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Fly to Marrakech and transfer to our hotel. *Standard Hotel*
We set off on foot for a guided tour of the ‘Pink City’ of Marrakech, to see the medina, the Bahia Palace, the 16th century Saadian Tombs and the Koutoubia Mosque. The afternoon is free to amble at your own pace, to visit one of the many gardens or wander through the busy souks. The city revolves around Djemaa el Fna, the main square. We meet here for dinner as dusk falls, when the square comes alive with acrobats, story tellers, snake charmers and an abundant array of food stalls. *Standard Hotel*
Head into the heart of the High Atlas, to Tamatert, a village so remote we journey the last hour or so on foot to reach the mountain kasbah. After the hour and a half drive along windy roads from Marrakech, it’s a pleasure to take the well-defined path past walnut, apple and fig trees up to the Berber village, nestled in a peaceful valley near Mount Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa. Our family run riad offers, cosy rooms with open fire places and home cooked food, including vegtables grown in the garden. *Mountain gite*
Today we enjoy a full day's walk through the beautiful valleys of Ait Mizan and Ait Souka. Taking a slow ascent to the Tamatert col which offers rewarding and breathtaking views over this magnificent mountain range. We stop for delicious picnic lunch en route, enjoying some shade and the calm and peace of these beautiful mountains. *Mountain gite*
Bidding a fond farewell to our hosts,we take the short walk to meet the bus in Imlil, a larger village easily reached by road from here we take our transfer to the Atlantic Coast. Arriving in time relaxed evening in the comfort of our beautiful riad in Essaouira. This settlement dates back to the 15th century, but the present town was constructed around 1760 by Sidi Mohammed ben Abdullah, who needed a base from which to suppress a revolt from Agadir. Today, Essaouira is extremely relaxed and its whitewashed houses with painted shutters, artisans' workshops, boatyards and fishermen provide a marked contrast to Marrakech. *Standard Riad*
In the morning, our guide takes us on a short tour around this pleasant Portuguese fishing port. The afternoon is free to head off exploring this charming old town. There is time for some shopping in the old walled city, a relaxing walk (or camel ride) along the beach, a walk to the harbour and ramparts, or perhaps a boat trip. There are also many pleasant cafes and some outstanding seafood restaurants to sample before we return to our traditional riad. *Standard Riad*
Today we have a 3 hour drive back Marrakech to explore the many other activities available and absorb the vibrant atmosphere of the city. Simply enjoy a freshly squeezed orange juice in one of the many rooftop cafés overlooking the Djemma El Fna, or perhaps take a Calèche ride (a bright green horse drawn carriage) to the Majorelle Gardens. These small but tranquil gardens are decorated throughout in indigo blue and house a small museum of Islamic art in the grounds. A final treat would be to go for a hammam, a traditional Moroccan steam bath. *Standard Hotel*
Our tour ends after breakfast. **
* 5 nights riad in en suite rooms and 2 nights mountain gite with shared facilities * 4 days sightseeing in Marrakech and Essaouira * Group normally 4 to 16, plus leader. Min age 16 yrs * Travel by private minibus
All breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners included. Breakfasts usually consist of porridge, bread and jam with coffee or tea. When eating out, meals are reasonably priced - kebab and bread cost only about £4 (approx. US$6.50). In main towns it is possible to find very good French and Moroccan restaurants where a meal with wine will cost anything from £20 (approx. US$30) upwards. Generally dinner is likely to cost between £5-10 (approx. US$8-15) depending on what you drink. £15 (approx. US$25) a day for food should be sufficient. Local beers, wines and soft drinks are available at very reasonable prices but you can pay UK prices or more for imported alcohol. Your leader can help recommend restaurants each evening. Vegetarians can be catered for but there is a fairly limited choice of cous cous and tajine or omelettes. This is particularly the case during the more rural or trekking sections of the trip. Please note that if you have any special dietary requirements you should inform the Exodus Office prior to the trip. If you have a specific medical/dietary need (i.e. coeliac or vegan) you may find it helpful to bring some items of food with you from home. If you are travelling from UK we advise you buy your own water purification tablets in the UK and take them with you. Bottled water can be purchased throughout the trip. Please note recycling is not fully established in Morocco so plastic bottles are an increasing waste problem.
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