moroccanextensions.Half Day Ourika Valley ExcursionThis half day excursion departs from Marrakech and is often done on the afternoon of the day you arrive. The cost is paid locally and the price depends on numbers. Ourika valley is a beautiful, fertile area about 40 minutes drive from Marrakech. Comfortable walking shoes or trainers are recommended, as is a sun hat, or a warm jacket if you are visiting in winter.Because this excursion is generally done in the afternoon on day one, it is best to tell us before travelling that you wish to book this. We can let our Moroccan office know so they can make the arrangements. If your flight departs Marrakech late afternoon on the final day of your trip, this can also be done in the morning of that day.This trip can be booked as extension of the Moroccan Explorer or as a stand alone trip. Departure dates the same as the Marrakech Atlas Trek.After experiencing the vast expanse of the desert and the hustle and bustle of the medina, why not extend your stay in Morocco and relax in the beautiful coastal town of Essaouira. A firm favourite throughout history, it has a sheltered beach for sunbathing, offers great windsurfing on the exposed coast, has some superb fortified walls to explore, and contains a maze of small streets and souks to explore at a leisurely pace.This excursion is unescorted, but before you leave Marrakech our guide will make certain you have everything you need to guarantee a great stay, and will help you with any arrangements you need to make.What's Included»»3 breakfasts»»2 nights 3? hotels in Essaouira»»1 night in traditional Riad in Marrakech»»Return bus tickets from Marrakech to Essaouira»»Transfers to and from bus station in Marrakech4 DAY Essaouria Beach ExtensionTRIP CODE: HTMESDAY 1 Marrakech-Essaouira. We depart Marrakech this morning and travel by public bus, making our way through ever changing countryside we arrive in Essaouira by midday. Its a short walk from the bus station to our hotel. In the afternoon and evening we can laze on the beach and enjoy the seafood restaurants. DAY 2 Essaouira. The fortified walls are well worth exploring, not just for the views. Essaouira is famous for its artisans so the souks are full of handicrafts. We can do as much or as little as we want. (B)Day 3 Essaouira - Marrakech. The morning is free to top up the tan. After lunch we head back to the bus station to catch the bus back to Marrakech. We are met at the bus station and transferred to our final night. Tonight we stay in the heart of the medina in a traditional Riad. (B)Day 4 Marrakech. The trip ends today after breakfast. (B)Breathtaking views of the Ourika ValleyBeaches of EssaouriaGetting out of the cities and seeing a completely different side of Morocco in the Atlas mountains was incredible!- Bec, Melbourne, Australia4 Days from $415 per person
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