Marrakesh, also known as the gateway to culture is the most fashionable holiday destination of the moment due to its ideal location, which provides enjoyable weather all year round. Welcome to a city rich in history, colors and taste.
The red city, the city of one thousand colors and one thousand perfumes, where tourists lose themselves, transported by the contrasts between the old and the new, which characterize the architecture, the food, the clothing and all other aspects of the city. A genuine crowded jewel of a rare beauty, which in the precise moment that the sun begins to dip beyond the horizon, gifts a truly unique spectacle to those who are willing to open both their eyes and their hearts.
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Over the Medina:
The Medina in Marrakesh, listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1985 and otherwise referred to as the ‘Millennial Old Town’ is the historical center of the city, of Medieval origin. Here you will find the majority of the monuments and museums, making it not only the trendiest area but also the most charming. Embark on an adventure in this labyrinth of confined and busy streets, while admiring the diversity around you. Whether you wish to immerse yourself completely in Muslim culture by visitng the Koutoubis Mosc, or simply purchase some babouche, you will not fail to be impressed by such beauty and authencity while witnessing a rare sighting of boys working on raw materials such as iron, on the pavement. In the renowned Souk, over 40 thousand artisans, merchants and artists of all genres are at work; as the sun sets, they put away their stalls to make room for an array of Moroccan culinary specialties. After several paprika and saffron purchases, why not savor a fresh mint tea in one of the rooftop bars, with a breathtaking view of the falling sun. The sunset over the Medina is unique and not one to miss!
In the Palmeraie:
For those who are in need of an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, take refuge just outside of the city center, in the Palmeraie, an oasis containing between 100 000 and 150 000 palm trees were planted by ancient Arab warriors many centuries ago. It extends for over 8 kilometres and is the largest palm grove in Marrakesh.
Escape in this picturesque open space, and engage with the Moroccan lifestyle as you are guided to local residences, where you will have the occasion of conversing with the inhabitants over some delicious fresh mint tea. Have you ever wanted to ride a camel? Now is your chance to do so towards the descending sun, what else can you ask for?
Over the Menara Gardens:
The Menara Gardens is the perfect spot for a romantic sunset with your other half. Take a stroll amongst the olive trees garden which was established under the Almohads dynasty and portrays an elegant and simple harmony of uniformity. The large basin which borders the garden and is at the foot of a beautiful pavilion of saadian inspiration, serves as a reservoir to irrigate the crops and the hydraulic system by which the basin is filled up, is over 700 years old! The Atlas Mountains in the background, the swimming pool and the greenery surrounding you will make you feel like you are part of a spectacular painting!
Over the Sahara desert
One of the most exciting experiences to live in Morocco is, without a shadow of a doubt, a night in the Sahara Desert. No words can describe that peculiar sensation "of both emptiness and fullness" that is felt on seeing the dunes open up before your very eyes and that sensational landscape that continues to turn a deeper shade of red... A genuine thrill.
Over the Atlas Mountains:
If you are a nature lover and are keen to discover a more authentic side to Morocco, then you will have to take advantage and go for an excursion that will take you outside of the city, to the Atlas Mountain Range! On arriving at the feet of the towering mountains, admire the landscape and wait in silence for the sun to set: the beauty of the location and the romantic atmosphere on offer here even managed to seduce Winston Churchill. Experience it to believe it!
Over Toubkal National Park:
Mountain trails crisscross through the park, with pink-colored houses, juniper trees, and arid steppe paving the way. The main attraction here, however, is the snowcapped Jebel Toubkal mountain, the highest summit in North Africa. Hiking trips to the top of the mountain can take as little as three days but are best enjoyed as a week-long trip to truly absorb the beauty of the surroundings.
However the bewitching beauty of the Snow Capped mountains carry you away with the peaceful wind blowing away beside you. Experience a juxtaposing feeling of empty fullness as the sunset begins, as the mountains merge with the vibrant red African sun.
A sunset in Morocco should be one of your bucket list! The skies are yellow, pink, purple, and deep shades of magenta. Just like their colorful spice displays featuring saffron, pickled lemon, coriander, cumin, and ginger, the colors of the sunset let you know that you are in the right place.