An exotic mysticism hangs in the air in this North African city, guaranteed to capture the imagination of even the most seasoned traveller. For a short flight, big experience break Marrakech can’t be beaten: medieval mosques, mud-walled Kasbahs, and palatial ruins. And with little streets overflowing with lively bazaars and a warren-like maze of souks selling an incredible mix of local treasures, you better make sure to leave space in your suitcase….

Through the lens

We’ve designed the ultimate VIP trip to get you under the skin of Morocco’s gems. Firstly, we can arrange a one-on-one photography course with fashion photographer Paul Hopkins’ hand-picked travel photography tutor and guide. You’ll be escorted through the labyrinth of bustling lanes, luscious gardens and beautiful mosques and taught the secrets of how to capture the best photos of this magical city. More of a shopper than a snapper? We can provide a personal shopping guide to help you navigate the incredible goods on offer. Fancy learning the secrets of Morocco’s traditional cuisine? Our personal cookery course includes trips to the local markets and bread ovens, and one-on-one tuition back at sanctuary of the kitchen. Want to retreat from the frenetic pace of the souks? With the chic boutique Riad Farnatchi as your base you can chill out in serene courtyards or refresh yourself in the on-site marble hammam without ever leaving the medina.

Berber heartland

Feel like a jaunt to the heart of the Atlas Mountains? Nothing clears the cobwebs like a walk through these picturesque villages and hamlets, winding through forests brimming with wild flowers, olive trees, citrus groves, and cascading waterfalls – this landscape is a prime location for pure tranquillity. And for the more adventurous, there’s some intense mountain biking and white-water rafting.

Afterwards, we can arrange for you to relax with a gourmet picnic of lunch or afternoon tea in a wonderfully tourist-free stretch of these cool foothills – complete with picnic blanket, Moroccan cushions delicate crockery and a bottle of champagne.

Morocco is the ultimate escape from the daily grind – the closest you”ll come to the rat race is a camel caravan.