Mountains Medinas and Marrakech for Solo Travellers

Resort: Mountains Medinas and Marrakech for Solo Travellers
Operator: Saga
Destination: Africa
Price From: £1199.00

Experience exotic Morocco at first hand

This tour is exclusively for solo travellers wanting to discover the ‘real’ Morocco, with an itinerary that explores the mountainous countryside, the Atlantic coast and the busy city of Marrakech. Combine this with two stays in unique accommodation – a mountain hotel and a ‘riad’ within a medina – for a truly rewarding experience.

Including…

7 nights in hotels

15 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 7 dinners

  • Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required
  • Return flights and transfers
  • Saga tour manager
  • Welcome drink reception 

Excursions and visits

  • Guided Berber countryside walk
  • Walking tour of Marrakech souks and sunset visit to Djemaa el Fna
  • Tour of classic Marrakech
  • Argan oil co-operative visit
  • Walking tour of Essaouira

Itinerary

Day 1
UK to Marrakech

Fly to Marrakech and travel into the Atlas Mountains for a two-night stay at La Roseraie (3Q+). Featuring traditional Morrocan décor, this hotel is set amid rose gardens and lemon groves, in the heart of the mountains. D

Day 2
Atlas Mountains

Stroll through the Berber countryside on a guided countryside walk with the towering Atlas Mountains providing a stunning backdrop. Spend the afternoon at leisure. B, L, D

Day 3
Marrakech souks and Djemma el Fna

Stay three nights at the Es Saadi Gardens and Resort (5Q), located in the city’s most exclusive district. Take an included leisurely walking tour of the souks and visit the world-famous Djemaa el Fna as the sun sets. B, D

Day 4
Classic Marrakech

On today’s included morning tour visit the Koutoubia Minaret, the Kasbah fortress and the 16th-century Saladin Tombs. Continue to El Badi Palace ruins, then the Bahia Palace. The afternoon is at leisure. B, D

Day 5
At leisure

You may take an optional tour of the gardens of Marrakech by horse-drawn carriage, stopping to stroll in the Majorelle botanical gardens, once owned by the late designer Yves St Laurent. B, D

Optional excursions

Gardens tour |Half day

This delightful tour by horse-drawn carriage travels alongside the old city’s ramparts, taking you to the Majorelle botanical gardens, created in the 1920s by the French painter Jacques Majorelle and since 1980 owned by the late fashion designer Yves St Laurent and his co-founder Pierre Bergé.

You return by horse-drawn carriage.

Day 6
Marrakech to Essaouira

Travel through orchards and plains to Essaouira, a beautiful whitewashed medina town on the Atlantic coast, where you stay for two nights at the Hotel Dar L’oussia (3Q). This traditional riad-style hotel is situated within the town walls of the medina. Stop en route at an argan co-operative. Take a walking tour of Essaouira this afternoon, exploring the medina, historic harbour and the markets, all within easy reach of the hotel. B, D

Day 7
At leisure

Perhaps stroll on the beach and promenade just two minutes from the hotel, visit the souks and markets, or a cafe in the main square. You can join optional excursions to the Val d’Argan wine estate for wine tasting and lunch, or you can try your hand at creating authentic Moroccan cuisine at a cooking school. B, D

Optional excursions

Val d’Argan wine estate |Half day

Established in 1994, this family-run estate spans 30 acres and produces red, white and rose wines. Enjoy a tour of the winery before sampling a few of the vintages. Lunch is also included at the estate.

Moroccan cooking school |Half day

Visit a local cooking school, where you can try your hand at creating authentic and mouthwatering Moroccan cuisine, such as tasty tajines and salads!

Day 8
Marrakech to UK

In the early afternoon travel to the airport for your return flight to the UK. B

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