Original Travels | 2023
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Seasons: Winter, Spring, Autumn | Days: 10 | Level: easy
For all hedonists looking for essential happiness and rare discoveries, this luxury journey is an enchanting break. Discover the magic of southern Morocco, as you explore from Marrakech to the southern oasis of Skoura and Majestic Atlas Mountains, visiting several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, as well as Marrakech’s lively medina and splendid Jardin Majorelle, sampling the best of traditional Moroccan culture and cuisine along the way.
Upon arrival in Marrakech, you will be welcomed by a local driver in a luxurious vehicle who will transfer you to the stunning riad. The driver will ensure that your journey is comfortable and enjoyable, leaving you feeling refreshed and ready to explore the beautiful city of Marrakech. As you arrive at your accommodation, you will be greeted with warm hospitality and a welcome tea, setting the tone for a luxurious and memorable stay in this stunning riad.
Experience a truly unforgettable journey through the magical city of Marrakech, with a guided tour that promises to leave you breathless. Your personal guide will take you on an adventure through the city's ancient medina, pointing out hidden gems, stunning architecture, and exotic markets that will transport you to another world. You'll explore the vibrant souks, admiring traditional handicrafts, and indulging in delicious Moroccan cuisine. Visit the iconic Koutoubia Mosque, and marvel at its stunning architecture before exploring the enchanting Bahia Palace, where you'll witness the grandeur of Morocco's past. From the fragrant gardens of Majorelle to the vibrant Djemaa el-Fnaa square, your guide will ensure that your journey through Marrakech is unforgettable.
Leave the busy city behind as you head for the desert. This journey takes you up and over the High Atlas. As you descend the pass you will notice the climate as it becomes drier toward Aït Benhaddou, the most famous Kasbah in Morocco and a UNESCO world heritage site. People believe that the old ksar dates from the 11th century when it held an important position along the trans-Saharan trade route between Marrakech, Ouarzazate, and the southern desert. Reach Skoura at the gates of the Moroccan desert, in the palm grove of Skoura, stay at Dar Ahlam, a traditional kasbah surrounded by a 2-hectare Edenic garden.
Exclusivity and absolute privacy characterize your stopover in Dar Ahlam where everything is done to make you feel the only privileged guests of this address like no other: with the reservation of a room, a cook, a guide, a driver and a 4x4 are automatically assigned to you, just for you! In total disconnection from the world, the telephone and television are banished from the place, you let go of this cotton-wool cocoon and return to the essential: experience. It is to live in Dar Ahlam but also through an original circuit offered by the Maison des Rêves in southern Morocco.
Dar Ahlam is an oasis of well-being in which relaxation is combined according to your inspirations. Immerse yourself in the twenty-five meter long translucent heated pool… take a break in the hammam and in the traditional baths… relax with velvety massages in argan oil and scrubs with desert sand or black soap … Let yourself be tempted by a beauty treatment like a body wrap with shea butter and jasmine or ghassoul. You can also discover southern Morocco with original, exclusive excursions, off the beaten track. A guide accompanies you throughout your stay and is entirely dedicated to you as well as a 4x4 with a driver. The House of Dreams is the promise of new and magical activities, like a night in a nomad camp in the heart of the desert, a buggy ride or camel ride, or even the olive harvest in November. Activities that are constantly evolving and which are obviously all customizable.
Leave Skoura towards Toubkal National Park via the Ounila valley across Berber villages and green oasis.
Spend the night in the luxury resort Tamadot kasbah, located near the mountain town of Asni.
Immerse yourself in a true cultural experience at Kasbah Tamadot and enjoy a 1 hour Mule Trek, tea in a local Berber House, a visit to the Eve Branson Foundation, a 1 hour Berber cooking lesson as well as Berber bread baking.
Afternoon SPA treatment For a true Moroccan experience try a Hammam, where the skin is deeply cleansed, purified, and softened with the traditional Moroccan cleansing ritual.
Because Morocco is not limited to the souks of Marrakech, the salty coasts of Agadir and its hectic medinas… There is a more unusual way to discover it: in the silent beauty of the stone desert of Agafay, some 40km away of the capital. Far from it all, in this little corner of the world, the Stone Desert Camp reserves for its guests a unique, exclusive and precious experience today, in an exceptional natural setting offering a 360 ° view of the snow-capped peaks of the Atlas. Forget the technologies that still connect you to the modern world and complete your wellness treatment with a treatment in the middle of this breathtaking natural setting. Breathe and reconnect to yourself, your body, your desires with in particular the possibility of booking relaxing massages and taking yoga classes…
In the fabulous setting of Agafay, the Stone Desert Camp offers a myriad of ideas and activities to discover the region: quad biking, mountain biking or buggy outings, dromedary rides, horse riding… In the evening, no need for a movie screen, in the company of an astronomy teacher, the purity of the Milky Way is a spectacle in itself.
As your journey in Marrakech draws to a close, take a moment to regenerate and savor the sights, sounds, and flavors of this captivating city before your departure flight.