The narrow alleys of Marrakech’s historic medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are truly a labyrinth. Navigate with ease as your private guide talks you through the history on this convenient half-day walking tour. Visit heritage attractions including the Ben Youssef Madrasa, the Koutoubia Mosque, the Bahia Palace, and the Saadian Tombs, then soak up the sights and scents of Djemaa el Fna. Please note: Tour excludes entrance fees.
Soak up the signature sights of Marrakech medina on a half-day walking tour
Ask whatever questions you want from your private guide
Choose a time that works with your schedule, from morning till late
Enjoy pickup from medina hotels on foot: taxi pickup is at your own expense
This tour offer pickup from your hotels/Riads in Medina (walking) ,and if your hotel outside the Medina you must to pay the fee of the taxi (the rates of taxi is depending,how far your hotel from the Medina) to start your visit
Meet your guide at your hotel/ riad for the short trip to the Koutoubia Mosque, the largest mosque in Marrakech. Built in the 12th century, its 69-meter high minaret is the symbol of Marrakech. Outside the mosque, you will learn about Islam and its five pillars, and the Moroccans worship habits.
Your 3 hours tour guided continues to Bahia Palace, a monument of the 19th century which is an indication of the wealth of the Moroccan monarchy of the time. Palace 160 rooms took 15 years to build, and it gives the opportunity to admire and learn about Moroccan architecture.
A few steps from the palace, through the old Jewish quarter, you will come to the tombs of the Saadian dynasty, 17th century. The site, discovered in 1917, and with its richly decorated rooms and ceilings, has become a major attraction for visitors to Marrakech.
Continue by the oldest part of the medina, where your guide will take you on a walking adventure through the labyrinthine streets, past spice shops, craft workshops and art galleries, the Ben Youssef Madrasa, a theological college in the 14th century. The madrasa was once home to 900 students from all over Morocco, and 132 upstairs dormitories indicate the importance of this institution once was.
Your tour ends in the Jemaa el Fna, the most famous square in all of Africa. Storytellers, snake charmers, musicians, orange juice vendors and tattoo artists henna all competing for your attention.
The tour began with a ride to the Jardin Majorelle. I did not think this had been on the itinerary, but since I wanted to see it, Iwas glad it was included. Well worth seeing! The Saadian Tombs are also interesting and educational and I'm glad I got to see them. Far less interesting was the walk through the Medina. I must add, this was the third time we did a Medina walk, and it's not all that different. I became ill before we got to the Palace and had to return to our riad, so I cannot comment on that part. What we viewed somewhat negatively, was that the guide made three personal stops along the way. One to buy water (I would have thought he'd come prepared for that), one to buy some chicken (raw, so probably his lunch) and one to drop something off at a riad....looked like maybe a business card?). Not that any of these stops took an overly long time, but we thought it was inappropriate with paying customers along. Potentially a very good tour.