Going to Marrakech mid Jan for a week and staying all inclusive at Rui Tikida Palmeraie mainly because the deal was so cheap and reviews good. A riad would have been more my scene but price determined it.
Looking to do a couple of day trips but looking for advice on whether to do the regular organised Thomson trips which normally I would avoid or do our own thing.
Would like to go to Atlas mountains for a day but probably not overnight due to additional costs involved. Would like to see more of the real Morocco and Berber village etc and some of the scenery. Happy to do some walking and going to waterfalls etc but don't really want to take proper hiking gear to do that kind of thing. If we organised our own car/driver how would we go about this? Would it be more expensive for 2 people? Where would we tell the driver we wanted to go?
Also would like to go a day trip to Essoura but same questions. Should we do it with our own car/driver? Would it cost more? What should we tell the driver we want to do?
Really don't want to do an organised trip and end up squashed in a mini bus going round tourist scams.
Other than those 2 day trips our plans would be to relax, go into the medina a couple of days and definately at night. Probably taking the hotels shuttle bus to do this. Does all this sound ok? Is there anything major we should be doing that I havn't thought about? How much would a taxi back to the hotel be if we miss the airport shuttle back?
Any advice would be gratefully received.