also known as the Red town, the “pearl of the south” or the “Ocher city”. Marrakech is a very spacious city where you can find all kind of entertainments, where you can enjoy very nice warm weather and a truly warm welcome from people living there. Indeed, the Inhabitants of this Moroccan Southern city are known to be quite generous, good tempered, and very helpful. Indeed, Marrakechis are well-known for their sociability, warmth and honesty. Many famous places are worth visiting there: In the center of Marrakech you cannot miss that square space, Djemaa el Fna , which is considered as the operating point for all kinds of entertainers such as acrobats, dancers, drummers, pipe musicians, comedians and storytellers. Djemaa el Fna was recently recognised as an « oral patrimony of humanity » and is attracting both local visitors and foreign tourists.
Marrakech includes many historical sites such as Koutoubia Minarat, the Saadian Tombs, and the Bahia Palace. The Koutoubia Minarat is actually one of the largest mosques in the Islamic world; it’s one of the most impressive sights in the city of Marrakech, and visitors are usually delighted before its 225 foot tall minaret. The Saadian Tombs with their outstanding decorations and beautiful architectural structures are considered as an amazing tourist attraction. Those Tombs were built to house the tombs of the Saadian Sultan, Ahmed el Mansour, and all his successors. Thel Bahia Palace was founded in the late 19th century. It required seven years of hard work from the part of skillful craftsmen from the Region of Fes. The ceiling and the ground are marvelllously decorated with multiple types of Moroccan zelliges, different kinds of marble, and various fountains.
Marrakech is a city where it is hard to get bored.
Once in Marrakech, you have the choice, as accommodation there ranges from mid-range hotels to luxurious up-market modern hotels with high standard facilities such as swimming pools and annexed five stars restaurants. The choice is yours, but whether you opt for the first kind of accommodation or the second, you are not likely to get disappointed. Each type of hotels has its own charm and its own characteristics. The more you get familiar with the weather and the people, the more enjoyable your vacation will become. If you don’t really like staying in hotels, a variety of other choices are offered: private villas, traditional riyads in the old medina, modern apartments, small studios that will probably suit your budget.
In Marrakech you will find plenty of inexpensive cafés and restaurants serving a variety of traditional meals: couscous, Tajine, Tanjia (a Marrakchi’s typical meat meal)…etc. Moroccan cuisine is offered at its best and staff is highly qualified as the city receives a huge number of tourists every year. You may also opt for up-market restaurants which you can find in areas like Guéliz.
Departure from Marrakech towards the South, and from there to the port of Tizi n’Tichka that reaches its maximum point at 2,260 m. During our trip towards Ouarzazate, we will visit the Glaui and the Taourirt Kasbahs, that later was home for the members of the Glaui Dynasty and their servants. We continue towards the ‘’Valley of the Roses’’ and the town of El -Kalaa_M’Gouna, famous for its manufacture of rose water. During the route towards Ouarzazate you will visit the Glaui, and a place named Taourirt that was shelter to the members of the dynasty Glaui and its servants.. From here, we will go through the Gorges of Dades, then continue through Dades’s Valley, (route of the thousand Kasbahs) where you will have the opportunity to enjoy the oasis and the palm groves, the numerous Kasbahs and the landscape of the Middle Atlas. We will arrive to the Todgha Gorge where we will spend the night in a hotel.
Day 1: We will pick you up from Marrakech at 8am, drive for 2 hours via the tizi ntichka pass, stopping for photos, a visit to Telouet and it’s ancient 17 century kasbah, stopping at for lunch and a Berber Folklore Show, an hour and a half drive to Aitbenhadou kasbah (11 century kasbah, UNESCO World Heritage Site), a visit to the Atlas Studio. The night is spent in a hotel in Ourzazat.