PRIVATE TOUR: Discover the wonders of western Morocco on this 6 day private tour. From Casablanca travel to Marrakech exploring the rose-colored medina and beautiful Majorelle Gardens before some relaxation by the Atlantic coast in Essaouira.
Casablanca - Marrakech. Welcome to Morocco! Upon arrival at the airport in Casablanca, you’ll be met and transferred to Marrakech where we will spend the next two nights. The remainder of the day is free for you enjoy at your own leisure, why not explore the delights of Djemaa el Fna.
Today we enjoy a guided city tour of Marrakech. Inside the rose colored medina walls is a tangle of winding streets and alleys that open onto verdant gardens and bustling souks. At the heart of the medina is Djemaa El Fna, the city's exuberant market place and towering over it, is the famous Koutoubia Mosque.
We also visit the beautiful Majorelle Gardens. These botanical gardens were designed by the French Artist Jacques Majorelle in the 1920s and 1930s. He used a distinctive shade of cobalt blue for the majority of the garden and although a lot of his other work has largely been forgotten – this garden is seen as his greatest master piece. The garden has been owned by Yves Saint Laurent since 1980 and his ashes were scattered here after his death in 2008. The garden contains an extensive collection of exotic plants and trees and is home to 15 species of bird.
Overnight: Marrakech | Breakfast
Marrakech - Essaouira. This morning we start our journey to Essaouira on Morocco's Atlantic Coast where we spend the next two days exploring the sights and delights of Essaouira at your own pace. Set on the rugged shores of the breezy Atlantic Coast, this charming seaside city offers a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech. While away the days here exploring its winding streets lined with whitewash houses, picking your way through the shops in its ancient medina, or by sitting at an ocean-facing restaurant sipping on a cup of coffee. During the warmer months why not try some water sports too, as the windy shores here offer ideal conditions for wind and kite surfing.
Overnight: Essaouira | Breakfast x 2
Essaouira - Casablanca. Today we head north and make our way back to Casablanca for the night. We will visit the Hassan II Mosque, which has the tallest minaret and is the third largest mosque in the world - it can hold 25,000 worshipers at any one time. The remainder of the day is free for exploring the sights of Casablanca at your own pace.
Overnight: Casablanca | Breakfast
Your tour of Morocco comes to an end today, with an included transfer to Casablanca airport.
Prices & Dates
The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour when booking 4 star. For the frequently used 5 star hotels, please refer to the 5 star Trip Notes. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.
Palais des Princesses, Marrakech
Formerly a princely residence, the Riad Palais des Princesses is a timeless gem hidden behind the walls of the medina. Fully refurbished 5 years ago it is now an exclusive residence with just 17 rooms. Guest rooms are decorated in a charming and comfortable style with traditional furnishings and bright interiors. There is free wi-fi available throughout and fitness facilities. The rooftop terrace is a great place to sip some tea and enjoy the endless view of the city and the Atlas Mountains in the background. Well located in the centre of Marrakech close to the famous Djema El Fna souk in the city's medina.
Dellarosa Hotel Suites & Spa, Marrakech
Just a short walk from the medina, Dellarosa Hotel Suites & Spa tastefully blends modern architecture with Moroccan authenticity. Guest rooms are tastefully decorated with comfortable beds and excellent en suite facilities. The hotel also has a restaurant Organza serving up a delicious array of Moroccan and International dishes as well as a bar for a tasty beverage or two. Those looking for some pampering should head to the onsite spa and wellness centre.
Riad Mounia, Essaouira
Located ideally on the beachfront of Essaouira, Riad Mounia is just 600m from Plage d’ Essaouira featuring a terrace and views of the city. The property has a restaurant on site along with free wifi throughout. Guest rooms are comfortable and bright, oozing Moroccan charm and featuring private bathrooms. Riad Mounia makes for a great spot to stay whilst in Essaouira, why not hit the beach and try the water sports.
Hotel Cote Ocean Mogador, Essaouira
Perfectly located on the beach of Essaouira, with wonderful sea views. This hotel is just a 10 minute walk from the Othello Garden and offers a private beach area, onsite restaurant, sun terrace, outdoor swimming pool and a bar. Car rental and bike hire is available for those that would like to get out and explore this picturesque area. The rooms feature air conditioning, Wi-Fi, TV and a private bathroom. Sea view rooms are available, please enquire.
Kenzi Basma Hotel , Casablanca
Offering an excellent location right in the heart of the city, this recently-renovated hotel is nestled between Casablanca’s cosmopolitan business district and the amazing architecture of the Art Deco neighborhood. You’ll find the guestrooms to be spacious and fully-equipped with modern amenities including high-speed WiFi. The hotel’s on-site restaurant, Bloom, offers tasty Moroccan and international cuisine, whereas in the Torero bar you can enjoy a buzzing atmosphere with live music and delicious Spanish tapas.
Hotel Club Val D’Anfa , Casablanca
Located between the sea and Anfa mount, Hotel Club Val d’Anfa is in one of the most prestigious residential districts of Casablanca. Combining warm colours, ceramic tiles and fine wood, the interior decor was inspired by Amazigh art. The attractive guest rooms contain all the modern amenities needed for your stay and face either the sea, hotel gardens or the Casablanca Corniche. Boasting three restaurants, two bars, a fitness centre, spa and pool - there's certainly plenty to keep guests entertained.