Day 3 Marrakesch – Gardens for Senses (120 km)
At 8.30 we start our special tour to the gardens of the red city.
Jardin Majorelle: It is known for the bright cobalt blue of its buildings and pools, a nice contrast to the green of the cactus and palm trees. Jacques Majorelle, a French painter and plant collector, created the garden in the 1920s. Yves Saint Laurent bought the plant in 1980 and supplemented the cactus garden with impressive spiny plants. The paths lead to flowering Bougainvilleas, through a dense bamboo grove, past huge agaves to the idyllic lily pond.
Anima: A few kilometers from Marrakech, at the foot of the High Atlas, there is the fairytale world garden by the Austrian artist Andre Heller. Anima, opened in 2016, exotic plants surround artworks. On winding paths, we feel our way through poetic garden spaces, from a plant-art installation to the next jungle fantasy that engulfs our eyes, ears and nose.
Saffron farm: The saffron farm of a Swiss woman is beautifully situated at the foot of the High Atlas. Walkaround, Barefoot-Trail with herbal baths, Mineral-Water, Herbal Tea with Saffron
Menara Garden: The Menara Gardens are about 100 hectares in total and form a public city park in Marrakech. They were created by the Almohads, a Berber dynasty, in the 12th century as an olive plantation. To fulfill this task, an irrigation system was needed. Therefore, a branched canal system leads from a lake in the center of the garden to the farthest corners, so that there is always enough water available in all places. In 1985, the gardens along with the Medina Marrakechs were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
La Palmerie Marrakech: Sunset in the legendary La Palmerie on the edge of Marrakech. Riding on the dromedary in the sunset, for your most beautiful photos in the palm grove. Then we finish the day with a tea ceremony.
Food: B, 1 bottle of water .
Admission: tickets optional.