Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech introduces a new luxury accommodation package that allows guests to discover and explore the traditions and culture of the Berber people. Guests booking the five-star resort’s Berber Experience offer will have a chance to get to know the Red City better and find out about Moroccan culture from local residents while staying in a sumptuous private villa or suite architecturally inspired by traditional local riad designs.
The Berber Experience package takes guests to Atlas Mountains villages, where they will be served a delicious lunch in a local resident’s home and learn first-hand about the lifestyle and culture of the Berber. They will also enjoy a guided biking tour of either the expansive Palmeraie oasis or the Red City’s medina, where a labyrinth of alleyways leads to the main square. Surrounding souks are filled with seemingly endless shaded passageways dotted with colorful shops selling handicrafts and antiques. Other sights include the city’s historic palaces, gardens and Koutoubia mosque, which has an ancient Minbar (pulpit).
After a long day of exploration they will relax in their elegant Villa or Infinity Pool Suite nestled within 20 hectares of secluded, lush gardens. In the morning, they will be treated to new Beldi Breakfast served in-room, another opportunity to discover Morocco through its flavoursome cuisine.
The Berber Experience package starts at 970 Euro (around $1,100) per night, and includes:
•Minimum three-night stay in a private Villa or Infinity Pool Suite
•Full daily buffet breakfast for two served in the resort’s Le Salon Berbère restaurant
•One Moroccan Beldi Breakfast for two served in-room
•Two traditional Moroccan hammam rituals of one hour each
•Berber village visit, including one traditional lunch for two served in a Berber home
•Half-day biking tour of the medina or the Palmeraie for two
•High-speed Internet access
•Round trip transfer from Marrakech Menara Airport
•Fast Track through the airport
The Berber Experience package is available all year round. Prices are based on double occupancy in the Villa or Infinity Pool Suite categories for a minimum three-night stay.
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