Magical Morocco 2012
May 8-17th, 2012
 


Sunday 13 May 2012 FES – BENI MELLAL – MARRAKECH

After breakfast, departure to Marrakech passing by the ski resort of Ifrane, the village of Azrou, famous for its handicrafts and the Cedar Woods of the Middle Atlas. Cross Beni Mellal, a famous Berber city and one of the agricultural centres of Morocco.

Travel through the spectacular scenery of the Middle Atlas mountains as we journey from Fes to Marrakech. Drive through diverse landscapes, from abundant orchards and fertile farmland to mountainous terrain, and through many villages and towns that reveal more of the varied lifestyles in present-day Morocco.

I always look forward to a day like this because is surely is the only way to see the countryside and the people. At this time of year the fields should be full of wild flowers and the bright colours set against the muted tones of their homes is magnificent. We will have stops to break up the driving and before you know it, we will be in beautiful Marrakech! We may even see some truffle sellers and if we do, I wonder how many of you will know what these sellers stands actually look like? Don’t worry, we will point them out to you.

Lunch en route

Arrival to Marrakech in the late afternoon and check-in at the hotel.

Marrakech – the very name brings images of magic, mystery and intrigue to mind – has fascinated travelers for centuries. Absorb the flavor of Marrakech as you explore the souks of the medina. The setting of Marrakech itself is magnificent: the capital of the South with close proximity to the Sahara, it is dominated by the peaks of the magnificent Atlas Mountains. Marrakech will always draw parallels with Fes, the other great Moroccan imperial city. However, what really sets Marrakech apart is not so much its historical landmarks but rather its spectacular location and lively atmosphere. Unlike Fes, Marrakech is not suspended between past and present; it is more rooted in present while maintaining a strong bond to its distant past. Marrakech, the capital of the south, is a very charming city and the one that has many of the loveliest gardens all over Morocco. While in Marrakech the visitor’s curiosity to discover more and more about this beautiful city never ceases.

Last four nights Sofitel Marrakech

Designed in a contemporary Andalusian style and situated in sumptuous gardens, the Sofitel Marrakech Lounge & Spa is a place of calm and sensual pleasure dedicated to the development of all of your senses. In this enchanting environment, the Sofitel Marrakech Lounge & Spa raises the art of well-being and absolute relaxation to the highest level of excellence. Revitalize your body and mind in this luxurious haven of peace, serenity and sensuality - just a few steps from the Medina. .

http://www.sofitel.com/gb/hotel-3569-sofitel-marrakech-lounge-and-spa/index.shtml  


 

  • New Eden
  • Kids Garden
  • Plant a Row Grow a Row