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The program of the excursions and the prices are given for information only. Excursions have to be paid on the premises in the local currency. 

The Club Med has drawn up a Responsible Tourismcharter for all the destinations it serves, to guarantee responsible practice towards the environment, both natural and cultural, and ethical participation towards local economic development.

2 excursions package

For those who want to be sure they make the most of the excursions, we propose a Combined programme with two excursions: 
Upper Atlas in a 4x4 (1 day) 
Alternative Marrakech (1/2 day) 
Dates (the two are not interchangeable) will be given on arrival at the Resort.
A very good level of fitness is required. Not advisable to people with reduced mobility, suffering from back pain or pregnant women.

Essaouira (1 day)

Excursion recommended by our Discovery Center.
Ancient Mogador, the city built in the 18th century by the sultan Sidi Mohamed ben Abdellah. This white city with blue shutters and blue doors is stunning for its Vauban-style fortifications. At Essaouira*, discover all the different districts: the mellah (Jewish quarter), the jewellers, the inlayers of Thuya, the Berber market... * Site registered on the UNESCO World Heritage list. 

Gardens of Marrakech (1/2 day)

Ride out in a horse-drawn carriage to discover the Majorelle garden, a haven of peace in the middle of the modern city and the work of a French painter it is named after. A short tour of the KOUTOUBIA gardens and, to round off the day, a visit to the famous MENARA olive grove. 

High Atlas (one day)

Excursion recommended by our Discovery excursions office Discover the Upper Atlas mountains in a 4x4 vehicle, meeting with Berber populations and enjoying mint tea and a typical Moroccan lunch. 

Karting (Personalized)

Experience the thrills of hurtling round this 1,350 metre-international track... a great moment to share with family or friends

Kasbah of Télouet and Ouarzazate (two days)

Excursion recommended by our Discovery Center 
A trip across the High Atlas mountains via the highest mountain road pass in Morocco. Visit to the Kasbah at Telouet, the preferred haunt of the former pasha of Marrakech. Moroccan lunch. A trip across the Berber valley of Ounila leading to the Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou*. Dinner and night in a hotel at Ouarzazate. After the Reg, discover the Fint Oasis and the mint tea ceremony with the locals. Visit to the Kasbah in Taourirt. * Site registered on the UNESCO World Heritage list. 

Marrakech - a different side (1/2 day and evening - personalized)

Excursion recommended by our Discovery Center. Explore the city of Marrakech and its hidden treasures before dinner in a Riad down in the Medina. 

Monuments of Marrakech (1/2 day)

Barouche ride for a guided tour of the main monuments of the city: The Saad tombs, the Dar Si Said museum and the Bahia Palace. On the return journey, stop off in a specialist workshop of local arts and crafts. 
Every day except Tuesday. 

Ouarzazate and the Kzar Aït Ben Haddou (1 day)

A trip across the imposing High Atlas mountain chain via Tichka, the highest mountain road pass in Morocco (2260 m), frequent stops to admire the countryside on the most beautiful road in Morocco. Visit to Ksar (fortified village) at AIT BEN HADDOU, an ancient caravanserai regsitered by UNESCO as a World Heritage site, a Moroccan lunch, a visit to the Kasbah at TAORIRTE, the home of the powerful EL GLAOUI family during the first half of the 20th century. 

Ourika Valley (1 day)

Visit the Majorelle gardens, which are the property of Yves St Laurent. Then head south for the northern foothills of the High Atlas mountains. Drive through Berber villages in the valley. Moroccan lunch in a restaurant. Return to Marrakech via the famous Menara basin. 

Quad (personalized)

As an amateur of freedom and open space, go quad-biking on a discovery of the surrounding areas of Marrakech through wadis, olive groves and arid expanses. Mint tea with the inhabitants, thrills guaranteed... 

Souks of Marrakech (half-day)

Travel through time as you visit North Africa's most famous souks*. Visit the Marrakech tannery and the various trade guilds: copperware manufacturers, ironware merchants etc. You will visit the medersa Ben Youssef, a former Koranic school, as well as souvenir stalls. *Site registered on the UNESCO World Heritage list


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