Marrakech is a city of gardens and architecture. Don’t miss a night of food stalls and snake charmers at Jemaa El Fna. Enjoy the call to prayer coming from the top of the minaret five times a day. For a unique experience, try a Hamman, a local bathhouse experience that will awaken your body, mind and spirits, so make sure to bring your own towel. The experience is unique and your skin will be radiating afterward.
Oasis and Medinas
The Royal Mansour Hotel is the only one built and owned by the king, and is a lush oasis in the medina, or old city, each of its riads is fit for a queen, with rooftop plunge pools and fireplaces. Visit The Jardin Majorelle is one of the most enchanting and mysterious gardens in Morocco and is known throughout the world for its impeccably manicured styles and diverse greenery. Visit a rooftop bar when the party starts with glorious sunsets over the Jemaa El Fna and ends with superb cocktails, hookahs, and belly dancers.
The Marketplace Square
For over over a thousand years Jemaa El Fna has served as a gathering place and market at the heart of Marrakesh. The square dates back to the founding of Marrakesh by the Almoravids in 1062. It grew in importance when the Almohads took the city in 1147. Today, the square attracts locals and tourists from across the world. Jemaa El Fna is located in the medina quarter of Marrakesh. The square is open daily and things typically get going at around 8 a.m. Pickpockets are common, especially after dark. Be prepared to see some questionable practices among the snake charmers and monkey trainers.
The Atlas Mountains
Visit the Atlas Mountains which create a striking, sometimes harsh barrier between the arid Sahara and Morocco’s milder coastal climate. The mountains’ broad russet slopes are dotted with scrubby pines and lacy cedars, and the peaks gleam with snow even in the warmer months. In the moist, green valleys you’ll wind past herds of goats, wild herbs and small, remote Berber villages. One of the most rewarding hikes is up the slopes of Mount Toubkal, the highest point in North Africa.