Best Day Trips from Marrakesh
A long stay in Marrakesh can be overwhelming. Strong colours, intense smells and permanent sounds fill the city. There is a buzzy atmosphere that lasts through day and night. Luckily, just outside of the city gates lies a completely different world. A scenery full of natural wonders, kind people and easy paced life. So pack your bag for those great day trips from Marrakesh.
Hike in the Atlas Mountains
Just 2 hours drive away from Marrakesh will take you to the breathtaking Atlas mountains. This beautiful landscape is the highest mountain chain in North Africa. Enjoy a full day in the nature, hike a waterfall and eat delicious lunch in the Berber Village.
Visit Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou
Approximately 3.5 hours car ride away from Marrakesh lies at the foothill of the High Atlas the stunning city of Ait Ben Haddou. It was build in 17th century. It’s ksar (fortified place) is a UNESCO heritage site and a place you must visit. Feel like in the movie sets from award-winning and popular movies “The Gladiator” or “Game of Thrones”. It’s one of the great day trips from Marrakesh and should definitely not be missed.
Camp on Agafay Desert
This once-a-life-time-experience will be a high lite of your trip. Agafay is a rocky desert with a surprising and enchanted oasis; as well as Berber Villages. On this desert you’ll meet the kindest and warmest people of Morocco. You can visit the desert just for a quad ride and lunch. Alternatively spend a full day and night in a luxurious camp.
Located 2,5 hours drive out of Marrakesh lies Essaouira, a bright and breezy city located on Morocco’s Atlantic coast. It is a perfect, enchanting and laid-back destination to take a break form the frenetic melting-pot of Marrakesh. The “medina” has vibrant blue-and-white colours and is enclosed by fairy-tale, sand-coloured ramparts and imposing stone gates. The kilometres of white sandy beach make it a perfect, refreshing destination.