Visit the Magical Red City of Marrakesh With a Sightseeing Tour

Visit the magical red city of Marrakesh with a private sightseeing tour, Mystic Morocco has long enticed travelers to this location and none more so than Marrakesh, just the name sends shivers of excitement through you.  This ancient land of stunning beauty where time seems to have stood still has vast deserts and excellent warm hospitality where you can ride the desert on a camel, surf its Atlantic coast or even ski on the snow-capped Atlas Mountains in one private tour.  

Many different colonizations have profoundly influenced the cities buildings and the locals kitchens for many years, and it is this fabulous uniqueness that still sees visitors flocking there year after year.  After visiting Marrakesh try and take a private guided tour to Rabat.  If you love history, then Rabat is the place for you, sightseeing tour of the excavation site in Chellah is a great historical sight to have a wander through. Then there is the fantastic 12th-century Oudais Kasbah which is still fully preserved and maintained with love by the locals. 

There are some excellent private guided tours in Marrakesh or as it is also known The Ochre City visit the Souk, take a trek in the desert or see the views over the Atlas Mountains in a balloon ride.     Read More...

Move Around Marvellous Marrakesh With Private Guided Tours to the Atlas Mountains

Visit the Magical Red City of Marrakesh With a Sightseeing Tour

Marrakesh has some of the most beautiful sightseeing opportunities in the world, and there is nothing like the views of the stunning Atlas Mountains and the Sahara desert in a hot air balloon.  The sights and sounds of the Souk markets and their colourful traders or the sweet smelling gardens of Majorelle with its many exotic plants and birds are unforgettable.

Try trekking through the desert or visit the tanneries and see how leather is stripped dyed and cut into the garments.  If it's in your budget add a private tour to the beautiful Casablanca and see the real culture of Morocco. The city is always buzzing from morning until evening, with so much to see it has to be on your bucket list for 2017.

Top 10 Things to Do in Marrakesh

Koutoubia Mosque
1 Piercing the skyline the breathtaking minaret of the Koutoubia mosque dominates the square of Djemaa el Fna and can be seen from anywhere in the city. The largest in Marakesh it is named from the Arabic word for book, koutoub, after the many booksellers that once surrounded it. The tower is made up of 6 rooms located one above the other and be sure to ask about the intriguing story of the domes atop the minaret.
Old Medina Souks
2 With its exotic fusion of sites and sounds the Souks of Marakesh assault the senses from every side. Streets are filled wth anything from carpets to bread and vegetables and folk singers and snake charmers wander amongst the crowd entertaining the many. The heady blend of spices and perfume along with the sound of traders shouting their wares can be a bit overwhelming at first but an experience not to be missed.
Djemaa El Fna
3 During the daytime this quiet square is home to a handful of rather scary medicine men tooth pullers and more traditional snake charmers but towards evening is when it all begins. Gradually filling with locals along with musicians storytellers and even acrobats it becomes a buzzing hive of entertainment. Take a stroll through the throng of people and immerse yourself in the traditions of this wonderous ochre city.
Medersa Ben Youssef
4 Founded in the 14th century the Medersa or Theological college once housed 900 students studying legal and religious texts and the Quran by rote. Now empty however it still has an air of its studious past when students lived in the 132 dormitories here. Above the carved cedar wood doors remains the inscription blessing ‘You who enter my door may your highest hopes be exceeded’ still working on visitors today.
Hot Air Ballooning
5 Your most captivating and exhilarating experience just has to be a sunrise hot air balloon ride. Taking in an aerial view of the Atlas Mountains foothills and some of the most breathtaking desert scenery imaginable. Drift lazily over the countryside watching skies turn from pink to gold as the sun slowly rises around you. After landing you will be ready to enjoy a traditional Berber breakfast before receiving your Flight Certificate
Marrakesh Museum
6 The Jewel Of Marrakech is the museum and this is primarily due to the fantastic building it is housed in with its archways and highly decorated windows. A fine example of Andalusian architecture complete with central courtyard fountains and intricate carvings and tile work. Traditional and modern Moroccan art along with examples of pottery and coins from the Islamic and Jewish cultures can be found side by side here
Saadian Tombs
7 On the outskirts of Marakesh in the kasbah lie the breathtakingly lavish tombs and cemetery of over 60 members of the Saadi Dynasty. Maybe not on your top 10 list of things to do here but a visit is a must if only for the fragrant walled gardens and elaborately detailed carvings. Neglected for over 2 centuries the ornate tombs were finally opened to the public in 1917 and quickly became a top attraction
Majorelle Gardens
8 In the heart of this bustling metropolis can be found this peaceful haven truly a little piece of heaven. Taking 40 years to complete and sheltered by high walls you can meander through exotic plants and trees by pools bursting with lotus flowers and lilies and listen to the captivating birdsong. Painted in an array of vibrant colours the artist and creator has left a truly captivating and enchanting legacy.
Tanneries
9 On every pavement of the Souks you will come across leather drying in the sun and long before you reach the tannery you will be aware of the smell lingering in the air. Not for the weak-kneed but a fantastic if not surreal experience nonetheless you will learn the entire process and the history behind this traditional craft. Relax while watching these craftsmen at work still using their original tools of the trade
Camel Trekking
10 What could be more traditional than trekking the Sahara desert on a camel swaying in time with this famous mammal. Take a break from the bustle of the town and venture out onto the old caravan roads on your very own ship of the desert. Enjoy some mint tea in the shade of the palm grove before taking the obligatory photos at a Bedouin tent.

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