Morocco has a lot to offer and you need at least a couple of weeks to see the majority of it. I had a chance to visit three places and hope to add more in the future. Below you will find guides and articles on Atlas Mountains and Essaouira – two great places that can be easily and quickly reached from Marrakech.
Morocco is a very popular destination and Marrakesh is one of those places, which is still beautiful and atmospheric, but mass tourism has changed it so much that you cannot really tell whether what you see is authentic, or has been adjusted to the needs of those that come to visit. You will love the city and you will be amazed by its narrow and small streets, but from time to time you will wonder if this is how the locals truly live. The trip to the Atlas Mountains may give you a better idea of the reality in Morocco and will allow you to relax in stunning scenery, but only if you choose a tour that will take you to off the beaten path destinations. When you’re in Marrakesh it’s nearly impossible to find a tour operator that does that. Luckily, I have a great solution!
If you’re spending a couple of days in Marrakech and you finally get tired with the hustle and bustle, you can very easily get to Essaouira – a small coastal town. Here the cool breeze, blue skies, and laid back atmosphere will relax and calm you. It’s an amazing little place, which you will remember for a long time.