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Discover the Red City’s many treasures

Whether you are looking for a cultural holiday or a dynamic weekend of shopping and clubbing, Marrakech offers great variety. From historical wonders and mesmerising mosques to chic boutiques and bustling markets – you will be delighted by this vibrant city.

There are so many things to do in Marrakech. Wander around the narrow streets and intricate alleyways of the historic Medina, try a barbecue at the Djemaa el-Fna square and admire the glory of the Koutoubia Mosque. Pick up trinkets at the lively souks or go shopping in the affluent Gueliz neighbourhood. Try delicious traditional Moroccan cuisine and mint tea on the riad rooftop terraces, before drinking creative cocktails at sunset and dancing all night at a hip nightclub.

Marrakech shopping.

Marrakech shopping

Barter for a bargain at the many souks touting everything from exotic, fragrant spices to beautiful handmade rugs and pottery. Visit the contemporary shopping centres of Agdal, or look for this year’s new designs at the boutique and luxury stores of chic Gueliz. For modern Moroccan fashions and furnishings, head over to the Sidi Ghanem Quartier Industrial.

Marrakech attractions.

Marrakech attractions

Book one of our brilliant tours around Marrakech to experience the cultural delights and highlights the Red City has to offer. Watch the snake charmers and magicians at Djemaa el-Fna square. Take in the sublime architecture of the Koutoubia Mosque, the sumptuous Bahia Palace and the Almoravid Koubba, Marrakech’s oldest monument. Or escape the crowds at the stunning Jardin Majorelle.

Eating out in Marrakech.

Eating out in Marrakech

Try succulent meat and fish kebabs fresh off the barbecue on Djemaa el-Fna square, where hundreds of stalls vie for your attention. Make your way to the reasonably-priced Chez Chegrouni, or the excellent Pepe Nero for an inexpensive tagine. For traditional Moroccan food, head over to the superb Dar Essalam, which also featured in Hitchcock’s classic The Man Who Knew Too Much.

Marrakech nightlife

Marrakech nightlife

Whilst alcohol is widely prohibited in Marrakech, the Medina’s selection of excellent nightspots turns this rule upside down. Rooftop bars are often busy, including the brilliant Café Arabe, which is ideal for watching the sublime sunset. Dine, drink and dance at the legendary Pacha nightclub. Absorb the party spirit at the African Chic club, or dance to the latest tunes at Silver, in Hivernage.

Marrakech experiences guide

See the very best of Marrakech with these memorable experiences

Ourika valley.

Escape from the busy city to discover for yourself the beautiful rural Morocco. This 3.5 hour Ourika Valley trip leaves from Marrakech, and takes you to a lush oasis of spectacular flora beneath the magnificent Atlas Mountains. Discover a different pace of life within a traditional Berber house, sip sweetened mint tea and interact with this ancient culture. Explore the Oued Ourika gorge, and be guided through this incredible terrain. An ideal tour for travellers short of time and for those eager to experience a more rural life outside Marrakech.

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Berber Trails 4WD Day Trip from Marrakech

Travel off the beaten track and get a fascinating insight of Morocco’s history on this day trip away from Marrakech. Follow ancient Berber trails across the Atlas Mountains in a 4WD, where tour buses daren’t venture. Gaze out at the breathtaking scenery – where stunning valleys and high mountain peaks wait. Enjoy the traditional Berber villages of Tahanaout and Imlil, guided by a local expert, before settling in for a delicious lunch and mint tea by the community.

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Discover tour

Stroll through the labyrinthine streets of the Medina amongst donkeys festooned with baskets and fabrics. Head back in time to medieval Marrakech when visiting the beautiful monuments and mosques, such as the Bahia Palace. Visit the souks, and barter for goods – from leather to exotic spices. Have lunch at a traditional restaurant in the Medina. Take in the unbelievable Djemaa el-Fna Square, where snake charmers and dancers ply their trade during the day. Then, as darkness descends, eat some succulent barbecue from the hundreds of food stalls.

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Marrakech Botanical Tour

Explore the captivating gardens of Marrakech, oases of calm in an energetic metropolis. The first stop is the stunning Jardins Majorelle, a tranquil haven designed by French artist and expatriate Jacques Majorelle. Then on to the resplendent Mena Gardens and basin, which is surrounded by olive groves and lush orchards fat with fruit. Gaze at the entrance to the Atlas Mountains before concluding your tour with a horse and carriage ride through the remarkable Agdal Gardens.

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Souks and Medinas of Marrakech Tour

Explore the historic Medina and hunt for bargains in the souks of Marrakech on this morning tour. Wander around the honeycomb of alleyways and discover hidden souks which offer everything from exotic spices to rugs and jewellery. Soak up the atmosphere of lively Djemaa El-Fna square, where snake charmers and Gnawa musicians entertain the crowds. Visit the beautiful former Islamic college of Ali Ben Youssef Medersa. Then enjoy a presentation on traditional Moroccan medicine at an herbalist before returning to your hotel.

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Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech

Take a trip to the famous port of Essaouria, and visit the beach on this day trip from Marrakech. This charming citadel has a prestigious history, dating back to pre-history. It was renowned for its Tyrian, a purplish dye made from the secretions of sea snails. It supplied this dye to Rome, who made it legendary. Now, Essaouria is a thriving fishing port, market and surf spot. Take a guided tour of the port, the Scala, the markets and the jeweller’s quarter.

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When best to go?

Find out what the weather is like in Marrakech before your holiday

Average seasonal temperatures°C/°F
  • 12°Jan
  • 14°Feb
  • 16°Mar
  • 18°Apr
  • 22°May
  • 25°Jun
  • 29°Jul
  • 29°Aug
  • 26°Sep
  • 21°Oct
  • 17°Nov
  • 12°Dec
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
  • 28
  • 29
  • 32
  • 31
  • 17
  • 7
  • 2
  • 3
  • 10
  • 21
  • 29
  • 33
Average daily sunshine (hours)
  • 7
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 9
  • 11
  • 11
  • 11
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 7

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