Morocco Luxury Tour
When planning luxury Morocco holidays, there is no upper limit to the level of luxury available however, we believe that a Luxury Travel is about far more than the 5 stars or the facilities available. Whilst you can lock yourself away in sheer indulgence in any number of famous hotels in Marrakech, you would be missing out on the fascinating culture and the opportunity to really stimulate your senses.
With this in mind, we have created an exclusive Morocco Luxury Tour which is designed to enable you to experience the mystique and natural beauty of this Kingdom in the comfort of a private vehicle with the caring attention of a dedicated driver/guide. We have handpicked a selection of tasteful boutique hotels which have understood what luxury actually means, unique hotels built from natural materials combining a chic and contemporary, boutique style with authenticity and integrity. Hotels with service levels to die for. In short – hotels you will want to stay in forever.
Our Luxury Tour takes you on a circular route from Marrakech, over the spectacular High Atlas Mountains into traditional Berber countryside, glimpsing rural villages and their way of life, then onto the wild and beautiful coast, before heading back to Marrakech.
Utterly flexible, this is just an example to give you a flavour of the possibilities. We will work with you to design a tailored itinerary and can incorporate Luxury Desert Camping, Imperial Cities, Personal Shoppers, Hot Air Ballooning, Culinary Workshops, or anything else you desire.
Morocco Luxury Tour Day 1 – Arrival in Marrakech & Guided Tour
After collecting you from the airport, we will take you to your luxury riad which will be your base for the next two nights. Whilst in Marrakech, we will provide a guided city tour to show you the gardens, ramparts, Bahia Palace and the 12th century Koutoubia Mosque. Then the famous souks with their myriad of stalls and vibrant colours, the tour will end in Djemaa el-Fna, the famous market square in Marrakech’s old quarter complete with storytellers, magicians, food stalls and snake charmers. (Tour can take place today or tomorrow depending on your flight time.)
Perhaps stay in a grand nobleman’s house with a quirky soul. A restored riad in the medina where you can enjoy cocktails on the rooftop or shisha in the sunken lounge.
Morocco Luxury Tour Day 2 – Marrakech at leisure
Today you can explore this world-famous city where the beauty lies in the detail. Pulsating with life, Marrakech manages to be bohemian, cultured, traditional and magical. We can arrange a traditional cooking lesson or a trip to a British-owned Donkey Sanctuary or alternatively, we can leave you to your own devices to get lost amongst the spices and lanterns in the mayhem of the souks.
Morocco Luxury Tour Day 3 – Marrakech to High Atlas Mountain Retreat
The High Atlas Mountains provide North Africa’s highest mountain peaks, snow-capped and stunningly beautiful. We will drive through some of Morocco’s most beautiful scenery of lush valleys, little villages and the freshest mountain air. Once out of Marrakech, the pace of life changes dramatically and the rest of your tour will focus on areas of tranquil natural beauty.
Stay in an exclusive mountain retreat with views that could make you cry. Often cold by night, the warm log fires will provide a romantic setting in the picturesque foothills of the Atlas.
Morocco Luxury Tour Day 4 – High Atlas to Taroudant
Today we are moving south-west over the High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi n’Test pass. Meandering through the rocky plains, this is one of the most scenic routes in Morocco with exceptionally dramatic, panoramic views. We will stop at Tinmel Mosque which was once the state treasury, now the sole survivor of the 12th-century city built by the founder of the Almohad dynasty. Importantly, this is one of only two mosques in Morocco which a non-Muslim may enter.
As we approach Taroudant, deep in argan country, we can visit an argan cooperative where you will see the fascinating, labour intensive extraction process, from tree to bottle. Taroudant itself is an authentic Berber market town known as mini Marrakech, but as it relies on agriculture, not tourism, it provides a hassle-free experience with an intriguing air of Moroccan mystique.
Your accommodation for the next two nights is a boutique lodge with gardens designed by renowned landscape architects, containing over 900 rare and exotic plants. This uniquely contemporary eco-lodge defines the word “peace” and provides a “Kew Gardens does Desert Oasis” feel.
Morocco Luxury Tour Day 5 – Taroudant – Lifestyle & Architecture Tour
Whilst you are surrounded by hundreds of acres of olive groves, there are a number of private houses with exclusive gardens which we can view today. Enjoy the half day walking tour with your exceptionally knowledgeable host as he provides an intriguing lifestyle and architecture tour with lunch.
The remainder of the day can be spent relaxing and enjoying this very special space or we can drive you into the centre of town perhaps to enjoy an early evening carriage ride around the impressively preserved walls as they glow all colours in the late sunshine.
Morocco Luxury Tour Day 6 – Taroudant to Essaouira
Take breakfast at your leisure this morning before we make the four-hour journey to Essaouira (Sweera). We can either drive via Agadir or follow the coast road to UNESCO listed Essaouira. A melting pot of locals and foreigners who came and stayed have created a laid back, atmospheric and intriguing resort. Windsurfers love Sweera’s shallow, clean waters and it’s the Atlantic Trade winds that have ensured the large-scale operators stay out and the character stays in.
Your accommodation is a beldi-chic villa situated twenty minutes outside of town. An enchanting refuge nestled alongside the forest of Douar Laaraich, overlooking Essaouira. Nature, serenity and exceptional care and attention, are the order of the day here.
Morocco Luxury Tour Day 7 – Essaouira at leisure
Today we will take you into Essaouira to explore the pretty medina renowned for its rich and varied handicrafts. There are zocos (markets) all over the city filled with textiles, jewellery, ceramics, musical instruments and handmade wooden items. Art galleries, bars and small boutique shops are also popping up and you can browse or people watch.
You can choose your freshly caught fish at the local fish market and have it grilled right in front of you or perhaps take a trip out of town to a vineyard for a tour and tapas style lunch before we drive you back to your hotel to enjoy the evening sunshine.
Morocco Luxury Tour Day 8 – Essaouira to Marrakech
This morning we can arrange a traditional hammam or relaxing spa treatment before your journey home. Then we will transfer you back to Marrakech for your onward flight. The journey will take us through orange groves and olive farms and you may even see the famous sight of goats climbing argan trees, an iconic view to round of Your Luxury Morocco Holiday.
This is just an example – our Morocco Luxury Tours can be customised to fit your requirements – call us for a “no obligation” discussion with a dedicated travel planner.
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