Marrakech epitomises everything people love about Morocco. From the ancient mosques to the spice markets and camelback rides, this is a perfect destination for travellers wanting to see a mix of old and new-world Africa. Engaging activities are plentiful, providing the perfect opportunity to absorb all aspects of this compelling African destination. You may want to consider a guided tour, cooking class or day trip to assist in experiencing it all.
Don't miss these Marrakech attractions
- Guided market tours
- 4WD through the Atlas Mountains
- See the city on a Segway
- Tagine cooking classes
- Day trip to Essaouira
Uncovering Marrakech's numerous historical sites is top of the itinerary for many visitors. From the historic old Medina to the shiny new city, your camera will get a good workout on a tour of Marrakech. Highlight attractions you can visit on a Marrakech tour include the iconic Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret, the delicate El Bahia Palace, art-filled Tiskiwin House, and the Saadian Tomb.
To encounter Marrakech at its most typical, there are few better ways than to pack your pockets full of dirhams and visit the buzzing Jemaa el-Fnaa market. Guided tours showcase everything from snake charmers to the hidden stalls tucked down alleyways of the old Medina.
Spot an oasis
With numerous must see attractions surrounding Marrakech, you may want to leave it all behind and seek out one of the many oases. Popular with nature lovers is a trek through the National Park of Tassa. With porters and mules as your aid, you'll make many new friends in the small villages you pass through on your way to the Atlas Mountains.
In another direction is the coastal town of Essaouira, where a tour will take you through the maze-like streets of the Unesco World Heritage-listed Medina. The fortified city of Aït Benhaddou and Merzouga are also highlights of the surrounding area, providing ample opportunity to capture stellar photos of your entire experience.