Marrakech is a most spectacular city with its rose-coloured walls set against the backdrop of the mighty snow capped Atlas Mountains. Tranquil gardens, ornate palaces and the majestic minaret of the Koutoubia Mosque will delight and inspire you.
Material pleasures await bargain-hunters in the souks with their colourful displays of goods from brassware to carpets and wood carvings to leather goods. In the heart of the Medina, the bustling marketplace of Djemaa el Fna, transforms at night into a carnival of acrobats, snake charmers, storytellers and aromatic food stalls. For a unique experience, stay in one of the chic and intimate ‘riads’, these lavishly restored town houses are tucked away in the labyrinth of the Medina.
In contrast to the narrow alleyways and traditional souks of the old town, just 15 minutes drive away is the new city, home to elegant boulevards and designer boutiques.
Marrakech is the perfect place from where to explore the rest of Morocco. Visit the lovely Ourika Valley, with its cooling waterfalls and Berber villages, or the edge of the Sahara, where fertile plains give way to arid rocks and the beautiful city of Ouarzazate. Wander the flower filled foothills of the High Atlas or head further north to bask on a golden beach in seaside Skhirat.
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