Marrakech is an exciting and colourful Moroccan city for a short break for a few days. Some call Marrakech magical with its diversity that fascinates and charms. There are ancient parts and new parts in an interesting mix. With its intense and bustling life at Jemaa el Fna, the old Medina and also a lot of historical sites it is in big contrast to the new area, Gueliz with its modern boutiques, Coffee shops and museums.
Located at the edge of a large dry plain, at the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains and yet, not too far from the cooler Atlantic Coast, the Red City of Marrakech was founded back in the 11th century. Parts of Marrakech have hardly changed in a millennium and the indigenous Berber population are the artisans and craftsmen, the builders and renovators, the gardeners and caretakers, the bakers and the tagine makers.
You have the opportunity during a stay in Marrakech to take a break from the bustling life, and discover some other part of Morocco, close enough for a daytrip. Take a look at our day trips and maybe you find exactly the day out you would like. The snow capped Atlas mountains looming in the distance are always a draw, filled with small Berber adobe villages with their fertile terraced fields which lay open the way to the distant desert sands and mystical kasbahs. The sandy beaches of the western coastline are within easy reach for a day or more. Spectacular waterfalls cascade passed rustic riverside restaurants and monkeys wait for your scraps. Marrakech has something to offer for everyone and so accessible with direct flights.
If you would like to spend all your days in Marrakech without a daytrip this is of course possible as there is plenty to do and see.
DAY 1: MARRAKECH AND ARRIVAL
Morocco Gnawa Tours will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to the riad/hotel. After a short break we take you to the Square, Jemaa el Fna, where you can spend the evening in this colorful market place – among snake charmers, story tellers, and musicians, and not to forget the food stalls in the evening.
DAY 2: MARRAKECH
After a good breakfast we pick you up for a 2 hour guided tour of the Medina and market place in Marrakech before the tour goes to Bahia Palace and Majorelle Gardens. It is time for lunch and we will guide you to find a good place to have your lunch. After the lunch it is maybe tempting to have a relaxing Spa / Hammam experience, and the rest of the afternoon is for you. In the evening at 8.30pm we meet you again to take you to a traditional Moroccan show that includes traditional Moroccan dinner and Moroccan entertainment, singing, music and belly dancing. We transfer you back to the hotel.
DAY 3: DAY TRIP
This day is for a trip to area outside Marrakech. In this way you can have a small break from the bustling life and also have the opportunity to see more of Morocco. The trip starts at 8.30am and we pick you up at your riad/hotel after breakfast.
DAY 4: MARRAKECH
The last day in Marrakech, and the time until departure is yours. We pick you up for transfer about 2 hours before your flight departure time from the airport in Marrakech.