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Marrakesh & The Atlas Mountains

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Experience more with so much included

  • Change your booking free up to 45 days before travel
  • Covid Cancellation protection included as standard
  • Discover Marrakesh on a guided tour and explore its countless gems including the medieval medina, atmospheric souks and the extraordinary Jemaa el-Fnaa square
  • Visit the stunning Jardin Majorelle, once home to Yves St Laurent
  • Experience the spectacular Atlas Mountains, Africa’s greatest mountain range and an ever-present backdrop to Marrakesh
  • Visit the Saadian Tombs, one of the finest examples of Moorish architecture
  • Visit Essaouira, a 15th-century coastal town and one of North Africa’s most attractive ports
  • Five nights in four-star superior accommodation inclusive of all local taxes, plus breakfast and dinner

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At a Glance
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5 nights in 4-star superior accommodation
Return flights & transfers
Programme of daily tours & visits
Half board
Expert tour manager
Checked Luggage
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Overview

Immerse yourself in a truly captivating city filled with intriguing souks, vibrant squares and superb architecture, plus experience stunning natural wonders.

A visit to Morocco is like taking a journey back in time – it’s everything you imagine it to be and so much more. It is a country of startling contrasts due to the legacies left behind by its past rulers and inhabitants: starting with the earliest records from Phoenician times, then coming under the sway of Carthage, followed by the Romans and from the 7th century the Ottomans, and finally, the French. This has created a unique and utterly compelling country which today, although relatively close geographically, remains delightfully exotic, mysterious and unspoilt.

Marrakesh is Morocco’s most vibrant city, full of myths and mystery. Today it’s an anachronism, one of the most exciting and romantic places you will ever visit, with one foot in the present and one firmly in the past. It was once an oasis on the ancient caravan routes to the south, soon becoming a natural centre of commerce and consequently, during medieval times, Morocco’s capital. Vast wealth poured in from nearby Moorish Spain and skilled artisans built the city you see today.

Surrounded by almost intact medieval ramparts, ochre-coloured Morocco boasts some amazing buildings. Dominating the traditional low-rise skyline is the astounding minaret of the Koutoubia Mosque, towering at more than 60 metres high, visible for miles around and a classic example of Moorish architecture. Then there are the Saadian Tombs, the intricately decorated final resting place of the descendants of Mohammed, plus the spectacular Royal Palace and a host of other wonderful things to experience.

The city’s maze of tiny streets is interspersed with tranquil gardens watered for centuries by an ingenious underground water system that still functions after all these years. At the heart of it all though is the immense Jemaa el-Fnaa, Africa’s busiest square and the site of one of the world’s greatest spectacles, especially atmospheric at dusk. Here, bustling street restaurants serve all kinds of delicacies with mouth-watering aromas filling the air, set in what can only be described as a medieval circus. Storytellers recount tales of old, while courageous fire-eaters and skilled acrobats entertain the eager crowds. Scribes pen letters while barbers are busy at work. Underscoring the whole scene is the heavy drumbeat of musical troupes playing their instruments, the sights and sounds of which are enchanting. The balmy warmth of the Moroccan evening adds to the atmosphere, and all this under an ocean of stars makes for a fabulous experience.

The Moroccans themselves display legendary hospitality: culturally bound to offer help to visitors, they are extremely friendly, generous and open. One of the great delights when exploring Morocco is its exciting cuisine, and Marrakesh is a veritable food-lovers’ paradise. Whilst our tour is on a half-board basis, to get an authentic taste of the local cuisine, you may choose lunch in the hotel, instead of dinner, to try the city’s myriad of atmospheric restaurants and sample the local delicacies. Most famous is the pastilla, a legendary pastry prepared with pigeon or chicken flavoured with cinnamon and honey. Indeed, renowned TV chef Robert Carrier once stated that there are three outstanding cuisines in the world: French, Chinese and Moroccan. Join us on this exhilarating tour of one of the world’s most fascinating cities and experience all its wonders for yourself.

Your Itinerary

Marrakesh & The Atlas Mountains

Price Includes

The price of this holiday is per person based on two people sharing a twin room. Single rooms are subject to availability the relevant supplement. The price includes: 

  • Five nights’ accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • All tours as mentioned
  • Two guided tours of Marrakesh
  • Visit to Essaouira
  • Tour into the Atlas Mountains
  • Return flights
  • Transfers
  • Airport departure taxes 
  • All local accommodation taxes
  • The services of a Riviera Travel tour manager

Please note where hotels feature an outdoor swimming pool, this will be open summer months, weather permitting. 

Personalise Your Holiday

Make it Your Own

La Maison Arabe cooking class
 

Enjoy a Moroccan gastronomic experience in Marrakesh - from £36 per person

Attend La Maison Arabe’s world renowned cooking workshop, where a professional chef will teach you how to create a delicious and authentic Moroccan dish. Then you’ll feast on your culinary creations with your fellow cooks.

Please contact us to pre-book the above experience.

Small Groups Information

Enjoy more space, time and flexibility with less than 25 people in your group.

All of UK & European tours currently on sale will be small group experiences with no more than 25 guests and social distancing in place.

  • Our full size coaches will never be more than half-full with plenty of space to spread out.

  • You’ll have your own personal headset for the duration of the tour.

  • Enjoy your meals at hotels with social distancing in place, often with table service as standard.

Applies to new bookings only, made after 20 December 2020.

Useful Information

Fact File

  • Currency: Moroccan Dirham
  • Deposit: £150 per person
  • Flight time:  Approx. 3 hrs 40 mins
  • Languages: French, Arabic
  • Time zone: GMT-1 to GMT+1 dependent on the clocks changing in both the UK and Morocco
  • Country: Morocco

Visa Information

UK Citizens do not require a visa to enter Morocco however must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa information visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/morocco/entry-requirements

We are unable to accept responsibility if you are unable to travel because you have not complied with any passport/entry/immigration requirements.

Health

Please consult your GP regarding the appropriate inoculations at least a month before departure.

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Airport Hotel location Transfer time
Marrakesh Menara Airport Marrakesh 20 mins

Accommodation


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