A visit to Marrakech should leave an everlasting imprint without breaking the bank. After all, the Red City is home to an abundance of unique sights and inspiring activities that should ensure it keeps a place in your heart forever.
From walking tours to historical sites, join us as we take a detailed look at the five key things you should think about doing in Marrakech once the COVID-19 pandemic has blown over.
1 – Visit Desert Agafay.
No visit to Marrakech is complete without immersing yourself in the desert-stricken landscapes that surround it. Take a break from the bustling city centre and explore the nearby deserts and mountain ranges to see what they have to offer.
Here, you can ride camels or quad bike over dunes before enjoying a sunset BBQ supper. Give in to the mystical atmosphere of golden sand fields that stretch for miles in the Agafay Desert.
2 – Head To The Atlas Mountains.
Move on from the desert to marvel at the breath-taking peaks of the Atlas Mountains. Hike through the thick stone pathways of the mountain range, or opt to visit the Ouzoud – one of Africa’s tallest waterfalls.
Tours can be found from around £16 per person and are often inclusive of visits to both the Agafay Desert and the Atlas Mountains.
3 – Wander Around The Anima Gardens.
At the foothill of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, an imaginative and magical display of art and nature can be discovered. Anima Gardens, designed by artist André Heller, can be located nestled within the mountains – offering unique sculptures buried within wildflower pathways.
Absorb the clash of creativity and culture as you pass through the colourful displays. Soak up the opulence as you glide through an array of unforgettable installations and admire the breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains. With entry to these gardens starting at £10pp, you can heal yourself with the sounds of serenity again and again.
4 – Get Lost in the Street Markets of Medina.
When looking to throw yourself into the heart of the city, take a stroll down to the Medina. Home to bustling squares and street markets, you can wind through the stalls as you shop and taste your way through all the city has to offer.
Stand in awe at the symbolic Jemaa el-Fnaa, Marrakech’s main square, or get lost in the maze of The Souks, a labyrinth of market stalls offering spices and aromas that will truly engulf your senses.
5 – Take A Cooking Class.
Marrakech is renowned for its variety of high-class cuisine. You can spend hours of the day sampling the tastes of the city that are found in every corner of the city. However, starting from just £20 each, you can decide to try your hand at creating some of the delectable eats that give this destination its name.
Join a local Moroccan family as you combine spices and flavours with a cooking class, and learn how to prepare a tajine before enjoying your efforts under the setting sun.
For further recommendations on your stay in Marrakech, please do not hesitate to contact our team here at Riad El Zohar. We know the city like the back of our hand and can provide you with a plethora of useful hints to nail down your travel itinerary.