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Marvellous Marrakech - Opera Plaza Hotel

Tour Pace:

8 DAYS from €1063pp

Tour Highlights
  • Discover the beautiful architecture and sights of Marrakech, visiting Koutoubia Garden and El Bahia Palace
  • Explore the famous souks of Marrakech
  • Experience the beauty of the Majorelle gardens, famous for their lush tropical foliage, serene fountains, and diverse cactus collection
  • Navigate the maze-like streets of Essaouira
  • Travel to Ourika Valley, a lush oasis nestled in the foothills of the magnificent Atlas Mountains
  • Take in the vast views of the Agafay Desert as you enjoy a traditional Moroccan meal under the beautiful starry sky

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Marvellous Marrakech - Opera Plaza Hotel

Embark on a fascinating journey uncovering the very best of Marrakech. Enjoy guided sightseeing tours of the vibrant streets of the old Medina, explore the Majorelle tropical gardens, visit picturesque Essaouira, and discover the tranquil oasis of Ourika Valley in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. End your adventure with a stunning sunset atop a massive dune in the Agafay Desert and relaxing under the stars.

Tour Itinerary

UK to Marrakech

On arrival to Marrakech airport you will be met and greeted by our local representative and transferred to the Opera Plaza Hotel, arriving in time for your first dinner in Morocco.

  • Dinner

After breakfast at the hotel, explore the vibrant streets of the old Medina on a guided sightseeing tour, including the garden surrounding the Koutoubia Minaret. Visit the stunning marble columned El Bahia Palace, a fine example of Moorish architecture, with classic archways covered in gold leaf and stucco work. Continue through the labyrinth-like swarm of tiny alleyways in the medina, past a traditional public oven and fountains, making your way to Ben Youssef Madrasa, once one of the largest Koranic universities in the Arabic world. The tour continues through the bustling souks where you will see skilled craftsmen creating exquisite leather goods, jewellery, and furniture. Enjoy lunch in a traditional Moroccan restaurant, followed by a visit to Jemaa el-Fnaa, the vibrant main square of Marrakech, before returning to your hotel.

  • Breakfast & Dinner

Following breakfast, head over to the world-renowned Majorelle tropical gardens. Be enchanted by the lush greenery, serene fountains and pools, dense bamboo forests and exotic cactus plants. Keep an eye out for over fifteen rare North African bird species flitting about and be amazed by the stunning cobalt buildings created by French artist Jacques Majorelle, later restored by Yves Saint Laurent. Make your way to the impressive red stoned city ramparts and ancient gates of Marrakech. The ramparts, which stretch over 6 miles and range in height from approximately 25 to 32 feet, are remarkably well-preserved and one of the city's main attractions. Take in the sight of the historical gates piercing the walls, including the famous Bab Khemis. Visit the Menara Gardens, literally an oasis in Marrakech with its famous pavilion. See the Palm Groves, an area of 54 square miles of palm trees in the north of the city. After a morning of exploring, spend the rest of your day at leisure, enjoying the sights and sounds of Marrakech at your own pace.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
Marrakech to Essaouira

Venture to the picturesque Atlantic coast of Essaouira. Embark on a guided tour of the city, delving into its rich history and exploring its notable sites such as the impressive ramparts, bustling fishing port, charming Skala market and quaint Medina. As you stroll through the labyrinthine alleyways of this white and blue town, enjoy the street-side cafes and mesmerizing views of the azure sea in the backdrop. Next, head to the vibrant Skala municipal market, where you can witness skilled artisans crafting their goods in workshops and browse through an array of fresh and vibrant fruits and vegetables. Meander through the enchanting harbour before enjoying a traditional Moroccan lunch at one of the many local restaurants and returning to Marrakech in the afternoon.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Marrakech and Atlas Mountains

Today, head to Ourika Valley - a popular destination among locals. Nestled in the foothills of the impressive Atlas Mountains, this lush valley offers an opportunity to embark on an adventure away from the city. Explore the region's verdant villages and flourishing orchards, as you make your way towards the Haouz Plain, leading to the ancient, abandoned village of Aghmat. This historical village, founded by the Berbers before the arrival of Islam, provides a glimpse into Morocco's rich cultural heritage. Next, venture into the Ighref to discover the captivating Jebel Yagour Mountain, renowned for its remarkable rock art. Marvel at the panoramic vistas of the charming Berber villages scattered throughout the area, as well as the glistening waters that carve through the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Pause for a refreshing mint tea at a local herb garden and let yourself be enchanted by the awe-inspiring views stretching across the valley.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
Marrakech and Agafay Desert

Enjoy breakfast and much of the day free at leisure. In the late afternoon, you will be picked up from the hotel to head to the stunning Agafay Desert. Embark on a journey back in time to the days of desert nomads, travelling south of the city and across the Haouz Plain, enjoying the stunning views of the snow-capped High Atlas Mountains along the way. Witness the charming Berber villages and take in the stunning panoramic views. Upon arriving at a local camp, take some time to unwind by the swimming pool or enjoy a short stroll over the surrounding hills and canyons. Later, marvel at the breathtaking sunset from atop the dunes with a fantastic view. Enjoy a Moroccan 3-course dinner in a serene Saharan atmosphere, complete with a campfire under the stars, later returning to the hotel for the night.

  • Breakfast & Dinner

Today is for you to enjoy at leisure, with breakfast and dinner served at the hotel.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
Marrakech to the UK

Transfer to the airport for your return flight, or continue on to your chosen extension.

  • Breakfast

Important Information


A visa is not required for your trip to Morocco. Further advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you check your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding passport validity.


We strongly recommend that you and all members of your party are suitably insured as soon as you book your holiday. It is a condition of booking that you must have suitable travel insurance. It is important that you purchase travel insurance that suitably covers your participation in whatever activities you may undertake at the time that you make your booking. To assist you with this, we have arranged travel insurance in partnership with Holiday Extras. To arrange your travel insurance with Holiday Extras, please call 0800 781 4237 and quote 'WK830' for preferential rates. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24-hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.


If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of €300pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Flight Information

Your flight will be departing from and returning to London Gatwick, with EasyJet.
Baggage allowance (per person): Each passenger is entitled to 23kg of hold luggage plus 1 item of hand luggage not exceeding 56cm x 35cm x 22cm in size one personal item (such as a handbag or laptop case) not exceeding 43cm x 22cm x 25cm. Weight restrictions will be finalised on your final documentation. Should you wish to take additional luggage you will need to pay extra at check-in. Check-in should be at least 3 hours before departure.
IMPORTANT: Please note that final flight details will be confirmed on your final documentation which will be sent to you approximately 10 days before departure. A printed E-ticket is no longer required at check-in, all you need to do is present your passport to the staff at the desk and your boarding pass will be given to you.
If you wish to arrange Airport car parking or accommodation at preferential rates, we recommend you book this in advance with Holiday Extras on 0871 360 2000, quoting HX313.

Health and Vaccinations

It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include;,,, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

Currency Information

The currency in Morocco is the Moroccan Dirham which is a closed currency and will need to be exchange in resort. Cash machines are available in all the major cities to withdraw money in the local currency.

Personal Expenses

You will need to take some extra money with you to cover any dinners where these are not mentioned in your itinerary and personal purchases, such as souvenirs, extra drinks and snacks. Approximately £200-£300 per person should be sufficient for the duration of your tour. Tipping is not compulsory and is at your discretion. We would recommend approximately 150DHS (£11.00) per person which is split between the drive and guide. Should you wish to tip, this will be collected by your guide at the end of your tour for your convenience. It is asked that if you do not tip in the local currency, please do not give coins as these are difficult to exchange.

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UKArrive UKPrice
2023 Dates
13 Nov 202320 Nov 2023€1063.00
27 Nov 202304 Dec 2023€1063.00
2024 Dates
15 Jan 202422 Jan 2024€1119.00
26 Feb 202404 Mar 2024€1175.00
11 Mar 202418 Mar 2024€1287.00
15 Apr 202422 Apr 2024€1343.00
13 May 202420 May 2024€1399.00
10 Jun 202417 Jun 2024€1455.00
16 Sep 202423 Sep 2024€1455.00
30 Sep 202407 Oct 2024€1399.00
14 Oct 202421 Oct 2024€1287.00
04 Nov 202411 Nov 2024€1175.00
25 Nov 202402 Dec 2024€1063.00

What to expect

Fact File

Moroccan Dirham

Average Flying time

3 - 3 ½hours

Spoken languages

Arabic, French and English

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