Day 1: Arrive to Marrakech: Arrival day in Marrakech .Your driver and 4x4 will meet you in the airport and transport you to your Riad/Palais. Moroccan tea waiting for you upon arrival. Relax in your Riad this day after a long flight. We can arrange the dinner for you on the rooftop terrace.
Day 2: Marrakech After breakfast in the Riad,meet a representive of Nirvana Expedition. Uwind. The driver will transport you to the spa. This is your spa day at either La Mamounia or Le bain du Marrakech. Half day at the spa. Lunch it Mamounia or Le Jardin. After lunch, meet your driver to visit the Majorelle Jardin, the former home and gardens the late of Yves Saint Laurent. Transport back to the Riad/Palais. We can arrange dinner reservations. Suggestions: Visit the fabulous Dar Moha (Former Pierre Balamin’s Marrakech home.)
Day 3: De La Palmaraie Museu After breakfast meet your driver. Visit the Musee de la Palmaraie just outside Marakech, walk the collection of contemporary art and gorgeous gardens. After, we will drive back to the Medina for lunch. Then, its time to visit the Medina to shop for treasures. One of the best buys is a Moroccan carpet. We can visit the Palace of All Carpets in Marrkech; they have the best museum-quality collection. Get the royal treatment. Shop sipping tea and being wowed by the gorgeous collection. After, we can shop a half day in the Souk, visiting the best Moroccan boutiques of design. We can have a happy hour cocktail on the roof terrace in the Medina. Transport back to the Riad/Palais. We can arrange dinner reservations for you. Suggestion: Visit Jad Mahal, El fassia, Maison MK, Maison du Arabe.
Day 4: The Atlas Mountains Meet your driver and depart the Riad/Palais early morning after breakfast. We will cross Tichka Pass in the high Atlas mountains, with a tea break in a gorgeous location. We will also make a visit to an Argan oil Coopertive that produces pure organic Argan oil. We will stop for lunch in Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO world heritage site. It has one of the most famous Kasbahs in Morocco. It has been used for locations in many Hollywood productions, such as Lawrence of Arabia. After lunch, continue through the Skoura Oasis, where many ancient Kasbahs stand amongst the palm trees. From here the route takes you through Kela’a Mgouna the Valley of the Roses. Many rose cosmetics are locally made here. Visit the shops and see the visual display as if it was a pop-art instalation. A great find is a rose water spray to refresh on a hot day. Our final stop for the day is Dades Gorge, the grand canyon of Morocco. You will sleep in a fabulous Kasbah. (Includes breakfast and dinner.)
Day 5: The Desert After breakfast, tour the area before departure for the desert. We will make stops in Togra Gorge, Erfoud. After lunch, you will arrive to the desert; on arrival have Berber tea in a desert Kasbah, before you meet your camel caravan for a sunset and overnight in the desert camp. We’ll spend the night in a luxe tent in the desert and dine under the stars.
Day 6: The Dunes After your camel trek back to the Kasbah, meet your driver for an adventure tour of the dunes. Meet a nomad family in the dunes. Discover a nomad’s life in the Sahara. After, visit Khamlia village home of the Gnawa music. Sip tea while listening to the intoxicating sounds. The Gnawa is a rich repertoire of ancient African spiritual songs and rhythms. Its well-preserved heritage combines ritual poetry. Lunch with the Gnawa. After your desert adventure, return back to the desert Kasbah to relax. Dinner included in the Kasbah.
Day 7: Visit Ouarzazate on the way back to Marrakech After breakfast in the desert Kasbah, depart for Marrakech. Stop in Ouarzazate on the way. Arrive to Marrakech in the evening. Check into your Riad/Palais for your final night in Marrakech. We can make dinner arrangements on the terrace for you. Day 8: Transport to the Airport: The driver will transport you to the airport.
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