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Botanical and art explorations of Morocco

Explore historic houses and palaces on your tour of Morocco with Botanica.

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8 Days with a Botanical Guide in a small group. Explore the heart of Morocco on this detailed look at Marrakesh, the surrounding valleys and mountain villages. Immerse yourself in the colourful souks, explore art galleries, historic houses and palaces with their beautiful gardens, and enjoy fantastic cuisine in some of Morocco’s best restaurants. View complete itinerary

Trip code: BTMOR8
Duration: 8 days
Accommodation: Hotels offering superior comfort
Journey: Marrakesh Return
Meals included: 20

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Marrakesh

Be met at the airport and transfer to your beautiful riad hotel. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner at 6.30pm.
Stay: Five Nights, Marrakesh, Hotel La Maison Arabe
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Dinner

Day 2. Marrakesh Sightseeing

Enjoy a guided tour of Marrakesh including a visit to the Majorelle Gardens. Enjoy lunch at La Mamounia, where Winston Churchill set up his easel in the gardens. This afternoon visit the artisan quarter, the colourful souks and Dar Si Said museum. Take a stroll around Jamaa El Fna, the main square, and watch the entertainers.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 3. Ourika Valley

Take a scenic drive across the plains towards Ourika Valley, in the Atlas Mountain region. Visit a herb garden where essential oils and perfumes are made. Return to Marrakesh for dinner at a local restaurant.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 4. Marrakesh Gardens

Visit the 800- year-old royal pleasure gardens, sometimes referred to as the Islamic Versaille. Also see a couple of gardens featured on Monty Don’s new series ‘Paradise Gardens’.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 5. Marrakesh

See traditional art and artefacts as well as new works at the Bert Flint Museum and the Lawrence-Arnott Art Gallery. After lunch continue to the Museum of Palmeraie.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 6. Ouirgane, Imlil AND Atlas Mountains

After breakfast, drive south through My Brahim gorges to the valley of Asni, where we have lunch at Sir Richard Branson’s property, Kasbah Tamadot, before driving to Imlil in the pretty Mizane Valley.
Stay: Two Nights, Imlil, Kasbah du Toubkal
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 7. Imlil AND Atlas Mountains

Enjoy a walk or mule ride to the village of Armed at the foot of Jebel Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa. Stop for lunch in a Berber house before continuing downhill on a different path to Kasbah Toubkal.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 8. Depart Marrakesh

Leave Imlil and drive through the valley along scenic mountain roads, enjoying spectacular views back to Marrakesh where your tour will conclude at the airport at approximately 9:30am.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Trip Highlights

  • Discover the history of Morocco on this tour from local guides
  • Explore Souks and Bazaars in Marrakesh
  • Enjoy meals in some of Morocco’s finest restaurants, including the iconic La Mamounia Hotel
  • Visit the Atlas Mountains
  • Visit Morocco’s finest gardens including the famous Majorelle gardens
  • Visit the Bert Flint Musuem with Moroccan artefacts and the Lawrence-Arnott Art Gallery
  • Explore the traditional La Maison Arabe
  • Enjoy lunch at Richard Branson’s Kasbah Tamadot

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Included Experiences

  • All sightseeing as mentioned
  • Services of a Tour Manager and Botanical Guide
  • Transfers on first and last day, tipping and porterage
  • 20 Meals - 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 7 Dinners

Additional Information

Fitness Level

  • Medium - Involves walking on uneven surfaces for more than one hour, multiple two-night stays in one location with potential for unexpected changes to itineraries. A good degree of mobility is required.

Botanical Guide

Botanical Guide - Julie Prent

  • Julie Prent has a Diploma of Horticultural Science from Burnley in Melbourne and has been involved in horticultural education for the last decade. She runs a garden design business on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. Julie has a very caring nature and great enthusiasm for plants, which makes her wonderful to travel with.

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Room types in Marrakesh will be varied
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included
  • Group Size - 20 to 28 guests on tour.
  • River Cruise - up to 100 guests

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