Soak up the sights, scents and sounds of the city’s historic district. Start with the Menara gardens and the famous Majorelle gardens designed and owned by Yves Saint Laurent, the Koutoubia Mosque, Marrakech’s landmark, and then the 19th century Bahia Palace, consisting of rooms decorated with stunning stuccos, paintings and mosaics. Saadien Tombs a necropolis richly decorated and Medresa Ben Youssef a Koranic School dating from the 14th century considered to be a master piece of Moroccan architecture. Explore the Medina and the Djamaa El Fna Square the beating heart of the city, with its various and non-stop entertainment to watch Jugglers, storytellers, snake charmers, magicians and acrobats. Optional mint tea at a terrace overlooking the square
Excursion to Essaouira
Departure to Essaouira, only 170 Kms from Marrakech on the Atlantic Coast. The word Essaouira means image. Observed from any angle, Essaouira is a perfect photograph. Behind its purple ramparts and inside its whitewashed medina with blue doors lies a city that has been influenced by various cultures (Berber, Carthaginian, Portuguese, Arabs, others). Tour of the medina, the ramparts, the Skala, the marquetry craftsmen carving thuja wood inlaid with ivory, mother-of-pearl, citron or ebony; the fishermen's port, the silver jewellers, the Mellah Jewish quarter, the art galleries, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdullah museum. Return to Marrakech in the late afternoon
Excursion to Ouarzazate
This full day excursion starts by driving through the fertile countryside of the Haouz Plain. Drive up and across the High Atlas Mountains over the Tiz-n-Tichka Pass (6660 feet) with spectacular scenic views of mountains and semi-desert terrain topped by kasbahs and adobe homes. On the other side of the Pass, a striking contrast of red clay villages and greenery leads to the beautiful city of Ouarzazate, situated on the edge of the Sahara Desert. Here, have time for lunch and a visit to the 17th century Taourirt, the former residence of the Pacha Glaoui. This trip is highly recommended for its scenery.
Excursion to the Atlas mountains
Drive into the Atlas Mountains to see a vast array of vegetation, coloured rock cliffs, mountain streams, Berber villages and local mountain people. The local souks at Tahanaout and Asni (Tuesdays and Saturdays) are a wonderful opportunity to photograph traditional rural markets which are bustling with activity. For lunch La Roseraie is highly suggested.
Sahara desert tours departing from Marrakech
A quick way to experience a real Sahara desert lifestyle and stunning views... Day 01: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Draa Valley – Zagora.
Leaving in the morning to Zagora throught the High Atlas mountains by the Tizi n'Tichka pass (2260m.alt) and numerous of Berber villages,then arrive the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou short visit then continue the road to Zagora passing by the Anti Atlas mountains, Berber village of Agdez and Draa Valley with its millions of palm tree plantation which is considerded the largest one in Morocco.In the evening arrive Zagora and ride the camels to admire the sunset and spend the night in a Berber tent..
Day 02: Zagora - Draa Valley-Ouarzazate – Marrakech.
Wake up earlier to enjoy the sunrise over the dunes, ride your camel back to Zagora to reach your vehicule, then start to Ouarzazate through the Draa valley and Agdez then continue to Ouarzazate where you visit the Taourirt Kasbah ( lunch on the spot). Afternoon drive back to Marrakech.