Camel ride in the palmeraie
Camel riding is nevertheless available in the charming Palmeraie (palm grove) of Marrakech. This is a place of truly magical landscapes, home to more than 150,000 palm trees, punctuated by small peasant hamlets and the amazing mansions and villas of many famous celebrities.
You’ll be collected from your accommodation in Marrakech and transferred by car to the Palmeraie, where your camels and cameleers will be awaiting you for 2 hours of exploration of the surroundings on camelback. You might even experience the local sense of hospitality, enjoying a mint tea with a local family.
After your stroll, you’ll be taken back to your accommodation in the city.
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Ballooning ride excursion
Early morning ballooning ride excursion.
Marrakech has the benefit of large areas of a flat landscape and provides a perfect location for hot air ballooning.
You are collected at your Riad or Hotel before sunrise & driven by 4×4 across the local countryside to reach the balloon launch site to witness the team set up the balloon. After a full safety briefing you lift off for your flight.
As you gently glide over the local terrain during the hour long flight, depending on the wind speed, you will cover between 15 and 25 Kms.
After the flight and on the way back to Marrakech you stop in a local village for home baked breads with honey & mint tea, around 11.30 am you are returned to your accommodation in Marrakech. A wonderful experience.
Kasbah du Toubkal
For those wishing to spend a day in the Atlas Mountains and experience the true.
spirit of the Berber way of life, The Kasbah Du Toubkal is open to non-residents. A full lunch is provided at the Kasbah. This day out also lets you take a walk in the mountains or take a mule to a local village. A unique experience & a day you will always remember. Departure from Marrakech towards the Atlas Mountains on the way stops in the local berber Souks en route, arrive at the village of Imlil, walk or ride a mule to get to the Kasbah du Toubkal just on time for lunch. After that you can relax or a short trek the nearby berber villages and have a tea with one family. At the end of the afternoon head back to Marrakech.
Get ready for a unique experience by sidecar. This tour offers a unique way to discover the Marrakech medina or outside the town – by vintage side car, driven by an expat living in Morocco. The sidecar has two comfortable seats, one behind the rider (with a handle) and one in the side car.
Your ride is tailor-made, off the beaten path and designed according to your level of knowledge of the area and your centers of interests, respectful of the local culture and all inclusive to offer you a memorable experience.
Today your driver will take you to the city of Essaouira, 165 miles from the Kasbah. This magical fortified coastal town is in total contrast to Marrakech and offers many photographic opportunities. A guide will meet you and take you on a tour of the lively port, the colourful souk and the medina of Essaouira. For lunch you may wish to eat on your own at one of the many fish stalls near to the port where the morning’s catch is on display and cooked right in front of you. In the afternoon your guide will take you out of town to the surrounding countryside.
Enjoy your day excursion to Agafay, approx 30km from Marrakech for an ‘exclusive desert experience. This remarkable location was discovered by the French owner quite by accident when his horse, in need of a drink, took him to the stream that flows in a hidden ravine. He was so entranced by the location he found the land owner and bought what is now called La Pause. La Pause is a mere 45 minutes from Marrakech. You approach La Pause by way of the main road passing by vast citrus farms and then off the road to reach La Pause.
On arrival at la pause, you will do a short camel ride and have traditional lunch served in a nomad tent. Back to Marrakech in the afternoon.