2 Days in Marrakesh: What (Not) to Do

2 Days in Marrakesh: What (Not) to Do

My final Morocco travel guide focuses on one of, if not the, most popular tourist destination in Morocco: Marrakesh.  This happened to be the final stop of our road trip, and the place we ended up spending the most time, so as you can imagine we got a whole lot done… Here’s a quick little breakdown:

 

Quad Lac et Desert (Quad Biking)

I wasn’t sure how I felt about quad biking, but I can hands down say it was my favourite thing I did in Morocco.  Our excursion took us through the rocky dessert and a Berber village, in which we were able to go into one of the houses and stop for rose biscuits and Moroccan tea.  Quad Lac et Desert were a fantastic company that picked us up from our hotel, drove us to their destination, set us up on the bikes and took us on the tour.  The leader was absolutely lovely and let us stop for pictures in the dessert (You gotta get those good views), as well as making sure that everyone was okay.  Cannot recommend quad biking, and the company enough as it was truly one of the best experiences I’ve had.

Final Comment: If you’re gonna do one thing, have it be this.

Rating: 10/10

 

Ladies Night at Theatro

If you’re a big clubbing person and you happen to be a female, Theatro is the place to be on a Tuesday night for one very important reason: Ladies night.  Not only do us lovely ladies get free entry, but we’re also lucky enough to receive unlimited free drinks for the night!  If that wasn’t enough, Theatro is far from any old club night, and at around 2am you’re met with people on stilts, people in costumes, a big perormance on stage, lights and multiple confetti drops; it really is a whole spectacle.  One massive downside for me, however, is that you’re able to smoke inside in Morocco, and people smoke a whole lot in clubs.  The smoking in the confined area really messed with my breathing and kind of put a damper on the night for me (My exhaustion didn’t help), but if this isn’t an issue for you, I could say that objectively it is a really fun night!

Final Comment: Keep in mind, I actually really don’t like clubbing on holiday.

Rating: 4/10

 

Buddah Bar

Buddah bar is an Asian fusion restaurant in Marrakesh, with an insanely beautiful interior and live performances as you eat.  I have to say, I’ve never been the biggest fan of live performances as I eat, as I believe that restaurants are better when you can sit and chat with your friends, but it was pretty good!  The dancers were really good and the singers had real talent!  The meal was tasty, as was my cocktail (I think I had beef in black bean sauce, if I recall correctly), but I have to say it probably wasn’t worth the money I paid… It was essentially £18 for some rice and beef.

Final Comment: Good entertainment, great food… But bit pricey

Rating: 5/10

 

Jamaa El Fna

This area is a square in Marrakesh that seems to attract a lot of tourists, and I can see why as it is rife with sellers and snake charmers and monkeys… The whole lot.  However, in all honesty I (and my Moroccan friend) would advise you stear clear of it during the day… People sniff out tourists and you tend to get hounded and conned into spending money you otherwise wouldn’t.  However, I didn’t go at night but my friend said that the evenings are gorgeous and full of food stands and entertainment.

Final Comment: I can only give it a rating for during the day, but I advise you go at night.

Rating: 3/10

 

Majorelle Garden

Whether you love plants, or are just looking for somewhere cute to take photos, this garden is the place for you.  It’s just… Beautiful.  Walk around, take in the plants and the exterior and just treat yourself to some peaceful enjoyment.  Also, the outdoor cafe is beautiful and a great place to just sit and relax for a bit.

Final Comment: The lemonade in the cafe is absolutely amazing, strongly recommend.

Rating: 8/10

 

Camel Riding in La Palmeraie parc

I couldn’t not go to Morocco and ride a camel… I mean, come on.  Camels are honestly a lot bumpier than I envisioned (YES I know they have humps, but that doesn’t mean I assumed they’d be a bumpy ride), but I still enjoyed taking in the sites and I had a cute little bond with my camel.  The traditional outfits that they dress you in are incredibly cooling, and really add to the experience, and the place that we went to happened to be a really old park that has stayed the way it was, meaning we were able to take in the nature and wild palm trees.

Final Comment: Wear trousers

Rating: 9/10

 

Comptoir Darna Restaurant

Breathtaking interiors seem to be a common theme throughout Moroccan restaurants, and I learnt this as I was met with the grand staircase and mood lighting upon entering.  The food was absolutely delicious; I’d had quite a few tagines during my time in Morocco, but this one was the most tender of them all.  As I said earlier, I’m not a massive fan of live performances in restaurants, but this one was truly enjoyable.  I was able to watch in awe as belly dancers scattered across the restaurant, inviting (but not pestering, don’t worry) others to get up and join them.  It was a lovely end to the trip, and I’d say that this meal was most definitely worth it.

Final Comment: I had the sweet and savoury tagine (The one with the figs), and I have concluded that this is my all time favourite tagine.

Rating: 8/10

 

And there you go, the end to my travel posts about Morocco!  The trip itself was absolutely amazing, and if you would like visual representations of the trip, there’s a whole vlog dedicated to Marrakesh alone on my Youtube channel here.

Which of these places appeal to you the most?  Let me know in the comments,

Lots of love,

Jas xx

 

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10 Comments

  1. July 26, 2018 / 2:28 pm

    oh my god I bet Marrakesh is so pretty! I recently went Quad Biking in Center Parcs and I loved it too, it is so fun isn’t it! I can’t wait to do it again. Majorelle Garden sounds so pretty, I think I would enjoy that the most (after quad biking) xx

  2. July 26, 2018 / 3:58 pm

    It looks like it was SO much fun! You’ve inspired me to visit someday!

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      July 28, 2018 / 4:15 pm

      Yayyyy, hope you enjoy it!
      Jas xx

  3. abbiejadewanders
    July 27, 2018 / 9:05 pm

    I have never been to Marrakesh, it looks like you had a great time! Thanks for sharing x

    abbiejadewanders.co.uk

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      July 28, 2018 / 4:15 pm

      Thank you, I really did!
      Jas xx

  4. July 27, 2018 / 9:50 pm

    Marrakesh is somewhere I’d love to visit! Quad biking sounds amazing, I did it a few years ago in Egypt and it’s such a brilliant experience. I’d love the visit the square, in photos it all looks so vibrant and beautiful although the snake charmers sound very intimidating! Thanks for sharing your tips Jasmin <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      July 28, 2018 / 4:26 pm

      No problem, I’m glad you liked the tips! You should definitely check out the square, but make sure to do it at night!
      Jas xx

  5. August 8, 2018 / 9:47 pm

    I’m actually sat writing about my Marrakech experience right now! My wife and I had a pretty rough time while we were there. There are some absolutely stunning sights, but there’s definitely a scary underbelly. Great post, Jasmine 😁

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      August 8, 2018 / 9:49 pm

      Ooooo can’t wait to see your post on it! Yeah, I think I was very lucky in the fact that my friend lives in Morocco and knew where to go/where not to go.

      Jas xx

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