Tourism in Morocco from Marrakech : Guided tour of Marrakech
Tourism in Morocco from Marrakech, also called “the Red City”, is one of the imperial cities and one of the strongest tourist spots to which more tourists come every year in Morocco. One of the must-see historical monuments in this city is the Koutoubia, one of the most impressive and beautiful mosques in the Western Muslim world. Its 78 m high minaret is a Hispano-Moorish work of art very similar to the Giralda in Seville. Another interesting site in Marrakech is the Bahia Palace, built in the late 19th century in a two-acre garden, consisting of a haphazard arrangement of secret luxury apartments with inner courtyards. Its construction took about seven years by a thousand artisans from the Fez region. The only sections open to the public are the apartments of the sultan’s favorite concubine, the council chamber (with tiled walls and illuminated cedar-wood ceilings), and the large central courtyard (paved with marble and decorated with tiles and fountains).
The Saadian Tombs are considered by many to be a beautiful feat of architecture. They were first built to house the tombs of the Saadi Sultan Ahmed el Mansour. In 1591, the first “koubba” (the dome on top of a mosque) of this cemetery was built to the south of the Kasbah.
In the center of the Atlas Mountains are the Menara Gardens, which cover an area of 250 acres full of olive trees. The gardens surround a large central lake that dates back to the 12th century and is fed by a network of irrigation canals. At the water’s edge stands a small pavilion of Saadia. With snow-capped peaks in the background, this area is a breathtaking sight when night falls and the golden rays of the setting sun hit the mountains.
1 Day Excursion From Marrakech to Ouarzazate
Morning departure to Marrakech, crossing the High Atlas Mountains along the road to the great port of Tichka (the highest road pass in Africa), where we will admire the peaks of the chain and the beautiful Berber villages with traditional adobe houses.
Arrival at the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben haddou, where you can see how the buildings are built in a strategic position facing a mountain, surrounded by angular towers and a defensive wall. The date of this construction is not known with determination but, convinced of its importance, the authorities protected this place since 1953.
The kasbah Ait Ben Haddou was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Not to mention its great demand and recognition in the cinematographic field for the making of great films such as Lawrence of Arabia or Gladiator, an initiative widely accepted by its locals due to the important extra it represents for the economy of the town and its surroundings.
After this visit we will continue to the capital of cinema Ouarzazate to have lunch in front of the famous Kasbah of Taourirt. Visit of the kasbah and return to Marrakech.
The excursion from Marrakech to Ouarzazate starts as early as possible (it is recommended) to make the most of the day.
1 day excursion from Marrakech to Ourika Valley
This day trip from Marrakech to Ourika Valley is an excursion designed to enjoy the contrast between the green valleys and the red mountains and the beauty of Marrakech. This one-day excursion allows you to get to know more about Morocco without the need for large trips.
Ourika is one of the greenest, most beautiful valleys with that authentic flavor that we like so much. It is a beautiful valley between the Atlas mountains that surround Marrakech, crossed by a mighty river with beautiful adobe villages at the foot of the snow-capped mountains. The landscape combines the ocher color of the earth and the green of the slopes and fruit trees, providing multicolored views. We will cross the valley and make frequent stops until we reach the famous seven waterfalls…
We will take advantage of the time to take a walk and end up with our feet in the water and taste a special Berber tagine made over a wood fire. It is advisable to wear comfortable shoes.
Excursion Essaouira from Marrakech
Essaouira, also called the pearl of the atlantic, a world heritage city, maintains the charm and authenticity of a land lost in time. Essaouira has become an essential stage on the trip to Morocco. The restless explorer will be fascinated by the hospitable friendliness of the people of this city, which is not surprising since they have lived for centuries at a crossroads of cultures, civilizations and religions. The city is well known for its Tuya wood factories, the Argan oil women’s cooperatives and for its beautiful handmade rugs.
On our excursion to Essaouira we propose a stop at a women’s cooperative run by women from the area, to see how Argan oil is prepared and receive information about its uses and its importance for the skin.
Arriving in the city, you can take a walk through the Medina of Essaouira, visit the port, and enjoy a lunch of fresh grilled fish in one of the local restaurants in the port. If you wish, we can hire a local guide who will accompany you for a tour of the city.
The excursion from Marrakech to Essaouira starts as early as possible to make the most of the day.
Departure from the Hotel: Around 08:00-09:00 in the morning
Arrival in Marrakech: Around 18:00-19:00 in the afternoon
Duration of the journey Marrakech – Essaouira: 3h
Ouzoud Waterfalls Tour from Marrakech
In this excursion we will leave behind the hustle and bustle of the city to discover the impressive landscapes of the valley, the Berber mountain path and the lifestyle of its inhabitants.
We will make this trip in one day from the Red city: Marrakech. At 9 in the morning our driver will pick you up from your hotel in a very comfortable 4X4 with an attractive, adequate and interesting price.
The Ouzoud Falls are the largest and most impressive waterfalls in North Africa. They have a height of 110 meters and are located in the province of Tanaghmeilt, 150 kilometers away, in the Atlas Mountains.
On this excursion we will cross a forest for 1-2 km before going to an old oil mill. We will also pass by fountains, where you will have the opportunity to dress in a bathing suit and jump into the cool water. Ouzoud has all the charm to spend a warm day. In addition, we advise you to try the rich dishes of Moroccan cuisine in Ouzoud. Many small food stalls are ready to serve you the best dishes of the Atlas.
Guaranteed daily departure and pick-up at your place of residence.