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Berber Shop Quartet

Trip Length

Trip Code

4 days GEBS

Maximum Passengers

16 people

Countries Visited

Morocco

Start City

End City

Marrakech Marrakech
Berber Shop Quartet

Leave Marrakeah for the coast and Essaouira, ie beach, cafes, history and markets. Eat some seafood before heading back to Marrakech for one last feast and some market play.

Essaouira has been described as a “crossroad of cultures”. That’s not very accurate, because with its African, Islamic, Arab, Berber, Jewish and European influences, it’s more like a really busy six-lane highway with lots of slip roads. 

Berber Shop Quartet


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Marrakech - Essaouira

It's a three-hour bus ride from Marrakech to the coast, which is a trip you'll make today. Pee before you get on. When you get to Essaouira you'll be taken to your hotel and then taken around the town. Which will be great.

Day 2: Essaouira

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Free time in Essaouira means one of three things: markets, cafes or beach. You can do all three, but probably not at the one time. The locals swear that Jimi Hendrix was inspired to write Castles Made of Sand by the ruins of the Borj El-Berod watchtower, a crumbling fortress on the water's edge. The fact the song was recorded two years before he came here is just a minor detail.  

Day 3: Essaouira - Marrakech

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Before you go, head down to the fish stalls and watch the catch of the day get grilled before your very eyes. Sardines, lobster, shrimp, scallops, octopus and sea urchin are all on the menu. Then it's back on the bus to Marrakech for one last night. Why not head for Djemaa el Fna for one last tajine overlooking the square?

Day 4: Marrakech

Meals included: 1 breakfast

The trip ends today after breakfast. Don't be sad because you're leaving, be glad because you came. Remember: it's better to have Morocco'd and lost than to have never Morocco'd at all. Stick around for a hammam, you'll be left feeling so relaxed you'll practically float home.


Your Trip

What to know

You will be met on arrival in Essaouira and taken on an orientation walking tour by a local guide, otherwise this trip is unescorted.

 

Entrance fees are not included, you pay these as you go along.

Nuts and Bolts

Transport, orientation walking tour with local guide.

Summary of accommodation, transport & meals

Transport

Accommodation

Meals

Not Included

International flights, airport transfers, departure taxes, visas, insurance (compulsory on all trips), meals not listed (lunches and dinners), any optional tours or activities during free time, camera fees, excess baggage charges, tips and items of a personal nature.

Optional Extras

We have chosen a selection of some great optional activities to enhance your travel experience. You will need to cover any additional costs yourself. The below list is not exhaustive and should be used as a guide only. Prices are approximate and are for entrance only and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability and it may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination.
Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. This means that it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, however we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Activities not listed below have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with booking these activities. The decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.


Important Information

In the case of a genuine crisis or emergency, our local operator Peak Marrakech can be reached on at the following number:- +212 (0) 66192 2693

About this Information

The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please ensure that you have the most up-to-date information for your trip. We recommend that you check the trip notes for your tour around one month before departure. If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

11 June 2014


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