Morocco

Destination

Marrakech Holidays

The city of winding streets, tangled alleys, and labyrinthine souks

If ever there was a place to put down the map and let Marrakech itself take you on a journey, it’s within the rose-pink ramparts of the medina. Crammed with souks that spill haphazardly down every alley, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a haven for bargain-hunters. Wander through endless mounds of stacked spices, tightly-rolled carpets, embroidered kaftans, and woven blankets, which are all for sale in the shadow of these ancient walls.

At the centre of it all is the public square of Djemaa El Fna – the medina’s beating heart. As daytime blends into night, snake charmers and street entertainers turn this into one giant stage. Tuck in to fried fish, skewered snails, or just a glass of fresh-pressed grapefruit from the swathe of street food markets, then watch as the show unfolds. Wherever you’re standing, you’re likely to be overlooked by another of Marrakech’s myriad must-sees: Koutoubia Mosque. Topped by a 70-metre high minaret that’s become emblematic of the city, it’s where the call to prayer sings out from, five times a day. 

Destination Highlights
  • Shop amongst Morocco's favourite souks
  • Visit the heart of Marrakech - Djemaa El Fna Square
  • Lose yourself within the winding streets and stunning architecture Marrakech has to offer
  • Stay within the vibrant city and a range of traditional boutique hotels
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT +2 hours
  • Currency Moroccan dirham (MAD)
  • Visa Information British citizens aren’t required to obtain a visa to travel to Morocco
  • Language Arabic, but English is widely spoken
  • Flight Time Approx. three hours and 30 minutes
  • Health Information No special vaccines are required or recommended for travel to Morocco

Top Tips from our Experts

Zoe

Senior Destination Manager

"Head to Djemaa El Fna Square in the evening, where the evening brings musicians, acrobats, fortune tells and even snake chamers."

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