3 Night Marrakech, Souks, Mountains & Valleys
3 Night Marrakech, Souks, Mountains & Valleys Ref: 3MSMV
Private Car Transfer from Marrakech Menara Airport to Hotel.
3 nights Les Jardins de la Koutoubia Medina 5*or similar, Marrakech
1 x Double/Twin Medina Room
Start Time: 09:00am
Duration: 4 Hrs
Gain a newfound appreciation for Moroccan cuisine during this small group cooking class, including shopping at the market, preparation of a traditional dish and lunch. Learn some Arabic phrases from your guide to shop at the Souq market for ingredients. Then create a traditional Moroccan meal such as Couscous or Tagine (a meat and vegetable dish named after the pot used for cooking). Finish by enjoying lunch with fellow students in the courtyard of a Riad, a traditional Moroccan dwelling. This class also includes a recipe sheet so you can replicate the dish later.
Start Time: 08:00am
Duration: 8-9 Hrs
Taking a day to explore the stunning scenery of the Atlas Mountains is a highlight of any trip to Marrakech. You get to see how different life is in the villages of the valleys and what a truly beautiful country Morocco is.
Hear about Morocco’s rural way of life as you drive into the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Admire the snow tipped peaks as you head further into the spectacular range and after roughly an hour, arrive at the Ourika Valley.
Ogle the greenery and terraced slopes and stop to admire the Ourika’s stunning waterfalls, a lovely contrast to the rugged mountain slopes.
Walk to the falls and take photos of the tumbling waters and then visit a local Argan Oil co-operative, where Berber women extract the oil of Argan nuts to use in cooking and cosmetics. Then visit a bio-aromatic garden where plants and herbs are cultivated for medicinal, aromatic and decorative purposes.
Drive on into the beautiful Oukaimeden Valley. Climb to 5,900 feet (1,800 metres) up a winding mountain road, passing Berber villages of stone and adobe perched on the steep slopes.
Stop for lunch at a restaurant (at own expense) or opt to visit a local family home for your meal. Meet your welcoming Berber hosts and enjoy a homemade lunch of salad or soup, tagine with couscous and a dessert and drinks.
Continue to the third valley, the Asni Valley high in the mountains. View Mount Toubkal, at 4,165 metres and pass the Asni’s Apple, Walnut, Peach and Almond groves. Have your camera ready to take pictures of highest peak in North Africa.
Afterward we return back to Marrakech, where your trip will end back at your accommodation.
Start Time: 19:30pm
Duration: 4 Hrs
At a palm grove near Marrakech, come and experience a magical, majestic, authentic and unforgettable dinner show! Originated from the Rif region, the Fantasia is a war ceremony consisting of opposing groups of horsemen. Each represents the best riders of their tribe. As each group quivers in glaring light, all its members point their rifles to the sky and shoot at the same time leaving behind them a tumult of burst and shouts.
Comfortably seated on rich cushions under one of the various "Caïdales" tents you will taste the dishes that made Moroccan cuisine world famous. During this delicious meal enjoy folkloric troops, musicians and acrobats from all over Morocco. They will entertain, astonish, captivate and surprise you.
After the meal, we will go to the arena, where the show really gets started! Enjoy dances, songs and the caravan. Admire the incredible cleverness and nimbleness of the horse riders on their pure Arab steeds. One of the greatest surprises is the sultan and his favourite wife on a flying carpet above the spectators!
Private Car Transfer from Hotel to Marrakech Menara Airport.
Prices From: AUD $689.00 per person (Based on Twin/Double Share)
* Local City Tax not included. Prices and availability subject to seasonality.