• Location: Marrakesh, Morocco
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Discover the maze-like souks, foods and must-sees of Marrakech’s medina neighborhood on this 4-hour walking tour. With a local guide, roam the atmospheric souks around Djemaa El-Fna and visit the Bahia Palace, where the gilded pavilions and harem hosted sultans and their concubines. Sample fresh-baked bread at a communal bakery, see ‘tanjia’ ovens where locals bring clay-pot stews to be cooked, and head for the Marrakech Museum of Photography to view its stunning photographs of old and modern Morocco. Numbers are limited to seven people for a more intimate experience.

Highlights

  • Half-day walking tour of Marrakech’s medina and major attractions
  • Experience the chaotic energy of Marrakech’s medina without worrying about getting lost thanks to your local guide
  • Witness the spectacle of Djemaa El-Fna with its multitude of vendors
  • Enjoy guided tours of Bahia Palace and the Photography Museum of Marrakech
  • Small-group tour limited to seven people ensures more individualized attention from your guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

What You Can Expect

Marrakech Medina Walking Tour Including Bahia Palace and the Photography Museum

The Palais de Bahia

This tour takes you to some of Marrakech's most fascinating cultural attractions and gives you the chance to experience the vibrant atmosphere of the medina without getting lost!

Meet your friendly guide in Djemaa El-Fna, the buzzing square in the center of old Marrakech, and set off on your small-group walking tour.

Soak up the sights of the vibrant square, and then head into the warren of neighboring souks. With your guide to navigate the alleyways of the medina, you’re free to drink in the atmosphere and peruse the enticing wares that range from carpets and hand-painted plates to spices, gold and textiles.


Make your way to one of Marrakech’s historical highlights — the Bahia Palace (Palais de Bahia)— a lavish sultan’s palace built in the 1800s. Explore the opulent pavilions and courtyards to admire the mosaics, halls and fountains as your guide recounts tales of the sultans who lived here with their wives and concubines.


Head back into the medina and follow the aroma of freshly baked bread to a traditional bakery. Learn how the locals bring their prepared dough here for baking, and sample some of the fluffy warm bread. Then, check out a tanjia oven, where clay pots filled with meat and spices are cooked for locals.

Lastly, visit the Marrakech Museum of Photography and Visual Arts to see its photographic exhibitions. Gain insight into old Marrakech from the photos charting life in the city in the last century, and inspect the stirring portraits of locals and Moroccan villagers, as well as contemporary works from around the world.

After around four hours, return to Djemaa El-Fna where your tour finishes. Get directions back to your hotel from your guide or continue exploring the medina independently.

Customer Reviews

Karin S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This was an absolutely excellent tour, our guide was extremely nice, extremely knowledgeable, and I learned so much about Marrakech. What a fantastic way to see and learn about a new city! The highlight was the beautiful Bahia Palace, just gorgeous and wonderful for picture taking. I'd highly recommend this tour to anyone who is looking for a really fun, educational, and enjoyable time in Marrakech with a wonderful, and friendly guide. Thank you so much!

Glen S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Good walking tour with a knowledgeable guide, it wasn't at all rushed and nothing was too much trouble, very enjoyable

Laura K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

My boyfriend and I did this tour and were so very happy with it overall - it was just the two of us plus our guide, Youssef Rouissi. He was incredibly knowledgable and nice, we couldn't have been happier. His English was impeccable - he studied at an American school in his youth and ultimately spent quite a few years in the US as an adult. On our walking tour we were very impressed and so very pleased with his knowledge and insight. He even let us take more time in some areas than originally planned for and took some photos for us. He also helped us with tips for some shops and restaurants.
I would highly recommend this tour especially as a start to the city. Youssef helped us figure out where in the city we'd like to explore after our time together.

nate

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

amazing tour. def a must do if visiting central marrakech

Kenneth B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

What a great way to get an overview of this beautiful city. Mustupha our knows and loves his city. We set the pass and he was patient and very informative. We spent a great 4 hours on this delightful tour.

sittisak c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This tour was amazing!

Iain R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was a first class way of introducing Marrakech and the local people to us shortly on arrival. We joined a group of 5 and we all got on really well . Could not fault this tour. We had continental breakfast at Cafe de France a bargain at 35MAD. Well done for getting our trip off to such a great start.

Mrs C A A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent tour Mustapha was very knowledgeable and took his time to allow me to explore, unfortunately my husband found the walking too much so caught a taxi back to the Hotel. I would certainly recommend this walking tour to anyone visiting Marrakesh as it allowed us to get our bearings for exploring on out own.

Stella H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We really enjoyed it. Our guide Abdul shared with us useful information and it was a great way to see the Medina and get a sense of the city. We were very pleasantly surprised that the tour included more sites than mentioned in the description. Thank you!

Deb H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It was great to start our trip to Marrakech with a tour guide like Mustapha. His English is impeccable and he has a wealth of knowledge on many topics. Our group was fairly small so he had the time for all of our questions, and there were a lot of questions! He seemed to cover more than what we expected, which was a treat, plus it was much easier to navigate the endless winding souks on our own after having been introduced to them by Mustapha.

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