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Discover the enchanting charms of Morocco, coastal villages, an Atlas mountain resort and a Sahara oasis | 3-20 October 2024

Welcome to an extraordinary journey through the captivating landscapes and vibrant culture of Morocco.

Join us on a curated adventure that weaves together the essence of this enchanting country, from the rhythmic tunes of blue-robed musicians under the Sahara’s starry night sky to the snug lodges surrounded by lush gardens.
Experience the luxury of unique accommodations, from lavish tented camps on the edge of the Sahara to quaint lodges that seamlessly blend comfort and indulgence.
Embark on a culinary odyssey that tantalizes the taste buds, from the freshness of Essaouira’s seafood to the brilliance of modern Moroccan cuisine in Marrakech. Delight in the simple pleasure of tasting dates straight from the tree, turning every bite into a moment of understated culinary delight.
Navigate the shadowy souks, where tribal-patterned carpets, beaded cushions, and filigree brass lamps create an exotic maze of treasures. Immerse yourself in Moroccan craftsmanship as you explore markets that beckon with the allure of unique finds.
Discover the romantic allure of Morocco’s walled gardens, from Yves St Laurent’s breathtaking creation and Marrakech’s Secret Garden. Each step echoes a tale of passion and design, creating a journey through the heart of Morocco’s cultural tapestry.
Join us on this immersive tour, where every moment is a chapter in an enchanting exploration of Morocco’s landscapes, flavors, and rich heritage.

Stay

Prepare for an exceptional sojourn as we nestle into quaint small hotels and riads – traditional townhouses that embrace a courtyard adorned with arcaded walkways and exquisite decorations. Venture to the edges of the Sahara, where two enchanting nights await you in a lavish tented camp featuring king-size beds and sumptuous rugs. Following this desert oasis, our journey leads to a snug lodge nestled in lush gardens, completing a tapestry of accommodation that redefine luxury and comfort.

Eat

Savor the exceptional flavors of our journey, where each meal is a delightful discovery. Indulge in the freshness of seafood straight from Essaouira’s fishing fleet. Relish the simple pleasure of moist dates straight from the tree, and dive into the robust yet balanced profiles of harissa soups and tagine dishes, subtly spiced with paprika, cumin, cinnamon, and cardamom. Join us as we elevate your dining experience, making every bite an understated yet exceptional moment of culinary delight.

Shop

Explore the shady souks of Morocco, where ochre and indigo carpets in tribal zig-zags, beaded leather cushions, and filigree brass lamps create an exotic labyrinth of treasures. Slip into the charm of curly-toed slippers, soft leather bags, and glazed pots, each corner promising unique finds. These markets are a condensed showcase of Moroccan craftsmanship and culture, inviting you to discover extraordinary pieces that reflect the region’s rich heritage.

Explore

Experience the allure of coastal villages crafted by European traders and luxuriate in a stunning resort beneath snow-capped peaks. Journey across the majestic Atlas Mountains to the heartland of the Berbers, where oases adorned with date palms and pomegranate trees stretch like green ribbons toward the arid expanse of the Sahara. Each destination unfolds a unique chapter of beauty and culture, promising a tapestry of experiences that will linger in your memories.

Culture

Embark on an immersive adventure as we delve into mud-walled kasbahs nestled within Berber villages. Uncover the rich tapestry of the Jewish diaspora in the coastal charm of Essaouira. Wander through verdant valleys adorned with date palms and olive groves, and explore sublime gardens resonating with the soothing sounds of fountains and birds.

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Gardens

Indulge in the romantic allure of Morocco’s distinctive walled gardens, where interlinked courtyards and exquisitely tiled ponds and fountains paint a picture of enchantment. Our journey will lead us to explore the breathtaking garden envisioned by Yves St Laurent, a testament to love and creativity. Experience a modernist interpretation of romance at Marrakech’s Secret Garden.

COST

Cost: $11499 Per person, twin-share, Single Supplement $2900
Non-refundable deposit $800 when you book to secure your place
PRICE INCLUDES
• 17 nights accommodation in a double/twin room with breakfast
• Airport transfers
• 17 Breakfasts
• 6 Lunches
• 14 Dinners
• Still water with meals
• Still water on board the bus and on day tours
• All admission fees except for Yves St Laurent Museum (optional)
• All tips for porters, guides and restaurants where meals are provided
• Half-day guided city tours with a local guide in El Jadida, Essaouira, Marrakech
• Private, air-conditioned transport, coach between El Jadida and Bab Ourika, four-wheel
drive (3 passengers per vehicle) between Bab Ourika and Skoura, coach between Skoura and Marrakech

FITNESS

Generally any reasonably fit person should be able to participate & fully enjoy all that the tours have to offer.
You should be comfortable walking around towns and countryside. The tour will include some optional walks (typically 1-2hrs).
Be able to walk and negotiate stairs and pedestrian thoroughfares
Be able to stand for 30-60 minutes in galleries and museums at a time without a break
Be able to get on and off a coach with stairs, unassisted
Use a combined shower/bath (please note that we cannot guarantee walk-in shower facilities at all hotels)

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