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Why we like it
- Dar Ahlam stands in the region of the thousand Kasbahs between the peaks of the High Atlas and the gateway to the South Moroccan desert, surrounded by lush gardens
- All rooms and villas are spacious, with air-conditioning, fireplaces, roomy bathrooms and views of the Atlas Mountains
- Inspired Moroccan cuisine is served in a cosy corner of the kasbah or on a secret terrace
- The spa offers treatments ranging from Thai massages to Moroccan mud scrubs
- Dar Ahlam has an outdoor swimming pool, whilst the villas have their own private pools
- The property is on a full board basis so all meals, drinks, excursions and cooking classes are included
With no restaurant, meals can be served wherever you wish around the property. Find a secluded atmospheric courtyard just for yourselves and have it lit with candles and just local musicians for company.
It’s been a pleasure working with Ailine on the past two trips (Morocco and Iceland). Her efficiency, attention to detail and prompt action have been hugely valuable and ultimately led to the delivery of two hugely successful trips which our clients have been beyond impressed by.
- GB, London
If the setting for this Kasbah, between the drama of the Atlas Mountains and the emptiness of the Sahara is not astonishing enough, then the building itself surely is. In the style of a traditional Kasbah, it is genuinely jaw-dropping. The brainchild of a Parisian party planner it is an intimate and hugely luxurious retreat behind bright ochre walls.
The suites and villas are fabulous. All have been decorated individually, using antiques and silk curtains to add splashes of colour and personality. The three villas are arranged around a central patio, each with a terrace, a fireplace and a private heated pool.
Once part of a medieval sultan's private hunting ground in the Skoura Oasis, this towering rust-red fortress surrounded by a palm grove really is a 'House of Dreams', as its name translates. Facilities and activities include a Hammam and solarium, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, quad-biking, buggy, camel and mule rides, and hiking.
Best time to be there
Morocco is warm and sunny year round. The best time to visit is mid-February to June and September to December. Coastal Morocco is cooled by sea breezes. The peaks of the Atlas Mountains are snow-capped for most of the year.
Marrakech (BA, Royal Air Maroc, Easyjet); Agadir (Easyjet); Casablanca (Royal Air Maroc and Air Arabia); Tangiers (Royal Air Maroc & Air Arabia); Essaouira (Easyjet); Fes (Ryanair)
3 hrs 15 mins - 4 hrs 20 mins
Not required for UK passport holders
No mandatory vaccinations required
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Suggested itineraries in Morocco
Marrakech City Break
Nights: 3 | from £415pp
This 3 night escape to the sun and souks of Marrakech includes exploring the photogenic Djemaa-el Fna Square and a trip to the snow-capped Atlas Mountains.
Family North African Adventure
Nights: 9 | from £2,995pp
A fantastic Moroccan experience that encompasses desert, mountains and cities, offering a brilliant blend of culture, entertainment and outdoor adventure making it perfect for families.
Luxury Small Group Journeys - Splendours of Morocco
Nights: 11 | from £4,925pp
Delve into Morocco, from its historic cities to its mysterious desert, staying in the A&K Exclusive Desert Tented Camp by the Erg Chebbi dunes and spending three nights in Marrakech.
Africa: Across a Continent by Private Jet
Nights: 20 | from £64,999pp
Experience the highlights of Africa on one amazing journey. Africa Revealed: A Journey by Private Jet takes you to seven countries in 21 days, revealing Africa's wildlife, culture and history at their most authentic. Travel in style on board our chartered Boeing 757, equipped with first-class, fully lie-flat seats.
Highlights of Morocco
Nights: 7 | from £1,295pp
Immerse yourself in the history and exotic atmosphere of Marrakech before heading to the beautiful Atlas Mountains for some relaxation and mountain air. Then head to the attractive and historic coastal town of Essaouira.
Morocco in Style
Nights: 9 | from £3,250pp
Begin with Morocco’s biggest city, Casablanca, take a tour of the historic imperial city of Fes, ramble over Roman ruins, spend a peaceful night under the Sahara desert skies, and absorb the exotic atmosphere of Marrakech.
Nights: 7 | from £2,295pp
Spend seven nights meandering the souks, bazaars and medinas of Morocco’s most intoxicating cities before heading up into the Atlas Mountains for a hit of fresh air.