Departure5 January 2024 I'm flexible
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This rose-pink oasis city with its spectacular backdrop of snow capped Atlas Mountains captures the heart and imagination of everyone who visits. Pulsing with the beat of the drummers of the Djemma el Fna Square, it is a city alive with possibilities.
Food and drink
Moroccan cuisine is rightly celebrated as one of the best in the world and Marrakech has numerous fine restaurants to choose from. Start with a bowl of steaming, spicy harira soup or unexpectedly delicious bastilla, a semi-sweet pigeon pie made with layers of filo pastry. For the main course, a chicken or lamb tagine with couscous is a must, while for dessert, a choice of small, nut-filled pastries will be offered and accompanied by a glass of sweet, green mint tea or a strong, thick coffee. Although it is a Muslim country, alcohol is widely available; lookout for local wines, the best of which are red.
Must see and do
The souks of Marrakech are over-flowing with fantastic things to buy, from carpets and lamps to slippers, pottery, jewellery and leather goods. Particularly worth looking out for are beautiful thuya wood boxes, often inlaid with mother-of-pearl, brightly-coloured tagine pots, basketwork and kilim rugs. You will be expected to haggle, so never pay the first asked price, but if you feel hassled by a seller, simply walk away. There are fixed-price tourist shops outside the souks, if you'd rather not bargain.
When to visit
If you're planning a holiday in Marrakech, our top picks for the best time to travel would be April
Heating up during the day with considerable drops in night temperatures, April is ideal to soak up the exotic romance and colourful vibrancy of this mystical city.
Things to do in Marrakech
Books inspired by Marrakech
Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood for your Marrakech holiday
After deciding to take on a gruelling 6-day ultramarathon across the Sahara, the author relocates to Morocco. She succumbs to all the country's charms and quirks - and decides to stay permanently. This well-written book details her often extraordinary encounters and experiences with the country and its inhabitants.
Marrakech Blog posts
From the UK's most popular travel bloggers
How to See the Best of Marrakech in Two Days
16th May 2023 by Where Angie Wanders
Are you thinking of taking a short break to Marrakech? If so, you've come to the right place! This guide will show you how to make the most of your two days in this vibrant city. From exploring the souks to visiting the iconic Koutoubia Mosque, you'll be sure to have a memorable experience....
What to See in the Majorelle Garden Marrakesh (YSL Garden)
2nd May 2023 by Where Angie Wanders
The Majorelle Garden in Marrakesh is one of Morocco's most popular tourist attractions, with over 800,000 visitors each year. Its iconic Majorelle blue is instantly recognisable, and the garden is a must-see for anyone visiting the city....
Off the Beaten Path: Discovering Unique Things to Do in Marrakech
22nd February 2023 by The World in My Pocket
Marrakech is an incredible destination, offering a wealth of unique experiences. From exploring the city's tourist attractions to gaining an insight into Moroccan culture, there is something for everyone. For a truly memorable experience, why not indulge in a traditional roast lamb lunch on the Mechoui Alley? With so much to see and do, it's no wonder Marrakech has become a firm favourite with travellers....
10 very best things to do in Marrakesh
24th October 2022 by Hand Luggage Only
Marrakesh is an incredible city to visit. Perched, just shy of the iconic Atlas Mountains in Morocco, it’s a city that’s steeped in history dating back almost a thousand years. This all means there are heaps of the best things to do in Marrakesh dotted all across its historic centre. Now, one thing I would say is that Marrakesh can seem to be a little overwhelming at times. Even if you’ve been to other beautiful places in Morocco, the souks can feel chaotic and I’ll almost guarantee...
20 TOP cafes & restaurants in Marrakech! And best rooftops in Marrakesh!
11th August 2022 by The Wandering Quinn
Thanks to my brilliant followers on Instagram, after asking them for their favourite cafe or restaurant in Marrakech, I was able to get this list of the best restaurants in Marrakech and the best cafes in Marrakech to visit. Best of all, the list includes the very best rooftop restaurants in Marrakech because this city is full of rooftop restaurants and cafes! Taking in the views from up here whilst having a break from the chaos below is one of the best things to do in Marrakech!...
Visiting Marrakesh in August & things to do in Marrakesh in August
8th August 2022 by The Wandering Quinn
Is Marrakesh hot in August? We recently got back from visiting Marrakesh in August and let me tell you that the Marrakesh weather in August is hot! I guess you are reading this because you are wondering if visiting Marrakesh in August is a good idea? And I want to tell you that although hot, we really enjoyed our family summer holiday in Marrakesh, we managed to enjoy the high temperatures, acclimatise well and we had a great time!...
Riad, Villa, or Hotel? How to Choose Where to Stay in Marrakech
21st December 2022 by Conversant Traveller
visitors in. Marrakech is a city of captivating beauty, with its vibrant markets, stunning architecture, and bustling souks. Whether you're looking for a luxurious riad, a private villa, or a hotel, there's something for everyone in this enchanting city....
Weather in Marrakech
Our month-by-month guide to the weather and climate in Marrakech