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Marrakech

Known for Shopping, Family-friendly and Romantic

The imperial city of Marrakech is also the cultural centre of Morocco, being full of history and bustling markets with incredible architecture. But despite all this tradition, it’s also certainly part of the modern world.

How do you get to Marrakech?

In the old fortified city of Marrakesh, it’s in the Medina district that you’ll find most of the city’s activities and attractions. It's where you can enjoy a traditional Moroccan experience. Walk over to Djemaa el-Fna, the main square at the entrance to Medina, and enjoy a fresh orange juice while you're taking in the daily bustle. You'll find everything here, from dentists to snake charmers to henna tattooists. Look to the west and you’ll see the Koutoubia Mosque, one of the tallest buildings in the old town, standing proudly over the city – a spectacular sight.

Walk north from Jemaa El Fna Square and you'll encounter the famous souks - or markets - of the city. Marrakech has the largest traditional souks in all of Morocco.

Although Medina might be considered the main event by most tourists, there’s still plenty to do and see off the beaten track. Visit the Bahia Palace, with its beautiful courtyards, and Ali Ben Youssef Medersa, an ancient Muslim school known for its interior and detailed wall decorations. The adjacent Musée de Marrakech is also worth a visit, with grand collections of Moroccan and Islamic art.

Looking for a more European experience? Try visiting the newer areas of the city for trendy boutique shops and restaurants.

When evening descends, visit Djemaa El-Fna, a city square packed with local outdoor eateries and stalls. Spices and smoke fill the square while thousands of locals and tourists cram in for a bite to eat. The stalls are supervised by the government, but it's still a good idea to pay attention to what you eat.

Marrakech sits at the foot of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, which, if you’re a more determined hiker, are well worth a climb. Of course, long hikes and exploring cities is much harder under a blistering sun, so we recommend visiting during the winter when daytime temperatures are milder and the evenings are cool.

Things to do in Marrakech

Watch spellbinding dance routines, interact with snake charmers and browse the market stalls in this fascinating cultural hub on a central square.

Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Menara Gardens, a popular green space in Marrakech. Make time for the shops and local tours in this relaxing area.

See storks nesting on walls, examine historical items in the museum and enjoy a view of the mountains in the Incomparable Palace.

Learn more about the local history when you visit Koutoubia Minaret, a well-known historical site in Marrakech. Amble within picturesque gardens or visit the shops in this relaxing area.

Tickets & Tours

Take a camel ride through the Palm Grove of Marrakech and surrounding Moroccan countryside, where you can explore traditional villages, tour green palm groves, and immerse yourself in the local culture. Kids and adults alike can enjoy a one-of-a-kind ride through the desert at sunset.

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Enjoy the valleys and desert landscapes of Morocco's interior on a journey to the city of Ouarzazate. This full-day excursion shows you the grand scenery of the Atlas Mountains, the iconic buildings of the former garrison city, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben-Haddou.

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Escape the hubbub of Marrakech for a scenic drive into the High Atlas mountains, where you go on a walk though valleys and plains. This non-strenuous trek takes you through small local villages before stopping for a delicious authentic lunch with a local Berber family.

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Don't get lost in the labyrinth streets of the Medina and make your first visit with an experienced local guide and discover life as it has existed for hundreds of years. Visit historic sites, see colorful souks, be enchanted by snake dances and story tellers, and feel the life of the Old Town on this guided walking tour.

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If you want to visit Marrakech at your own pace and with no hurry in an environmentally friendly electric bus, the double-decker tourist bus is your answer! You can get on and off all day long with the same ticket, and learn about the history of the city through a comfortable audio system with earphones, in eight different languages.

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Retreat into the calm and quiet of the Palmeraie, traveling in true Berber style as you ride through palm-shaded desert trails on camelback. Make your way to verdant oases, and then enjoy a traditional Moroccan snack of sweet mint tea and honey pancakes.

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