27 th April – 2nd May 2024
A 6 day jewellery and adornment tour of Marrakech .
Hosted by jewellery expert Sarah Corbett. Assisted by her daughter Amber Corbett.
£1850 per person
A 10% discount is available to those sharing accommodations.
A 10% discount is also available for those booking April 2024 Creative Tour
For those booking both April 2024 Tours there will be a complimentary room night and a guided day of shopping or sightseeing on 26th April
Day One – Saturday 27th April
Welcome to Morocco.
Arrivals – You’ll either fly into Marrakech or Casablanca airport. A private transfer from Marrakech airport to your accommodation is included in the tour price. If you require a private transfer from Casablanca airport, then this can be arranged at cost. Just let us know at point of booking your air travel to Morocco.
Getting there – Your journey from the airport to your accommodation will be made easier, with assistance along the way. You’ll be met at arrivals by your personal driver & assisted with your luggage right to the front door of your Marrakech home.
And relax – We will be there to greet you at the guesthouse, whatever time you should arrive. We will stay in a luxurious, boutique Riad in the heart of the majestic Medina of Marrakech. The ancient walled city is the setting of a million stories, just waiting for us to write our own.
There’s time to settle into your large en-suite room, before meeting the other tour guests for dinner in a nearby restaurant.
Day Two – Sunday 28th April
The red city has so much to offer the jewellery collector, enthusiast, and designer. We will waste no time in exploring all these aspects of the jewel trade.
A gentle start to our trip will grow our understanding of the vast array of rich adornment.
An educational and cultural experience awaits, as we visit the MAP Foundation set beside the historical Kasbah. The jewellery showcased in the exhibition here is unparalleled in Morocco.
Sarah will give an explanation of the symbolism within the jewellery and we will meet the curator of the collection.
After Lunch which we will eat at the MAP restaurant
There is an afternoon option to visit the nearby Saadien Tombs or to walk along the ancient route of the Olive traders and visit a Jewel shop or maybe two along the route back to the medina.
We will eat at a wonderful rooftop restaurant
Day Three – Monday 29th April
Our day today will be spent in the Spice market. Here we will visit a family business which has dealt in Jewellery and adornment since 1972. A treasure house of jewels where the welcome is always very warm !
In the afternoon we will visit another jewel shop !
There is an afternoon option to visit the Women’s Market and Djeema el Fna Square.
Day Four – Tuesday 3oth April
Today will be spent with an iconic gentleman of Marrakech. Bari Mohammed, locally known as Bel Hadj has been at the centre of the jewel trade in Morocco for 50+ years, he is a truly amazing man. We will visit his fondouk of jewellery shops which offer a fabulous selection of jewels and antiques.
For Lunch we will experience the traditional Moroccan dish of Mechoui .. pit roast lamb !
Vegetarian options will also be available.
In the afternoon we will explore an unassuming side street which hides many tiny independent jewel shops. These are traditionally the places where jewellery arrives with scouts who travel widely to bring jewels to Morocco.
There is an afternoon option to visit the Majorelle gardens
Day Five – Wednesday 1st May
A visit to the new town!
The wide, French-era streets of Gueliz are home to upscale Moroccan and European restaurants, cabarets and chic bars, as well as art galleries and mainstream fashion stores.
We will travel by car to a wonderful gallery called Amazonite.
A very different shopping experience with a superb collection of stunning pieces of jewellery.
We will eat lunch in the new town before returning to the Medina to visit the gallery of Khalid Al Gharib.
This is a veritable treasure house, offering world class museum worthy pieces.
There is an afternoon option to visit the Ben Youssef Medrassa
We will share a traditional feast on the rooftop of our beautiful riad and raise a glass to our adventures in the red city.
Day 6 – Thursday 2nd May
Our shared adventure draws to a close and we say our farewells.
You’ll have free time before your departure, to spend as you choose. If you should need assistance with practicalities or organization, then Amber will be available.
Airport transfers will be available as required, be sure to advise us in advance as to the time of your flight departure. It is advisable to arrive at Marrakech airport several hours prior.
New Friends, New Jewels – As well as a wealth of knowledge, learning and collectable jewellery – our tours offer something that money can’t buy. We hope that the most valuable reward of your trip, will be the human connections you make. Each of our tour guests has their own unique experience, but we all share an interest in the culture of adornment. Many of our tour guests forge lifelong friendships and stay in touch by means of our social media platforms.
Included: Accommodation, transport between cities, transfers in Marrakech, entry to monuments and museums, meals taken in our accommodations.
Not included : Flights, drinks, lunches, tips, visas.