Marrakesh Off The Beaten Path

  • Cyclist hitches a ride.....
    Cyclist hitches a ride.....
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  • Three storks nesting on Badia Palace.
    Three storks nesting on Badia Palace.
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  • Bab Agnaou and Bab er Robb.
    Bab Agnaou and Bab er Robb.
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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Marrakesh

  • 1. Towns /Cities / Sights around Marrakesh

    A really happy time was had by all our family when we travelled to the desert. We were dealing with Adil, a friendly agent who provided us with plenty of information. The Sahara was great ! The camels...

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  • 2. Landscape Around Marrakesh

    The roads that head out towards Asni, Imlil, Ouirgane, Taroudant etc have great views during the winter months of the snowtopped Atlas mountains - much like the views from the roofs around Marrakech...

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  • 3. Medina

    A walkabout in Marrakesh is best enjoyed in the relative sanctuary of the Medina streets, avoiding the traffic chaos of the Gueliz boulevards. The main attraction is the Djemma el Fna square coming...

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  • 4. Local Traditions

    Here are some more pictures of people at work. The woodworker; the van, which by the way I believe is made in Harbin, China where my son lives; and the restauranteur. The last picture was taken just...

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  • 5. Menara Gardens

    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...

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  • 6. Agadir

    The trip to Marrakesh from Agadir takes over 4 hours, and the scenes of mountains and small villages top of them are interesting. If you are driving to Marrakesh, you'd better take a 15 minute break,...

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  • 7. City Walls

    Hate the souks; the noise, the bartering and the hostile environment? Well, the answer is to head for the Jewish Quarter. The prices are at least half what they are in the souks and the souk merchants...

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  • 8. Mosques / Religious Institutions

    friends. I have an issue which maybe you can help with? My 17 year old step- daughter, Rosie flew out to Marrakesh, Morrocco yesterday on a month teaching mission. Long story short she is is stuck...

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  • 9. Djamaa El Fna - Square

    sitting at a cafe located at the heart of Al Fna area..... amazing view from top....most roof tops of the surrounding buildings had people with cameras filiming the area,,it`s very entertaing to watch...

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  • 10. Visit the Marjane supermarket!!

    Probably very unconventional but i and others after me have highly enjoyed it! Marjane is a supermarket chain around the cities in Morocco and are rather huge...

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  • 11. Takes time to see the desert from Marrakech

    Another visit to Merzouga and again reminded how you need time when you do this trip - generally 3 days is fine but often people write here in the forums asking...

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  • 12. Day Trip to Essaouira

    A day trip to Essaouira, a quaint little fishing village on the coast should be on your 'must see' list when visiting Marrakech.Have you see goats in trees?......

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  • 13. Sahara Desert Trip from Marrakech

    So by now I am sure that you have read my travelogue on our fantastic 5 day Desert Trip with Sahara Dreams Maroc. If you haven't then please do so NoW!! :o)This...

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  • 14. Using a guide to see the souks or sights

    hi, a couple of times Ive used a faux guide when been approached to get to the tanneries and different souks and one for the back part of the souks when trying...

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  • 15. Atlas Mountains

    Marrakech is often the starting point for excursions into the Atlas mountains. Most visitors head for Toubkal National park, which is about 60 km south of...

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  • 16. Bab Debbagh and the Tanneries

    Marrakech's tanneries are located in the far east end of the medina, near Bab Debbagh. If you've seen the large and colourful tanneries in Fes, you'll be less...

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  • 17. El Kelaa des Srarhna

    The town of El Kelaa des Srarhna is 75kms (47 miles) north of Marrakech and you will pass through it on the way to Meknes or Fes. There is a local market which...

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  • 18. Off The Beaten Track - bargain shopping!

    While wandering around the Mellah and Medina one afternoon, I came across this man and his shop- on the pavement were displayed various terracotta products,...

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  • 19. Overnight Trips to Essaouira

    Essaouira is a good choice for an overnight trip from Marrakech. You could, at a push, make it a day trip but as it's such a nice town, it's worth staying...

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  • 20. Maison Tiskiwin

    An often overlooked sight in the medina, near the Dar si Said museum, is Maison Tiskiwin, a beautiful Marrakech townhouse with displays on the culture and...

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  • 21. Dyers' Souk

    Souq Sebbaghine or Souk des Teinturiers is the dyers' souk. It is a colourful place where sheets of freshly dyed material hang down all around you. You will...

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  • 22. La Criee Berbere

    La Criee Berbere, or Souq Zrabia, is the old slave market. Black African slaves, mostly from Guinea and Sudan, were sold here until the French took over the...

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  • 23. Having fun at a football match!

    As our friend is a football referee and he had to supervise a match in Marrakesh (Marrakech-Fès) while we were there (fantastic coincidence!), we went to see if...

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  • 24. Jardin Majorelle .......A Real Dream !

    Majorelle Garden in MarrakechMajorelle Garden, an oasis of calm and cool, fresh air in the heart of the city of Marrakech. The garden has gained in notoriety...

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  • 25. Tanners

    Just outside the souk, close to the city walls and the Bab Debbagh (Tanneries Gate), you'll find the tanners district, where leathers are still tanned with...

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