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Twin & Multi Centre Holidays to Morocco

Enjoy a few days in exotic Marrakesh, then see the beauty of the Atlas Mountains, before relaxing on the beach at Essaouira

We are experts at putting together multi centre holidays to Morocco. You'll start in Marrakesh, one of the most exotic and enjoyable cities in the world, before heading off to the calm and beauty of the Atlas Mountains. Then its off to the beach for a few days relaxation and exploring the resort. Morocco twin centre holidays are also popular combining Marrakech and Essaouira.


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Examples of an 8 night multi or twin centre Morocco holiday

This map shows a typical 3 centre Morocco holiday visiting Marrakesh, Atlas Mountains and Essaouira

This is a typical example of an 8 night multi centre holiday to Morocco. It includes 3 nights in Marrakesh, which people often increase to 4, a couple of nights in the Atlas Mountains, which is about right but can be increased to 3 nights. Then 3 nights on the coast at Essaouira, but again many customers choose to increase this to up to a week.

  • 3 nights in Marrakesh
  • 2 nights in the Atlas Mountains
  • 3 nights in Essaouira

Total three centre duration: 8 nights (but flexible)


The alternative is a Morocco twin centre holiday including stays in Marrakesh and Essaouira for the beach. You can still visit the Atlas Mountains if you wish on a day trip - there are a number of excursions that visit different parts. Here is an example of a 2 centre holiday to Morocco,

  • 3 nights in Marrakesh
  • 5 nights in Essaouira

Total two centre duration: 8 nights (but flexible)

The 3 centre itinerary in more detail is shown below...

Marrakesh (3 nights)

Start your trip to Morocco with a few days in Marrakesh and visit one of the most exciting squares in Africa, Djemaa el Fna. There is plenty to do and over a few days including wandering around the square and medina, but also its worth going out of the centre a bit to some of the beautiful palaces and gardens.

What to do?

  • Wander around Djemma el Fna - this is the main square where you will find a huge array of stalls, dancers, acrobats, magicians, snake charmers and food stalls, while the adjacent medina is a maze of narrow alleys where you can buy almost anything especially spices, arts and crafts, jewellery, leather, pottery, woodworks, and souvenirs.
  • Take a Hamman - There are several hammans (Turkish Baths) around Djemma el Fna, catering for tourists, including scrubs and massages.
  • Horse and Carriage rides - there is no shortage of people offering you a horse and carriage ride
  • Eat Well - there are some magical restaurants in Marrakech - one of our favourites is the restaurant in La Sultana, with tables places around the pool in the courtyard, and musicians playing in the background. Following on from this, there is a cafe at one end of Djemma el Fna which has a terrace and the best views in Marrakech - you can't miss it, but it's best to go mid / late afternoon when things start to come to life in the square below.
  • See the Palaces and Gardens - there are several within walking or horse and carriage distance - one favourite of mine is the Majorelle Gardens.
  • Have a day at Ouarzazate where the scenery is dramatic and many films have been made such as Lawrence of Arabia. Most day trips include a visit to a wonderful 11th century Kasbah called Ait Ben Haddou.
  • Go Horse riding
  • Take part in a Traditional Moroccan Cooking Class at La Maison Arabe
  • Enjoy a spectacular Hot Air Balloon ride over Marrakech
  • Play Golf - there is actually a fairly decent course at Palmeraie just outside Marrakech, and we can guarantee you tee-off times if you pre-book
  • Have a mint tea - beautifully made and served in your hotels or riad.

Your Hotel      Palais Sebban

This is one of our most popular riads because of its excellent location, value and character. There are just 19 individually decorated rooms, and a pool to laze around after a bit of sightseeing. But the best bits are the delightful rooftop terrace where you can take a hearty breakfast and the outdoor dining areas where you can enjoy an evening meal.

Alternatives

At Les Jardins de la Medina there is a lovely large courtyard with orange trees, palms and jacaranda surrounding the pool, giving this a very relaxing and tranquil feel. It is located close to the centre of Marrakech by the Royal Palace, and rooms are light and airy, most overlooking the gardens.

One of my very favourite raids is La Sultana situated in the heart of Marrakech. The romantic rooms are a delight with beautifully crafted furniture and opulent decor, and it boasts a rooftop terrace where you can relax and enjoy drinks and even dinner with the distant peaks of the snowy Atlas Mountains in the distance. We found the food here quite magnificent, with dinner also being served around the pool area with music playing in the background. If you are going to Marrakech for a special occasion, then this should be your no.1 choice.

Please note - by their nature, riads are small and personal and unless you are booking several months in advance, availability can sometimes be a problem. It may sometimes be necessary to upgrade to a higher room category or to choose an alternative. As well as the four listed here, we have a number of other riads that we often use and get good feedback, for example Riad Si Said, a charming riad in the medina, La Maison Arabe, also in the medina with lovely flower filled courtyards, and the luxury Villa Des Oranges. And if you are looking for a riad style hotel in the heart of Marrakesh, then Les Jardins de la Koutoubia is just a few steps from Djemaa el Fna Square.


The famous Djemma el Fna square that comes to life at dusk each evening

Atlas Mountains (2 nights)

A day in the Atlas Mountains - you can visit the Atlas Mountains in just under an hour, a world away from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech. Your journey will take you through the stunning Ourika Valley and through traditional Berber villages. When you arrive, there will be walks available from easy to challenging, plus trips to local villages. Or just simply relax and enjoy the scenery!

If you are looking at Morocco twin centre holidays then it is quite easy to visit the Atlas Mountains as a day trip from Marrakesh. When I was there, we arranged this with the hotel who provided a car and driver for the day.

What to do?

  • Visit a local souq , on a much smaller scale than those in Marrakech, but yet people come from far and wide to trade.
  • Enjoy walks in the Atlas Mountains - they vary from easy to half day walks to more difficult full day treks.
  • Kasbah Angour organises a mule trek which has the distinction of passing by Richard Branson's luxurious Kasbah Tamadot. You will pass through Berber villages, cross a river and witness superb scenery.
  • Go horse riding or even camel riding with a picnic!
  • Just relax by the pool and take in the amazing scenery.
  • Go mountain biking.

Your Hotel      Kasbah Bab Ourika

Set in a stunning position, the Kasbah Bab Ourika is the perfect place to unwind for a few days. Spend your time relaxing by the pool, or going for walks, horse riding or mountain biking, or perhaps a visit to the local Berber villages. The rooms are all individually decorated with great views of the Atlas Mountains and villages below. Dinner can be taken in the restaurant, or in the privacy of your room.

Please note that this hotel can get fully booked many weeks or months in advance. If it is not available, then a good alternative is the Kasbah Angour (see below).

Alternatives

Kasbah Angour is just a 30 minute transfer from Marrakech and is a perfect place to come and relax. The views of the Atlas Mountains are fabulous, and the is a swimming pool to cool down in, and gardens to stroll through. In the evenings, Moroccan and Mediterranean dishes are served using vegetables often grown in the hotel's own grounds.

This is breakfast at Richard Branson's luxurious Kasbah Tamadot, just an hour from Marrakech, but a world away from the hustle and bustle. Everything about this place is wonderful - the views, the lovely infinity pool, the relaxing spa, and especially the food which can be enjoyed either by candlelight or al fresco under the stars.


Village near the Atlas Mountains

Essaouira (3 nights)

Essaouira is generally regarded as the best of Morocco's beach resorts because it has a certain charm lacking in the others. There are the medieval battlements of the medina, the narrow streets, bustling harbour and lovely golden sandy beach of this unspoiled seaside town.

What to do?

  • Relax by the pool, on the beach or enjoy one of the many spa treatments available
  • Wander around the craft shops, cafes and boutiques of Essaouira

Your Hotel      Le Medina Essaouira & Spa by Mgallery

This hotel is just a few minutes walk from the old city walls and faces a huge sandy beach. There is an open plan courtyard with a heated swimming pool and sun loungers, while the spa has a well equipped Thalassotherapy centre. There are 2 restaurants within the hotel and another just across the road by the beach. Fresh fish is particularly good here.

Alternatives

The most charming hotel in Essaouira is Heure Bleue Palais with its delightful courtyard, palm trees and ornamental fountain lit romantically at night by Moroccan candle lamps. There is a rooftop terrace with 360 views over the medina and a pool and sundeck also on the rooftop.


Essaouira

Guide prices

Here are guide prices per person for the 8 night itinerary as described above and the alternative 8 night twin centre itinerary.

OPTION 1: Multi centre Morocco holidays - Marrakesh + Atlas Mountains + Essaouira (3 centre holiday)

3 nights in Marrakech at Palais Sebban +
2 nights in the Atlas Mountains at Kasbah Bab Ourika +
3 nights in Essaouira at the Atlas Essaouira & Spa

Guide Price: £1150 - £1350 per person - please note that prices over the October half term holiday are considerably higher due to the more expensive airfares


OPTION 2: Twin centre Morocco holidays - Marrakesh + Essaouira (2 centre holiday)

3 nights in Marrakech at Palais Sebban +
5 nights in Essaouira at the Atlas Essaouira & Spa

Guide Price: £1050 - £1250 per person - please note that prices over the October half term holiday are considerably higher due to the more expensive airfares

Prices include

  • Flights
  • Private Transfers throughout (including between each of the hotels)
  • Daily breakfast
  • ATOL protection

Notes

  • All transfers are included throughout, and are by private car.

Things to be aware of

  • There is a city tax in Essaouira which is 3 euros per person per day, payable upon departure to the hotel.

More Information & Booking

Make a Provisional Enquiry


You will not be committed to making a booking by submitting this form!
We only require the first 2 names at this stage.

  1. Call us on 01462 677 111 with your initial ideas - we will ask a few questions such as when you want to go, any thoughts you already have and any budget you are trying to stick to.
    For face to face advice about holidays to Morocco, in store appointments are available at a time to suit you - please call to arrange a time.
  2. Decide whether you would prefer a twin centre Morocco holiday or a multi centre, and how many nights in each place you would like. 3 or 4 nights is about right for Marrakesh, but allow extra time if you would like a day trip to the Atlas Mountains and are not planning to stay there. The recommended time on the beach is a little harder to say as it depends how much relaxation time you would like. Typically, most clients ask for any time between 3 and 7 nights.
  3. One thing to note is that accommodation in the Atlas Mountains is limited, and we often have to tell clients that all 3 hotels are fully booked. Please book as early as you can. As an alternative, you might consider an extra night in Marrakesh, and then visit the Atlas Mountains on a day trip.
  4. You will receive a full costed itinerary going to all the places in Morocco that you want to see.
  5. Make as many changes as you need before booking.
  6. If you decide to book, pay a deposit and get your written itinerary, receipt and ATOL receipt sent by 1st class post.
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