Many travellers have strong preferences when comparing Fes and Marrakech, but if the idea of teeming ancient commerce amongst memorable Islamic architecture excites, then this is the town for you to spend five days in. Well four, once you've allowed for
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Marrakech's busy market atmosphere welcomes tourists in, hoping to sell you something as well as charm you with ancient art and the mixing of old cultures. This holiday idea includes a trip to the Atlas Mountains.
Marrakech for the busy market culture, the Atlas Mountains for the remote scenery and traditional way of life and Essouira for the laid back atmosphere of this ancient, sandy coastline. You can see it all in ten days.
Just pick uo your hire car in Fes, and go on a ten day journey onto the cusp of the Sahara, then head up through the Atlas Mountains before dropping it off in Marrakech.
Marrakech is a city of colors – rows of brightly painted handmade trinkets line the markets, golds, browns and reds dominate the city’s delicious cuisine. All this painted against the blue and white backdrop of the High Altas Mountains.