Trekking in the Atlas Mountains (3 days)

The Toubkal National Park is the ideal place for hiking in the Marrakech region. If you go on a guided trekking tour, you’ll experience the Atlas Mountains first-hand against the breath-taking backdrop of snow-capped peaks, luscious valleys and secluded Berber villages. Marrakech lies near the High Atlas Mountains. It’s so close that you can see the snow-capped peaks when looking out from the city’s roof terraces. If you fancy a change from the hustle and

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Marrakech holidays: Some useful hints and tips

Holidays in Marrakech can leave one fully immersed in the wonders of the Orient, whether meandering through the endless passages of the Medina, or discovering ancient palaces and architectural treasures in the Old Town. But that’s not all there is to Marrakech. Morocco’s bustling metropolis has plenty to offer anyone planning a Marrakech holiday. Here are some important hints and tips for planning your visit. Optimal travel time for a Marrakech holiday Marrakech is just

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A cooking class at the House of Fusion for foodies, amateur chefs and gourmets

Gourmets and ambitious amateur chefs will really get their money’s worth by taking part in the cooking class at the House of Fusion. Along with her students, Hostess Edwina puts together an ingenious 8-course meal in honour of traditional Moroccan cuisine. Edwina was already waiting to welcome us with freshly brewed coffee in the shady courtyard of her beautiful riad. Her native country is Australia but she’s been living in Marrakech for many years. She

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Cafés and Restaurants: Earth Café Marrakech

Earth Café Marrakech is the only vegetarian and vegan restaurant in the Medina. Not only is its location very much out of the ordinary but also its menu, offering a pleasant change from traditional Moroccan cuisine. You’ll find the Earth Café in an old Riad in the southern part of the Medina. Walking in through the small inconspicuous door, you’ll suddenly find you’re in the middle of the restaurant, with its colourful walls and lounge

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Riad Guide Marrakech

Hotels and Riads: Your guide to finding the ideal place to stay in Marrakech

Are you looking for a hotel or riad in Marrakech? If so, this page will help you to gather the best information to find the right kind of accommodation. Marrakech is brimming with places to stay. As a large city, you’ll find plenty of guest accommodation with numerous riads to choose from. If anything, you’ll be spoilt for choice when looking for accommodation to fit the bill. However, it can still be tricky if you’ve

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Shopping in Marrakech: The Ensemble Artisanal

With the wide range of crafts offered, the souks of Marrakech are a real shopping paradise. But prices have to be negotiated hard. Therefore, the Ensemble Artisanal is a good starting point for newbies. What souvenirs can you buy in Marrakesh and how much do you have to pay for them without being crossed? These are two major questions that a visit to Ensemble Artisanal will answer for you. The state-sponsored complex near the Koutoubia

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