So you’ve bagged your cheap flights to Marrakech and now you’re planning your perfect Marrakech 3 day itinerary.
I had an incredible time. Marrakech is a hub for shopping, a sensory overload, a serene landscape of beauty, a foodies heaven…ahhh, the list goes on. There are so many great things to do in Marrakech, not to mention the great day trips in the nearby area.
And so here’s my suggested 3 day itinerary for a long Marrakech weekend.
My Marrakech Itinerary
Head to the famous souks in Marrakech; over 3000 winding lanes of locals selling absolutely everything you can think of.
It’s a fast way to get acquainted with the local way of life and there’s no better introduction to Marrakech. Here you’ll see, smell and feel your way round this Moroccan city.
Grab a few Moroccan souvenirs if that’s your thing, but if not, simply soak it all up.
Have lunch on one of the restaurant rooftops of the famous Jemaa el-Fna (the Medina Square). You’ll pay a bit more than you would elsewhere, but it’s a great spot for people-watching.
Enjoy a Moroccan hammam spa experience. After this morning’s dusty walk you’ll be ready for a bit of pampering and this activity is another way to embrace the Moroccan way of life.
Retreat to your riad to let the oils and lotions from the hammam work their magic. You’ll also want an early night ready for tomorrow.
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Go on one of many Marrakech day tours. Yes, you’ve come to see Marrakech, but there are so many fun options.
Or why not see the Berber villages and waterfalls?
Tip: Got longer in Morocco? Consider tagging a few days in the seaside town of Essaouria. It is only a 2hour 20minute drive, so it is doable in a day, but you’d probably want to spend longer.
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Snap a photo of the Koutoubia. It’s a 12th Century mosque, so you’ll often hear the call to prayer ringing out.
I also think Bab Agnaou, a 12th Century gate is worth a snap. There are 19 of them in the city.
Go for a long lunch at Marrakech Henna Art Cafe. They serve food for meat-eaters, vegetarians and vegans.
You can watch henna artists at work or perhaps get your own.
Enjoy a lazy drink on one of the many rooftops, enjoying the lovely sunshine, or head back into the souqs for last minute Morocco souvenirs.
Tip: You’ve probably heard of Jardin Majorelle. I don’t think it’s worth a visit when you’re short on time.
Enjoy Marrakech at night by going for dinner at Comptoir Darna. You’ll have a super tasty feast, whilst watching some of the best belly dancers in Marrakech.
An alternative cheaper option would be to head to Djemaa El Fna. It’s a square where it’s party night every night. Party with snail vendors, snake charmers, acrobats and musicians.
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