Few cities capture the imagination quite like Marrakech. A blend of Berber, Arabic and French influences give this UNESCO World Heritage site a timeless appeal. With the beautiful frenzy of the Medina, ornate Arabic architecture and one of the world’s greatest cuisines it’s no surprise that more people are traveling to Marrakech now more than ever. Whether you spell it Marrakech or Marrakesh (both are acceptable), a visit to Morocco’s Red City is surely an experience you will never forget. Marrakech can be overwhelming to say the least, with a dizzying array of sights, smells and tastes providing a sensory overload; but armed with these tips you can make your first trip to Marrakech one to remember.
Few destinations captivate the imagination like Morocco. Camel caravans winding across the Sahara and the bustling Medina in Marrakech are the images most associated with Morocco but the Berber culture and otherworldly landscapes of the High Atlas Mountains are equally as fascinating. I got to experience this extraordinary part of the world at Kasbah du Toubkal, one of the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World. Great properties showcase the local landscape and culture, the best immerse you head first into their customs and way of life. Kasbah du Toubkal will leave you transformed. Read More
With centuries of history and a vibrant culture it’s no surprise that Marrakech is high on the wish list of many travelers. There are a number of large luxury resorts on the outskirts of the city but to get fully immersed in Marrakech’s dynamic culture I chose to stay in a riad, a traditional Moroccan home centered around a courtyard, for a more authentic experience in the Red City. Riad Farnatchi, a beautifully restored boutique guesthouse, would be my home while exploring Marrakech.