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Marrakesh, Morocco

Quick Overview

Who is this Trip For?

Welcome to Marrakesh, a city with vibrant colors, aromatic scents, and enchanting sounds!

From the buzzing labyrinth of Jemaa el-Fnaa to the tranquil haven of Jardin Majorelle, Marrakesh is a city that thrills, mystifies, and delights.

For backpackers, solo explorers, couples, and families seeking a 3-5 day Trip brimming with history, culture, and awe-inspiring landscapes.

Roam the ancient corridors of the Bahia Palace, stand in the shadow of the towering Koutoubia Mosque, and let the Atlas Mountains take your breath away.

The best time to visit is between October-April.

Suggested Activities

Sample local delicacies and shop for traditional crafts in this bustling square in the heart of Marrakesh, which comes alive with food stalls, entertainers, and vendors each evening!

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This 19th-Century Palace showcases the best of Moroccan architecture.

With its intricately carved woodwork, stunning mosaics, and beautiful gardens.

Opens daily for a small entrance fee.

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The largest mosque in Marrakesh and a symbol of the city!

Non-Muslims cannot enter the mosque, but you can admire it from the outside.

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Embark on a nearby adventure in the Atlas Mountains for awesome hikes and breathtaking views!

There are routes for all skill levels.

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These tombs were hidden for centuries before being rediscovered in 1917.

Explore the Chamber of Twelve Pillars, the most impressive mausoleum, which holds the remains of Saadian Sultan Ahmed el Mansour’s family.

There is a small entrance fee and we recommend to go early to avoid the crowds.

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Immerse yourself in Morocco’s art history, displaying a wide variety of traditional Moroccan crafts.

Visiting in the morning will help you avoid some of the crowds.

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Top Tips

Haggling and negotiation is part of the culture here, so don’t be afraid to negotiate the prices in the markets!

One of the best ways to experience local culture while travelling is by tasting traditional dishes.

Local dishes like:

  • Couscous
  • Tagine
  • Mint Tea


Are a must try!

We love Free Walking tours at Tripfindr!

This is because they are the BEST WAY to Learn about and Explore a city!

Book one and ask your Guide all the Questions you may have, as well as seeing all the Hidden Gems that Marrakesh has to offer!

For Solo travellers, these offer a perfect opportunity to make friends!

Make it Unique

Embark on a camel ride in the desert for a unique experience!

There are many tour operators, so book one that treats the animals ethically.

For starry views and an immersive dive into the traditional culture.

Book an overnight camp stay in the desert.

The amount of stars you will be able to see is absolutely mind-boggling, and can deepen your connection to the world around us, and the local traditions and foods you will get a taste of are a great experience!

This is a non-profit restaurant that provides training to disadvantaged women.

Delicious food for a good cause!

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How to get There?

Flying: The best way to get to Marrakesh is by flying to Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK), which has flights from Major International Cities

Other: You can take a Train, Bus, or Car from different parts of Morocco (Casablanca, Rabat, Tangier).

How to get Around?

Getting around the city is easy with a combination of Walking and Public Transportation.

Best explored on foot, but Petit Taxis, Buses, and Calèches (horse-drawn carriages) are also available.

How to get There?

Flying: The best way to get to Marrakesh is by flying to Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK), which has flights from Major International Cities

Other: You can take a Train, Bus, or Car from different parts of Morocco (Casablanca, Rabat, Tangier).

How to get Around?

Getting around the city is easy with a combination of Walking and Public Transportation.

Best explored on foot, but Petit Taxis, Buses, and Calèches (horse-drawn carriages) are also available.

Safety Concerns

Marrakesh is Generally Safe for Tourists.

As with any tourist destination, it’s always a good idea to be aware of your surroundings and keep your valuables safe.

Be aware of the aggressive selling techniques used in the markets.

Where to Stay?

Stay in The Medina or Old City for proximity to popular attractions.

Look into “riad” stays, which are traditional Moroccan houses with interior gardens, courtyards, or pools.

  • Hostels: There are many great options for affordable hostels with shared or private rooms. Hostelworld is an excellent resource for finding and booking beds.
    This is the best value option and ideal for solo travelers.
    The most highly recommended hostel is the Riad Dia Hostelknown for its hospitality.
  • There are many great Airbnb offerings, and this option may be the best value for families or groups.
  • Hotels are a good option for families, or people looking for maximum comfort.