Project Description

Marrakech: The Red City Of Morocco

  • Morocco is a modern country that offers a very warm welcome to holidaymakers.  Perhaps this is one of the reasons visitor numbers have been on the increase for so long…Morocco broke the 10 million visitor barrier in 2013.
  • Marrakech is in the center of Morocco and, while being a popular stand-alone tourist destination, it is particularly appealing among tourists for short excursions of a day or a few days.  It is easy to see why!
  • Why is Marrakech Called ‘The Red City?’
  • Quite simply, the whole structure of Marrakech and most of its buildings are colored salmon pink!  During sunset the color warms and deepens and seems to blanket the whole cityscape – both from a distance and from within, the city takes on a romantic hue all of its own.

Things To See, Enjoy, And Live In Marrakech

  • The City Walls and Gates – are spectacular!  They stretch for 19km encircling the city, stand almost 6 meters high and are constructed around 200 towers.  There are 20 sets of large gates allowing access into the city.
  • The City Gardens – There are several including Jardin Majorelle, Bahia Palace, Arsat Moulay Abdesalam, Riad Enija, Jnane Tamsana and the massive and most important Agdal which is set against a fine view of the Atlas Mountains.  Each is beautiful, tranquil, individual and unique.
  • Souks (markets) – They are exciting, mysterious, fascinating and exhilarating.    The biggest and most exciting souk is at Jemaa el-Fnaa.  Specialities include an enormous range of spices, pottery items, and leather goods.
  • Palaces – There are several palaces to visit in Marrakech, perhaps the most important being the Badii Palace, constructed by the Sultem Ahmed El-Mansour in the 16th century.  This was once a beautiful building with walls lined in gold.  Sadly, now there is no gold, but one can still get an insight into the life of the Sultan 400 years ago.  The ruins of the Royal Palace are next to the Badii Palace and are also well worth a visit.
  • Museums – The Marrakech Museum is in the City Centre.  The building itself was constructed in the 19th century and is of typical Andalusian design.  It features an internal riad (courtyard), intricate tiling and amazingly delicate carvings.  It houses fine examples of Moroccan art.  See also the Dar Si Said Museum and the Museum of Islamic Art.
  • Cuisine – Be prepared for rich food, full of spices.  Do not leave without trying a tajine… a dish usually containing chicken, beef or lamb together with fruits, peppers and a range of spices, slow cooked and absolutely delicious!  Be aware that not all restaurants serve alcohol and there are a limited number of bars in the city.
  • Out of Town Excursions and Activities
  • There are lots available including camel rides, quad biking, desert safaris, trips to the magnificent Ourika Valley and Excursions to the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert.  Shop around for good deals.

Highlights

  • Day 1: Discover Marrakech and Monuments .
  • Day 2: trip to Ourika Valley.
  • Day 3: trip to Essaouira .
  • Day 4: Marrakech .

What Is Included?

  • Pick up and drop off at your accommodation.
  • Transport with a professional driver.
  • Four nights in good traditionnel Riad.
  • Diners at a good restaurants if wished.
  • Air conditioning and very comfortable vehicle.
  • Insurance.
  • Quality of service.

Not Included

  • Lunch
  • drinks
  • Personal expenses

400€/Per

4 Nights / 5 Days  ( more or less  contact us )

Everyday
Free hotel pick-up or meeting point in central Marrakech
08:30 am local time of your hotel
18:30 h, local time
Returns to original departure point

Other Excursions

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Full Day Trip to Essaouira 170 km

Essaouira or mogador Essaouira has long been considered as one of the best anchorages of the Moroccan coast. The Carthaginian navigator Hanno visited in the 5th century BC and established the trading post of Arambys. Around the end of the 1st century BCE or early 1st century CE, the Berber king Juba II established a Tyrian purple factory, processing the murex and purpura shells found in the intertidal rocks at Essaouira and the Iles Purpuraires. This dye colored the purple stripe in Imperial Roman Senatorial togas.

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Full Day Trip to Oukaimeden 77 km

Oukaimeden Oukaïmeden (Berber: Ukayemdan) is a ski resort in the Atlas mountains near Jebel Toubkal, about 80 kilometres (50 mi) from Marrakesh, Morocco. The skiing area is at an altitude of between 2,600 metres (8,500 ft) and 3,200 metres (10,500 ft) and has six ski lifts. There are some hotels and ski rental facilities nearby.

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Full Day Trip to Ouzoud Waterfalls 156 km

Cascades ouzoud Admire one of Morocco’s natural wonders on a day trip to the Ouzoud Falls from Marrakech. Travel into the Atlas Mountains by 4x4 or minivan, and witness the stunning, 360-foot (110-meter) waterfalls as they plunge down rugged cliffs. Take photos from various viewpoints, and, if you wish, visit the caves that house watermills powered by the falls. Watch for local Barbary apes or rainbows above the cascades, and savor lunch at a restaurant along the shaded waterfall path. This small-group tour is limited to 7 people for a personalized experience.

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Full Day Trip to Barrage Lalla Takerkoust 34 km

Lalla Takerkoust Lake. At 5,000 hectares and seven kilometers long, the lake was built by the French in the late 1920s as part of a dam and irrigation project to provide electricity and water to Marrakech. The French, of course, insisted that the lake would enhance the area and add to its natural beauty. Today Lalla Takerkoust Lake is an ideal day trip from Marrakech for those who want to get out of the city and admire views of the lake, mountains, and desert, especially for those who don’t have the time or ambition to journey to the Great Sahara. Beyond the breathtaking views, the lake area offers a plethora of activities, dining, and sleeping accommodations to satisfy adventure and pleasure seekers.