City & Coast City & Coast

Lose yourself in the swirl of storytellers and snake charmers, apothecaries and herbalists, street food vendors and cloth sellers in one of Africa’s busiest squares – Jemaa el-Fnaa in Marrakech’s medina.

Marrakech is an endlessly unfolding mystery with enchantments every step of the way. You’ll explore its myriad alleyways and side streets thronged with stalls, silversmith and tin workers, carpet bazaars and curio sellers…and stumble upon ancient palaces and mosques.

You’ll then decamp to the beautiful beach at Essaouira with its warm Mediterranean waters and scenic coastline. Again, Morocco’s colourful past and time-honoured traditions are revealed in this historic port with its mighty sea-facing defensive wall. Not to mention the centuries-old medina, grand buildings and pretty white houses gathered round gated courtyards.

This is a sample itinerary to inspire your holiday – it can be tweaked in every way possible from the places you want to go to and number of days you spend in each, as well as hotels you stay in and activities you do. Get in touch with one of our experts by calling +44+4402073864646 and a consultant will start creating your perfect trip.

days 1 - 3

London – Marrakech

Fly to Marrakech where you’ll be met and …

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Fly to Marrakech where you’ll be met and escorted to your hotel. A half day historical tour will reveal ancient landmarks like the 12th century Koutoubia Mosque, plus the Saadian Tombs and sunken gardens of the 16th century El Badi Palace.

You’ll be staying moments from the Royal Palace in the heart of the ancient medina, so you’ll be perfectly placed to wander through the tiny streets past artisan workshops and bazaars. You’ll be able to bargain for jewellery, carpets, frankincense, robes and souvenirs, all the while experiencing the bustle and life of Marrakech’s famous Jemaa el-Fnaa – reputedly the busiest square in Africa.

Stay: Three nights in a superior room at Les Jardin de la Medina – bed & breakfast

days 4 - 5

Marrakech – Essaouira

Your day begins with a three hour drive to …

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Your day begins with a three hour drive to Essaouira where you’ll be staying in a luxurious colonial-style riad, close to Bab Marrakech in the medina.

This is your chance to explore this historic town that has long been considered by the merchants of old as one of the best anchorages along the Moroccan coast. Today its medina is still quaint and the bay has warm, protected waters and a broad expanse of fine sand. But you may wish to simply wind down and indulge yourself in the luxuries of your hotel, with its acclaimed French and Moroccan restaurant, its hammam and oil massages, cinema, library, billiard room and – most importantly – its roof terrace swimming pool with sun decks and views across the medina.

Stay: Two nights in a classical room at L’Heure Bleue – bed & breakfast

day 6

Essaouira – Marrakech – London

This morning you’ll be picked up and driven …

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This morning you’ll be picked up and driven to Marrakech in time to catch your flight back to London.

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