You can’t visit Morocco without making a stop in its mythical red city, Marrakech. Dive into this Berber city standing at the gateway to the desert and discover another universe, conducive to escapism and enchantment. Stroll through the streets of its medina and let yourself be carried away by the intoxicating aromas, sounds and vibrant colours. Within a maze of hidden streets with fragrant market stalls, your senses will be awakened. Take a moment away from the frenzy multi-sensory labyrinth of the medina and enjoy a session in a traditional hammam, a place of relaxation and purity to cleanse your soul. Whilst taking in the hot water vapours, revitalising your skin with a black soap scrub followed by a body massage, you’ll be able to recharge those batteries!
Are you looking for cultural activities in Marrakech? The city has something to delight everyone: Firstly, slip into the shoes of a sultan or an oriental princess and walk on the tiles in the Bahia Palace. Raise your head to the vertiginous minaret of the Koutoubia Mosque, then let yourself be dazzled by the vibrant blue of the Majorelle Garden, home to the Yves Saint-Laurent Museum.
Being enchanted by Jemaa el-Fna is all part of your visit to Marrakech, as tourists are drawn to the square like magnets. All the city’s excitement seems to come from this very spot, bringing together snake charmers, trinket sellers, singers, and other outgoing characters. In the evening, the Jemaa el-Fna Square vibrates to the sound of drums, which seem to mirror the movement of its energetic city. It’s an incredible show that you can watch from one of the many café and restaurant terraces lining the square. Finally, your stay in Marrakech would be incomplete without a camel ride through its famous palm grove, or an excursion to the Ourika Valley to discover authentic Berber villages nestled in the desert.
Stretching out like a crescent moon on the Atlantic coast, Agadir presents a striking contrast with the whiteness of its buildings. It is a popular destination among idleness lovers thanks to its 8 km-long beach, spread out along a pretty, azure bay. This seaside town offers many water sports activities, from surfing and sailing to jet skiing and sea kayaking. Golf enthusiasts will particularly enjoy their stay in Agadir, with its well-laid out courses set within beautiful landscapes in the heart of the desert.
As a shopaholic and haggler, you will be delighted to know that the Bay City contains one of the largest souks in the whole of Maghreb. Here you can lay your eyes on Moroccan craftsmanship’s finest creations: Almost 600 stalls of typical Moroccan babouches, pottery, jewellery, soaps, fruits, and spices, offer a spectacle that is hard not to give in to. Let your senses guide you through the multicoloured aisles!
Do you feel like embarking on an excursion just a few kilometres from Agadir? Head to Imouzzer Ida Ou Tanane, a small Berber village located about 60 km from the city, offering numerous viewpoints within breathtaking landscapes. Here, you can hike through palm trees, oases and you might even come across iguana sellers! You’ll see the Tifrit Valley, known as one of the most beautiful valleys in Morocco. Also called Paradise Valley, this place is a real haven in the middle of nature where you can admire three large waterfalls, filling up idyllic natural pools with their turquoise waters. Take a walk amidst the green landscape of the Tiout oasis, in the heart of the desert, to make the most of your stay in Agadir.