Marrakesh Tourism

Fondly known as the land of Gods, this city of Morocco will astonish you with its captivating lovely snow-capped Atlas Mountains, the poise of the old historic city and the bewildering Sahara Desert. The diversity on this place is what makes it a desirable destination for the tourists from all over the world. The city has a perfect intermingling of the old and new which makes it a holiday spot for all.  This past meets present city will enthrall you!

Essential travel information and Marrakesh tips for your visit

Do’s

  • The taxi drivers may rip you off and there’s a possibility that they might even charge you for your luggage which is not necessary, make sure you predefine the fare.
  • When hiring a guide, check the official badge given by the local tourism authorities.
  • Theft is common so take care of your baggages and valuables. Also, never let the waiter enter your room while ordering room service.
  • The tap water might not always be suitable for drinking so always order mineral water, especially at the small eateries. Also, ask for un-iced drinks as the ice can be of tap water.
  • Stay away from drugging, especially while travel alone. If in any trouble, contact the local police authorities ASAP.

Don’ts

  • Don’t let any strangers carry your luggage as they may appear like a bell-boy but can simply run away with your belongings.
  • Do not seek help of over enthusiastic locals who may seem friendly to show you around as they may demand for the same later on.
  • Do not get yourself a Henna tattoo without testifying the quality. It may result into skin damage or allergic reactions. Also, be firm you don’t want the tattoo as some vendors will forcibly start drawing in your hand saying it is for free and then demand money. These vendors often work in a gang and can be dangerous.
  • Do not let your taxi driver, vendor or guide know that you are visiting for the first time. Always say you have relatives or friends in Casablanca. The moment they find out you are new to the place, the more they will rip you off with fake deals.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Marrakesh

  • Know the pollution level of Marrakesh before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 73.86 (High)
    • Water Pollution 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 55.26 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 46.05 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 68.06 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 61.9 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 47.37 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Marrakesh for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Marrakesh.

    • Burglary and Theft 41.07 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 51.79 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 33.93 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 55.36 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 44.23 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 40.38 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 39.29 (Low)
    • Drug offense 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 60.71 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 41.07 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 26.79 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 46.43 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Marrakesh is 104.77 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 54.69 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 83.43 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 73.81 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 15 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 39.56 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 17.59 (Very Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.9 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 37.87 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Marrakesh

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.85 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.16 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 68.49 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 33.37 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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