Day Trip departing from Marrakech
Popular Day Trips in Marrakech
If you’ve explored the Marrakech medina and haggled for bargains in the sprawling souk, heard storytellers weave their magic in the Djemaa el Fna square, and dined al fresco on Moroccan cuisine, it’s time to travel further afield to discover more of the magic of Morocco with one of our day trips from Marrakech.
Marrakech sits in the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, North Africa’s chain of mountains linking Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. Here the High Atlas range is cut by the Draa River to the south and Imlil valley, Ourika valley and Zat valley to the north. There are lots of day trips from Marrakech to the The Berber Valleys of the High Atlas Mountains which are only about an hour drive from the city, as well as day trips to the UNESCO Site of Ait Ben Haddou at the gateway to the Sahara Desert or to the fishing port of Essaouria where you can wander around the old fort walls of the town or take a camel ride along the beach before dining on freshly caught fish.