Lonely Planet Experiences: Marrakech Medina and Museums Tour
- Explore the labyrinth-like Marrakech medina, with a local to guide you
- Savor the scent and taste of freshly-baked bread at a local bakery
- Visit Djemaa El-Fna, an iconic Marrakech treasure
- Listen to stories of sultans and slaves in a decadent palace
- Discover photographs of Marrakech from over 100 years ago
Explore the medina and its labyrinth of narrow streets and famous souqs on this day tour in Marrakech. Visit Maison Tiskiwin to see a fascinating private collection of crafts and decorative arts from southern Morocco and the Sahara. Then visit the Palais De Bahia, a haven of shady courtyards and blue mosaic walls built for Bou Ahmed. The palace also includes beautiful quarters for his 4 wives and 24 concubines.
Visit the Photography Museum and discover Marrakech from the past. The pictures on display change regularly drawing on over 4,500 photos taken from 1870 to 1950.
Finally on this day tour in Marrakech head back to Djemma el Fna Square where the tour finishes. Your local guide can provide instructions on how to get back to your hotel or you can continue your shopping in the local souks.
- Entrance fees to Palais De Bahia and the Photography Museum
- English-speaking guide
- Sample of freshly-baked bread
- Tips and gratuities for your guide
- Food and drink
Prepare for the activity
Meet your guide in the front of Café France in the Djemaa el-Fnaa of Marrakech (Place Jemaa el Fna, Rue des Banques). As you walk into Djemma El Fnaa through the main entrance, there is a 3-story café on the right side of the square. All through Djemma El Fnaa there are fake guides who will try and convince you to do a tour with them, so please make sure that you find the official guide who will be holding an Urban Adventure sign or badge and waiting for you in front of the café.Open in Google Maps ⟶
• Morocco can be considered a liberal Muslim country as many Moroccan women do not wear headscarves. However, Morocco is very conservative by the standards you may be accustomed to at home, and you should dress accordingly. As a general guideline, shoulders, cleavage, and knees should be covered at all times. Wearing shorts (men and women), low-cut tops, and showing midriff is not recommended as it will restrict your entry into buildings of a religious nature as well as family homes, and is considered disrespectful to the local culture. Long, light-colored, lightweight sleeved shirts, trousers and skirts are respectful. Cover your body to keep you cool in the heat and protect you from the harsh sun