Posts Tagged ‘activities in marrakech’

7 Unusual Activities around Marrakech

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Marrakech is justly renowned for the colourful animation of its feudal main square, Jemaa el Fna, and never ending labyrinth of its souks. But there’s plenty more to the city and its surroundings to attract the tourist visitor. So here are our suggestions for the top 7 alternative attractions in and around Marrakech.

* Get high in Marrakech. African Sky has been operating for 21 years now and its hot air balloons are perhaps the best way to admire the city and High Atlas landscapes. One can book direct on +212 524 43 28 43 or via Les Borjs de la Kasbah.

* For the ‘kids’. Ludiparc is a recreational haven for youngsters with a series of indoor and outdoor water features. Over 55 species of birds can also be found here, some flying free. Pedal boats and playgrounds make this a ‘must visit’ if you have children with you. The best bit? Adults go free!

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Forthcoming Events in Marrakech, Morocco

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

For lovers of festivals Marrakech sounds like a pretty good place to be in the next few months! A glance at the diary of events reveals a series of important and entertaining dates to look forward to. Here is a short list of the principal events in Marrakech during the summer.

June events in Marrakech

The ‘Mediterranean Delight’ festival of Bellydance is a 5 day event which takes place at the Hotel Ryad Mogador Agdal featuring workshops by teachers from all over the world; there is also a belly dance competition open to allcomers.

July events in Marrakech

The National Festival of Popular Arts (Fête National des Arts Populaires) is a five-day event, one of the biggest in the Marrakech festival calendar, held each year in July. The El-Badi Palace hosts some of the best performances by Berber musicians and seductive belly dancers.

The festival also transforms the central Jemaa el-Fna square into an al-fresco performance venue featuring a wide spectrum of traditional folk arts from all over Morocco. In addition, artists, craftsmen, vendors, musicians, acrobats, snake charmers, fire-eaters and dancers can be found performing in every corner of the city.

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