Marrakesh is a true year round destination that provides adventure, dust and lots of mint tea. A place where donkey carts need to be dodged and magic shops are to be stumbled upon, Marrakesh is made up from over 3,000 winding derbs (alleyways). This city is a magical experience with landmarks to be explored such as Djemaa el-Fna (a World Heritage site), Jardin Majorelle and wandering the maze of souks and fondouks around Ali ben Youssef Medersa.
Forget your stereotypical summer holiday, Marrakesh provides much something more than that. An overwhelming city with so much to do and see, you won’t be wasting your time on a beach. The best time to visit is during spring and autumn. With guaranteed sunshine and bearable temperatures it provides the perfect climate for an adventure. At the height of summer, the days can reach up to a blistering 38C, with shops and restaurants often closing during Ramadan and in August. The winters are warm and delightfully free of crowds, but temperatures do drop dramatically at night.
The place oozes magic with snake charmers, acrobats and potion peddlers, belly dancers, animated storytellers and starry-eyed astrologers. Experience Halqa (street theatre) something that has taken place nightly here for 1,000 years. The show never gets old. Try different cuisines, encounter the colourful markets and enjoy a delightful mint tea in a hammam.
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