A Private Honeymoon Tour with Romantic Stays, Also Offered as a Mini Moon
Morocco Tour Description: Celebrate your Honeymoon in Morocco. This Honeymoon Private Tour includes stays at stylish and romantic Riads and Boutique Hotels, an overnight in a Luxury Desert Camp, time in the Skoura Palm Groves and Coastal Exploration in Essaouira. Morocco offers several secret Honeymoon Spots that are not to be missed. This Honeymoon experiecne can be customized and offered as a Mini Moon for honeymooners with a limited time in Morocco
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Day 1: Casablanca Arrival (Option to Arrival in Marrakech) Transfer to your Majestic Boutique Riad, located in the Historic District of the Medina
Welcome Tea. Relax and unwind after a long flight. Break in the morning with the ultimate Honeymoon In Morocco Experience – Spa, Hammam & Massage. VIP Welcome.
You will next be whisked off to the Marrakech palmeraie for an three -course lunch at Les Deux Tour, a property located 30 minutes outside of Marrakech. Relax pool side and unwind. Return to your luxurious Riad in the late afternoon.
Visit Djemaa El Fna Square. Explore this age old medieval circus with snake charmers, acrobats and lively cinema style attractions. Your guide will lead you through the labyrinth streets and alleys of the Djemma. Enjoy aromatic smells, taste fresh squeezed orange juice and venture into the souks specializing in Berber carpets, silver jewelry, artisan workshops, handmade shoes and tanneries. Enjoy a three- course lunch consisting of fresh salad, tajine and fruit at one of Marrakech most delectable restaurants.
VIP Arrival – Rest and Relaxation after a day in the Souks. Cocktails on the Roof Terrace of your Marrakech Boutique Riad to celebrate Your Morocco HoneymoonArrival to the Maghreb
Overnight at a Luxury, Boutique Riad or Hotel in Marrakech.
Day 2: Marrakech Guided Historical Tour
Breakfast at your Riad. Begin your one-day Historical Tour of Marrakech. Explore the sites, the sounds and the souks. Head to the Majorelle Gardens by Kalech
Visit The Majorelle Gardens – The Majorelle Garden, previously the Jardin Bou Saf, bears its name from its original creator, Jacques Majorelle, the French expatriate artist who was born in Nancy France in 1886. Jacques Majorelle was the son of the celebrated Art Nouveau furniture designer Louis Majorelle. In 1947 he opened his gardens to the public and during this time also painted a magnificent ceiling space at La Mamounia, a five-star hotel with gardens and the place where Alfred Hitchcock wrote, “The Birds.” Jacques Majorelle studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Nancy in 1901 and later in 1919 he went to Marrakech, Morocco to recover from heart problems. He built the garden during those years using special color of blue which he used extensively in the garden that is named after him, Majorelle Blue. Jacques Majorelle returned to France in 1962 after a car incident and died later that year of complications from his injuries. As a collector of unique plants from five continents Jacque Majorelle left to Saint Laurent one of the more unique collections of flore and fauna of this era as well as a place of inspiration and contemplation. Even though Morocco is no longer under the French protectorate, this originally French creation is one of the most beloved areas in Morocco.
The Koutoubia Mosque and Gardens – The largest mosque in Marrakech, Morocco. The minerat was completed under the reign of the Almohad Caliph Yacoub- al-Mansour (1184-1199) and was used as the model for the Giralda of Sevilla and for the Hassan Tower of Rabat. The name is derived from the Arabic al-Koutoubiyyin for librarian, since it used to be surrounded by sellers of manuscripts. It is considered the ultimate structure of its kind. The tower is 69 m (221 ft) in height and has a lateral length of 12.8 m (41 ft).
The Saadian Tombs – The Saadian tombs in Marrakech date back from the time of the sultan Ahmad al Mansur (1578-1603). The tombs were only recently discovered (in 1917) and were restored by the Beaux-arts service. The tombs have, because of the beauty of their decoration, been a major attraction for visitors of Marrakech. The mausoleum comprises the corpses of about sixty members of the Saad Dynasty that originated in the valley of the Draa River. Among the graves are those of Mansur and his family. The building is composed of three rooms. The most famous is the room with the twelve columns. This room contains the grave of the son of the sultan’s son Ahmad Mansur. The stele is in finely worked cedar-wood and stucco work. The monuments are made of Italian Carrara marble. Outside the building is a garden and the graves of soldiers and servants.
El Bahia Palace – The El Bahia Palace in Marrakech is a beautiful building and an excellent example of Eastern Architecture from the 19th century that represents trends and standards of the wealthy who lived at that time. It was built for Ahmed Ibn Moussa (or Ba Ahmed) between 1894 and 1900 in the Alawi style that was popular at the time. Craftsmen were brought from Fes to work on this monumental task which took approximately fifteen years to complete. It is said that the palace was built as a home for Ba Ahmed’s official concubines, and it has also been said that the importance or favor of each concubine increased along with the size of their bedroom. The name ‘Bahia’ means ‘palace of the beautiful.” There are 160 different rooms in the palace which are sprawled out in an open, rambling fashion. Decorations take the form of subtle stucco panels, zellij decorations, tiled floors, smooth arches, carved-cedar ceilings, shiny marble (tadlak) finishes and zouak painted ceilings. The palace is surrounded by an eight-hectare garden.
The Jewish Mellah – Founded in 1558 by Moulay Abdallah, the Mellah district was designated as the Jewish quarter in Marrakech. At the time of the Spanish religious wars, Jewish refugees were escaping the country, and were offered this little piece of security by the Sultan.
The Old Spice Market – The Rahba Kedima is a colorful market filled with a wide array of spices from Cumin, Cinnamon, Saffron, Dried Pepper and more.
Maison Tiskiwin Musuem – A must see in Morocco. If you want to have a visual experience of Moroccan art, you must visit this museum. This museum belonged to Mr. Bert Flint who was a collector of local Marrakech art. The museum is open to the public and the travelers and exhibits basket works, jewelry, textiles and many other things. An excellent compilation of Moroccan art and artifacts is housed in the Maison Tiskiwin museum. Apart from the museum, behind the wooden door there lies a beautiful town house. Furnished from the collection of a Dutch anthropologist, Bert Flint, the house was constructed at the turn of the twentieth century in Spanish-Moroccan style. He has been resident in Morocco since the 1950s. Here you will find each room featuring carpets, fabrics, clothes and jewelry from a different town or region, including the south and sub-Sahara.
Overnight at aBoutique Riad or Hotel in Marrakech.
Day 3: Marrakech Cooking Class Led by a Daada Chef, with Wine Pairing
Stroll through the old city and then being your day of a cooking adventure.
Begin your Half-Day Marrakech Cooking Class.
10:00am – 14:30 (2:30opm) – PRIVATE Cooking Class – The workshops are conducted by a dada (traditional Moroccan cook) or a chef from our Moroccan restaurant, and are held at the hotel. Small groups of maximum 10 participants work alongside a translator (Arabic/English/French), using easy-to-use modern equipment found in everyday kitchens. At the end of each workshop, participants dine on the meal they have prepared. At a typical half-day workshop, one learns to prepare an appetizer and a main dish, or a main dish and dessert.
Cooking Class Overview:
Greeting and overview of Moroccan cuisine by an English speaking interpreter
Demonstration of how Moroccan bread is made
Visit a communal bread oven and hotel spice market
Work and cook at your own workstation alongside the Dades to prepare a delicious Moroccan meal
Moroccan Meal Description:Two Moroccan cooked salads, Chicken & Lemon Tajine with Preserved Lemons & Olives. Pastilla with Milk for Desert.
Participate in a Moroccan Tea Ceremony
Dine on the mouth-watering lunch that you have prepared
Option to add Moroccan wine pairings (Additional Fee)
Post Cooking Class – Time at Leisure to Explore Marrakech on your own or Enjoy a Guided Visit to the Palmeraie Museum along with some of Marrakech’s most sought after Art Galleries
After the Cooking Class visit the Marrakech Palmeraie Garden & Art Gallery Created by Abderrazak Benchabbine: Abderrazzak Benchaabane is a Marrakech legend. Quiet and soft spoken, this renowned Garden Designer, Ethnobotanist, Perfumer, Teacher, Photographer, Writer, Garden Restorer and Publisher has created a landmark place for himself within the world of the “red hamra” city. Benchaabane is currently a Botany and Ecology professor at the University of Marrakech. Abderrazzak Benchaabane’s Andalusian Garden & Cactus Garden Visit. with its tiled steps and the Sahara area with its earthen piste wall calls one to come, rest and contemplate the serenity of this magical place.
The cactus garden was planted 10 years ago with 40 kinds of cactus from Morocco, South Africa, USA, South America and Mexico. All the locally grown cactus came from his mentor, a German engineer of Agriculture here in Morocco. The Palmeraie Museum has one of Morocco’s most profound Modern Art collections by Moroccan Artists set within these lush Gardens.
Overnight at aBoutique Riad or Hotel in Marrakech.
Day 4: Marrakech Departure to Visit the Saffron Gardens and Nectarome Gardens in the Ourika Valley Region. A Day of Exploration. Continue to Bab Ourika (Driving Time: 1 1/2 Hours)
En route to Ourika visit the Nectarome Botanical Gardens. Arrive in Ourika. Options to indulge in their Spa, kick back and read a book, bike around the Valley or go for long walks on your own. Enjoy the Kasbah swimming pool and in the gardens with their views over the Valley of Ourika and the Atlas mountains.
Enjoy spectacular surroundings, a memorable escape from the hustle of the Western World. The Kasbah is one of the most eco-friendly buildings in Morocco. Constructed principally from Pise (rammed earth), the traditional Berber building technique, it blends easily with rock and earth around it.
Picnic at a Secret Spot in Morocco’s Ourika Valley with majestic views of the Valley.
Transfer to Kasbah Hotel Bab Ourika. Bab Ourika stands on an exceptionally beautiful landscape in the Atlas Mountains, only 35 minutes from Marrakech’s. On its hilltop, at the apex of the Ourika valley, it looks down to the river, green fields and groves of olives, oranges and lemons, and up to the dazzling snowy mountain peaks. With 360 degree panoramic views, Kasbah Bab Ourika receives warm sunlight all day, ending in spectacular sunsets. You can relax in your room with a private terraces or unwind by the secluded swimming pool. Meals are served in the gardens or in the colonnaded restaurant or can be taken privately in the rooms or suites. The restaurant serves food that is freshly supplied daily from the surrounding villages. The chef specialises in traditional Berber recipes as well as international cuisine.
Overnight at a Luxury, Boutique Riad in the Ourika Valley.
Day 5: Marrakech Departure to Coastal Essaouira for a Romantic Get Away on the Coast
The journey to this former Portuguese fishing village offers up only a few roadside towns and the occasional Berber village. In the ’60s and ’70s, Essaouira was a pitstop on the hippie trek from Marrakesh. Jimi Hendrix made the pilgrimage, as did Boband Cat Stevens. Essaouira was the inspiration for Hendrix’s song “Castles Made of Sand”.
Visit this sea-side medieval town that boasts lovely white-washed and blue-shuttered houses, colonnades, thuya wood workshops, art galleries and mouthwatering seafood.
Once called Mogador by European sailors and traders, Essaouria is known for its annual Gnaoua Music Festival that attracts 300,000+ people in June. It also has an expansive beach for surfing called Plage de Safi.
Skala du Port and the Essaouira Medina – Take a stroll along the town’s sunlit pedestrian main square, Place Prince Moulay el Hassan and the Skala du Port, the fishing harbor, offers breathtaking views of the Portuguese ramparts. Visit this sea-side medieval town that boasts lovely white-washed and blue-shuttered houses, colonnades, thuya wood workshops, art galleries and mouthwatering seafood. The medina of Essaouira (formerly « Mogador ») is a UNESCO World Heritage listed city, as an example of a late-18th century fortified town.
Walk along Mohammed Ben Abdualllah that leads to the Jewish Mellah in Essaouira.
Have lunch at the fish-grill cafes, with wooden tables and benches laid out overlooking the sea that was once- in the 19th century- the only Moroccan port south of Tangier.
Stop by the fish market. Visit the Jewelry market and the cooperative of Thuya wood. Thuya is a wood that is indigenous of Essaouira and is unique for its earthy and menthol, woody smell.
Orson Welles Square – Orson Welles’ Square and memorial, designed by Samir Mustapha, one of the towns artists, which pays homage to Orson Welles filming of Othello in Essouaria. Essaouira’s history is a reminder of the times when Spain, Portugal and England fought to maintain control over its coasts. It has a typical Portuguese harbor that is a stunning example of Moorish and Portuguese architecture. Return to Essaouira in the evening. Dinner and relax for the evening.
Overnight at Boutique Riad or Hotel in Essaouira.
Day 6: Essaouira Day at Leisure to Explore this Historic Blue and White Washed Portguese enclave known for it’s fresh fish, Blue doors and arches along with a people who are hospiatable and kind
Explore the seaside city on your own.
Visit the local markets, take in the sea. Relax on the beach. Option to visit a local winery for wine and cheese tasting – lunch with views of the property.
Day at Leisure in Essaouira Options:
- Lunch and Excursion to Sidi Kaouki
- Relax at your Resort
- Camel Trek on the Beach
- Quad Riding on the Beach
- Horseback riding in Siki Koki
- Have lunch at the fish-grill cafes, with wooden tables and benches laid out overlooking the sea that was once- in the 19thcentury- the only Moroccan port south of Tangier.
Overnight at Boutique Riad or Hotel in Essaouira.
Day 7: Essaouira Departure to El Jadida, of which many refer to as the age old Hamptons of Morocco. Visit Oualidia and the Lagoon along en route to Casablanca. This is a Coastal Drive (Driving Time: 5 1/2 Hours)
Take the road to Casablanca. En route to Casablanca stop in El Jadida for lunch and if time allows visit the old Portuguese cistern. El Jadida is a port city on the Atlantic coat of Morocco with massive Portuguese walls of hewn stone.
Recommendation: Lunch in El Jadida by the sea at Ali Baba or Ostrea II by the lagoon in Oualidia.
Explore Oualidia. Pronounced wa-li-dee-ah – Oualidia is where Marrakechi’s goes to play and the Moroccan royal family learns to surf. Upon arriving in Oualidia this seaside calm town uncurls to reveal the magical lagoon at its centre.
It is immediately beguiling. The crescent of butterscotch colored sand loops at the southern tip of 11km of lagoon, protected from the crashing Atlantic by a barrier of rocks that catch all the violence of the ocean. Slickly wet-suited children surf in miniature waves and teenagers play football among djellaba-clad women making sandcastles with their babies on a stage-like central island, which evaporates and re-emerges with the tides. In spring and autumn, migrating pink flamingos land in Oualidia on the way from Spain to sub-Saharan Africa.
Continue the road to Casablanca. Arrive in Casablanca in the early evening.
Overnight at Boutique Hotel in Casablanca.
Day 8: Casablanca Departure
Breakfast at your Hotel. Casablanca Departure from Mohammed V Airport.
HONEY MOON TOUR – TRIP HIGHLIGHTS
►Zip line across the AtlasMountains
►Camel Trek in the Sahara Desert
►Sandboard and Quad Ride Across the Sand dunes in the Sahara
►Hot Air Balloon over Marrakech
►Bread bake with a BerberFamily in the Saghro Mountains
►Take a Marrakech Food TastingTour
►Attend a traditional Fantasia Horseshow in the Marrakech palmeraie
►Moroccan Home Cooking Class or a Workshop led by a Daada Chef
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