As well as numerous cultural attractions in the old Medina which are best explored on a guided walking tour or by horse-drawn caleche, Marrakech has a great range of outdoor activity options including quad biking, buggy adventures, horse riding and camel trek excursions. Helicopter and balloon flights operate throughout much of the year (depending on weather conditions) and offer a superb bird’s eye view of the famous Red City.
Atlas Mountains to Essaouira
Within a 1 hour drive from Marrakech are the spectacular Atlas Mountains. With a backdrop of North Africa’s highest peak, snow-capped Jebel Toubkal, Imlil village is the hub of Atlas treks with several half or full day walking options available. Oukaimeden is another popular walking centre (and also a ski resort in winter). The Ourika Valleyoffers gentler walks in the foothills of the Atlas whilst Ouirgane is a particularly scenic village set on a reservoir.
The Cascades d’Ouzoud and Cascades d’Immouzer are two of Morocco’s greatest waterfalls – both accessible on day trips. Should you wish to chill by a large pool in an out-of-town tropical setting, take your pick from Nikki Beach or the Beldi Country Club. Families may enjoy a visit to Oasiria, a water park with beach. Even the Atlantic coast is not too far away – the old Portuguese walled city of Essaouira is a popular day trip.
Moroccan cooking courses are growing in popularity as are the number of golf courses.
Marrakech Tours is a dedicated activity specialist you might like to consider. They offer a comprehensive choice of Marrakech day trips, adventure tours and activity pursuits with many original itineraries tailored to ensure guests experience the real Morocco. They will be delighted to provide advice and assist with any bookings.