seasons/rain) into this very dry region to irrigate local fields. The landscape offers a rich interplay of green, blue and yellow. Arrive to Essaouira city in the afternoon and check in to your hotel. Afternoon free at leisure to explore Essaouira on your own. Overnight at riad.
Day 5: Essaouira - Marrakech 
After breakfast, be picked up from your hotel and head inland to the countryside surrounding Essaouira. First stop at the Oued Ksob (oued means ‘river’ in local dialect) on the Atlantic coast, & great views of the eucalyptus thuya forest surrounded by sand dunes, a great spot for bird-watching as herons flock here throughout the day. The journey continues to the village of Ain el Hajar, the so-called “Gardens of Essaouira“, a lush, green oasis. You will take a short walk here, before rejoining the road of Sidi Lmokhtar. Lunch on route before returning to Marrakech. Check in to your hotel. Afternoon free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 6: Departure 
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Marrakech airport.

7-Night Tour

Members who opt for the 7-Night Tour will follow the same itinerary until day 5. 

Day 5: Essaouira 
After breakfast, be picked up from your hotel and join your guide to discover “The Mogador Essaouira” listed on the UNESCO World Heritage site. The visit starts at the ancient fishing port, where you can see wooden boats being made. Visit the Museum of the founder of the City, as anthropology and art unite at this quaint refurbished museum of regional art in a traditional house showcasing weapons, instruments, carpets, and historical photos of Essaouira.

Then, continue towards the medina. A wonderful labyrinth of streets, this 18th mid-century fortified town was built with the principles of contemporary European military architecture in a North African context. Explore the souks and the old caravanserai full of local artists selling their crafts made of thuya wood, pottery, jewellery etc. The last stop will be at the ramparts and places around the Scala). Lunch will be served in a local restaurant. Enjoy a refreshment in the terrace café on the corniche overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. 

Day 6: Essaouira – Marrakech
After breakfast, pick up from your hotel and head back inland to the countryside surrounding Essaouira. First panorama stop at the Oued Ksob (oued means ‘river’ in local dialect) on the Atlantic coast, & great views of the eucalyptus thuya forest surrounded by dunes, a great spot for bird-watching as herons and other local fauna flocks here throughout the day. Our journey continues to the village of Ain el Hajar, the so-called “Gardens of Essaouira“, a lush, green oasis, (tall palm trees encircle olive and pomegranate groves, which in turn give shade for onions, corn and other crops. You will take a short walk here, a gentle stroll through oases before rejoining the road of Sidi Mokhtar. Lunch on route before returning to Marrakech. Check in to your hotel. Afternoon free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Marrakech 
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel to meet your local guide and start your walking tour of the medina. Visit the Bahia Palace, a beautiful building and an excellent example of eastern architecture from the 19th century that represents trends and standards of the wealthy who lived at that time. Continue towards the Kasbah quarter and the Mellah former “Jewish Quarter”. Explore the old spice market - the Rahba Kadima, a colourful market filled with a wide array of spices, the aromatic streets, taste the freshly squeezed orange juice and venture into the souks (shops).

Enjoy a three-course lunch consisting of fresh Moroccan salads, tajine and fruit at one of Marrakech’s most delectable Riads overlooking the hustle & bustle of Dar El Bacha’s streets. After lunch, your guide will then help you navigate to the Djemaa el Fna Square, a famous city square, where you can discover a world of mysterious bazaars set amidst the ancient city walls of Marrakech. Free time here .Overnight at hotel. 

Day 8: Departure 
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure transfer to Marrakech airport

Your Tour Hotels

Our members will stay at the following hotels in Standard Rooms with meals as per itinerary. 

Your Hotels

Your Tour Hotels
Marrakech: Le Chant des Oliviers or Similar
Tnirt Village: Riad Benijja or Similar
Agafay Desert: Luxury Desert Camp
Essaouira: Riad Chakir
Marrakesh:
Palm Menara Hotel or Similar

All Hotels Sleep up to

Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults
or
Adults Adults
2 Adults
+
1 Child

Please note: the bed for the 3rd guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed. If any of these hotels are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be found.

Your Journey

Flights: You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process.

The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: Return transfers are included throughout this offer as per itinerary for all offers.

For inbound transfer arrangements please confirm with your transfer provider when you arrive. Alternatively, please check with the reception of your accommodation. If you still require assistance, please call the transfer provider directly. 

Weather

Jan
min : 7°C max : 18°C
Feb
min : 8°C max : 20°C
Mar
min : 10°C max : 22°C
Apr
min : 12°C max : 24°C
May
min : 15°C max : 28°C
Jun
min : 17°C max : 31°C
Jul
min : 20°C max : 36°C
Aug
min : 20°C max : 36°C
Sep
min : 18°C max : 32°C
Oct
min : 15°C max : 27°C
Nov
min : 10°C max : 21°C
Dec
min : 7°C max : 18°C

Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information please click here. 


Please note that the advice can change and consumers should continue to check it until they travel.


Entry Requirements
 


You must ensure you have a valid passport to travel on. 


If your passport describes you as a British Citizen, you do not need a visa to enter Morocco. For non-British citizens, you should check the current entry requirements on the website of the Morocco Foreign Ministry.

Passport validity
Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay in Morocco. However, the Moroccan Consulate General in London advise that your passport should be valid for at least 3 months on your date of entry to Morocco. If your passport does not meet this requirement you may face difficulties and you should check with the Moroccan authorities and your travel provider before travelling.

When entering the country, make sure your passport is stamped. Some tourists have experienced difficulties leaving the country because their passport bears no entry stamp.
 


Health
 


Visit your health professional at least 8 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations or other preventive measures. 


There are increased levels of dengue cases in 2019. Please be sure to check all health advice on the following link before travelling, paying particular attention to the 'Other Risks' section. This advice is subject to change. 


Henna tattoos are common in Morocco. Some henna tattoos contain the chemical para-phenylenediamine (PPD) which can cause a painful allergic reaction including swelling and an itchy rash in some people.
 

In More Detail

Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

This offer is not accessible to people with reduced mobility. 
Check-in time: 2 pm
Check-out time: before 12 pm

Our price doesn’t include any additional taxes, which may be payable locally.

Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

What's Included

  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Arrival and departure transfer
  • Shared 4x4 wheel-drive car for 3 or 4 days trail (2 to 5 pax)
  • Driver speaking your language
  • Local guide in Essaouira and Marrakech (7-night tour only)
  • Entrance to Bahia palace (7-night tour only)

Not Included

  • Drinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
  • Surcharge for special requests on food, and meals.
  • Entrance fees, permits and guide service during free time.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Surcharge for public holidays

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Important Information

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

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  • A unique selection of high-end accommodation
  • Exclusive perks and discounts of up to -70%
  • Member services team available 7 days per week
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