Classic Three Centre Morocco Holiday

Marrakech, High Atlas & Essaouira

About Classic Three Centre Morocco Holiday


A popular holiday combining three contrasting locations - Marrakech, High Atlas and Essaouira on the Atlantic coast.

START / FINISH - Marrakech

Activity code: MOHO02

Duration: 8 Days

In our opinion this is the perfect first holiday to Morocco! We have been offering this triple centre trip for many years and continue to recommend it. Not only will you experience our personally selected riads in Marrakech you also get to explore the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains in nearby Ouirgane and then round off the trip with a couple of days relaxing on the Atlantic coast. Included in the itinerary are door-to-door private transfers, a city tour of Marrakech and a guided day hike. Should all the relaxing become too exhausting, you can pre-book optional extras such as a cookery lesson, spa treatments, quad bikes and camel rides.

Highlights of the Morocco Three Centre Holiday

  • MARRAKECH - A historic city nestled on a large plain at the foot of the snow-capped High Atlas Mountains; as such it is the perfect city to begin your visit to Morocco. Surrounded by its original fortified city wall Marrakech entices you into its midst to explore the historic and labyrinthine Medina, its palaces, gardens and souks. Today, Marrakech has become a thriving metropolis with chic night spots, top restaurants and a very modern atmosphere in places, all of which emphasises the immense historical context of the Medina and its focal point, the Djemma el Fna. By staying in a small riad in the Medina you will encounter this way of life first-hand and how it changes throughout the day. Don't miss the main square - the Djemma El Fna - busy in the day and thriving in the evening.
  • OUIRGANE - The High Atlas Mountains are dominated by some of North Africa's highest peaks and their breathtaking size towering above the Berber villages provides a backdrop for Ouirgane and similar Berber villages. Ouirgane and nearby Marigha are surrounded by almond blossom in early spring and are just an hour's drive south of Marrakech. Our choices include Chez Momo which has a large garden, swimming pool and is perfect for couples; other options are Kasbah Tatfi and Kasbah Angour (in Tahanout).
  • ESSAOUIRA - Essaouira is a former Portuguese fishing port full of white-washed houses with blue doors and shutters. An expansive sandy beach is located next to the harbour and is shallow enough for safe bathing. Thanks to the ocean breeze, Essaouira benefits from cool on-shore breezes and at the end of the morning don't miss the colourful and lively spectacle of the return of the boats to the port, with their baskets full of fish. This is the best place to eat fish in the whole of Morocco – sit down at any stall in the harbour and feast yourself on the freshest and most varied fish BBQ you will ever encounter.
  • RIADS - These little jewels are often hidden away down a side street or alleyway in the heart of the medina. Riads are houses with no windows on the outside; instead the windows face inwards to a central courtyard patio. They vary in size and number of rooms but all offer a much more traditional experience than large, chain hotels.

Why book with Rediscover the World ?

Accommodation: we have personally chosen the riads in this itinerary as all of them offer high quality accommodation. You may prefer a small and friendly budget option or one of the luxurious boutique-style properties or perhaps a deluxe hotel with lots of facilities to enjoy during your stay (or please let us know if you'd prefer alternative accommodation).

Transport: to take the stress out of arriving and departing we offer a private airport transfer service. We then also include private transfers throughout your holiday in a sensibly-sized comfortable vehicle with a/c.

Extra Information: We're on hand to book activities and additional sightseeing, particularly in Marrakech - such as hiking, cookery classes, golf or quad biking.

What's included in your Morocco Three Centre holiday?

  • Accommodation on B&B basis (Half Board in Atlas Mountains) in a double (or twin) room with tourist taxes as follows:
    • Marrakech - 3 nights
    • Ouirgane / Marigha - 2 nights  
    • Essaouira - 2 nights
  • Private round trip airport transfers
  • Private transfers between locations
  • Private half day guided city tour of Marrakech
  • Guided day hike in the High Atlas foothills
  • All taxes and full 24 hour representative services.

Flights are available to book through us with a wide range of airlines, from various UK airports. If we book your flights this means that your holiday will be fully ATOL protected.

Our recommended hotel choices for this holiday:

  • Marrakech: - Riad Mur Akush, Riad Zamzam, Riad el Zohar, Riad Kniza, Riad Hikaya
  • Ouirgane: - Kasbah Tatfi, Chez Momo
  • Essaouira: - Hotel Atlas & Spa, Riad Mimouna, Hotel Sofitel Mogador Golf & Spa

Contact us now to book this recommended Holiday for any dates.


  • Example Itinerary

    • Day 1 - arrive Marrakech - private transfer to your accommodation; stay at a riad of your choice for 3 nights on B&B basis
    • Day 2 - private half day guided tour of Marrakech
    • Day 3 - Optional extra sightseeing and activities, e.g. cookery class, quad biking
    • Day 4 - private transfer from Marrakech to Ouirgane; stay at a small hotel of your choice for 2 nights on HB basis
    • Day 5 - private guided day hike with picnic lunch - full day.
    • Day 6 - private transfer from Ouirgane to Essaouira; stay at a riad of your choice for 2 nights on B&B basis
    • Day 7 - optional sightseeing / activities
    • Day 8 - private transfer to Marrakech airport; depart Marrakech

  • Prices & Departure Dates

    Prices are on request, they will be in UK Pounds and are based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. A single supplement needs to be added to the twin/double price if single rooms are required. Prices for children (under 12yrs); 3rd adult sharing a room, single supplements and Half Board are on request.

    Prices depend on your chosen accommodation and room availability as well as time of travel. We always aim to match a high quality experience with exceptional value for money. Please note that discounts will apply if there are 4 or more people in your travelling party as fixed costs such as transportation and guides will be shared equally between the group.

    NB: Flights available to book with us through a range of airlines, from various UK airports to Marrakech.

    Naturally, all transport is included in this holiday.

    City Tours include an English-speaking guide, all transport, entry fees to historic monuments (including the incredible Ben Youssef Medersa, Saadian Tombs & Bahia Palace), an exploration of the souks and focal points of the medinas in both locations.


"All the accommodation was great and very helpful friendly staff. The guide the hotel arranged for us in the atlas mountains was brilliant and the lunch he arranged for us was lovely. Transfers were always on time and drivers very friendly. "

C Davis, UK, Oct 2018

"Everything worked like clockwork. The drivers and guides were punctual, very kind and informative. We had good advice about the places we stayed from them and the riad staff. We enjoyed everything about the trip. Thank you very much!"

S Walker-Stokes, March 2019


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