Price scale

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Hammam
  • Three swimming pools
  • Library
  • Spa
  • Cinema room

Activities

  • Beauty treatments
  • Swimming
  • Shoppin
  • Yoga
  • Hiking in the Atlas Mountains
  • Golf
  • Cooking classes

Children

Yes

Lighfoot perks

Details

Situated within the Medina in Marrakech, Riad El Fenn is a glamorous boutique riad hotel featuring traditional Moroccan architecture and contemporary chic style. Set across three peaceful courtyards and with a huge roof terrace overlooking the Koutoubia Mosque and Atlas Mountains, this luxury hotel provides the perfect escape. 

El Fenn offers 20 individually designed rooms and suites and a four-bedroom private riad. Each room combines lavish Moroccan style with a contemporary twist and includes a king-size bed, stunning bathroom and all modern amenities. The Private Pool Suites are spectacular; the other has a New York mezzanine loft feel and both have the added benefit of private terraces and plunge pools.

The restaurant at El Fenn showcases the best of Moroccan and International cuisine. Dine in charming surroundings in the restaurant, on the roof terrace or in the privacy of your room.

Superb facilities include three swimming pools, a hammam spa, library, restaurant and cinema room.
 

Price scale

Facilities

  • Spa
  • Hot tub
  • Hammam
  • Fitness centre
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Free WiFi

Activities

  • Explore local culture and sites
  • Take a guided trip to the Atlas Mountains and Essaouira
  • Mountain biking
  • Tee off on the golf course
  • Visit the medina 
  • Spend a night in the desert under the stars

Children

Yes

Lighfoot perks

Details

Nestled in 20 hectares of fragrant gardens and olive groves, overlooking the Atlas Mountains, Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech is a five-star luxury resort just minutes from the heart of the city. With world-class facilities, luxury accommodations, and gourmet dining, the resort is the ultimate Moroccan escape.

Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech promises a truly luxurious experience offering space, privacy, and exquisite design. 54 luxury villas and nine sumptuous suites combine Moroccan heritage and Oriental charm to create personal and private retreats in the bustling centre of Marrakech, each with an en suite rooftop plunge pool. Every space is a study in understated elegance, where rich textures, intricate patterns, and neutral tones come together in peaceful harmony.

The Moroccan capital is the ultimate place to explore, with a range of fantastic activities created for luxurious leisure. Explore beautifully landscaped gardens. Book a tee time on the green. Wander through colourful markets and experience the local culture, shops, and sites. 

Price scale

Facilities

  • Four restaurants (two Michelin starred)
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Five bars
  • Fitness centre 
  • Three hammams
  • Spa
  • Open air massage

Activities

  • Spa treatments
  • Shopping
  • Cultural tours
  • Tennis
  • Golf

Children

Yes

Lighfoot perks

Details

Set in 20-acre verdant gardens within the walls of the Old Medina, moments from the famous Jamaa El Fna Square and Koutoubia Mosque, La Mamounia offers an ideal escape away from the hectic pace of the medina. 

Offering 209 sophisticated rooms and suites, each one is designed to maximise comfort and luxury, with opulent décor and plush furnishings. Some rooms have their own terrace or balcony. Individually designed signature suites are the epitome of luxury and there are three magnificent three-bedroom riads with a dining room, private terrace and a private swimming pool.

The hotel’s four signature restaurants, two of which have been awarded Michelin stars, feature authentic Moroccan, French and Italian cuisine in intimate settings. 
Escape the bustling city and relax in the 2500 square metre spa with indoor pool and endless health and wellbeing treatments, do a workout in the fitness pavilion, play tennis on the two clay courts or golf at a nearby course, or take a dip in the heated outdoor pool.
 

Price scale

Facilities

  • Tennis court
  • Business centre
  • Wellness centre
  • Massage treatments
  • Five restaurants and bars
  • Pools
  • Gym

Activities

  • Tour Jemaa el-Fna
  • Menara Gardens
  • Koutoubia Mosque
  • Excursions trips to Ourika Valley, Agadir and Essaouira
  • Camel rides
  • 4×4 drives into the Sahara

Children

Yes

Lighfoot perks

Details

Four Seasons Resort Marrakech is a serene and elegant oasis that combines old-world charm with modern, minimalist style and sophistication.

Here you'll find 141 spacious and stylish rooms and suites in a variety of categories.Blending contemporary and traditional Moroccan decor, each room features sumptuous furnishings, a lavish bathroom and a decent-sized balcony offering impressive views. Some suites come with their own plunge pool. Connecting rooms are available. Grand Pavilion Suites are stunning and are ideal for those seeking extravagant luxury.

The hotel offers a myriad of superb dining options. Enjoy Moroccan delights at Solano, leisurely lunches at Azzera Grill and afternoon tea at Inara Lounge.

There are two pools, a gym and a chic spa. This property also caters exceptionally well to families offering child-friendly facilities that include a kids’ programme for four to 12 year olds, a young adult centre and a family pool.
 

Price scale

Facilities

  • Restaurant 
  • Swimming Pool 
  • Bar 
  • Fumoir 
  • Library 
  • Boutique
  • Spa 
  • Tennis Courts
  • Bicycles 

Activities

  • Cultural tours 
  • Medina Spa 
  • Hiking 
  • Biking 
  • Beauty treatments
  • Golf 
  • Adgal gardens 

Children

Yes

Lighfoot perks

Details

Located in the peaceful Palmeraie area of Marrakech, at the gateway to the Sahara Desert, Amanjena is located seven miles south of the city on the road to Ouarzazate.

Thirty-nine stunning and spacious rooms radiate out from the ancient basin, in the heart of the resort. They include 32 Pavilions and six two-storey Maisons. All feature Moroccan décor, king-size beds, lavish bathrooms and courtyards, while some have their own pools. Pavilions Piscine are most suited to families. For ultimate indulgence, the two-bedroom Al-Hamra Maison is the epitome of luxury with indoor and outdoor living and dining areas, an open fireplace and private butler service, and heated pool.

Amanjena offers an array of gastronomic experiences. The Restaurant specialises in authentic Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisine; The Thai Restaurant offers fine dining poolside; and romantic private dinners in the Caidal Tent can be arranged.

Play tennis, hit the gym, or indulge in a treatment at the spa, a peaceful sanctuary with two hammams. There are also two golf courses nearby.

 

Price scale

Facilities

  • Restaurant

  • Lounge bar

  • Outdoor heated swimming pool with jet stream

  • Panoramic terrace with solarium and gazebo

  • Spa

  • Open-air massage rooms

  • Hammam

  • Jacuzzi

  • Sauna

  • Salon

  • Gym

  • Library

  • Boutique

  • Cookery classes

  • Meeting and events facilities

Activities

  • Learn to make tagine at cookery class

  • Urban safaris and private guided tours

  • Jemaa El Fna Square

  • The Saadian Tombs

  • The Royal Palaces

  • The Bahia Palace

  • Golf

  • Horseback riding

  • Quad biking

Children

No

Lighfoot perks

  • A complimentary spa treatment - please speak to your Lightfoot Travel Designer

Details

Located within the walled medina, La Sultana Marrakech sits in the historic golden triangle near the royal palaces, Saadian Tombs, museums and souks. A collection of five riads within a sanctuary of gardens, fountains and pools, this member of the Leading Hotels of the World has an intimate atmosphere and a sense of history.

The 28 opulent guestrooms and suites are individually designed with a blend of traditional Moroccan décor and contemporary comforts. Rooms feature lofty vaulted ceilings, antique furniture and objets d’art, and lavish marble bathrooms that resemble Roman temples. Rooms open onto the inner courtyards; for more privacy book one of the sumptuous suites.

The restaurant specialises in traditional Moroccan cuisine, served on the patio or rooftop with views to the city and peaks of the Atlas Mountains.

Enjoy guided walks of the city and historic attractions, go horse riding or quad biking, or relax in the pool or indulgent spa.

Marrakech

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Marrakech

Marrakech exudes exoticism. From the red ochre paint that earned it the name, The Red City, to the labyrinth alleys of the Unesco-listed medina to the brightly coloured spice stalls of the souks: it’s a city of romance and intrigue that has captured the hearts of weary travellers for centuries.

At its heart lies Djemaa El Fna, one of the word’s great urban squares. As the sun sinks to a call to prayer soundtrack, food stalls appear, serving every imaginable delicacy from charcoal-barbequed kebabs to the (maybe too exotic…) sheep brains. Snake charmers tease hypnotised cobras from wicker baskets, acrobats and storytellers entertained the crowds, the drums bang and medicine men hawk cure-all-your-ailments potions.

Narrow streets twisting away from the north end of the square lead into a vast maze of markets. This is where Marrakech’s reputation for world-class shopping is evident, with countless stores selling exquisite leatherwork, woodwork, ceramics and, of course, carpets.

It’s a city of great Islamic architecture too; no more so than in the magnificent 12th century Koutoubia Mosque with its iconic spiralling minaret visible for miles around.

For a change of pace from the medina, head to the new town of Guéliz, with its long boulevards lined with pavement cafés, upmarket French restaurants, designer clothing stores and art galleries.

As for accommodation for, few cities can match the luxury converted-riad boutiques of Marrakech with their internal courtyards and gardens. With a luxury holiday to Marrakech from Lightfoot Travel, you’ll receive expert and impartial advice on where to stay and what to include on your bespoke itinerary.

 

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Classic Morocco

Best for:

Experimental travellers, curious types and culture vultures

15 nights
$9,800
Mar Apr May Sep Oct Nov

Itinerary highlights

  • Wander around the maze-like souks of Marrakech and Fez

  • Explore the bohemian seaside town of Essaouira

  • Go hiking in the picturesque Atlas Mountains

  • Spend a night stargazing in a camp in the heart of the desert

  • Visit the impressive UNESCO sites of Meknes and Volubilis

Curated by Chris

“Get lost in the souks of old imperial cities, stargaze in your luxury camp on the dunes of the Sahara, and trek in the Atlas Mountains. It’s also worth visiting some famous filming locations, including Star Wars and Game of Thrones.”

Itinerary Details

Day 1
Arrival Marrakech

Upon arrival at the airport you’ll be escorted by car to your accommodation in the heart of the Medina.

The remainder of your day will be spent at leisure.

From: $9,800 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 2
Marrakech

Over the next few days, you’ll enjoy tours with an expert guide through the souks in the Medina.

Your guide will be able to steer you in a rough direction preventing you from getting lost down the colourful , never-ending alleys. Every section has its own specialty – the dyer’s area, the carpenter’s corner, spices, and most importantly bags and baskets which you will need to carry all your purchases in.

 

 

From: $9,800 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 3
Marrakech

Continue to enjoy tours with your expert guide.

You’ll also have plenty of free time to explore Marrakech at your leisure. Wander around the maze-like alleyways, visit the Koutoubia Mosque, and explore the Saadian Tombs.

Don't miss the authentic Djema El Fna where you'll find an array of entertainers from jugglers to fortune tellers to snake charmers. Enjoy sampling some local food and freshly squeezed orange juice, and find a rooftop terrace overlooking the square and sit back, relax, and soak up the atmosphere.

 

 

From: $9,800 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 4
Marrakech

Continue to enjoy time at leisure with your expert guide.

Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can recommend more activities to suit your interests prior to departure (but do ensure that you try a hammam at your hotel!).

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From: $9,800 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 5
Marrakech – Essaouira

This morning you’ll be driven to Essaouira, a journey of around three hours.

Check into your hotel and enjoy an afternoon at leisure. Perhaps take a dip in the rooftop pool, or admire the views over the old city at sunset.

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Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 6
Essaouira

Spend two days exploring this bohemian port town on the Atlantic coast.

Wander around the galleries and boutiques, sip coffee in a café, enjoy a guided cycle tour through the city, explore the citadel and harbour, or relax on the beach.

For more action, you can go quad biking or kite surfing. 

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Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 7
Essaouira

Continue to discover this bohemian port town on the Atlantic coast.

Spend time discovering Essaouira’s streets, relax on the beach, cycle through the city with a guide or - for the more adventurous - try quad biking, four-wheel driving or kite-surfing.

Don’t forget to explore the fishing harbor and the crumbling Essaouira citadel.

From: $9,800 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 8
Essaouira – Atlas Mountains

This morning you’ll be driven to the Atlas Mountains. After the three-hour drive you’ll settle into your mountain retreat, which is run in partnership with the local Berber people.

Spend the rest of the day at leisure - wander around the gardens or rejuvenate in the hammam.

From: $9,800 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 9
Atlas Mountains

Enjoy a day at leisure.

There are numerous trekking options available, or just relax and enjoy the fresh mountain air.

Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can give suggestions prior to departure.

From: $9,800 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 10
Atlas Mountains – Skoura

Today you’ll have a two-hour drive as you’re escorted to Skoura, a flourishing oasis that’s now the region’s commercial centre. Here, palm plantations are criss-crossed by paths that run by crumbling pisé walls up to kasbahs in equally ruinous condition. The whole effect of this is quite beautiful and pervades through the town. 

Check into your accommodation, then head out to explore the crumbling kasbahs and palm plantations.

From: $9,800 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 11
Skoura – Erg Chebbi

Today’s journey takes you into the heart of the desert.

You’ll be transported to a desert camp where you can settle into your tent, which seems to come directly out of ‘Arabian Nights’ with a different setting at every turn.

Explore the area on foot, camel or donkey and in the evening enjoy uninterrupted views of the night sky.  

From: $9,800 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 12
Erg Chebbi - Fez

This morning you’ll be driven to Fez.

Check into your chic riad in the heart of the city, and then relax. You might like to indulge in a hammam or spa treatment, participate in a cookery class, or enjoy sundowners on the roof terrace. We recommend sampling your riad's outstanding fine dining restaurants before a busy day of sightseeing tomorrow.

From: $9,800 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 13
Fez

Your stay in Fez begins with a guided tour of the Medina – essential to help you get your bearings in the maze-like souks.

A guided tour will take you through the maze-like souks including a visit to the Zaouia (sanctuary) of Moulay Idriss II. Founder of Fez, he rapidly achieved cult-status after his death. Another Islamic monument which can be seen but not entered is the Kairaouiyne Mosque. It is such an integral part of the city that its shape cannot be distinguished, so many buildings have been built onto its walls. 

If you have time, you'll pay a visit to the Moulay Yacoub thermal baths.

 

From: $9,800 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 14
Fez

Today you'll have plenty of time to roam on your own – now’s the time to visit the Moulay Yacoub thermal baths if you haven't already, or to explore the surrounding area on horseback.

Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can recommend activities to suit your interests prior to departure.

From: $9,800 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 15
Fez - Rabat

The final day of your tour takes you to explore Meknes, the former Imperial capital of Morocco, and the impressive Roman ruins at Volubilis. Both sites have UNESCO World Heritage status.

Afterwards, you’ll continue to Rabat, where you’ll check in and have time to explore the city. Rabat is still untouched by mass tourism and an easygoing and lively city. The beaches are only a few minutes away, or if you’re not souk’ed out, explore the Medina and the Kasbah of the Oudayas.

From: $9,800 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 16
Departure

Today you’ll be escorted to the airport for your onward journey.

From: $9,800 pp
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