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Marrakech, Sahara Desert & Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Best time to travel
Mar – Jun | Sep – Nov
Ideal length
7 nights
Perfect for
Couples | Adventure & Culture

At a glance

  • Direct return flights from Dublin to Marrakech.
  • Private return airport transfers.
  • Seven nights’ accommodation in one of our favourite Riad properties, La Villa des Orangers.
  • Allow us to arrange historical tours of the ancient city and of the magnificent Majorelle gardens.
  • Embark on wonderful adventures by allowing us to arrange sunset tastings, quad biking and hot air ballooning over the Atlas Mountains.
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Relax at the luxurious Villa des Orangers
Relax at the luxurious Villa des Orangers
Explore the exotic gardens of Marrakech
Explore the exotic gardens of Marrakech
Take a tour through the Medina and visit historical sites of Marrakech
Take a tour through the Medina and visit historical sites of Marrakech
Quad bike through the desert
Quad bike through the desert
Take a private hot air balloon over the spectacular Atlas Mountains
Take a private hot air balloon over the spectacular Atlas Mountains

Marrakech has so much to offer, especially outside the medina walls. This itinerary is perfect for adventure lovers and history buffs alike as it combines history, exploration and adventure. Stroll through historical sites and museums, speed through the desert landscape on a quad-biking excursion and glide through the air in a hot air balloon, passing over Berber villages and the Atlas Mountains.

Trip Overview

Depart Mar – Jun | Sep – Nov
Fly from Dublin Airport to Marrakech Menara Airport. On arrival, you will be transferred to La Villa des Orangers, or another one of our partner hotels.
You will spend seven nights in the beautiful La Villa des Orangers.
Located just outside the medina walls, it is surrounded by citrus gardens and olive trees. Alternatively, we can organise a seven night stay in another one of our partner hotels, the Four Seasons Resort Marrakech.
Stay in the luxurious riad property, La Villa des Orangers
Enjoy a private tour through the streets of Marrakech.
With an expert guide, you will visit the most prominent historical and cultural sites including the Koutoubia Minaret and El Bahia Palace. You will then stroll through the bustling souks and admire the spices on offer.
Explore the Medina and historic sites of Marrakech
Allow up to arrange a guided tour of the Majorelle Gardens, a botanical and landscape garden right in the centre of the city.
Thanks to ethnobotanist, Abderrazak Benchaâbane, there are over 300 plant species from five different continents. The garden also houses the Islamic Art Museum of Marrakech and the Yves Saint Laurent Museum.
Majorelle Gardens
For adventure seekers, we can arrange an exciting quad biking excursion in The Palmery.
Start with an introduction to quadding with your private guide, before learning to master the techniques of alternating between the palm groves, riverbanks and winding trails.
Embark on an exciting quad biking excursion in The Palmery.
For a beautiful romantic end to the trip, allow us to arrange a private hot air balloon flight.
Drift over the incredible desert, Berber villages and Atlas Mountains. Following the flight, enjoy a traditional Berber breakfast under the caidal tent.
Take a private hot air balloon flight over the Atlas Mountains
You will be privately transferred to Marrakesh Menara Airport for your flight home.
Arrive in Dublin.

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Villa-des-Orangers

La Villa des Orangers

Hotel Villa des Orangers is a luxurious riad property, built in a former palace complex just outside of the medina walls of Marrakech. Rooms are divided between two elegant mansions and the pool is set beneath the orange trees and within the landscaped courtyard. The food here is heavily influenced by French cuisine, with dishes like lamb noisette and grapefruit macarons on the menu.

Four-Seasons-Marrakech

Four Seasons Resort Marrakech

Four Seasons Resort Marrakech is ideally situated on the edge of the historic Medina. The hotel is surrounded by moorish gardens, impressive palm trees, swimming pools and fountains. Guests can unwind in Le Spa at Four Seasons, featuring authentic Turkish baths, indoor-outdoor treatments and a variety of healing massages. There is a complimentary car service in the evening to bring guests to restaurants in the Medina and in the surrounding area.

What people are saying

“I’ve been a customer of OROKO for the last 12 months and have booked family holidays, ski trips and short breaks. The whole experience is brilliant; you explain the type of holiday that you are hoping to have, without specifying necessarily where and the team will present you a series of ideas and options, all costed out. It takes away all the stress of planning a trip. On top of this, you receive a full itinerary, and all activities can be sourced in advance. I’m a big fan.”

Emmet & family – Abu Dhabi, Jan 2018 | Dubai, Apr 2018 | Tenerife, Dec 2018 | Skiing, Megève, Feb 2019

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