- Transfers: all transfers included
- Accommodation: 3 nights in a Glamping Suite at Villa Dinari, 4 nights in 1 bedroom riad at Rebali Riad
- Meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 Lunch
- The following activities are included in the holiday: Atlas Mountains day, Marrakech souk tour (order subject to change)*
- Fully qualified guides and instructors during activities with all equipment provided
* Please note that we do not include activities at Rebalis Riads although there is an extensive range of options that can be booked locally. You can go through these after checking in at this wonderfully relaxing resort. That way, you can decide exactly how busy or how laid-back your time there will be. If you would like to indulge your sense of adventure you can try camel trekking, horse riding, surfing, quad biking, an Essaouira souk visit and cookery lessons.
Starting in Marrakech, you will spend your three nights at Villa Dinari, where you can rest in magnificent tents that are more akin to royal pavilions than a canvas shelter!
Marrakech MedinaOn a tour of the magnificent souks, you will discover a variety of sights, sounds, and smells as well as learn about the locals way of life. You will also travel to Morocco's breath-taking Atlas Mountains, which are a must see on any visit to this country. The second part of your trip takes you to the area of the historic harbour city of Essaouira. At the magnificent Rebali Riads hotel, a stunning location with a typical Moroccan design, you will stay in an opulent villa.
The attentive and accommodating staff will give you the chance to sit down, talk, and plan your own schedule here. You can choose your own activities (payable locally) and set your own pace. A variety of cultural, culinary, and adventurous options are available.
You should absolutely take advantage of the hotel's amenities when you have free time. Relax in a classic hammam steam room, splash around in the pool, or enjoy a game of tennis.
** PLEASE NOTE: There is limited availability in August 2023 – please enquire as soon as possible for travel in August departures **
Dates & Prices
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Next season’s dates and prices
Sat 30 Mar 2024
Sat 26 Oct 2024
|Adults £ 1,515 To £ 1,695|
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We always try to provide an approximation of the group size you can expect to be with for the duration of each of our holidays. It may be that you are joined by others for parts of your holiday (such as transfers and particular activities) but the above number reflects those you can normally expect to be with from beginning to end. If group size is something which is particularly important to you, please speak to our Travel Experts and they can suggest the best holidays for you.
Tailor-made holiday group sizes will vary for all activities as will the group size for any additional activities you book.
Minimum and maximum age
If a specific minimum age applies to this holiday, it can be found in the Key Facts box on the holiday Overview page.
Unless otherwise stated in the in the Key Facts box on the holiday Overview page, the minimum age for participation in an Artisan holiday is typically 8 years old (there may be younger children in some destinations who have booked with other companies). If an adult-only environment is important to you, then please contact our Travel Experts and they will advise on the best dates and destinations for you. If you are looking for a holiday designed specifically for families then please see our sister company www.activitiesabroad.com
The order of activities listed in this agenda is provided for guidance only, your final and detailed itinerary will be provided either with your final travel documents (which are uploaded into your online account around a week prior to departure) or upon arrival.
Medical History and Advice
We want our holidays to be accessible as they can be and will do our best to accommodate any special requests and requirements where possible. We have a wide range of holidays and destinations and so our travel experts will help find the best holiday for you.
In order to give us the best possible chance to do this we ask that if you or any member of your party has any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday or has any special requirements, that you tell us at the time of enquiry or booking. You must also promptly advise us if any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday develops after your booking has been confirmed. You may need to provide a doctor’s note and proof of insurance in some cases as the health and safety of our clients is absolutely paramount.
In providing this information you are allowing us to work with our expert local partners to ensure that your whole party can enjoy the holiday. By letting us know in advance we can discreetly work with you to adapt any part of the holiday which may potentially be challenging. Being able to prepare for this in advance makes an incredible difference to what we can offer and minimises any impact on your party and the rest of the group.
Unfortunately, if you choose not to share this information with us in advance then it may limit some or all of the itinerary you have booked, and we cannot be held accountable for any additional costs or missed activities resulting from this.
Insurance is not included in your holiday, but it is a pre-requisite to travelling with us. You will need to ensure that you have cover for all the activities that you will be participating in during your holiday.
It is extremely important that you take out a suitable travel insurance policy at the time of booking. Plans do sometimes change, and you will need this policy should you need to cancel your holiday.
If you are struggling to find a suitable policy then details of our preferred provider, who will cover you for all the activities we offer, can be found on our website by clicking here. Please note that this policy is available to EU residents under the age of 75 only.
The UK Foreign Office Advice
Our clients’ safety is at the centre of everything we do, and our operations team continually assesses and monitors the destinations we feature. We carry out thorough risk assessments and work closely with all of our suppliers to continually follow best practice. For up to date travel advice the UK government offers its Travel Aware website as well as the advice detailed below.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Advice
We receive all updates from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) with regards to travel advice and we always ensure that we follow this advice in our operations. The FCO issues travel advisories for countries based on a very wide range of factors. They may provide notification about things as simple as a football match and crowds, or they may go so far as to advise against all travel to a region. We ask all our clients to refer to the relevant Travel Advice by Country for the destinations they are visiting in order to make an informed decision on the safety of the destination based on the details provided. It also provides vital information regarding entry requirements, embassy information, local laws and customs as well as specific safety and health. Guests should take responsibility for keeping themselves up to date with this advice. Please also ensure that, if you are transiting through another country, you have read the advice and meet the entry requirements for that destination too.
The FCO travel advice is applicable to British Passport Holders. Most governments will issue their own travel advice for a region and, if you are not a UK resident then you can find some helpful links below:
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade http://www.safetravel.govt.nz/
Canadian Consular Affairs Bureau http://voyage.gc.ca/
The U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/english.html
If the FCO deems that there is an unacceptable level of risk for UK citizens then, together with the government, they may issue an advisory against all travel to a region or country. If such an advisory is published, then we will act accordingly, and this may require the cancellation, curtailment or amendment of a holiday itinerary. These decisions are made on the basis of ensuring our clients’ safety and will affect all clients on the holiday, regardless of their nationality.
If one of our local experts suggests an amendment due to a situation which develops locally then we may also take the decision to amend an itinerary appropriately.
If we have to cancel your holiday prior to departure you will be offered the option of an alternative trip (where any price difference will either be refunded to or covered by you) or a full refund of the monies paid.
If we have to curtail a holiday, then you will be refunded for any costs for the elements we have been unable to deliver, where we have been able to secure a refund from our suppliers. If we must reroute a holiday, then any basis for refund is determined on a case by case basis and dependent on whether the central holiday experience was provided or not.
Booking activities locally
Additional activities can be booked locally in almost all our destinations. However, as per our booking conditions, we cannot be held responsible for any injury or loss incurred through participation in activities which are booked at your destination outside of our holiday itinerary (see our ‘Terms and Conditions’ for further details).
When arranging any such activity please always ensure that safety is your primary concern.
In some of our destinations, you can borrow or hire equipment for use in your free time. You do so entirely at your own risk. You must ensure that you are properly prepared, have the necessary equipment and knowledge (maps, etc) and ensure that where applicable, you follow marked routes. We recommend discussing your plans with the local teams who will be able to advise on the most suitable options for you.
Always let the reception/guide know where you are planning to go and take a torch and mobile phone (with the hotel/guide’s phone number stored). It is also a good idea to leave your contact number and the time you expect to return to the hotel should the hotel need to contact you.
Brexit information for British Passport holders
For the most up to date information on how the UK’s departure from the EU may affect your holiday please click here to view our Brexit information for British Passport holders.
Flight schedule changes and connecting transportation
On your documentation, we will confirm your flight schedule. Sometimes the flight number, routing and timings might change prior to your departure. If the change is classed as a significant change then we will contact you to discuss this. Please see our booking conditions for details.
Flight schedule changes can impact on your pre and post-holiday travel arrangements if these have been booked separately to your holiday. We strongly recommend that you do not book transport (such as trains or transfers), car parking or non-connecting flights to the departure point for your holiday until you have received your final confirmed travel times when your final travel documents are issued. We are not responsible for the effect of any schedule change on your pre or post travel arrangements. We strongly recommend that you do not purchase non-flexible or non-refundable tickets to avoid cancellation and penalty charges.
Booking your own flights - cancellation disclaimer
If you have chosen to book your own flights, then you will need to wait until we confirm to you that the holiday departure has met the minimum numbers required to run (if applicable to your chosen holiday). Once the holiday is guaranteed to run, you will be informed and you can then make your arrangements.
If transfers are included in your holiday, please ensure that any potential flights will be met by our standard transfers (speak to one of our Travel Experts for advice) otherwise private transfer supplements may be applicable. Once your flights are booked, please send us a copy of your detailed flight itinerary.
Please be aware that most tickets are non-refundable in the case of cancellation. For this reason, we strongly advise you check the rules of the ticket and check the limitations of your cancellation insurance before booking. We cannot be held liable, in the unlikely eventuality that we should be forced to cancel or amend your trip, for losses incurred relating to any flight booking you have made.
Terms and Conditions
Our full booking terms and conditions can be found on our website: https://www.artisantravel.co.uk/booking-conditions
Arrival and Welcome
Upon arrival in Marrakech, your transfer vehicle will take you to your luxury tent accommodation at Villa Dinari, approximately 30 minutes away.
Along the way, keep your eyes peeled for the local goats found high in the argan trees, feasting on the nuts and leaves.
Once you have checked in, you can make yourselves at home in your amazing tent accommodation for the night. Why not try the hotel restaurant for dinner or you can ask them for a recommendation in the local area.Included Meals: None
Day in the Atlas Mountains
Fill up at breakfast in preparation for a lovely excursion exploring the Atlas Mountains.
A two-hour transfer will take you to your starting point, the village of Imlil, from where you will spend the day trekking in this scenic region with a mountain guide.
Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains, looms in the background as you take to the trail. You will walk through small hamlets and woods filled with walnut trees, weaving up to higher ground along the mountain track.
The views are incredible and this is a marvellous way to show off the natural side of Morocco, which is easily missed when just sticking to popular urban attractions.
There will be the chance to visit at least one village in the area for a sense of life in these rural parts of the country, and lunch will be provided. The trip can be tailored to the needs and abilities of the group also.
You will return to Villa Dinari in the late afternoon.Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Three Hour Souk Tour
You will all be whisked away for a fabulous tour of Marrakech’s impressive souks. Potters, olive-sellers, tanners, dancers, magicians...the list of people and stalls you will encounter here is endless.
Cameras should always be at the ready, and given the wild mix of life, every photo opportunity is likely to be as remarkable as the next.
After this bustling day, you can sit back and relax during your last evening at Villa Dinari.
Included Meals: BreakfastIncluded Meals: Breakfast
DAY 4 - 7
Set your own itinerary
At Rebali Riads, you can sit down with your hosts and discuss the activities you would like to schedule during your stay. We do not include these so you have complete control over what you would like to do and how active you would like to be.
The Activities available are: Camel trekking, Quad biking, Berber lunch, Farm tour and argan oil, Surfing (also wind-surfing and kite-surfing), horse riding and cookery lessons. For more details on these and an indication of local prices, please speak to one of our travel experts.Included Meals: Breakfast
Tuck into your last Moroccan breakfast before being transferred to Marrakech Airport for your journey home. Please note that the transfer time is around 3 hours.Included Meals: Breakfast
Included in price
Personalise this tour
Spend a night in The Enchanting Marrakech Medina
If you would like to extend your trip and spend a night or two in the ancient heart of this vibrant city, please speak to one of our Travel Experts about your requirements and we will come back with the perfect riad for you! Many riads also have rooftop terraces with stunning views of the city. These are great places to relax and enjoy the sunset or people-watch.
The medina itself is a maze of narrow streets and alleyways, and it is easy to get lost. However, this is part of the charm of the medina and that extends to your arrival. Your transfer will drop you and your luggage off at the gates of the medina. One of the knowledgeable porters will put your luggage on their trolley and will take you straight to your riad. It is useful to pay attention to the route as it will help you get your bearings but your hosts will also be able to provide you with maps and directions once you are checked in.