10 Things To Do for Couples


 

1

Explore the souks


Walk through a Marrakech souk. Find amazing antique doors. Pick up handmade Berber blankets. Smell fragrant spices. Drink steaming mint tea. Buy little trinkets and handcarved ornaments. Bring frankincense and traditional soaps home. Get Berber makeup to add to your beauty regime.

2

Wander through 1,000 years of history


Step into the Koutoubia Mosque, built in the 12th century. Take in Ben Youssef Medrassa Islamic College’s amazing architecture. Walk hand in hand through El Badi Palace. Explore the grounds of the Menara Gardens. Leave Marrakech Museum with new knowledge.

3

Djamaa el Fna


Feel the beat of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about Africa’s largest square. Feel the vibe shift in the air Listen to storytellers. Buy market trinkets. Watch snake charmers. See the square explode into life after nightfall. Exhilarate in the carnival atmosphere. Eat local food. Play games. Dance to music. Bend down to inspect goods on rugs. Buy a new pair of trainers. Get a Moroccan lantern to bring home.

4

Visit A Hammam


Sit in a heated steam room. Feel your pores open. Be refreshed. Use an exfoliating glove. Slather savon noir all over your body. Experience the nourishment of a soap made from natural olive oil.

5

Explore Atlas Mountains


Clamber the slopes of Atlas Mountains. Visit the home of the nomadic Berber tribes. Feel amazed at being in a completely different world. Peer across the mountain range. Imagine the Sahara Desert shimmering beyond. Pick up a traditional Berber tent. Drive out to the Sahara Desert. Set up camp under the starlit skies.

6

Visit The Tanneries


Learn about making leather and the art of leatherwork. See amazing techniques that have lasted centuries.

7

Walk Through Jardin Majorelle


Leave the city chaos. Walk to Jardin Majorelle. Take snapshots of its famed cobalt-blue colours. Sit by picturesque ponds. Wind through paths travelling through painted scapes. The French painter Jacques Majorelle created the gardens over 40 years of labour. Created by Jacques Majorelle, a French painter, over a 40-year period, it was first opened to the public in 1947.

8

Take A Day Trip To Essaouira


Drive two hours to Essaouira. Take a three-hour bus ride. Marvel at the region’s cool climate. Feel the Atlantic Ocean’s fresh cool breeze. Stroll around a charmingly pretty town. See the whitewashed buildings and bright blue boats. Feel the Portuguese influence in the ancient seafront fortifications. Enjoy a day by the seaside in a bohemian town.

9

Tour Museums


Learn more about Moroccan history. Visit Dar Si Said Museum, home to Ba Ahmeh’s brother. Study the impressive craft and woodwork collection. Admire carved cedar and musical instruments. Visit the Musée de Marrakech. Take a picture of the museum site. It stands in a converted early 20th century house. Admire the ever-changing exhibits. Walk across the tartishly tiled great court. Stand under the roof. Look up to get a great shot of the enormous chandelier.

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