• Duration: 3 nights
• Marrakech Holiday - Riad Arabia
• Accommodation: Marrakech or Sahara Room
• Luxury Moroccan breakfast, tea/coffee in room included
• Included Activity: Highlights of Marrakech - Guided Medina Walking Tour of Monuments & Souks (1/2 day) - (highlights: Djemaa el Fna (A,H), Koutoubia Mosque, Ben Youssef, Madrasa (D), Almoravid Koubba (D), Museum of Marrakech (D), Tour the souks (E-G)
• Entrance fee to Museum of Marrakech included
• Included Activity: Essaouira Explorer World Heritage Medina, Fishing Port & Atlantic Beach (1 day), 2 adults
• Airport transfers included (max 7 pax)
• An arabian retreat for discerning travellers
• NON-REFUNDABLE DISCOUNT: 10% discount for non-refundable bookings
• Further activities, triple or quadruple occupancy and room upgrade are available as add-ons during the purchase process
Situated in the heart of the ancient walled Medina of Marrakech, Riad Arabia is a luxurious Marrakech riad offering a high degree of exclusivity, style and service. Dating from the 17th century Riad Arabia has retained many of its original features and is decorated with richly coloured Arabian fabrics and hand-woven rugs.
With our intimate local knowledge, a tranquil location, efficient service, high quality guest rooms and delicious home-cooked Moroccan food you’ll leave Morocco both enriched and eager to return! Elevated above the neighbouring riads of Marrakech, the views from the roof terrace are magnificent with the gardens of Sidi Bouamer to the north and the snow-capped peaks of the Atlas to the south.
Riad Arabia is located in a secure, quiet and well-lit residential area, just a 200 metre walk from the parking area and taxi rank in Quartier Riad Laarouss.
A short walk leads into the bustling covered souks of Marrakech and on to Djemaa el Fna. Attractions located close by include the Palace/Museum of Dar El Bacha, the Mosque and Medersa of Ben Youssef, and the Museum of Marrakech.
With a ground floor location leading to the patio and pool the Marrakech room features two singles or a king size bed with wall-mounted flat-screen TV, coffee station, bath robes, Egyptian cotton towels, safe, hair dryer and free...
Size: 15 sq m
Beds: 2 Single(s), 1 King(s), 1 Twin(s)
With a corner-fireplace and a private balcony overlooking the pool and patio below, the Sahara room is influenced by the vibrant colours of Morocco’s deep south and offers intimacy, space and privacy. A 4-poster double bed, intricately...
Size: 20 sq m
Beds: 1 Double(s)
On the ground floor is the largest of the bedrooms, Atlantic, with a 4-poster bed and hand-made cedar wood furniture. A view of the plunge pool through the arches of the ornate cedar doors adds to the appeal of this grand bedroom. With a...
Size: 30 sq m
Beds: 2 Single(s), 1 Double(s)
Located on the first floor the Atlas room overlooks the courtyard and dipping pool and is traditionally decorated with yellow tadelakt walls, brass fittings and hand-crafted woodwork. Arabesque-style double doors open into a spacious...
Size: 30 sq m
Beds: 4 Single(s), 1 King(s)
Best breakfast in Marrakech
Moroccan menu prepared by chef
Courtyard plunge/dipping pool
Fully-equipped modern kitchen
Loan of local mobile phone
Roaring log fire on chilly days
Four luxurious en-suite bedrooms
Private airport transfers
City, garden and Atlas views
Complimentary bottled water
On this privately guided walking tour we discover some of the popular attractions of Marrakech Medina, an ancient walled city renowned for its architecture and colourful open-air markets.
At Place Ben Youssef we visit the Museum of Marrakech, housed in the Dar Menebhi Palace, built at the end of the 19th century by Mehdi Menebhi. In this area we also have the chance to visit the 14th century Islamic college - Ben Youssef Madrasa, regarded as the largest Madrasa in Morocco. Its prayer hall and courtyards are decorated in beautiful tiles and carved wood. Close by is the Almoravid Koubba, said to be the oldest building in Marrakech, dating from the 12th century.
In the Djemaa el Fna, a huge public square and market place in the heart of Marrakech medina, we learn about its fascinating history. Acrobats and jugglers, storytellers, snake-charmers, beggars, boxers, musicians, fresh juice and food sellers all compete for your attention - and a few dirhams’ in the process. It is easy to spend several hours wandering the square, sipping mint tea and savouring this unique stage. The heartbeat of Marrakech is undoubtedly the souks or markets of the medina. Our guide will navigate us through the honeycomb of connecting streets.
0915 Rendezvous with tour guide
0930 After brief introduction, start the walking tour
1330 Tour ends
Private departures operate daily. This itinerary can be tailored to personal interests - discuss with your guide. Tours are conducted in English language however French, Spanish, German or Italian-speaking guides may be available with reasonable advance notice.
Private tour including hire of licensed and professional tour guide; tea break en route; entrance fee to Museum of Marrakech.
Other entrance fees, transport, drinks & meals not specified; tips & items of a personal nature.
Price for children 0 to 11 years old is £12 (150 dh) per child (must be min. 2 adults accompanying). Children 12 and older pay adult price.
Complete with a bustling historical centre and surrounded by ancient city walls, Essaouira is a delightful destination for a day trip. Explore the atmospheric alleyways of the ancient medina, and the old ochre ramparts which now provide protection from the wind-assisted waves of the Atlantic Ocean.
With a whitewashed medina enclosed by huge pink sandstone ramparts (listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and with a rich Portuguese and Andalusian heritage, Essaouira was originally founded by Phoenicians in the 7th century BC. The Portuguese arrived in the 15th century and established the first fortifications and a trading post. The town itself wasn't built until the latter half of the 1700's, sanctioned by an Alouite sultan, Mohammed II.
From a long white sandy beach and dunes to a bustling fishing port with excellent seafood and colourful wooden fishing boats, Essaouira has always been a favourite retreat of hippies, sailors, artists and musicians. Local attractions include the Sidi Med Ben Abdallah Museum, the souks, the old city gates, and the impressive sqalas - fortified sea bastions. A stroll along Essaouira’s impressive sandy beach is a favourite activity for most visitors.
0800 Rendezvous with driver; drive to Essaouira (181 km)
1030 Meet local guide for orientation tour of Essaouira’s medina
1230 Free time to explore the sites, visit the beach or harbour
1600 Depart Essaouira to Marrakech (181 km)
1830 Arrive Marrakech
Pick-up/drop-off in Marrakech; travel in style in private vehicle with air-conditioning and English-speaking driver; 2 hour guided tour.
Entrance fees, beverages and meals not specified; tips and items of a personal nature. Price for children 0 to 11 years old is EUR 29 (300 dh) per child (must be min. 2 adults accompanying). Children 12 and older pay adult price.
Unwind, relax and pamper yourself in the comfort and privacy of Mythic Oriental Spa, Riad Arabia’s dedicated Spa service, located just 5 minutes' walk away. Enjoy a range of beauty and body treatments from our professionally trained and diploma qualified local Marrakech masseuses and beauticians. At the heart of Marrakech medina, the Riad Arabia Mythic Oriental Spa welcomes guests to a traditional Moroccan riad dedicated to pure relaxation.
Policy & Terms3 nights Marrakech holiday Riad Arabia. Min. 2 adults. RATE INCLUSIONS: based on two people sharing a double or twin room including luxury Moroccan breakfast, tea/coffee in room, activities, airport transfers and 10% TVA sales tax. Rates exclude local tourist taxes of 26 dirhams per person per night (approx EURO 2). Family/Children: free cot for babies & toddlers. NON-REFUNDABLE DISCOUNT: 10% discount for non-refundable bookings (use coupon code: MWYi). THESE RATES ARE VALID FROM: 06 Jan 18 - 28 Feb 17, 01 Jun 18 - 30 Sep 18, 21 Nov 18 - 20 Dec 18 und 06 Jan 19 - 28 Feb 19. CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel or amend your booking. If you need to cancel or amend your booking you must contact us as soon as possible. You will also be required to confirm your cancellation in writing or by email to the address shown on our written confirmation. A cancellation will not take effect until we receive written confirmation from you. If you cancel your booking within seven days of receiving our written confirmation, we will refund the balance of any money you have paid us. After such period the following cancellation charges apply: Up to 57 days before arrival date : Loss of deposit. From 56 days to 29 days inclusive before arrival date: 50%. From 28 days to 15 days inclusive before arrival date: 75%. From 14 days to 8 days inclusive before arrival date: 90%. Within 7 days of arrival date and no shows: 100%. If you decide to leave the property before your booked departure date no refund will be made for unused accommodation or other services. - If we cancel or amend your booking: We would not expect to have to make any changes to your booking, but sometimes problems occur and we do have to make alterations or, very occasionally cancel bookings. We will always seek to find alternative accommodation of an equivalent standard to Riad Africa, in the same or a similar Medina location, should your room become unavailable for any reason. If an amendment to your booking is required we will contact you as soon as is reasonably practical and inform you of the change to your booking. If you choose to cancel your booking we will refund the balance of any money you have paid us. ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE: You can arrive at your accommodation from 14:00 hours on the Arrival Date of your holiday and you must depart by 12:00 hours on the Departure Date. These times may be flexible depending on your flight times and the flight times of the previous or next guests. If you fail to arrive by midday on the day after the Arrival Date and you do not advise the manager of your anticipated late arrival we will treat the booking as having been cancelled by you.Organized by: Riad Arabia
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