Based for 3 nights at Riad Africa in the Marrakech Medina, this holiday offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life in a secret valley where nature flourishes.
Transfers from and back to Marrakech, 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners, room and 2 activities are included in this great value package.
Day 1 – Arrive Marrakech. Transfer to Riad Africa
On arrival in Marrakech you will be met at Menara airport and transferred to Riad Africa, your accommodation in the heart of Marrakech medina. With palaces and palm groves, rose gardens, and a backdrop of the snow-capped peaks of the High Atlas Mountains, Marrakech is the capital of the Moroccan South, a cultural crossroads and keeper of tradition and folklore. After time to settle in the famous souks of Marrakech offer an intoxicating passage to Africa’s most famous meeting place – the huge medieval square of Place Djemaa el Fna. Here at the heart of the old city acrobats and jugglers, snake charmers, beggars, boxers, musicians, fresh juice and food sellers all compete for your attention. As night falls take a seat in one of the cafes that overlook the square and watch the scene unfold. With the conflicting sounds from musicians and singers, and thousands of tiny white lights illuminating swirling smoke rising from food stalls, expect a night you’ll never forget!
3 nights at Riad Africa including breakfasts and dinners.
Day 2 – Explore the Medina on a half day guided tour
For first time visitors to Marrakech, a great way of getting to grips with this magical city is on a half day guided walking tour of its World Heritage listed medina. The rich history of Marrakech is reflected in its numerous attractions and the wealth of monuments, mosques, museums and palaces this city offers. The minaret of Koutoubia Mosque is the landmark and emblem of the city and a good start point for a day of sightseeing. Other important quarters within the old city ramparts include Kasbah and Mellah (the Jewish quarter), both in the south and close to the Royal Palaces. Popular attractions include the Saadien Tombs, Palais Badia, the 16th century ruins of the Badi Palace and the Dar Si Said Museum (Museum of Moroccan Arts). Just north of the souks are the Musee de Marrakech, the impressive Ben Youssef Medersa and the Koubba Ba’ Adyin – the remains of an Almoravid mosque built in 1106. The tanneries are located close to Bab Debbagh gate and are well worth a visit to see how animal skins are processed from start to finish.
Day 3 – Caleche tour of Palaces & Gardens
Today we include a horse-drawn carriage tour of the city walls and famous gardens of Marrakech. Offering a shady retreat from the mid-day sun with towering palm trees, orchards of fruit and olive trees, pools, fountains and abundant bird life, the gardens of Marrakech are a ‘must-see’. You’ll have chance to visit the Menara Gardens and botanical gardens of Majorelle as well as make a tour around the entire city walls.
Day 4 – Transfer to Marrakech Menara Airport
Depending on your flight departure you may have more time to explore the medina further, bargain in the souks or relax in the peaceful surroundings of Riad Africa. Your ‘Marrakech Escape’ short break ends with a transfer to Marrakech airport.
HOLIDAY PRICE PER PERSON
SHARING A ROOM
Private transfers between Marrakech airport and Riad Africa; two activities as detailed in itinerary with English-speaking guide; accommodation in a double or twin Riad Africa superior room; three breakfasts & three dinners; local tourist taxes.
Tips, beverages, optional activities and items of a personal nature.
It is possible to book this package at any time of the year subject to availability.
Bring comfortable shoes for exploring the medina on foot. We also recommend a camera, sun hat and sunglasses.
Riad Africa is a trading name of Specialist Destinations Ltd, a fully bonded member of the Travel Trust Association (TTA). All package prices include TTA supplier failure insurance cover and safe seat plan insurance to ensure your monies are 100% secure when booking through us.
Based at Riad Africa you’ll have 3 days to explore the numerous attractions of Marrakech including the most animated square in the world – Djemaa el Fna. This great value Marrakech short break package offers a 10% saving compared to buying individual elements and combines a stay at Riad Africa with our most popular day trips and excursions plus dinners and airport transfers!