As many in the Going Global community know, this platform is based upon our TV Series Going Global and as such our Editors and Crew have had the please of exploring and filming over 105 countries around the world. After all those trips a few locations still stand out. Marrakech in Morocco is definitely one of them so we’re glad the city is getting the international recognition it deserves.
Each year, TripAdvisor.com announces the top travel destinations to visit, and this list makes it easier for travelers to learn about destinations that have already provided memorable vacation experiences for many. Marrakech, Morocco is at the top of the list this year. While there are an almost endless number of reasons why you may want to consider a trip to Marrakech this year, there are three main reasons why TripAdvisor.com has made this the people’s choice as the top travel destination in the world this year.
Incredible Attractions to Explore
Marrakech is a city that is bustling with activity and that is located in a unique location between the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Dessert. Centuries of history have molded and shaped the landscape, and there are dozens of incredible museums, shops, landmarks and other attractions that you will want to explore while in Marrakech. Some of the top attractions that you may want to place at the top of your list of places to go include Jardin Majorelle, the Ecomusee Berbere, the Medina of Marrakech, the Kasbah Mosque, the Saadian Tombs and El Badi Palace. Each of these and other attractions provide you with a different insight on local culture and history, so take time to learn about these and other attractions in the area before you finalize your travel plans.
Marrakech is a destination that is infused with a romantic, magical ambiance, and you may find yourself breathless and captivated by the beauty of the area throughout your vacation. Inside the heart of the city, historic architecture will surround you. This architecture is set off by typically brilliant blue skies and the warm hues of the surrounding desert landscape. The nearby Atlas Mountains can be explored over the course of several days or more, and there are many gorgeous landscapes in the mountains and wonderful viewpoints of the city from the mountains as well. There are also scenic valleys located in the low-lying areas between the mountains that are generally fertile, scenic and filled with wildlife.
While some travelers will be happy to explore the markets, museums, restaurants and more in the city, others may have adventure in mind for their Marrakech vacation. Marrakech is ideal for adventure-minded travelers, and there are many experiences that await. For example, you can plan a memorable hot air balloon ride on the outskirts of Marrakech, and this will give you wonderful views of the city, desert and mountains as well the unforgettable experience of being in a hot air balloon. There are also day tours and guided adventures that you can schedule, and many of these are in the Atlas Mountains. They include everything from guided hikes to overnight camping trips, skiing adventures, climbing excursions, four-wheel drive tours and more.