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Marrakech

Discover Marrakech and the Desert

Marrakech, a former imperial city in western Morocco, is a major economic centre and home to mosques, palaces and gardens. This beautiful city will mesmerize you with its building, culture, food and colours. You will be able to enjoy the modern part of the city with new alleys and shopping centres but the old part as well called the Medina with its souk and historic building.

Marrakech can be crowded, hot and hectic, but walk through a doorway or an alley and you’ll suddenly want to enjoy the peace with a hot Moroccan mint tea or a nice massage.

This tour will enable you to discover local Marrakech, the desert but also local experiences. It is one of those places where you just feel like resting and enjoying the warm sun, so what are you waiting for Girls on Travel? This seems like the perfect trip for a little getaway between girls.

Details
  • 28 Aug - 1 Sept
  • Marrakech Menara Airport
  • 32°C
  • 12 SPOTS LEFT
  • Marrakech, Morocco
  • 5 Days
  • £ 750.00
  • A LOCAL PARTNER WILL GUIDE YOU DURING THIS BREAK
the programme

HIGHLIGHT

*DISCOVER MARRAKECH     
*LEARN TO COOK LOCAL DISHES
*GET PAMPERED
*GO GLAMPING IN THE DESERT
*ENJOY A REAL SHOW

 

 

DAY 1

Arrival at Marrakech Menara Airport and transfer to the hotel with your driver.

Meet the group.

In the evening get ready for your first experience of this trip, which is an amazing dinner with an incredible show. Between the belly dancers, fire-eaters and acrobats you will be enchanted by this magical world and taste an inventive and tasty menu.

Accommodation: Riad 

 

 

DAY 2

After breakfast, you will enjoy a relaxing yoga and meditation session at the Riad.

In the afternoon, off you go for a visit to Marrakech, the second oldest imperial city in Morocco. During your exploration of the "Pearl of the South," you will appreciate the amazing palaces and historical monuments.

Most of the city architectural attractions are inside the Medina, the old walled section of the town.

Built during the 12th century, the Koutoubia Minaret is the largest mosque in Marrakech with a 70-meter high minaret. It's the most perfect Islamic religious structure in North Africa. The famous landmark dominates the skyline and can easily be spotted from all Marrakech.

Hidden away behind high walls are the Saadian Tombs; the Mausoleum displays a very high level of decoration, using traditional stucco and Granada style carving, typical of classical Moroccan buildings.

The Bahia Palace is a masterpiece of domestic architecture which gives a good idea of how the privileged lived in the 19th century in the Imperial city. The use of marble, stucco and mosaics predominates in the apartments, opening onto courtyards filled with fountains and plant life. The tour also includes the narrow streets of the old Medina.

You will then head to the souks. Getting lost in it is a must if you want to discover it fully. The souks are grouped by trade or speciality, it is a lively place where you can find almost everything you would like to buy. You will also be surrounded with all kinds of smells, from Safran or Cumin to Ginger. You will then end-up to the popular Jemaa-El-Fna square where you can soak the real vibe of the city. From snakes and monkeys to dancers and musicians you will be entertained and mesmerised by this spectacle. 

Accommodation: Riad 

 

 

DAY 3

Today is all about discovering the local culture. Around noon you will learn how to cook the traditional Moroccan cuisine and prepare a tajine and local dessert. You will be introduced to this local cuisine with some tea and prepare your workshop supervised by "dadas" expert Moroccan cooks. The best part will obviously be the tasting once finished!

After this good meal, you will discover the ritual of the Moroccan hammam. Indulge yourself to a body scrub and amazing massage. Moroccan hammams are part of many Moroccans’ daily life. Similar to a Turkish bath a public hammam is a steam room where people go to clean themselves. This is usually a weekly ritual and is considered a social activity in villages and towns, with men, women, and children all participating. Baths are separated by gender and many people will spend hours here chatting with friends.

Accommodation: Riad 

 

 

DAY 4

After breakfast, it is time to discover the Agafay desert. Within roughly 30 miles of Marrakesh, nature unleashes dazzling spectacles of open landscapes, full of life and rich in emotions. The Atlas Mountains, luxuriant and refreshing, offer an immediate contrast with the Agafay desert. In a few hours’ drive, you can go from Palm trees and Cactus to firs and winter snows.

You will be picked up at the hotel and discover the desert vastness and reach your luxurious camp. This is glamping at its best! Relax by the pool or be adventurous and enjoy a camel ride.

Sunset will be incredible in the heart of the desert. You will enjoy a local dinner with aperitif, campfire, candles and evening under the stars, nothing more unique.

Accommodation: Desert Glamping 

 

 

DAY 5

Morning Free

It is then time to check out and reach the airport for your flight back home.

We hope you enjoyed Morroco girls on travel!

What is included

*All hotel nights, twin/triple shared bedrooms

*Breakfast

*Private transport

*Private guide during activities

*Activities mentioned

*Meals during day 4

*Dinner day 1

*Lunch day 3

What is not included

*FLIGHTS NOT INCLUDED

*Drinks and alcohol

*Meals not specified

*Tips

*Insurance (mandatory)

good to know

At that time of the year, the weather should be quite warm so water, sunblock and a hat are ideal.

What to wear: Morocco is a Muslim country, as a Western woman you will have enough attention, so for you to feel at ease try to wear skirts, shorts or trousers below the knee and cover your shoulders. Maxi skirts are ideal and shawls can always do the trick as well.

Tipping: restaurants are quite cheap so adding 10% to the bill is always nice. Tips are not expected in other areas, but if you loved your massage and enjoyed the clean room, they will always make some people happy.

Money: foresee to withdraw or exchange money as a lot is cash-only payment.

Full price to pay by 01/07: £750 (-£300 deposit)

Deposit to secure place: 300£

ASK FOR INFORMATION ON PAYMENT PLANS

Important

 

Visa

Visa is not needed for a British citizen, you can stay 90 days in the country.

If you are from another nationality please check here for formalities: http://www.travel-exploration.com/page.cfm/Visa_Requirements

 

Health

No particular health concern but for further information read this: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/morocco/health

 

 Insurance

Insurance is mandatory and will be checked before departure. At a minimum, your travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident, death, medical expenses, emergency repatriation and personal liability, with a minimum coverage of £200,000. Cancellation and loss of luggage is always nice to have as well if you wish to include this. Make sure you do not forget this Girls on Travel, no insurance=no holidays.

 

Security

British government information: Incidents of violent crime occasionally occur. There have been recent incidents involving the use of knives against tourists in street attacks, thefts and burglaries in the major cities and along beaches. Avoid quiet areas and be vigilant at all times, particularly after dark. Don’t carry large amounts of money or valuables around with you. More information: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/morocco/safety-and-security

get it booked

Dates

28 Aug - 1 Sept

how long?

5 Days

Where?

Marrakech, Morocco

DEPOSIT

£300.00
Deadline: 30th June 2019
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