Marrakech is a city that is steeped in history and culture, with a rich tapestry of sights and landmarks that have stood the test of time. For visitors looking to explore the city's heritage, a day trip visiting the most important landmarks is a must-do activity.
And what better place to start and end your day trip than Riad Enchanté, a luxury boutique hotel located in the heart of the Mouassine district, just steps away from the city's most famous historical sites?
Here is a perfect day trip itinerary visiting Marrakech's most important landmarks, starting and ending at Riad Enchanté:
9:00am - Begin your day with a delicious breakfast at Riad Enchanté's peaceful covered courtyard or on our terrace with its breathtaking view over the Atlas Mountains
, featuring traditional Moroccan pastries, fresh fruit, and a selection of teas and coffee.
10:00am - Head out to the Koutoubia Mosque, the largest mosque in Marrakech and one of the city's most iconic landmarks. Admire the intricate architecture and learn about the mosque's rich history.
11:00am - Take a short walk to the nearby Bahia Palace, a stunning example of Moroccan and Islamic architecture. Marvel at the intricate tilework, carved cedarwood ceilings, and stunning gardens.
12:30pm - Head to the Saadian Tombs, a series of mausoleums dating back to the 16th century that were rediscovered in the early 20th century after being sealed up for centuries. They contain the remains of members of the Saadian dynasty, which ruled Marrakech from 1554 to 1659.
2:00pm - After the Saadian Tombs, it's time for a break and a delicious lunch at one of Marrakech's famous restaurants. Riad Enchanté's staff can recommend a restaurant or make a reservation for you.
4:00pm - Continue your day trip by visiting the El Badi Palace, once a grand complex featuring 360 rooms, a large pool, and stunning gardens. Today, only the ruins remain, but they still offer a glimpse into the opulence and grandeur of the palace's heyday.
5:30pm - Wrap up your day trip with a visit to the Medersa Ben Youssef, an ancient Islamic school founded in the 14th century and considered one of the finest examples of Moroccan architecture. The intricate tilework and carved cedarwood ceilings are a testament to the skill of the craftsmen who built it.
7:00pm - After a long day of sightseeing, return to Riad Enchanté and relax in the peaceful courtyard or on the rooftop terrace, taking in views of the city and the nearby Atlas Mountains.
8:00pm - End your day with a delicious dinner at Riad Enchanté's rooftop terrace, featuring traditional Moroccan cuisine and an extensive wine list. Take in the views of the city at night and reflect on your perfect day trip exploring Marrakech's most important landmarks.
Staying at Riad Enchanté, you'll be perfectly situated to explore all of these landmarks and more. And after a long day of sightseeing, you can return to the riad's luxurious surroundings and unwind in the peaceful covered courtyard or on the rooftop terrace, taking in views of the city and the nearby Atlas Mountains.
With its prime location, world-class amenities, and attentive staff, Riad Enchanté is the perfect base from which to explore the historical landmarks of Marrakech. Book your stay today and experience the magic of this vibrant city for yourself.