email@riadchameleon,com 59 Derb Foura, Zaouia Abbassia, Medina, Marrakech, Morocco


email@riadchameleon,com  59 Derb Foura, Zaouia Abbassia,  Medina, Marrakech

Marrakesh

Marrakech is described by Unesco as a living museum. See and experience it, roam the souks and discover hidden squares and markets. The smell of incense wafts across the streets as you meander through the souks and square.


We will provide you with a map and with detailed directions to and from the main square. We're also happy to personally guide you to your destinations, if required.


Part of the charm however is roaming freely and seeing what you discover. See skilled craftsmen making leather bags and shoes, or wooden kitchen equipment and children's toys. Find vast showrooms full of jaw-droppingly opulent treasures, behind tiny shops fronts.  Meander through the many many alleys and passages that make up the souks. And don't forget to haggle to get the best prices.


For your reassurance, we'll lend you a local mobile phone, in case you need to contact us at any time for advice or directions



The new section of Marrakech, Gueliz, sits side by side with the ancient Medina.  French influenced, there are pavement cafes, bars, modern shops, a theatre and many galleries. There are also numerous restaurants and a couple of night clubs


ATTRACTIONS IN MARRAKECH


Place Djemma-El-Fnaa

The main square comes alive at night. Hundreds of food stalls appear and the smoke rising from them creates a mystical atmosphere. You can eat well and cheaply. There are snake charmers, acrobats, musicians, henna tattoo artists and anything else you care to imagine. It's all interestingly chaotic.  If you take a photo, be prepared to pay. You can view the whole scene from the fine vantage point in the Cafe de France.


Bahia Palace and gardens

Beautiful extravagant palace with extensive gardens.


El Badi palace

A ruined palace from the 16th century. This is a lovely, peaceful, wide, open space, with storks nesting around the walls


Menara Gardens

Tranquil place with 16th century pavilion, lake and orange groves.


Medersa

14th century college, with amazing architecture.


Museum of Marrakech.

Set in an elegantly restored 19th century palace, by the Medersa.


Jardin De Majorelle

Amazingly tranquil gardens, which used to belong to Yves Saint Laurent, with plants from 5 continents and dazzling colour schemes. A dream come true for photographers and artists alike, the gardens also house a museum and cafe.


Koutoubia mosque.

12 century mosque next to the square. Non Muslims not allowed to enter, but it's a lovely walk around the outside.


Saadian tombs

Two main mausoleums consisting of 66 tombs inside and a further 100 outside. Lots of intricate carving and zelige.


Hot air balloon ride.

Fabulous memorable balloon flight across the plains with the Atlas mountains as the backdrop.  ( Would really recommend you do this on your next visit Jackie )


Camel Ride

Ride a camel through the palmerie on the outskirts of Marrakech. Great fun.


This is only a brief outline of what is available. There are many more sites and museums according to your interests.. Also there  are also many day or overnight trips available out of Marrakech.


Please ask. We can arrange these and many other trips for you.


Essaouria

Very relaxed seaside town. Lovely cafes with cheap seafood. Fascinating medina. Good for windsurfing but not for sitting on the beach.  Can be done in a day trip, but it's a great place for an overnight stop.


Atlas Mountains

Excellent walking and trekking from a couple of hours to a week.  Skiing in the winter. Check out the magical Kasbah de Toubkal. About 2 hours from Marrakech.


Ourika valley

Strenuous walk to seven waterfalls. Lots of places to eat. Only about an hour and a half away. ..

Bahia Palace

El Badi palace

Place Djemma-El-Fnaa

Menara

Jardin De Majorelle

Hot air baloon ride

Camel ride