Things to do in Marrakech
You can start out by looking at our Marrakech landing page www.riadreviews.com/cities/Boutique_Hotels_the_Riads_of_Marrakesh.html. Scroll down below the riad profiles. Then check out what others have said about Morocco and Marrakech on our blog site: www.riadreviews.com/blog/category/marrakesh. Also, from your riad, you will be able to walk to great places and walk to other beautiful gardens in and around the medina. You are in for a great treat!
The three most popular excursions tourists do out of Marrakech are:
1) An overnight beber tent experience in the Sahara Desert. You take a breathtaking drive up through the mid and high Atlas Mountains, stop at the most famous Kasbah in Morocco (Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou) and have lunch in Quarzazate. According to some websites, Morocco has the largest filming studio in the world just 8 Km outside of Quarzazate. Here is a link to it as well. Most Hollywood films have their desert scenes filmed here: www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1014323. You can go on to spend the night in a Berber tent in the desert either one days trip from Marrakech or Fes. The accommodations are modest and here is a video and more information about the trip from Marrakech: www.riadreviews.com/cities/Zagora_Hotels_Riads/desert-tour.html Here is the profile of the trip from Fes: www.riadreviews.com/cities/Riad_Hotels_in_Fes_Morocco/merzougha-desert-tour1.html
2) A beach trip to Essaouira. This is a two hours bus trip to the coast to the quaint beach town of Essaouira made famous from famous American music artists. You can get more info on this city here: www.essaouiramorocco.org/
3) We can arrange ½ day or full day excursions from Marrakech to places like the Ourika Valley:www.marrakech-cityguide.com/en/sightseeing/surroundings/vallee-de-l-ourika.shtml, or the Cascades de Ozoud:www.ouzoud.com/en/360/cascades/index.html.
NEW: A new Accro-park (outdoor center) just 45 minutes outside of Marrakech with various accomodations, zip lines, high/medium/low ropes courses, hiking, bike rentals, pool and an amazing kids play area. We toured this facility and did the zip lines and have been very impressed at the professional quality of this facility: www.terresdamanar.com