Enjoy a romantic weekend away in the age-old city of Marrakech, with its fascinating history, vibrant markets and exceptional food, with a day-trip over the Atlas Mountains to the Sahara Desert
Day 1 & 2: Arrival in Marrakech & City Tour
Upon arrival at Marrakech-Menara Airport you will be met by one of our representatives and transferred to your accommodation, Riad Ifoulki, where you will stay for the duration of your trip. The rest of the day will be spent at leisure at the hotel.
After breakfast you will be taken on a tour of the city, visiting the Koutoubia Mosque, Djeema el Fna square and the famous souks, where there are endless stalls and shops selling everything imaginable. An experienced guide will lead you throughout the day and will expain the history of the area and of the places visited. A second guide will help you with finding places to eat and making sure that you are paying fair prices throughout the city, saving you a lot of money in the process. In the evening, after a few hours relaxing at the hotel, you will be taken to a pre-arranged restaurant for dinner, allowing you to enjoy the complete Moroccan culinary experience.
Info: Riad Ifoulki & Marrakech
Riad Ifoulki is a stately riad with 17 rooms and suites furnished in a traditional Moroccan style, providing you with a real Moroccan experience. Located in the middle of the medina, the old town of Marrakech, and just a few steps away from the famous Jemaa el Fna square, it is the ideal base from which to explore the city. The hotel’s terraces offer fantastic views over the city and the traditional hammam (Turkish bath), massages, beautiful courtyards and salons will ensure that you have a truly memorable stay in Marrakech.
Marrakech is a fantastic, vibrant city that has still managed to retain its old-world feel. Its medieval streets are too narrow to allow cars in, allowing you to be transported back to the past, and the ancient bazaars have barely changed over the centuries.Luckily, the main tourist attractions in Marrakech are inside a very small area, starting in the north and continuing through the town square of Jamaâ El Fna, with its crowd of storytellers and musicians, and the beautiful Koutoubia Mosque, which is visible from practically anywhere in Marrakech.
Day 3 & 4: Day Trip to Ouarzazate
After breakfast, you will be driven to Ouarzazate, passing over the Atlas Mountains and reaching the edge of The Sahara Desert. The trip will give you an insight into the daily lives of rural Moroccans and will provide you with spectacular views of the rugged mountains and deserts of Morocco. You will return to the hotel in the evening.
Spend the next day at leisure, doing some last minute shopping or relaxing in the hotel, until it is time for your transfer to the airport for your return flight home.