Whilst holidays to Marrakech have risen in popularity in recent years, this part of North Africa still remains relatively unknown by many travellers from Europe. It’s an incredible place, and one which is well worth visiting, for anyone who wants to explore a vibrant and exciting city. The first spot which Dialaflight clients recommend in Marrakech is Djemaa el-Fna Square; here you’ll find entertainers – including fortune tellers, fire eaters, musicians and snake charmers – as well as Berber merchants and colourful stalls. A walk around this magnificent place will be a memorable experience, to say the least!
History buffs will be especially at home in Marrakech, as the city has an almost endless number of monuments and landmarks, including the beautiful Mouassine and Echrab ou Chouf fountains, El Badii palace, Koutoubia Mosque and the fascinating Saadien tombs. There are a number of tourist buses which you can use to visit all of these places; these are perfect if you’re not confident about finding your way around the maze of streets which make up this city!
Many Dial a Flight clients say that Marrakech is a paradise for shoppers; its streets are made up of hundreds of bustling, colourful souks, selling an amazing variety of wares. Whether you’re there to shop or simply to explore, these marketplaces are a must for all visitors. You’ll find high quality leather and wrought iron goods in the souks close to the Ben Youssef Mosque, whilst traditional herbal remedies, clothing and jewellery can be purchased in the south of the city, in a place called Rahba Kedima.
Nature enthusiasts must take a trip to the lovely Majorelle Gardens, which many have described as a botanical masterpiece. The scent of exotic flowers wafts through the air here, and there are plenty of benches and tables where you can sit, relax, and take in the beautiful scenery. If you want to explore more of the Moroccan countryside, take a drive out to the High Atlas’ snow capped mountains – this is one of the many reasons that Dial a Flight customers love to visit Morocco – you get to experience starkly contrasting landscapes and cultures, simply by travelling an hour or two outside of the major cities. One natural landmark which must be seen when on a tour of Morocco is Todra Gorge; often compared to the Grand Canyon, this lies close to the High Atlas and features craters which are more than five hundred feet deep.