The fascinating thousand-year-old city of Marrakech is an great choice for travellers seeking for pleasant and amusing family holidays or for a very special romantic getaway for couples.
Only few tourists know that this wonderful little city has an almost unique charm, especially when you visit the old Medina (downtown) for the first time!
You will be undoubtedly impressed by the attractive Jamaa el Fna Square, the well-presented handicraft shops, the open-air food stands, and the sublime Medina Souks accessible only by very small alleys that lead to every corner of the old city.
If you are considering to plan your next Vacation in Marrakech, it is good to know that in addition de the very beautiful places, famous gardens, historical monuments and several tourist attractions, the ochre city is surrounded by amazing landscapes, lush green valleys, the majestic Atlas Mountains and a fabulous stony desert that attracts even the world’s top stars and celebrities.
In this article, we will be pleased to introduce the most recommended destinations and places to visit around Marrakech?
Most Recommended Day Trips and Excursions from Marrakech
You’ve probably heard about Ourika Valley, also known as the little Berber paradise, where a beautiful river winds its way through the valley, and both sides of the river, very authentic Berber guesthouses and traditional restaurants are nestled.
If you’re a good walker and you are looking for a trekking adventure in the mountains, you might want to join a full-day trip to Imlil, a very pretty little village in the mountains, considered the main entrance to the great Toubkal National Park, and a mandatory starting point for trekkers wishing to reach North Africa’s highest peak (Mont Toubkal: 4167m altitude).
Among a wide choice of day trips and excursions around Marrakech, you can also join a small group excursion to the spectacular Ouzoud Falls and enjoy a refreshing day close to the highest waterfalls in Morocco, over 100 meters high.
If you prefer a quite journey far from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech, you can opt for the destination of artists and writers, the charming Essaouira Mogador, located about 170km from Marrakech, a relaxing port city opened to the great Atlantic Ocean.
Top Travel Experiences in Marrakech
To escape the hot days in Marrakech, you can organize a half-day trip with lunch and pool in Lake Lalla Takerkoust, you can go jet skiing, fly boarding, wakeboarding or participate to several water sports activities available on site.
As mentioned at the beginning of this article, Agafay desert is one of the most recommended sites for outdoors activities especially with friends or family members. Once you get inside this sublime wild desert, you can book a quad biking tour, or you can join a camel ride at the beautiful sunset.
You will be really amazed when you drive your quad bike through the white dunes and hidden paths of this stony desert, and you will love to stop in some places and spots to take photos and enjoy the breathtaking views and landscapes.
Before heading back to Marrakech, be sure you don’t miss the outstanding experience of having dinner in one of Agafay’s luxury camps, where you can enjoy the evening under the starry open sky in an absolute calm and relaxing atmosphere while admiring the views over this fascinating wilderness.
In Marrakech like all worldwide famous destinations, you have a great selection of travel experiences that you may want to enjoy during your vacation like cooking workshops in the Medina, the hot air balloon flights, the quad and camel ride tours in the Palmeraie…
If you have the spirit of adventure and challenge you can book a paragliding tour in the Kik Plateau or a multi-day trek in the Atlas Mountains.