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Itinerary - Morocco Express: Marrakech, Essaouira and the Desert

day 1

Welcome to Morocco!

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Check-in

International flights are not included in the package so you are free to decide where to depart from, at what time and with which airline. Check in to your hotel in Marrakesh, enjoy a welcome drink, and then prepare to be dazzled by the sights, smells and sounds of this wonderful city. Tonight is all about making friends, so find a rooftop bar to watch the city come alive and then take on the Djemaa el Fna night market with its food stalls and street performers. Let’s raise a glass to the start of an adventure.

Included: welcome drink

day 2

First stop? The Desert!

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history
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culture
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A morning in Marrakesh

Having seen what Marrakesh by night had to offer, now let's see what we can find when the sun is up. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before hooking up with a local guide for a tour of the atmospheric old Medina with its narrow streets and vibrant souks. We'll get under the skin of this great city with stroll through the ancient kasbah admiring the Moroccan architecture of the palaces and mosques, before stopping for an ice-cold fresh fruit juice.

The rock dunes of Agafay

Later in the afternoon we'll wave goodbye to Marrakesh and begin the relatively short journey to the Agafay Desert. We'll pass by traditional Berber Villages with the option to stop for a green tea while the Atlas Mountains loom in the distance. The rock dunes of Agafay play host to the desert camp that we will call home for the night. Relax in the solitude of the desert or take a camel ride before finding the perfect spot for a desert sunset. Then gather with your group around the campfire for a traditional Berber dinner as a sky full of stars twinkle overhead, before retiring to your Bedouin tent.

Included: Transport, guided tour in Marrakesh and a night in a tented camp with Bedouin dinner
Money Pot: Admission fees where applicable
Not Included: Other food and drinks

day 3

From desert to ocean

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relax
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The road to Essaouira

There is nothing quite like a desert sunrise, so make sure you're up early to drink in the peace and tranquility as a new day dawns over Agafay's spectacular rock dunes. After breakfast, and before the heat of the desert builds, we'll hit the road with the cooler climes of the Atlantic coast our destination. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride as the Moroccan landscape passes by your window.

Morocco by the sea

Situated on a vast, sweeping bay on Morocco's southwestern coast, and set against a backdrop of lush wooded hills is the seaside town you've been looking for. We'll arrive early in the afternoon and the rest of day is yours to explore. With its bustling marina, quaint white and blue house, and souk filled medina there is plenty to keep you busy. Talk a walk on the city walls which separate the medina from the Atlantic, or drop down on to the beach to relax or try your hand at windsurfing or horse riding. Sunset is not to be missed as the fishing boats are silhouetted against the golden sky, then it's dinner time with freshly grilled seafood always a good option.

Included: Transport
Money pot: Admission fees where applicable
Not included: Food and drinks

day 4

Essaouira and Marrakesh

history
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culture
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relax
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A morning in Essaouira

Take the morning to relax or squeeze a final wander round the medina, it is UNESCO world heritage site thanks to the unusual mix of Moroccan and European styles of architecture and there is always something new discover in the narrow alleyways of whitewashed buildings. Moulay Hassan Square sits at its centre, grab a spot at one of the cafes for the perfect people watching spot.

Return to Marrakesh

After lunch we'll take the final of the journey of trip, back to where it all began - magnificent Marrakesh. Having dropped off our bags, we're free to discover more of what one of the world's most enticing cities has to offer. Hunt for bargains in the souks, marvel at the architecture of Bahia Palace or take a trip to the instagram-worthy Jardin Majorelle with it's rich blue walls and incredible cacti. As day turns to night, let's treat ourselves to a refreshing mint tea on one of the cafés’ terraces around the main square, while we enjoy a beautiful sunset. The evening continues with the farewell dinner, a chance to reminisce about the short but sweet adventure we've shared, before one last stroll around the bubbling streets of Marrakesh.

Included: Transport
Money pot: Admission fees where applicable
Not included: Food and drinks

day 5

Farewell Morocco

Until next time!

So, with that, it's time to checkout and say goodbye to your new found friends... until your next WeRoad adventure.

End of services: The itinerary may undergo some variations that differ from what is stated above. These variations may not be foreseen or within WeRoad’s control, i.e. climate conditions, national holidays, strikes, etc.

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