DISCOVER THE AUTHENTIC BEAUTY OF MARRAKECH, THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS, THE DESERT OF THE FASCINATING MOROCCO

La ville rouge / The red city

 

Marrakech is over 1000 years old and was the imperial capital of Morocco. This vibrant city is blessed with red stone walls with domes and arches, gleaming mosques, fine gardens and divine palaces.

 

It is cultural, religious and trading Mecca and has been frequented and fascinating people over the years including Winston Churchill, the Rolling Stones, and Yves St Laurent ( who created the Majorelle gardens, which are a must see) and of course it is infamous for many decades for hippies and now days for fashionistas wanting a taste of Moroccan chic.

 

Worth getting out of of bed for

Tours / Day Visits / Shopping

 

Excursions are plentiful and can be tailored to your needs. Decide how many dirhams you are happy to part with, and wander through the Medina's endless maze of markets or go out of town and see some of the most magnificent scenery.

 

  • High Atlas Mountains (90 minute drive)
  • Tour of the local Spice market
  • Visit to the Kasbahs
  • Waterfalls of Ouzoud - hiking and paddle in the waterfalls
  • Essaouira
  • Hiking
  • Cooking Classes - Faim D'Epices
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Camel Trekking
  • Ouarzazate
  • Ourika Valley
  • Mountain Biking
  • Yoga Retreats
  • Aragon Oil factories
  • Sidi Ghanem Industrial estate for designer homeware
  • Marjorelle Gardens: Yves Saint Laurent's Jardin
  • La Mamounia (famous for  extraordinary gardens and a special place for lunch or an evening cocktail)

 

 

Massages & Hammam

 

Marrakech has the most incredible pampering options and it is possible to have massages or Hammans or scrubs from the most exclusive spas of Marrakech. We have many favourite places to share with you based on your budget and the atmosphere/treatment you want.

Local 'Best Eats' - Favourites of the owners

  • Le ComptoirLegendary restaurant in Marrakech, not necessarily for the food  but for the atmosphere. Live belly dancers and a wonderful place for a dinner or drink with a chic atmosphere;

  • Terrace Des Epices: In the heart of the souks and a perfect place for a light lunch or drink. Fabulous rooftop hideaway;

  • Nomad: 5 minutes walking from the Riad in the spice market is a restaurant with 360 degree views over the medina. Perfect place for a relaxed dinner or lunch;

  • Food Stalls in the Jemaa el-Fna: sundown is the perfect time to look, smell and taste at one of the world's most dazzling markets;
  • Al Fassia: Restaurant run by local women, this is the place to discover real Moroccan home cooking;
  • Le Jardin: Lush garden restaurant serving Moroccan and European cuisine by day or by night in a beautifully restored 16th century building;
  • I Limoni: Moroccan cuisine meets the Italian for a gorgeous fusion restaurant.