Gardens of Marrakech2nd Oct 2024
The timeless city of Marrakech, which gave its name to Morocco, has an enduring appeal, with its low-rise pink and red buildings set against the magnificent backdrop of the snow-capped Atlas mountains. Its beating heart is the square of Jemaa El Fna, where musicians and story-tellers and snake-charmers act out compelling scenes which have changed little over the centuries, and you will find yourself irresistibly drawn here.
Other attractions in this most alluring of North African cities include El Bahia Palace, with sunlit courtyards, planted with cypress, orange trees and jasmine and furnished with wells and fountains and El Badi Palace, a vast, ruinous site with a lingering sense of grandeur.
We also visit the Agdal and Menara gardens, where the surrounding mountains are mirrored in sheets of water, and the fabulous, brightly coloured gardens of Majorelle. Escaping the bustle of the city we have an excursion to the Ourika Valley in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains.
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What to Expect
- The bustling square of Jemaa El Fna at the heart of the city
- Faded glory at El Badi Palace
- Contemporary style at Le Jardin Secret
- Bright colours and international glamour at the Majorelle
- Delightful flavours and aromas in the Ourika Valley
|London Gatwick Airport
** Please note that all timings are approximate and subject to change. Final timings and pick-up points will be confirmed with your joining instructions approximately 10 days prior to departure. **
Day by Day Itinerary
We depart this morning from London on a direct flight to Marrakech (regional flight connections and overnight accommodation in London are available at a reasonable supplement). On arrival we will be met by our local coach and guide and transfer to our hotel in the city. Located in the heart of the luxurious district of Hivernagein, five minutes’ walk from the heart of old Marrakech, Es Saadi Gardens & Resort Palace features sumptuous decoration created by Master Craftsmen of Morocco. The hotel is set in extensive grounds and once we have settled into the hotel we will have a tour of the gardens with the Head Gardener.