The Marrakech Express Tour

Per person

5,200 Mad

6 days – 5 nights

Marrakech – Essaouira –– Marrakech

The Marrakech Express Tour will take you to the heart of the red city and its surroundings.You will explore the Ourika valley spreading on the slopes of the Atlas and its 7 waterfalls.Then you will discover Essaouira a small port city

 

1st Day: Casablanca – Marrakech (250 km/ 3h30) – (D)

Reception at Mohamed V Casablanca International Airport by your escorting guide

Departure for Marrakech and check-in at your hotel,

Free time to rest

Dinner and overnight atthe hotel

 

2nd Day: Visit Marrakech – (B) (D)

Breakfast at the hotel

Departure with your guide for a day of guided visits of the major monuments in Marrakech

Visit the Menara Gardens. A vaste orchard and olive grove, built during the Almohade dynasty. The pavillion and basin are right in the middle of the gardens. It was initially meant to be a water reservoir for nearby fields, olive and orange groves.

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Walk to the Koutoubia a religious landmark; it was restored by the Almohadeat the beginning of 1162, a bare-bones mosque built near the old souks of librarians, where the moniker « Koutoubia » (mosque of the librarians) originates.

Visit of the Majorelle Gardens, conceived by the painter Jacques Majorelle in 1917. He created this garden around his workshop. This is a living work of art, full of exotic and rare plants: cacti, lilipads, varieties of jasmins, bougainvilleas, palms, coconut and banana trees, etc.

Visit the Yves Saint Laurent museum, located near the gardens. The museum houses part of the « Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent » collection, which includes highfashion clothes and accessories, as well as designs and various objects, prominently displayed as an exhibit.

Visit of the Saadi Ruins the only remaining vestiges of the Saadi dynasty, which reigned between 1524 and 1659, they house the tombs of the Saadi royal family.

Visit of the Bahia Palace, recognized for its grand architecture, it was recently built in the 19th century, and was inspired by both Arab and Andalusian styles.

The palace’s foundation began in 1880 under orders from Vizir Sidi Moussa, then head of the Moroccan kingdomThis must explain the nickname given to the structure,« The Palace of the Beauty »

Free time for lunch

Visit of the ancient medina and the Jmaa El Fna squarewhich is the bustling hub in the heart of Marrakech.  There to your delight, you will see live snake charmers, monkey trainers, storytellers, musicians and numerous forms of arts, such as games, henna tattooing, etc…

In 2001, “the cultural space of Jmaa El Fna” was designated by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity, a meeting point for people of the desert and mountains.

In a traditional atmosphere, you will discover the art of henna by Moroccan women .You will learn how to design the basic henna patterns.

Dinner and live show at Chez Ali

Overnight in the hotel

 

3rd Day: Marrakech – Essaouira – Marrakech (400 km/5h) – (B) (D)

Breakfast at thehotel

Leave for Essaouira, formerly named Mogador, an ancient fort and fishing port. History recalls a time when Spain, Portugal and England fought for the control of the city. It boasts a typically Portuguese port, a beautiful display of the country’s architecture.

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Arrival in Essaouira, followed by a visit of the city with your guide:

Visit the Sidi Mohammad Ben Abdellah Museum, named for the city’s founder, built on the site of a 19th century hotel.  Historical artifacts, ancient pottery and jewelry on full display. You’ll likely appreciate not only the building’s beautiful architecture, but also the diversity of objects inside which retain their original allure.

Visit the skala, famous for its rows of gigantic canons, facing the Atlantic Ocean, its fishing port, and its gorgeous views of old Portuguese ramparts.

Free time for lunch

Visit the local market, the Jewelry district and discover boutiques boasting Moroccan artisanal goods in the medina, a UNESCO heritage site as of the end of the 18th century..

Visit of a women’s argan cooperative: you will be able to familiarize yourself with this famous Moroccan know-how. You will witness the process of producing cosmetic oils such as 100% organic argan oil.

Return to Marrakech at the end of the day

Dinner and overnight in the hotel

 

4th Day: Marrakech – Ourika – Marrakech (120 km/ 2h) – (B) (D)

Breakfast at hotel

Leave for a guided tour of the Ourika Valley, a village marked by its cascades and greenery, the Ourika Valley is nestled in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains.

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This beautiful green valley is one of the most well-preserved in Morocco. The village is at the end of the road, continues into the valley, passing through Oukaimeden, a popular ski destination in Morocco.

Stop in Setti Fatma, a village in the Atlas Mountains, to discover the “Seven Cascades”, and enjoy a beautiful view of the Ourika village.

Free time for lunch

Return to Marrakech at the end of the day

Dinner and overnight at hotel

 

5th Day: Terres d’amanar– (B) (D)

Breakfast at the hotel

Depart for the Terres d’amanar, a natural reserve 30 minutes away from Marrakech, next to Toubkal National Park. There, you can enjoy several hiking trails, and the option to get a bird’s eye-view from a zipline, or a rope-climb, an equally safe alternative that takes you from tree to tree for an a magnificent breathtaking view.

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Free time for lunch

Return to Marrakech, free time

Dinner and overnight in the hotel

 

6th Day: Marrakech – Casablanca (250 km/3h30) – (B)

Breakfast at the hotel

Depart for Mohamed V Casablanca International Airport for your flight

End of Terratour services

 

NB/  B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / D = Dinner

 

Rates and hotels:

Hotels  (4 stars) Double room, per person Single room
Hotel Mogador Kasbah Marrakech 4* (or similar) 5.200 MAD / 495 EUR / 577 USD 6.100 MAD / 580 EUR / 677 USD

 

Hotels  (5 stars) Double room, per person Single room
Adam Park Marrakech Hotel & Spa 5* (or similar) 6.900 MAD / 657 EUR / 766 USD 8.350 MAD / 795 EUR / 927 USD

Minimum group of 15 people rates

 

The price includes:

  • Transport in Mercedes Sprinter tour vehicle, with 17 seats, including driver, mileage, toll and parking fees, as well as onboard Wi-Fi.
  • 5 nights in Marrakech (half-board)
  • The service of a professional tour guide
  • Visit of the city of Marrakech
  • Visit of the city of Essaouira
  • Visit of the Ourika Valley
  • Half-day at the Terres d’amanar including 2 activities
  • Entry fees to the monuments mentioned above
  • Dinner with show at Chez Ali restaurant

 

The price does not include:

  • Meals during your leisure days
  • Alcoholic drinks at meals
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses

 

Please  note :

The rates presented may be subject to availability, at time of confirmation.

 

 


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