Renowned Jewellery expert Sarah Corbett is leading her latest five day shopping trip based at Riad Papillon starting on 31st January 2012.   Sarah’s comprehensive Itinerary is as follows:

Arrival Day … A driver will be waiting for you on arrival at Menara Airport Marrakech.
Transfer to your beautiful Riad, Riad Papillon.
time to explore or to relax following your flight.
A delicious 3 course  evening meal cooked at your riad dining beneath the stars!

Second day…A morning of guided jewellery shopping in Marrakech, with Moroccan jewellery expert Sarah Corbett on hand to help and advise.
Lunch in the Medina
Afternoon activites a caleche tour of Marrakech or A Traditional Hammam
Evening Meal at one of Marrakechs’ top eateries.

Third Day …A morning of guided jewellery shopping with Moroccan jewellery expert Sarah Corbett, within the Medina, visiting trusted dealers with exceptional stock.
Lunch in Gueliz (French Quarter of Marrakech)
A visit to Samarcande, a veritable treasure house in the vibrant new town of Gueliz.
Henna evening for those who would like!
Meal in a restarant in the Medina.

Fourth Day ….free time for souk shopping or even more jewellery shopping if you feel the need!
or a visit to the Maison Tiskiwin a museum with an exceptional collection of jewellery.
A shopping trip to the Mellah area, with access to new production beads and Jewellery and many traditional jewellery components.
Lunch in the Medina
Afternoon of Jewellery shopping with Moroccan jewellery expert Sarah Corbett
An evening of show and tell, share tales of your purchase ( and of the ones that got away!) over a feast at your riad.

Departure day …Free time and transfers to Airport.

The holiday is outstanding value at £650 per person based on single occupancy of a luxury double room with en suite facilites. Be sure secure your place soon, Sarah’s November 2011 Jewellery trip sold out within days.

Reservations can be made through vividtrading.

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From the 9th to the 12th of august 2011 Morocco received some visitors in the form of a whole cruise ship full of American students. This was thanks to the semester at sea program whereby students embark on a cruise ship (in this case starting in Nassua the Bahamas) and then proceed to tour a portion of the world whilst both having lessons and exploring the regions in which the boat and the travellers find themselves. This summer the boat and its inhabitants were travelling round the Mediterranean stopping off in Spain, Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, Turkey and finally of course Morocco. This year a group of students booked the exclusive use of Riad Papillion and the majority of Riad Cinnamon. The students indulged in a number of activities of which their favourites were zip-lining in Terre d’Amaner and camel riding and quad biking in the Atlas Mountains. All arranged by member of our staff for the visitors and all at short notice.

The semester at sea students reported that they enjoyed the Riads friendly and relaxed atmosphere and that the staff really helped them take full advantage of the environment of Marrakech. They also praised the Riads convenient setting in the heart of the historic old town and the brief walk to the new town and to the Jemaa el Fna square. All in all the students seemed very pleased with their experience and we hope to see such groups here again at our Riads, as we also played host to a Semester at sea group in 2010 and they gave similarly warm appraisals. It would be an absolute pleasure to see such a group again. Why not book your own holiday with us to have a similarly wonderful experience?

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