1. Morocco
  2. Marrakesh-Safi
  3. Marrakech
  4. Jemaa el Fnaa

Marrakech Full-Day Guided Tour with Lunch

Product ID: 41593
Immerse yourself in the thriving culture of Marrakech and its medieval medina on a 9-hour sightseeing tour. See one of the world’s largest mosques, marvel at the ornate Saâdian Tombs, wander the narrow streets of the souks, and more.
About this activity
Duration: 9 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French

Pickup included

Pick-up from hotels in the Gueliz and Hivernage areas of Marrakech. Please provide hotel/accommodation details on booking.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the main sights of Marrakech on a full-day sightseeing tour with lunch
  • Wander among the olive groves of the Menara Gardens in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains
  • Explore the maze of narrow streets that form the structured souks of Marrakech
  • Marvel at the performing monkeys and snake charmers of Djemaa El Fna
  • Go to the Bahia Palace
  • Admire the ornate Saâdian Tombs of Sultan Ahmed el Mansour
  • Learn about traditional crafts from southern Morocco, including carpets, costumes and weapons
Full description
Experience the souks and sights of Marrakech on a full-day sightseeing tour with lunch, and learn the “Red City’s” impressive history along the way.

You will visit the Koutoubia, one of the most beautiful mosques in the western Muslim world. Marvel at its 225-foot-tall minaret before going to the 14th-century Ben Youssef Medersa, the largest Koranic university in the Maghreb. Continue to the Dar Si Saïd Museum in an Alaouite-style palace of the 19th century. See traditional crafts from southern Morocco, including carpets, costumes and weapons.

Next, visit the lovely gardens of El Bahia Palace. Except for the apartments of the sultan's favorite concubine, the council chamber, and the wonderful marble courtyard, the palace is closed to the public. Admire the decorative Saâdian Tombs, built for Sultan Ahmed el Mansour. Continue to Menara Gardens in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, and wander among the olive trees surrounding the central lake. Get panoramic views of the snow-capped peaks in the background.

Enter the intricate maze of streets that house Marrakech’s souks. Discover different quarters established by craftsmen according to a structured system, including basketwork, dried fruit, spices, Berber carpets, and more. Of particular note is Rue du Souk Smarine, which leads to Place Rahba Kedima, site of the former slave market.

Sample traditional Moroccan cuisine in a beautiful setting for lunch, before going to Djemaa El Fna, the vast central square that is the traditional meeting place for peasants and merchants from the Sous region, High Atlas mountains and south Morocco. Alive with fruit and spice traders in the morning, in the afternoon it’s the turn of Gnaoua dancers (descended from Guinean slaves), who come to play music, tell stories, charm snakes and more.
Includes
  • Pick-up from hotels in Marrakech
  • Lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Drop off

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• Hotel pick-up is included for hotels centrally located in Marrakech.
• A valid passport or other ID card is required for this tour
• This tour is free for children under 2 years old
• Don't forget your camera and video recorder
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.7 / 5

based on 22 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.1 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Very nice guide, as described only a little shorter

We were picked up punctually at 08:15 from the hotel. The guide spoke very good German and had a great deal of knowledge about Marrakech. All the attractions listed in the tour were visited. The lunch was also very good. Only point that does not fit (but we did not care because it was still long enough and was sufficient): The tour started at 08:30 and ended after about 6,5h at 15:00

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October 9, 2017

Good overview

Good tour, first by car and then on foot. You do not necessarily have to do the afternoon part of the souks. The lunch was OK, but not a highlight. Other participants had booked the tour only a half day tour, without food, which would have been enough for us in the end.

May 29, 2017

Was OK

Were lucky, small group of 5 people. Started on time. Start by car on the way and in the medina we started on foot. Guide was friendly and spoke good English, has a lot of stories and questions from the participants answered well. In the souk, he was a little fast (except where he probably had friends) but also stopped there, if we wanted to look something. Instead of about 9 hours tour was our already good 7 over. Highly recommended, especially for women traveling alone.

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March 16, 2017

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Gray Line Morocco

Product ID: 41593