Overview of Marrakesh
Behind its twelve kilometres of red ochre walls, Morocco’s second largest city is steeped in history and intrigue. Its mosques, fountains, palaces and legendary Djemaa-el-Fna square make it an exclusive cultural destination. Enjoy a traditional dish on a restaurant patio, pamper yourself in one of the city’s many hammams, spend an unforgettable night in one of its trendy nightclubs or take an excursion to the mountains or the desert.
Marrakech has much to offer – entertainment in the square, the beach, the desert and the mountains. There is also the Oasiria Water Park and an array of restaurants. The city is full of history, the magnificent buildings, museums, souks and old town are definitely worth visiting, along with the beautiful gardens in the old city and the cataracts of Ouzoud, to the east of Marrakech, with water falls from over 100 meters in height along with the numerous oasis’s that are scattered around the region.
Should you wish to venture outside of Marrakech popular day excursions include visiting the desert city of Ouarzazate, which is renowned for its Taourirt Casbah and traditional Quazguita carpets. From Imlil, also nearby, travellers can ride a mule to the Aremd hamlet to view Morocco’s highest mountain peak, Toubkal.
There are also camel treks in the Marrakech Palmeraie or in the Sahara Desert, along with horse riding, hot air ballooning and quad biking .You can explore the Atlas Mountains and its many small but thriving villages. The coastal town of Safi is another enticing possibility, with a magnificent Medina, old fort and beautiful beach.