7 Best Excursions You Must Go from Marrakech

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Marrakech is a beautiful city of Morocco which offer wonderful one-day trips and excursion tours to nearby destinations. These day trips and excursions help to explore deserts, valleys, mountains and coasts for individual and group travelers. For those who want to spend some time in relax and calm places, these excursions are the best option. You can get the fresh air of Atlas mountains, enjoy Berber lifestyle and much more during these excursions. Some of these excursions are discussed below:

1. Ourika Valley Excursion

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This valley is located in the northern part of Atlas mountain and is surrounded by river Oued. The excursion to this place will let to you enjoy and relax in the backdrop water of red city and exploring more about The Atlas Mountains. This valley is the home to many beautiful and magnificent landscapes.

2. Marrakech Sightseeing and Medina Tour

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You can discover splendid sightseeing places of Marrakech during this tour and take a view of Old Town known as Medina, New Town known as Gueliz and La Palmeraie. You can also visit different historical monuments of Marrakech during this excursion. So, this excursion is recommended for history and ancient culture lovers.

3. Paradise Valley Excursion

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This valley is a must visit place for one day trip and is away from all the restaurants, shops and any kind of hassle of the city. There is a simple and magnificent oasis deep in the Atlas mountain known as Paradise valley Agadir. Other attractions of the valley are fresh waterfalls, palm trees and swimming spots for those who love to swim in deep waters.

4. Essaouira Excursion

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This excursion will let you enjoy the beautiful beach town located 160 km away from Marrakech and provide knowledge to visitors about ancient Portuguese fortress which was built by a famous french architect in Vauban Style. The place is also a good destination for shopaholics as it offers a variety of art and craft products related to the culture of Marrakech.

5. Ouzoud Waterfall

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This excursion provides a beautiful view of rainbow most of the times and is located at very high from the ground. There are all over beautiful vegetation and plants on all sides of the waterfall. The landscape of plain and Atlas mountain is very charming and attractive. Other things to enjoy at the waterfall are enjoy swimming at the foot of the waterfall.

6. Berber Cooking Classes

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You can also learn to cook Morroco cuisine which is made with the use of many famous spices, oils, and herbs. The main dishes of the cuisine include Salads, Couscous, and Tajines etc. You can join the classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays of every week. You will get to know all the important things and points to remember on how to cook Moroccan cuisine in a traditional way.

7. Enjoy Three Valley Excursion

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In this excursion, you can enjoy the peak valleys situated high above the Atlas mountains. These valleys are named as Ourika Valley, high Oukaimeden, and Sidi Fares valleys. At the start, you are headed towards Ourika Valley and there enjoy the mint tea made by Moroccan style. Then you can move to Setti Fatma which is 1500 km away from the first valley and lasts or highest destination is the third valley which is known as Sidi Fares Valley.

In the end, it can be said that Marrakech and its nearby destinations are the best options for those who want to spend weekends and tour Morocco by exploring its cultural and heritage places.

Have a good Trip and Travel!

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