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.
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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.