Marrakech is the fourth-largest city in Morocco, and is one of the country’s major tourist spots. To see it, ideally you’ll want to allocate at least 2-3 days, although those with less time to spare can still enjoy the experience. Travelers who choose to stay for longer will have the opportunity to get to know the city and see it at a more relaxed pace. Read on for advice on how long to stay in Marrakech.
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Eleven days in Morocco allows you to visit many of the country’s biggest draws, from electric city centers to its famous landscapes—all depending on what interests you. You can focus on the Imperial cities, then retreat to the Sahara or the Atlantic coast, discovering Berber villages en route. Adventurous travelers can start in recently reinvigorated Tangier and drive south through mountains and ancient trade routes. Or, dive into tradition with a visit to a traditional hammam and an intimate meal shared with a local family in their home.
With nearly two weeks, Morocco is yours to discover. You can hit all the must-sees, and can do so at differing paces and with different draws. Below are three unique options for seeing the country: focus on leisurely guided tours of Morocco's imperial cities, or spend more of your trip immersed in the vast Sahara. Or, swap out your time in the desert for culture in the High Atlas mountains and the Atlantic coast.
If you’ve got twelve days in Morocco, you’ll see a wide swath of the country—and you have a lot of flexibility when it comes to how to approach your adventure. Below you’ll find some inspiration as you think about what type of trip works best for you. Embark on a relaxed grand tour of Morocco's cities, adding time in the Sahara or the Atlantic coast — or both! There are also trip plans tailored to food and culture lovers, adventurers, travelers who enjoy guided exploration and those who prefer to see the sights solo at their own pace.
This quick trip takes you through Morocco's best cities. Start in the north in Tangier and work your way south to the blue-painted streets of Chefchaouen, passed Roman ruins in Volubilis, and through the medieval medina in Fes. Carry on west to Morocco's capital, Rabat, before reaching modern Casablanca and finishing in lively Marrakech.
On this 13-day tour of Morocco, you will explore the country’s ancient history and adventure through the desert. In Casablanca, visit the Hassan II Mosque & Hassan Tower–one of the largest in the world–and then, explore Chefchaouen, the iconic blue-hued city. Go camping in the Sahara Desert and discover the ruins in Fez. The epicenter of each city is its very own medina, where you can experience the colorful local cultures up close.
From vibrant imperial cities to scenic rural countryside, this driving tour travels to the cities of Fes, Marrakech, Chefchaouen, and Casablanca to discover historic medinas and souks and delight in guided walking and food tours. Take an authentic cooking class, visit ancient sites, and experience a traditional Hammam where any stress will melt away. Trade bustling city life for the tranquility of the Atlas Mountains, where you'll enjoy Berber villages, lunch with a local family, and visits to Portuguese fortified cities and Roman ruins.
This tour combines the bustle of vibrant imperial cities with tranquil rural retreats, starting and ending in the coastal city of Casablanca. Travel to the cities of Rabat, Fes, and Marrakech in search of buzzy medinas and souks, plus guided walking tours, delicious food tours, ancient sites, and lessons on traditional arts and crafts. Adopt a slower pace by visiting the Atlas Mountains, where you'll enjoy charming Berber villages, lunch with a local family, visits to almond and argan groves, and discover the Roman ruins in Volubilis.
Combining vibrant imperial cities with scenic rural countryside, this round-trip tour travels to the cities of Rabat, Fes, Marrakech, and Casablanca in search of bustling medinas and souks, plus guided walking tours, delicious food tours, cooking classes, ancient sites, and lessons on traditional arts and crafts. Adopt a slower pace by visiting the Atlas Mountains, where you'll enjoy charming Berber villages, lunch with a local family, visits to almond and argan groves, and discover the Roman ruins in Volubilis. Wash away any stress with a visit to a traditional Hammam and a drive along the scenic coast, stopping in historic Portuguese fortified cities.
There’s more to Marrakech than the circus-like hullabaloo of Jemma el-Fna, persistent hawkers, and the donkey-dodging craziness of the souks. Beyond the walls of the medina (and sometimes even within them), you can find serene escapes that feel a million miles away from the city din – from the wave-lashed Atlantic coast to hidden gardens, galleries and High Atlas valleys.
Morocco's "Red City" captivates travelers from all over the world with its ornate palaces and gardens, sky-high minarets, spice-filled souks, and plazas alive with snake charmers and acrobats. Read on for advice and itinerary inspiration to make the most of a visit to dazzling Marrakech.
Vibrant Marrakech is perfectly situated between some of Morocco's most stunning sights, all well within reach for a memorable day trip. Whether you want to explore the Atlas Mountains, sunbathe on the Atlantic coast, or immerse yourself in traditional Berber culture, we've got plenty of ideas for one-day excursions from the city.
A stay in a riad is likely to be one of your most memorable experiences in Marrakech. Push open the heavy wooden door and you enter a world far removed from the hubbub outside; one where you can rest in the shade of an orange tree, dip into a lantern-lit pool, or peer across the minarets of the historic city from the roof terrace, mint tea in hand.
Butter-soft lamb, spicy, aromatic tagines, syrupy sweets stuffed with almond paste and drizzled with orange flower water: Marrakech cuisine is at once highly nuanced and deeply satisfying. Read on to find out how to dig in to the most authentic flavours and where.