Activities in Marrakech
When mountains and desert are one !
Marrakech, also known as the "Gateway to the Desert" and "Red City", is one of the largest cities in the Maghreb. This Western Morocco city is located in the fertile plain of Haouz, at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, and 250 km from the Atlantic Ocean.
Just a few minutes by foot from the famous place Djemaa el-Fna, Riad Dar Nejma is at the heart of the authentic old city "Medina". Besides the « souks », you will have the opportunity to visit many historical monuments close to the Riad such as the Bahia Palace and the Saadian tombs.
All along your stay you will discover the one thousand and one wonders that hide in the souks of Marrakech
Relaxation, traditions and visits await you in Morocco. During your stay at Riad Dar Nejma take time to discover all the activities of the region.
Sights and attractions : Visit the touristic and natural sites in Marrakech
Place Djamâa El Fna : is classified as a cultural monument by UNESCO. It has been a permanent show for 1000 years.
The Saadian tombs (XVI century): sumptuous examples of Moorish decorative art.
Koutoubia Mosque: a religious building built in the twelfth century. It is representative of the art of Almohades.
Bahia Palace: a masterpiece of Moroccan architecture which dates back to the late nineteenth century, like most of the Arab-Andalusian palaces. It contains beautiful gardens and lovely patios
Majorelle Garden: a tourist botanical garden of the French painter Jacques Majorelle, created in 1931. It belongs to Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé since 1980.
The souks of Marrakech : the famous market where talented artisans sell crafts products.
The palm grove of Marrakech spread over an area of 12 000 hectares and with over 100,000 palm trees that date back to the 11th century.
In the Ourika Valley Nfis and the site cascades of Setti Fadma you will see beautiful sceneries and rivers that descend from the High Atlas, full of freshness
Asni village : is located 1150 meters above sea level , at the Toubkal feet. It is surrounded by olive and almond trees.
The Toubkal National Park located 70 km from Marrakech is home to North Africa's highest peaks. The main peaks are Ouenkrim (4089 m), Toubkal (4167 m) and Tich.
The city of Essaouira (250 km) is a beautiful old Portuguese city, located on a rocky peninsula that exposes the winds and the waves, characterized by its immense sandy beaches.
Sport activities close to Riad Dar Nejma
Hiking: on foot, bike or camel in Marrakech. Quad 25 km from Marrakech. Horse riding in the Atlas.
Mountain sports and aquatic facilities nearby
Alpine skiing in winter at the station Oukaïmeden, the highest in all of Africa and most equipped in Morocco. It is located 70 km from the city of Marrakech at 3273 meters of altitude.
Events all along the year in Marrakech
Marrakech Marathon in January.
Popular Arts Festival of Marrakech and Samaa sacred music festival in the month of July.
International Film Festival of Marrakech: annual event in early December
Grand Prix Marrakech, car racing. It is the third stage of the World Touring Car Championship.
Contemporary Dance Festival of Marrakech in January.