Quad biking and horse riding in marrakech
The best way to see the marrakech for it's beautiful landscapes is by getting out of the hustle and noise of the city. 20 mins outside you can view the scenic views and atlas mountain landscapes of the famous palm grove of marrakech.
There you can do tours of 2-4 hrs on either horsebacks or high-speed quads. Which ever you fancy - this is the best way to enjoy a tours whilst sighting the city from the real perspective.
Supratours bus to Dakhla
Supratours have 1 bus departing for Dakhla.
Journey time 25 hours.
Tickets are around 400 dirhams.
Supratours have there office next to the train station in Marrakech.
Please use prices as a rough guide only.
Djemaa el-Fna, souqs and medina
When I came back in Marrakesh after 25 years, I couldn't wait to see again the souqs, the medina and especially the Djemaa el- Fna. I was happy to recognise the same enchanting atmosphere.
We first strolled around in the souqs area and at the end of the afternoon we returned to the Djemaa el-Fna, ''the place to be'' at this moment of the day.
The many open air food-stalls with inviting aroma's, the musicians, the snake charmers, the storytellers, they all were still there. Amazing, after twenty five years, I had the same exciting feeling to be there.
Musee de Marrakesh
The Marrakesh Museum gives a good example of the Moroccan architecture and decoration. This old palace (riad) from the 19th century was restored and really worths a visit to see its wonderful Moorish style tiles called "zelliges" on the walls and floors, its warm atmosphere, its old hammam, its art as well as its temporary exhibitions.
Open everyday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Entrance fee : 30 Dh (+/- 3 euros) for adults and +/- 1 euro for children
MARRAKESH CITY OF FASCINATION
Marrakesh - "Morocco City", as early travellers called it - has always been something of a pleasure city, a marketplace where the southern tribesmen and Berber villagers bring in their goods, spend their money and find entertainment. For visitors it's an enduring fantasy - a city of immense beauty, low, red and tentlike before a great shaft of mountains - and immediately exciting. At the heart of it all is a square, Djemaa El Fna, really no more than an open space in the centre of the city, but the stage for a long-established ritual in which shifting circles of onlookers gather round groups of acrobats, drummers, pipe musicians, dancers, storytellers, comedians and fairground acts. However many times you return there, it remains compelling. So, too, do the city's architectural attractions: the immense, still basins of the Agdal and Menara gardens, the delicate Granada-style carving of the Saadian Tombs and, above all, the Koutoubia Minaret, the most perfect Islamic monument in North Africa.
POPULAR ART: A GENUINE FESTIVAL !
Every year, the ruins of the el Badii palace provide the grandiose setting for the national festival of popular art. This is the showplace for music, dance, songs and costumes as well as jewellery and ornaments for family or religious celebrations. Quite enchanting!
THE TREASURES OF THE DAR SI SAID MUSEUM
Jewellery in finely worked silver, oil lamps in Taroudannt stone, embroidered leather, rustic pottery, marble, magnificent pots, chests, Berber jewellery: it is like walking through a dream. Especially the favourite's bedroom with its exceptionally beautiful collection of carpets.
TANGIA: THE BEST OF TRADITION
It is both the name of a rounded earthenware pot and a delicious dish of mutton and spices which stews slowly, buried overnight in hot ashes. Delectable!
THE TANNERS ANCIENT CRAFT
Nothing has changed in the souk's tanneries for many hundreds of years. Among the skins stretched out on the straw to dry in the sun, close to the vats,craftsmen are still using saffron to obtain yellow, poppies for red, indigo for blue and antimony for black. A look into the past that should not be missed.
YOUR CARRIAGE AWAITS FOR THE PALMERAIE
As the horse settles into a brisk trot, how delightful it is to feel the gentle caress of the light breeze on your cheek and gaze at the silhouette of the palm trees standing out against the fiery sky ; riding towards the tower of the palm grave in the light of the setting sun is one of the most romantic moments you can enjoy in Marrakesh