All in Marrakech

Beyond Marrakech: what to do in and around the Atlas Mountains

It's okay to admit it: the red city can get a bit crazy. Between the swarming taxis, packed streets and the never-ending bustle of the Medina, Marrakech is a lot to take in. Fortunately, the Atlas Mountains offer a nearby escape. From argan oil shops in the Ourika Valley to Aït Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the border of the Sahara Desert, there is lots to explore in Morocco's smaller towns. It's all just a road trip away, over the Tichka mountain pass and into the country side.

First time in Marrakech? 6 things to do on your trip

Headed to Morocco? Lucky you! Marrakech is an incredibly vibrant, colourful and busy tourist-friendly city, with an intriguing mix of influences and traditions and amazing food. From navigating the souks (markets) of the Medina, to the palaces, ancient tombs and the Atlas Mountains, there's a lot to do in Marrakech. Here are some tips and favourite finds (from restaurants to cultural attractions) to get you started on your Moroccan holiday.