Family activities in Marrakesh

Marrakesh is an unmissable destination for culture lovers, those with an adventurous streak and those who enjoy delving into exotic destinations. The city has a unique personality that will captivate little ones and grown-ups alike. If you want to explore Marrakesh with all the family, don’t forget that there is a wide range of activities on offer allowing both parents and children to enjoy an unforgettable stay. Read our list of activities to do with family and friends to enjoy Marrakesh to the maximum.

Horse-drawn carriage ride

A horse-drawn carriage ride is something that everyone should experience. This type of transport allows you to discover the famous Palmeraie in total comfort.

What’s more, the route is on the doorstep of all the markets. We recommend crossing the Palmeraie in a carriage up to the Hotel Palmeraie Golf Palace for an excursion that lasts around 2 hours.

Rates are around 200 dirhams per person and are negotiable. The majority of horse-drawn carriages can be found around Jemaa el Fna Square and the Koutoubia Mosque.

Visit a hammam

Originally frequented by the Moroccan upper classes, hammams are traditional bath houses inspired by Roman thermal baths.

Far more than just a place of physical purification, today hammams are important meeting places for residents of Marrakesh and are popular amongst locals and tourists alike.

For visitors to the city, hammams are a unique experience that allow you to relax and unwind, leaving behind the stress and troubles of day to day life.

Camel ride

Traditionally, Moroccans used camels as a method of transport. To experience the full exotic experience, taking a camel ride for two is an absolute must.

Both kids and adults will always remember such an experience. To reserve your camel ride, you simply have to head to the Palmeraie where you will easily find an excursion.

The price is approximately 100 dirhams per person and is open to negotiation, especially for groups.

Discover Marrakesh’s souks

Moroccan souks are a real must-see when you’re in Marrakesh. Here you’ll find everything from local crafts to street artists and snake-charmers.

It’s the perfect place to find affordable Moroccan souvenirs or purchase fragrant oriental spices. The local vendors are insistent to say the least but are likeable and form part of the experience.

Don’t hesitate to negotiate for all your purchases – it’s all part of the fun and will give you a taste of what it’s like to live as a local.