Last minute holidays to Marrakech.
Fancy a spur-of-the-moment getaway? Book a last-minute holiday to Marrakech and let Morocco’s Red City invade your senses...
Daredevil street entertainment, lively souks and desert adventures – a last-minute holiday to Marrakech can throw up a whole host of surprises. Here are 5 things to look out for…
Bargain-hunting in the souks
Shopping in the UK seems positively stuffy compared to Marrakech’s souks. It’s a maze of shops built into a series of interconnecting alleyways, where you’ll find everything from leather bags, scarves and shoes to wooden carvings here. Check out the towers of paprika, turmeric and saffron in the spice section. The traders expect you to haggle so don’t worry about the first price you’re given – simply smile and start your negotiations from there.
Escape the city and head off on a 4x4 adventure in the desert. You’ll swerve your way across sweeping sand dunes, kicking up a sandstorm as you go. Definitely one for the adrenaline junkies.
While only Muslims are allowed inside, the outside of this building is certainly worth a look. A spire that stands 70-metres tall is covered in the most elegant and intricate tiles, and finished with 4 copper globes.
The Moroccans are big on drinking sweet mint tea so expect to be offered it everywhere you go. To drink it in true Morrocan style, pour it from a height so it lands all frothy in your glass.
Evenings here can get very lively. There’s street entertainment in Jemaa El-Fna that costs nothing to watch. At the Fantasia Dinner Show, meanwhile, you can watch belly dancers, acrobats and horse riders performing in a Berber tent while you tuck into a traditional Moroccan feast.
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