Medina of Marrakesh Tours

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The historic heart of Marrakech and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the medina is the first port of call for most visitors to the city. Known for its famous Jemaa el-Fna square, a dizzying maze of souks, and a magnificent array of mosques and palaces, this is Marrakech’s most atmospheric district.
 
The Basics
No visit to Marrakech is complete without a visit to the medina, and a guided walking tour is the best way to navigate the labyrinth of lanes and sprawling souks. Tours take in highlights such as the Royal, Badi, and Bahia palaces, the last of which is open to the public; the Koutoubia Mosque, with its towering minaret visible from all around the medina; Ben Youssef Madrasa; and the 16th-century Saadian Tombs.
 
Also popular are guided tours of the souks, where myriad stalls sell everything from spices to exquisite handicrafts. Tours often include a visit to the tanneries and a chance to watch carpentry, carpet-weaving, or leather-work demonstrations. Some tours include a Moroccan cooking class.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Pickpockets are common in the medina, so keep an eye on your belongings and leave valuables at your hotel.
  • Haggling is expected in the souks, so don’t accept the first price; you might end up paying less than a third of the original offer!
  • Many of the narrow lanes and souks are only accessible on foot, so wear comfortable shoes and expect to do lots of walking.
  • Modest dress is required inside mosques and other places of worship, so both men and women should have their shoulders and knees covered.
  • While Jemaa el-Fna and most of the main attractions are accessible, the narrow and uneven roads of the medina, especially the souks, can be challenging for wheelchair users.
 
How to Get There
The medina is surrounded by ancient walls with a number of gates; the most popular are Bab er-Robb and Bab el Jedid, both of which offer easy access to Jemaa el-Fna. Taxis run into the medina, stopping close to Jemaa el-Fna, where you can walk or take a caleche (horse-drawn carriage) to the main sights.
 
When to Get There
Head to popular attractions like Bahia Palace in the early morning to avoid the crowds, then spend the afternoon exploring the souks. Many of the stalls stay open late, but it’s not advisable to explore after dark without a guide. Jemaa el-Fna comes alive in the evening hours and makes a popular spot for dinner or post-sightseeing drinks.
 
Jemaa el-Fna
The central square of Jemaa el-Fna is the cultural heart of the medina, and the starting point for most walking tours. A visit is very much about the atmosphere, with the fragrant aromas of street foods filling the air, musicians playing a traditional soundtrack, and street performers, snake charmers, and henna-tattoo artists appearing everywhere you turn. Many bars and restaurants around the square offer rooftop terraces, where you can watch the action from above.
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Private Day Trip to Marrakech from Casablanca

Discover the Imperial City of Marrakech on this full-day tour from Casablanca and enjoy the undivided attention of a private guide. Visit Marrakech landmarks including Koutoubia mosque and the Majorelle Garden; admire architectural wonders such as Bahia Palace and Grand Badi Palace; and soak up the atmosphere in the famous Djemaa El Fna square.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Medina of Marrakesh guided tour

This Private guided city tour of the old town is a great way to discover the old Medina. It provides the complete insight into the history and significance of the sites you visit. The history of the places will be explained to you thoroughly. The tour will be enriched with great tips on where to eat the local food and how to move around in and out of the old Marrakesh Medina. We are committed to providing you with a highly qualified tour guide who will answer all your questions about the city’s history, culture’s backdrop and much more.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Hidden Sights of Marrakech

Discover the hidden sights of the Medina and its souks with a savvy licensed tour-guide. Enjoy 3-hours of an interesting walk in interlinked alleys of the Medina, visiting its bakeries, traditional ovens, caravanserai and other ancient treasures. You will explore authentic attractions that only few tourists can see. While walking, you will learn the true history of every district and its ancient roots. The focus will be also on the workshops and on the old sections of the souks of Marrakesh.
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
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  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
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Medina of Marrakesh walking tour

Do not miss the opportunity to stroll through the most fascinating corner of the medina of Marrakesh ( Old towen) through the streets of Marrakesh.Get your  Walking Tour in Marrakesh and discover its culture, incredible sites, stories and  legends with entertaining and passionate official  local guides.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Marrakech Souks & Artisan

Explore Marrakech’s vibrant souks and get your bearings in its old medinas on this 3.5-hour tour, led by a knowledgeable guide.  Delve into the maze-like lanes of stalls and workshops; peruse the myriad of wares and bag bargains with haggling tips from your guide. Watch the whirl of vendors, musicians, acrobats and street artists in Djemaa El Fna square; stop to admire the Medersa ben Youssef, one of old Marrakech’s most exquisite buildings; and finish at a herbalist shop to discover some favorite local herbal remedies, oils and concoctions.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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PRIVATE QUAD BIKING SAFARI IN THE PALM GROVE OF MARRAKECH AND BERBER HOME TEA

Adventure seekers—this is the tour for you. Explore the rural sites of Marrakech’s Palm Grove in a fun and fast-paced way—on a quad bike. You won’t have to plan how to get there, as a guide will pick you up from your Marrakech accommodation. Ride past desert views and scenic palm groves. When you’ve worked up a thirst—you’ll be treated to a delicious mint tea in a Berber village.
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MEDINA OF MARRAKESH SHOPPING TOUR

Marrakesh shopping experience  doesn’t have to be a mystery, all you really need to master the medina is a local to show you how it’s done. Visit hidden sides, shop for real-deal souvenirs such as  leather, lamps, shoes, carpets, spices, and argan oil, and learn to haggle like a true Marrakech insider. Your driver will meet and greart you at your hotel, he will brings you to the medina, Where you will meet your local offical guide
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Marrakesh medina( OLD CITY) day tour from Casablanca

Маrrаkесh іs fіllеd wіth "must sее" аttrасtіоns. Јust strоllіng аrоund thе оld-wаllеd сіtу (mеdіnа) іsеnоugh tо fіll уоur sеnsеs wіth smеlls, sіghts аnd sоunds thаt wіll stау wіth уоu lоng аftеr уоu hаvе lеft.Вrіng уоur sеnsе оf humоr аnd trу а kеbаb оn thе Dјеmmа еl Fnа, оr рrераrе уоur оwn dеlісіоus mеаl аtоnе оf thе сulіnаrу sсhооls іn thе сіtу. Ехрlоrе thе bustlіng mеdіnа wіth іts wоndеrful sоuks аndmusеums.
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Ourika day tour from Marrakech

Ourika Valley is located in the foothills of the High Atlas mountains and less than an hour drive from Marrakech. This picturesque valley offers the typical scenery of the Atlas Mountains. We also providea visit to  the village of Setti Fatma Valley during this day tour from Marrakech. The attraction is beautiful scenery and walk on the seven waterfalls.
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Sahara Yoga Retreats in Morocco

• Yoga in the desert of Morocco with Master Sai Victoria with Positive Rhythm. • Yoga sessions every days. • Meditation every day. • 7 Days Yoga Retreats. • Marrakech, Atlas Mountains, Ait Ben Hadou, Ouarzazate, Dades and Sahara Desert of Merzouga.
  • Duration: 7 days
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9-Night Moroccan Jewish Heritage Round Trip from Casablanca

Discover Morocco’s rich Jewish heritage on a 9-day round trip tour from Casablanca with 4-star accommodations. Experience the religious and cultural history of the Maghreb, and join a local guide to explore Jewish museums, synagogues and cemeteries, along with Morocco’s most iconic mosques and palaces. Learn the story of King Mohammed V’s resistance to anti-Semitic Vichy decrees, walk through Roman ruins and historic Jewish neighborhoods and take in stunning views of mountains, deserts and seaside cities.
  • Duration: 10 days
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