Marrakesh, Morocco is not only famous for the antique souvenir stores and vintage buildings, but also for palaces and unique gardens. The city is a perfect depiction of ancient meeting modern to bring out a unique tourist experience. Spending a day in Marrakesh city might seem chaotic, but that’s where the thrill begins. Moreover, the capital and its outskirts are endowed with numerous spots for nature buffs.

These are the top 10 activities visitors shouldn’t miss trying in Marrakesh, Morocco.

10 Hiking

There is no hike as rewarding as one leading to the Ouzoud Waterfalls. There are guided hikes available for hikers who prefer a merrier group hike. However, those who prefer a solo walk through the olive groves and curly foothills get just that. The hike is spiced up by wildlife seen on the trekking trails and a memorable Instagram photoshoot of the waterfalls.

9 Camelback Ride

Riding a camel across the Moroccan desert make tourists feel in control as they maneuver the sandy destinations. It feels glorious especially in the sunset as the camel obligingly transports guests from Marrakesh to the Merzouga dunes. A camel ride provides a getaway from the city’s daily hustle to more quiet and natural surroundings. The experience is magically thrilling and any explorer who tries it once ends up taking another trip.

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8 Hammams Bath

The whole point of vacations is simply to experience new lifestyles and relax. There is no better experience than a Moroccan hammam treatment. The city is lined with dozens of vintage spas all waiting to treat clients to the best mud scrubs, full-body massages, and masque treatments. The Hammam baths are aimed at achieving both mental and physical wellness. Aestheticians who deliver the treatments ensure that every guest gets an unmatched spa experience.

7 Photography

Marrakesh has such life and light that any photographer won't resist capturing. From the colorful city streets to its resident’s dress code, the capital’s sites are simply photo-worthy. Being one of the most touristic cities in Africa, the mixed cultures bring out a clear array of city life. The world deserves a glimpse of the breathtaking landscapes, sunsets, gardens, the majestic Atlas Mountain, and Ouzoud Waterfalls.

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6 Hot Air Balloon Flight

Marrakesh comprises beautiful historical buildings, a rare soft touch of modern architecture, and the spectacular physical features surrounding the city that spice it up even more. The smiles of its beautiful residents make it even more glamorous. However, tourists can’t take all in day’s ride around the city. Ballooning over the city is a rare opportunity to experience its aerial view leaving a lifelong thrilling memory.

5 Historical Sites Visit

Having been founded in the C. 1070, Marrakesh city harbors centuries of historical events. The memorable occurrences premier a great time of peace and splendor, political struggles, wars, trade, famine, and religion. Historic enthusiasts get their minds blown by visiting these destinations in the city. Sites like the Ali Ben Youssef Medersa build in the 16th-century offer priceless historic and religious knowledge to visiting historians. The El badi Palace ruins speak tonnes about the fall of the Saadian dynasty. Therefore, the city houses more history than can be exhausted.

4 Visit The Medina

The Medina is probably the busiest part of Marrakech. It is surrounded by high walls, with maze-like streets. However, that’s not its primary source of chaos, the traders within the maze never seem to take a break! Guests easily get lost in the congested crowds, but that’s the Medinas' most fulfilling reward. In this maze, visitors enjoy the taste of local drinks and cuisines amidst all the surrounding noise, aromas, and textures. It's funny how addictive the joyful buzz can get with time.

3 Shopping

Tourists who choose to go through the grind of the congested Medina souks get spoiled of items to choose from on their shopping haul. From local spices, carpets, antique-style lanterns, and teapots to scarfs, one can only buy so much. What’s more is that from this side of town, guests interact with traders and bargain for fairer prices. Travelers who opt out of the shopping hustle also have the chance to shop from a more filtered collection of merchandise from the Sidi Ghanem side of town.

2 New Menu Try-Out

Any foodie who visits Marrakesh, Morroco falls in love with their diverse and aromatic cuisines. Moroccan chefs have mastered the art of bringing out tantalizing tastes from locally available spices and exotic ingredients. A majority of Moroccan restaurants offer whole grain meals, local fruits, and vegetables for breakfast. They offer red deep-fried or grilled meat for heavier meals. Pickled lemons and olives in cocktails also bring out the best in drinks. Tagine and couscous mark a successful trip to Morocco while the special mint tea has always been the perfect way to end the day.

1 Botanical Garden Chillout

Gardens come with countless mind-relaxing sceneries. Colorful blooms and the fresh air and a series of life-soothing sounds surround such gardens. La Mamounia garden, one of Marrakesh’s iconic endowments, offers a wide space for mindfulness, giving a memorable connection to nature.