3.5 star rating: Worth doing 17 Reviews

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  • Location: Marrakech, Morocco
  • Duration:  3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Visit the many Souks and Medinas of Marrakech to see the locals selling everything from fresh vegetables and spices to leather and jewelry. Be entertained by the acrobats, snake charmers and musicians of Djemaa El Fna square and visit Medersa ben Youssef, a former Islamic college.

Highlights

  • Tour of souks and the Medina in Marrakech
  • Browse for local goods in the souks (markets)
  • Watch snake charmers and other entertainment in Djemaa El Fna Square
  • Visit an herbalist to learn about plants used in Moroccan medicine
  • See Medersa ben Youssef, a former Islamic college
  • Round-trip hotel transportation included

What You Can Expect

Souks and Medinas of Marrakech Tour

Souks and Medinas of Marrakech Tour

Marrakech is a city full of many souks and markets, hiding away in the narrow alleys and squares of the Medina's. On this morning tour you will visit Morocco's most famous souks for an opportunity to be part of the daily hustle and bustle. Shop for local handicrafts and souvenirs of your visit to Morocco as you explore the souk and practise your bargaining skills. In Djemaa El Fna Square, acrobats, snake charmers and Gnawa musicians entertain the crowd while creating a lively atmosphere.

Visit Medersa ben Youssef, a former Islamic college named after the sultan Ali ibn Yusuf who was influential in the expansion of the city. Once one of the largest theological colleges in North Africa housing as many as 900 students, the building has been refurbished and reopened to the public as a historical site.

Before returning to your Marrakech hotel, you will also stop by a herbalist for a presentation of spices and plants used in traditional Moroccan medicine.

Customer Reviews

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

We we're meet on time and taken to meet rest of party low number of around 15 ish the tour was explained to us and were we were going to and what we were going to see, as we were going into city guide showed us the sites and palace very pleasent. Very good tour of souks you get a very good feel of the place and we were not hazeled at all enjoyed vey much

4 star rating: Recommended December 2014

We were very impressed with the tour. We were picked up promptly from our hotel and taken to the tour bus to meet up with the guide. He was very knowledgable and the tour of the souks was a real help giving us confidence to go back several times during our stay in Marrakech. We were taken to a small cafe for a complimentary drink and enjoy the panoramic view from their rooftop terrace of the square. However, we felt it very unnecessary to take us by bus for the last hour of our tour to a very high class leather shop selling very expensive leather jackets. Having been made to sit through a cat walk and then offered drinks and being made to feel very uncomfortable. This was not just ourselves but by every person also on our tour. We felt that the last hour could have been spent differently, besides which going to a high class leather shop was never mentioned in your description of the tour and is not something that us Brits take kindly to.
Please rethink what you do for the final hour of the tour or just make the tour 2.30 till 5pm.

4 star rating: Recommended July 2014

Good tour...I should have done it on my first day there, not last

4 star rating: Recommended February 2014

A most enjoyable few hours spent around the souks and medina rather like a magical mystery tour

Vinay Shanker S
United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended November 2013

It gives you a bearing of the vast area of the souks and medina. There is a lot of walking involved and you just walk through the small bye lanes. If you are adventourous enough to venture into the bye lanes yourself then you can skip the tour. However if you prefer walking in a group and not bother about people chasing you to buy stuff it is worth doing the trip.
The trip gave us an idea where to go and find things. We spent the next 2 days within the souks walking and shopping on our own.

4 star rating: Recommended May 2010

Disappointing start as when phoning to confirm collection time we were informed that maybe we would be unable to go since there were not enough people.However the time was agreed eventually and the visit proved to be a worthwhile one.Guide's English was a little difficult to understand.

3 star rating: Worth doing September 2014

Showed our way rounds souks,took us to all the different parts,it can be abit of a maze otherwise.

3 star rating: Worth doing August 2014

We booked this tour not knowing much of the souks and medinas, and i must say for us it was worth doing.
The guide did give us a good tour and explained the history of the souks and madinas, but it was a walk through the area, you didnt get time to stop and shop.The most time was at one stop was at the pharmacy aimed to sell you local items, really good if you were in the market to buy!!
The trip was about the right amount of time, you finish off the tour in the Medina, with enough time for a drink and a quick wander.

3 star rating: Worth doing November 2012

Good for a first trip into Marrakech City, gives you the confidence to venture out on your own the next time. Guide was very good especially as it was the Sunday after Eid, a lot of the souk shops were closed, so no hassle

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