Explore the heart of Marrakech and its main sights on this half-day city tour. Admire the Koutoubia Mosque, Saadian Tombs, and city wall; delve into the medina to see traditional souks, bakeries, and lodging houses; and uncover Marrakech’s history and culture on route. Plus, savor the Majorelle and Menara botanical gardens and discover the stalls and entertainments of Djemaa el Fna square. Hotel pickup and drop-off, plus choice of morning or afternoon departure included.
Half-day Marrakech city highlights tour
See the Saadian Tombs, Koutoubia Mosque, and 12th-century city wall
Learn about Marrakech’s history, culture, and architecture
Stroll the walled medina to see its historical sites, souks, bakeries, and more
Soak in UNESCO-listed Djemaa el Fna square, with its stalls and street entertainers
Discover the botanical Majorelle and Menara gardens
Hotel pickup and drop-off, air-conditioned transport, guide, and choice of morning or afternoon departure included
We were picked up on time for our tour which we thought would last for a morning but to our delight lasted for almost 8 hrs...it was fab! Our guide, Nour, was extremely friendly informative and enthusiastic. Would definitely recommend 😀😀😀😀😀
Disappointed with this tour - we were taken to the sights mentioned by our tour guide but I had neglected to read the exclusions in small print so we were unaware we had to pay 7 Euro per person for each site. This made a good value trip quite expensive with 42 euro extra added to the cost. We were also not taken around the first two stops by the guide - he just seemed to be a driver - the tombs and the palace, so we had no idea what we were looking at and there were no signs in English. On arrival at the gardens there was a long queue to get in and with the prospect of paying another 14 euro to look round a garden we decided not to stop and just went home. I think we could have found a better tour as I prefer to have someone tell me what I am looking at!
This tour was the best introduction to Marrakech. Our guide Noor was patient and eager to answer all our burning questions. He often went way beyond the call of duty to accommodate us,whether it asking us if we wanted to spend more time at certain places or catering to our needs when one of the members of our group mentioned that he would like to buy some saffron. He was nothing but warm and welcoming and the perfect example of Morrocan hospitality. Thank you for the wonderful welcome to, Marrakech.
the majorelle garden and YSL museum are must-visits - very picturesque! just a tad disappointed with the tour, as we were expecting more information from the guide cum driver besides just dropping us off at the touristic spots with basic descriptions. i'm sure it could have been more memorable!
Nour is a fantastic guide... he went above and beyond showing us the highlights of the city and surrounding area... We would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to find out about the culture and location of the many icons through to the City.
Marrakech is a city of culture, a city which offers a lot to see, explore and culture to discover. Our tour guide Nouradin, provided us with a lot of interesting information, and detailed explanations about history, buildings and landmarks in Marrakesh. I as a traveler, highly recommend this tour as you indulge more in the colourful culture of Marrakesh, especially with Nour.
Not really a tour, more a private taxi around 3 of the main tourist sights in Marrakech, plus we were taken to a Herborist/pharmacy. We had a driver and guide but the guide told us only very minimal information about each place before we were dropped off and told how long we could stay before being picked up invariably 40 minutes. At the final place, the Saadian tombs, only after paying and entering did we see how long the queue was, and it became obvious we would not be out in 40 minutes. Luckily it was the last stop, so we managed to get hold of the company and say that we would make our own way back, as we didn't want to abandon our place in the queue.
Overall it was fine, we felt safe and well looked after, but it would have been a lot cheaper to just get taxis between these places.
Unfortunately this private tour was not what we expected it to be. I understand we had only 4 hours to cover as much but the driver did not have the patience to elaborate and explain the culture, heritage etc related to the places which was part of the visit. I was not expecting him to to come with us to the places we visited but at least show some interest in talking about the city, its heritage while on the drive. All he spoke was about traffic being too much. He was more inclined towards taking to a pharmacy not really sure what that is in Marrakesh but we insisted that he drop us at the square instead to walk through the Souk.
We were late getting back to the car from souk by like 7 mins and he went on and on about how this is not very good for him etc. Even though we apologized to him he seemed to just went out his frustration. Not sure why but looked like he had a bad start to his day and taking it all out on us. He was more concerned about where and when he will be fined for stopping too long etc instead of making us feel comfortable and welcome.
The details provided in the things that will be covered is way too long a list to attract tourists but surely cant be done in 4 hours.