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2024 – 2025 prices (only until 30 June)

$     Price on application, per person

(two people / twin or double share)

$ Price on application, per person

(four people / twin or double share)

You will have the pleasure of being based in a luxury

riad in Marrakech for the entirety of this tour.

Every day will bring you a new sensory experience

taking you to the ‘must-see’ spots in and around Marrakech,

on a picturesque day-trip to Ourik and possibly further afield or to Essaouira on the coast.

You can make this a 5-days / 4-nights tour, but we’ve added the

extra day and night for pampering yourself. Your choice.

Remember, you can do this as a private tour anytime

however, prices may need to adjust upward

depending on group numbers and dates. We can discuss this.

Please note that we review our prices each year after 30 June.

We have not included the specific accommodation options,

as these might change closer to the tour date.

We constantly improve our database of auberges and riads

in certain locales, and because things often change in Morocco.

Our first consideration for this tour is giving you a luxury experience.

As you can see from the map, you can start and finish this tour in either Marrakech (perhaps after a short rest following one of our other tours), or in Casablanca (allow extra cost for travel to Marrakech).

Below are some highlights from this tour:

DAY 1: Marrakech airport

Meals: Dinner (D)

Arrive in Marrakech. You will be picked up at the airport and taken to your luxury riad so you can settle in and explore the facilities. That evening you will enjoy a welcome dinner (and possibly entertainment). 

DAY 2: Marrakech > the Medina and more

Meals: Breakfast (B), D

Le Jardin Majorelle. Some people complain no signs in English but they just need to scan the available QR code and the english language signs will come up on their phones.

After breakfast, you’ll take a guided tour of the medina. There is so much to see and explore including museums, art galleries, cafes and fascinating craft produced by the city’s artisans. These are men, and occasionally women, who mostly learned their craft from skilled masters – often family members whose heritage has roots in the distant past. The medina is the walled part of the city dating back to the 12th century and which stretches for 12 miles (more than 19 kilometres) and towers to 20 feet (over 6 metres) high. Moving through the medina is a fascinating experience, but Le Jardin Majorelle, which once belonged to French fashion designer Yves St Laurent, provides a different pace; somewhere to relax and commune with nature.  Le Jardin Majorelle is a magnificent one-hectare botanical garden complete with its brilliant blue Cubist villa, lush vegetation and bubbling fountains. Another option would be a sunset drink at La Mamounia or the Royal Mansour and enjoy those privately-maintained gardens instead. As an alternative to sunset drinks, we can, in the evening,  arrange an evening food tour for you, starting around 6pm. Let us know at the time of booking.

DAY 3:  Marrakech > Ourika day-trip (with a possible extension to – and stay overnight at – Ourigane at your election)

Meals: B  &  Lunch (L)

Sculpture at Anima Gardens. The fragrance from the rose garden there, is intense in spring.

Enjoy breakfast before the planned day-trip to Ourika. The drive will take a few hours and this will provide many photo opportunities as the scenery is spectacular and varied. On the way to Ourika, you’ll visit the famous Anima Gardens created by Austrian artist André Heller. It covers more than three hectares of gardens showcasing sculptures by Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin, Alexander Calder and others in marvellously photo-worthy settings. The Ourika valley has spectacular walks and falls and will include either a delicious saffron-spiced lunch or a charming picnic lunch, depending on the day of the week. You’ll either continue onto Ourigane and stay one night at La Domaine de la Roseraie or simply head back to Marrakech from Ourika, where you’ll be at leisure for the rest of the evening. Moroccans usually eat around 10-10.30pm particularly in the hotter months. Your driver or  hotel staff can suggest places where you might like to dine. We also have suggestions in our blog posts about fine dining options in Marrakech. One thing to keep in mind is lighting as some establishments leave diners in almost darkness making it impossible to enjoy the visual aspects of one’s food. Just a heads-up when you are considering where to eat.

DAY 4: Marrakech > Essaouira day-trip

Meals:  B

Eating freshly caught fish in a smokey alleyway in Essaouira.

If you have stayed overnight at Ourigane you will today, after breakfast, head back to Marrakech via the village of Amizmiz.

If you had returned to Marrakech the day before, then today following breakfast, you’ll be taken to the former Portuguese port city of Essaouira, about 2.5 -3 hours from Marrakech on the Atlantic coast.  On the guided tour of Essaouira you can wander along the city ramparts, taste freshly-caught fish, visit the medina and walk on the beach. You might want to keep an eye out for inlaid cabinetwork using Thuya wood – something Essaouira is particularly known for. Again we have suggestions for other sensory experiences in Essaouira in our blog posts, available on our website and in our detailed itinerary for you. You’ll return to Marrakech late.

DAY 5: (optional) Marrakech pamper day

Meals: B


This will be a total pamper yourself day. You could book a luxury hammam, get a special henna tattoo, see something you missed earlier in the tour, or just take the opportunity to reflect upon and process the sensory overload of the past few days.It is also an extra day in case you want to visit both Ourigane and Essaouira and adjust the timetable to cater for that. 

DAY 6: Marrakech airport

Meals:  B

After breakfast (unless your flight is too early for that) you will be taken to Marrakech airport.  END TOUR.

Please note that quoted prices do not include drinks, entrance fees to venues, meals not specified to be covered, airfares to and from Morocco or within Morocco, tips and personal expenses or anything else not specified as included. If we don’t say something is covered by the tour fee, best to assume that it isn’t.

‘Luxury’ can have a myriad of meanings.

You can expect the luxury bedroom and reception areas.

You can expect a blend of western style luxury and conveniences, along with the traditional elegance and splendour of

Moroccan architecture and decor.

Spectacular tile work and beautiful gardens are common.

However we never lose sight of the importance and ambiance of location inside the medina, the benefit of sound management practices and our wish that you experience the intimacy of a more traditional riad; in making our selections.

Let us know what  luxury in accommodation means to you and we will do our best to ensure that your private tour matches your articulated expectations, in consultation with you.


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