Things to do in Marrakech
Marrakech. One of the first sights you will see in Marrakech is the iconic Koutoubia Mosque, with its 230 foot high minaret, dating back to the 12th century. Djemaa el Fna, the central square, is best seen in the evening when its overflowing with food stalls, dancers, acrobats, fortune tellers, musicians and henna artists. The square is an incredible assault on the senses, with aromatic smells, weird and wonderful sights and a cacophony of sound. The bustling souks surrounding Djemaa el Fna sell everything from colourful lanterns, leather bags and shoes, to musical instruments and exotic spices. Be sure to barter to snap up some bargains
Day Trips From Marrakech
Top Marrakech Day Trips & Excursions. Atlas Mountains and Three Valleys: Private Guided Day Trip from Marrakech. Ouzoud Falls Day Trip from Marrakech. Atlas Mountains and Berber Villages Day Trip from Marrakech. Atlas Mountains and 4 Valleys Guided Day Tour from Marrakech including Lunch in Berber House.
Marrakech Desert Tours
Marrakech Desert Tours
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Desert Tours from Marrakech
The Sahara Desert looms large in the imagination of the traveler in Morocco. And anyone who’s been to see this natural wonder will tell you that it’s an absolute must for any visitor to Marrakech. Here are some option for what to do and how to visit.
One of the best (and most traditional) ways to experience the Moroccan desert is by camel. A camel ride through the palm groves of Marrakech and into the desert can take as little as a few hours, and often includes a stop at a local Berber home for mint tea and a snack.
Hot-Air Balloon Rides
Gazing down at the desert and foothills of the Atlas Mountains from a hot air balloon gives you an idea of the size and scope of the vast Sahara Desert. This bucket list–worthy experience is a great way to kick off a day in Marrakech or further exploration of the desert.
Buggy and Quad Bike Tours
For a desert-style adrenaline rush, opt for a tour of the desert and palm groves by buggy or desert quad bike. These small-group tours by all-terrain vehicle allow you to safely take in the stark landscapes of Morocco in as little as half a day.
Experiencing the Moroccan desert beneath the stars is a completely different experience than by day. Those who have a night to spare will be rewarded with a camping trip into the desert, which often includes a camel trek from M’hamid into the Merzouga dunes of the Zagora Desert to a Bedouin desert camp, a sunset over the dunes, and a traditional Moroccan dinner under the stars to the tune of local folk music.
The beauty and diversity of the Moroccan desert warrants more than just one day of exploration. On a multi-day trip, you might explore the UNESCO-listed kasbah of Ait Benhaddou or the cinematic city of Ouarzazate, stop at Atlas Studios (one of the largest movie studios in Africa), camel trek across the Erg Chebbi dunes, or take in the scenic beauty of the Dades and Todra gorges.
Tours from Marrakech
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