Morocco

Marrakesh

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Brightly coloured textiles, richly patterned pottery and arabesque jewellery are among the beautiful things you can find in the vibrant Marrakesh souks. The Saadian tombs, decorated with colourful mosaics, date back to the 16th century and are worth visiting for a taste of Marrakesh’s historic architecture.

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  • Agafay Desert

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  • Western Sahara

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  • Rabat

    Rabat

    Although it’s the capital city of Morocco, Rabat is lesser-touristed than other cities...Read more
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  • Toubkal

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  • Casablanca

    Casablanca

    Morocco’s largest city sits beside the Atlantic Ocean and is known for its rich history...Read more
  • Essaouira

    Essaouira

    Sip mint tea and feast on fresh fish as you sit in a coastal eatery and watch life go by in this walled harbour town...Read more
  • Merzouga

    Merzouga

    Once you’ve arrived at Merzouga — gateway to the Sahara — you will find yourself surrounded by the dry heat and sand dunes of the desert...Read more
  • Ait Bougmez Valley

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  • Chefchaouen

    Chefchaouen

    In this city in the Rif Mountains, everything is a shade of blue, from the paved alleyways to the front doors of sky blue houses...Read more
  • Meknes

    Meknes

    Meknes is one of four historic capital cities of Morocco (the others being Fes, Marrakech and Rabat)...Read more
  • Fes

    Fes

    Founded in the 9th century, Fes is the best-preserved medieval city in the Muslim world and is a colourful and bustling place to explore...Read more
  • Midelt

    Midelt

    This small town lies in the high plains between the Middle Atlas and High Atlas mountain ranges...Read more
  • Todra Gorge

    Todra Gorge

    No trip to Morocco is complete without a walk in the wadis...Read more
  • Ouarzazate

    Ouarzazate

    A gateway town to the vast Sahara desert, Ouarzazate is best-known for the huge Taourirt Kasbah that is nome to a 19th-century palace...Read more
  • Volubilis

    Volubilis

    Once believed to have been the ancient capital of Mauretania, partially-excavated Volubilis is an archaeologist’s dream...Read more

Morocco's Imperial Cities

Delve into Morocco's history and culture
Approx. 8 days
Casablanca (1 days) → Rabat (1) → Fes (1) → Volubilis (1) → Marrakesh (3) → Casablanca (1)
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Imperial Cities and the Sahara

A journey through Morocco past and present
Approx. 9 days
Casablanca (1 days) → Rabat (1) → Fes (1) → Merzouga (2) → Todra Gorge (1) → Ouarzazate (1) → Marrakesh (2)
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In-Depth Morocco

A grand tour of Morocco's highlights
Approx. 14 days
Casablanca (1 days) → Rabat (1) → Chefchaouen (1) → Volubilis (1) → Fes (1) → Merzouga (2) → Todra Gorge (1) → Marrakesh (3) → Essaouira (3)
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Things to do in Marrakesh

Our recommended experiences and activities

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.

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.

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.

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.

Where to go in Morocco

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