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Before you travel to Marrakech, should know about the city:

Marrakesh is ’s tourist front, and its capital during the rule of the Almoravids and the Almohads. It is called the red city in relation to the predominant color on its buildings.

Europeans describe it as a charming city for its nature and healthy climate; This made thousands of them choose to settle there, including international personalities and big names in the world of politics, art and sports.

Location:

Marrakesh is located in the south of Morocco at the foot of the Atlantic Mountains, thirty kilometers away from them, and it rises 450 meters above sea level, and is 327 kilometers from the capital, .

The city’s area is estimated at 230 square kilometers, and it was described as “the red city, spacious all over, combining heat of heat and shady shade, snow and palm trees.”

Population:

Marrakesh is classified as the third largest city in Morocco in terms of population, with a population of more than one million, out of the country’s total population, according to official estimates, most of whom work in the service sector, modern and traditional industry, entrepreneurship and public jobs.

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The city’s economy depends largely on tourism and real estate activities, as well as on traditional industry as an important tributary of the tourism sector, where more than forty thousand people work in the manufacture of pottery, copper, leather, carpets, etc., in addition to some exhibitions such as the Marrakesh International Exhibition for Industries and Aviation Services.

The city has a transport network and modern roads, a railway and an international airport, which is the second in Morocco in terms of passenger traffic.

Marrakesh was chosen as the best new tourist destination in the world in 2015, in a classification prepared by the global website specialized in travel (TripAdvisor), where outperformed the most prestigious international capitals, including London, Rome and Paris.

“Zahrat Al Janoob” achieved first place at the national level, in terms of the number of tourists to the city, with a number exceeding two million tourists in 2014, through which it ranked seventh in the Arab world, in the results of the cities that witnessed the largest number of visitors, according to a report by the British newspaper The Independent.

Marrakesh is the first tourist center in Morocco, and it has an important hotel infrastructure, with more than 1,400 accommodation units, including more than 170 classified hotels.

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Best day Trips From Marrakech

Excursion to the Ourika Valley (one day)

Departure from at 9am in the direction of Ourika by the track. We will cross rivers and mountains where Berber villages are located and pass through Tafza to visit the ecomuseum installed in a restored Kasbah:

we will discover objects from the Berber world. We will take the road again to reach the Cascades of Seti Fatma. Lunch will take place near the river in a typical Berber restaurant.

On the way back, we will stop at the Palmeraie of to enjoy the late afternoon.

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Excursion to Essaouira (one day)

Departure from the hotel at 8:00 a.m., you will cross the Arab villages, then the Berber villages before arriving in the inner city of Essaouira where the Argan is a species of tree that does not exist anywhere else. in Morocco.

Essaouira, formerly called Mogador, at the gateway to the Moroccan Southwest is a pretty fishing port. Beautiful little town, swept by the trade winds. Free time to roam the streets and alleys of Essaouira is planned to allow you to meet the craftsmen. The arrival in will be around 7:00 p.m.

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Excursion The 3 Valleys (one day)

Departure from at 8:30 am, towards the 3 valleys. We discover the Lalla Takerkoust dam by crossing Berber mountain villages 30kms from , with its soothing shores.

Magnificent panorama, unlimited horizon. We take tea with the locals. We then go up to the village of Moulay Brahim and we cross the plateau of Kick and its valley with its mountains and discover the Middle Atlas and the desert of by the tracks which will lead you to the Valley of Asni.

We continue towards the famous Ourika valley where we will have lunch near the river, then we set off to attack the 7 waterfalls and we discover at an altitude of 1800m, the village of Seti Fatma nestled in the valley.

Return to late afternoon.

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Ouzoud Waterfalls Excursion (one day)

From Marrakech, visit the splendid waterfalls, more than 100m high, which constitute one of the most remarkable attractions of the Moroccan Atlas, discovery of the monkeys that inhabit the rock face.

Possibility of swimming depending on the season.

A path leads among the olive trees to the foot of the waterfalls, while a second route allows us to go up to the top of the falls from where the view of the abyss is striking. Lunch and free time to enjoy this magnificent place. Then return to at the end of the afternoon.

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Imlil excursion (one day)

Discover a valley of the High Atlas. The Asni Valley offers you a journey that is still relatively untouched by tourism.

You will cross Tahanaout and its verdant orchards.

You visit a women’s cooperative in Argan before taking the mountain road to reach Asni then , at the foot of .

You will have tea with the locals.

A 2-hour hike will introduce you to the living environment of the Berbers of the Atlas and the charming waterfalls of Imlil.

You will have lunch with the locals on the terrace of an authentic Berber house while admiring a breathtaking view.

In the afternoon return to Marrakech.

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Telouet and Ait Benhaddou excursion (one day)

Departure from at 7:00 a.m., we will cross the mountain range of the High Atlas by the Tizi-n’Tichka pass, (2260), after continuing towards the kasbah of TELOUET, the highest kasbah in Morocco, we will visit that of Pâcha Glaoui.

Then, we will head towards the track of OUNILA 45km: one of the most beautiful tracks of the High Atlas, we will cross there beautiful Berber villages; Arrival in Ait-Ben-Haddou, lunch on site followed by a visit to the Kasbah of Ait-Ben-haddou (Classified as universal heritage by UNESCO). Continuation to where we will observe the beautiful landscapes of the High Atlas. The arrival in Marrakech is scheduled around 7:00 p.m.

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