Morocco: Marrakesh (3D/2N)

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Morocco

Marrakesh (3D/2N)

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Enjoy the drama and style of Marrakesh from a legendary hotel and spa in the heart of its medina—the ancient city—starting your stay deliciously with a hands-on cooking lesson of Moroccan cuisine in its award-winning restaurant. A full-day guided walking tour takes you to Marrakesh’s famous sites as well as its lesser-known treasures. In addition to a patio pool, your conveniently located city-center hotel has a quiet country club just 15 minutes by private shuttle, with a larger pool in a luxuriant garden setting.

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Marrakesh, Morocco
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Marrakesh, Morocco
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3 days, 2 nights Trip Includes 

Trip Includes

  • Accommodations for two nights (with private bath)
  • Meals: three breakfasts and two lunches 
  • Hands-on cooking lesson
  • Full-day tour of Marrakesh with expert, local guide
  • A complimentary transfer to the meeting point hotel is included for guests joining the CW Morocco: Fès to Marrakesh Guided Adventure)
  • Entrance fees and special events as noted in the itinerary
  • Basic travel insurance coverage
  • The unbeatable and cumulative experience of the CW staff
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*Surcharges may apply for New Year’s, Christmas, or other national holidays

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Itinerary and Accommodations

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Day 1

Marrakesh

Transfer to La Maison Arabe; cooking lesson and lunch

A historic hotel in the heart of the city’s fascinating medina, or ancient Arab quarter with its winding streets and intriguing shops, is the launching pad for this exotic adventure. A perfect introduction to Moroccan culture and a delightful lunch, you proceed to a hands-on half-day cooking workshop, conducted either by a dada (traditional Moroccan cook) or a chef from the hotel’s legendary restaurant. A maximum of 10 participants work alongside a translator (Arabic/English/French), using easy-to-use equipment, so you can reproduce the recipes at home in your own kitchen. Your final product is your own lunch—preparing either an appetizer and a main dish, or a main dish and dessert.

You are free to enjoy the remainder of the day, which may include strolling the winding streets of the nearby medina, or using one of two hotel swimming pools: the heated one in the hotel’s garden patio, or the larger pool at the hotel’s country club at La Palmeraie, just 15 minutes away from the city center via complimentary hotel shuttle. The luxuriant garden setting also has a restaurant and three neighboring 27-hole golf courses. The in-town hotel has a new spa with traditional hammam steam room, which features natural beauty and body products from the region.

For dinner this evening, you can eat in one of the hotel’s restaurants, or the concierge has a range of suggestions.

La Maison Arabe

Marrakesh, Morocco

Ideally situated in the heart of the medina, or ancient quarter, this historic boutique hotel dating from 1946 boasts three restaurants, a piano bar, and a world-famous cooking school as well as a pool and spa (including two traditional hammam steam rooms), where natural products from the region are used during the treatments. Comfortable and luxurious with flower-filled inner courtyards, traditional Moroccan design and craftsmanship are evident throughout.

Day 2

Marrakesh

Guided Tour of Medina, full-day easy city walking

After a delightful breakfast that includes plenty of fresh fruit and tempting Moroccan cakes, you set off for a day of exploring the medina and its labyrinth of narrow streets and famous souks or markets on a private guided tour in Marrakesh. On the day’s route are the Dar Si Said (the Museum of Moroccan Arts), the Palais De Bahia (a haven of shady courtyards and blue mosaic walls built for Bou Ahmed that also included quarters for his four wives and 24 concubines!). You also visit the Jewish Quarter or Mellah where your guides point out the distinctive style of architecture used in this neighborhood in contrast to the Arab style. You continue on to the intricately carved Saadian Tombs, constructed during the reign of Sultan Ahmed El Mansour in 1557. Your final stop of the day is at the Maison de la Photographie, exhibiting photographs taken in Morocco from the 1870s to the 1950s, one of the few places open to the public that provides an overview of photographic history in Morocco. During this busy day, you have a break for lunch in the shady inner courtyard of the Café Arabe. Later in the afternoon, your guide returns with you to your hotel, where you may continue your own explorations into the evening.

La Maison Arabe

Marrakesh, Morocco

Ideally situated in the heart of the medina, or ancient quarter, this historic boutique hotel dating from 1946 boasts three restaurants, a piano bar, and a world-famous cooking school as well as a pool and spa (including two traditional hammam steam rooms), where natural products from the region are used during the treatments. Comfortable and luxurious with flower-filled inner courtyards, traditional Moroccan design and craftsmanship are evident throughout.

Day 3

Marrakesh

Departure

After a relaxing morning at your hotel, you depart at your leisure for your onward travels.

Itinerary Disclaimer

Bear in mind that this is a typical itinerary, and the actual activities, sites, and accommodations may vary due to season, special events, weather, or transportation schedules. We reserve the right to alter the itinerary since tour arrangements are made up to a year in advance, and unforeseen circumstances that mandate change may arise. Itinerary changes are made to improve the tour and your experience. If you are currently booked on a CW adventure, an itinerary has been sent to you for your exact departure date. Please call CW at 800.464.9255 if you have any questions about the exact itinerary or hotels selected for any of our tours.

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