25 Things To Do in Marrakech:Morocco

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Marrakech is also known as Marrakesh. It is a major city in the Kingdom of Morocco. It is also the fourth largest city in the country after Casablanca, Fes, and Tangier. Marrakech is the capital city of the mid-southwestern region of Marakkesh-Sefi. The population of the city as of 2014 is 1,063,415 in the city and 928,850 in the prefecture-level city.

1. Book a private tour

Booking a private tour is a good idea for travellers that does not want any hassle since the travel agency will be the one to organise everything from transportation, accommodation, meals and the activities that you are going to do in the place that you are going to visit.

2. Go to Jardin Majorelle

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Jardin Majorelle is a great place to spend an hour outside the city of the busy medina. In this garden, you will be able to see a lot of exotic flowers and there are also plenty of photo opportunities and some good places to eat around the area.

Information

  • Name: Jardin Majorelle
  • Address: Rue Yves Saint Laurent, Marrakech 40 000, Morocco
  • Acess: 10 minutes away from Ecomusee Berbere
  • Price: $5-$10 USD
  • Phone: +212 (0)5 24 31 30 47
  • Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 8:00am-5:30pm
  • Website: http://www.jardinmajorelle.com/#_=_

3. Try Morocco Active Adventures

Morocco Active Adventures is some kind of a tour that has a tour guide that will let you ride camels, go around the desserts and so much more. You will get to experience unique adventures in Morocco without any hassle. However, this is not a private tour. You will be in a group of people ranging from 14-20 people per tour.

4. Ben Youssef Madrasa

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Ben Youssef Madrasa is an interesting Muslim architecture that is well-preserved. In this place, you will also be able to learn a lot about the living conditions inside the Madrassa as well as the beautiful carving tiles and Islamic decoration.

Information

  • Name: Ben Youssef Madrasa
  • Address: Benahid, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
  • Acess: 15 minutes away from Photography Museum Kaat
  • Price: $8-$10USD
  • Opening hours:Sun – Sat 8:00 – 17:00
  • Website: http://www.medersa-ben-youssef.com/#_=_

5. Photography Museum

Photography Museum is a museum for ancient relevant photographs and anything related to it. What makes this museum much more interesting is that it has a roof top with well-priced food for sale so after you tour around the area, you will also get to eat a lot of good stuff.

Information

  • Name: Photography Museum
  • Address: 46, Rue Souk Ahal Fassi, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
  • Acess: 15 minutes away from Ben Youssef Madrasa
  • Price: $5-$10USD
  • Phone:+212 5243-85721
  • Opening hours:Sun – Sat 9:30 – 19:00
  • Website: http://maisondelaphotographie.ma/

6. Medina of Marrakech at night

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Medina of Marrakech is a great place to stroll around and see what is best in Marrakech. It will be easy to get lost in the labyrinth of the alley but that will only make your tour a lot more fun. There are a lot of views for you to enjoy especially at night. Where the night lights just glow.

7. Relax at the best spa’s in the city

A great way to enjoy Marrakech is to try if not all then one of the best spas they have. It would be great to visit a spa after a long day of exploring the place, in that way you will be able to enjoy the rest of the night comfortable and feeling good. The best spas to visit are Hammam Rosa Bonheur, Heritage Spa, Mythic Oriental Spa, Les Bains d’Orient, Les Bains de Marrakech, Isis Spa, Hammam de la Rose and so much more.

8. Jemaa el Fna

Jemaa el Fna is a big square with lots of natural beauty but there would be a lot of locals that are going to approach you asking you to buy things, though. You can also get henna tattoos in this place and the view is very amazing with a touch of nature.

Information

  • Name:Jemaa el Fna
  • Address:Square of Marrakech, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
  • Acess: 18 minutes away from Marrakech Henna Art Cafe
  • Price: Free
  • Opening hours: Sun – Sat 0:00 – 12:00

9. 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Make your visit an interesting and adventurous one by getting a 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours. There are a lot of travel agencies and companies that offer this service including 4X4 Camel – Private Day Tours, Sahara Tours 4×4, Arib Voyages Day Tours, Dunes & Desert Exploration, Rough Tours – Day Tours, Marrakech By Air, Camel Safaris – Day Tours and so much more.

10. Walk around Marrakech Souk

Marrakech Souk is a place for you to shop around bags, clothes, spices and so much more. But you have to learn the art of saying “no, thanks” because of a lot of selling will be very persistent in asking you to go to their stall and making you buy their products.

11. Picnic at Bahia Palace

The palace is a really great place to explore around and learn a lot about the history of Morocco but then the outside is a very great place to have a picnic. It has a lot of grass and trees around too.

Information

  • Name: Bahia Palace
  • Address: 5 Rue Riad Zitoun el Jdid, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
  • Acess: 18 minutes from High Atlas Mountains
  • Price: $5-$10USD
  • Opening hours:Sun – Sat 9:00 – 16:30
  • Website:http://www.palais-bahia.com/#_=_

12. Join some cooking classes

The food in Morocco is unique and tasty including the fact that they put a lot of spices to their cuisine. Learning how to cook some of the best dishes they have is a very good way bringing Morocco with you in your home. You will not just taste it but you will be able to let the people you love experience Marrakech too.

13. Ecomusee Berbere

Ecomusee Berbere is a museum with a great lesson about the Berber culture. The best way to be able to appreciate Marrakech, even more, is to know more about its history, culture, and legends and you will be able to do that by visiting the museums around town. This museum is a great way to start.

Information

  • Name: Ecomusee Berbere
  • Address: Rue Yves Saint Laurent | Douar Tafza, Marrakech 40090 0, Morocco
  • Acess: 13 minutes away from Jardin Majorelle
  • Price: $5-$8USD
  • Phone:+212 (0) 5 24 38 57 21
  • Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Website: http://museeberbere.com/#_=_

14. Visit Boucharouite Museum

Boucharouite Museum is one of the museums in Marrakech that you should really pay a visit. There are a lot of artifacts and colorful rugs in the museum. It is an old two story house with an atrium and a roof terrace that is hidden away in the middle of Medina.

Information

  • Name: Boucharouite Museum
  • Address:Azbezt 107, Derb El Cadi, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
  • Acess: 10 minutes away from Ben Youssef Madrasa
  • Price: $8-$10USD
  • Phone: +212 5243-83887
  • Opening hours:Tuesday-Sunday 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Website:http://www.boucharouite.com/#_=_

15. Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret

Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret is a great place to walk around but then you will not be able to get in if you are not a Muslim since only Muslims are allowed in the building but then the area around the building is good enough for you to take pictures and have a stroll.

Information

  • Name:Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret
  • Address:Jemaa el Fna
  • Acess: 10 minutes away from Jemaa el Fna
  • Price: Free
  • Opening hours: Open all the time

16. Have a city tour

If you want a mild trip around Morocco that doesn’t require a lot of effort and adventure then having a city tour would be a great idea for you! Either you will do it with a tour guide or not you will be mesmerised of the things that you are going to see in the city. There are a lot of photo opportunities as well.

17. Relax at Cyber Park Arsat Moulay Abdeslam

Go hiking or biking at Cyber Park Arsat Moulay Abdeslam. Just stroll around the area for that relaxing ambiance and amazing views. This park also has a free public Wi-Fi connections and connected computers available. This is a good place to prepare for exams as well sine the place is very peaceful and quiet.

18. Wander around Rahba Kedima Square

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Rahba Kedima Square is a small square with lots of little stalls and things to buy. There are carpet shops and clothes too. It is an amazing place for you to walk around and see if there are things that you like since the place has a lot of local products that are good for souvenirs.

19. El Badi Palace

El Badi Palace is a palace with stunning decors of a rich civilization. The palace has a lot of things and views that shows all the richness and complexity of the Moroccan tradition.

Information

  • Name: El Badi Palace
  • Address:High Atlas Mountains
  • Acess: 20 minutes from High Atlas Mountains
  • Price: $5-$10USD
  • Opening hours:Sun – Sat 8:00 – 17:00

20. Hiking and camping

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The deserts and dunes around Morocco is a great place for hiking and camping. There are also a lot of mountains for you to discover and spending the night there would be just as adventurous as it can be. Doing these activities will not just only give you an amazing experience but it will also make you fall in love with Marrakech.

21. A blast from the past in Saadian Tombs

A unique way of knowing and discovering Marrakech is to visit Saadian Tombs. In this place, you will be able to see the beautiful remains of the past beautifully conserved. The condition and the workmanship of the architecture itself are impeccable.

Information

  • Name:Saadian Tombs
  • Address:Next to Kasbah Mosque, off rue de la Kasbah, Marrakech, Morocco
  • Acess: 15 minutes away from El Badi Palace
  • Price: $8-$15USD
  • Phone: 670912536
  • Opening hours:Sun – Sat 8:00 – 16:00
  • Website:http://sijilmassatours.com/#_=_

22. Do some shopping

Whether you like buying international brands or local products this place is the best place for you to do it. Marrakech has a lot of shopping malls for you to hang around and buy some stuff. However, if you want to buy some good local souvenirs, there are a lot of stalls around the area that sells a lot of things like that. Just don’t forget to check that.

23. Cool down at Oasiria Water Park

Oasiria Water Park is a great place to escape the heat in Marrakech. Known for its hot weather, this is the place to be in Morocco. There are easy rides and pools. There is also a heated calm pool. There are a lot of food options too!

Information

  • Name:Oasiria Water Park
  • Address: Km 4, Route du Barrage, Marrakech, Morocco
  • Acess: 15 minutes away from 555 Famous Club
  • Price: $15-$20USD
  • Phone:+212 5243-80438
  • Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Website:http://www.oasiria.com/

24. Marrakech Ramparts

Marrakech Ramparts is an impressive architecture in Marrakech. This place is historically relevant. The walls are mesmerising that will surely leave you breathless. You should really try the horse rides around the walls.

Information

  • Name: Marrakech Ramparts
  • Address: Marrakesh medina, Marrakech, Morocco
  • Acess: 13 minutes away from Ben Youssef Madrasa
  • Price: Free
  • Opening hours: Open all the time

25. Tawada trekking and water rafting

Another adventurous activity to do in Marrakech is the Tawada trekking and water rafting. It is a great way to explore the place with a hint of adventure and adrenaline rush in your system. There are a lot of companies and agencies that have this service. Make sure to ask your travel agency or some locals about some information about this one.

Have a good trip and travel!

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