Like other Moroccan cities such as Meknes, Rabat and Fez, Marrakech is known as an imperial city and was even the first capital of the kingdom. But Marrakech has much more to offer than a postcard image and it is not just its souks! Marrakech requires time to unveil its magic. It is worth living it locally thanks to the indications of the tourist guide on Marrakech. Set within its adobe ramparts, the thousand-year-old city delivers its treasures to every street corner where you can discover the meticulous craftsmanship, the splendour of Hispano-Moorish art or the tranquility of the lush garden of a riad. It is also in this labyrinthine medina that life is in full swing and that your sensory experience will be unique! Marked by its past history, Marrakech has succeeded in combining tradition and modernity. In the new city, you will see the face of a trendy and cosmopolitan city. Its airy districts and wooded gardens are worth a visit because, here too, authenticity is essential!

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When to go to Marrakech?

Temperature differences can be very significant in Marrakech. The best time to discover the city is in autumn and or spring because of the pleasant climate during these two seasons. In spring, the heat is not yet too hot (the thermometer can display 45 °C in août !) and the surrounding nature presents its most sumptuous aspect (in particular the Ourika valley and the region of the Ouzoud waterfalls). In autumn, the days are shorter, but the sun, still warm, offers a dazzling spectacle when it shines on the snow-covered peaks surrounding Marrakech. In winter, the city seems to be trapped in the icy snows of the High Atlas, but it is rare that the Tizi n'Test (Agadir road) and Tizi n'Tichka (Ouarzazate road) passes are closed - et the temperature stagnates around 18 °C. If you are cautious, it is better to make sure that the hotel heats up continuously, which is not always the case. It rains more in winter than in the other seasons but even this period remains very pleasant in Marrakech. Summer is often hot, and few places offer a little freshness, including in the medina. Due to the weather conditions, the high tourist season in Marrakech is from mid-September to mid-June but avoid school holidays for more tranquility and attractive prices. The low tourist season in Marrakech is from mid-June to mid-September, a period when it is stiflingly hot.

How to go to Marrakech? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

Marrakech is part of most of the tours offered by tour operators but it is possible to stay 4 to 8 days mainly concentrated on Marrakech around different themes that can be, for example, crafts and souks or charming riads. You can also combine a visit to Marrakech with an escapade into the surrounding countryside, particularly in the Ourika Valley.

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Well served, the city of Marrakech is safe for independent travellers. Marrakech is equipped with a tourist police, very attentive moreover. Precautions usual of rigour, but no more : beware of pickpockets in souks : the medina is very secure but do not follow a stranger for all that.

To visit Marrakech, a car will be cumbersome; you will prefer walking and small taxis. The medina belongs to pedestrians, two-wheelers and carts. The easiest way is really to walk. Anyway, we won't give you much choice: taxis refuse to take you to most of these crowded alleys in the medina. Concerning traffic, Marrakech has a specificity: it is the only city in the country where you will see girls driving scooters

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When to travel?

Temperature differences can be very significant in Marrakech. The best time to discover the city is in autumn and or...
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Weather forecast

The climate is dry and hot in Marrakech all year round. But in summer, the weather beats heat records with temperatur...
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Budget

Without being an expensive city, Marrakech is not a paradise for the broke. The government has promoted tourism for t...
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Formalities

For European Union nationals, the passport must still be valid 6 months after the date of arrival in Marrakech. Howev...
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Health

The health situation in Morocco and Marrakech is good and no vaccine is required to travel to Marrakech but vaccines...
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How to travel by yourself?

Well served, the city of Marrakech is safe for independent travellers. Marrakech is equipped with a tourist police, v...
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How to get organized?

Marrakech is part of most of the tours offered by tour operators but it is possible to stay 4 to 8 days mainly concen...
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Getting around

To visit Marrakech, a car will be cumbersome; you will prefer walking and small taxis. The medina belongs to pedestri...
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