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Marrakech, the Atlas and Essaouira

Travel to the south of Madagascar, exploring the fascinating national parks of Andasibe, Ranomafana and Isalo. Then unwind at the end of your journey at a beautiful resort hotel in Anakao on the pristine Indian Ocean coast.

Here are more details of an example holiday itinerary as a starting point, but at Kipling Tours, we can tailor-make any itinerary just for you.

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  • Day 1

    Arrival in Marrakech

    Arrival in Marrakech where you will be met at the airport by your guide and transferred to your central hotel or Riad. Depending on your arrival time you may have a free afternoon or evening to explore the lively central square of Djemaa al Fna. The Djemaa comes to life at night when it is bustling with food stalls, musicians, acrobats, snake charmers and much more!

  • Day 2

    Marrakech Medina

    This morning you will have a guided tour of the city, taking in all the main sights of Marrakech including the Koutoubia mosque, the Saadian Tombs and of course incredible souk. In the afternoon you can explore the beautiful Majorelle Gardens which were owned by Yves St. Laurent, or just wander around the souk.

  • Day 3

    Marrakech - High Atlas

    You depart after breakfast for the 2 hour drive up into the Atlas. Along the way you can stop at an Argan Oil cooperative and see how local women grind nuts from the Argan tree to make this oil which is much prized for cosmetics. The route turns off south at the town of Asni and you pass Richard Branson’s Kasbah Tamadot, where lunch can be taken if you wish. The road begins to climb up into the mountains and eventually you reach the village of Imlil at the foot of Toubkal, the highest mountain in Morocco. The area is a trekkers paradise with many varied paths to choose from. You will spend the next two nights here in a comfortable Kasbah.

  • Day 4

    Imlil & the High Atlas

    You have a full day at Imlil to explore the valley and local area. The village is centre for adventure sports and trekking and it is interesting to explore. One option today is to hike for a couple of hours to the head of the valley where you will reach a small Muslim shrine. You can take a picnic lunch, and your bags can be carried by donkey, returning to your accommodation by the same route.

  • Day 5

    Imlil - Marrakech - Essaouira

    You leave the Atlas today and drive back to Marrakech where you can take lunch. After lunch you travel from Marrakech to the town of Essaouira, the perfect place to unwind. Essaouira is a relaxed place on the Atlantic coast with a long, windy beach much favoured by kite surfers. There is a harbour of small fishing boats, and fortifications dating back to the time when the Portugese occupied the city, and when it was known as Mogador. There is also a bustling medina with souks and a delightful square with cafes and excellent fish restaurants.

  • Day 6


    Enjoy a relaxed day at leisure in Essaouira, exploring the souks. There are numerous shops selling traditional jewellery and art, and many excellent restaurants for lunch and dinner. With a vibrant fishing port, seafood is of course the speciality.

  • Day 7

    Essaouira - Marrakech

    The morning will be free in Essaouira and after lunch you will transfer back to Marrakech. Along the way you can visit an Argan oil co-operative to see how argan nuts from the forests around Essaouira are ground into oils which are then used to make cosmetics and soaps. You arrive back in Marrakech in time for last minute souvenir shopping and a final evening in the lively Djemma al Fna.

  • Day 8

    Marrakech - Flight Home

    You may have free time depending on your flight time and you airport transfer will be scheduled accordingly

Prices start from

£795 for an 8 day/ 7 night tour

Half board basis based on flights with Easyjet.  We include local guides, all admission and all local transfers by private coach

includes flights

  • Riad Daria

    Delightful riad set in the heart of Marrakech Souk

    The Riad Daria could be a great choice if your group is around 16-18 students because we are able to book the whole riad on sole occupancy, giving students a unique experience of staying in a traditional Moroccan merchants house. The Riad is situated in the heart of the Souk, just 10 minutes walk from the main square of Djemma al Fna.

  • Grand Imilchil Hotel

    Reliable and central 2 star hotel on the edge of Hivernage

    The Grand Imilchil has been a favourite hotel for many years. It combines comfortable and affordable accommodation with a great location on the edge of the upscale Hivernage district of Marrakech, making it possible to walk from here to the main square.

  • Diwane Hotel

    Comfortable 3 star hotel with swimming pool at the heart of Gueliz

    The Diwane is a large and popular hotel with swimming pool, located in a very central position in the Gueliz district within 5 minutes walk of the new Eden Shopping Mall and a wide range of cafes and restaurants. The open top Marrakech sight seeing tour bus stops right outside.

  • Ryad Mogador Opera

    Comfortable and modern 4 star hotel in Gueliz

    The Ryad Mogador Opera hotel is one of a chain of hotels operated by the Mogador group. This hotel, so name because it is opposite the opera and national theatre building is in trendy Hivernage with fashionable cafes and restaurants close by. It has both an indoor and outdoor pool, and is just a short walk from the Post Office which is the centre of Gueliz.

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