Marrakech is an invigorating and mesmerizing city that immediately transports you into an exotic locale rich in history and cultural traditions. For an authentic experience, skip the hotel and stay at a luxury Riad in the bustling heart of the Medina. Spend an entire evening in the Medina, hypnotized by everything from the snake charmers to performers with baboons; all while bargaining for beautiful hand-made scarves or traditionally fired plates. A small walkable city full of tiny crowded back streets; Marrakech can be seen in 1-2 days. It can be easy to get lost and miss the most impressive local souks, mosques, and palaces-so hire a reputable tour guide to show you around the city for the day. To balance out the energetic and overwhelming side of Marrakech, visit a traditional Hammam to unwind. Take a day out of the city exploring the Atlas Mountains, Ourika Valley, or some of the relaxing beach towns. Marrakech is a vibrant city full of character and culture but don’t forget about the rest of Morocco’s alluring beauty that must not be missed.
– Marissa Zindell
Owner, Trip Love Travel