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Marrakech: A Moroccan Adventure
4 Days / 3 Nights 🛏️ 🍽️ 🚌 🙋♂️🐪🚶♀️
Get a taste of Northern African on this unique weekend experience in Morocco. Beat your own path hiking the foothills of the Atlas Mountains and ride a camel! Journey to the Ourika valley to have tea with a local Berber family and relax with traditional Hamman baths at one of the local spas of Marrakech. Morocco will be an exciting worldly experience unlike anything you’ve ever encountered.
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Who is this Side Trip for?
This experience is for the curious traveler who wants to step outside their comfort zone to get a taste of a culture so completely different than anything they've ever experienced. This trip will be fun for anyone up for an exciting adventure.
You will be met at the airport by our driver for a 20 minute transfer into town. Our riad (a traditional Moroccan guest house) is located in the heart of the medina (old town). This will be our haven in the bustling city of Marrakech for the next 3 nights.
Once you arrive, you will check-in and enjoy a traditional meal will be served at your riad, to discover the delicious tastes of Moroccan cuisine.
After a delicious breakfast, we will depart at 09:00 for an hour's drive into the foothills of the High Atlas mountains. Our first stop will be for mint tea in a local Berber house to learn about the traditional countryside way of life. We will then have a short camel ride through the mountainside before driving half an hour along the riverside through the beautiful, lush Ourika Valley. A local mountain guide will take us for a 1.5 hour hike to the beautiful Setti Fatma waterfalls to work up an appetite for a hearty lunch next to the river (weather dependent).
Dinner will be an adventure of heading to the 100 food stalls set up every night on Djemma el Fna square. We will have a traditional outdoor BBQ to the background of local street performers.
Our local tour guide will meet you for a morning of exploring through the souks (markets) and learning about the impressive history and architecture throughout the old town, including a converted palace. Afternoon at leisure to get some work done, or to continue exploration of Marrakech.
Dinner on own this evening.
After a good introduction to what Marrakech has to offer, perhaps you could treat yourself to a traditional Moroccan hammam bath and massage in a local spa. For a bit more adventure, you could try a half day of quad biking through the rock desert palm groves on the outskirts of Marrakech. The day is yours to enjoy a bit more shopping or exploring, or perhaps to visit one of the beautiful gardens, such as the Majorelle Gardens of Yves St Laurent, or even the nearby "Secret Garden."
Departure transfer to Marrakech airport will be organized by the local host.
Flights are not included. This itinerary is based on departure from Valencia and arrival in Marrakech on Saturday evening. The below flights are best to consider:
Ryanair FR1124 VLC RAK 16:55 18:55
Ryanair FR1125 RAK VLC 19:20 21:20
Please send us your flight information via our slack channel #sidetrip-marrakech, or reach out to us if you have any questions about a specific flight or arrival if different then the recommended option above.
- Ground transportation / airport transfers
- 3 nights accommodation
- Local guides
- Breakfast each morning
- Group dinner on Day 1
- Lunch at the Atlas Mountains on Day 2
- Group dinner on Day 2
- Souk survival street market tour
- Day trip to the Ourika Valley
- Mountain camel ride
- Tea with a berber family
- Historical walking tour of Marrakech
What's Not Included
- Flights to and from Marrakech
- Any meals not specified on the itinerary
- Hammamm bath
- Hammamm bath and massage
- ATV tour
All extra activities are paid in cash upon arrival in Morocco. We will reach out to all guests prior to the trip to collect flight information as well as to request a response for those who wish to reserve a spot for an activity.
While in Marrakech we stay in a traditional accommodation called a “Riad.” These beautiful buildings consist of rooms overlooking a central garden, usually with a fountain as the focus point.
Shared Room with Ensuite Bathroom
Private Room by request! Please contact us on Slack