Social Program

We are also planning an exciting social program to showcase the beauty and culture of Marrakesh from its historic charm to cutting edge cuisine.

Conference Dinner

Thursday 26 May 2022, 19:00 - 23:30
Price: €50 (transportation included)

We will take you 15 Km north of Marrakech to Chez Ali for a superb dinner under caidal tent whilst entertained by a lively of dancers and singers from every region of  Morocco. Dinner consists of Harira (A delicious spicy soup), Mechoui (roasted lamb) Couscous (steamed semolina with chicken and vegetables), fruits, mint tea and pastries. After dinner, stuntmen and horses display (fantasia), Berber tribesmen staging their war-like simultaneous firing of rifles and daring charge of horses. Fantasia ends the evening in a spectacular feast of lights and coulor.

Fantasia show

Excursions (Group rates, 20 persons minimum)

1. Historical Marrakech: Half Day Sightseeing of Marrakech

Daily, 8:30 - 12:30 or 14:30 - 18:30
Price: €20*

*Entrance to monuments not included, tickers to be purchased on-site.

Centuries old, wrapped in mystery, Marrakech "Morocco City" as the early travellers called it has always been something of a pleasure city. This marketplace was founded on the crossroads of the ancient caravan routes where the southern tribesmen and Berber villagers brought in their goods and sought entretainment. known as "The red pearl of the south"  because of the pink ocre colour of its buildings,  Marrakech is the second  Imperial capital after Fes and has been the stronghold of many powerful dynasties. Step back in time to visit the city’s architectural attractions: The Koutoubia Minaret, the most perfect Islamic monument in North Africa (12th century), the delicate Granada-style carving of the Saadian Tombs (16 century), and the bahia palace,  masterpieces of domestic architecture (19th century). Next, we take a walk through labyrinth streets of the souks. Colourful valleys and small squares devoted to spesific crafts where one can watch part of the production process. We end the tour in the famous Jamà El Fna Square, an open space which is stage of a long-established ritual. Here gather groups of acrobats, drumers, storytellers and snake charmers, a whole festival of musicians, and street entertainers.

Bahia Palace, Marrakech

2. Excursion to Ourika Valley

Daily, 9:00 - 16:00
Price: €34 (lunch included)

This trip takes you to a beautiful lush green valley about 60 Km away from Marrakech. It is a pleasant prelude to the Atlas Mountains and fine space from busy Marrakech. Along the road, through this unspoilt and charming valley, scattered at intervals are series of tiny hamlets, interspersed by few summer homes. The valley is Berber-populated and is quite different from the country’s urban life. The souk of Ourika is a small roadside village which hosts a weekly Berber market. This area is famed for its pottery and its varied samples of minerals and crystals.

Ourika Valley

3. Full Day Excursion to Ouarzazat

Daily, 7:30 - 19:00
Price: €58 (lunch included)

 Departure to Ouarzazate through the Tizi n' Tichka pass, crossing the high Atlas at 2260 meters. All along the road you will discover beautiful Berber villages. The track will then go down to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, this fortified village is classified as a UNESCO world heritage site. This village has been filmed on many movies such as Lawrence of Arabia, ‎The Jewel of the Nile, Cleopatra,... Few kilometers away and you will arrive at Ouarzazate, the gate to the Sahara!

The first thing you notice as you approach Ouarzazate is a massive shining beacon of light. Radiating from something similar to a modern lighthouse, the world’s largest solar power complex towers above the desert. By 2020, Morocco wants to provide 50% of its energy from renewable sources. This would make it a global leader in the field.

But, Ouarzazate is also the leader in another dazzling field. Atlas Studios has been churning out Hollywood blockbusters since 1983. Over 200 movies have been filmed in this landscape, including, Gladiator, Ben Hur, The Mummy, Passion of Christ, Black Hawk Down and Game of Thrones.

Kasbah Aït Benhaddou, Ouarzazate

4. Multi-day excursions to Casablanca, Fez or to the desert will be proposed on-site!

Visit Merzouga to experience the village, the camel tours, and local culture!

The Todgha Gorges, a series of limestone river canyons in the eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains

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