Star Cookery Class

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Cookery Course

Cookery Course

£84.45 for 2 people

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Marrakech cuisine is grounded in local and seasonal produce. The Riad Star half day cookery course allows you to connect to a thousand year old folk tradition learning how to prepare, season and blend these authentic ingredients to best advantage.

Vist the local market to select ingredients, prepare two seasonal starters and one main dish which is normally a tagine.

You will join a group of between 2 and 8 people taught by a local chef. The course runs between 2pm and 6pm in the Riad Star teaching kitchen.

At the end of the afternoon you will enjoy eating the food you have produced with the other course participants.

Riad Star Spa

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Traditional Hammam 'Beldi'

Traditional Hammam 'Beldi'

£46.07 for 2 people

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For centuries Moroccans have enjoyed the sensual and social pleasure of the Hammam ’Beldi’. It is an authentic & sensual cultural experience unlike any other.

Your hammam commences with a deliciously warm cleansing process whilst seated or lying on a heated marble slab. A nutrient-packed ‘gommage’ or black olive soap infused with herbs is smoothed carefully over your entire body.

Next, the invigorating exfoliation process thoroughly removes dead skin stimulating the circulation and leaving you feeling totally rejuvenated. Your skin will feel as soft as a new-born baby!

After your experience (weather permitting- and it usually does!) you can relax in the aromatic roof garden and enjoy the breathtaking view over Marrakech across to the majestic Atlas Mountains.

Hammam Rhassoul with Atlas Clay

Hammam Rhassoul with Atlas Clay

£61.42 for 2 people

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Your hammam experience begins with a deliciously warm and invigorating exfoliation process whilst seated or lying on a heated marble slab. A nutrient-packed traditional black olive soap (infused with herbs) is smoothed carefully over your entire body.

Next, the exfoliation process thoroughly removes dead skin and stimulates the circulation leaving you feeling totally rejuvenated.

Finally, a layer of nourishing ”Rhassoul” clay from the Atlas mountains mixed with rose water and herbal extracts is applied to your body. When the purifying clay is removed, your skin will feel pure, refreshed and extremely smooth-as soft as a newborn baby!

Half Hour Argan Oil Massage

Half Hour Argan Oil Massage

£46.07 for 2 people

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Enjoy the full body massage of your choice for 30 minutes of pure indulgence that will show your body how much you care!

Choose from: Invigorating massage, Relaxing massage, Rejuvenating, Essential oil or Hot oil massage with our talented masseuse.

After your experience (weather permitting- and it usually does!) you can relax in the aromatic roof garden and enjoy the breathtaking view over Marrakech across to the majestic Atlas Mountains.

One Hour Argan Oil Massage

One Hour Argan Oil Massage

£92.13 for 2 people

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Enjoy the full body massage of your choice for an hour of pure indulgence that will show your body how much you care!

Choose from: Invigorating massage, Relaxing massage, Rejuvenating, Essential oil or Hot oil massage with our talented masseuse.

After your experience (weather permitting- and it usually does!) you can relax in the aromatic roof garden and enjoy the breathtaking view over Marrakech across to the majestic Atlas Mountains.

Facial Massage

Facial Massage

£69.10 for 2 people

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Treat your face to a gentle massage using the potent oils for which Morocco is famous.

Your masseuse uses gentle upward strokes using pure Argan oil to relieve stress and rejuvenate the skin.

Next you may choice from either an application of the prized Barbary cactus oils (rich in vitamin E) or a deeply nourishing masque, which is applied and left to soak into your grateful skin!

After your experience (weather permitting- and it usually does!) you can relax in the aromatic roof garden and enjoy the breathtaking view over Marrakech across to the majestic Atlas Mountains.

Manicure or Pedicure

Manicure or Pedicure

£30.71 for 2 people

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Pamper your hands or feet with a reviving soak, exfoliation and trim followed by a hand or foot massage using sensual oils to nourish and gently massage your hands or feet. Your massage is followed by an application of the OPI nail varnish of your choice. Alternatively you can leave your nails with a natural look with an application of light argan oil.

After your experience (weather permitting- and it usually does!) you can relax in the aromatic roof garden and enjoy the breathtaking view over Marrakech across to the majestic Atlas Mountains.

The Princess or Pasha Package

The Princess or Pasha Package

£107.49 for 2 people

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Our Princess or Pasha package is our most popular package in our small but perfectly formed hammam ‘beldi’ on the stunning roof terrace of Riad Star! This royal package combines the traditional hammam ’beldi’ with a 30 minute massage of your choice and a manicure or pedicure with hand or foot massage: Perfect for a Princess or Pasha!

First you will have a Traditional Hammam Beldi, which lasts about 30 minutes. Next, the exfoliation process thoroughly removes dead skin and stimulates the circulation leaving you feeling totally rejuvenated.

Next you will enjoy a wonderful massage of your choice for an hour of pure indulgence! Pamper your hands or feet with a reviving soak, exfoliation and trim followed by a hand or foot massage using sensual oils to nourish and gently massage your hands or feet. Your massage is followed by an application of the OPI nail varnish of your choice.

The Star Package

The Star Package

£153.55 for 2 people

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Why not combine the best of our authentic hammam experiences in our small but perfectly formed hammam ‘beldi’ on the roof terrace of Riad Star? The Star package includes a hammam with rhassoul clay, a massage and an argan oil facial with cactus oil-Pampering fit for a star!

Your Star package will begin with the Hammam Rhassoul with Atlas clay.Next, the exfoliation process thoroughly removes dead skin and stimulates the circulation leaving you feeling totally rejuvenated. Finally, a layer of nourishing ”Rhassoul” clay from the Atlas mountains mixed with rose water and herbal extracts is applied to your body.

Then enjoy the massage of your choice: Invigorating massage, Relaxing massage, Rejuvenating, Essential oil or Hot oil massage with our talented masseuse. After your whole body is feeling relaxed then enjoy a delicious facial massage using argan oils and the prized Barbary cactus oil.

Excursion

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Ourika Valley

Ourika Valley

£61.42 for up to 4 people

Private Car and Driver

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Our top destination for a day trip from Marrakech is along the beautiful Ourika Valley to the waterfall at Setti-Fatma, You will have an English speaking driver and a comfortable car or Minibus with air conditioning. The driving time is normally around an hour and a quarter each way. Your party will have exclusive use of the vehicle and can vary the itinerary as you wish, the driver can recommend viewing points and stops along the way. There are a variety of excellent places for lunch at Setti Fatma (not included in the price).

Your driver will not walk up the waterfall however there you will be approached on arrival by local guides and it is a very good idea to hire one for about 100 dirhams. Make sure the fee is agreed and also that you can communicate reasonably well with your guide and feel comfortable in his company. The normal departure time is 9.00 am and you can expect to be back in Marrakech at 16.00 Your dedicated vehicle will collect you from any hotel or accommodation in Marrakech. If you are staying in one of our wonderful Riads in the old town you will be met at the nearest medina gateway.

Waterfalls and Monkeys

Waterfalls and Monkeys

£92.13 for up to 4 people

Private car and driver

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For the more adventurous a three hour drive will take you to the mid Atlas and the majestic Ouzoud waterfalls, the highest in North Africa, with three spectacular tiers. This is also the home of the famous Barbary apes, the naturally tail-less monkeys that you find performing in the main square in Marrakech. It is delightful to see them roaming free in their native habitat. There are several lunchtime restaurants (not included) all of which have spectacular views.

Your driver will not walk with you down to the waterfall however you will be approached on arrival by local guides and it is a very good idea to hire one for about 200 dirhams. Make sure the fee is agreed and also that you can communicate reasonably well with your guide and feel comfortable in his company.

Essaouira

Essaouira

£92.13 for up to 4 people

Private Car and Driver

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The picturesque fishing port of Essaouira is the nearest seaside to Marrakesh and well worth a visit. You can break the journey with stops at argan oil producers and other tourist stops. Once in Essauoira your driver will leave you for around three hours to explore the town and its small medina which it is most fun to do by yourself.

There are a wide variety of restaurants- why not try the fresh grilled sardines by on the seafront! Previously known by its Portugese name Mogador, a fortress still commands the entrance to the harbour and the medina itself has walled ramparts. Essaouira is usually much cooler than Marrakech and can be windy at times, it is no coincidence that the world wind surf championships are held here. The Orson Welles movie Othello was shot in this location and its bohemian atmosphere has attracted a stream of celebrities notably including Bob Marley.

Kasbahs

Kasbahs

£122.84 for up to 4 people

Private Car and Driver

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A memorable one day excursion from Marrakech to the spectacular Kasbah’s at Telouet and Ait Ben Haddou. Two ancient fortified cities on the former caravan route from the Sahara to Marrakech. Ait Ben Haddou is a world heritage site that has been the backdrop to a remarkable 16 feature films including Gladiator, The Man Who Would Be King and Marco Polo. You will have an English speaking driver and a comfortable car or Minibus with air conditioning. The driving time is normally four to five hours covering 190 miles.

Your party will have exclusive use of the vehicle and can vary the itinerary as you wish, the driver can recommend viewing points and stops along the way. There are a variety of excellent places for lunch en route (not included in the price). The normal departure time is 8.00 am and you can expect to be back in Marrakech at 18.30 Your dedicated vehicle will collect you from any hotel or accommodation in Marrakech. If you are staying in one of our wonderful Riads in the old town you will be met at the nearest medina gateway.

Imlil day trip

Imlil day trip

£61.42 for up to 4 people

Private Car and Driver

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Also highly recommended is a trip to the high Atlas village of Imlil, gateway to the magnificent Jbel Toubkal crowning wonder of the Atlas range and the tallest mountain in North Africa. Please note that even in winter the snow line is normally above Imlil. The scenery is truly stunning and remarkably accessible from Marrakech at around an hour and a quarters drive.

Imlil has a number of authentic and great value restaurants (lunch is not included). There are also two internationally renowned hotels either of which make excellent lunch stops. Richard Bransons Kasbah Tamadot is on the route and the stunning Kasbah Toubkal dominates the skyline above the village of Imlil when you arrive.

Your driver can normally help with a reservation for the restaurant of your choice though this is not guaranteed at the Kasbahs which are sometimes let for exclusive use.

You do not have to be staying in one of our Riads to book an excursion through us.

A night in the desert

A night in the desert

£267.10 for up to 2 people

Private Car and Driver

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The desert is not so close to Marrakech, more than a hundred and fifty miles, and of course the Atlas mountain range sits in the way so the route to the Sahara at Zagara is seven hours drive. That makes a one-night excursion to the dessert a packed itinerary. Leave Marrakech at 8.00 am, drive down via Ait Ben Haddou stopping at its famous Kasbah then Ourzazate and on to Zagora. There are many options for lunch en route (not included). Arrive at your desert encampment before sunset. Enjoy a meal with your hosts in the local Taureg style. This evening meal is included in the excursion price, if you have special dietary requirements please tell your driver in the morning so he can call ahead to the camp.

Experience the majestic calmness of the desert and its unique night sky. If you wish you can get up early for the sunrise. After breakfast you will leave for the return journey to Marrakech. Your will stay in a traditional Taureg tented encampment. Standard tents sleep up to five people and if the camp is busy you may be sharing a tent with another group. Premium tents are more spacious and more attractively furnished, they sleep two people (double or twin are available) Please note this is not Luxury accommodation to the standard you will find in Marrakech. It is an authentic desert experience with warm and welcoming hosts in clean and comfortable accommodation. The tents are not en suite. All tents (standard and premium) share the camp facilities including toilets.

Chez Ali, Fantasia

Chez Ali, Fantasia

£122.84 for up to 2 people

Dinner and show

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Chez Ali is a long established attraction in the Palmeraie district of Marrakech. Visitors are treated to dinner in a Moroccan tent while being entertained by minstrels and dancers representing the regions of Morocco, this is followed by a circus style show in a large central arena including displays of horsemanship, gunfire and sometimes fireworks. The show, also known as Fantasia, frequently figures on the itineraries of the large tour operators.

We think Chez Ali great entertainment for families, and equally well suited for groups of friends. You will be served a fabulous banquet comprising harira soup, mechwoui slow roasted lamb, couscous, Moroccan patisserie, fresh fruit and mint tea. Alcoholic beverages are available but not included. The excursion price includes return transfers, dinner and show. You need to be picked up by 20.00 pm and you can expect to be back at midnight.

The Grand Tour

The Grand Tour

£102.34 for up to 4 people

Private Car and Driver

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The Grand Tour circuit packs in as much as it is possible to see in a day from Marrakech

Departing at 8am you will first drive up the picturesque Ourika valley passing numerous Berber villages before climbing up the ski station at Oukamdem.  Your route  then descends into the Sidi Fers Valley where you will stop for a traditional Berner meal (not included in the price of the excursion, typically around 10 to 15 euros per person). The packed itinerary then takes you down to Asni and up to the settlement of Imlil for a 1.5 hour walk with a guide which is also included in the price of the excursion.

    It is normally possible to arrange a visit to the famous Kasbah Toubkal in Imlil, entrance to the Kasbah and refreshments there are not included. Finally you will return to Marrakech via Asni and Tahanoute to  be back at your accommodation  around 6pm.