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We’re sending a reader and a friend on a luxurious trip to Morocco.
With labyrinthine souks, secret courtyards, hidden-away riads and magnificent landscapes, Morocco is best explored with someone who really knows their stuff.
We’ve teamed up with our friends the experiential travel experts at Nemo Travel, pulled some strings and got the latest insider recommendations to give away a one-of-a-kind trip to Marrakech and the Atlas Mountains.
First up, you and a plus one will be checking in to the gorgeous Le Farnatchi for two nights. Tucked behind an unmarked door in the heart of the Medina, traditional decor of inlaid wood and kaleidoscopic mosaics meet contemporary mod-cons in their 10 luxurious suites, while an iridescent swimming pool beckons guests into the leafy quadrangle outside.
Come morning, fill your boots with a complimentary breakfast on the indoor/outdoor terrace in preparation for a private walking tour of the Medina. Explore frenetic Jemaa el Fna’s tributary souks, circumnavigating the crowds as you snake deeper in search of the perfect pair of handmade slippers or soothing rose oil – your guide will know just the place to find whatever you seek. A city that shimmers and pulsates as night falls, you’ll have the upper hand and lay of the land when you return at dusk for a colourful street-food tour.
Another breakfast awaits, and then it’s time to buckle up for a unique journey with Marrakech Insiders, who will whizz your through the capital in a vintage sidecar. These guys hold the keys to the Red City, and are waiting to unlock its hidden charms for you.
Now, for some relaxation. A visit to Morocco wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the hammam we’ve taken the liberty of arranging a treatment for two at Le Farnatchi’s gleaming white-marble spa, just a stone’s throw from the hotel. Post pamper, it’s your cue to get ready for another treat; market-fresh dinner at Le Farnatchi’s acclaimed Le Trou au Mur restaurant.
The following morning, you’ll need to pack your bags. You’re off to the siena-hued Atlas Mountains for a luxurious 24-hour escape to Kasbah Tamadot, an otherworldly retreat owned by Sir Richard Branson and plotted high in the hills. Once the home of international antiques dealer Luciano Tempo, each of Kasbah Tamadot’s 28 jewel-toned rooms are a testament to the property’s past life, while the views are nothing short of spectacular. Get ready for some serious stargazing.
Not ones to leave you high and dry, we’ve organised a private trek to local adobe villages, where you’ll get a glance of rural life as you venture through scenic valleys between soaring peaks. Finally, you’ll make tracks back to camp for a lavish lunch spread at Tamadot – your last taste of Morocco.
We’ve got a feeling you won’t want to do a trip without us again.
Nemo Travel are changing the relationship between travel agents and travellers. Catering to the modern traveller, their unique itinerary builder gives you the power to design your own bespoke trip, at a price that suits you. They combine years of expertise in luxury travel planning with innovative tech and offer free consultation until the trip is perfect. On their website, you will find an amazing array of itineraries to Sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian Subcontinent, North Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Japan. To find out more visit Nemo Travel or get in touch at [email protected]
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