Authentic holiday in Marrakesh, Morocco

from Leonie, Surrey

The Challenge

My husband and I knew where we wanted to go on holiday – Morocco and specifically Marrakesh. I used to work in travel so I know that I could have found a holiday for us, but  we both have busy jobs and we didn’t have the time to spend hours looking and booking accommodation and flights for the sort of independent travel we wanted.

Where We Went

We went to Morocco for a week. I run a nutritional health business, so Ching knew that exercise and activity is very much a part of who we are as a family and what we want from a holiday. So she recommended that we split our holiday and have three days in the Atlas mountains and four days in Marrakesh. She found us a beautiful Berber house in the Atlas mountains which had been lovingly restored by a Swiss lady. We spent three wonderful days walking in the mountains, enjoying the clean air, the cooler climate and the great views. The food was fresh and authentic, beautiful fruit and yoghurt breakfasts and vegetable tagines. In Marrakesh we staying in a Riad owned by the same lady, it had three rooms which really appealed to us and offered sanctuary from the bustle of the city.

What We Thought

The holiday exceeded our expectations – we loved the mountains and in fact, if we did it again, we’d have more time in the mountains than the city. The accommodation in both places was wonderful and the people were very friendly.

Would we book with YHP again?

We will book with YHP again. Ching really takes time to find out what you like and to work out what you want from a holiday. We went to her five weeks before we were supposed to go. Left to ourselves we would have ended up on a chartered flight to Marrakesh, we may not have experienced to mountains or really got under the skin of the country. Ching found a holiday that was a great price, she saved us the time and hassle of finding and booking it. She’s very precise and kept us up to date during the period we gave her to research the holiday and before we went she provided us with a map, travel book and restaurant recommends, some of which we sampled and enjoyed.