Stay in a Traditional Riad in Marrakech
Morocco is a great destination for a cultural yet relaxing
getaway, with its year-round sun, mouthwatering cuisine, and
colourful culture. You'll experience it all - and more - on this
Marrakech is known as the 'Red City' and you'll stay in a traditional Riad to fully immerse yourself in all that this fascinating city has to offer. Set against a backdrop of the Atlas Mountains, you'll discover the intricate and ornate Moorish architecture, bustling medina and maze of souks, as well as its mosques. There will even be the option to book other excursions (not included in the itinerary) such as hot air balloon rides, cookery courses and camel treks.
Choose to stay in the heart of the Kasbah at Riad Almaha, or in the medina district close to the ornate 19th-century Palacio da Bahia at the Riad Nesma. Either way, you'll have a fascinating break and enjoy a special Moroccan gourmet dinner on your first night.
Reasons to book
Visit Jemaa el-Fnaa
Stay in a traditional Riad
Delicious Moroccan cuisine
- Three nights in Riad Almaha or Riad Nesma*
- Three breakfasts at the hotel
- Welcome dinner in a typical Moroccan restaurant
- Guided tour of the old Medina
- Local guide for excursions
- Group airport transfers
- Return flights from London Gatwick
- Various departure dates available throughout 2023
Welcome to Marrakech! Upon your arrival, meet your driver and head to your beautiful accommodation at either Riad Nesma or Riad Almaha.
Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner in a Moroccan restaurant, tasting traditional dishes and learning about Moroccan culture through its culinary heritage.
After breakfast today, meet your local guide and set off on a morning tour of the old medina, through the bustling souks that are the lifeblood flowing through the city.
You'll explore tranquil courtyards filled with the scent of orange blossom, and the many salons and chambers that make up Bahia Palace. This ornate mansion was built in 1866 for a former slave who rose to power within the government.
Stop by the Koutoubia Mosque and see its famous, towering minaret. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city further or perhaps do some shopping in the souks.
Today is yours to spend at leisure. There is a range of exciting activities to try in Marrakech, including hot air ballooning, quad biking, and camel rides in the Jbilets Desert.
If you're keen to learn more about Morocco's cuisine, you can join a foodie tour of Marrakech, enjoy a home-cooked dinner, or even take a cooking class so you can take some of the flavours of North Africa back to your own kitchen.
After a busy day's exploring, you can visit a hammam, where ancient wellness rituals take place in ornately tiled bath houses.
On the last day of your tour you are free to spend more time exploring before making your way to the airport for your journey home.
A few steps from the famous Jemaa El Fna and two minutes of both Bahia and Badi Palace, Riad Nesma features a sun deck, a wellness area and a sauna in the medina district. Each of the Nesma’s guest rooms is individually designed and has a private bathroom, TV and radio. Some overlook the patio. The Riad Nesma serves a variety of Moroccan specialties for lunch and dinner, which can be enjoyed on the hotel’s terrace, which offers views of the distant Atlas Mountains.
Located in the heart of the Kasbah - the oldest part of Marrakech, where the royal stable once stood - Almaha is perfectly placed for exploring the mysteries of the medina, its colourful souks and bustling squares. The hotel features a beautifully tiled traditional hammam, where you can relax with an indulgent treatment.