Morocco tours: 90 minutes from Marrakech
No more than 90 minutes from Marrakech: Marrakech, High Atlas Mountains and a night in desert terrain
A short tour of Morocco encompassing some vastly different aspects of this visually stunning country—yet never being further than 90 minutes from Marrakech! Explore with us the ancient city of Marrakech and visit Berber villages nestled deep within the High Atlas Mountains. Then spend a night in the Agafay desert, enjoying a candlelit dinner under the stars, before making the return journey to Marrakech. All transfers during your tour will be in your own private chauffeur-driven car.
Itinerary: (click ‘view’ for further details)
DAY 1 Arrive in Marrakech view
On arrival at Marrakech airport, your private car and chauffeur will take you into the city of Marrakech and to the beautiful Riad Slitine, located in the heart of the medina (old quarter), where your en-suite double or twin standard room awaits you. The accommodation is provided on a bed and breakfast basis. Depending on your time of arrival, you are free to explore the medina and the souks at your leisure. Be sure to visit the famous Jemaa el Fna late afternoon to watch the ever-changing spectacle of entertainers and then admire the sunset from one of the many rooftop cafés. You may choose to dine here in the evening at one of the food stalls or alternatively at one of the many excellent restaurants in Marrakech. You can even dine at the riad itself where the food is highly recommended. The cost of dinner is not included.
DAY 2 Explore Marrakech view
After breakfast you will be met by an English-speaking professional guide who will show you around Marrakech and some of its museums and monuments, as well as introduce you to the mysteries of the medina and the wide array of shopping available in the souks. This is a full-day tour and all entrance fees to monuments and museums are included. Lunch is at your leisure and cost. In the evening you are free to dine out in Marrakech and then return to Riad Slitine for the night. The cost of dinner is not included.
DAY 3 Visit Kasbah du Toubkal view
After breakfast, at around 11:00 a.m., you will be met by your chauffeur and taken to Kasbah du Toubkal in the High Atlas Mountains, a drive of approximately 90 minutes. On arrival at the village of Imlil, you will be escorted on a 15-minute uphill walk along a trail to the Kasbah, whilst your bags will be transported by mule. Your standard en-suite room will await you. At the Kasbah you can enjoy lunch on the terraces or choose to have lunch in the village of Imlil. The cost of lunch is not included. In the afternoon you are free to relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery. Dinner is provided at the Kasbah.
DAY 4 Visit High Atlas villages view
After breakfast you will be given a 2-hour guided tour of the local area and if you wish to extend your walk, this can also be arranged for you. Alternatively, you may wish to explore some of the local villages on your own and take in the Berber way of life, perhaps meeting some of the very friendly local people. Once again, you can enjoy lunch on the terraces at the Kasbah or choose to have lunch in the village of Imlil. The cost of lunch is not included. Dinner is provided at the Kasbah.
DAY 5 Trek to the remote Azzaden Trekking Lodge view
After breakfast you will be met by your guide with mule and handler for a trek of about 5 hours’ duration to our remote trekking lodge in the Azzaden Valley, where you will enjoy our en-suite accommodation. The trek is not overly strenuous and you will enjoy some spectacular scenery en route. Your guide and his assistant will prepare a picnic lunch (included) for you. Dinner is provided at the Lodge.
DAY 6 Trek back to Kasbah du Toubkal view
After a leisurely breakfast, your guide and mule handler will meet you for your return trek to the Kasbah. Once again, a picnic lunch (included) is prepared for you to enjoy on the way. On arrival at the Kasbah, you may wish to take a hammam (steam bath) before dinner is served and you return to your room for the night. The cost of dinner is included.
DAY 7 Drive to the ‘Marrakech desert’ view
After breakfast you will be met by your chauffeur and taken to the Agafay desert, which lies approximately 30km south west of Marrakech and is the nearest area of desert terrain to the city. Your accommodation will be at La Pause, a small eco-friendly encampment, where you will stay in traditional rustic but luxury mud and straw buildings set amongst olive trees. Each building has separate en-suite facilities. Lunch will be provided on arrival. You are free to enjoy the afternoon at your leisure, exploring the area by camel or foot, or partaking of the various activities on offer. Costs of any of these leisure activities are not included and payable locally but we can quote you for these. A candlelit dinner will be provided under the stars.
DAY 8 Final day in Marrakech view
After breakfast you will be met by your chauffeur and make the return journey to Marrakech, an approximate journey time of 1 hour, where your accommodation will once again be at Riad Slitine. You may wish to enjoy your final evening dining at one of the many excellent restaurants in Marrakech. The cost of dinner is not included.
DAY 9 Depart Marrakech view
After breakfast, depending on your flight time, you may wish to do any last minute sightseeing or shopping in Marrakech before your chauffeur takes you to Marrakech airport for your journey home.
8 nights/9 days
Tour reference: NMD
Land only—flights are not included
Included in the price:
- Accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis unless otherwise mentioned.
- Private transport includes all fuel costs, driver expenses, parking fees and tolls.
- A professional guide for the day in Marrakech.
- Entrance fees to monuments in Marrakech.
NOT INCLUDED: Beverages, tips, personal shopping, travel and medical insurances.
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* All prices quoted are per person based on 2 people sharing. Prices do not include flights and are land only.
All accommodations mentioned are subject to availability at the time of booking, however, we have a wide range of excellent alternatives.
All transfers during your tour will be in your own private chauffeur-driven car or 4WD in the desert area.