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Top Marrakech Tips - Your Insider Tips for Marrakech

  • Stunning gardens, market smarts and getting lost in the medina...soak up the Marrakech experience! We asked you over on our Facebook page for your top Marrakech tips. Here's what you told us...





    Try the food at the market

    Marco Meier says:

    Just go to the main square and hang out there for a while; it’s the coolest place to be at. Enjoy some excellent freshly squeezed orange juice and local food while people-watching!

    Maria Pia Chaparro Castagnola says:

    Try the orange juice at Djemaa el Fna. Also the food and tea! They’re delicious.

    Daisy Sandoval says:

    The food in the square is amazing and every morning buy fresh-squeezed orange juice.

    Mike Dubinin says:

    If you order a goat’s head make sure that they slice it up for you before it's served.



    Haggle, haggle and haggle some more

    Liz de Oliveira says:

    Only offer a quarter or less of the first price!

    Travis Whykes says:

    Decide what you're prepared to pay for it. Offer half of that then work your way up.

    Javi Gutierrez says:

    Use dark sunglasses while walking through the market in that way you can watch without being ask to buy every little thing you stare at... don't do eye contact with any seller if you don't want to spend 15 minutes trying to get rid of the sellers, guides, street-performers...

    Mariana Cru says:

    Don't be shy to bargain!

    Younes Errami Diwane says:

    I would recommend getting maps and useful info from "office du tourisme" near the main square. Also, never feel shy to bargain; it’s a common habit in here. Another thing is that when discussing the prices in any shop, make sure you and the shop keeper are talking about the same currency (100MAD is not even close to 100 dollars or Euros).



    Visit the Jardin Majorelle

    Vika Lekh says:

    Spend a couple of hours in the shadow of the Majorelle's garden...

    Mohamed Reda Mahmoud says:

    Majorelle.

    Heather Byers says:

    Top tip would be to visit Jardin Majorelle, home of Yves Saint Laurent; it's stunning.



    Get lost in the medina

    Ola Zmarz says:

    Apparently a good map of medina comes in handy.

    Vitor Oliveira says:

    My top tip for Marrakech is to wander off up and down in the Medina but never, never ever ask for directions or help from locals (especially children)!

    James Bailie says:

    I'm there right now! No map can show the medina; just get lost!

    Carmine Fattore says:

    Don’t be afraid to venture down the souks. Goods get cheaper the further you get away from main square.

    Joao Albuquerque Carreiras says:

    Get lost in the Medina oriented by the scents while trying to find the best mint tea.



    Take a day trip out of the city

    Sarah Weber says:

    Ouzoud waterfalls! Looks like magic if water could be.

    Heitor Bonfim says:

    Desert camping for sure!

    Scott Murphy says:

    Take a day trip out to Cascades d'ouzoude (or preferably stay the night) to escape the heat.

    Alexandra Nobre says:

    Don't miss the tanneries!



    Getting around

    Elly Shopova says:

    Don't go in a taxi with fixed price. Ask always for the meter. If they don't want to use it - better don't go. Public bus from Marrakesh airport is pretty good and goes to most of main parts of the city. Absolutely reliable.



    Get the most out of the city

    María Fernanda Mettini says:

    Stay at a riad in the old city.

    Ingrid Christensen says:

    Go to the public "Hamman"; think its ladies in the afternoon! For an awesome experience!

    Susan Kilner says:

    Learn a few Berber phrases - The Lonely Planet Moroccan phrase book is a good one to choose. Found that saying ‘Hello/please and Thank You’ got me reduced taxi fares.



    And that's not all... You can find even more great tips from our Facebook fans here and here. Hopefully these top Marrakech tips will help you make to most of your visit to Marrakech.


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  • Stunning gardens, market smarts and getting lost in the medina...soak up the Marrakech experience! We asked you over on our Facebook page for your top Marrakech tips. Here's what you told us...





    Try the food at the market

    Marco Meier says:

    Just go to the main square and hang out there for a while; it’s the coolest place to be at. Enjoy some excellent freshly squeezed orange juice and local food while people-watching!

    Maria Pia Chaparro Castagnola says:

    Try the orange juice at Djemaa el Fna. Also the food and tea! They’re delicious.

    Daisy Sandoval says:

    The food in the square is amazing and every morning buy fresh-squeezed orange juice.

    Mike Dubinin says:

    If you order a goat’s head make sure that they slice it up for you before it's served.



    Haggle, haggle and haggle some more

    Liz de Oliveira says:

    Only offer a quarter or less of the first price!

    Travis Whykes says:

    Decide what you're prepared to pay for it. Offer half of that then work your way up.

    Javi Gutierrez says:

    Use dark sunglasses while walking through the market in that way you can watch without being ask to buy every little thing you stare at... don't do eye contact with any seller if you don't want to spend 15 minutes trying to get rid of the sellers, guides, street-performers...

    Mariana Cru says:

    Don't be shy to bargain!

    Younes Errami Diwane says:

    I would recommend getting maps and useful info from "office du tourisme" near the main square. Also, never feel shy to bargain; it’s a common habit in here. Another thing is that when discussing the prices in any shop, make sure you and the shop keeper are talking about the same currency (100MAD is not even close to 100 dollars or Euros).



    Visit the Jardin Majorelle

    Vika Lekh says:

    Spend a couple of hours in the shadow of the Majorelle's garden...

    Mohamed Reda Mahmoud says:

    Majorelle.

    Heather Byers says:

    Top tip would be to visit Jardin Majorelle, home of Yves Saint Laurent; it's stunning.



    Get lost in the medina

    Ola Zmarz says:

    Apparently a good map of medina comes in handy.

    Vitor Oliveira says:

    My top tip for Marrakech is to wander off up and down in the Medina but never, never ever ask for directions or help from locals (especially children)!

    James Bailie says:

    I'm there right now! No map can show the medina; just get lost!

    Carmine Fattore says:

    Don’t be afraid to venture down the souks. Goods get cheaper the further you get away from main square.

    Joao Albuquerque Carreiras says:

    Get lost in the Medina oriented by the scents while trying to find the best mint tea.



    Take a day trip out of the city

    Sarah Weber says:

    Ouzoud waterfalls! Looks like magic if water could be.

    Heitor Bonfim says:

    Desert camping for sure!

    Scott Murphy says:

    Take a day trip out to Cascades d'ouzoude (or preferably stay the night) to escape the heat.

    Alexandra Nobre says:

    Don't miss the tanneries!



    Getting around

    Elly Shopova says:

    Don't go in a taxi with fixed price. Ask always for the meter. If they don't want to use it - better don't go. Public bus from Marrakesh airport is pretty good and goes to most of main parts of the city. Absolutely reliable.



    Get the most out of the city

    María Fernanda Mettini says:

    Stay at a riad in the old city.

    Ingrid Christensen says:

    Go to the public "Hamman"; think its ladies in the afternoon! For an awesome experience!

    Susan Kilner says:

    Learn a few Berber phrases - The Lonely Planet Moroccan phrase book is a good one to choose. Found that saying ‘Hello/please and Thank You’ got me reduced taxi fares.



    And that's not all... You can find even more great tips from our Facebook fans here and here. Hopefully these top Marrakech tips will help you make to most of your visit to Marrakech.


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