Originating from the words mur (n) akush, meaning “Land of God”, Marrakesh is the third largest city of Morocco. Lying at the foothills of the wondrous peaks of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, Marrakesh is the most visited city of the whole kingdom. Known as the “Red City”, the burg is a colorful, continual hive of activity. This region is comprised of both the historical city and the European modern city, giving visitors a taste of every different aspect of Morocco. Whether you are looking to shop, or wanting to dive right into the vivid culture, Marrakesh offers souks, magnificent Kasbahs and the highest mountain peak in North Africa, the Jebel Toubkal (4167 m).