5 Things To Do When Traveling To Marrakech Morocco
Marrakech in Morocco is a significant economic hub with mosques, palaces, and gardens and a historic imperial city in western Morocco. The Medina is a walled, tightly packed medieval city that dates back to the Berber Empire. Marrakech is a labyrinthine alleyway where bustling souks (marketplaces) provide artisanal jewellery, pottery, and textiles. The Moorish minaret of the Koutoubia Mosque, built in the 12th century, is a landmark of the city and can be seen from kilometres. Here are 5 things to do in Marrakech Morocco.
Get A Cultural Tour
What is a travel trip without getting immersed in the arts and culture of the people? Marrakech has a lot of its culture to offer. On a three-day journey leaving from Marrakech, ride camels over the Sahara and spend the night in a Berber desert tent. Making the most of the overland journey across imposing gorges, old cities, and imposing dunes involve combining natural and historical attractions. You can exchange complicated, do-it-yourself arrangements for an experience in western Morocco’s spectacular vistas by scheduling a trip into the distant desert region.
On this small-group trip of the four High Atlas valleys of Ourika, Oukaimeden, Asni, and Ait Fares leave the winding mountain roads to your driver/guide and take in some of Morocco’s most breathtaking landscapes. Discover an argan oil cooperative, climb to the Ourika falls, and stop for a Berber lunch while you’re out and about. Your day begins and ends at your hotel or riad for convenience.
Some of the highlights include taking a mountain guide, hiking the Ourika Falls and relaxing by the river. Dine in a Berber home on soup, salad, tagine, couscous, fruit, and mint tea. Take a limited bus trip of a maximum number of eight passengers for an intimate trip.
Visit The Museums
Another fun activity to add to a trip that will capture the people and the environment is a trip to the museum. In Marrakech, the speciality museums are one place to start. Da El Bacha museum is a historic museum for lovers of tales of the past.
Dar Si Said museum in Marrakesh, Morocco, is a historical palace from the late 19th century that is now a museum. It houses architecture and you may discover a good display of Moroccan art from the past and the present here. The structure itself is covered in elaborate Byzantine patterns and hues.
Orientalist museum displays a range of pottery works run by the owner of Macma Museum in Gueliz, the Orientalist Museum in Marrakech houses an exclusive collection of Orientalist paintings (from Delacroix to Majorelle) and priceless antique works of Moroccan artists, the location in the Medina offers a comprehensive picture of Moroccan cultural history. The structure is a typical Saadian Riad from the latter part of the 17th century. In this museum, visitors can enjoy a unique view of the city and the Atlas Mountains from the terrace.
Other museums to visit are the Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech, Boucharouite museum, Musee de la Musique and the museum of Makarrech.
Air Balloon Flight
It is not every day you will be in a place that offers an air balloon trip. In Marrakech, this is an activity to experience. From a hot-air balloon, one is able to observe the sun rising over red sand, palm trees, and grand open spaces. Flying with a small group of visitors or a private set-up, there is a live commentary from seasoned pilots, as you glide through the air, then recharge with a genuine Berber breakfast in a Moroccan tent.
Visit Top Destination Sites
Fall in love with nature again and again in this whimsical André Heller’s ANIMA garden. Situated in the noisy, busy neighbourhood of the larger Marrakech, André Heller’s ANIMA is a lovely location of unexpected beauty. It’s a stunning botanical setting, not just a garden. More than 250 different plant species, including bamboo, palms, and cacti, interact with works of art by Pablo Picasso, Keith Haring, and up-and-coming local artists. Additionally, two museum halls showcase works by international artists. Foods are served from the café Paul Bowles and prepared with herbs, spices, and produce from the garden, including saffron, mint, and olives. Enjoy excellent pastries, great teas, and fresh organic fruit juice.
Visit The Desert
I hear you say the desert? Yes. Marrakech is filled with lovely deserts made habitable. On a journey that departs from Marrakech and includes an overnight stay in a Berber desert camp, traverses the Sahara on a camel. Making the most of the overland journey across imposing gorges, old cities, and imposing dunes involve a combination of natural and historical attractions. Check out the Merzouga Sahara, the Atlas Mountains, Zagora desert and Chigaga desert.