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Morocco – Marrakech Coastal Route to Casablanca

Best time to travel
All year
Ideal length
10 nights
Perfect for
Couples

At a glance

  • International flights from Dublin to Marrakech.
  • All private transfers and guiding requirements throughout.
  • 10 nights’ stay in luxury, authentic accommodation.
  • Enjoy a host of guided experiences like city tours of Marrakech and visits to the majestic Hassan II Mosque.
  • Enjoy an authentic cooking class at the iconic La Masion Arabe.
  • Witness Oualidia’s Lagoon and go horse riding along the Atlantic Ocean.
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Introduction

Marrakech is a city of immense energy and history and one of the most compelling of all African/Arab cities. Sitting in the shadows of the mighty snow-clad peaks of the Atlas Mountains, Marrakech is not only one of Morocco’s most aesthetic cities, but also one of its most lively and exciting. In this suggested itinerary, witness the coastal route to Casablanca, staying in luxury, authentic accommodation along the way. We have arranged privately guided tours and experiences throughout including, a locally guided tour to discover the hidden gems of the Red City, a cooking class at the Iconic La Maison Arabe and horse riding along the Atlantic Ocean. A wonderful itinerary for couples wanting to see a different side of Marrakech.

Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin and arrive in Marrakech.
Your driver will be waiting to take you to your accommodation where you’ll spend the next three nights in a beautiful handpicked property. Marrakech is not only one of Morocco’s most aesthetic cities, but also one of its most lively and exciting.
Today, enjoy a guided historical tour in Marrakech including YSL Museum and Majorelle Garden.
Marrakech is a city of immense energy and history and one of the most compelling of all African/Arab cities. Your guide will teach you about the history and take you to the city’s important sites.
Marrakech, Morocco
Today you’ll enjoy a cooking class at La Maison Arabe.
The legendary restaurant at la Maison Arabe offers cooking workshops designed for all. The workshops are conducted by a dada (traditional Moroccan cook). At the end of each workshop, you will enjoy the appetizer and main dish that you have prepared.
Couscous Moroccan food
Privately transfer to Taroudant.
Taroudant is in the 11th century the capital of a small Berber kingdom in the south of Morocco. Annexed by the Almoravids in 1056, under whom it remained autonomous, it was destroyed in 1306 by the Merinids. You will spend the next two nights here. Enjoy some time at leisure, exploring your surroundings.
Taroudant, Morocco
Today is your free day at leisure to explore the city of Taroudant with your driver.
Taroudant, nicknamed the ‘grandmother of Marrakech’, is known for handmade jewellery and woven carpets.
Moroccan textiles
Transfer from Taroudant to Taghazout.
Your private driver is at your disposal to depart for Taghazout. The city is located on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, near the foot of the Atlas Mountains, just north of the point where the Sous River flows into the ocean. Spend one night here and enjoy a guided surfing class in the refreshing waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
Taghazout, Morocco
It’s time to transfer to the beautiful coastal city of Essaouira.
Essaouira is a picturesque fishing town lying on the southwest coast of Morocco; it has an exquisite beach to the south and has become one of Morocco's most popular coastal towns.
Essaouira beach, Morocco
Enjoy a sunset horse ride along the Atlantic coast.
This afternoon, enjoy a picturesque horse ride alongside the Atlantic ocean. An experience you will remember for years to come.
Sunset horse ride
Privately transfer to Oualidia.
With its mild year-round climate, peaceful beaches and 11km stretch of lagoon, Oualidia is a little-known paradise in the South West coast of Morocco. You’ll spend one night here.
Oualidia lagoon
This evening, enjoy a special experience tasting fresh oysters with delicious Moroccan wine.
Oualidia is a haven for seafood lovers, being the centre of oyster production in Morocco.
Oysters
Transfer to Casablanca, the most European of Morocco’s cities.
Your driver will take you to your accommodation, where you’ll spend your final night in Morocco.
Casablanca, Morocco
Visit the Hassan II Mosque with your guide.
It is the largest mosque in Morocco and the seventh largest mosque in the world. Michel Pinseau, a French architect, designed the Hassan Mosque and its accompanying minaret. Pinseau designed the building in such a way that it is able to endure earthquakes.
Hassan II Mosque
It’s time to leave Morocco and transfer to the airport.
Arrive in Dublin.

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Accommodation

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Riad Almaha Marrakech

Riad Almaha Marrakech

Located in the Kasbah district, a 5-minute walk from the Saadian tombs, the Almaha Marrakech is a vast house designed by the famous designer Charles Kaisin, composed of 12 rooms and suites. The hotel is a cross between a classic riad and the western-style hotels that have become something of a new trend in the city. The main courtyard has a vast decorative pool and sweeping white curtains that hang from the overhead balcony, along with two large seating areas to enjoy tea or drinks. In the onsite restaurant, enjoy fresh salads, Moroccan staples, and scrumptious tagines, or traditional stews cooked slowly in clay pots.

Munga Guesthouse

Munga Guesthouse

Munga Guesthouse is a boutique property in Taghazout. Popular points of interest near the guesthouse include Taghazout Beach, Madraba Beach and Panorama Point Surf Spot.

Each Munga Suite has its own terrace. Decorated in a luxurious simplicity they are the perfect place to relax, slowdown and read a long awaited book.

There are plenty of activities to enjoy during your stay, including surf and yoga lessons as well as horseback and camel riding.

There are two restaurants, including the Favela Restaurant, which serves a variety of fresh local seafood and Munga Restaurant, which serves healthy comfort food.

L'Heure Bleue Essaouira

L’Heure Bleue Essaouira

Heure Bleue is an elegant hotel is steeped in history. Originally built in the 18th century, the building has housed high ranking officers, an orphanage, a noble family and it is now a luxury hotel. Situated along the city walls of Essaouira, the impressive building overlooks the ocean and is only 100 metres from the beach. The heated rooftop pool is the perfect place for a swim when the notorious Essaouira wind picks up. The hotel spa demonstrates traditional Moroccan wellness and beauty techniques, using products derived from the region such as argan oil and scented essential oils.

La Sultana Oualidia

La Sultana Oualidia

La Sultana Oualidia is a perfect ocean gateway to relax and rest. It is located along the Oualidia lagoon, famous for its oyster farms and flocks of pink flamingos. From the Moorish fort, set in landscaped surroundings, you will be charmed by the view of the grass-roofed cabanas, the turquoise swimming pool, the lagoon and the boundless ocean.

The property has its own private beach, an outdoor ionized pool and a Jacuzzi. You’ll also find a spa, gym, library and relaxing lounge bar.

Hôtel & Spa Le Doge

Hôtel & Spa Le Doge Casablanca

Located in the heart of the peaceful Art Deco district in Casablanca lies Le Doge Hôtel & Spa, a peaceful yet glamorous refuge. A former private mansion built in the 1930s, the hotel has since been renovated, preserving its originality and safeguarding its architecture. The rooftop lounge-bar offers breathtaking views over the labyrinth streets of the “White City” and is the perfect place to unwind after exploring the city’s main sites.

Hotel Da Zitoune

Hotel Dar Zitoune

Hotel Dar Zitoune Taroudant is an environmentally conscious Riad located in the heart of the Souss region in the south of Morocco. It is located in a peaceful garden setting just a few kilometres away from the city of Taroudant.

Within the property, you’ll find a pleasant garden, a large heated swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, a spa and a fitness room. The restaurant also offers a fusion of Moroccan and European cuisine which can also be served on the terrace or in the lounge bar.

What people are saying

In summary, it was a first class trip which we truly enjoyed. We have not one single complaint and in fact we tip our hats to OROKO, you exceeded our expectations. It is a great feeling when you just know everything is organised.

Rose & John – Sorrento, May 2019

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