Wander through old souks in Marrakech, view spectacular landscapes from the High Atlas mountains and unwind in the fishing town of Essaouira at the end of your trip.
Salaam Aleikum! Welcome to Morocco. Aromatic tajines, min tea, Moroccan delicious pastries, limitless generosity and hospitality define the friendly, vibrant and flavorful culture & traditions in Morocco.
You will be met and warmly welcomed on your arrival at Marrakech’s airport from your flight by Morocco Culture Travel team, your English-speaking driver and your private tour guide will assure your transfer from to hotel/Riad in Marrakech.
Welcoming & assistance to fill your checking forms and arrange your luggage at your rooms in the hotel/Riad in Marrakech
Dinner of welcome and spend your first night in Morocco.
The Moroccan cuisine is well known throughout the world, master the traditional way of preparing some special famous dishes in Morocco such as Couscous & Tajines.
An entire day to explore the real Moroccan cooking at a cooking school that seeks empowerment for underprivileged women through cooking and literacy skills, enjoy a knowledgeable experience with a wide range of available options, including Moroccan spicy cooked salads and uncooked Moroccan salads, authentic Moroccan Couscous, Moroccan Tajine with chicken, Moroccan Tajine with lamb or Moroccan Tajine with beef.
End your cooking day trip in Marrakech at Jemaa El Fna square; take a walk to enjoy its exotic atmosphere.
Free time to experience the Spa & traditional Hamam at your accommodation in Marrakech.
Dinner and overnight at your Riad/ Hotel in Marrakech.
After your breakfast at the Riad/ Hotel in Marrakech, begin your day trip to the High Atlas Mountains with an exciting drive south from Marrakech to one of Morocco’s most beautiful places – the Ourika Valley; teeming with steep-sided gorges, lush vegetation and Berber hamlets. Continue to the Jbel Oukaïmeden range where the snow falls every winter through hills of ever-changing colors. Now turn down to the Berber village of Tahanaout, up and over the hairpin bends of the Moulay Brahim’s Gorges, continue through the Berber village of Asni to the Imlil. Here, you will enjoy a delicious traditional lunch on the terrace of a trusted handpicked local restaurant.
Afterwards, set off on a easy guided walk to the Berber village of Aremd, rest a while in this gorgeous village built upon a big moraine spur, share tea & meet locals, overlooking ancient irrigated terraced fields surrounded by almond and walnut trees, then return through spectacular scenery to rejoin your vehicle at Imlil for driving to your Berber Auberge in High Atlas Mountains.
Dinner and overnight at your local accommodation in High Atlas Mountains.
After your breakfast at your Riad/hotel in Marrakech, you will set off to the coastal city of Essaouira, a well-protected small town famous for its old picturesque fishing port & fortified walls, lying on the southwest coast of Morocco.
On the road to the coastal city of Essaouira, stop first at an Argan oil cooperative to discover the strenuous production process behind Argan oil final fruits and dip in a piece of bread to taste its distinctly nutty flavor. Argan oil is highly-prized for its cosmetic and culinary uses. This rich unique oil is only produced in Morocco.
Arrive in Essaouira city, where the picturesque medina brushes up against the Atlantic Ocean. Sandstone walkways contrast with whitewashed houses of the medina, bright blue sky and the sand of the surrounding beaches.
Start your walking tour to uncover the secrets of Essaouira’s old medina, its UNESCO historic settlement and exquisite beach to the south. You’ll enjoy also a unique experience to select & buy varied fresh sea-food like a local in the liveliest local market at the ancient fishing port of Essaouira, then take this fresh sea food and some vegetables to our trusted specialist to demonstrate you clearly and knowledgeably how to cook fresh sea food like a local in Essaouira.
After your fresh-sea food cooking class at a trusted local specialist restaurant, enjoy now tasting the delicious spicy freshly cooked fish. Share a cup of mint tea over the ocean, and then end your day trip in Essaouira at your cosy riad beautifully designed and decorated in a traditional Moroccan style.
Free time in the evening to stroll in the medina & cherish the cool breeze.
Direct transfer from Essaouira to Marrakech’s International airport in time for your flight home, taking with you some certainly incredible memories of a land full of remarkable contrasts, diversified traditional dishes and very friendly people.