Cheap flights to Marrakech
Atmospheric and seemingly untouched by modern life, Marrakech is an exotic city that never ceases to amaze tourists with its array of medieval wonders.
A holiday to Marrakech is a pretty surreal experience. Founded nearly one thousand years ago, not much has changed in the ‘Red City’ as it is known thanks to the pink hue of its city walls. You’ll still find the squares of the ancient medina full of snake charmers, fortunetellers and acrobats.
Marrakech is a city that conjures up a world of medieval pleasures and is the perfect holiday destination for people looking for the different and the extraordinary.
The Relais & Chateaux property La Villa des Orangers is the definition of luxury, and a day spent at its Spa Nuxe is guaranteed to be restorative. Western treatments are offered in addition to Moroccan baths for a perfect cross-cultural blend (6 Rue Sidi Mimoun, villadesorangers.com).
Visitors to the Musee Tiskiwin enjoy a fascinating exploration of traditional Moroccan folk art and North African artefacts. The petite historic villa contains an impressive selection of treasures from the past. Intricate Berber textiles, traditional baskets and beaded jewellery are all on display at this colourful and captivating museum (8 Rue de la Bahia, Marrakech Medina).
The Maison de la Photographie houses an 8,000-work collection of historical Moroccan photographs, all sourced from between 1870-1950. English annotations help visitors understand the fascinating images, many of which were anonymously taken and depict poetic scenes of daily life (46 Rue Ahl Fes, Rue Bin Lafnadek, Moukef, maisondelaphotographie.ma).
One of Marrakech's top destinations for contemporary art, the Matisse Art Gallery's main objective is to showcase Moroccan art. From carvings to oil paintings, from established artists to up-and-comers, it perfectly captures the country's rich creativity (61 Rue Yougoslavie, 43 Passage Ghandouri, matisse-art-gallery.com).
Housed within the Palmeraie, the equestrian experts at Les Cavaliers d'Atlas are ready to take visitors on scenic loops of the countryside surrounding Marrakech. Pass through remote villages and splendid scenery, with the Atlas Mountains visible in the distance (inside Bab Atlas Palmeraie, lescavaliersdelatlas.com).
Escape the frenetic pace of city life with Mountain Travel Morocco, a company specialising in trekking tours of the Atlas Mountains. Scenic mountain walks can easily be combined with a trip to a local Berber village, or for the more adventurous, a mountain bike tour through the hilly terrain. mountain-travel-morocco.com
With the snowy Atlas Mountains in view, the newly opened Spa by Clarins at the Royal Palm Marrakech is the perfect refuge from the bustle of the city. Indulge in a bespoke Clarins treatment or a traditional hammam, before balancing your zen at the dedicated yoga pavilion (Route d'Amizmiz km12, beachcomber-hotels.com).
Just six miles outside of the city centre, the Beldi Country Club is an oasis of calm, with acres of flowering rose bushes, olive trees, and lily ponds. Visit the spa for an indulgent hammam followed by a signature spa treatment, before a leisurely lunch at the poolside restaurant (Km 6, Route de Barrage, beldicountryclub.com).