Marrakech mini-break – land of the Atlas Mountains and romantic architecture
This Marrakech mini-break is in the Kingdom of Morocco. It is one of the most exotic of travel destinations. Marrakech is made even more romantic by the sensuous mud and clay architecture of the Kasbahs. The ambiance of this palace-filled medieval city is very romantic. Even the spell cast by the mystical landscapes of the Sahara add to the atmosphere. This is also home to the highest mountain range in Northern Africa, the High Atlas. It is a sight to behold at any time of the year. It is an exotic yet safe place for European tourists.
Kasbahs and Souks
Marrakech is an old fortified city. The highlights of this Marrakech mini break include the Kasbah, the battlements, the Koutoubia Mosque and many souks or open air markets. This includes the most famous market which is in the Djamaa el-Fna Square. The souk in this square has been hailed by UNESCO as a masterpiece of world heritage. While there listen to the Gwana musicians playing spiritual and religious songs. Watch acrobats and snake charmers. Sample authentic Moroccan cuisine.
Then there is the Majorella botanic garden which was bought by Yves St Laurent in 1980. This is a very peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech.
The region has been inhabited by Berber farmers since Neolithic times and there is an interesting Berber museum situated in the gardens as well as exotic plants and pond life.
Fitness, Trekking and Biking
This is the perfect landscape for a Fitness Adventure Travel gentle yet invigorating fitness adventure. There are excellent walking and trekking opportunities from late March to mid-November. The half day quad biking included is a tremendous experience. You will be accompanied by a guide who speaks your language [English, French or Arabic] as well as the F.A.T. fitness professional. Refreshments – mint tea – and a tangine lunch are included.
Combine Fitness, Adventure and Relaxation
So all in all it is a great place to enjoy a well earned break. Enjoy some invigorating exercise and adventure as well as time to relax and explore the old city of Marrakech. The comfortable hotel which is the base for the trip was built only in 2012. It has extensive grounds, swimming pools, spa and health treatment rooms.