Active Marrakech

This is one for those that like their short breaks filled to the brim with excitement and exploration, and a sack load of activities. Hike, cycle and zip-line in the Atlas Mountains, quad-bike in the Agafay Desert and hot air balloon over one of North Africa’s highest mountains. If all of this excitement is still missing something, then spend a night under the stars in an elegant encampment in the desert.

Time to settle in

A private transfer will be waiting for you at the airport to take you directly to a beautiful riad in the center of Marrakech. This relaxing hotel, with views of both the city and the mountains, will be home for the next two nights. In the afternoon take a walking tour of the city. Led by an English speaking guide you will be able to get under the skin of this great city and gain a better understanding of the culture of both the city and the country. Your guide will lead you through winding streets, to ancient tanneries and hidden souks.

Rise and shine

It’s an early start on your first morning in Marrakech. Start the day in a 4X4 heading towards the mountains. On arrival at your destination hop out for a spot of hiking, or a bike ride and have a go on an altitude enriched zip-line. Lunch will be taken in a mountain lodge, before aiming back towards Marrakech. Your evening will be taken up by a stroll around the Jemaa el Fna, Marrakech’s central square. Here you can treat your tired body to a wide selection local delicacies and wander through throw the atmospheric square. Expect incredible local fare and a heady mix of spice and smoke in the air. Street performers will vie for your attention with frenetic acts from snake charming to fire breathing.

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Up up and away

Get yourself up with the morning call to prayer, we promise it will be worth your while. Your hot air balloon will drift lazily over the Haouz Plain, while the rising sun illuminates the panorama in a selection of reds, oranges and yellows. Take some time out for lunch and then hop on to a quad big to discover the Agafay desert on your own terms. Scarabeo Camp will be waiting for you at the other end of your journey, a slice of paradise in the desert. The camp will make you feel at one with the great outdoors, whilst not stinting of on any of the creature comforts needed to keep your strength up and such a fast passed tour. Jump on a camel for a sunset ride before dining in front the warming light of the campfire. After a restful night of sleep enjoy a hearty breakfast and jump in your private transfer back to Marrakech and the airport.

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