Spices, Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech

Colourful and cosmopolitan Marrakech has an authentic Moroccan feel. This is a city steeped in rich history and where ancient culture is still very much in evidence today.

Reached in just over three hours and with a number of airlines offering direct flights, there are not many places one can reach so easily yet feel so immediately immersed in another exciting and vibrant culture.

It is also incredibly easy to combine a visit to Marrakech with stays in the Atlas Mountains and on the Atlantic coast, both of which are located within a short drive.

Souvenirs on the Jamaa el Fna market in old Medina, Marrakesh, Morocco
Marrakesh, Morocco
Marrakech Souk, Marrakech, Morocco
Morocco
Spices, Marrakech, Morocco
Theological School, Marrakesh, Morocco

Guided experiences of Marrakech

To make the most out of your visit to Marrakech, we highly recommend exploring the city in the company of one of our excellent English speaking guides. Depending on your interests we will match the right guide to you.

Discover intricate buildings and architectural wonders that tell their own stories while, in the evenings, acrobats and storytellers gather at Djemma El Fna Square – a scene best viewed from one of many terraced coffee shops overlooking the square.

Marrakech has a range of fascinating monuments and sites, the Koutoubia Mosque, El Bahia Palace, the Dar Si Said Folk Art Museum and the 14th-century Ben Youssef Medersa, an ancient university with exquisite Arab architecture to name a few. Of course, no trip to Marrakech would be complete with a visit to the souq, a mecca for those who love to haggle.

Experiences

What do you really love doing? We curate your itinerary especially for you.

Berber pharmacy, Morocco

Berber Pharmacy

Visit a classic Berber pharmacy to learn about the curative practices, herbal medicines and even spices used since ancient times.

Hamman, Morocco

Visit a Hammam

Treat yourself to a traditional hammam.

Terrace, Riad Honey, Marrakech, Morocco

Relax on top of a Riad

Recline on the rooftop terrace of your charming riad as the bustle of city life goes on around you.

Where to stay

Some of the wonderful places to stay that we frequently recommended.

Riad Honey £££££

  • Morocco
  • Boutique

With just eight rooms Riad Honey has a small and intimate atmosphere. Sympathetically designed, it has been decorated with an authentic and oriental feel and the simple yet charming rooms feature traditional craft techniques and materials.

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Amanjena £££££

  • Morocco
  • Wellness and Spa

The Amanjena is built in traditional Moroccan style with high earthen walls styled on the Menara Gardens.

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Villa des Orangers £££££

  • Morocco
  • Boutique

Aside from the beautiful decor, attentive service and excellent food, this is the place to cosy up by the fire in the cooler months in Marrakech, with an excellent glass of local wine. Fabulously situated for when you can tear yourself away to explore the medina.

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Les Jardins de la Medina £££££

  • Morocco
  • Boutique

Located in the heart of Marrakech, Les Jardins de la Medina is an authentic riad that has been renovated into a charming hotel.

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La Sultana Marrakech £££££

  • Morocco
  • Boutique

La Sultana is an outstanding place to stay within the walled medina of Marrakech, only a short distance from the royal palaces, museums and souks. The hotel offers superb service and one of the best rooftop terraces overlooking the medina. The hotel has an incredible atmosphere and sense of place. Combine a stay at La Sultana Marrakech with its sister property, La Sultana Oualida, a two to three-hour drive away on the Atlantic coast of Morocco.

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El Fenn £££££

  • Morocco
  • Boutique

With 28 individually styled rooms and suites, surrounded by tree-filled courtyards and a wonderful rooftop terrace. The historical architecture has hideaway nooks and terraces, perfect for chilling out after walking the short five minutes from the Djemaa el Fna square and souk.

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A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Kate Hitchen

My travels were first inspired by my love of the UK, which I take as much pleasure in exploring as countries far and wide. For me, travel is all about the adventure, the people I meet and the food I sample along the way.

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