Welcome to Morocco! Arrive in Marrakech and transfer to
your hotel close to the medina. Spend the remains of the
day at leisure. A possibility to go out and see the famous
Djemaa el Fna Square in the evening. Snake charmers
orange juice sellers, food stalls and story tellers all
inhabit the square, and provide entertainment for the
Spend the morning with the
Marrakech town guide to get an overview of this
wonderful city and its bustling souks. Stretching over
the medieval part of Marrakech, the souks are winding
streets of stalls and small businesses. Interspersed are
palaces, madrassa (Qur'anic schools) and many cafes and
The rest of the day is free for you to explore the Marrakech at your own speed. Perhaps visit Bahia Palace and the Saadian Tombs or take a Caleche (horse drawn carriage) ride to the Jardins de Majorelle. This evening consider visiting the Hivernage with its upmarket cafes.
Overnight: Marrakech | Breakfast
depart across the plain of haouz and into the rugged High
Atlas mountains where you can admire the views en route
to the famous UNESCO Listed kasbah of Ait benhaddou,
which is situated in Souss-Massa-Draa on a hill along the
Films such as Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth
and more recently, Gladiator were all filmed at Ait
Benhaddou, which was once a significant stop for traders
carrying gold, salt and slaves along the famous Southern
Caravan route moving through the Sahara. After exploring
this wonderful site, journey back to Marrakech.
Overnight: Marrakech | Breakfast, Lunch
After breakfast, check out and
transfer to the airport for your onward flight home.
5 day option
Option to extend your stay, overnight in Ait Benhaddou
on day 3 and add an extra day in the Atlas mountains,
returning to Marrakech that evening and departing on
Head into the heart of the Atlas mountains to the Palace of the Glaoui in Telouet - the once palatial residence and headquarters of the powerful Glaoui tribe. This remote and crumbling palace made out of mud brick, with ornate marble and cedar decoration, has a dramatic history. The village, where the descendants of the slaves of the Glaoui tribe live, lies at the base of the Kasbah. Enjoy lunch in the village and go for a walk in the village or enjoy mint tea in a Berber house. Returning to Marrakech in the evening.