IT IS WITH THE DEEPEST REGRET THAT WE HAVE TO ADVISE YOU - DUE TO THE PANDEMIC OF COVID 19, THE OWNER OF RIAD MARRAT HAS TAKEN THE DECISION TO CLOSE THE RIAD AT THIS TIME.
AS VISITORS KNOW, MOROCCO IS IN LOCKDOWN AT THIS TIME, MEANING TOURISTS ARE UNABLE TO VISIT THE COUNTRY.
AS THE SITUATION IMPROVES, WE WILL ADVISE VISITORS TO OUR SITE OF OUR INTENDED DATE TO REOPEN.
IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THIS WOULD BE IN SEPTEMBER 2020, AND WE ASK YOU TO CONTINUE TO CHECK ON OUR SITE FOR UPDATES.
FOR ANY AGENTS OR DIRECT BOOKINGS MADE BETWEEN APRIL 1ST AND SEPTEMBER 1ST, PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY ON firstname.lastname@example.org IN ORDER FOR US TO EITHER POSTPONE YOUR RESERVATION OR TO MAKE A CANCELLATION.
IF YOU HAVE MADE A BOOKING THROUGH AN ONLINE TRAVEL AGENCY, WE ASK YOU TO CONTACT THEM DIRECTLY TO CANCEL OR REBOOK.
WE WISH YOU ALL SAFE PASSAGE THROUGH THIS VERY DIFFICULT PERIOD OF OUR LIVES AND HOPE YOU ALL REMAIN SAFE, WELL AND STRONG AT HEART.
Marcel De Rijk
Owner together with all staff of Riad Marrat
This stunning resort has been created in true Moroccan Riad composition and style by the owner, Marcel De Rijk .
This magnificent property becomes your home for the duration of your stay.
Immerse yourself in this tranquil oasis, one of the last palm plantations of the Draa Valley.
Morocco is a magical country. When Marcel first visited the South of Morocco the magnificent scenery took his breath away
The warmth and welcome of the Berber people, the history which takes you back to a bygone age. The art, culture and creativity. This is why Marcel built the Riad Marrat. A master piece of architecture and Artisan skills.
Morocco is filled with a million jewels, from the amazing buildings, artefacts, crafts, carpets, pottery, and of course the expert way the people can craft almost anything from nothing. This it is what Marcel fell in love with. It is endless, it is timeless.......
Take a flight to Ouarzazate. Stay over night at a hotel. Our owner always stays at Les Jardins De Ouarzazate but there are many hotels to choose from.
Rent a car and driver, or self drive from Ouarzazate to Zagora
for a fabulous tour through the Draa Valley. The journey to Riad Marrat in Zagora and Amezrou takes just 3.5 hrs.
Take a direct flight from Marrakech to Zagora where we can arrange to meet you at the airport.
An alternative and very interesting option, depending on your schedule, is to rent a car in Marrakech and enjoy a 5 hour journey to Ouarzazate over the incredible 2,000 meter high Atlas Mountains.
Spend one night in Ouarzazate at the hotel Les Jardins De Ouarzazate before driving on to see the film set studios where such movies as Ben Hur and the Gladiator were made.
In Ouarzazate you can explore the large market place, town centre and shops. you just have to enjoy the old Kasbah Palace with its gorgeous restaurant placed on top of the hill, a break before heading down to Zagora and Riad Marrat.
Remember that driving in the wintertime, you may experience some snow and delays travelling over the Atlas Mountains.
When you arrive in Zagora you will notice the change in the landscape. There are massive boulders, contrasting with the Draa Valley where it is lush and green and full of flowers except for in the heat of full summer.
See small villages in remote areas where people are still using donkeys for transport.
The Berber and Black people in this area live simple lives together in perfect harmony.
Check out our Accommodation and Rates to view High and Low Seasons.
July and August are very hot months and we do not advise travelling at this time as temperatures can exceed 40 degrees.
However for those suffering with rheumatics the high temperatures can be very beneficial.
Many people use the hot sand as a therapeutic way to ease aches and pains in their joints.
Riad Marrat is fully equipped with heating to manage those colder months and the air conditioning and delightful swimming pool assist you to cope with those hotter days.
IT IS WITH DEEP REGRET THAT WE HAVE TO ADVISE YOU - DUE TO THE PANDEMIC OF COVID 19, THE OWNER OF RIAD MARRAT HAS TAKEN THE DECISION TO CLOSE THE RIAD AT THIS TIME.
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