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Marrakech: Private Full-Day City Tour

1. Marrakech: Private Full-Day City Tour

Discover the old city of Marrakech with its labyrinthine streets, famous markets and the Majorelle Garden on this tour. Visit the famous Palais de Bahia, a beautifully decorated palace full of enchanting inner rooms and elaborate mosaic walls. Walk through the Jewish Quarter, with distinctly different architecture from the rest of the medina, and discover the incredible Saadian tombs and the Medersa Ben Youssef, an old school of Quranic study with beautiful Arabian-Andalucían architecture. Admire the wood carvings and visit the tiny students' rooms, then see the Koutoubia Mosque, an icon of Marrakech and a point of orientation for tourists. Head to the world-famous Jemaah el Fna square with its countless orange juice stands, snake charmers, traditionally-garbed water sellers and henna women. Enjoy a refreshing midday pause on one of the terraces with a panoramic view and take in the sights of the colorful crowds below. Then continue on to the incredible Majorelle Garden and make your way through this oasis of calm in the midst of the bustling new city at your leisure. Visit the Berber Museum housed in the bright blue villa and learn about the history and traditions of Berber people and see some of their beautiful traditional clothing. 

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Marrakech Monuments & Souks 3-Hour Tour

2. Marrakech Monuments & Souks 3-Hour Tour

Enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing tour of Marrakech, exploring the medieval streets, souks and medina of Morocco’s “Red City” through its palaces and monuments. Following a pick-up from your hotel or riad, explore one of Morocco’s oldest imperial cities at sites such as the Koutoubia, one of the largest and most beautiful mosques of the western Muslim world. Marvel at its 221-foot minaret and masterful architecture that evokes the Giralda of Seville. Continues to a peaceful enclosure in the Kasbah to see the Saadian Tombs, dating back to the 16th century of Sultan Ahmad al-Mansu. Admire the colorful tiles, Arabic script, and intricate carvings, hidden to the world after they were sealed up until 1917. Next, spend an hour at the 19th-century Bahia Palace, built in 7 years by 1,000 craftsmen from Fez. Intended to be the greatest example of Moroccan and Islamic architecture in the world, a haphazard arrangement of secret apartments open onto inner courtyards, set in the center of a 2-acre garden.  Then go to Jemaa El-Fnaa, Marrakech's main square and the market place. Through the medina, there are different souks to explore. From the silk-spinners and the spice sellers to carpets to crystals. Each little street has its own identity and its own unique selling point.

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Day Trip to the Ceramic City Capital of Safi

3. Day Trip to the Ceramic City Capital of Safi

Depart from your hotel and head towards Safi, a fishermen's town that is now known throughout the country for the expertise of its artisans in pottery and ceramics. Escape from Marrakech to relax by the sea. Start the day by exploring the old medina in the center of the town. This party of the city bears witness to the Portuguese occupation through its designs and architecture. Visit the souk and see the most beautiful pottery in Safi. After a seafood lunch at one of the delicious restaurants at Place de L’Independence, continue your visit to discover other Safi treasures. See the famous Castle of the Sea and go along the walkway to admire breathtaking views of the port and the ocean. You can also visit the kasbah of Safi, which now houses the National Museum of Ceramics.

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Marrakech: Bahia Palace Private Skip-the-Line Tour

4. Marrakech: Bahia Palace Private Skip-the-Line Tour

Discover the most distinctive sites of Marrakech on a 2-hour private guided tour with a professional guide. Start the tour with a stroll through the Medina (Old Town). Then, visit the El Bahia Palace where you will enter with skip-the-line tickets. Immerse yourself in Morocco's imperial history as you explore this grandiose royal residence built for the Grand Vizier Sultan Moulay El Hassan I. The palace features fountains, pleasure gardens, extraordinary living quarters, and several shady courtyards which are closed to the public. However, visitors can enter the apartments of the Vizier's favorite concubine and the council chamber. Admire the illuminated cedarwood ceiling and tiled walls, then marvel at the expansive marbled central courtyard with its many fountains and zelliges.

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Marrakech: Private Half-Day Walking Tour

5. Marrakech: Private Half-Day Walking Tour

Discover the beautiful old city of Marrakech and wander the labyrinth of famous little streets and alleys. Visit the Palais de Bahia, a decorated palace with enchanted inner rooms and mosaic walls and walk through the Jewish quarter with its interesting architecture. Discover the incredible Saadian Tombs, dating back to the reign of Sultan Ahmed el Mansour and visit the Ben Youssef Madrasa, an old Koran school with beautiful Arabian-Andalucían architecture. Admire the wood carving and visit the little bedrooms for students.  Visit the Koutoubia Mosque, the icon of Marrakech and something of an orientation point for tourists, then head to the world-famous Jemaa el-Fnaa square with its countless orange juice stands, snake charmers, traditionally-clothed water sellers and henna women.

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Marrakech: Historical Discovery Tour

6. Marrakech: Historical Discovery Tour

Spend the morning discovering the lively and labyrinthine city of Marrakech and learn about its most fascinating sights and historical events. Start your half day tour either in the morning or afternoon to discover the charming red city Marrakech. A professional driver will pick you up from your accommodation with a new, comfortable and air-conditioned car. Explore the most beautiful and historical places in Marrakech with a local and professional guide who will be pleased to let you know more about Marrakech, its famous monuments and marvellous gardens, as well as its history and traditions. Visit a local market and enjoy the colorful part of this magical city. Before you return to your hotel, visit a local herbalist for a presentation of spices and plants used in traditional Moroccan medicine.

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De Casablanca: 6-Day Imperial cities of Morocco

7. De Casablanca: 6-Day Imperial cities of Morocco

Day 1: Rabat - Meknes - Fes Discover Rabat, one of the four Imperial Cities and the Capital City of Morocco. Visit the Kasbah of Oudayas, the Hassan Tower, the Royal Mausoleum, and Chellah Roman ruins before heading to Meknes which was founded at the end of the 17th century. Reach Fes in the evening to end this day full of surprises, discoveries, and dinner. Day 2: Fes Visit the spiritual and cultural capital of the Kingdom. The city is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its intricate winding architecture of alleys, souks, courtyards. See the Bouanania Medersa, Quaraouiyine Mosque, and Foundouk Al Najjarrine. After Lunch, you will continue the tour with the famous tanneries. Day 3: Fes - Merzouga Drive through the 4 seasons road. During winter, you will truly experience the four seasons since you will drive across the snowy Middle Atlas mountains before reaching the hot and dry Sahara Desert in less than 4 hours. At your arrival in Merzouga, enjoy the sunset over the endless sand dunes during a camel ride before reaching your camp for a Berber dinner and drums around the fire camp. Day 4: Merzouga - Ouarzazate Explore the surroundings of the sand dunes and visit the Gnaoua (local brotherhood) Village before heading to Ouarzazate. See the amazing Dades Valley with its uniques round rocks that look like they were melted and the Roses Valley before reaching Ouarzazate at the end of the day. Day 5: Ouarzazate - Marrakech Drive to the famous Kasbah Aït Ben Haddou. A UNESCO World Heritage centuries-old fortress where Lawrence of Arabia was filmed. Drive to the Kasbah Telouet, a fortress built at 2000m altitude near the Tiz'n'Tichka pass. Reach Marrakech, the pearl of the South enjoy an afternoon at leisure to recover from this wonderful yet intense adventure. Day 6: Marrakech to Casabanca Visit the most famous of all imperial cities known for their beautiful climate, the charming position at the feet of the high Atlas Mountains. Marvel at the beautiful 12th C Koutoubia mosque, the Menara Garden, the Jamaa El Fna square, and the Majorelle Garden. Head back to Casablanca at the end of the afternoon to end this unforgettable journey.

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Marrakech: 3 Hour Guided Tour of Medina

8. Marrakech: 3 Hour Guided Tour of Medina

Get a local taste for the city culture and history on this guided tour of Marrakech Medina or Old Town. Go beyond the red walls and learn about the architecture, traditions, history, and culture of Morocco's most magnificent city. Meet your guide in the famous city square, in front of Cafe de France. Start the city tour at the 12th century Koutoubia mosque, regarded as the landmark of the red city. Find the vibrant Jamaa Elfna Square, a Unesco World Heritage site. Admire the colorful narrow streets of the Hidden Medina including Riads, Hamams, old fountains, and old buildings. Explore the vibrant market. Interact with the artisans, learn about skills and techniques, and admire the handmade crafts.

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Marrakech: 3-Hour Palace and Monuments Tour

9. Marrakech: 3-Hour Palace and Monuments Tour

Meet your guide in front of the famous restaurant, Cafe de France, in the main square. Your tour begins with a visit to Bahia Palace, the crown jewel of Marrakech and a monument of breathtaking magnificence. Learn about the palace's construction and the skilled artisans who continuously worked to complete the edifice. From the palace, take a stroll to the Koutoubia Mosque, built in the 11th-century, and gaze at the mosque's imposing minaret. Hear about how the iconic landmark was the inspiration for religious buildings found all over the world. Afterward, head out to the Saadian Tombs, located just outside Marrakech. Discover what important family and notable officials rest here and hear about the restoration of the tombs.   Before concluding your tour, take a walk through the vibrant souks. Take in the aroma of the spice section, and be impressed by the intricate designs of the jewelry, leather, lanterns and other products of the souk. Finnish by Jemaa el-Fna Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site to witness acrobats, storytellers, musicians, and snake charmers.

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Marrakech: Medina Quarter Private Walking Tour

10. Marrakech: Medina Quarter Private Walking Tour

Experience Marrakech’s Medina Quarter as you stroll through the area with your guide. See Marrakech landmarks including Bahia Palace, the Saadian Tombs, and Le Jardin Secret (the Secret Garden). Visit the Bahia Palace and learn about the history of the monument. See the Palace’s intricately designed walls, filled with Arabic inscriptions and geometric designs. Explore the Saadian Tombs. Discovered in 1917, the Saadian Tombs contain two large mausoleums and 100 tombs in the garden dating back to the reign of Ahmad al-Mansur. Admire the Koutoubia Mosque, the Djemaa el-Fna square, and Le Jardin Secret located in Medina. See traditional shops, cafes, and the hustle and bustle of Medina.

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What people are saying about Marrakesh-Safi

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 8 reviews

Unsere Tour mit unserem Guide Soufiane, der perfekt Deutsch sprach, war ein unvergessliches Erlebnis. Er holte uns pünktlich vor unserem Riad ab und zeigte uns alle Sehenswürdigkeiten. Wir waren zu Fuss unterwegs - am Nachmittag im Minivan mit Fahrer. Seine grossen Kentnisse über Kultur, Geschichte und Politik liessen die Zeit unheimlich schnell vergehen. Danke Soufiane für einen tollen Tag. Die Tour ist eine volle Empfehlung

Magnificent place steeped in history. Thanks to our guide, through his explanations and his kindness, we were able to travel through time and understand the meaning of this exceptional palace.Do not hesitate to take your time and admire the painting, the carved door, and the Koranic school

Great to visit the souks with a guide, it's more reassuring being 3 young women. M. Bougrine was full of advice and knew how to take us to the must-see places of old Marrakech!

The guide was so helpful and kind even when my daughter was sick he ran to get her some water. He had great knowledge of the history and teaching us how to read some Arabic.

Very likeable and knowledgeable guide. Made us welcome to his home town. Went at our pace - completed everything we were meant to see.