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Bahia & Badii Palaces & Saadian Tombs Skip-the-Line Tour

1. Bahia & Badii Palaces & Saadian Tombs Skip-the-Line Tour

Discover the enchanting and spectacular treasures of this medieval desert enclave on a guided walking tour. Stroll through the old Marrakech medina with an expert local guide as you discover an array of hidden gems along the way. Benefit from skip-the-line access to both the Bahia & Badii Palaces, then pay an optional visit to the Saadian Tombs. Begin your walking tour by passing the ruins of Sultan Ahmed El Mansour's 16th-century Grand Badi Palace. Catch a glimpse of the former affluence of this majestic city. Learn about how, at the height of its glory, the palace was considered the 8th wonder of the world. Then, continue your tour to the Bahia Palace - the jewel in the crown of Marrakech and a monument of breathtaking magnificence. Enter the monument with skip-the-line admission. As you explore inside, find out how it was constructed in the latter part of the 19th century and took the most skilled workers and artisans 6 years to complete. Finally, pay an optional visit to the Saadian Tombs which were sealed up for centuries until they were rediscovered in 1917. Hear about how the tombs date back to the time of the sultan Ahmad al-Mansur. See the 2 main mausoleums within the enclosure, consisting of 66 tombs with 100 more which lie outside in the gardens.

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Marrakech: Hammam and Steam Relaxation Experience

2. Marrakech: Hammam and Steam Relaxation Experience

Escape the everyday stress of the streets of Marrakech and head to a spa in the famous Bab Doukkala district in the Medina of Marrakech. Discover a range of available therapies that include an authentic hammam experience, massage treatments and facials. Whether you are a single traveler, a couple or traveling as a family, there's something to suit to fight the battle against stress and fatigue. Discover the secrets of Moroccan beauty and benefit from aromatherapy treatments that offer relaxation, stimulation, relief, immune protection and pure pleasure. Get a warm welcome from the spa staff on arrival as they explain the procedure to you while you relax with a fresh cup of bio tea on the terrace. A traditional black soap with eucalyptus will then be applied, along with argan oil, leaving your skin feeling soft and refreshed. End your experience with a 45-minute scrub using a horsehair glove to awaken your senses. 

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Marrakech Monuments & Souks 3-Hour Tour

3. 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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Marrakech: Medina by Night Tour

4. Marrakech: Medina by Night Tour

Meet your guide in the main square outside the medina then head into the vibrant hustle and bustle of the market for a guided 3-hour tour. As the sun sets, the medina is brought to life in a new way with the stalls lit up by colorful lights and locals going about their shopping. With your guide wind your way around the medina, rest assured that you won’t get lost in the labyrinth of stalls. In the medina, feel immersed in the lively atmosphere as you listen to the buzz of shoppers bartering for bargains and smell the delicious aromas of authentic delicacies. Marvel at the array of colorful fabrics, handmade crafts, and beautiful trinkets that line the stores, and shop for souvenirs of your trip. As you wander, your guide shares fascinating insight and stories into the history, culture, and traditions of the medina and its importance to the Moroccan way of life. After a busy 3-hours of shopping and exploring the medina, head to a cozy rooftop bar for some much-needed refreshments. Sit back and relax as you sip on authentic Moroccan tea and listen to the upbeat sounds of the musicians in the medina below.

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Marrakech: Romantic Spa Experience with Dinner

5. Marrakech: Romantic Spa Experience with Dinner

Spend an evening relaxing with a visit to a traditional hammam followed by a massage. Afterward, indulge in a tasty Moroccan dinner.  Start your night out with a convenient pickup and head to the cobblestoned lanes in the Medina to visit one of the traditional spas located here. Unwind as you take a hammam bath using natural products like black soap and eucalyptus. Refreshed and relaxed from your bath, head to your next spa treatment. Allow your mind to wander as you enjoy an argan oil massage by a professional masseuse. Finally, sip on a cup of fresh mint tea to help flush and clear your body after your massage. Following your spa experience, you'll find your driver waiting to take you to your next stop. Head to a romantic riad and sit down for a delicious traditional meal of Moroccan foods.

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Marrakech: Private 1-Day Tour of the Medina and Souks

6. Marrakech: Private 1-Day Tour of the Medina and Souks

Learn about the history and culture of Morocco on this guided tour of Marrakech. On this 2-part tour (both parts lasting 3 hours), you will explore the medina and the souks, and enjoy a delicious lunch at a stylish riad inbetween. To start off the tour you will explore the southern medina with its stunning historical buildings. Visit the magnificent Bahia Palace and the tombs of the former Saadi dynasty. Stroll through the Jewish Quarter, past the Mellah, and across the market of Mellah. If there is enough time, you can also see the ruins of El Badi Palace with the historical pulpit of Koutoubia Mosque. Enjoy lunch at the stylish Riyad El Cadi. Discover the classic architecture of Moroccan homes: a house surrounding a courtyard with a beautiful garden, which is sheltered from the busy streets. Depending on the season, you can eat on the sunny roof terrace or in the cool shade of the citrus trees. Enjoy a salad and a main course, prepared in advance according to your tastes. After lunch you will continue on to the artisan neighborhood of the city. See metal welding, leather workers, woodworkers, and henna women at work. Visit vegetable markets, communal ovens, and a traditional Berber pharmacy where you can find natural remedies for many ailments and medical conditions. At the end of the tour you can admire the beautiful architecture of the Ben Youssef Madrasa.

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Marrakech: Palmeraie Camel Ride & Traditional Moroccan Spa

7. Marrakech: Palmeraie Camel Ride & Traditional Moroccan Spa

Depart Marrakech city center and take a 20-minute drive to an oasis of manicured gardens and sweet-scented orange trees in the Marrakech Palmeraie. Upon arrival at the palm groves of the Palmeraie, put on the provided traditional dress and ride a camel through the green palm trees and local villages. Experience life outside the city center on a traditional mode of transport. Then, enjoy a refreshing mint tea in a typical nomadic tent. Return to the heart of the old medina of Marrakech for a gracious welcome at a traditional spa. Relax and enjoy a 30-minute argan oil massage. Spend some time in the hammam and get an invigorating black soap and eucalyptus scrub before the transfer back to your accommodation. 

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Marrakech: Day-Trip to UNESCO Kasbahs and Ouarzazate Tour

8. Marrakech: Day-Trip to UNESCO Kasbahs and Ouarzazate Tour

Departing early in the morning from your accommodation in Marrakech, you will drive towards Ouarzazate through the High Atlas before reaching the Tizi N'Tichka pass. Sitting 2,260 meters high, this is the highest road crossing in Morocco. It connects the Marrakech Saharan regions, of which Ouarzazate is the crossroad. You will then stop for a visit to the famous fortified city of Ait Ben Haddou. This city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its Kasbah has been the backdrop for many films including the Diamond of the Nile, Lawrence of Arabia, Sodom and Gomorre, the Jewel of the Nile, Jesus of Nazareth, the Mummy, Gladiator and Babel. After this visit of the fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou, you will continue to the city of Ouarzazate to explore another Kasbah built in the 17th century. Here you will visit the cinema studios, before stopping for lunch in a local restaurant. Following lunch, you can enjoy free time to enjoy a mint tea and enjoy the green valley and beautiful views of the High Atlas peaks. In this area, between the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert, one can find several Kasbahs, all the color of the sand and forming small Berber villages that take advantage of the abundance of water from the Atlas to its small crops and animals. At the end of the day, you will be returned to your accommodation in Marrakech.

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Marrakech: Bahia Palace Private Skip-the-Line Tour

9. 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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From Casablanca: Imperial Cities of Morocco 6-Day Tour

10. From Casablanca: Imperial Cities of Morocco 6-Day Tour

Day 1 : Casablanca Upon arrival in Casablanca, you will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you will visit the city, including a visit to the Hassan II mosque, one of the world’s biggest mosques, as well as the districts of Sqala and Habous.  Day 2 : Rabat - Meknes - Volubilis The next morning you will journey to the capital of Morocco, Rabat. Visit the Royal Palace, the Ouadaya Gardens Kasbah and the Hassan Tower Mosque. After lunch, you'll be driven to the Berber town of Meknes. Explore the intricate gateways, beautiful gardens and at 40-meter high city wall. Next is the ancient Roman city of Volubilis. Dating back to AD 40, Volubilis is home to some of the most impressive Roman ruins in North Africa. You'll finish the day with a short drive to the medieval city of Fez. Day 3 : Fez After breakfast you will begin a guided tour of the Fes, one of the world’s largest walled cities. Explore the narrow streets lined with fresh fruit, mounds of spices, intricate Berber carpets and many other local crafts. For lunch you may choose to eat in a traditional restaurant in the heart of the medina. After lunch, you will continue the tour to visit the King’s Palace and then the famous tanneries. Day 4 : Ouzoud Waterfalls After an early breakfast, you will depart for Marrakech via the Ouzoud Waterfalls. The beautiful drive will take you up into the Middle Atlas Mountains and along the base of the High Atlas Mountains. Along the way, you'll make a short stop in Ifrane to enjoy a walk along the cascades. Relax to the sound of the falls, enjoy a picnic lunch or visit one of the many cafés and restaurants. After a restful and relaxing afternoon, you’ll head to Marrakech.  Day 5 : Marrakech Today's tour of Marrakech begins with a trip to the iconic Koutoubia Mosque, home to the minaret which has become a symbol of the city. You will then visit the Saadian Tombs and the Bahia Palace. Then, experience traditional Arabic craftsmanship in the lively souks around Jemaa El Fna square. Home to many different types of traders, these bustling and aromatic streets are uniquely Moroccan. After lunch break, you head to the Majorelle Gardens & Menara Garden. Day 6 : Marrakech to Casablanca Transfer Your last day of travel will be in Marrakech. Free time will be given in the morning if you want to do some final shopping in Marrakech before being driven back to Casablanca in the afternoon.

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What people are saying about Marrakesh-Safi

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 201 reviews

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

The most amazing experience, travelling by camel is a beautiful thing to do as they are beautiful creatures themselves. The massage was amazing if you ever go to Morocco you have to have the hammam massage it is like no other massage you will ever receive it is just simply heavenly

We really enjoyed discovering Morocco through the imperial cities. Our driver and coordinator were very nice and we felt safe with them. We will keep fond memories of this stay!

Very excellent trip with competent and attentive guides listening to all our concerns. I warmly recommend guide Kalidh and driver Adnan

Very good moment shared with Abdel Mahjid that we recommend for future visitors. Thank you