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Marrakech, Atlas Mountains and Essaouira

8-day tailor-made holiday from £2,440 pp incl. flights


Short description

From bustling Marrakech to the laid-back coast, experience the best of Morocco


  • Explore ancient souks in bustling Marrakech
  • Sip mint tea at atmospheric rooftop restaurants
  • Discover ancient Berber communities in the Atlas Mountains
  • Soak up views of Africa's highest peak
  • Relax on the coast in charming Essaouira

In Brief

  • 3 Nights Marrakech
  • 2 Nights Atlas Moutains
  • 2 Nights Essaouira


Recommended for:
City | History & culture | Mountains | Natural world

Enjoy an introduction to Morocco's vibrant culture with this tailor-made tour that showcases enchanting cities, majestic mountains and sun-drenched coast. In Marrakech, soak in the unique atmosphere of Jemaa el-Fnaa, the city's central square, from one of the surrounding rooftop restaurants before getting lost in the maze-like cobbles of the bustling souks. It's then time to leave the city bustle behind as you head out to the Atlas Mountains, a place where time seems to stand still. After a few days relaxing in this tranquil haven, you'll cap off your Morocco adventure on the coast with the white-washed streets and famous seafood of laid-back Essaouira.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1

Relax in your VIP airport lounge before flying to Marrakech. Check in to your accommodation and the rest of the day is at leisure. In the early evening we recommend heading to the Djemma el Fna, the pulsating square in the heart of the medina as it comes alive with musicians, performers and food stalls. Immersing yourself in this centuries-old open-air theatre is an experience not to be missed. Marrakech offers a huge range of superb dining options, from atmospheric rooftop restaurants to swanky fine dining, your consultant will be happy to recommend.

Stay: Riad Kniza (Superior) or Villa des Orangers (Deluxe) 

Day 2

After breakfast enjoy a half day walking tour with a private guide, where you will discover some of the hidden secrets of the medina, including souks, former palaces, caravanserais and even a thousand year-old bakery.  After lunch (not included at Palais Khum) the afternoon is free to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the souks at your own pace. Venture further into the depths of the medina beyond the tourist stalls and you’ll find sections dedicated to metalworking, leather goods and antiques.  This evening we have also included dinner at Dar Moha, one of the most celebrated restaurants in Marrakech.

Stay: Riad Kniza (Superior) or Villa des Orangers (Deluxe) 

Meals: B D

Day 3

The day is free for you to continue your exploration of this beguiling walled city, or you can choose from a range of optional excursions.  Be sure to visit the Unesco World Heritage listed Djemma el Fna as the sun sets when this historic square comes to life with storytellers, musicians and performers.

Stay: Riad Kniza (Superior) or Villa des Orangers (Deluxe) 

Meals: B

Days 4-5
Atlas Mountains

After breakfast a private transfer will take you to the foot of the Atlas Mountains, where you can enjoy a complete contrast to the hustle and bustle of Marrakech. Spend two nights here to relax and soak up the atmosphere of your luxury retreat. Both of our suggested accommodation options offer excellent restaurants, view and swimming pools. On day 5, we have included an excursion into the Atlas Mountains with lunch at the spectacularly located Kasbah du Toubkal, which boasts spectacular 360 degree views from its roof terrace, including view of Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa. 

Stay: The Capaldi (Superior) or Kasbah Tamadot (Deluxe) 

Meals: B L

Day 6

Enjoy a scenic drive through the foothills and villages of the Atlas Mountains to the coastal town of Essaouira after breakfast. This relaxed former Portuguese enclave became a hangout out for musicians in the 1960’s including Jimi Hendrix, who reputedly wrote Castles Made of Sand here. More recently the ramparts of the medina were used as the location of Astapor in Game of Thrones. En route there is a stop for lunch at the Le Domaine Val d’Argan winery, located around 30 minutes from Essaouira. During lunch you can taste a selection of wines from one of Morocco’s most respected producers, established by Charles Melia, who left his family winery in Chateauneuf du Pape to set up this boutique winery. The rest of afternoon and evening are free for you to enjoy the medina, with its unique blend of European and Moroccan influences.

Stay: Villa Maroc (Superior) or Heure Bleue Palais (Deluxe)

Meals: B L

Day 7

After a leisurely breakfast you can continue to enjoy Essaouira’s laid-back charms with an included short walking tour. One of the quintessential Essaouira experiences is to enjoy a lunch of fresh seafood from the bustling stalls near the fishing port. Stall holders from a score of simple stalls vie for your business, each claiming to have the best, freshest catch of the day, which is cooked or barbecued in front of you and served with chips or salad. In the evening, we highly recommend watching the sunset with a sundowner at one of the rooftop terraces dotted around the medina. 

Stay: Villa Maroc (Superior) or Heure Bleue Palais (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 8

After breakfast, your driver will take you back to Marrakech airport for your flight home.

Meals: B



Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

8-day tailor-made holiday
from £2,440 pp incl. flights


Low Season

from £2,440 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £2,745 pp. incl. flights


  • return scheduled flights from the UK to Marrakech
  • 7-nights accommodation, with meals and privately-guided excursions as specified in the itinerary
  • 2 dinners at The Capaldi and 2 dinners at Villa Maroc 
  • private transfers throughout
  • fast-track arrival service on arrival at Marrakech airport
  • complimentary access to a VIP airport lounge in the UK (subject to departure airport and terminal) prior to departure

Additional supplements may apply over Christmas, New Year and selected other holiday periods, please call for a quotation.

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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