Also known as Marrakech Menara Airport and located only 15 minutes from Marrakech city centre, hiring a car from here is a great way to start your holiday.
Top Sights in Marrakech
Head to the centre of Marrakech and explore Djemaa el Fna. Here you’ll find a maze of souks where Berber tribes once traded gold, ivory, slaves and leather. Today tourists scour the alleyways surrounding this area haggling with the locals and looking for bargains in boutiques and carpet shops.
Djeema el Fna is also home to some of the city’s most exquisite accommodation as the area’s private palaces and riad mansions have become hotels and holiday villas.
Venture to the city’s ville nouvelle for dinner, drinks and art galleries.
The Jardin Majorelle is another great place to visit during your stay in Marrakech. The electric blue villa and garden have been open to the public since the 1920’s and offer an oasis of over 300 plant species from five different continents and a Berber art museum.
The museum showcases the rich panorama of Morocco's indigenous inhabitants in displays of some 600 artefacts, including wood, leather and metalwork, carpets and textiles, musical instruments and a display of traditional dress.
Day Trips From Marrakech
For some serious relaxation, head to the Agadir area and laze on 10km of sand at this popular beach resort. Drive to the Kasbah on the hill to explore the city’s only remaining historic monument and enjoy incredible panoramic views across the city and the bay.
Ouarzazate is a lifetime away from the bustling cities of Morocco, but is packed with charm and wonderment. Visit Ait Benhaddou, a well-preserved Kasbah and also named a World Heritage Site. Be sure to check out the Sunday market. A riot of sounds and smells, the market is unmistakably exotic and a unique opportunity to glimpse the everyday lives of the Moroccan people.