Outside on the street, we hailed a horse and driver and rode to the Jmaa El Fnaa. We still had a few coins left and were determined to spend them all. We discussed how to do it. More tea?A leather wallet?A snake-charming show?There were endless possibilities. That was the beauty of Marrakesh, we'd learned.
It's a place where anyone with a pocketful of change and a sense of adventure is genuinely rich.
HERE'S THE DEAL
A week in Marrakesh for less than $1,000?Begin by booking the $699 package (based on double occupancy) for round-trip airfare from JFK, airport transfers, six nights' lodging, breakfast, and hotel tax. Rates increase for hotel upgrades, and the offer is restricted during certain weeks. For participating tour operators, call the Moroccan Tourist Office (212/557-2520).