An authentic trip in the unique atmosphere of Marrakesh and the peaceful seaside of Essaouira
Welcome at the airport and transfer. Night at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel.. ½ day exotic visit in the city : Visit the private and public green spaces of the ocher city and discover the sensory pleasures of luxurious gardens. Start your visit at 8am in the Majorelle Gardens to enjoy the morning light. The garden is a real Eden that offers a range of exotic plants and trees collected from all over the world. After Majorelle gardens, appreciate the exceptional magic of the ancient ancestral palace of the secret garden. The history of this garden goes back to more than 400 years, to the time of the Saadians. The visit allows you to discover the Moroccan and Arab-Andalusian tradition palaces with its Islamic garden which has retained its ancestral aspect. The exotic tour ends with the Bahia palace. A luxurious Palace in the form of a large Riad arranged around an eight-hectare-garden. It is definitely an excellent example of the XIXe oriental architecture that represents the trends and standards of wealthy people at that time. Free lunch. Historical visit of the city in the afternoon. Start your visit with the iconic Koutoubia mosque, then continue to Medersa ben Youssef to contemplate the traditional moroccan architecture mosaics. Then head towards the vast Djema El Fna square to discover a colorful atmosphere: street artists, fortune tellers, musicians, snake charmers, orange juice sellers, tattoo artists... End this visit with a drink on a terrace with a panoramic view.
"Wake up softly and enjoy the buffet breakfast at the hotel. The two and a half hour journey will take you through vast argan plantations and arid landscapes. On the road you will have the opportunity to visit a women's cooperative producing argan oil. You will meet the workers who will explain to you the whole process of making this miraculous certified organic oil, prized by great chefs but also by cosmetic laboratories. Continue south to Ounagha. This town is home to the Ounagha cellar belonging to domaine of ""Val d'Argan"". This new land of great wines was created in 1994 by Charles Mélia, winemaker of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. A VIP tasting, commented by the winegrowers is planned (about 30 minutes) - Continuation to Essaouira. - Accommodation in a Riad".
Stroll through the many alleys of the city and admire the place where several films have been shot, such as the famous film by Orson Welles Othello or the TV show "Game of Thrones". It is the perfect place to discover small shops, art galleries, antique sellers... Stop in the main square to taste the unique Moroccan tea before visiting the most important monument of the city, the scala of the medina. A tour in the old medina is a “must” to discover the kasbah, the mellah, the old Jewish quarter, the synagogues, the souks, and the fish market.
Breakfast and transfer to Marrakesh airport.