A Wonderful Winter Weekend in Marrakech

Here is a helpful two-day itinerary for a rich experience in Morocco at the foot of the Atlas Mountains.

Jan 23, 2012
  • Day One in Medina, Marrakech
  • Day One, Part Two at Solano, Marrakech
  • Relax in a Private Cabana in Marrakech
  • Enjoy a Camel Ride on Day Two
Day One

Explore Marrakech with a multilingual guide for half a day. Discover the amazing Medina and the opulent Bahia Palace. View the stunning Koutoubia Mosque and venture though Jemaa-el-Fna and the souks. Stop for lunch at Terrace des Epices, located on a quiet rooftop hidden in the middle of the souks. The restaurant’s small alcoves are perfect for a romantic lunch or for chatting with friends. After having strolled around the Medina, relax by one of the Resort’s giant pools in a private cabana as you enjoy Moroccan mint tea and pastries from Inara Bar and Lounge.

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Day One, Part Two

Have dinner at a traditional Moroccan restaurant, such as Al Fassia Gueliz, located in the city centre, or Dar Yacout, with its carved cedar ceilings and mosaic floors and fountains. For a fun, modern Marrakech experience, sip after-dinner cocktails at Le Comptoir Darna, or take in the “Marock’n Roll” attitude at Djellabar, where tradition meets modern art, music and tasty libations.

Photography courtesy Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Day Two

Start off your day with an unforgettably colourful hot air balloon ride at sunrise, complete with magnificent views of the Atlas Mountains. Breakfast is served at first light around a campfire while the balloon inflates. Your flight then lasts 45 minutes. Next, head back to the Resort and pamper yourself at the Spa with a Moroccan Hammam Ritual. The steam from the Hammam and kessa glove gently exfoliates your skin, and the traditional Rhassoul mask detoxifies deeply. A signature Massage de Marrakech follows the ceremonial rinse.

Photography Richard Waite/Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Day Two, Part Two

Enjoy lunch in a casual setting at Azzera Grill, overlooking the Resort’s 40-metre long pool. The beautiful terrace is nestled amongst olive trees and provides a true oasis of calm and light. Then take a camel ride through the beautiful Palmeraie—the famous and ancient palm grove to the north—which should not be missed. Afterward, savour a signature peach martini beside the roaring fires at the rooftop bar Zest at Bleu d’Orange. This Resort hotspot boasts spectacular views of the Atlas Mountains and Menara Gardens. When the evening rolls around, dine in the Italian-and-Moroccan restaurant, Solano–Brasserie du Sud, which features two bread ovens and a refined menu that utilizes only the finest local ingredients. Top off your night with dancing at the trendy SO Night Lounge with its four separate areas, or sway to the sounds from the DJ at the more intimate Bo Zin.

Photography Richard Waite/Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Marrakech rests at the foot of the Atlas Mountains. At its heart is the ancient walled city—the Medina—one of the largest souks in Morocco and magnificent Moorish palaces. The Medina’s undisputed focal point is Jemaa-el-Fna, the busiest square in all of Africa. By day it is a market, by night the square takes on a carnival-like atmosphere. Visitors can be tempted by aromas from the food stalls while enjoying a parade of snake charmers, musicians and dancers.

Here is a sample itinerary from Myriam Thomet, Guest Relations Manager at Four Seasons Resort Marrakech, on how to spend a wonderful weekend in this vibrant Moroccan city.

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2 Comments about A Wonderful Winter Weekend in Marrakech

  1. Simon says:

    2 personnes du 26 fevr au 2 mars ?

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