Marrakech

1001 night …

 

The fairytale city of Marrakech is located at the foot of the snow-capped peaks of the Atlas Mountains.

 

In 1985, the old town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site because its houses a variety of architecturally significant buildings. These include the Koutoubia Mosque from 1162 and the 12th-century Kasbah.

 

Oases of tranquility are the gardens Jardin Majorelle and Menara. In contrast the lively and colorful souks (bazaars) on which spices, exotic fruits, vegetables and leather goods are offered.

 

A major attraction for visitors to the city is the Djeema el Fna, the world-famous medieval market and hangman’s square. Now it is a living place for oriental storytellers, fortune tellers, acrobats, snake charmers and jugglers.

 

In the evening the place will filled with food stalls which deserve fresh snails, inside of the sheep but also Tajines and other moroccan specialties prepared.

 

Marrakech attractions:

 

  • Souk: The souks of Marrakech are a feast of the senses. The labyrinth of lanes, the variety of goods, the colors and smells as well as the play of shadows and light under the huge roofing are unique.

 

  • Jardin Majorelle: The Majorelle Garden is one of the most important and above all, most beautiful sights in Marrakech. An oasis in the middle of the bustling city. The French painter Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962) worked at this botanical garden for 40 years until his death. In 1980, Ives Saint Laurent bought the garden and saved it from decay. Today it blooms in its full glory and has a small Berber museum and a nice cafe.

 

  • Kasbah: A notable landmark from the 16th century is the Kasbah, with its small garden containing the tombs of the Saadite dynasty – one of the finest examples of Islamic art, not least because of the complex stucco decorations and cedar wood ceiling of the mausoleum.

 

  • City tour by horse-drawn carriage

 

  • Menara: The Menara Gardens are approximately 100 hectares in size and form a public city park in Marrakech. They were created by the Almohads, a Berber dynasty, in the 12th century as an olive plantation. To fulfill this task, an irrigation system was needed. Therefore, a branched channel system leads from a lake in the center of the garden to the furthest corners, so that there is always enough water available in all places. In 1985, the gardens along with the old town of Marrakech and the Agdal Gardens were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

  • Djeema el Fna: Already during the day, local women bustle around the hands and feet of interested tourists with beautiful pictures of henna, musicians, acrobats, etc. In the evenings, countless other artists are added. In particular, the famous mobile food stalls (food on wheels) added and revive the place in a mystical way.

Departure 7:00 am – Departure approx. 8:00 pm

 

with 2 persons 95 Euro p.P

with 3 persons 80 Euro p.P.

with 4 persons 60 Euro p.P.

 

* Group discount possible.

* On request there is Trip I with one or more nights!