A Moroccan Journey from Sea to Sky

Duration 8 days
Price guide
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Blue boats tied up in the harbor in Essaouira, Morocco in the late afternoon
View of Kasbah Tamadot at sunset, surrounded by lush greenery and mountains
Goats that have climbed an Argan tree in Morocco
Essaouira old city walls in Morocco. Shot at sunset.
Breathtaking views of Kasbah Bab Ourika, surrounded by lush mountains
A beach in Essaouira
Explore three contrasting sides of Morocco on this luxurious journey, getting a privileged insight into the North African nation’s rich culture, history and modern face on privately guided tours.

Trip highlights

  • Explore the medieval streets of Marrakesh's old medina
  • Indulge in exquisite local dishes at Djemaa el Fna’s food market
  • Enjoy the refreshing Atlantic breeze in Essaouira
  • Drink in spectacular views from a luxurious kasbah high in the Atlas Mountains
  • Sip on some of the best Moroccan wines and enjoy a vineyard tour
  • Spend some time at the beautiful Sidi M’barek waterfalls

Bespoke trips with Jacada

We design one-of-a-kind journeys incorporating luxury in all its forms. Our bespoke trips include:

  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Privately guided tours
  • Private transfers
  • Meticulously selected experiences
  • Expertise and support from your Jacada Concierge
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  • Days 1–4 Marrakesh
  • Days 4–6 Essaouira
  • Days 6–8 High Atlas Mountains
A Moroccan Journey from Sea to Sky
Price guide
  PP
  • Days 1–4 Marrakesh
  • Days 4–6 Essaouira
  • Days 6–8 High Atlas Mountains

Itinerary in detail

Every Jacada trip is tailored to your personal preferences and interests. Below you’ll find a sample itinerary to inspire your own custom-designed journey.

Days 1–4

Welcome to Marrakesh

With its fascinating history and rich Berber culture, the city of Marrakesh is the perfect example of what draws people to Morocco. Near one thousand year old red walls surround the historic medina, with monumental gates leading through to a warren of winding alleys. It’s here you’ll find Marrakesh’s vibrant souks, markets and artisan workshops selling fragrant spices, leather-ware, jewellery, Berber carpets, fabrics, lamps, pottery and more. The centrepiece is Jemaa el-Fnaa, a busy market square that hosts storytellers, musicians and performers in what is an unforgettable nightly spectacle.

Garden of Marrakesh Bahia Palace in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Make it mine

Savour the flavour

Back in time

Fashion connection

Djemma el fan square, the famous night food market in the centre of Marrakesh's Medina, Morroco, West Africa. Many traditional food sellers are cooking every night for the tourists and Moroccan people

Culinary tour of Jemaa el-Fnaa

Meet your local insider guide and head to the magical medina of Marrakesh. At Jemaa el-Fnaa square you will awaken your senses as you stop at the tastiest food stalls, visit olive and nut souks and sample local specialities.

Koutubia mosque in Marakech. One of most popular landmarks of Morocco

Medina of Marrakesh tour

Your private guide will show you around some of Marrakesh’s historic highlights in the medina, the old fortified city which is ringed by some 19km (12 miles) of walls and monumental gates dating back to the 12th century.  As well as narrow streets, riads and bazaars, the walls encompass grand palaces, gardens, mosques, bustling squares, tombs and museums.

Majorette gardens in Marrakech - the deep blue coloured building is surrounded by cacti

Yves Saint Laurent Museum and Jardin Majorelle

Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé first visited Marrakech in 1966, quickly falling in love with the city; its vibrant colours and intricate decor a constant source of inspiration. Step into the Majorelle Gardens, a haven of peace, then visit the Yves Saint Laurent Fashion Museum and the Berber Museum.

Days 4–6

Cool off in Essaouira

Essaouira is a laid-back port town cooled by the vents alizés trade winds gently blowing in from the ocean on Morocco’s Atlantic coast. Once known as Mogador, the town took its current name from the 18th century medina – ‘souira’ meaning small fortress – with crenelated walls enclosing a handful of palmed-lined avenues and connecting atmospheric alleys. Sandy beaches extend for miles out from either side of the town, swept by near perfect breezes.

Sqala du Port, a defensive tower at the fishing port of Essaouira, Morocco

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Wine and dine

On foot

Beach and waterfalls

Blue grapes in a vineyard at sunset, toned image

Val d’Argan organic vineyard walk

On your way to Essaouira you’ll stop to visit the Val d’Argan organic vineyards, where some of the best Moroccan biodynamic wines are produced. Take a short walk around the property and a settle down for wine tasting paired with lunch.

A colourful street in Essaouira

Essaouira walking tour

Enjoy a relaxed walk with your private guide in the charming whitewashed medina. You’ll go from the lively port, around the historic battlements and across narrow streets as you learn about this charming city’s history and culture.

Sidi M’barek Waterfalls

Sidi M’barek Waterfalls tour

Your guide will take you to see some of the most magnificent landscapes in the region. Walk on a beach and follow the argan trees that lead up to the Sidi M’barek waterfalls. You’ll also get to enjoy  traditional mint tea with a Moroccan family.

Days 6–8

In the mountains

Roads follow green valleys dotted with mud-built Berber villages, up through forest and over winding passes then down to wadis and old caravan trading posts on the edge of the Sahara. It is a haven for hikers of all levels from spring through to autumn. The Atlas Mountains are a rugged chain that span North Africa from the Atlantic coast through Algeria and Tunisia, an imposing barrier between the fertile Mediterranean coast from the vast Sahara Desert.

The sun setting over a mountain ridge called Monkey Fingers in the Atlas Mountains

Guided hike

Female Hiker walking up a mountain pass with backpack on her back on a single footpath up a mountain with a valley and a clear blue sky behind Atlas Mountain Toubkal Morocco

There are some fabulous walks from your kasbah which can be tailor-made to suit your interests and you may find yourself walking through fields of olives, plums and the vegetable gardens of local villages, following rivers through valleys or embarking on more challenging mountain trails.

“Magical Morocco‌”

Planned a last minute 11 night trip to Morocco with Rebecca. Her and her team were absolutely fantastic. We gave them a tall order in asking for booking on such short notice (and then changing the dates mid-planning!) and we could not have been happier with the results. Highly recommended.

Published 02nd November 2019 on Trustpilot
Michael

Why book with Jacada

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