Our Marrakech and the Atlantic package allows you to visit both Marrakech - one of Morocco's most vibrant cities, and Essaouira - Morocco's finest working fishing harbour, charming and extremely laid back.
Activity code: MORSB05
Duration: 4/5 Days
This short break in Morocco is our recommended holiday option for a few days shared between two places with such contrasts - Marrakech and Essaouira. We include the transfers between them with some stunning scenery, particularly as you approach the coast. Why not stay in a riad in both locations or perhaps consider a spa hotel in Essaouira as a further contrast to the traditional experience of Marrakech. With our many years of experience putting together practical and interesting itineraries for our clients we would like to recommend this short break for you to make the most of your brief time in this fascinating country.
Highlights of your Marrakech & Atlantic Coast break:
- Marrakech has much to offer the visitor - the historic and labyrinthine Medina, the majesty of the Palaces, the tranquility of its many gardens and the sophistication of its more modern boulevards and cafes. Today, Marrakech has become a thriving metropolis with chic night spots, top restaurants and a very modern atmosphere in places. All of which emphasises the immense historical context of the Medina and its focal point, the Djemma el Fna.
- Essaouira - the houses and shops in the medina are white-washed with blue doors and shutters. An expansive sandy beach is located next to the harbour and is shallow enough for safe bathing. Essaouira is a fascinating former Portuguese fishing port and standing on the impressive battlements looking out over the line of cannons and on out to sea it is impossible not to think of the history this town has seen and the daily adventures of the local fishing boat crews. This is the place to eat fish – sit down at any stall in the harbour at lunchtime and feast yourself on the freshest and most varied fish BBQ you will ever encounter. A short walking tour of Essaouira is also part of the itinerary.
- Private City Tour - whenever you wish to fit it into your schedule we also have one of our regular guides available to provide a half-day city tour of the historic sights including the famous souks of Marrakech.
- Extras - naturally, all transport is included in this short break and you round off the whole break with a memorable evening at one of Marrakech's finest restaurants.
What's Included in your short break:
- Private airport transfers.
- 2/3nts on BB at a choice of riads (e.g. Ksar Anika, Riad el Zohar, Riad Hikaya, Riad Kniza)
- Half Day Private Guided Tour of Historic Marrakech.
- Two day visit to Essaouira with private transfers each way. Short walking tour of Essaouira included.
- 1nt on BB in Essaouira at Riad Mimouna in a sea view room (or Hotel Atlas & Spa).
- Dinner at one of Marrakech's best restaurants.
- Guide book and map of Marrakech.
- All taxes and full 24hr local representative services.
Why book with Rediscover Morocco ?
Accommodation: the riads in this itinerary are our personal choice in each category, all of which offer quality accommodation. You may prefer a small and friendly option at a budget price or one of the luxury, more boutique properties or perhaps a deluxe hotel with lots of facilities to enjoy during your stay; (please do not hesitate to request alternative hotels).
Transport: to take the stress out of arriving and departing we offer a private airport transfer service. This is then carried through your holiday with private transfers included throughout including to the various activity starting points.
Prices are indicative and will vary depending on your chosen accommodation, room availability as well as time of travel. Please take this into consideration when comparing prices; we always aim to match a high quality experience with exceptional value for money.
NB: Flights available to book through us with a range of airlines, from various UK airports.
Our recommended hotel choices for this holiday:
[Classic Hotel, Classic Riad, Boutique Hotel/Riad, Deluxe Hotel]
- Marrakech: - Ksar Anika, Riad Hikaya, Riad Kniza, Les Jardins de la Koutoubia
- Essaouira: - Riad Mimouna, Riad l'Oussia, Madada Mogador, Hotel Mogador Golf & Spa
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Contact us now to book this short break holiday for any date.