• My Girly Guide for 5 Days in Marrakesh

My Girly Guide for 5 Days in Marrakesh

I seriously hope you’ve been inspired by my Moroccan coverage and are considering a visit. I am now going to share how you can spend 5 days in Marrakesh with the cutest boutique hotels, best food, entertainment, tour companies, and of course shopping hotspots.

5 days in marrakesh

5 days in marrakesh

2 week morocco itinerary

5 Days in Marrakesh, Girly Girl Style!

Day 1 Marrakesh

Check into the beautiful boutique hotel in the medina, El Fenn. Ask them to collect you at the airport to save the hassle. Today you’re going to get acquainted with the center of the medina. The location of this Riad (Moroccan style hotel) is idyllic. You can’t beat it. Check out my review of El Fenn here.

El Fenn Hotel Review, Marrakesh

Do some light shopping but don’t buy yet. Just check on prices and get used to how the haggling here is.

Go to dinner at La Mamounia and explore the hotel a little bit. It’s one of the most famous in the world. If you want something less fancy and a little bit traditional, get a proper Moroccan feast at Dar Yacout.

Day 2 Marrakesh

El Fenn’s breakfast is phenomenal so don’t sleep in too late.

5 days in marrakesh

Today is the REAL shopping day and sightseeing day. It’s best to do it while you have all your energy.

5 days in marrakesh

I went with Boutique Souk who is a bespoke tour company. I gave them a list of things I was interested in seeing and shopping for and they set up the perfect day.

5 days in marrakesh

5 days in marrakesh

5 days in marrakesh

Check out the YSL garden, Majorelle Garden. If you’re into gardens this will be awesome. It’s also a memorial for YSL himself. Not going to lie, I found it a little boring but then I’m not into gardening.

Have lunch at Nomad. This is a very famous restaurant in the medina. The food is very tasty although service was slow. The view is fantastic, though!

5 days in marrakesh

5 days in marrakesh

5 days in marrakesh

5 days in marrakesh

5 days in marrakesh

5 days in marrakesh

Enjoy dinner and belly dancing shows at Comptoir Darna. The food and booze here are wonderful! You have to get the mezze which was so over the top. The desserts are the best!

5 days in marrakesh

5 days in marrakesh

If you’re up for more drinks and some interesting shows, go across the street to Lotus where they have shows every 20 minutes. The dancers were foreigners and the songs were Western. It’s not Moroccan but is very sassy.

5 days in marrakesh

Day 3 Marrakesh

Check out of El Fenn and go to your next hotel: Les Cinq Djellabas. This is 20 minutes outside the city. I LOVE this hotel. It’s famous for being so well-designed. I wrote a review here.

Les Cinq Djellabas Review, Marrakesh

Spend a day relaxing having a pool and spa day at Royal Palm Marrakesh. You can have lunch here at one of their restaurants. Go early for a 10 am massage and try not to stay past 4 that way you can get back and into the medina and shop before the evening activities.

5 days in marrakesh

5 days in marrakesh

5 days in marrakesh

5 days in marrakesh

5 days in marrakesh

5 days in marrakesh

Take an evening Marrakesh food tour. The company I used was perfect and I wrote about what the tour entails here.

Foods to Try in Morocco

Day 4 Marrakesh

Wake up for a huge breakfast outside your hut at Les Cinq Djellabas. Have the folks from Scarabeo Desert Camp Marrakesh (post coming soon) pick you up and take you the 30 minutes to their luxury desert camp. Spend the day there riding 4-wheelers, riding camels, and even riding a donkey if you feel so inclined.

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Moroccan Desert Experience Closer to Marrakesh

This luxury “glamping” spot is perfect if you have more time to spend a night and see the desert stars. With 5 days it’s cool to make a day trip.

Have into town for dinner at Le Foundouk in the medina. It’s on the other side of town which is a nice area to look around in so you can ask to be dropped off early. The restaurant is owned by the hotel and they can arrange the transport. It’s not easy finding things in the medina, so they will take you to the door or especially at night, you’ll get lost. Food here is worth the car ride!

5 days in marrakesh

5 days in marrakesh

Day 5 Marrakesh

Spend your last day actually enjoying the pool and grounds at Les Cinq Djellabas. It’s an incredible property. For me, the medinas get tiring and being outside relaxing in a Moroccan style property with that architecture was one of the best parts of the trip.

Les Cinq Djellabas Review, Marrakesh

There we have it, this is how I spent 5 days in Marrakesh! I was in Fes before and Chefchaouen where a lot of shopping happened. I actually ended up staying an extra night in Marrakesh at Riad Star which was great and did some more shopping, nothing crazy! Enjoy your trip.

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About the Author:

Rachel Jones left a career in nursing to live on the beaches of Goa, India almost four years ago where she is now a travel writer. Her website gives advice on the 35+ countries she's been to but has become the go-to site for India travel, focusing on offbeat places & “glamorous travel”. Hippie in Heels has been featured in ELLE magazine, Tripadvisor, and Thomas Cook. Her blog is one of the top 50 travel blogs in the world based on traffic. She also enjoys writing for BravoTV.

4 Comments

  1. Arianwen February 2, 2017 at 5:55 am - Reply

    I went to Marrakesh for a pre-Christmas shopping trip a few years ago. It was perfect for picking up little trinkets. Getting everything home on a budget airline wasn’t so easy though!

    • Rachel Jones February 4, 2017 at 3:05 pm - Reply

      Yep, dealt with the same and had to pay for extra luggage hehe

  2. Caroline November 30, 2017 at 3:01 am - Reply

    This was painful to read.

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