MOROCCO

MARRAKECH IMMERSION
DISCOVERY TOUR

MOROCCO
'MARRAKECH IMMERSION'
HISTORY, CULTURE,
ARTS/DESIGN & CUISINE
DISCOVERY TOUR

7 Days / 6 Nights

September 27 - October 3, 2020

From $5,975

Bahia Palace

Dar el-Bacha

Jardin Majorelle

Join us for one life's most memorable adventurers!

Discover exotic Morocco and the country's most enchanting imperial city... magnificent & exuberant Marrakech... visiting in autumn when the red city radiates with splendor!

 

We'll immerse ourselves in the magic and mystery of traditional Moroccan life... learning about the country's fascinating history... discovering the rich Arabic and Berber cultures... admiring the Islamic architecture & design and the country's natural beauty... becoming versed in the influence of Morocco being a former French protectorate country.

 

We'll experience the sights, sounds and magical spell of old Marrakech with our local historian guide... touring the city's ancient Medina with its labyrinthine alleyways... observing craftsmen working in small stalls... seeing donkeys carrying goods... taking in the sights of shops filled floor-to-ceiling with everything imaginable. We'll visit souks with vendors selling local products from copperware & silverware to baskets to leather goods to slippers, fabrics & scarfs to spices, fruit & almonds to animal skins. We'll be absorbed by the city's rose-colored ramparts and the aroma of saffron and orange blossom. 

 

We'll stroll through Jemaa el-Fna square, Marrakech's historical and colorful meeting place, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to experience local life on display that today still seems untouched by Western influence with its fortune tellers, musicians, dancers, showmen, snake-charmers and food stalls.

 

Each day with our local guides we'll explore and learn about different aspects of Marrakech's history, culture, arts & design, and cuisine to include...

  • Visiting Bahia Palace, Dar el-Bacha and Saadian Tombs.

  • Visiting Koutoubia Mosque, a masterpiece of Islamic architecture, to see its spectacular tower made out of pink Gueliz stone and the different decorative design schemes.

  • Taking a day-trip to a Berber village and having a private outdoor Moroccan cuisine agri-cooking class session hosted by a local chef, learning about local spices, baking bread and preparing a tagine meal.

  • Visiting the Ourika Valley and the base of the Atlas Mountains.

  • Visiting Jardin Majorelle, the botanical garden originally designed by French artist Jacques Majorelle during the colonial period when Morocco was a protectorate of France, later purchased by Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé.

  • Visiting the Yves Saint-Laurent Museum, opened in October 2017, the museum highlights the life work of the designer and his connection to Marrakech... displaying nearly 50 YSL haute couture designed dresses.

  • Touring the Berber Museum dedicated to Berber traditions, displaying costumes, craftwork, jewels and musical instruments from Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé's personal collection.

  • An exclusive Moroccan design & artisan day... we'll accompany an expat international designer visiting ateliers and workshops tucked out of public view... visiting wholesalers and specialty shops which are off the beaten path, known primarily by industry experts.

Plus... the tour includes a very special evening... we'll travel to the Agafay Desert to have a private festive traditional Moroccan dinner under a desert tent...  we'll witness the beautiful desert sky at dusk and glowing stars at night... and if you desire, you can have a camel ride. It's a magical evening you'll always remember!

The tour includes many extras... a welcome reception to get to know other guests on the tour... a farewell dinner with traditional Moroccan cuisine and wines... transportation between the airport and the hotel.

Each evening we'll enjoy traditional Moroccan or French gastronomic cuisine meals... dining at personally selected restaurants.

We'll stay in a luxury oasis hotel located in the center of Marrakech, a short distance from the Medina, a luxurious  environment to relax and unwind.

There will be personal free time for... relaxing around the pool... having a Moroccan hammam bath & massage... exploring & shopping in the Medina... sitting at rooftop cafes... taking leisure walks... rubbing shoulders with locals... enjoying the Moroccan sunshine.

Optional before breakfast group pleasure walks are organized for travelers who want some morning exercise before starting their vacation day.

 

The Morocco 'Marrakech Immersion' Tour Is Designed To Provide:

  • A fabulous vacation experience in magnificent Morocco in late September during Marrakech's prime visiting time!

  • A comprehensive week visiting Marrakech's most noteworthy sites... learning about Moroccan history, culture, arts & design and cuisine with top local professional guides.

  • A friendly and fun small group environment limited to 15 persons. Enjoy the camaraderie and begin friendships with like-minded travelers.

  • Free personal time for individual sightseeing... relaxing... shopping.

  • Optional before breakfast morning pleasure walks.

  • Recommended restaurants should you want to explore on your own, yet everyone is invited to join local-cuisine group meals.

  • Concierge service & support – fully escorted tour, personal & customized service for a WORRY-FREE vacation!​

 

What's Included:

  • Six nights in a personally-selected premiere/signature/luxury oasis hotel -- a luxurious and elegant hotel to relax and enjoy your Marrakech visit. 

  • Daily Moroccan breakfasts.

  • Welcome Reception - with French wines hosted by WalkEurope.

  • Farewell Dinner with traditional Moroccan cuisine

  • Agafay Desert Experience - camel ride and traditional Moroccan cuisine dinner in the Agafay Desert under a tent.

  • Tours of Bahia Palace, Dar el-Bacha the Saadian Tombs

  • Walking tours of Marrakech's historic Medina, Jemaa el-Fna square, visit to Le Jardin Secret

  • Tours of Jardin Majorelle, Yves Saint-Laurent Museum, Berber Museum

  • Visit to Koutoubia Mosque

  • Day-trip to Ourika Valley and to the base of the Atlas Mountains

  • Private Moroccan cuisine cooking class.

  • Design and artisan tour with a Marrakech international designer to explore off-the-beaten-track workshops, ateliers and specialty shops.

  • Marrakech local professional guides.

  • Admission to all museums, gardens, palaces and villas.

  • Morning pleasure walks - optional before breakfast group walks.

  • Airport transport - between airport & hotel.

  • Ground transportation for all group activities and day trips.

  • Concierge service & support - tour personally escorted by WalkEurope president, Tom Harter. 

 

Arrival & Departure City:

Marrakech, Morocco

 

Trip Host:

Tom Harter, WalkEurope President

 

Trip Cost:

Premiere/Signature/Luxury Oasis Hotel

Classic Room

  • $5,975 – 7 days / 6 nights per person in double occupancy shared hotel luxury room. For solo travelers, we will try to find you a roommate. Tour cost does not include airfare.

  • Added cost for private single room accommodation -- $1,500      

Deluxe Room - With Outdoor Terrace/Balcony (limited availability)

  • $6,875 – 7 days / 6 nights per person in double occupancy shared hotel luxury room.

  • Added cost for private single room accommodation -- $2,200

Space Is Limited -- Recommend to Reserve Early!

Limited to 15 persons.

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Please Note: WalkEurope strives to operate according to our published itinerary. However, in the event of unforeseen circumstances beyond our control or opportunities that would enhance the itinerary, adjustments may be necessary. Hotels and itinerary are subject to changes. Tour is subject to meeting eight person participation.

WALKEUROPE

Call: 626.616.3448

Email: tomharter@walkeurope.com

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