Marrakech is such a beautiful and unique place to visit. There are so many picturesque moments everywhere you turn. Visiting Morocco was my first time visiting a third world country, and I have to say it was eye-opening; I truly loved learning about the culture and all its beauty. We stayed at the Royal Mansour and WOW it is insanely beautiful. Originally the king of Morocco built the Royal Mansour for his quests to stay when he would invite them to visit Moroco, and boy, does it show! Yes, this hotel is pricey, but it’s worth a visit, especially to the Michelin-star Moroccan restaurant. Ryan and I loved it so much we ate there twice! There are many more beautiful places to stay in Marrakesh that are much more affordable. I would recommend staying within walking distance from the markets and the main square, since that is where all the action is.
I highly recommend getting a guide (at least for the first day) to show you through the markets without getting lost. Also, having a guide is helpful so they can tell you where some of the good shops are since they tend to look the same, making it hard to tell.
You can truly wear whatever you like, but to respect the culture, women, I think it is best to wear covered clothes, meaning no crop tops or short shorts. Carry small purses that have a latch to close since pickpocketers are around looking for tourists. They are not aggressive or harmful, but they will secretly get you without you even noticing. It is good to just be aware of your surroundings.
Let me just state that this is a mission. Yes, it is a very cool experience and if you’re in Morocco, why wouldn’t you do it… but just be mentally prepared for a long journey ahead with most likely no shower. One night is the perfect amount to get the full experience!
We mixed it up a lot! We hiked the Atlas mountains, went quad riding, camel riding, took a cooking class, and walked around the markets multiple times!