Why Marrakech Should Be at the Top of Your Travel List in 2020
Indulge your senses with a trip to the city of Marrakesh. This Moroccan gem is fast becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. With its vibrant, rich culture and hectic pace of life, a holiday to Morocco is a wonderful experience. Whether you’re looking to enjoy a memorable family holiday, or you prefer luxury holidays, this great destination has something to suit you.
Here, you’ll discover just some of the reasons Marrakesh should be at the top of your travel list in 2020.
A fantastic choice of things to do
Marrakesh has a great choice of things to do. Mostly, it focuses on cultural, historic sights. However, there are some great activities on offer too.
The Jemaa el-Fna is the main square in Marrakesh, and it’s one of the most fascinating and hectic parts of the city. During the day you’ll get to see snake charmers in action, see professional Henna tattoo artists at work and explore the endless stalls packed full of intriguing delights.
The Hammam’s, or bathing houses, are another thing to add to your to-do list. There are several dotted around the city, each offering you the opportunity to take a dip in ice-cold pools, undergo a massage and sweat it out in a sauna.
You’ll have a great range of historic and cultural sights to take in too. The Saadian Tombs, Ben Youssef Madrasa, and the Koutoubia Mosque are just a few of the landmarks you’ll want to add to your itinerary.
These are just a small selection of the top things to do while you’re visiting this memorable city. Here are all the Top Sights in Marrakech.
Marrakesh travel advice
If you want to make the most of your Marrakesh holiday, there’s a few tips you’ll want to follow.
Autumn and spring are typically the best times to visit Marrakesh. This is when the temperatures are at their coolest, reaching up to 25 Degrees maximum. In summer, the temperatures can soar to up to 38 Degrees, which many tourists find too hot to enjoy.
You won’t need a visa to travel here, but you will need a valid passport. It’s worth noting that the markets, or souks, are extremely busy and you will need to be vigilant as with any bustling foreign marketplace, pick pocketers are always in operation.
Best places to stay
At TUI, we have a lot of great places you can stay when you book a Marrakesh holiday. Two of our favourites include:
The Riu Tikida Palmeraie is one of our Platinum hotels. Given a complete refurb in early 2019, the hotel is set across 13 acres. Located in the Palmeraie district, you’ll be a 30-minute shuttle bus ride away from the Medina. There are three restaurants onsite, a great outdoor pool, and a fantastic evening entertainment programme.
The TUI SENSIMAR Medina Gardens is situated in the centre of Marrakesh. Situated right next to the Jemaa el-Fna, this adults-only hotel focuses on luxury. Refurbished in summer 2019, you can expect original Arabic features, and great Jacuzzi rooms to unwind in after a hectic day of exploration.
Marrakesh truly is a great place to travel in 2020. Why not browse our full collection of Marrakesh holidays today.