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Errachidia oasis, Atlas Mountains

Marrakesh & the High Atlas Mountains

7 days from £2,345pp

Errachidia oasis, Atlas Mountains
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Tour highlights

  • Explore the ancient medina of Marrakesh with a private guide, visiting historic palaces and peaceful gardens.

  • Watch street performers and sample Moroccan street food in Djemaa el Fna square.

  • Try your hand at bartering in the souq and watch craftsmen at work.

  • Go trekking with a private guide in the High Atlas Mountains and visit an Amazigh village.

Price includes:

  • Scheduled international flights
  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodation
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

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

  • Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Marrakesh. Upon arrival at Marrakesh Airport, you will be met by a private car and transferred to your hotel, where you'll be greeted with mint tea. Once you've settled in, begin your exploration of Marrakesh. Depending on where you're staying, a short stroll or taxi ride will take you to the souqs, where you can browse the vast array of goods for sale, from piles of aromatic spices to leather handbags and traditional lanterns.

  • Today, your private guide will lead you around the city, teaching you about its history and culture. You visit the beautifully mosaicked Saadian Tombs, where the bodies of sultans and their families have rested for centuries, the Bahia Palace and the 15th-century Mellah (Jewish Quarter). This afternoon, your guide takes you into the different quarters of the souq to see craftsmen working on their various trades. It provides valuable insight into the skilled work of making the products you barter for.

  • Today, you can explore Marrakesh independently, perhaps revisiting the souqs to barter for any goods that caught your eye on previous visits. We suggest taking time to visit the tranquil Majorelle Gardens, which provide a welcome contrast to the bustle of the medina. Here, you can stroll among cacti, bamboo and gurgling streams and visit the Amazigh Museum, which has a collection of items that once belonged to Amazigh tribes. This evening, head to the lively Djemaa El Fna to watch dancers perform for the crowds and sample some of Marrakesh's delicious and often unusual street food.

  • This morning you leave Marrakesh behind as you travel by private car into the rugged beauty of the High Atlas Mountains. After arriving at your accommodation in the peaceful foothills, relax and make use of the facilities, taking a dip in the pool or unwinding with a drink while enjoying the views. Alternatively, you may wish to begin exploring your surroundings, perhaps walking through the green hills and valleys.

  • Today, you may wish to visit a traditional Amazigh village, where you can share lunch and a mint tea with a local family while learning about their way of life. We recommend visiting the Assafou Foundation, which provides free education to children living in these rural communities. You can visit the school where the children are taught and where local women learn skills such as weaving so that they can sell their handicrafts at local markets or in Marrakesh's souqs.

  • Another free day to explore the striking countryside of the High Atlas. There are lots of hiking trails you could explore with a guide who can pick the most suitable options for your fitness level and interests. You may also like to visit one of the local villages to wander through the regularly held markets. People from rural villages far and wide travel to the markets to sell their wares or stock up on everything they need for the week, from food to clothes.

  • Today your private driver transfers you back to Marrakesh International Airport in time for your onward flight. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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