Marrakech is many things to many people. A city of contrasts. Old and new. A smorgasbord for the senses. There is something to suit every budget – a version of Marrakech for the budget traveller, and a high-end luxury version for the wealthy traveller, with everything in between. All versions are equally real and valid. Whichever ride you happen to be on, the shared backdrop and sound track are the common denominator – the stunning blue sky, snow capped High Atlas mountains looming in the distance, the racing motorbikes, radiant colours of every hue, the call of the muezzin, the mystical, magical labyrinth of the medina, the gorgeous fabrics and materials and the incredible flavours of Morocco.
Our suggestion is to start your visit to Marrakech with a guided tour of the medina. Then for the remainder of your stay in Marrakech, in your own time, you’ll be free to seek out the hidden away sites and experiences we’ve listed below, and also to enjoy lazy lunches at wonderful places like Dar Cherifa, Nomad, Les Terrasses des Epices and La Famille.