Day 1 – Arrivals in Marrakech. Private transfer from the airport to our four-star Riad. Welcome Dinner.
Day 2 – Free morning, half-day tour to Bahia Palace, colorful Marrakech markets, local cooperatives, and the vibrant main square; evening culinary tour through the ancient medina.
Day 3 – Morning visit to the Majorelle Gardens, Yves Saint Laurent Museum, and an organic farm outside the city. Afternoon free time for a traditional hammam experience at a luxury spa (optional) and for wandering through the markets.
Day 4 – Enjoy your free morning, then head to the Agafay Desert in the early afternoon for a Jeep safari or camel ride through the desert with photo stops and time to admire the landscapes. We’ll end the day with a sunset dinner at our beautiful desert camp.
Day 5 – Start our morning drive to the laid-back coastal city of Essaouira. Visit an argan oil cooperative along the way. Lunch at the fish market in Essaouira and check into our Riad. We’ll have an afternoon tour of the historic old city.
Day 6 – Morning visits to traditional craftspeople of Essaouira, workshops, markets, and the fortress. We’ll also visit the Dar Souiri Cultural Center (local art and cultural exhibitions), then have an afternoon free to spend at the beach (or more shopping). That evening we’ll cook our own dinner in a hands-on cooking class in a family home.
Day 7 – We’ll take a day trip to the small fishing village of Sidi Kaouiki where we’ll spend time on the beach, tour the village, and have lunch at the home of a local family.
Day 8 – After a leisurely morning, we’ll check out of our Riad and head to the Val d’Argan winery for a tasting of Moroccan wines and lunch. After lunch, we’ll head up the coast to our hotel at the Casablanca Airport.
Day 9 – Departures. Transfer to the Casablanca airport for your journey home or on to your next destination!