Looking to visit Morocco? Here's our list of must-do activities to do during your stay in Morocco.
Leave the whole world behind and enjoy a chic picnic with a breathtaking view of the Agafay Desert. Lying to the south of Marrakesh, the dunes of the Agafay desert can be explored in a variety of ways. Villanovo offers you the opportunity to discover these wide open spaces on horseback or on camelback. This traditional trek provides an original way to visit one of Morocco's most famous landscapes. Looking for a bit of excitement? Explore the desert trails on a quad bike!
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After a long day of sightseeing in the city, there is nothing better than indulging in some light pampering in a hammam. Enjoy a traditional steam bath followed by a massage and moisturising treatment. You can discover this ritual in traditional hammams, but Villanovo also recommends the pretty hammams of Moroccan hotels.
The Atlas Mountains form an essential part of Marrakech's landscape. These snow-capped mountains are home to Berber villages, diverse flora and fauna and magical places for you to relax in. It's hugely popular for trekking, and you can combine this with a lunch in the heart of the countryside. Pause in the middle of these enchanting surroundings and share a gourmet picnic with your loved ones. This quiet spot just begs for you to come and spend a leisurely break while enjoying the breathtaking views. Villanovo highly recommends the Kasbah Beldi restaurant.
Prepared according to strict traditional methods, couscous is an emblematic Moroccan dish. Served in most Moroccan restaurants, this delicious dish will transport you. Discover the authentic flavours of this unmissable Moroccan speciality in one of the typical restaurants of the red city. We have carefully selected the best restaurants in Marrakech for you. This dish can also be prepared by the cooks in your riad or with the services of a private chef.
The ramparts of Essaouira, formerly Mogador, were built by the Portuguese in the early 16th century to protect the city. In addition to the city walls, a port and a castle were built. Both these walls and the castle were demolished in the 18th century, but the present walls have been rebuilt more recently. As you take a leisurely stroll through the city, you will discover the harbour, which was once the most important in the country, a number of cannons and a sweeping view of the ocean and the medina.
Make sure you don't miss the souks in Morocco! Meander through the colourful and fragrant aisles of merchant stalls in search of traditional crafts. You'll find Berber rugs, woven fabrics, ceramics as well as traditional garments. The style of craftsmanship varies from region to region, but one of Morocco's signature items is of course the babouche. Made by hand, this shoe is firmly embedded in Moroccan culture and can be found in most souks. The ideal opportunity for you to engage in a touch of bartering!
Don't miss this jewel of 16th century Saadian architecture! This former Koranic school was one of the largest in Morocco and today invites you to discover its sumptuous décor. Wander through the corridors of this historic place and marvel at the mosaics and Arabic lettering on the walls. The madrasa also houses former dormitories, with nearly 130 rooms open to visitors.
The name Yves-Saint-Laurent is closely associated with Marrakesh. He fell in love with the city and in 1980, together with Pierre Bergé, he bought the famous Jardin Majorelle and the Villa Oasis. Today these two monuments are open to visitors, as is the Yves-Saint-Laurent Museum, which opened its doors in 2017. The Jardin Majorelle is a real oasis just a stone's throw from the medina, while the villa and museum which pay tribute to the French couturier are located nearby.
A true classic of Moroccan gastronomy, mint tea is a must during any stay in Morocco. Often offered to guests as a sign of hospitality, this drink can also be found in restaurants and cafés. One of the best places to enjoy a mint tea is at the Café de France on Jemaa El Fna Square, the bustling heart of the city of Marrakesh.
Marrakech is the point of departure for several spellbinding escapes into Morocco. Discover the mythical palm grove of Taroudant, explore the Berber villages of the Dra Valley, or set up a bivouac in the dunes of the Sahara. Whether with family or friends, enjoy unique experiences during your stay in Morocco with our tailor-made services.
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