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.
Within its temporary location in the El Badi Palace, the newly opened Marrakech Museum of Photography and Visual Arts presents an image of North African culture that's vibrant and complex (El Badi Palace, Place des Ferblantiers, mmpva.org).
L'Art du Bain, an artisanal soap and body care shop, captures the essence of Marrakech with aromas like orange flower, oriental rose, and geranium jasmine. The shop's locally made products work well as gifts and personal souvenirs. (13/15 souk el Labadine, tel. +212 6 68 445942)
Adventurous travellers should venture to Kasbah Du Toubkal, a remote retreat located in the Atlas Mountains. The luxury hotel offers trekking packages that introduce visitors to views of the tallest mountain in North Africa, Jbel Toubkal (Toubkal National Park, Imlil, kasbahtoubkal.com).
Within an olive grove in the rolling foothills of the Atlas Mountains, the Capaldi makes for a quiet country retreat. Its heated pool and hammam are an antidote to winter chill, while its lantern-lit terrace provides an ideal vantage point of the surrounding landscape. (Route d'Amizmiz km 39, Lalla Takerkoust, tel. +212 5 24 48 47 59)