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Fun Things To Do In Marrakech

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Marrakech activities are exciting and varied. Marrakech is a stunning city in it’s own right. The ancient Medina throbs to a Mediaeval beat and the souks hypnotise with their sensuality and exoticism. The new town is overflowing with restaurants and night spots that would be appreciated anywhere in the world. Perhaps less well known is that the area immediately around Marrakech is jam packed with fun things to do for all the family. As befits a world-class holiday destination, the area provides top quality days out … with a particularly Moroccan twist!

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Riding a camel through the Palmeraie at sunset is an unforgettable experience

Get the hump on a Camel Ride in the Palmeraie, just a few minutes from the city centre! The Palmeraie is the oasis that lies just to the South East of the Medina and it’s a vast area of date palms and semi desert. There are a good few camel herders who offer rides on their impressive beasts. Most hotels and guesthouses have their favourite herder and taxi drivers will be happy to take you to their “brother” who has camels. Personally I only take short tours as it’s not the most comfortable way to travel. Yet it’s a must do on your stay in Marrakech.

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Jet ski on the Lalla Takerkouste lake – fantastic scenery

Check out Jet Atlas for your Jet Ski rentals on Lalla Takerkoust Lake, just 20 miles South of the Medina. They have good equipment and are highly rated. The lake is huge and there is some amazing scenery. It’s a fun activity during the warmer seasons and spectacular in Spring with the snow on the nearby Atlas Mountains.

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Cycling is increasingly popular with families and sporty folk alike, and it’s easy to see why. The terrain is varied and suits all levels. By far the best company to go with is Argan Sports. This family run concern offers everything from City tours to High Atlas off-roading and everything in between. They speak English and their equipment is top of the range. They can provide guides and are very knowledgeable of the area.

You can also now use ride and drop bicycles in Marrakech city. Some are provided by the local authorities and some are provided by the excellent Pikala Bikes not for profit organisation. Pikala contributes significantly to the local population through their workshops and training, so give them a go in the city. They are based in the Riad Laarous district of the Medina.

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Quads in the semi desert around Marrakech

There are many ways to get your dose of adrenaline by quadding in the Marrakech area. There are companies offering Palmeraie tours and many hotels have their dedicated fleets. For me though, it’s got to be out in the Agafay Desert only 20 miles from the Medina. It’s a surreal landscape and perfectly suited to Quads and Buggies. Quads Marrakech is a French run company specialised in the Agafay Desert. They can also organise multi day Raids into the Atlas Mountains for the more adventurous.

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Dawn take-off over Agafay Desert

Ciel d’Afrique proposes incredible hot air ballooning in the Marrakech area. The company has been running here for more than 25 years and has a 100% safety record. And what a way to experience the Marrakech area! Dawn flights are truly spectacular and will make your visit to Marrakech an unforgettable one. They even do champagne flights! Friends have done this and absolutely loved it. However, now that vertigo is a part of my life I’ll leave this one to you.

This is just a little introduction to some of the incredible Marrakech activities on offer. There really is something for everyone. And the possibilities keep developing. Horse riding, water parks, guided nature walks, scooter hire, art galleries … the list of things to do in Marrakech is truly impressive. So whether you’re here for a short break or you live in this beautiful location you will never be short of fun things to do.

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