Holiday & Travel Guide For Marrakech, Morocco

Sightseeing

You will be amazed at the architecture of the building that houses the Museum of Marrakech, with its wonderful works of art displayed inside. Unfortunately there is no access to this mosque for non Muslims. Marrakech is an energetic and vibrant place, full of colour and sounds. It can be quite hectic so if you want to get away from it for a while take an excursion out to the fantastic Ouzoud Waterfall where you will meet plenty of neighborhood monkeys. While relaxing with a drink in the outdoor restaurant, it is a great place for photo opportunities or even to take a camel ride to the desert and spend a night camping out under the Moroccan stars. There are many smaller cities near by that can fill your days with some wonderful sights if you want to explore this charming country. Before you depart Marrakech, fly over the city at a hot air balloon, then it is a superb experience and quite memorable with some fantastic views and plenty of photo opportunities.

Beaches

Marrakech isn’t a beach resort, but if you want to relax away from the bustling town then the harbour town of Essaouira is the closest beach to Marrakech, where you can encounter some great water sports like kite sailing and windsurfing along its broad sandy beach. It can be a bit windy, but if sunlight is at its hottest a tiny breeze is more than welcome, it is also possible to try some horse riding across this very clean beach.

Shopping

Shopping in Marrakech is a thrilling experience, haggle with the locals from the large open air Bazaars selling everything out of Souvenirs to stunning handmade carpets, leather and hand crafted gold jewellery. Take in the sights and sounds of this hectic bustling location, if you do not intend to buy do not haggle as the natives may get very competitive over it, but if you do haggle you will make certain to pick up a bargain or two. If you prefer fixed price shopping with less hustle and bustle then you will find some very nice fixed price stores in town.

Eating

Moroccan food is quite tasty and quite varied with Arabic, African and Mediterranean influences. Many spices have been used in the traditional dishes; these may be discovered in several restaurants that are authentic, the most popular dish being pigeon dish. Morocco tours from marrakech are cooked using couscous rice, hot meat and yummy vegetables. You’ll discover the smaller more busy restaurants serving the locals tend to be the much better areas for traditional cuisine, but there are plenty of restaurants that sell global foods and fast food outlets selling baguettes full of meat and salad can be found all across the towns. All the hotels cater to the tourist industry.