MARRAKECH AND ESSAOUIRA

17th – 23rd November 2016

Image : Jemaa el Fna. Marrakech

Join us for a wonderful holiday in two of the loveliest places in North Africa. Flying to Marrakech we spend four nights in our riad during which there will be time to savour every aspect of this unique city; on Day 4 we travel out to the waterfalls at Ouzoude.

Then we travel to Essaouira (pronounced Sow-eera, the initial ‘E’ is almost silent), built by the Portuguese in the 16th century, where we can relax and enjoy the atmosphere and fine food of Morocco’s most beautiful coastal town.

DAY 1: Flying into Marrakech, we spend our first four nights in our Riad perfectly located in the heart of the Medina, 10 minutes’ walk from the great Jemaa el F’na Square. Our riad offers accommodation and atmosphere of the highest order and the best home-cooking in the city.

DAYS 2, 3 & 4: Accompanied by our guide and friend, Abdou (a bright, articulate scholar, devoted to the novels of Hardy and Trollope!) we explore every corner of the old city: the great museums, the medieval medersas and palaces, the Tombs of the Saadi Dynasty, the souks and markets, everything that makes Marrakech one of the most exciting cities in the Western World.

On Day 4 we travel out to the Ouzoud Waterfalls, a spectacular beauty-spot some 80 miles from Marrakech. We spend our fourth evening at the Fantasia: an entertaining Folkloric-Equestrian-Gastronomic Fiesta.

DAYS 5 & 6: We travel down to Essaouira on Day 5. This is a very special place indeed, built by the Portuguese in the 16th-century as part of their coastal-African empire. The impressive Iberian sea-defences still exist, embellishing what is undoubtedly Morocco’s most beautiful sea-side Medina. Our hotel, another riad, is located in a fine 17th-century palatial mansion; the fish and seafood in Essaouira are legendary!

DAY 7: We return to Marrakech for our flight back to London.

Tour details

Tour dates : 17th – 23rd November 2016

Number of days : 7

Price : £1950 (per person based on 2 sharing a twin or double room)

Single supplement : £190

Fully inclusive : Flights, transfers, accommodation and meals are all included.

Number in party : 12 – 16

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