The following Itineraries are sample tour options for Family Tours:

Two or Three Centre Holidays with limited travel

Essaouira, just three hours’ drive from Marrakech, is a good way to combine the hustle and bustle of the Marrakech with the more relaxed pace of a coastal town and beach.

Day 1 – Arrive Marrakech Airport.  Greet on arrival into Marrakech and transfer to the medina (old walled city).  Overnight in a riad with roof terrace and pool in the medina of Marrakech

Day 2 – City Guide Tour of Marrakech.  City Guide Tour of the medina and new town of Marrakech – explore the medina on foot and then visit Majorelle Gardens in the new part of the city.  Overnight in a riad with roof terrace and pool in the medina of Marrakech

Day 3 – Marrakech to Essaouira.  Transfer to the coastal town of Essaouira with some days to relax, explore this small and friendly town with a fishing harbour, ramparts and beach.  Overnight in a riad with roof terrace in the medina of Essaouira

Day 4 – Essaouira.  Day to relax, explore and play on the beach; perhaps ride a camel.  Overnight in a riad with roof terrace in the medina of Essaouira

Day 5 – Essaouira.  Day to relax, explore and play on the beach; perhaps ride a camel.  Overnight in a riad with roof terrace in the medina of Essaouira

Day 6 – Essaouira.  Day to relax, explore and play on the beach; perhaps ride a camel.  Overnight in a riad with roof terrace in the medina of Essaouira

Day 7 – Essaouira to Marrakech.  Transfer back to Marrakech with the option of visiting a women’s argan co-operative to see how this precious oil is extracted and the many uses it has in the Berber culture.  Overnight in a riad with roof terrace and pool in the medina of Marrakech

Day 8 – Depart Marrakech Airport.  Transfer to Marrakech Airport and depart

Adventure and Travel if drive times are not an issue

We recommend a minimum of four days if you want to include the desert and we break up the drives as best we can with stops for views, refreshments, lunch and sites along the way.  Extra days can be added in to slow down the pace:

  • a day to relax in a hotel with pool i.e. Skoura Palm Grove
  • a day’s easy hike i.e. High Atlas, Skoura, Rose Valley or one of the gorges
  • a day in the desert to play in the dunes, relax by the pool and explore with your driver

Day 1 – Arrive Marrakech.  Greet on arrival into Marrakech and transfer to the medina (old walled city).  Overnight in a riad with little pool in Marrakech medina

Day 2 – Marrakech Tour with a City Guide.  Marrakech City Guide Tour to explore the medina on foot and visit Majorelle Gardens in the new town.  Overnight in a riad with little pool in Marrakech medina

Day 3 – Marrakech to Skoura Palm Grove.  9am transfer across the highest Atlas road pass of the Tizi-n-Tichka to Skoura Palm Grove.  Along the route pass through Berber villages and the modern administration town of Ouarzazate with stops for comfort, views, photography and lunch.  Overnight in a small hotel with pool

Day 4 – Skoura to Erg Chebbi Sand Sea.  9am transfer to the dunes of the Erg Chebbi sand sea passing through Kelaa Mgouna (Rose Valley) where highly perfumed roses blossom in the hedgerows during April and May when you can stop to buy a rose garland.  Arrive at the edge of the Erg Chebbi dunes and ride camels to the tented accommodation of your choice  – a deep desert or luxury camp.  Overnight in a Desert Camp in the dunes

Day 5 – Erg Chebbi to Ait Benhaddou via Todra Gorge.  Wake early to climb a dune and wait for the sunrise.  Camel trek back to the dune line if you decide to overnight in the deep desert camp.  9am transfer to Ait Benhaddou and, along the route, detour at Tinerhir to see Todra Gorge that is said to be the highest oasis valley gorge in Morocco.  Overnight in a small hotel ion the area

Day 6 – Ait Benhaddou to Marrakech.  9am visit the World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou, one of Morocco’s most spectacular ksours (fortified villages).  Follow the route along Ounila Valley, and over the Tizi-n-Telouet, to the Berber village of Telouet and visit the Kasbah of el Glaoui.  Travel back across the Tizi-n-Tichka to reach Marrakech in the late afternoon/early evening and drop off.  Overnight in a riad with little pool in Marrakech medina

Day 7 – Marrakech.  A day to relax after your adventurous desert tour.  Overnight in a riad with little pool in Marrakech medina

Day 8 – Depart Marrakech.  Transfer to Marrakech Airport and depart