S’ TOURS DESTINATION MANAGEMENT COMPANY

Incentives, Conventions, Special Events, Up-scale FIT & Group tourism, Tour Operating, Ticketing
DMC with a background of more than 30 years in the tourism industry. Our innovation: Introduction of a new concept in the Moroccan tourism industry, incentives and events. Our challenge: making of Morocco the perfect destination for the organisation of any event. Our tools: creativity, quality, exclusivity, efficiency, best ratio quality-price. Our results: more than a thousand of international events organised in Morocco. Our clients' satisfaction is our success!

S’ TOURS DESTINATION MANAGEMENT COMPANY

S’Tours Destination Management Company
Welcome to Morocco...

October 2008


Marrakech is not only a fantastic city, it is also a symbol of the Morocco that used to be, and which still survives here. The streets of the old and pink city have been too narrow to allow the introduction of cars, and tourists searching for the \"real\" Morocco have turned the medieval structures of Marrakech into good business.

Day 1: Welcome to Marrakech

At the Airport

  • Arrival and greetings at Menara Marrakech airport
  • Check-out procedure: passport control and customs formalities.

At the hotel

  • Arrival to the hotel at night

 Check-in procedure

  • Keys delivery to the guests.
  • Welcome with Moroccan tea
  • The porters will dispatch the luggage to the rooms.
  • Settling in the rooms
  • Welcome dinner at  the hotel

Day 2:  Discovery of the red imperial city:

  • Buffet breakfast at the hotel
  • 09.00 Departure by coach with an English speaking guide for the visit of  the city

Morning: Historical sightseeing tour:
During this tour, the guests will have the opportunity to visit the most important monuments of the city:
Koutoubia mosque:
First built in 1147, but demolished since it was not correctly aligned with Mecca, the \"mosque of the booksellers\", was finished in its present shape in 1199.
City Ramparts:
With an impressive length of more than 10 km, the city ramparts are among the main attractions of Marrakech.
Medersa Ben Youssef:
The Ben Youssef madrasa was established in the 14th century, but was rebuilt about 200 years later. A madrasa was, and is, a Koran school, which provided for everything from learning quarters to dorms.
Bahia Palace :
As the black slave Abu Ahmed came to power and wealth towards the end of the 19th century, he had the Bahia palace built by craftsmen from Fez.
Clients complete their exploration of the medina with time to explore Djemaa el Fna Square, where we’ll see dancers, magicians, snake charmers and veiled women re-enacting past traditions.

Noon: Back to the hotel for a Buffet Lunch

Afternoon: Transfer to Djemaa El Fna square for visit 
(Possibility to organize a treasure Hunt during this visit)
Discovery of the souks and the famous town square of Marrakech, Jemaâ l-Fna, which owes little of its fame to its own beauty, but to the continuous day and night life. During most of the days, perfumers of every kind put up their shows, continuing until the food stalls start to move in.

  • From the Jemaâ there are several entries to the fantastic souks, and for anyone who needs to relax for a while, there are plenty of cafés around the Jemaâ, where the main attraction is looking at the ongoing activities. The souk is a living place with an intricate infrastructure. Different crafts are assembled in quarters, and nobody seems to be disturbed if you halt and watch the handcrafts perform their century old professions: Souk Chouari (weavings and basket works as well as wood sculpting), Souk des Bijoutiers (large selection of jewelry and gold), Souk el Attarine (Perfumes and oils), Souk des Forgerons (Copperware), etc…

Evening: Transfer by coach for dinner
Option 1:
Transfer for typical welcome dinner at Borj Bladi restaurant, under caidal tents
You will be welcomed by a parade of horsemen and will be showered by petal of roses at the main entrance of the restaurants. You will dine under huge caidal tents richly draped in brocade and serenaded to the strains of folkloric troops in colorful traditional costumes followed by a charming dance of a famous troop of women called Chikhates. You will also have the opportunity to assist to the Fantasia show, those peaceful warriors, will simultaneously fire a thunderous shot, exciting their horses as if to frighten off an imaginary enemy.

Option 2:
Transfer by coach to the old medina, for a dinner in the marvelous Palace, “Palais Gharnata”. Set in an alleyway dating back to the 14th century, Palais Gharnata possesses that special luxury that comes with the passing of time. Everything here speaks of antiquity, rarity, beauty and preciousness. Materials and decoration are of the finest, such as 16th century cedar woodwork, multicolored mosaics, all worked with the utmost skill (sculptures, paintings, carvings and much more). Grounds, walls, pillars and doors are the result of delicate craftsmanship from wooden work to sculptured and painted cedar, all done in accordance with the canons of the Arabic geometry. As entertainment, a trio of Andalusian musicians performs during dinner and is accompanied by a show of a belly dancer.

Back to the hotel.

Day 3: Escapade

Option 1: Escapade- Excursion in the Atlas Mountains by 4x4
This day will be devoted to a wonderful experience: excursion by 4X4 in the Atlas Mountains.  On their way the guests will have the opportunity to meet the Berber inhabitants, to cross an attractive landscape: Berber villages, rivers, olives trees, animals, Berber houses, ...

Set up for overland safari
Our team is responsible for preparing the 4WD vehicles before they are delivered to the clients. The vehicles are lined up in numerical order at the hotel car park.
Early in the morning, they are supplied with bottles of mineral water, almonds, nuts, dates and tissues. The division of the clients into teams and the numbering of the vehicles will be done the day before to avoid any waist of time in the morning.
The 4WD vehicles used will be self-drive or with driver. The itinerary that has been chosen is perfectly suitable for any participant and in any case our team will provide a quick introduction to 4WD vehicles after a short briefing from our trail guide.

Briefing for overland safari.

  • Guests are briefed by each respective guide.
  • Bring: toiletries, sun glasses, sun hat, sun cream, comfortable walking shoes, camera, national driving license.

Departure by 4x4 with drivers to the Atlas Mountains and its nice villages.
On an itinerary of approximately 70 km, we propose you to discover small Berber villages leaning on the steep mountains of the High Atlas.
Asni is a picturesque Berber village located at 1.150m of altitude, dominated by Djebel Toubkal, the highest peak of the Maghreb with a height of 4.167m. It is the starting point of many excursions in the High Atlas.  Then the route borrows a small collar, to reach Ouirgane. Next we engage in the throats of the Wadi N’fis.  From the mountain road, one has a panoramic view over the plain of Souss steppe planted with argons. During the trip, the participants will alternate asphalt roads and dust tracks in order to benefit from the landscapes offered by this beautiful area.
This valley crosses the country of Goundafi, which controlled formerly this important passage, between Haouz and the Sahara. During the last century, in this area of Goundafi several Kasbahs, -solid fortifications-, were built for protection.

Lunch barbecue in La Roseraie, a hotel located at 60 km of Marrakech. In the middle of a field of 22 hectares of ever flowering roses and a vast swimming pool, reflecting the blue sky and the fresh greenery which shelters it. The Roseraie is a fantastic resting place all quiet and peaceful…
1 hour of rest: the clients will be able to take pictures and benefit from the charm of an after lunch relaxation moment.

14.30/15.00 Back to Marrakech by 4x4.

Option 2: Funny & sportive activities in the Palm grove
Departure by minivans to the marvelous palm grove of Marrakech “Circuit de la Palmeraie“to spend an enjoyable morning by practicing amusing activities in the shadow of the palm trees.

Just 4 km from the outskirts of Marrakech, offering unrivalled views over the palm forests of Marrakech and the snowy peaks of the Atlas Mountains... Kasbah le Mirage invites you to the heart of a hamlet of mud-walled houses on the banks of the River Tensift.
  
Start of the activities:
Olympiads:
The group will be divided in small teams. The activities will be assisted by a professional organizer. Each team will have the possibility to participate to all the suggested activities according to the program and timing prepared by the organizer.
Archery shooting, rifle shorting, climbing wall, course by VTT (motorbikes), donkey racing (Match), promenade on dromedaries in the palm grove, quad driving…

An open bar of soft drinks (waters + sodas) will be at the disposal of the participants during the whole half day.

12.00 h End of activities and return to your hotel.
13.00 h Buffet lunch at the hotel.

After the chosen excursion…

16.00 h Departure for another exploration.
Horse drawn carriages tour around the city ramparts and the palm grove.
Visit the delightful Majorelle Gardens which were laid out in the 1920\'s by the French artist Jacques Majorelle. Part of the Yves Saint Laurent house, the gardens are planted with bougainvillea, coconut palms, banana trees, palm tress and other exotic plants. Travel along the Rampart City walls which extends over 6 miles, forming an impressive clay and chalk fortification. Stop at a spice shop and in order to familiarize oneself with the wondrous spices of Marrakech.

Return to the hotel.

20h00 Transfer by coach for dinner.
Transfer by coach to the Old Medina for a farewell dinner at Palais Soleiman restaurant. Jewel of traditional architecture, the Souleiman palace was built towards the end of 14th century. The construction and the ornamentation of this magnificent residence were created by the finest craftsmen of Fez and Marrakech and took many years hard labor. Through its carved and painted wood, its Zellige, its monumental antique gates and its moucharabiehs, the palace gives to the visitor the desire for settling there. It is able to receive nearly 450 guests according to highest standards. With its 6 salons, its immense open air courtyard, its terrace offering a breathtaking view on the snow-covered peaks of the Atlas. The Souleiman palace is one of the houses where the Moroccan art “to receive” is well preserved and were the best of tradition and modernity are blended together in perfect harmony. For entertainment an international orchestra performs classical music during the service. After the dinner the orchestra plays evergreens as to invite the guests to dance.

Back to the hotel.

Day 4: Cultural activities

Visit of a typical private Moroccan house including some cultural and artistic activities:

Cooking: initiation to Moroccan cuisine and cooking of the national main dishes; how to prepare couscous, Tagine, pancakes and Moroccan tea. Clients will receive each a sum of local money and will visit the Souks to purchase the required ingredients (meat, vegetables, spices etc...) and will return to prepare their own lunch with the assistance of a Moroccan cook. After enjoying their self cooked meal they will be initiated in the Henna ceremony with tea

Others activities:

  • Carpet : techniques of making carpets and visit of a cooperative and the carpet bazaar.
  • Pottery, wood , carving and curving copper and silver: you can get an initiation to the Moroccan handicraft.
  • Camel race.
  • Visit of the SOS village, a charity institution in charge of orphan children called \"AIT OURIR”.

Sport Activities:  

  • Carting  at Palmeraie in Marrakech.
  • Golf: In Morocco, where the nature offers such a majestic spectacle, golf has found its marks with more than 200 holes to delight the dedicated player. In Marrakech, the fairways are laid out on a plateau surrounded by the eternal snows of the Atlas Mountains…
  • You will have the choice between 3 golf clubs:
    • Marrakesh Royal Golf Club 18 holes - 6200 m - par 72
      How magical for a golfer to play on this par 72 course at the foot of the snow covered Atlas Mountains!
    • Amelkis Golf Club 18 holes - 6657 m - par 72
      One of the newest golf courses in Morocco; it is located in the heart of a magnificent olive grove.
    • Palmeraie Golf Club 18 holes - 6214 m - par 72
      Robert Trent Jones designed this course as a tribute to this magnificent palm grove which is the symbol of Marrakech. The seven lakes are a reminder that this palm grove was formerly an Oasis.

Transfer to a Moroccan Public bath.

Beauty treatment – SPA for

  • ½ Day Relaxing in a Moroccan Public bath
    The Moroccan bath is comparable to the Turkish bath and it is accessible to everybody with two separate areas, one from women and one for men. You will have ladies at disposal for traditional massage.
    Then finish off with drinks (Orange juice, soda, water).

    Return to your hotel.
20h00 Transfer by coach for dinner.
Transfer by coach to the residential quarter of Hivernage, for a farewell dinner at Jad Mahal restaurant. Located just outside the old city, with an entrance that leads to a charming courtyard, this is another trendy restaurant, popular with hip young Marrakechis. There are two dining rooms that are a colorful blend of Indian and Moroccan, and serves international inspired menus. There is also a lime-green chandeliered lounge and a club in the basement.

Back to the hotel.

Day 5:   Departure

  • Buffet breakfast at the hotel
  • Check out at the hotel
  • Extras have to be settled individually by guests at the front desk.
  • Departure to Marrakech airport by coach
  • Assistance to the boarding formalities.

 

For more information, please contact Mr. Az-Eddine Skalli at morocco@euromic.com

Marrakech Menara

Koutoubia

Bahia Palace

Jemâa el fna square

Palais Gharnata

Atlas Mountains

La Roseraie

Kasbah le Mirage

Palais Soleiman

Amelkis Golf

Spa