Nicknamed the ‘Red City’ after the crimson colour of its ramparts, mansions and monuments, Marrakech is an exotic oasis in a desert-like landscape. With heaps and heaps of character!
Soak up the vibrant, animated mood of the Djemaa el-Fna, the city’s main square. It’s a huge outdoor stage of theatre, with snake charmers, henna tattoo artists, musicians and tempting food cooked on grills by eager chefs. It’s always busy, always noisy and promises an experience that’s best described as hypnotic.
Head into the ancient, fortified medina and its labyrinth of bustling souks – a guide is recommended as it’s easy to get lost. Jostle with crowds in the winding streets brimming with local traders. Haggle over handwoven carpets and rugs, soft leather slippers, Moroccan teapots and coloured lanterns. If you’re a shopper, this is paradise!
Discover Marrakech’s lavish palaces and riad mansions, with their mosaic-tiled inner courtyards a welcoming escape from the sweltering bazaars. Many flawlessly restored to their former glory and today sumptuous hotels.
Venture out into the countryside, to the stunning High Atlas Mountains for gentle walks with the Berbers, guided camel trekking and off-road adventures.
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