Visiting a strange place does not have to be difficult, especially if your chosen destination is Morocco's befuddling imperial city of Marrakech. Traveling around Marrakech is like traveling through a different world. With so many magnificent attractions to see and hidden treasures to discover, it's no surprise that Marrakech was named one of the top three travel hotspots in a recent survey done by TripAdvisor.com's TravelCast. You could think you've seen the "greatest" sites, ones with historical value or genuine natural beauty. Expect a significant shift in perspective once you've experienced Marrakech's delights.
So, are you ready to discover for yourself why Marrakech, Morocco, is the new Paris, France, in terms of magnificent exoticism? Before you nod your head in agreement, it's a good idea to learn about the potential snags in your Marrakech trip and how to deal with them. Do not be alarmed; travel issues can be found in any trip, and Marrakech is no exception. To make the most of your first trip to Marrakech, arm yourself with the following information:
1. Greetings! how about your Dirhams?
It is recommended that you exchange your dollars or euros for Moroccan dirhams before you arrive. Money changers can be found in the Arrival Hall of Terminal 2 of Marrakech Airport. The exchange rates at the airport money changers may be slightly lower than the rates outside, so do the arithmetic and figure out how much money you're willing to part with.
Converting your foreign money to dirhams, on the other hand, will provide you with the greatest ease in your initial few hours in Marrakech. Travelers paying in other currencies are frequently overcharged by taxi drivers and stores. Some people may not accept it at all. Always keep your dirhams available during your Marrakech travels to avoid any potential difficulties.
2. Locating a Second Residence Home Sweet Home
Whether you're looking for a five-star hotel, a villa, or a Riad, keep these three basic steps in mind when selecting a place to stay. These are research, comparison, and booking.
Researching will offer you an idea of which Marrakech hotels, villas, or Riads have a high reputation for accommodation services. When you've finished probing, compare the services and rates on offer. Choose the lodging that you believe will best meet your needs and preferences from your choices. Allow yourself plenty of time to consider your options since once you reach the final stage, of booking, there is no turning back. You will either like or regret your decision.
3. Things To Do And Where To Go
The most enjoyable aspect of your trip to Marrakech will be seeing the city's many splendors. The list of Marrakech attractions is extensive, and there are numerous activities to choose from.
Majorelle Garden, Marrakech Museum, Djemma El Fna Square, and the Koutoubia mosque are among the places you should not miss. Enjoy these exciting activities to experience the uniqueness of Moroccan culture: shopping in the city souks for valuable Moroccan items, relaxing in the Hammam bath, participating in a yoga class (Marrakech is Morocco's yoga capital), and savoring delicious Moroccan dishes such as couscous, Bastilla, and, of course, the famous hot and sweet mint tea.