Should it happen that you travel to Morocco for work or for other reasons and you only have 3 days to fly back home and you wonder what you can see in 3 days in Morocco? Here are things that may interest you to do in a short time.
Morocco is located just a few kilometers from the Spanish coast, Morocco is known not only for its Sahara desert, but also for its beautiful old medinas, delicacies, ancient architecture, and extraordinary landscapes. Therefore, the tourism industry in the kingdom of Morocco is constantly growing every year, with millions of tourists from all over the world spending days, weeks, and even months in this country. Well, we can’t blame them for wanting to visit this hospitable country, especially as the weather in Morocco is great almost all year round, which is enough to attract many visitors.
What fun things can you see and do in Morocco in 3 days?
You will be amazed by some great tourist attractions that are really worth a visit and really a sight to behold. Aside from the local culture and traditions, you can relax with peace of mind during your trip. The most ideal well-known cultural spot for your short three-day trip is Marrakesh and the surrounding area. Since you are only in Marrakech for 3 days, you can at least get a taste of Morocco and try different activities, such as a visit to the highest waterfalls in North Africa. If it happens you travel to Morocco and want to know what can you see in 3 days, below we discuss the best thing you can do.
Things to do in Marrakech in one day
Discovering the city of Marrakech – City trip
The medina is the old part of Marrakech with small busy streets. You can enter this old town from the grandeur square of Djemma el-Fna, where you can see almost half of the locals congregating. In the evenings, people hang out with traditional musicians, open-air theaters, random acrobats, and snake charmers. Once you are in the medina you will feel like you are back in time in a different way. A visit to Marrakech’s medina is sure to be an experience full of colorful local life. The best time to visit Djemaa el-Fna square and the medina is after midday around 4:00 pm.
Of course, it is better to visit other attractions in the city in the morning, such as Jardin Majorelle. Jardin Majorelle is one of the most popular places in the city that can be visited (entry is not free). This is a 12-acre botanical garden considered to be an artist’s paradise. Jardin Majorelle was created by Jacques Majorelle, a French painter. Over time, the Botanical Garden was bought by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé in the 1980s and restored. The Jardin Majorelle has a small museum that focuses on Berber culture. “Since my arrival in Marrakech in 1966, I have remained fascinated by Berber art and culture.” -Pierre Bergé
Menara Gardens, Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace, and El Badi Palace are other great places worth visiting. You can also enjoy the Koutoubia mosque architecture from the outside, as the mosque is still used for worship, and non-Muslims are not allowed inside. The highlight of the Koutoubia Mosque minaret is the 70-meter-high tower which can be seen all over Marrakech. You can get a city map at your accommodation.
Try a traditional hammam
If you want to try the public steam bath in Marrakech, the traditional hammam is the best option for you. Hammams are made for the public, so expect to have to share them with other people. Scrubbing your body and taking a steam bath in a hammam is one way to open your eyes to the culture of that country.
Cook traditional and delicious Moroccan cuisine
The cuisines of Morocco are combinations of influences and these are Turkish cuisine, Arab Andalusian cuisine, Middle Eastern cuisine, French cuisine, and Berber cuisine. If you want to complete your trip by learning to cook Moroccan food you can make that happen and that’s through riads. Many riads give cooking classes in the city. Learning to cook Moroccan food is one way to get used to the culture that lives in the country.
Stretch your muscles by walking
In the 2 days, escape the hustle and bustle of Marrakech and discover the nearby spots. You can take a one-day trip to experience the surroundings of Marrakech, on the recent post I wrote about the day trips you can do in the Marrakech region. The only trips that I didn’t mention are the Agafay desert and climbing the Toubkal mountain.