3 Tips to Make the Most of Your Stay in Morocco

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CIOmove@Marocco is just around the corner, and we’re really looking forward to exploring the country and its culture with you. As you can see from our agenda, we will be staying at the Barcelo Palmeraie Hotel in Marrakech. For those of you who would like to spend more time in Morocco, here are three tips for a wonderful stay.

Tip 1: Rent a riad in Marrakech city

“Riad” is derived from the Arabic word for “garden” and stands for a traditional Moroccan townhouse with a patio, a green inner courtyard. Shady spots under trees, a fountain or pool and inviting areas to sit make it easy to forget the hustle and bustle of the medina (the old town with its small but lively streets). Many riads also have a roof terrace, some with spectacular views over the city. A must when you are in Morocco!

Here are some recommendations for riads:

Tip 2: Book a guided tour

The cities in Morocco have a lot to offer. From beautiful architecture and lively markets to excursions into nature outside the city. How about a Marrakech Medina Tour? Spend a day exploring a World Heritage-listed medina and enjoy fresh seafood straight from the Atlantic Ocean. Whether you opt for a city tour or want to explore the place on your own, we strongly recommend booking a guide who will show you the best places and answer your questions.

If you are interested in a private tour, please get in touch with us and we will connect you with our contact Mounir Tazi from Marrakech, who will be happy to help you. Mounir can also arrange a private shuttle for you.

Tip 3: Escape the hustle and bustle in a quiet park

When things get too hectic in the medina and you need a break, the city of Marrakech offers wonderful retreats. One of them is Le Jardin Secret.

Le Jardin Secret is a tranquil oasis in a Riad with Arab-Andalusian architecture. Led by designer Tom Stuart-Smith, this private garden merges two botanical areas in urban Marrakesh. It features a global collection in the Exotic Garden and a Quran-inspired paradise in the Islamic Garden. The garden is nourished by a spring, which also powers the hammam (a public bathing facility) and kitchens, with parts of the ancient khettara irrigation system still visible.

More parks and quiet spots: The 8 best parks in Marrakesh

If you want to spend a few more days in Morocco: Let us know and connect with the other CIOmovers! And as always: Please contact us if you need more information on your stay in Morocco.