OUT AND ABOUT MARRAKECH

HISTORICAL MARRAKECH ( city tour )

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This half day tour is devoted to visiting the monuments of Marrakech. The Koutoubia minaret, the Bahia Palace, The Saadians tombs and the Dar Si Said Museum. This visit will give a large introduction to the Moroccan history, especially during the 16th century at its apogee.

MARRAKECH MEDINA AND SOUKS

Live in the heart of Marrakech you will mingle with the locals and experience another way of life.

The old medina opens up it’s gates to all your senses. In the dark and narrow alleys you will find shops with brightly coloured traditional clothes, spices and ingredients. Ramble around the different handicraft corporations and end the tour in the famous Jmaa El Fna square with its perpetual show of snake charmers, acrobats, musicians, fortune tellers and tooth pullers.

OURIKA VALLEY

The valley of Ourika, typical of the High Atlas is particularly green throughout the year.

Crossed by the Ourika river, this excursion allows you the discover the high peaks of the Atlas mountains that surround the valley. Visit the Berber villages on the way.

ESSAOUIRA

A charming small town, Essaouira is an ancient Portuguese fortress. Built by the French architect in Vauban style it's influences have given a unique result to the town which became the first trade harbour of Morocco in the late 18th century. With a mild climate, it offers beautiful wild beaches extremely popular with surfers. Essaouira is reputed for it's handicrafts such as woodwork and silver jewellery.

AGADIR

A highly recommended introduction to Agadir, this is the best way to get to know the town and to discover a little of its history. Included is a visit to the old Kasbah, where Agadir stood before the earthquake of 1960 and up there, you will also be given the chance to ride a camel ! Avisit to the port

of Agadir with its busy fish auction is also included, as well as a drive around the town centre and its suburbs. The visit will end with a tour of the souk (market ) which is at its busiest on Saturdays and Sundays.

OUARZAZATE

This full day excursion will take you across the High Atlas chain through the Tizi N’Tichka pass, an imposing landscape with high mountains and traditional Berber villages. When descending the east side of the chain, the landscape suddenly changes to an arid and desert panorama. In Ouarzazate, visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou and the Taourirt kasbah.

FANTASIA DINNER « CHEZ ALI »

Fantasia dinner at the spectacular "Chez Ali" is a true 1001 nights experience. Our transfer takes us out of town on a road through the palmgroves where lights beckon out of the darkness. A magnificent spectacle awaits us and we take our seats in tents surrounding a large open area. As the evening progresses, all through the dinner, various folklore troupes pass through the tents dancing, singing and generally animating the evening. The highlight comes at the end of our meal when we are invited to witness the charging horsemen in their display of old tribal power with shouts and firing of rifles.