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Sunset in Essaouira, Morocco

Marrakesh, the High Atlas & Essaouira

10 days from £1,605pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

This itinerary is designed to give you a flavour of what is possible.

  • We can tailor this trip to suit your specific requirements

  • Any aspect of the itinerary can be altered, from excursions to accommodation

Highlights of this Itinerary

  • Immerse yourself in the souk of Marrakesh.

  • Sample traditional fare at the Jemaa El Fna.

  • Enjoy stunning mountain scenery in the High Atlas.

  • Try a camel trek in the Atlas foothills.

  • Discover the delightful medina of Essaouira.

  • Explore the wild Atlantic coastline.

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Your Itinerary

Day By Day

Day 1

International Outbound Flight , Marrakesh

Today you will begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Marrakesh. Upon arrival into Marrakesh airport you'll be met by an airport representative and your private driver, and driven to your riad.

Accommodation: Riad Kniza

Day 2


Today you will have a private guide to take you around the vibrant city of Marrakesh. You will have the opportunity to visit the beautiful Saadien Tombs as well as maybe the Bahia Palace and Koutoubia Mosque. In the afternoon you will be guided around the different quarters of the medina, seeing craftsmen still practicing their traditional trades.

Accommodation: Riad Kniza

Day 3


You have a day at leisure to continue to explore Marrakesh. After venturing further into the medina and souk you may enjoy visiting the Majorelle Gardens which are based in the Gueliz.They are the ideal place to spend a peaceful hour or two away from the hustle and bustle of this busy city. The Gueliz area of the city was built during the French Protectorate, and is well worth a visit for a leisurely lunch.

Accommodation: Riad Kniza

This morning you will be transferred from Marrakesh to Essaouira with your private driver. This transfer should take approximately two hours.

Accommodation: Villa de l’Ô

Day 5


Today you will be at leisure to relax or explore Essaouira further. Perhaps take a wander along the ancient city ramparts, enjoying the excellent views of the city and sea.

Accommodation: Villa de l’Ô

Day 6


Another day at leisure to continue exploring Essaouira. We suggest strolling through the fish market on the harbourside, and perhaps choosing your fish for lunch.

Accommodation: Villa de l’Ô

This morning you will be picked up from Essaouira by your private driver and transferred to the High Atlas Mountains where you will stay for three nights.

Accommodation: Kasbah Bab Ourika

Today you could try a walk around the local Berber villages or just relax at the Kasbah, soaking up the excellent mountain views from the swimming pool or terrace.

Accommodation: Kasbah Bab Ourika

You have another day at leisure. We suggest taking a taxi to the local town to explore the market and mosque here, or perhaps embark on another walk through the local countryside.

Accommodation: Kasbah Bab Ourika

Day 10

High Atlas Mountains , International Return Flight

This morning you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Marrakesh International Airport for your return flight. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

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Route Map

  • Marrakesh
  • Essaouira
  • High Atlas Mountains

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If you are interested in a Group Tour, we do offer a range of departures in small groups of up to 16 people.

Isn’t it easier and cheaper to arrange the holiday myself?

Many of our clients like the independence that tailor-made travel brings, without the 'regimentation' of organised group tours, but with the reassurance of our professional planning and back-up services. For example, if the flight that we've booked is delayed, it's down to us to re-arrange your travel in the country.

When things go wrong, an independent traveller may find themselves putting in a good deal of time re-organising their plans, when they should be enjoying the trip. We also regularly hear from travellers claiming that they can independently organise the same trip for a lower price. Almost invariably it is not 'like for like' and they may find they incur much more expense during their travels.

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