Marrakech is the third most attractive city in the world

Once upon a time capital of ancestral Morocco and one of the most important cultural and economic hubs of Africa, the city of Marrakech remains one of the best destinations in the world according to TripAdvisor. In its annual “Traveler’s choice awards”, the red city – as it’s nicknamed, has once again attracted travels and Internet users, placing it among the top destinations worldwide, trailing only behind the Turkish metropolis Istanbul and the city of London. After having been at the first place of the ranking in 2015, the city of Marrakech was overtaken by the British capital which has made an outstanding comeback – to put things in perspective, London ranked fifth last year.

Also in the same list, the cities of Paris ranked 4th followed by Siem Reap (5th), Prague (6th), Rome (7th), Hanoi (8th), New York (9th) and Bali (10th). Based on millions of travelers’ reviews, the TripAdvisor website ranks a number of 469 destinations from all over the globe. The winning destinations were chosen using an algorithm that takes into account the ratings of Internet users on the excellence of hotels services, tourist attractions and restaurants (including the quality of the local dishes).

Not a first for Marrakech!

This is not the first time that the red city claims a place among the most favorite tourist destinations online. In Fact, in 2014 and for the very first time, Marrakech occupied the first place in the annual ranking made by TripAdvisor, making it the most popular city in the world for travelers who uses the platform’s services. And by taking in consideration the elements that TripAdvisor uses to establish his ranking, it is safe to presume that the city has offered the best accommodation, cuisine, and tourist attraction as well as animations for its visitors that year.

Indeed, for the seventh edition of its Travelers’ Choice Awards, the famous site announced that the red city counted the highest ratings of Internet users in the areas of hospitality, catering, and attractions in comparison to other major cities in that list – this statement in itself is a proof of the success of the strategies aiming to optimize and reinforce the tourist infrastructure of Marrakech, adopted a few years ago by the local authorities, with the aim of making the red city one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the world.

On a global scale.. In the second place was the Cambodian city of Siem Reap, followed by Istanbul. Other destinations in the Top 10 were Hanoi, Prague, London, Rome, Buenos Aires, Paris and finally the South African capital, Cape Town.

In the other hand and as further proof of the attractiveness of Morocco for foreign tourists, The Spanish agency Bloom Consulting in its ranking of the best tourist destinations in the world for the year 2014-2015, Morocco has claimed the third place on of podium – regarding African destinations. This ranking was based on the 328,680,000 online searches carried out by tourists in 2013, and the digital presence of countries on social networks (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google Plus).

Morocco ranks 3rd in Africa just like the two years that preceded. South Africa was first in front of Egypt, which has backward because of political instability and civil unrests. Concerning the other countries of the Maghreb, Tunisia comes in the 7th position, while Algeria is far behind, in 26th position.

Morocco: a security oasis in the middle of a troubled region!

Morocco was able to successfully claim so many advanced positions within the leading global rankings thanks to the political will of making the city a global minaret when it comes to international travels and tourist destinations. Also, it is thanks to its political stability and the force of its security and intelligence services that the country was able to sustain its tourist offer, despite the tournaments and terrorist threats that face the entire region of MENA – the Middle East and North Africa. In fact, Morocco is still a safe country for French travelers – The French Secretary of Foreign Affairs has also placed the country among the safest destinations for travelers from France. In a new heatmap published by the group Quai d’Orsay on January the 12th of this year, in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Turkey, and other areas of the world; France ranked countries by the degree of “security and safety” that they provide for foreign citizens. Only 40 destinations, including the kingdom of Morocco, was deemed safe and that they don’t pose any risk to tourists from France.

If they are not strongly advised against for the French tourist to visit, such as war-torn areas like Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Libya… the French authorities call on their citizens to be more vigilant if they go to other parts of the Maghreb region (Algeria and Tunisia for instance). As for Turkey, a tourist destination par excellence, has been split by the French authorities into two parts: an area, close to Syria, where it is highly discouraged to travel – due to security concern and threats from terrorist organizations, and a safe western area that is open to tourism.

If this news delights the Moroccan officials, it has been the subject of controversy in the past. In the summer of 2014, following the creation of the Islamic State group (ISIS), the Quai d’Orsay had put Morocco in the yellow zone (increased vigilance). Following the indignant reactions of the kingdom, France subsequently attributed Morocco to the green zone, calling only its citizens to be vigilant to possible hostile acts against the citizens coming from the countries members of the coalition that’s currently fighting the radical group.

To summarize, Morocco and its main tourist attraction such as the city of Marrakech has proven, over time, its resilience and attractiveness as an A-list destination, worthy to be visited. The country comes with a load of the natural landscape, historical sites and millennials cities that allows travelers to experience a wide range of emotions. One of the most attractive destinations offered by the country is the southern regions with their sand dunes, Kasbah and breathtaking sunsets.

 

You are invited to discover the beautiful kingdom of Morocco and to let yourself submerged in its charm. Discover our desert and millennial cities tour!

Excursión de 4 días a Marrakech Fez por el desierto

4 days Marrakech Fes tour via desert

Explore the beauty of the Moroccan Sahara as part of this 4 days and 3 nights tour from the city of Marrakech. Discover the Atlas Mountains, the ancient Moroccan palaces setting in a desertic landscapes (the kasbahs), i.g. the Gorges du Dadès and the Todgha. Continue to the palm groves of the Draa Valley for the real Moroccan desert with all its surprises before returning to Marrakech where your visit will end.

2 days Marrakech Essaouira Tour

2 days Marrakech Essaouira Tour

Essaouira is Touristic city in Morocco.Full of history, tradition and emotions. Of intricate streets and exotic commerce, surprise to the first-time visitor because of the strong red color of its buildings and the massive antique wall that surround the center of the town. An old testimony of past centuries,

2 days Marrakech Ouarzazate Tour

2 days Marrakech Ouarzazate Tour

“Trek Morocco Desert” organize guided 2-Day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert to explore best of Morocco. Our excursion from Marrakech are available everyday with hotel pick up.

PRIVATE TOUR HIGHLIGHTS :

  1. Exploring High Atlas mountains
  2. Stopping at mountain Berber villages
  3. View of Tizi n Tichka pass
  4. Visit Unesco kasbah of Ait Benhaddou
  5. Visit Ouarzazate movie studios
  6. Visit Dades Gorges, Todra Gorges
  7. Camel trek in Erg Chebbi desert
  8. Sleeping in desert camp

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3 days Marrakech Fes tour via desert

3 days Marrakech Fes tour via desert

The stay in the southern Moroccan regions can be as varied as the desert itself. Full of thrills, this trip guarantees a lot of surprise as well as amazing discoveries.

PRIVATE TOUR HIGHLIGHTS :

  1. Exploring High Atlas mountains
  2. Stopping at mountain Berber villages
  3. View of Tizi n Tichka pass
  4. Visit Unesco kasbah of Ait Benhaddou
  5. Visit Ouarzazate movie studios
  6. Visit Dades Gorges, Todra Gorges
  7. Camel trek in Erg Chebbi desert
  8. Sleeping in desert camp

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1 day excursion Quad, Camel in the desert of Agafay Marrakech

Departure from Marrakech to the desert of Agafay by a comfortable  transport 4×4 and English speaking driver; Pick up from the hotel at9am or 3pm to Lala Takerkoust  located 30 kilometers south of Marrakech, experience a fusion of nomadic weather and modern activity at the desert tent of Agafay, you will spend 2 hours of quad with a lunch break after a camel ride Pick up and back to your place of stay in Marrakech.

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INCLUDED IN DAY TRIP FROM Marrakech: NOT INCLUDED IN DAY TRIP FROM Marrakech:
  • Pick up from your hotel in marrakech city
  • Transport in private A/C Vehicle
  • Experienced English speaking driver / guide
  • Guided tour in casablanca
  •  Drop off at your hotel in marrakech city
  • Lunches and drinks
  • Entry fees for museums, monuments

 

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DEPARTURE / ARRIVAL FOR TRIP TO casablanca

RESERVE DAY TRIP FROM MARRAKECH

Hotel pick up at 7.30 am.

We arrive back around 6 pm and we drop you off at your hotel.

To reserve excursion from MARRAKECH to Casablanca , we require some of your details. Please fill up the contact form. We are fully flexible to organize your private day excursion

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1 day excursion Marrakech to Imlil

Departure from Marrakech to Imlil at the bottom of the Atlas Mountains by a comfortable  transport 4×4 and English speaking driver; Pick up from the hotel at 8 Am towards the Moulay Brahim throats direction to Imlil which is located near 70 kilometers from Marrakech. Imlil is the last village accessible by road before climbing the famous Mount Toubkal, the highest point of the Moroccan Atlas. You will explore this site by different walk or mule back; enjoy the popularity of barbarians, lunch at the terrace overlooking the valley of Imlil. Return to Marrakech at the end of the day.

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INCLUDED IN DAY TRIP FROM Marrakech: NOT INCLUDED IN DAY TRIP FROM Marrakech:
  • Pick up from your hotel in marrakech city
  • Transport in private A/C Vehicle
  • Experienced English speaking driver / guide
  • Guided tour in casablanca
  •  Drop off at your hotel in marrakech city
  • Lunches and drinks
  • Entry fees for museums, monuments

 

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DEPARTURE / ARRIVAL FOR TRIP TO casablanca

RESERVE DAY TRIP FROM MARRAKECH

Hotel pick up at 7.30 am.

We arrive back around 6 pm and we drop you off at your hotel.

To reserve excursion from MARRAKECH to Casablanca , we require some of your details. Please fill up the contact form. We are fully flexible to organize your private day excursion

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Excursion from MARRAKECH to ESSAOUIRA

explore Atlantic coast city of Essaouira. The excursion is available as private and guided city tour with hotel pick up. The city of Essaouira is 3 hours driving away from Marrakech and it is often called as “Mogador,”and it’s also old Portuguese nomenclature as it has a long history of colonization with the Portuguese. During our Marrakech our Essaouira guided excursion we will explore the old medina listed as a “UNESCO World Heritage site”. We visit city’s long beach and calm harbour. Essaouria is very popular resort for “wind-surfers”. It is also well-known for fishing boats pull into harbour. After a full day of Essaouira sightseeing, we return comfortably to your hotel in Marrakech.

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Included In Guided Trip To Essaouira Not Included
  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Transport in private A/C Vehicle
  • Experienced English speaking driver / guide
  • Guided tour in medina and Atlantic coast
  • Drop off at your hotel
  • Lunches and drinks
  • Entry fees for Monuments

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Departure / Arrival Reservation

Hotel pick up at 9.30 am.

We arrive back around 6 pm and we drop you off at your hotel.

To reserve excursion from Agadir , we require some details. Please fill up the contact form. We are fully flexible to organize your private day excursion.

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explore Atlantic coast city of Essaouira. The excursion is available as private and guided city tour with hotel pick up. The city of Essaouira is 3 hours driving  from Marrakech and it is often called as “Mogador,”and it’s also old Portuguese nomenclature as it has a long history of colonization with the Portuguese. During our Marrakech our Essaouira guided excursion we will explore the old medina listed as a “UNESCO World Heritage site”. We visit city’s long beach and calm harbour. Essaouria is very popular resort for “wind-surfers”. It is also well-known for fishing boats pull into harbour. After a full day of Essaouira sights, we return comfortably to your hotel in Marrakech.

TOUR FROM AGADIR TO SAHARA DESERT

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INCLUDED IN DAY TRIP FROM AGADIR : NOT INCLUDED IN DAY TRIP FROM AGADIR :
  • Pick up from your hotel in AGADIR city
  • Transport in private A/C Vehicle
  • Experienced English speaking driver / guide
  • Guided tour in M’HAMID
  • Drop off at your hotel in AGADIR city
  • Lunches and drinks
  • Entry fees for museums, monuments

 

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DEPARTURE / ARRIVAL FOR TRIP TO EL AGADIR

RESERVE DAY TRIP FROM AGADIR

Hotel pick up at 9.30 am.

We arrive back around 6 pm and we drop you off at your hotel.

To reserve excursion from AGADIR , we require some of your details. Please fill up the contact form. We are fully flexible to organize your private day excursion

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What To Do In Marrakech

 

Camel Ride From Marrakech and Agadir, Sahara trip Morocco

For a wonderful expedition in Marrakech with trek morocco desert tour, we will pick you up from the hotel to the North Of the city; to the palmeraie, a nice Oasis consisting of 150.000 palm trees. Then, a camel ride lasting one hour and a half to explore some of the panoramic views of the palmeraie.

Fantasia Moroccan Dinner and Folklore Show

Marrakech club and dinner in Morocco -At the heart of the palmeraie of Marrakech, and under exotic Berber tents, you will enjoy magnificent meals typically Moroccan, to cite, Harira, Mechoui,Couscous with vegetables, and tea with Moroccan cookies, followed by unforgettable scenes of danses caravans,and folkloric groups of musicians representing all the regions of Morocco just like one thousand and one night.

Sport Quad/buggy From Marrakech

On a Quad, you can cover the amazing desert and pass by the mountains of Jbilet and the wild palmeraies. You will also visit authentic Berber villages and explore their amazing hospitality.

Gastronomy and Cooking Classes Marrakech

For those who are fond of cooking, we have prepared the best means for you to discover the Moroccan gastronomy and its secrets. We will give you the opportunity to learn how to cook you favourite dishes under the supervision of our chef.

 

INCLUDED IN DAY TRIP FROM Marrakech :

  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Transport in private A/C Vehicle
  • Experienced English speaking driver / guide
  • Drop off at your hotel

NOT INCLUDED :

  • Lunches and drinks
  • Entry Fees for Monuments

DEPARTURE / ARRIVAL

Hotel pick up at 9.30 am.

We arrive back around 4 pm and we drop you off at your hotel.

RESERVE ACTIVITY IN MARRAKECH

To reserve activity from Marrakech , we require some of your details. Please fill up the contact form. We are fully flexible to organize your private day excursion.