A heavenly scented adventure from Marrakech to Essaouira.

Calling all market lovers. From the bustling souqs of Marrakech to the laidback markets of Essaouira, this spicy adventure delivers ample opportunity to browse colourful crafts, ornate jewellery, fresh produce and intricate carpets. Be immersed in the aromatic spices of the region that pervade the markets, ports and eateries. Learn the secrets to cooking Moroccan cuisine, then unwind by cycling to laidback towns and taking in spectacular ocean views. This is a wonderful chance to see exotic Morocco at your own pace.

Start
Marrakech, Morocco
Finish
Marrakech, Morocco
Countries
Morocco
Themes
Short Breaks - Group Adventures
Code
XMAB
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 5
Group size
Min 1, Max 10
Carbon offset
165kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Perfect Moroccan cuisine in a cooking class
  • Walk and cycle around charming Essaouira
  • Shop for fresh produce at a food market
  • Explore Marrakech's labyrinth of colourful souqs
  • Learn Arabic phrases in a language lesson

Itinerary

Walk through Marrakech’s old town with a local guide. Stroll through the souqs and learn about the market, stop for Moroccan sweets and coffee and pick up a unique memento. In the evening, watch Djemaa el-Fna come to life with snake charmers, dancers, jugglers and musicians. The next day, pick up some local lingo at an Arabic lesson before visiting a market to buy fresh produce to use in a Moroccan cooking class.
Visit the medieval, walled port of Essaouira. This laidback artists' town was once a Portuguese trading colony and was also home to British and Jewish populations. Explore on foot and by bicycle to discover galleries, shops and ornate buildings. Visit the nearby village of Diabat and perhaps try windsurfing or kitesurfing.
Leave the coast behind and return to the busy streets of Marrakech.
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Inclusions

Meals
1 lunch
Transport
Bicycle, Private vehicle, Public bus
Accommodation
Hotel (2 nights), Riad (2 nights)
Included activites
  • Bike hire
  • Market and Haman visit
  • Medina, Palace and Tombs visits
  • Meet & Bag Transfer, Riad Chakir, Essaouira
  • Tajine cooking class

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Notes

1. This trips starts on day 1 at 3pm and finishes on day 5 at Marrakech Bus Station at approx 4pm.
2. This is a join-in trip, so if other travellers have booked on the same date you will share included activities.

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