Just three hours flight and a world away from England, Marrakech is an intoxicating city known for its souks, spices, snake charmers and hidden palaces. However, these days it’s prized as much for its trendy art galleries, hip hotels and elegant hammams. A vibrant bustling city where Arab, Berber and European influences blend comfortably to offer an unforgettable adventure, Marrakech has much to offer.
From the iconic Koutoubia to the maze-like souk, the snake charmers to the tranquillity of the Jardin Majorelle, there is something for everyone.
Excellent shopping, delicious international cuisine, buzzing nightlife, year-round sunshine and the wonderful Moroccan people make this a perfect location.
THE HIGH ATLAS
Just 45 minutes drive from Dar Moulouya lie the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Here you can enjoy the country's best trekking, explore the Berber villages and ride mules up to the famous Kasbah Toubkal.
The Atlas Mountains offer some of the region's most spectacular scenery and, if you are feeling adventurous, you can rock climb, mountain bike and even ski here. An excursion to the mountains is a striking contrast to the city of Marrakech and offers an insight into traditional rural life.
Palm Golf Ourika - 10 minutes drive. PAR 72, 6972m. Green fee: 700 DH Buggy: 200 DH. (Buggies are essential as the layout is expansive)
KITE AND WIND SURFING
Essaouira - 2.5 hour drive. Many fabulous shops and little alleys in this beautiful old Moroccan seaport; there is a fascinating working fishing port and marvellous souk within the 18th Century Medina walls. We recommend Le Taros for evening sundowners and funky bar vibes. There are a host of gorgeous riads for accommodation, such as Riad Raord Rayhan, tucked in the back streets of the Medina, but beautifully decorated and with lovely ambience inside.
BIRD WATCHING, OYSTERS AND A GORGEOUS LAGOON
Oualidia, 2.5 hour drive is Morocco’s oyster capital! We recommend staying or lunching at L’hippocampe - where you will generously looked after by Mohammed..