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Medina of Marrakesh
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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Marrakech Dinner and Show in a Moroccan Palace

Enjoy a memorable night out in the best Moroccan traditions with this dinner-and-show experience in Marrakech. Choose one of two beautiful restaurants as your venue: each set in a restored, centuries-old Moroccan palace in Marrakech’s UNESCO-listed old medina. Savor a 3-course feast of classic Moroccan dishes such as tagine clay-pot-cooked stew and soak up the stunning, lantern-lit surroundings as you enjoy the glittering live entertainment. As you eat and drink, watch sparkly belly dancers and be serenaded by drummers and musicians playing traditional Moroccan songs.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Private Marrakech Secrets of the Medina Shopping Tour

Get the best of Marrakech’s medina on this half-day private shopping tour. With a private guide, learn how to navigate the shop-filled alleyways and discover great outlets for leatherware, lamps, carpets, pottery, argan oil, and more. Meet artisans, learn how to haggle, discover hidden shopping gems, enjoy special discounts, and break for Berber refreshments (own expense) at a locals’ café. Choose a morning or afternoon tour and upgrade to include hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
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Marrakech guided city tour and shopping

Discover Marrakech and its surroundings on this guided private city tour. Along with personalized service, you’ll have the flexibility to modify the itinerary to your interests and depart when you want. A typical tour includes the Koutoubia Mosque (the largest one in Marrakech), the Saadian Tombs, Jemaa el-Fna (the central square of Marrakech), and the souk and guilds where artisans sell their wares.
  • Duration: 3 to 5 hours
  • Duration: 3 to 5 hours
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Tasting in Riad

There are so many food choices in Morocco, you may miss out on a traditional experience if you choose just any old place to go. This Marrakech meal at a prestigious riad guarantees an evening of traditional Moroccan food combined with a cultural atmosphere. Along with a meal and drinks, enjoy a musical entertainment show after you’re escorted to a private table for comfort.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Medina of Marrakesh guided tour

Marrakech’s ancient, walled medina is a labyrinth of world-class landmarks, vibrant souks, and picture-perfect courtyards—and this private tour provides a hassle-free way to experience it for yourself. Meet your guide directly at your local hotel, and set off on a half-day adventure. You can see attractions like the Koutoubia Mosque, admire the Bahia Palace, discover different shops and sights, and more. As you go, learn about the medina’s history from your guide.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Guided walking tour of Marrakech

This full-day sightseeing itinerary of Marrakech hits all the highlights, so you’ll get a comprehensive tour without missing a thing. An art historian serves as your personal guide with a private driver to accompany you to Koutoubia Mosque, Bahia Palace, Saadian Tombs, Ben Youssef Madrasa, and Jemaa el-Fnaa square, plus the souk and Jewish Quarter. Round-trip minivan transport from your hotel is provided for optimal convenience.
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
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MEDINA OF MARRAKESH SHOPPING TOUR

Marrakesh shopping choices can be overwhelming for a visitor. This tour takes the stress out of choosing where to buy local produce by having a guide to accompany you around the Medina and teach you how to haggle. The tour will educate you about local history, culture, and you’ll discover where to pick up the best bargains. Visit the spice section of the market, see carpet makers, Argan oil stalls, and learn where to buy leather, lamps, shoes, and much more.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Medina of Marrakech Walking Tour

It is Marrakech’s medina (old town) that secured the city’s position as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Rather than waste time getting lost in the narrow streets, discover it with a guide on this half-day walking tour. Immerse in the history of this storied city as you see sights including the Koutoubia Mosque, the Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace, and, of course, the souks (markets). Tour excludes entrance fees.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Marrakech Walking Half-Day City Tour

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.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Tour: Marrakech Gourmet Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in Morocco’s culinary landscape on a 3-hour gourmet walking tour through Marrakech with a private guide. Discover souks piled with ripe fruit and fresh herbs, and follow the scents of saffron and pepper to a local spice market. Sample black and green olives from ancient groves, learn the secrets behind Morocco’s most distinctive dishes then meet bread bakers in the heart of the medina. Finish your tour in a pastry shop and sample traditional Arab sweets like 'ghriba' and 'cornes de la gazelle.'
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Marrakech Guided Tour

Nous allons tracer un programme varié pour découvrir tout les sites historiques de la ville.La visite de Marrakech comprend la visite des monuments historiques suivants :• Le palais Bahia (palais de la belle, de la brillante) .• Les Tombeaux saadiens datent de l’époque du grand sultan Ahmed al-Mansur Saadi (1578-1603)• La mosquée de la koutoubia est un édifice religieux construit en XII siècle à Marrakech (Maroc). Son architecture et son décor ascétique.Après la visite des monuments cités ci-dessus, vous avez un libre choix pour prendre votre déjeuner (Repas traditionnels ) soit dans un Riad traditionnel, soit dans un restaurant typiquement marocain avec une architecture arabo-persique.Vous continuez votre promenade guidée dans les ruelles de la médina, les différents Souks de la ville de Marrakech, l’artisanat…Finalement vous avez un temps libre pour découvrir la place Jamaa el Fana (patrimoine mondial de l’Unesco), puis notre chauffeur va vous ramener vers votre hôtel.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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One Day Tour from Casablanca to Marrakech

Camel Trekking TourPick up from your hotelDrop off to your hotelPrivate minivan with expert driver
  • Duration: 5 to 8 hours
  • Duration: 5 to 8 hours
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Sightseeing guide city tour of Marrakech with art historian guide

Our experimented guides ensure you an unforgettable visit of the most famous historical monuments of the city of Marrakech, discover the great mosque of Koutoubia which was built by the first ruler of the Almohad dynasty in the twelfth century and the magnificent Badii palace which has become today the scene of the Marrakech festival of laughter.Do not miss the opportunity during your stay at the Pearl of the South to take some pictures in front of the most beautiful monuments of the city, we also suggest you to visit the Bahia Palace, the Majorelle Gardens, the Saadian Tombs ...Before returning to your hotel in Marrakesh, you will also stop by an herbalist for a presentation of the spices and herbs used in traditional Moroccan medicine.
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
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PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR: Marrakech through the lens

Marrakech is known for its hidden places, often not so easy to find, especially on the first trip.Our photography tour is designed especially for those of you wanting to capture the beautiful hidden spots of the red city. Our local official guide will take you to unique places in Marrakech, far from the crowds, where you'll be able to capture the hidden magic and get to know the history of this beautiful city.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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The three valleys are beautiful and welcoming: go there!

The three valleys are very impressive natural sites of the High Atlas in which you will discover a very ingenious rural architecture that blends into a spooky landscape in the eye. Not only the people there are very welcoming and friendly. Discover a Morocco of the depths, ventures into the authenticity of a traditional and mountain Morocco, it is without doubt with Anfto Travel.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Guided city tour of marrakech with licensed professional guide

Marrakech visit is a Guided tour by a professional local guide to see the main monuments famous in the medina of Marrakech.first the mosque of the koutoubia, the largest mosque in Marrakech with a minaret 70 meters high. The tower is an excellent example of Hispano-Moorish art. Continue to Bahia Palace, which is surrounded by beautiful gardens filled with fruit trees and sweet fragrant flowers. Built in the 19th century, the palace was destined to be the largest palace of its time.afterwards Leaving Bahia Palace, you will continue to the cedar wood domes and marble columns of the Saadian tombs. Dating from the time of Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur (1578-1603), the tombs were discovered only in 1917 and restored after making one of the most popular attractions for visitors to Marrakech.
  • Duration: 3 to 5 minutes
  • Duration: 3 to 5 minutes
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Walking tour in The Medina

Our guides are certified and official . You will see the hidden places of Marrakech We always try to give you the best experience . To be with locals and to experience the real life of Marrakech
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Day Trip to Atlas Mountains and Berber Villages & Camel Ride From Marrakech

Day Trip to Atlas Mountains and Berber Villages & Camel Ride From MarrakechDiscover the Berber villages of the Atlas Mountains on a full-day trip from Marrakech that explores broad valleys and lush orchards with views of Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa. Ride a camel through a broad gorge, pause for tea in Imlil Valley, then hike to the isolated village of Ait Souka to share a meal in a Berber family’s home. Throughout the day, take in the mountains’ beautiful scenery: terraced gardens that climb hillsides, tumbling waterfalls, and an alpine kasbah befor we drive you to your hotel in Marrakech
  • Duration: 2 to 4 hours
  • Duration: 2 to 4 hours
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Tour de Calèche à Marrakech, Carriage Tour of Marrakech, Garden Tour.

Tour de Calèche pour les jardins. la durée est de 3 heures jusqu'à 4 heures. Le tour peut vous aidez visitée les jardins de distances comme le jardin Majorelle, le jardins Menara et les Tombeaux Saadiens à une demi-journée.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Romantic dinner

Enjoy a romantic and warm ambience on this well designed evening dedicated specially to Couple. After pick-up from your hotel, a typical Horse Carriage will waiting for you to cross quietly the Medina alleys. Arrival to the Riad, you’ll be hosted by a man who guided you by candle light and sat by the fountain in the courtyard for welcome drink. Private table, Gastronomic meal, excellent service extremely attentive to details, Gnawi musician, belly dancers, tea ceremony in the end of the evening is another favorite…all those elements are present to make this evening a real dream and awaken all you romantic sense.
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Duration: 3 to 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.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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Airport transfer

We offer an incomparable quality of service in Marrakech; new cars and professional drivers.
  • Duration: 15 to 25 minutes
  • Duration: 15 to 25 minutes
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Marrakech City Tour: Marrakesh Otherwise

A walking tour through the maze and the labyrinths of the old Medina; the daily food markets, Si Taybi mosque which minaret ornated with Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious symbols represents the best testimony of the peaceful cohabitation of the different believers in Morocco, the XIVth Century public fountain Shrob O Shof meaning “Drink and Contemplate”, the coppola “Qubba” Almoravid is the only public toilets built in 1085 and survived the erosion and the urbanistic mutations the city knew through the centuries, the Traditional Public Bakeries (FARRAN) , the( FARNATSHI) furnace or boiler; beside the Hammam live the Farnatshi the man whose in charge of the surveillance of the water heater tanks providing the public steam bath with hot boiling water, the Kasba, the Mallah (XV th Century Andalusian Jewish Community homes and markets), The Jem Lafna Square.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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