Cairn Travels Guided Tour – Morocco

Morocco is a true paradise for shopping at absolute bargain prices with beautiful weather almost all year round. 

Morocco evokes relaxation, sun and relaxation in a mystical setting of perfumed gardens, exotic plants and palm trees. Marrakesh is a very safe destination with an ancient tradition of hospitality, so travelers feel secure and very welcome by some of the friendliest people in the world.  Cairn Travels will lead a sold out group tour to Marrakesh and surrounding areas in October 2022.

Day 1-2/Oct 8 & 9th: After an overnight flight to Morocco, land in Marrakesh. A private driver will meet and transfer you to the hotel accommodations for the next six evenings. The hotel is situated in the royal district of the medina called the Kasbah. The two royal palaces of Marrakesh are situated at either end of this district. The Kasbah is located in the southern part of the medina and is only a fifteen minute walk from the main square, Jemaa al Fnaa.

The evening is ours to relax. In addition to many restaurants in the area, dining is available on the roof terrace which in addition has its own tagine oven and grill. Enjoy the delights of Moroccan cuisine while soaking up the exotic and unique atmosphere of the Kasbah. Dinner is included our first evening at the hotel restaurant, which comes with high reviews.

Day 3/Oct 10th: Today our personal guide escorts us through the city of red walls, winding souks and tangled streets that define Marrakech.  Against the impressive back-drop of the snow-capped Atlas mountains, the imperial city of Marrakech offers a wealth of sightseeing and fun activities. We’ll tour the Saadian tombs, one of the world’s finest examples of Moorish architecture. Also see the Bahia Palace famed for its 50 marble columns. We’ll stroll through the Jardin Majorelle, a beautiful exotic park. Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé bought the Jardin Majorelle in 1980 and saved it from falling victim to a real estate project and becoming a hotel complex. 

Day 4/Oct 11th: Today our private driver will escort us on a full day unique 2.5 hour journey from Marrakech to the seaside city of Essaouira. I can’t wait to explore the sights and sounds of this vibrant city, soaking in hundreds of years of culture and history.

Along the way, we’ll stop to see the Argan trees where small goats clamber up the low branches and feed. After our full day in Essaouira, relax while being transfered back to the hotel.

Day 5/October 12th: Today is another fabulous day in Morocco. A comfortable private vehicle and driver will whisk us away to the Atlas Mountains. Visit a Berber village before seeing the argan oil cooperative to see how the oil is extracted manually from the kernels of fruit. Pass the cascades of Setti Fatma, a series of seven beautiful waterfalls. Lunch will be served here with restaurants that set up their tables and chairs on boulders in the Atlas Mountain streams.

On the way back, visit a saffron garden where the owner will give a demonstration of the curative and palliative effects on the body of the various herbs that are grown there.

Day 6/Oct 13th: After breakfast, perhaps relax by the pool. In the event you are like me and want to shop, we will visit the markets. Prepare to be completely over stimulated with the plethora of colorful fabrics, ceramics and spices:)

In the afternoon we will be driven an hour to the Sahara desert. As the sun sets, we will prepare for an hour long camel ride into the golden scenery. We’ll have dinner in a traditional and private Berber tent.

Day 7/October 14th: Today is a free day to explore Marrakech.

Day 8/October 15th: After breakfast it will be time to say good bye to colorful Morocco for your flight home.