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Majorelle Gardens & City Ramparts

Marrakech, Morocco
  • 3 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Enjoy an oasis of exotic plant life and beautiful gardens in the desert city of Marrakech during this excursion to the city’s Majorelle and Menara Gardens. Explore the intriguing history of Majorelle Garden, learning about its French-influenced architecture and connection to iconic designer Yves Saint Laurent. Then head to olive groves and orchards of Menara Garden before finishing the day with a horse-drawn carriage ride through Marrakech. This Marrakech garden excursion also includes all entrance fees and round-trip transport from select hotels.
  • Afternoon tour of two botanical gardens in Marrakech
  • Visit Majorelle Garden and Menara Gardens
  • See orchids, olive groves, and other flora
  • Enjoy a horse and carriage ride through the city
  • Learn about designer Yves Saint Laurent's connection to Majorelle Garden

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pick-up & drop off
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Tour in Horse carriage
  • Tips
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Traveler pickup is offered
    If you are staying inside the medina, or outside of central Marrakech, a meeting point will be provided upon tour reconfirmation

Departure Time

  • 2:30 PM

What To Expect

Experience some lush greenery during your visit to the arid desert city of Marrakech, exploring two of the city’s most beautiful urban gardens to learn about their history and unique influence on the city’s culture and architecture. It’s a great chance to experience a little slice of peace and quiet amid the wonderful chaos of this vibrant Moroccan city.

Begin your trip with pickup from your central Marrakech hotel or riad. Skirt the high walls surrounding the city’s medieval center as you drive by calash (passenger carriage) to your first stop at the Majorelle Garden, enjoying views of the Atlas Mountains in the distance as you go.

Arrive at Majorelle Garden, the 2.5-acre (1 hectare) oasis of fountains and dense-green foliage of exotic plants, situated in central Marrakech. This intricate botanical paradise was created by Jacques Majorelle a French expatriate artist who drew upon his interest in art nouveau and his love of plants and animals for his design of the site. Stop by Majorelle’s studio, which now hosts an on-site museum characterized by its deep blue color scheme frequently called “Majorelle Blue.” Though the gardens fell into a period of disrepair following Majorelle’s death, designer Yves Saint Laurent helped restore the facilities to their current state. The designer’s ashes are actually scattered in the site’s rose garden.

Proceed next to the Menara Garden, located near the entrance to the Atlas Mountains. This beautiful site was once the 12th-century summer home for Sultan Abderrahmane. Spend some time exploring the beautiful grounds of the site, including its elegant pavilion, olive groves, and orchard. 

Finish your day with a horse-drawn carriage ride through Marrakech. Ride past such famous sites as Agdal Gardens and the ruins of Hivernage and Mamounia before receiving a drop-off back at your hotel or riad.

Jardin Majorelle

Your Marrakech garden tour begins with an afternoon pickup from your central hotel or riad. Enjoy a scenic drive along the city’s fortress with the Atlas mountains as a background, en route to two of Marrakech’s spectacular oases. The Majorelle and Menara Gardens are a haven of peace in a city of chaos. Your first stop is the world-famous Majorelle Garden, a 2.5-acre paradise of exotic plants and fountains set in the heart of Marrakech. Designed by expatriate French artist Jacques Majorelle, the gardens were inspired by the Art Nouveau movement and reflect Majorelle’s love of flora and fauna. Marjorelle’s studio is now a vibrant museum, which has become known for its deep blue color aptly called “Majorelle Blue.” After being somewhat neglected following the painter's death, the gardens have since been restored to its former glory by Yves Saint-Laurent, whose ashes were scattered in the rose garden.

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included


Menara Gardens and Pavilion

Continue your tour with a visit of the Menara Garden, at the entrance to the Atlas Mountains. Built in the 12th century by sultan Abderrahmane, the area was his summer residence. Explore the stately pavilion, orchards and olive groves as you stroll the historic grounds.

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The Majorelle gardens are stunning...
Marla Z, Sep 2017
The Majorelle gardens are stunning by itself worth the trip. The Menara 'garden' is a large olive grove without much to see, although we had fun watching the families picnic and make music. The horse 'tour' was completely a miss, simply a carriage ride out to the suburbs and back with no real view.
It was ok. The garden was beautiful...
Huraiyah A, Apr 2017
It was ok. The garden was beautiful, but it would have been more fun with a guide explaining the plants etc. Overall, a good trip. Me and my mother enjoyed the garden and the carriage ride.
The tour was great, really laid...
Ms J, Jun 2016
The tour was great, really laid back, the right amount of information provided and was good value for money.
The tour fulfilled my expectations...
Robert C, May 2016
The tour fulfilled my expectations the tour guide was highly knowledgeable and pleasant. Through no fault of his own, the public garden was in disastrous shape perhaps disgusting, while the Majorelle garden was sublime. I would use the tour guide again. He and his driver were courteous, professional and sensitive to their customers' needs.
Very nice tour to visit Jardin...
Zeca G, Feb 2016
Very nice tour to visit Jardin Majorel and also to get a cariage trip. Our guide was very useful, worth it for the money.
Not like it very much and not value...
Sarita R, Dec 2015
Not like it very much and not value for money. Only thing I enjoyed about this tour was the city tour on horse carriage. The gardens was not very interesting specially the second one. It's just a public garden where you don't have to pay to get in. Not recommended.
An excellent tour which included...
Paul M A, Nov 2015
An excellent tour which included coach tours to the Marjorelle and Menara Gardens with a horse and carriage ride back to the centre of Marrakesh. The Majorelle Garden is superb, well designed, full of interesting plants and extremely well maintained. By comparison the Menara Garden is not so interesting. Just a small pavilion plus a large reservoir surrounded by olive groves much litter around and some mud brickwork in need of repair. However the splendid horse and carriage ride back soon made up for this disappointment. One word of advice the Viator website states, Your Marrakech garden tour begins with an afternoon pickup from your central hotel or riad. Ours nearly did not. Our riad was in the Medina and therefore central but the first advice from the local tour operator was to report to a meeting point some 3.3 km from the riad. It took an email to Viator and a second call from the UK to the tour operator in Marrakesh to secure a local pick-up in a minibus. On the day this arrangement worked well, but both Viators and the local operators communication skills need improvement.
Jardin morjorelle is quite small but...
Jessica L, Oct 2015
Jardin morjorelle is quite small but exotic in plantation and indigo blues, a beautiful and romantic stroll in the garden. The tour consist of large group, coach size which was ok, then to Menara oasis with vast olive tree crops and space, good for get away from city life of Marrakech but not far from city centre. Then ending the excursion with horse carriage ride shared between other tourist if less than 3-2 people as carriage carry max 4 people per carriage. Pleasant ride outside city wall and admiring the busy day to day city life of the locals.most enjoyable.
I found this tour a little...
ALISON T, Sep 2015
I found this tour a little dissapointing we were told thst we would be visiting three gardens but actually visited one botanical garden and a olive grove, i am afraid i can not see the point of visiting the olive grove
We were not given the opportunity to...
Katrina W, Sep 2015
We were not given the opportunity to visit Menara Garden. went ot a reservoir instead which was not very good. Majorelle Garden was lovely


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