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Riad Joya is an elegant 7-suite luxury boutique hotel of timeless beauty and seductive atmosphere. Riad Joya is a perfect choice for discerning travelers who choose to experience the real Marrakech and enjoy the Medina without compromising on quality and service. The overall atmosphere is of an elegant private house where understated luxury fuses with eclectic style and bespoke service and attentions.

With an impeccable level of service, Joya attentive and charming personnel make every visitor feel like a special guest in a gracious private home. Everything is conceived to spoil the most discerning visitors through personalized hospitality. 7 Suites individually conceived to evoke all senses, the magic and the very essence of the Moroccan history, mingling sleek shapes and spaces with Moroccan flavors, all reflecting different settings, atmospheres and style. The color palette derives from natural pigments and reflects the lights of the nature and landscapes, while the decor fuses historic elements and traditional antiques, resulting in a refined and eclectic environment inspired by the exploration journey between east and west. All suites are bright and airy and feature a private seating area and large dressing room. The bathrooms, all made in natural stones combined with the traditional tadelak, are bright and spacious and features large shower and a vanity corner.

Riad Joya exclusive Butler service is dedicated to the most discerning clientele to ensure that the stay for each and every guest is special and as comfortable as possible. Always ready to assist with every request, Joya Butler offers tailored services and bespoke attentions. From the assistance with transportation and luggage, to recommendations of activities, Joya’s Butler is always ready to ensure that all our guests have everything needed for an enriching stay.

The gastronomic experience of Riad Joya takes you on a culinary journey back to the roots of authentic Moroccan cuisine with local recipes coexisting with the best of Italian and Mediterranean specialties.

For a truly Moroccan rejuvenation experience, indulge with an hammam ceremony. The hammam is a deep-cleansing ritual with the traditional black soap, preceded by a deep exfoliation with the kessa glove. A ghassoul body mask completes the treatment and works to deeply detoxify. After the hammam, unwind in our intimate massage room where our experienced therapists will offer unique treatments.

Explore the city with Riad Joya signature private tours and discover palaces, legendary monuments and exclusive access to the city’s best-kept secrets. Embrace adventure in the surrounding countryside, where authentic experiences, ancestral lifestyle and breathtaking scenery await. Marrakech’s dazzling history and beautiful landscapes unfold in a kaleidoscopic journey of magic and splendor.

Shopping Tour
The souk at a first glance can look a total chaos and shopping without the right guidance can be overwhelming. With this tour you will have the opportunity to visit the many markets and stalls escorted by a shopping English-speaking guide. From fresh vegetables and spices to leather, carpets, antiques, home-ware, clothes and jewelery, the tour will be tailored made to your personal preferences. Hide away in the narrow alleys and squares of the Medina and be part of the daily hustle and bustle; shop for local handicrafts and souvenirs while you practice your bargaining skills.

City Tour

Embark on a city tour as your private English speaking guide ushers you into the oldest part of the city, walking through the antiquities districts and the vibrant souks. Discover the multiple facets of Marrakech with a stroll in the labyrinth of the narrow streets of the Medina and immerse yourself in history by visiting amazing Palaces and Monuments. The tour will be tailor made to your preferences and offer the choice to visit some of the most interesting monuments of the city such the Koutoubia mosque, the 16th century Saadian Tombs, the ruins of El Badi Palace, the former Jewish Quarter, the opulent Bahia Palace and the Medersa.

Botanical Gardens
Explore the botanical treasures of the red city. Your first stop will be the world-renowned Majorelle Gardens, designed by the French artist Jacques Majorelle and restored to its former glory by Yves Saint Laurent. The tour will continue to a visit of the Menara Garden, summer residence of Sultan Abderrahmane; the area is surrounded by orchards and olives groves, making it one of the most pleasant and romantic places for taking a stroll in Marrakech. Before heading back to the Medina you will cross the Agdal Gardens.

Atlas Mountains
Diverse and strikingly beautiful the landscape in the Atlas Mountain provides countless possibilities for outdoors activities and sports. Carefully planned hiking tours will take you to places where the landscape is untouched and the locals still embrace their ancestral traditions. For both amateurs hikers interested in easy strolls through cedar forests, or well-seasoned trekkers looking for challenging hikes, these tours will make you enjoy beautiful landscapes, verdant and lush valleys and Berber villages, dotted at the bottom of the mountains. 

Essaouira

A Unesco world heritage site, Essaouira is considered the jewel of the Atlantic, a fishing town rich in history and art. Formerly known by its old Portuguese name “Mogador”, Essaouira is a citadel with a prestigious past. A cradle for artists of all kinds, Essaouira is also known for its fishing port and market. Tour includes a visit to the Medina and the workshops to witness the extraordinary craftsmanship, the Portuguese fortress and the colorful port.


Berber Trail
Follow ancient Berber trails across the Atlas Mountains; from the valley to the mountain summits you will discover the faces, smiles and ancestral lifestyles of Morocco, away from the busy cities. Traveling by a 4WD you will experience beautiful landscapes and depending on the season you may discover lush slopes covered with sheep or snow-covered summits. Explore the charming Ourika valley nestled high in the Atlas Mountain. The tour involves lovely scenery and stopping several times enroute to the valley to look in shops, Berber villages and a walk to visit the waterfalls.

Sports & Fun
Marrakech offers countless possibilities for outdoors sport activities, including hiking, biking, horse riding, golf and tennis. 15 Min from the Medina
Golf Courses: Amelkis Golf, Royal Golf, Palmerai Golf
Tennis: Marrakech Royal Tennis Club

30 Min from the Medina
Horse Riding, Biking and Quad

1 Hour from the Medina
Air Balloon

 

Bring the Kids 
A private 11-day, 10-night family trek to Morocco’s high peaks, endless deserts and spectacular cities.

3 Nights – Fes  |  1 Night – Sahara Desert  |  1 Night – Ouarzazate
2 Nights – High Atlas Mountains  |  3 Nights – Marrakech

ITINERARY
Day 1: Casablanca / Fes
Arrival Casablanca. Enjoy your drive inland to the Middle Atlas Mountains and Fes. With your expert guide, you will be introduced to a city where veiled women hurry through the winding streets; donkeys, laden with their wares, take their time; and proud artisans craft objects much as their forefathers did centuries ago. 

Day 2: Fes
In the outskirts of Fes, embark on quiet morning hike and intimate picnic lunch on Mt. Zalagh. An afternoon souk food walk through the medina with your local food guide will let you learn about the many delights of Moroccan gastronomy.

Day 3: Fes
Step outside of Fes and explore the nearby ruins of Volubulis.  Another delicious picnic lunch will accompany your breathtaking view. Return to Fes for a traditional Moroccan tom-tom drum making experience. Learn the basics of drumming while a master drum-maker crafts your personal instrument.

Day 4: Erfoud / Sahara
Drive south through the scenic cedar forests of the Middle Atlas Mountains, following the green Ziz River valley until it ends at the Sahara desert. Soon you will arrive at the Tafilet oasis. Climb the dunes to watch the glorious sunset.  Feast on a delicious traditional Berber dinner and spend the rest of the evening in your private desert encampment, enjoying your temporary Saharan home.

Day 5: Sahara / Ouarzazate
Early morning camel ride up the dunes to watch the sunrise. Travel by 4x4 through the Sahara desert, eventually ending up at the breathtaking Todgha Gorges. Hike through the Gorges’ dramatic cliffs before continuing to Ouarzazate.

Day 6: Ouarzazate / High Atlas Mountains
Wander where film makes shot Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia—at the UNESCO-restored Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. Wind your way through the dramatic pass of Tizn Tichka, sitting on top of the world, en route to the peaks of the High Atlas Mountains.

Day 7: High Atlas Mountains
Hike into the lush, green mountains (accompanied by support mules) and have a picnic lunch under the open sky.

Day 8: High Atlas Mountains / Marrakech
Enjoy your short ride from the High Atlas Mountains to Marrakech. Begin your journey at the 12th century tiled minaret of the Koutoubia mosque. Roam through the ancient pink-walled medina and the frenetic Djemaa el Fnaa (a UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Space).

Day 9: Marrakech
Spend the morning preparing a traditional Moroccan lunch with the help of your local culinary expert. If you’re not too stuffed after lunch, design your own Kaftan to fit your personal style.

Day 10: Marrakech
Highlights of your day: explore the colorful souks (marketplaces), the trading centers of such exotic goodies as spices, carpets, jewelry, copper, hand-made rugs and much more. Tonight, indulge your last cravings for Moroccan food at a private dinner party to celebrate the last evening of a wonderful adventure.

Day 13: Marrakech
Depart.

HIGHLIGHTS
•     Hike and lovely picnic lunch on Mt. Zalagh (Fes).
•     Souk walk guided by an expert on Fes’s finest tastes.
•     Picnic lunch overlooking the ruins of ancient Volubulis (Fes).
•     Lesson in making a traditional Moroccan tom-tom drum (Fes).
•     Hike in the High Atlas Mountains with local guide, support mules and picnic lunch.
•     Hands-on cooking lesson with a talented Moroccan chef (Marrakech).
•     Create your own personalized Kaftan with local craftspeople (Marrakech).
•     Luxurious farewell dinner to send you off in style (Marrakech).

SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATIONS
Riad Fes, Fes
Private Desert Encampment, Sahara Desert
Berbere Palace, Ouarzazate
Kasbah Bab Ourika, High Atlas Mountains
Riad Joya, Marrakech

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