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Marrakesh, Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz, Morocco

Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech is the fourth largest city in Morocco after Rabat, Casablanca and Fes. It is situated in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains approximately 150 miles from the coastal town of Agadir. With its old fortified city walls, it’s one of the busiest cities in Africa and, with a flight time of just less than four hours from the UK, this is an ideal tourist destination if you’re looking for a taste of Africa. You can find top-notch five-star resorts here which are suitable for both couples and families, as well as cosy boutique retreats which are a honeymooners dream.

This is a city that truly has exotic charms with its stunning medina, souks, snake charmers, fortune tellers and spice aromas. The medina is certainly very popular with its narrow alleyways full of traditional artisan workshops, markets and riads. The main square features a plethora of market stalls trading in such exotic specialities as sheep’s head soup, mint tea and spicy cakes. There’s also story tellers, musicians and plenty of acrobats to offer a complete range of entertainment.

Other fascinating sites to visit include The Bahia Palace which is still used by the king to welcome privileged guests, and The Koutoubia Mosque with its beautiful minaret dominating the skyline. El Badi Palace is also very popular with its sunken gardens.

When you fancy something different than exploring the ‘Red City’, you could take an unforgettable day trip out to the spell-binding Sahara Desert or the unforgettable Atlas Mountains.

Designer Travel can tailor-make your bespoke holiday to Marrakech. We have a team of experienced and friendly travel experts and we will listen to what you want out of your holiday and come back to you with options which are suitable for your budget. We have experts that know and love this part of the world and who will do their absolute best to find you the break you want and deserve. You can book with confidence knowing that we are an award winning, ABTA bonded and independent travel company who can offer you a huge range of holidays and flights. Add to that our full after-sales service and you can see why customers are choosing to return to book with us year after year.

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Key Highlights
  • Wander the winding roads of the Medina and marvel at the medieval architecture
  • See the sunken gardens at El Badi Palace
  • The Koutoubia Mosque is a magnificent sight
  • There are many artisan workshops to explore plus bustling markets and riads
  • Djemaa El Fna is packed with kaftans, spices, woven blankets and carpets
  • Watch the fascinating snake charmers in the square
  • Take an excursion into the Sahara Desert or Atlas Mountains
  • For a five-star stay, take a look at the amazing Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech
  • Guests seeking a boutique retreat will not be disappointed with La Sultana
  • Multi-centre stays can be arranged – please contact us for suggestions

Travel Information

GMT +1 hour

Currency: Moroccan Dirham

Climate Information

Although Marrakech is a year round destination, the best time to visit this fascinating city is in the spring and autumn when the temperatures are more bearable. At this time of year, the days are pleasantly warm and the nights are cooler.

In the summer temperatures can reach 42°C, whilst in winter the night time temperatures can drop as low as 6°C and even temperatures below zero are not uncommon.

Leisure & Activities

The Medina and Main Square
Venture into the winding streets and alleyways of the historic district of Medina where you find plenty of souks, markets and food stalls. The main square fills your senses with exotic sights, sounds and smells with story tellers, musicians and acrobats just waiting to entertain - absolutely magnificent!

Bahia Palace
Other fascinating sites to visit include The Bahia Palace which is still used by the king to welcome privileged guests. It was built in the late 19th century and was designed by the architect El Mekki. Situated in the Medina, as you enter through a courtyard, you are led to a beautiful Rhiad which is decorated with carved cedar wood.

Koutoubia Mosque
The Koutoubia Mosque is the largest mosque in Marrakech and its beautiful minaret dominates the skyline. Construction began in around 1150 and took several years to complete. The minaret reaches almost 70m and is topped by copper spheres of decreasing size.

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