Desert tours from Marrakesh
Marrakech, which means ‘Land of God’, is an exciting tourist destination of Morocco. For many reasons, Marrakech is a dream destination for tourists worldwide. Take a break from your non-stop hectic life and try tours from Marrakech.
1-2 days excursions are very popular in this part of the world with day trips to Ourika Valley, Essaouira, Cascades Ouzoud, Ait benhaddou-Ouarzazate (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Oukaimeden, Asni and Imlil from Tours from Marrakech. These short day tours are very good and quick way of exploring Marrakech’s vastly unexplored natural beauty. The desert tours are sure to capture your imagination and leave you craving for more.
Tours from Marrakech also has a unique way of exploring Marrakech-4×4, for the adventure lovers. Whether it’s travelling in the sand dunes or trekking, Marrakech will always keep you curios. Fantasia- a diner show under tents, is a one overwhelming experience that tells you a new way of celebrating life.
For a city which is embedded in history and yet hosts a perfect blend of modernism, Marrakech happens to be a unique tourist destination. There’s nature, there are gardens, shopping places, historic monuments, memorials, snowy mountains and wait a minute, did we forgot to mention the picturesque deserts of Marrakech. Well, Marrakech happens to be a one-stop shop for travellers who are in need for some serious adventures and excitements.
Things to do in Marrakech
1. Circle the Koutoubia Mosque
Your Marrakech visit is incomplete if haven’t seen the Koutoubia Mosque. It’s the most famous symbol of the city and is built in traditional Almohad style and topped with four copper globes.
2. Shopping at the souks
If you like shopping, Marrakech will not disappoint you either. The area of the Medina, just north of the Jemaa El Fna, is a shopper’s paradise. Integrated with a fibrous network of souks, they comprise alleyway upon alleyway of tiny retail cubicles.
3. Try garden living
Sometimes you’ll find peace in some of the simplest places. A visit to the world-famous La Mamounia is a must. The Arset El-Mamoun gardens were established in the 18th century by Crown Prince Moulay Mamoun on land gifted to him by his father, the sultan, on the occasion of his wedding. The gardens are designed in traditional style, on an axis, with walkways, flowerbeds, orange groves and olive trees, non-residents who want to enjoy their splendour can visit for a buffet lunch at the poolside restaurant, take afternoon tea at Le Menzeh tea and ice-cream pavilion in the gardens, or on the back terrace overlooking the gardens.
4. Date with history at the ancient Saadian Tombs
Just south side of Kasbah Mosque is located, an ancient walled garden, the use of which far predates the Saadian era. Easily tagged as Marrakech’s most visited monument, it is houses three pavilions built during the reign of Saadian sultan Ahmed El-Mansour.
5. Explore Morocco through its museums
Marrakech city also has numerous museums. The Dar Si Said Museum is a must visit, It was former home of the brother of Ba Ahmed, builder of the Bahia Palace, now houses a ragtag collection of crafts and woodwork. Among all the ceramics, leather and weapons are beautiful examples of carved cedar, rescued from the city’s lost dwellings. Equally captivating is the new Maison de la Photographie . Then there’ the new Douiria Mouassine which showcases a restored, petite 17th-century reception apartment detailed with exquisite decorative plaster and wood work.
6. Appreciate modern art
Discover the talent hidden in this part of the world by exploring Marrakech’s art galleries. The Marrakech Biennale acted as the catalyst for the Red City’s growing art scene. Housed in an exquisite townhouse is the Medina’s premier exhibition space, The Dar Cherifa, Riad Yima, Galerie 127, David Bloch Gallery, Galerie Rê, all are a feast to the eye.
7. Indulge in Morrocan luxury
Riad El Fenn is a popular tourist attraction here, partly because it’s co-owned by Vanessa Branson (sister of Richard) and partly because it’s such a fine place to stay. Several historic houses have been joined together to create 24 spacious, luscious jewel- coloured bedrooms that are happily lost in a warren of staircases and courtyards.. Despite the grandeur of the architecture and some serious modern art on the walls, the mood is relaxed, with plenty of private spaces, three pools and a glorious rooftop terrace. ‘Fenn’ is the local slang for ‘cool’, and staying here gives you a real sense of tapping into the hip heart of the Red City.