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Top 10 Places to visit in Morocco

Morocco Travel Series The Top Ten places to visit in Morocco

Morocco is one of the most diverse countries the world and certainly in the recent years it’s growing out to become the No. 1 tourist destination on its own right. Today’s numerous economical flights, which now fly to over 6 cities in Morocco enable anyone to drop there and spend a great weekend in one of the beautiful cities of the country. No matter if you want to do a cultural exploration of the Islamic – Oriental- Northern African cultural heritages, if you want a culinary tour, or some days of Sun-Sea-Sand, you can now combine all these when in Morocco.
In this article I would like to provide you some guidance on what I think are the top 10 things you shouldn’t miss out on trying or doing when in Morocco.
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My Ultimate Guide to Marrakech - Part1

My Ultimate Guide to Marrakech

Marrakech Ultimate Guide

Part 1

I thought to give a break for the Top Ten Beaches series and concentrate on the beautiful and unique city of Marrakech for a while now, as it's my best intention to provide you with a travel guide as comprehensive as it gets

This is going to be a guide which is longer than usual therefore it may happen that I will eventually release this in 2 or 3 segments.
First of all I wanted to compose a travel guide which is a little bit different from the Top 10 things to do and Top Ten Things to see in Marrakech. The reason for this is, that there are many guides like that on the internet and many of them are not really useful while others mostly enlist the very same things.
I will reference my Moroccan Travel Tips and Things to Consider before visiting Morocco before I get started because there are several tips and information in these of my earlier writings which may serve you well.

Important information:

First of all, Marrakech will be a very different experience for you, depending on your sex and age.  There are areas which are not wise to visit if you are a woman travelling alone ( to the point I do not advise women to travel in Marrakech or anywhere in Morocco alone at all) and there are areas which are not wise to visit for men or couples alone either.

That’s exactly why if you do not have a local friend to show you around especially if you want to visit the real authentic and traditional areas, you will need to hire a guide who is with you almost 24/7  ( except for the time you are within the gates of a Marrakech Riad or hotel of Morocco.

Of course there are areas and times when you can visit alone though especially if you are a male or you are in a couple. But all in all, without a guide you won’t be able to learn all that much of the experience and you risk continuous harrassment in certain parts of the city ( see above). It is essential for you however to hire a trusted guide and the easiest to do is, if you hire him through the hotel or Riad you are at. You can also check the travel forums to see which guides and tourist offices the most people suggest or don't suggest. TripAdvisor is the best for this.

I will however do my best to enlist most of the areas one can go, visit or walk alone. I will also do my best to include a couple of places which are not on most others’ list.

It takes me a great deal of will-power not to mix up the „Things to do” with the „Things to see”, but I do my best because I’d like to comprise a separate„ Things to do”  in Marrakech, it will be worth it.

The sequels will also include tours, resorts ( in my Riad blog) and other relaxing places outside Marrakech which are worth visiting. 

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Continue reading Part 2 of my Moroccan Guide.
Marrakech View of Atlas Mountains
Fantastic view to the Atlas Mountain slopes from Marrakech city walls


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