Depending on the length of stay you have booked with us you might arrive before or depart on different days to the following itinerary. Marrakech is fascinating with plenty to see and do. The itinerary below reflects the 4 nights package. Adding extra nights is recommended and allows you more time to explore the city.
Thursday 25 January, 2024 – Arrival Day
Make your way to Marrakech. At the airport you will be met by your driver and taken to your hotel. Usually, hotel rooms are ready to check in after 3:00pm. If you arrive earlier, you can leave your luggage with the hotel and explore your surroundings or relax with some soothing mint tea and Moroccan pastries.
Early this evening we invite you to meet with Marathon Tours & Travel in the hotel lobby before leaving for an optional shake-out run in the local area. It will acquaint you with the local area and shake-out any travel tiredness. The run will be easy and at a pace comfortable for all fitness levels. A perfect opportunity to ask questions and get to know fellow runners.
Friday 26 January, 2024 – Half Day Sightseeing & Moroccan Dinner with Folklore Show
After breakfast we leave the hotel with a local guide to experience palaces and monuments of Marrakech and learn the history of Morocco’s “Red City.” We will visit the Bahia Palace, Saadien Tombs, Koutoubia Mosque and explore the souks of Marrakech’s old medina. Returning to the hotel around midday. The rest of your day is at your leisure.
This evening we leave the hotel to experience a Moroccan extravaganza of traditional dress, songs, food, fantasy and entertainment. Starting with a welcome ceremony, a delicious dinner of several courses, finishing with the grand finale. Charging horsemen, acrobats, fire-eating, belly dancers all contribute to the atmosphere of this unforgettable evening.
(Breakfast & Dinner included)
Saturday 27 January, 2024 – Leisure Day & Dinner
After breakfast, relax and enjoy Marrakech at your own pace. Marathon Tours & Travel team will be happy to suggest some sightseeing or activity tours or have fun in the Winter sun at the hotel with its many restaurants, swimming pools, spa and beautiful gardens.
If you booked your race entry with us, we will collect your race pack (includes t-shirt & race bib) and hand it to you at the hotel today. If you obtained your own race entry you will be required to make your own way to the Expo to collect your race pack.
This evening please join us for a buffet meal, served in the hotel restaurant.
(Breakfast and dinner included)
Sunday 28 January, 2024 – Race Day and celebrations!
After breakfast, get ready to run and then make your way to the race start which is at the end of the road. On arrival at the start please follow the instructions of the race officials, run, and have fun!
Marrakech Marathon and Half start and finish area is only 10 minutes’ walk from our hotel. A perfect position for race day and for spectators to cheer on the runners.
After the race make your way back to the hotel, perhaps soak up some Winter sun with a cool drink and your feet up, in the hotel gardens or by the swimming pool! Celebrate…you deserve it!
This evening, please join your Marathon Tours & Travel team in the hotel bar for a post-race celebration and drink!
Monday 29 January, 2024 – Departure Day or extension trip
Unless you have booked extra nights or the extension trip to the desert please check out of your room before 12:00.
Itinerary subject to change.