Marrakech Vacations

Marrakech's central marketplace -- the Djemaa el Fna -- has been the meeting place for food vendors, snake charmers, Berber storytellers and travelers for hundreds of years. From the marketplace, windy streets and alleyways -- all pedestrianized, save for the odd donkey cart or motor scooter -- curl around the medina for miles, offering outdoor ... Read more
restaurants, hundreds of shops and Marrakech's answer to a hotel: the riad (a handful of beautifully tiled and painted rooms clustered around an interior courtyard, often with a pool). The call to prayer from the minaret of the statuesque Koutoubia Mosque adds to the allure of Marrakech's fascination. Visitors round out a day with a visit to a hammam (Turkish bath), the sumptuous Majorelle gardens or a stroll through the Jewish quarter. Marrakech is close enough to the fabled Atlas Mountains that adventurous souls often head into the mountains to explore stunning natural landscapes like the Ourika River Valley.

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April - May and September - October are the best times to visit Marrakech. The spring months see average temperatures of no higher than 82F (28C ) while in the autumn, slightly warmer averages remain of 92F (33 ... Read more
C ). Avoiding the hot summer months is important, especially if you hope to spend a great amount of time outdoors sightseeing. These summerbookend months also draw smaller tourist crowds in Morocco. Be sure to check when religious holidays, such as Ramadan, fall during the year to avoid closures.

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Top Marrakech restaurants

  • Cafe Des Epices
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    Coffee and Tea, Diners
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  • Azar
    8.29 reviews
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  • Cafe Arabe
    8.58 reviews
    Italian, Moroccan
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  • Le Foundouk
    10.06 reviews
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Essaouira, Morocco

A must-see city for any Moroccan adventure, Marrakech is rich in culture and history. Spend your time around the Medina for the most action.

Recommended for:Budget TravelersBackpackersHistory BuffsAdventure Travelers
Local from Marrakech, Morocco

Great tour company offering many different trip such as Trekking & Hiking in the Atlas Mountains, Ski Touring, Mountain Bike, Morocco Desert Discovery, Imperial Cities, Camel Trek and more

Recommended for:Adventure TravelersOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersSolo Female Travelers
Barcelona, Spain

Very interesting place to go to. It has lots of culture, very tasty food and you will be able to life a totally different experience from the rest of the world.

Recommended for:BackpackersAdventure TravelersArt & Design Lovers
Local from Marrakech, Maroc

Travel to the mountain village of Imlil on a full-day trip from Marrakech, and discover the stark, beautiful scenery of the High Atlas.

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersWellnessAdventure Travelers
Local from Marrakech, Morocco

Come and join us on our genuine travels to the heart of Morocco. Enjoy the hospitality of the Nomads and share the authentic life style of the Berber!

Local from Marrakech, Morocco

Begaa Tours was more than what I expected. My husband and I booked 12 nights with BT they picked us up from Tangiers then went to the lovely blue city of Chefchaouen, this was one of out favourite towns, the medina is easy to navigate and so pretty set in the hill. Fes which is overwhelming and amazing city with so much history, we were very thankful to Ahmed for organising a guide for the day in Fes this gave us the best of Fes. Then off to the Sahara for a few nights with a stop in a town called Midelt, which sits between the High Atlas and Middle Atlas Mountains with oases along the way. The camel ride and night under the stars was very welcome to switch off and connect with our surroundings. The following day Ahmed our tour guide took us to his family village and namesake of his tour company, Begaa Village, we felt privileged and humbled to have a glimpse into their lives.

We saw ancient kasbahs on the road of 1000 kasbahs and climbed the best of them all Ait Ben Haddou before we came to Marrakech and then off to Essaouira on the coast, another pretty town and lovely easy to get around medina. It was great to see Morocco from Medinas, Sahara desert and then to the coast the diversity of this country is magical.

Ahmed is to be commended as he is the only person from his village of about 50 families and his generation to put himself through school then University with the help of his family and now operating a tour business, a Berber man setting a great example for the next generation.

I have no hesitation recommending Begaa Tours

Recommended for:Family TravelersHistory BuffsAdventure Travelers
Casablanca, Morocco

Morocco Experts Trips is a Tourist company based in the economic city of Morocco “Casablanca”, offering you great experience to in visiting many fascinating places, which are guaranteed to leave you with a lasting impression. Our mission is to make you enjoy the best of our services in our land with our team. We also offer fun festive tours over Christmas and New Year and a family holiday, perfect for those with young children and teens. Our tours offer you the chance to explore the highlights of Morocco.

We offer guided group tours and trips that take you to the best destinations all around Morocco on air-conditioned 4×4 cars. Viajes Al Sur de Marruecos offers to the tourists a unique opportunity to experience an incredible adventure and tour to discover the magic of the fabulous scenery in the sahara desert of south Morocco, the Atlas mountains, the Atlantic coast, famous UNESCO sites, the imperial cities, historical monuments, kasbahs, gorges, oasis, Berber village… Cultural tourism is also part of our activities wich allow the visitors to discover and know the local costoms and traditions in the visited places (Berber village, nomads tents, imperial cities…). Desert trips and trekking on camels and nights camps in heart of the desert, including the erg chebbi dunes and the oasis of Merzouga, all give our customers the chance to live an unforgettable experience.

St. Gallen, Switzerland

Marrakech is a beautiful city. It is riddled with culture and gorgeous architecture. As a tourist, however, do be careful of the locals around the Souks. My boyfriend and I explored Morocco for a week and on our first day, we got ripped off twice. The first time, two men with a baby monkey and a baboon was thrown on me and they refused to take them off until we paid them. They stood in front of us and wouldn't let us leave, this was very upsetting as we are both REALLY against animal cruelty and these animals were clearly distressed, with chains around their necks. The next we asked someone directions and they lead us for about 5 minutes and then demanded money, and wouldn't stop following us until we paid him. You quickly learn but I do wish someone warned us. Also, be sure to never pay the price that they are saying at the market, it is usually 3 x the price. I highly recommend taking a few days out to go to Essaouira. My boyfriend and I are both vegetarian and it is very easy to find vegetarian food, which we were pleasantly surprised by, when I read previous reviews it said vegetarians should not be excited by the food. I found the local food delicious!!

Recommended for:VegetarianBackpackersAdventure Travelers
London, UK

Hamid took our group of four on a tour of the desert near Erg Chebbi Dunes before embarking on a camel ride and night in a desert luxury tent. Hamid from Original Morocco Tours is fabulous! He drove us to a Bedouin tent home and explained local customs in easily understandable English (He speaks Berber - his first language, Arabic, French, and Spanish as well). He took us to a mining operation, local market with fabulous spices (South is known for the more aromatic cumin and generally stronger spices) and Gnaoua musical performance. We also visited a local artist's cooperative, fossil cutting and polishing operations, and took a 4-wheel drive only path to a beautiful lake. Hamid has worked with camels and knew the best place to send us for a camel trek. We could not have asked for a better guide- honest, kind, easy-going,flexible, experienced and very knowledgeable. He can arrange a tour anywhere in Morocco. We had a wonderful time-highly recommended!

Recommended for:Budget TravelersGreen TravelersLuxury TravelersAdventure Travelers
Local from Marrakech is a small company based in marrakech morocco, we organise private tours in morocco, marrakech desert excursions, camel trekking in morocco and overnight in the desert,