Essaouira Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF MOROCCO 544

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Day 1: Marrakech

Arrival in Marrakech airport where you will be met by the On the Go guide and transferred to your hotel or Riad in the centre of town. Meet your guide for a tour briefing and then spend the rest of the day at leisure. Explore the vibrant Djemaa el-Fna square in the evening with the snake charmers, story tellers , food stalls and souks all in full swing.

Day 2: Marrakech

This morning enjoy a guided tour of Marrakech, taking in all of the highlights of the Medina (old city centre) - the Koutoubia Mosque, palaces, souks and the old mellah (Jewish quartier). Afternoon free perhaps a visit to the peaceful Jardins de Majorelle to relax

Day 3: Marrakech - High Atlas

An early morning departure takes you off into the High Atlas. After short drive we turn off south and arrive at the glorious waterfall of the Cascades D‘Ouzoud for lunch. After taking some time to rest and enjoy the magnificent surrounding its time to hit the twisty mountain road and reach the heart of the High Atlas. (leave in the morning 9am and drive for approx. 2.5 hrs to the waterfalls, after a further 1 hr travel- reach hotel)

Day 4: High Atlas - Fes

Today we will transfer you to Fes. the remaining day is free. (leave in morning- about 3-4 hrs travel)

Day 5: Fes

Fes is the oldest and largest medieval city in the world and a bustling hive of activity. This morning take a guided tour around the incredible, old medina - a heady mix of aromas, sounds and sights from the tanneries, spice tubs, pottery and donkeys! Enjoy free time in the afternoon to explore independently.

Day 6: Fes - Rabat

Departing early, we will take a tour of the Roman ruins at Volubilis, the largest ancient site of Morocco. UNESCO-listed, the site dates back to AD40 and once ruled the entire Roman province of Mauritania. After this site transfer to the capital- Rabat. Remaining day free. (leave in morning – about 1 hr to Volubilis onwards approx.3hrs to Rabat)

Day 7: Rabat - Marrakech

Today we travel back to Marrakesh.Day at leisure. (leave in afternoon- about 3-4 hrs travel)

Day 8: Marrakech - High Atlas

Travel up to the High Atlas, and check into Kasbah Toubkal , Afternoon to enjoy the peace in and around the hotel in the valley of Imlil. .(about 1.5 hrs travelling, leave in morning)

Day 9: High Atlas

Today you are free at your lesiure. Take time to relax and wander this beautiful valley, meet local buy handicrafts or just sit back and enjoy the facilities at the hotel.

Day 10: High Atlas - Essaouira

Transfer to Essaouira after a leisurely morning in the Kasbah. Arrive early evening and check into Hotel Vagabond. (about 3 to 4 hrs travelling from tamadot, suggest leaving after a morning in the mountains)

Days 11-12: Essaouira

Enjoy a lazy couple of days in Essaouira. Perhaps take a camel ride along the beach, try a bit of wind surfing or simply sunbathe! Tonight why not try one of the many tasty restaurants in the medina.

Day 13: Essaouira

Today we will transfer you to Marrakesh for your departure flight. (about 2.5 hrs from Essaouira)

Morocco Spotlight
Remains of a kasbah

Ouarzazate

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last updated - 10 Jul 2014 9:04 AM