Design your own Moroccan slippers in Marrakesh
Marrakesh

Design your own Moroccan slippers in Marrakesh

The souks are filled with colourful babouche slippers in a rainbow of colours, styles and sizes, but during a hands-on workshop organised by Atelier d’Ailleurs, guests can make a pair to suit their style. Accompanied by a master craftsman throughout the three-hour workshop, guests select the leather, cut, hammer, sew and select the colourful accessories to accompany the pair of slippers they take home at the end.

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Sample street food in the Jemaa el Fna
Marrakesh

Sample street food in the Jemaa el Fna

As the sun sets, Jemaa el Fna comes to life with entertainers, street performers and food stallholders selling everything from sheep’s brain, snails and mixed grill. The ambience turns up as evening rolls on. Wander on your own or join a guided street food tour.

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Get lost in Marrakesh’s soulful souks
Marrakesh

Get lost in Marrakesh’s soulful souks

In a city of countless winding alleyways and palaces centuries old, grab a local guide for a walking tour. You may discover the souks where items are still handmade, palaces with tales to tell, and gardens for a peaceful rest.

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Camel trek the Agafay Desert
Agafay Desert

Camel trek the Agafay Desert

Escape the city by car, hop on a camel for an hour-long trek where you’ll sit down for lunch with a view of the Agafay Desert. Just 45 minutes from Marrakesh, but a world away, the stone desert is dotted by palm trees popping up and the majestic Atlas Mountains hovering over in the background.

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Get botanical in Marrakesh’s Majorelle Gardens
Marrakesh

Get botanical in Marrakesh’s Majorelle Gardens

Seek some shade at the peaceful Majorelle Gardens in Gueliz, a neighbourhood in the heart of Marrakesh developed during the French protectorate era. The colourful and varied botanical garden also features a striking blue Cubist villa and is home to the Islamic Art Museum of Marrakesh and the Yves Saint Laurent Museum.

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Hike up Mount Toubkal in the Atlas Mountains
Toubkal

Hike up Mount Toubkal in the Atlas Mountains

A mountaineering adventure to the highest peak in North Africa is well worth putting aside a few days for if summit-bagging is your thing. Accessible with the help of a guide, the hike up to an altitude of 4,167m can be completed in a weekend and offers exceptional views of the Atlas Mountains.

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Take a sunset camel trek in the Sahara Desert
Merzouga

Take a sunset camel trek in the Sahara Desert

The western fringe of the vast Sahara Desert creeps into southern Morocco and one of the most authentic ways to experience it is to watch the golden sands melt together as the sun goes down with an evening camel ride.

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Bake Moroccan biscuits in the hillside town of Moulay Idriss
Moulay Idriss

Bake Moroccan biscuits in the hillside town of Moulay Idriss

Escape the crowds with a visit to the charmingly picturesque hillside town of Moulay Idriss. The town is of national importance thanks to its religious history but still fairly quiet. It is welcoming to visitors and local guesthouses offer the opportunity to bake traditional Moroccan biscuits in community ovens.

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Explore modern art in Rabat’s Mohammed VI Museum
Rabat

Explore modern art in Rabat’s Mohammed VI Museum

Experience modern and contemporary Moroccan culture at the Mohammed VI Museum in Rabat. Only opened in 2014, the stunning modern museum building itself took ten years to build, and inside it houses the works of Moroccan and international artists from the twentieth century onwards.

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Take a street art tour in Casablanca
Casablanca

Take a street art tour in Casablanca

Exploring Morocco’s largest city is best done on foot, and a great way to do this is by checking out its growing street art scene, which adds a touch of colour to the city’s old white buildings, with the help of a tour guide.

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Bake bread with nomads in the Sahara
Western Sahara

Bake bread with nomads in the Sahara

In a country where bread has an almost religious importance, go back to basics and bake ‘sand bread’ in the most ingenious way with the nomadic people of Western Sahara. The traditional method uses a deep hole in the sand as a makeshift oven.

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Take a horse ride across Essaouira’s beaches
Essaouira

Take a horse ride across Essaouira’s beaches

Venture to coastal Essaouira, known as the windy city, and a perfect spot for horseback riding along its magnificent beaches on beautiful Berber horses. A light, laid-back alternative to life in bustling Marrakesh.

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