top 3 destination from marrakech
Need to escape from the big city for a day?
There are plenty of historical sights within day tripping distance of marrakech.
The most popular trips are to the atlas mountains. Ourika valley is just 50km from the city. To see the famous waterfalls and the berber village.
For little more travel time, and a more relaxing day. Head to essaouira beach to have a very good and fresh seafood. Also if you like mountains and waterfallsfor you can go to the big waterfall of morocco in ouzoud.
Find the best places to visit with our list of the top day trips from marrakech.
3 .Excursion day trip to ouarzazate:
If you’re a fan of cinema and movies like Game of Thrones and prison break… this place is a must-see.
For four hours driving by the car. Through the High Atlas Mountains withe very nice panoramique view of mountian. Before to get to ouarzazate. you can stope to visite one of the best historique place in morooco.
the kasba of ait ben hadou. The site have been the location of films such as Gladiator ,Lawrence of Arabia and The Mummy. The UNESCO world heritage is beyond words beautiful. In your time visiting the place. you will be like traveling back through time.
Once your in Ouarzazate. you will have many oprniti to descover the city. The Taourirt Kasbah is also a wonderful place to visit. As well as the Atlas Studios where they filmed movies such as (The Mummy ,The Passion of Christ and Prince of Persia…). Or even venture into the museum of cinema to discover why Ouarzazate is known as “Hollywood of Africa”.
the comfortable way to visit this city is to get a professional driver or to get excursion-from-marrakech-to-ouarzazate
Just to inform you : for the way to ouarzazate is almost 200 km. All the way you have mountains and in same time you can found Roadworks.The time you need is between 5 to 4 hours to be in Ouarzazate.
READ MORE : how far is ait ben haddou from marrakech?
2 .Excursion day trip to ouzoud watherfull
The Ouzoud Falls are 110 m high which makes it the second tallest waterfall in Africa. It’s a huge touristic destination. one of the most visited and photographed natural sites in Morocco. The surprise treat at the Ouzoud Falls are the friendly monkeys swinging around you on the trees. The monkeys of Ouzoud are wild ,however they love to play with visitors, especially if they bring treats.
The Ouzoud cascades can be visited the whole year. It’s much busier in holidays and also during summer. When the temperature of the water is nice, people swim at the bottom of the falls.
There is more water during winter and usually a lot fewer tourists. So if you don’t mind winter is probably the best time to visit the Ouzoud waterfalls.
1 .Essaouira city
Essaouira is my favorite city in Morocco and its one of the top marrakech day trips. For 180 km from marrakech almost 3 hour trip to beautiful of Essaouira on the Atlantic coast. Once you arrive at the port city. local name of essaouira know as Mogador. Plenty of opportunities for swimming and sunbathing.it has a very relaxed at mosphere. Also for the lovers of water-sports (Kitesurfing,Windsurfing,Surfing,Stand up paddling).
The most popular things to do is visiting The medina (The old city centre ). Of course, do not forget about the souks (Arab market place) is an explosion of colors with blue as the dominations color. There are many stunning doors, gates, and alleys that are a great subject for your photos. the easy way to go to essouira is to take a day trip from marrakech to essaouira with group.
You should also visit the fish market and have a good seafood. Another fantastic location is the fishing port. When you go there in the early evening. Just before sunset, you’ll see the fishermen unloading their catch of the day.
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