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Things to do in Marrakech

Travel entrepreneur Tom Marchant outlines the top 10 things to do in and around Marrakech.

Medina & Souk // A major highlight is Marrakech’s ancient Medina district and souk, where you’ll find yourself in the heart of the hustle and bustle of this ancient city. Embrace shopping at the traditional markets and the iconic Djemma el Fna.

kasbah tamadot & trek // Get off the beaten track and head to Richard Branson’s rural retreat, Kasbah Tamadot, which boasts panoramic views of the Atlas Mountains. From here, you’ll adventure into the foothills and absorb Morocco’s most spectacular scenery.

Nikki beach // For the city’s chicest party scene, revel at Marrakech’s own Nikki Beach. Its sophisticated, yet laid-back vibe makes for a relaxed environment in which to kick back under the sun and maybe get merry on a few cocktails.

Spa at the Beldi club & day retreat // Showcasing quintessential Berber architecture, the Beldi Club is a little oasis peacefully set away from Marrakech’s city centre. Soothe yourself in a traditional hammam and massage, using healing oils, such as Moroccan argan, rose or jasmine.


Hot Air Ballooning Over Atlas Mountains // See Morocco’s epic landscape from the skies with a hot air balloon ride over the colossal Atlas Mountains. You’ll take flight at dawn in a colourful mass departure and enjoy a romantic lunch with an unforgettable view.

Desert Camping // Voyage into the Sahara, staying at the luxury Erg Chigaga Desert Camp, located southeast of Marrakech. You’ll be enchanted by this magical desert world and experience both the pristine starlit sky and endless orange sand dunes.


4×4 buggies at Lake Takerkoust  // For a little adrenaline rush, venture out to the immense Lalla Takerkoust Lake, where you’ll roam through eucalyptus forests and along rocky sand-banks in these powerful buggies. Welcoming staff will ensure that you feel safe and in control.

Essaouira  & Windsurfing // Come to the cultural, coastal city of Essaouira for some superb windsurfing, where you’ll be riding the Atlantic. Its protected bay is a windsurfer’s paradise thanks to its naturally windy conditions and generally calm waves.

Oukaimeden Skiing  // Adventure into the snowy Atlas Mountains for a spot of skiing at Oukaïmeden – Africa’s highest ski resort. Tear down the Moroccan slopes before stopping for lunch at the alpine lodge, Chez JUJU.

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Posted 1 June, 2017

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