Cheap Holidays to Marrakech Help You Visit Intriguing Placesby Amanda Sutcliffe Travel Deals
Marrakech is one of the largest cities in the Kingdom of Morocco. Although the Berber farmers have lived in this region since the Neolithic period, this city was officially founded in the 11th century by Abu Bakr ibn Umar, who was the cousin of the Almoravid king, Yusuf ibn Tashfin. It grew rapidly in the years that followed and became a hub of cultural, trading, and religious activities of the sub-Saharan and Maghreb region. Marrakech fell into a period of decline after the death of the caliph, Abu Yaqub Yusuf al-Mustansir, in 1224. However, it regained its prominence during the rule of the wealthy Saadian dynasty in the early 16th century.
Winter from December to February is characterised by hot daytime temperatures, which fall considerably during the night. As discounts are rarely offered on room rates by the hotels in this season, you must book at least two months in advance if you're planning your visit in winter. If you wish to enjoy extremely pleasant daytime temperatures and the delightful sights of blossoms in the valleys, be in this Moroccan city during spring between March and May. Summer from June to August is extremely hot in this city and it is visited by massive crowds of tourists. If you wish to enjoy cheap holidays to Marrakech, visit during the autumn season between September and November.
Among the attractions worth visiting in Marrakech is its old quarter known as 'Medina'. It comprises narrow alleyways that take you through some amazing sights, scents, and sounds. You'll also get to explore some traditional markets or 'souks' in this district of the city. A large square at the entrance to this district is equally charming and has a special place in the life of the locals. It is a hub of vibrant stalls and some entertaining performers, such as musicians and snake charmers. Majorelle Gardens is yet another fantastic place worth exploring, as it is home to tropical gardens full of ferns, palms, and cacti.
One of the most thrilling outdoor activities you'll get to enjoy during your time spent in Marrakech is a hot-air balloon flight over the countryside and the Atlas Mountains. The entire tour includes hotel pick-ups and drop-offs as well as a post-flight breakfast in a Berber tent. Another adventure you can indulge in is a half-day quad biking experience. This guided expedition takes you through some fabulous sights, including desert areas, forests, Berber villages, and fruit groves. You can also try a camel ride to the sandy palm oasis that surrounds the city.
Your holiday in this city would allow you to savour some of the mouth-watering dishes from the Moroccan cuisine. Among them is the Harira Soup, which is enjoyed particularly during breakfast. It is prepared using chickpeas, lentils, meat, tomato, and spices. You'll also get to taste different types of kebabs while getting around in the city. Don't forget to have the famous Moroccan delicacy called 'Tanjia'. It is prepared using pieces of lamb roasted along with spices, preserved lemon, olive oil, and aged butter in a Moroccan clay pot the dish has derived its name from.
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