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Marrakech: Bahia & Badi Palaces & Saadian Tombs Guided Tour

1. Marrakech: Bahia & Badi Palaces & Saadian Tombs Guided Tour

Take a guided walking tour of Marrakech to discover this medieval desert enclave's beautiful and spectacular treasures. Stroll through the old medina with a local guide. Benefit from fast access to the Bahia and Badii Palaces, then pay an optional visit to the Saadian Tombs. Begin your walking tour by passing the ruins of Sultan Ahmed El Mansour's 16th-century Grand Badi Palace. Catch a glimpse of the former affluence of this majestic city. Learn about how, at the height of its glory, the palace was considered the 8th wonder of the world. Then, continue your tour to the Bahia Palace, the jewel in the crown of Marrakech and a monument of breathtaking magnificence. Head inside to find out how it was constructed in the latter part of the 19th century and took the most skilled workers and artisans 6 years to complete. Finally, pay an optional visit to the Saadian Tombs, sealed for centuries until their rediscovery in 1917. Hear about how the tombs date back to the time of Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur. See the 2 main mausoleums within the enclosure, consisting of 66 tombs with 100 more lying outside the gardens.

Marrakech: Half-Day Historical and Cultural Tour

2. Marrakech: Half-Day Historical and Cultural Tour

Enjoy a private, half-day excursion through bustling Marrakech begins after meeting your guide in front of the Café de France, an iconic landmark on Marrakech’s main square.  Discover the majesty and vibrancy of Marrakech’s medina, beginning with a jaunt across the Jemaa el-Fnaa square to the Koutobia Mosque. Gaze at the mosque’s massive minaret, the largest in Marrakech, as your expert guide informs you of the stunning building’s history. Onwards, you’ll head towards the Saadian Tombs, sealed for centuries until their rediscovery in 1917. Marvel at the ornate carvings in a Hispano-Moorish style that frame the crypts of the 16-century royal family.  Afterwards, head to the equally ornate Bahia Palace, a 19th-century royal dwelling intended to be the most splendid palace of its time. Gaze at the elaborately-painted ceilings, manicured gardens replete with fruit trees, and elaborate stucco patterns adorning almost every surface of the building. To cap the tour off, you’ll wander through the buzzing souks, with their wide array of local artisans and craftspeople, your guide showing you insider tips about the best stalls.  The tour ends back at the Jemaa el-Fnaa square, where hundreds of locals meet every day to enjoy the storytellers, musicians, snake charmers, acrobats, jugglers, and performers of each and every sort.

Marrakech Monuments & Souks 3-Hour Tour

3. Marrakech Monuments & Souks 3-Hour Tour

Enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing tour of Marrakech, exploring the medieval streets, souks and medina of Morocco’s “Red City” through its palaces and monuments. Following a pick-up from your hotel or riad, explore one of Morocco’s oldest imperial cities at sites such as the Koutoubia, one of the largest and most beautiful mosques of the western Muslim world. Marvel at its 221-foot minaret and masterful architecture that evokes the Giralda of Seville. Continues to a peaceful enclosure in the Kasbah to see the Saadian Tombs, dating back to the 16th century of Sultan Ahmad al-Mansu. Admire the colorful tiles, Arabic script, and intricate carvings, hidden to the world after they were sealed up until 1917. Next, spend an hour at the 19th-century Bahia Palace, built in 7 years by 1,000 craftsmen from Fez. Intended to be the greatest example of Moroccan and Islamic architecture in the world, a haphazard arrangement of secret apartments open onto inner courtyards, set in the center of a 2-acre garden.  Then go to Jemaa El-Fnaa, Marrakech's main square and the market place. Through the medina, there are different souks to explore. From the silk-spinners and the spice sellers to carpets to crystals. Each little street has its own identity and its own unique selling point.

From Taghazout/Agadir: Marrakech Day Trip with Guide

4. From Taghazout/Agadir: Marrakech Day Trip with Guide

Embark on a day trip from Agadir or Taghazout to Marrakech, a city steeped in history and vibrant culture. Stroll among bustling souks as you visit some of the city's sights, including Jamaa el Fna Square, the Old Medina, and Koutoubia Mosque. Get picked up from your hotel and begin your journey with a scenic drive through the Moroccan countryside. You'll make a few stops to rest, stretch your legs, and get some refreshments. Upon arrival in Marrakech, you'll be greeted by your guide. Enjoy a walking tour of some of Marrakech's popular attractions. Marvel at the intricate architecture of the Koutoubia Mosque and explore the bustling Jemaa El Fna square. See snake charmers, street performers, and colorful market stalls as you take in the lively atmosphere. Move among the vibrant souks, where you can test your bargaining skills. Browse through unique handicrafts, textiles, spices, and more. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Marrakech as you wander through the maze-like streets of the walled medina. Admire its ancient gates and fascinating landmarks. After the guided tour, you'll have free time to further explore Marrakech at your own pace. At the designated time, you'll reunite with your guide and driver for the return journey to your hotel in Agadir.

Marrakech: Bahia Palace Guided Tour

5. Marrakech: Bahia Palace Guided Tour

Discover the most distinctive sites of Marrakech on a private guided tour. See parts of the old town, then learn about El Bahia Palace with your guide as you explore the grounds and apartments. Start your tour with a stroll through the old town in Medina. Then, visit the El Bahia Palace. Immerse yourself in Morocco's imperial history as you explore this grandiose royal residence, built for the Grand Vizier Sultan Moulay El Hassan I. Next, take in the palace's feature fountains, gardens, extraordinary living quarters, and several shady courtyards which are closed to the public. Hear from your guide about the history of the grounds as you wander. Finally, enter the apartments of the Vizier's favorite concubine and the council chamber. Admire the illuminated cedarwood ceiling and tiled walls, then marvel at the expansive marbled central courtyard with its many fountains and zelliges.

Marrakech: Private Full-Day City Tour

6. Marrakech: Private Full-Day City Tour

Discover the old city of Marrakech with its labyrinthine streets, famous markets, and the Majorelle Garden on this tour. Visit the famous Palais de Bahia, a beautifully decorated palace full of enchanting inner rooms and elaborate mosaic walls.  With a distinctly different architecture from the rest of the medina, walk through the Jewish Quarter. Discover the incredible Saadian tombs and the Medersa Ben Youssef, an old school of Quranic study with beautiful Arabian-Andalucían architecture. Admire the wood carvings and visit the tiny students' rooms, then see the Koutoubia Mosque, an icon of Marrakech and a point of orientation for tourists. Head to the world-famous Jemaah el Fna square with its countless orange juice stands, snake charmers, traditionally-garbed water sellers and henna women. Enjoy a refreshing midday pause on one of the terraces with a panoramic view and take in the sights of the colorful crowds below. Then continue on to the incredible Majorelle Garden and make your way through this oasis of calm in the midst of the bustling new city at your leisure. Visit the Berber Museum housed in the bright blue villa and learn about the history and traditions of Berber people and see some of their beautiful traditional clothing. 

Marrakech: Full-Day Guided City and Gardens Highlights Tour

7. Marrakech: Full-Day Guided City and Gardens Highlights Tour

Spend a full-day visiting the most iconic attractions in Marrakech. Following a pickup from your accommodation, explore one of Morocco's largest and most beautiful mosques, Koutoubia.   Continue the tour to the Bahia Palace and admire its beautiful gardens filled with fruit trees and sweet-smelling flowers. Then, head over to the peaceful enclosure in the Kasbah to see the cedar wood domes and marble columns of the Saadian Tombs. Next, get ready to see Morocco's most famous souks and experience the daily hustle and bustle of the city before visiting Djeemaa El Fna, Marrakech's bustling marketplace filled with merchants from the Souk region. After soaking up the colorful atmosphere of the market, there'll be free time for you to have lunch and join in for the second part of the tour. After your lunch break, visit the Secret Gardens, which dates back to the Saadian Dynasty over 400 years ago and was rebuilt in the 19th-century. Then make your way to the Menara Gardens, the famous summer residence of Sultan Abderrahmane, and gaze in awe at the beautiful orchards and olive groves. Relax on the drive back to your hotel or riad at the end of your tour.

Marrakech: Private Half-Day Walking Tour

8. Marrakech: Private Half-Day Walking Tour

Discover the beautiful old city of Marrakech on this walking tour and wander the labyrinth of famous little streets and alleys. Visit the Palais de Bahia, a decorated palace with enchanted inner rooms and mosaic walls and walk through the Jewish quarter with its interesting architecture. Discover the incredible Saadian Tombs, dating back to the reign of Sultan Ahmed el Mansour and visit the Ben Youssef Madrasa, an old Koran school with beautiful Arabian-Andalucían architecture. Admire the wood carving and visit the little bedrooms for students.  Visit the Koutoubia Mosque, the icon of Marrakech and something of an orientation point for tourists, then head to the world-famous Jemaa el-Fnaa square with its countless orange juice stands, snake charmers, traditionally-clothed water sellers and henna women.

Marrakech Full-day excursion From Casablanca with Camel Ride

9. Marrakech Full-day excursion From Casablanca with Camel Ride

Embark on an enchanting day trip from Casablanca to Marrakech, immersing yourself in a tapestry of cultural wonders. Explore the vibrant Jamaa El Fna Square, where snake charmers, storytellers, and bustling markets create a vibrant atmosphere. Marvel at the architectural splendor of the Bahia Palace, adorned with intricate designs and lush gardens. Wander through the labyrinthine alleys of the old Medina, where hidden treasures await in the bustling souks filled with spices, textiles, and handicrafts. Indulge in a delectable Moroccan lunch, savoring the fusion of aromatic spices and different flavors. Experience the serenity of a Camel ride through the palm groves, connecting with nature's tranquility. collect wonderful memories in Marrakech of its rich heritage, warm hospitality, and the allure of its old Medina and vibrant Souks.

Marrakech: 3-Hour Palace and Monuments Tour

10. Marrakech: 3-Hour Palace and Monuments Tour

Meet your guide in front of the famous restaurant, Cafe de France, in the main square. Your tour begins with a visit to Bahia Palace, the crown jewel of Marrakech and a monument of breathtaking magnificence. Learn about the palace's construction and the skilled artisans who continuously worked to complete the edifice. From the palace, take a stroll to the Koutoubia Mosque, built in the 11th-century, and gaze at the mosque's imposing minaret. Hear about how the iconic landmark was the inspiration for religious buildings found all over the world. Afterward, head out to the Saadian Tombs, located just outside Marrakech. Discover what important family and notable officials rest here and hear about the restoration of the tombs.   Before concluding your tour, take a walk through the vibrant souks. Take in the aroma of the spice section, and be impressed by the intricate designs of the jewelry, leather, lanterns and other products of the souk. Finnish by Jemaa el-Fna Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site to witness acrobats, storytellers, musicians, and snake charmers.

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4.0 / 5

based on 8 reviews

A great introduction the beautiful chaos that is Marrakech, it was just perfect. Very leisurely and the guide Abdul el Jamil was not only very knowledgeable but also very funny. Really felt that we were getting the most out of our trip by booking on to this.

A total success thanks to the personality and remarkable skills of Sala, an exceptional man of kindness, intelligence and humanity who allowed us to discover and experience the city of Marrakech with passion. Valuable guide highly recommended...

Súper bueno el tour, nos gustó mucho el servicio del guía Abdessamad, espectacular como explica y acompaña. Su servicio es 5 estrellas!!!

A full and comprehensive tour conducted by an exceptionally knowledgeable and interesting guide, Abdul. Highly recommended.

The guide gave historical and anecdotal explanations. His English was perfect!