Marrakech & Essaouira Minitour
Marrakech & Essaouira Minitour
Marrakech & Essaouira Minitour
Marrakech & Essaouira Minitour
Marrakech & Essaouira Minitour
Marrakech & Essaouira Minitour

Marrakech & Essaouira Minitour

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Private Holiday
Private transportation - sightseeing with local English speaking guides
5 Days ex Marrakech

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Embark on a captivating 5-day mini tour of Morocco blending the timeless allure of Essaouira with the vibrant pulse of Marrakech. Begin by exploring the coastal gem of Essaouira, renowned for its charming medina and laid-back atmosphere.   Traverse winding streets, visit the bustling port with its historic ramparts, and savour the invigorating sea breeze. Transition to Marrakech, a city pulsating with a kaleidoscope of colours and cultural experienced. Lose yourself in the vibrant bustling souks, marvel at the architectural marvels within the medina, and soak in the lively spirit of Djemaa el Fna square.

Day 1: Marrakech (D)

Welcome to Morocco. On arrival you will be met by a representative of our local operator and transferred to your hotel where your accommodation is reserved for one night with dinner and breakfast included. The remainder of the day is at leisure to unwind and absorb the colourful local atmosphere of this vibrant city.

Day 2: Marrakech - Essaouira (BD)

Set out in the morning for Essaouira. Optional lunch. In the afternoon, explore the lively Port and its historic ramparts, delve into the old Medina, and visit the intriguing "Scala". An optional camel ride on the beach provides a unique opportunity to soak in the coastal surroundings. The allure of this historic city is captivating, allowing you to wander through the ancient Portuguese streets of the Old Medina. Conclude the day with dinner at your hotel. Overnight Essaouira

Day 3: Essaouira - Marrakech (BD)

Morning at leisure to delve deeper into the charms of Essaouira at your own pace.  Optional Lunch. In the afternoon journey back to Marrakech. Dinner at your hotel

Day 4: Marrakech (BL)

The entire day will be devoted to the exploration of Marrakech, the second oldest imperial city in Morocco, known as “the Ochre City” and the “Pearl of the South,”. Your historical journey includes visits to the Menara Gardens, showcasing a charming pavilion that sits above a reflective pool, the Saadian Tombs, the Bahai Palace, Koutoubia and the Dar Si Said Museum. Following lunch at the hotel continue your tour to the captivating souks (markets) with their intricate network of narrow winding streets, the artisan quarters and the famous Djemaâ El Fna Square. This district, celebrated for its vibrant entertainment, hosts storytellers, snake charmers, fire-eaters and more.

Optional: Dinner with show at Palais Dar Soukkar Marrakech: $140pp
The story of Dar Soukkar Palance, or "Sugar Palace", begins in the 16th century. The Dar Soukkar Palace was built on the ruins of a sugar factory. This Palace enjoys an idyllic setting and the food and entertainment showcases the grace and refinement of Moroccan hospitality

Day 5: Marrakech (B)

After breakfast, departure to the airport for you onward flight.


  • 4 nights accommodation in hotels as per itinerary (or similar), half board basis
  • Private air-conditioned car (Mercedes Vita or Hyundai H1 or similar) and professional driver at disposal from Day 2 to Day 4
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Sightseeing in Essaouira and Marrakech with English speaking local guides
  • Meals as per itinerary – Breakfast daily, 3 dinners, 1 lunch
  • Entrance fees to relevant sites
  • VAT taxes
  • Travel Notes - issued by Innovative Travel


  • International airfares
  • Optional meals as specified in itinerary
  • Optional tours and excursions
  • Tipping/Gratuities (please refer to tour notes for a recommended guideline)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Hotel charges for minibar or any extra charges
  • Departure taxes
  • Visas (unless specified)
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusions above

Accommodation based on the below or similar


Value Class: Zalagh Kasbah

First Class: Palm Plaza Hotel Hotel


Value Class: Les Iles Hotel

First Class: Atlas Essaouira & Spa

During the Holy Month of Ramadan Muslims fast, abstaining from eating, drinking & smoking during daylight hours (approx. 7am-6.30pm). As a sign of respect, tourists should also try to refrain from these activities in public during the fasting hours. Restaurants and cafes in hotels will be open, however limited alcohol may be available over this time and is usually not served until after sunset and some riads and other locations may not serve alcohol at all during this period. In 2024, Ramadan should begin around 10 March. After 30 days, or on sighting the full moon, Eid Al Fitr is celebrated & most public and private institutions close for at least three days.  
Riads are traditional town houses typically build around an open courtyard. They offer a unique and authentic style of accommodation and usually feature less than 10 rooms. They are generally family-run properties with limited staff undertaking multiple roles and duties. Depending on their standard Riads may not offer all the facilities you would expect to find in a modern hotel. I.e. the Wi-Fi internet access may be limited, there may not be a lift and the breakfast is usually more limited in choices and does vary from Riad to Riad. But the unique and charming atmosphere and the location in the heart of the Medina make up for it. During the Ramadan period, services are more restricted in riads. If you prefer the full services offered by 5 star international hotels, please request an alternative itinerary on this basis.
Private touring in Morocco
On our private tours of Morocco, touring is by private air-conditioned car with a driver. Arabic and French are the main languages spoken in Morocco with English the 3rd and not often spoken language. Your driver will have some English capability, but is not a licensed professional guide and communication may be basic at times.
It is important that if you have any issues in communicating that you contact the local representative office.
English speaking local guides will be organised by the driver in each city (as specified in your itinerary) in order to provide a more thorough commentary about the city they are a specialist of. Local guides will also help you should you require more information or recommendations on local restaurants or attractions. Please remember that Morocco is a large country and some days of touring will necessitate long periods of driving. There also may be times when, due to road conditions, the itinerary may vary slightly.  
If you prefer the services of a full time guide who will accompany you throughout your private holiday, please request this option.  
Morocco has a tradition of a multi course lunches, heavier and longer than what we are used to in New Zealand. If you prefer to have a lighter and quicker lunch, please ensure this is explained to your driver.

Trip prices and dates are correct at the time of the website going live, however all offers are subject to reconfirmation at the time of booking. All featured tour itineraries and offers may be subject to change due to seasonal variations without notice, or due to local conditions or other conditions. Please confirm all details at time of booking. Travel insurance is mandatory for all Innovative Travel bookings. All passports must be valid for 6 months prior to your return to your home country. Visas are the responsibility of the traveller. Special VIP meet and assist offers are available in some destinations for New Zealand passport holders, for other nationalities please check at the time of booking. For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Booking Conditions page.

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