29 Apr Morocco: 3 Days in Marrakech
A mixture of traditional and contemporary, Marrakech holds the promise of incomparable sensations. Stroll through the Jemaa El Fna and the bazaars with their bright colors and oriental scents, and the red city will whisk you into another world in the blink of an eye. Rides in horse-drawn carriages, sun-soaked terraces, street artists and other activities both day and night will all add to your stay in Morocco.
Admire the architectural wealth of the Medina by visiting one of its many riads, small oriental palaces arranged around a central courtyard, or relax at the Menara, a large pooled garden typical of the city. Marrakech relies on its incredible diversity to provide choice for its visitors. You need only head out of the walled center to become immersed in contemporary Morocco. The Guéliz and Hivernage districts offer the most up to date infrastructure, luxury boutiques and international brands along broad spacious avenues; all in Marrakech’s own inimitable style.
As a sign of a growing economic buzz, there are also festive and cultural locations including the Palais des Congrès and the magnificent Théâtre Royal. Enjoy Marrakech at night by paying a visit to the many themed venues, trendy clubs and traditional evenings that reflect the zest for life of its inhabitants.
In 2016, Marrakech hosts the Cop22 fight against climate change, as recognition of its growing international importance and its great hotelier and conference capabilities.
Palmeraie Palace, a legend in Marrakesh
Set in a natural Eden, our famous 5-star hotel in Marrakesh, emblem of the Palmeraie Resorts group, welcomes you offering a break from the rest of the world, and a most memorable. Give your family stay in Marrakesh a new twist through our all-inclusive wide range of entertainment and relaxation activities. Our luxury hotel is the ideal place to experience the traditional charm of Morocco, to perfect your golf swing, to relax at the spa, and especially to treat your kids! Satisfy your cravings at one of our 11 restaurants by taking a culinary getaway to the flavours of the world. Look closely, there won’t be a minute you won’t relish . . .
- Welcome at Marrakech airport
- Bus transfer to hotel
- Free time for Dinner
- Breakfast at the hotel
- Briefing for the activity (Urban Game)
- Lunch at Kasar El Hamra
- Back to Marrakech
- Transfer with bus to Agafay Desert
Optional : Continuation to the camp with a decorated traditional trucks
- Option 1 : Gala Dinner and overnight at an Exclusive Camp
- Option 2 : Exclusive Gala Dinner under tents at the Palm Grove.
CITY CHALLENGE: MARRAKESH ENIGMA
This ultra-fun journey makes you discover the city in an original way. We have transformed for you the paper roadbook into a practical smartphone App, but you keep in hand the plan of the city. This map allows you to mark the Medina of Marrakech out.. Jamaa Efna square, Moussines, Rahba Kdima Square, Samarine, Melah … between checkpoints that we have designed for your team. You cross the medina along its historical places and its hidden recesses and teams compete around riddles to solve, clues to collect, orientation tests with TABLET / ROAD BOOK to try to find before others the place of the ultimate test!
PLAY: Marrakech Medina (duration: 2h – 3h)
This activity is adaptable for 6 – 1000 pax and the quiz is personalised to your liking. At the end of the game, you will have access to an online photo album and will be able to remind you together of the funniest team building ever organized.
EAT: KSAR el HAMRA
Some traditional restaurants owe their success to the excellent service they offer other quality menu and meals served there, while others owe their fame to the beauty of the spaces that house.
Restaurant Ksar El Hamra has the Palme d’Or, since meets the three assets with the sole intention sublimate diners and provide unforgettable moment.
Optional: Continuation to the camp with a decorated traditional trucks
The Agafay desert is located thirty kilometers in the South of Marrakech and extends over several hundred acres. This rocky desert, can be likened to a sand desert. Indeed, its white dunes stand and landscape are similar to the Sahara dunes. In the middle of the desert, is a surprising oasis called the enchanted oasis, haven of peace and tranquility, where the fauna and flora can easily develop
- Optional activities: Guided visit of Majorelle Garden and YSL Museum and souks
- Quad Bikking at the Palme Grove
- Invitiation of Waky board
- Lunch for the whole group at the Waky.
- Transfer departure to Marrakech Airport.
DISCOVER: MAJORELLE GARDENS
The Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech is one of the most visited sites in Morocco. It took French painter Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962) forty years of passion and dedication to create this enchanting garden in the heart of the “Ochre City”. We amble along shady lanes, in the midst of trees and exotic plants of dreamy origin; we walk past refreshing, burbling streams and pools filled with water lilies and lotus flowers; we hear wafting through the air, laden with sugared fragrance, the rustling of leaves and the chirping of numerous birds who come here to take refuge; we stop, and the path turns unexpectedly, revealing a building with Moorish charm, with a hint of Art Deco, painted in astonishingly vibrant primary colours, glowing with an intense blue the artist perceived in the Atlas Mountains. We are soothed and enchanted by the harmony of this luxuriant and vivid imagery, which issues a delicate summons to the senses, offering us a calming retreat near, and yet so far from the bustling city, sheltered from time by high earthen walls.
“No, thank you. Merci.”
I’m becoming quite accustomed to saying this. Every thirty seconds or so.
It’s the foreigner’s armour in the souks of Marrakech. Every storeowner has the best quality, the best price, the only authentic goods. Or so they will want you to believe.
Whether you are actually looking to buy or just looking, you’ll need to fend off dozens of hopeful vendors as you navigate your way through the crowded and noisy alleys.
But here in the sweaty and smelly heart of Marrakech’s medina (old town) is one of the highlights of any visit to the city. Much of it may cater towards the tourists but overall the authenticity has not been lost.
This is the trading centre of the city – the reason that, many hundreds of years ago, people would walk through the desert with their goods-ladened camels. Those days may be behind us but the carts and motorbikes forcing their way through the bustle are probably even more hazardous!
THE YVES SAINT LAURENT MUSEUM
Fifteen years have gone by since the last Yves Saint Laurent runway show at the Centre Pompidou and the closing of the couture house that bears his name. Fifteen years during which the couturier’s heritage has been preserved by the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent, whose mission is to safeguard and share a unique collection: Yves Saint Laurent’s creative work.
During forty years, Yves Saint Laurent developed a style that was his own. By accompanying the liberation of women, the many iconic garments he designed have become part of the history of the 20th century. The pea coat, trench coat, ‘smoking’, pantsuit and safari jacket became integral to a woman’s everyday wardrobe. At the same time, Yves Saint Laurent was the last of the grand couturiers who dominated the extraordinary epoch of haute couture. In his sublime evening dresses one sees references to painting, literature, the theatre and street fashion. The two museums bearing his name reveal he was indeed a great artist of his generation.
Located very near the Jardin Majorelle – acquired by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé in 1980 – the musée YVES SAINT LAURENT marrakech occupies a new 4,000 m² building. It includes a 400m² permanent exhibition space devoted to the work of Yves Saint Laurent and designed by Christophe Martin.
The museum also includes a hall for temporary exhibitions, a research library with over 5,000 volumes, a 140-seat auditorium, bookshop and terrace café.
INITIATION OF WAKY BOARD
Waky Marrakech is the first Cable Park in Marrakech, Morocco! Come experience with us Wake boarding & Water skiing in a heavenly setting at the foot of the magnificent Atlas mountains in Marrakech.
Located across from the lake, the Waky Bar is the perfect place for lively lunches in a casual atmosphere. Our Chef offers fast summertime cuisine including burgers, wraps and salads, as well as an original selection of fresh cocktails any time of the day. A terrace stretching along the lake front has been laid out for a drink, or to relax after a wake-boarding session.
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