Add dates

MarrakechCulture & history

Our most recommended Marrakech Culture & history

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: Majorelle Garden and YSL Museum Entry Ticket

2. Marrakech: Majorelle Garden and YSL Museum Entry Ticket

Order your Ticket with us and we will take care of the rest to have a fantastic experience visiting the Majorelle Garden which was developed in the early 20th century by the French painter Jacques Majorelle, this expansive and peaceful garden was purchased by Saint Laurent in 1980. As you explore the luscious gardens, learn how Saint Laurent rescued the landmark from demolition and saved it for prosperity Then, continue to Yves Saint Laurent. Admire the array of collections on display which feature some of the designer’s most precious creations as well as exhibitions documenting his life in Marrakech. Finish your visit by exploring the Pierre bergé Museum which emphasizes the Amazigh culture. Enjoy all that without having to be stressed about booking your ticket as it will be issued just right after your order.

Marrakech: Half-Day Historical and Cultural Tour

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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.

3-Day Desert Tour to Fes Fraom Marrakech

7. 3-Day Desert Tour to Fes Fraom Marrakech

Explore Morocco's royal capitals of Fez and Marrakech on a 3-day guided tour. First day: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Dades (his 1st night at Kasbah Amajig) Start your tour with an early pick-up. Meet your driver at your hotel or riad in the morning before crossing the High Atlas Mountains to the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. After a guided walk through the village, enjoy a leisurely lunch at Ait Ben Haddou. In the early afternoon, travel northeast to Boumalne Dades via Ouarzazate. Embark on a cruise along the Dades River against a spectacular sunset backdrop. Arrive in the Dades Valley and make a pit stop to enjoy the spectacular scenery. Afterwards, transfer to your hotel, eat and stay overnight at Kasbah Amazy. The 2nd day: Dades-Merzouga Start your day with breakfast at the hotel. Take the journey to Tingir along the 1001 Kasbah Road. It is an oasis where he has the opportunity to take an hour's walk along the river to Togga Gorge. Here you will have some free time to enjoy the scenery before lunch. In the early afternoon, hike to Merzouga, where a camel caravan awaits you. From here, take a camel ride through the Erg Chebbi dunes and enjoy a mesmerizing sunset. Arrive at a Sahara desert camp among the dunes before dark and enjoy a Moroccan dinner under the stars while listening to local nomads playing drums around a campfire. After the campfire, relax in your choice of standard or deluxe tent. Standard tents are basic accommodation, while private tents are subject to availability. Toilets are right in front of the door and you can freshen up in the common room. If you choose a luxury tent, you are guaranteed a private tent, located in a more secluded and scenic area that not only offers you extra comfort, but also a private tent with flushable western toilets, hot showers, and a sumptuous dinner and breakfast. Third day: Merzouga – Fes If you want to see the sunrise, have your host wake you up in the desert. After breakfast drive to Midelt, a small town in the middle of the Atlas Mountains, along the Ziz river with its stunning palm-lined oasis and fortified ksur (castle). This is my lunch break for the day. In the afternoon we continue over the Central Atlas Mountains to Fes. Notice the dramatic change in scenery. Snow-capped mountains, cedar forests, and lush vegetation contrast with the dry, rocky landscape of the rest of the tour. Marrakech to Fez desert tour ends in the evening and your driver will drop you off at your Riad or hotel in Fez.

Marrakech: Overnight Sahara Tour to Zagora & Ait Ben Haddou

8. Marrakech: Overnight Sahara Tour to Zagora & Ait Ben Haddou

Discover Ouarzazate and Zagora on this 2-day trip from Marrakech. Visit the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou fortress and admire stunning views of the Atlas mountains. Ride camel through the Sahara during the sunset. Savor a local dinner and breakfast and stay overnight in a tent at the Zagora dunes.  Day 1: Begin with early-morning pickup from Marrakech. Travel through the dessert sandstone city of Ouarzazate. Stop at the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, where you will have free time to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to the verdant Draa Valley, which is well-known for its amazing ksour and kasbah. Head to Zagora and make your way to the windswept dunes for a sunset camel ride. Make camp at a campsite in the Zagora dunes and enjoy a hearty dinner of local flavors. Day 2: Wake early morning for a typical Berber breakfast before watching the sunrise from the back of your camel in the dunes. Board the bus and take the road back to Marrakech through the High Atlas Mountains.

Desert Tour to Zagora for 2 Days

9. Desert Tour to Zagora for 2 Days

Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou kasbah – Ouarzazate – Draa Valley – Zagora. Take this adventure Sahara desert trip through the gorgeous Atlas Mountains, the world heritage kasbahs, and the amazing palm oases, discover the Sahara desert of Zagora and the world heritage kasbahs during this Zagora 2 Days desert tour from Marrakech. Travel through the dramatic road of Tichka pass and the wonderful views of the high atlas mountains and the old road of caravans to reach the preserved site of Ait Ben Haddou. On the road that leads there, you will discover some of the most beautiful landscapes of Morocco. A professional driver/guide and a new air-conditioned vehicle will be at your disposal to visit the main desert and Sahara highlights from Marrakech. This tour will start and ends in Marrakech and covered all the attractions including Ait Ben Haddou kasbah, the Draa valley, the palm grove of Zagora, and the camel ride experience with a stay at the desert camp in zagora dunes. Day 2: Zagora – Draa Valley – Tichka – Marrakech. your driver/guide will pick you up directly from your accommodation in marrakech around 8 am and drive through the route passes through valleys and deserts allowing you to enjoy spectacular views from the atlas mountains. we will go through the tizi n’tichka, a pass at an altitude of 2,260 meters: the highest pass in north africa and it has become famous for the breathtaking view it offers. halfway, you will benefit from a free visit to the famous kasbah ait ben haddou, a fortified city classified as a unesco world heritage Site. Lunch in a local restaurant overlooking the kasbah, and then we will continue our journey towards draa valley, next stop will be in draa valley for some beautiful pictures. continue to reach the palm grove of zagora and after a welcome tea, you will start a new adventure in a camel caravan trek to the desert camp where you will spend an unforgettable night under Berber tents. Dinner will be served in the camp and enjoy moments with a Berber music show that will animate your evening.

A luxury magic 3days 2night desert tour from fez to marakech

10. A luxury magic 3days 2night desert tour from fez to marakech

Day 1: Fez to Merzouga Our 3-day desert tour from Fez to Marrakech begins with a morning departure from Fez. We'll embark on a scenic drive through the captivating landscapes of the Middle Atlas Mountains, passing by charming towns and picturesque valleys. Along the way, we'll make stops at Ifrane, known as "Little Switzerland," and Azrou, where we can interact with friendly Barbary macaque monkeys. Continuing our journey, we'll venture through the Ziz Valley, with its lush palm groves and impressive gorges. By afternoon, we'll reach Merzouga, the gateway to the Sahara Desert. We'll meet our camel caravan and embark on an unforgettable camel trek into the golden sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. As the sun sets, we'll arrive at our desert camp, where we'll indulge in a traditional Moroccan dinner and spend the night under the starlit sky. Day 2: Merzouga to Ouarzazate We'll wake up early to witness the magical sunrise over the Sahara Desert before returning to Merzouga on our camels. After breakfast, we'll depart for Ouarzazate, a city known for its captivating beauty and famous film studios. Along the way, we'll pass through the city of spices rissani and captivating Todra Gorge, a majestic canyon with towering cliffs and a winding river. Take a leisurely walk and marvel at the stunning natural scenery. Continuing our journey, we'll drive through the city roses name's kalaa megouna , renowned for its unique rock formations. and then we continue the drive to your hotel in ouarzazat enjoying a delicious dinner Day 3: Ouarzazate to Marrakech On our final day, we'll depart from Ouarzazate and continue our adventure towards Marrakech. Our route will take us through the big studio in africa names oscar studio and the fascinating Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a unesco World Heritage site and a popular filming location for movies and TV shows. Finally, we'll continueour driving in.the scenic landscapes of the Atlas Mountains, crossing the magnificent Tizi n'Tichka Pass, which reaches an elevation of 2,260 meters (7,410 feet). As we descend from the mountains, we'll pass by traditional Berber villages and panoramic viewpoints, providing ample opportunities for breathtaking photographs. We'll make stops along the way to admire the beauty of the surroundings and soak in the stunning vistas. Arriving in vibrant Marrakech in the afternoon, we'll bid farewell, knowing that we've experienced an unforgettable journey from the desert to the bustling city. Our tour concludes as we drop you off at your preferred location in Marrakech, with cherished memories and a deeper appreciation for the diverse landscapes and rich culture of Morocco.

173 activities found
Sort by:
Page 1 of 11

Unmissable attractions

Immersive experiences

Frequently asked questions about Marrakech Culture & history

What are other things to do than Culture & history that are worth visiting in Marrakech?

The other unmissable things to do in Marrakech are:

Other Sightseeing Options in Marrakech

Want to discover all there is to do in Marrakech? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Marrakech

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 4,112 reviews

Beautiful experience! Travel by comfortable and clean minivan, with the kind and very nice driver Nourdine who makes stops for breakfast / lunch and toilet. Visit to the Kassar Ait Ben Haddou, a small town which has been the setting for some famous films. Last stop just outside Zagora to get on the dromedaries for the sunset walk of more than an hour accompanied by the Berbers. Once you arrive at the super-equipped camp with electricity, clean toilets and showers, tea will be served with Moroccan sweets. Abundant typical Moroccan dinner and after all together around the fire to sing, play and dance with the Berbers. You will sleep in an equipped and comfortable tent. Wake up early, have a hearty breakfast and walk to see the sunrise over the desert dunes. Return by dromedary (shorter) and then we leave for Marrakech with several stops during the journey. Thanks to the organization for the experience. Ps: in the winter period technical clothing is recommended

Perfect trip for first time travelers to Morocco, ideal to get a taste of the country outside the main cities. The trip will take you from the Atlas Mountains, through inner valleys and gorges to the very far desert. You will see a great variety of climates and landscapes changing before your eyes as you head toward Merzouga. Personally, we especially enjoyed Ait Ben Haddou, Todra and the magical experience of the camel ride at sunset and sunrise in the desert - a highlight of the experience, highly recommended! Our guide Ali was exceptionally friendly, kind and so insightful on all the aspects of the lifestyle, traditions and culture of the Berber communities. He helped us navigating through the souks and gave great recommendations along the way for future trips to Morocco. We were delighted to meet him and have him as our guide and friend for journey. We loved every stop along the way and wish it could have lasted longer. Until next time!

Great tour, approximately 3 hours. Went to New part of town then the old town. Nice new bikes. Would recommend early on in trip to get an over view.

Super nice tour through Marrakech. With super bikes. Nice guide Abdul.

It is a long trip (ca 13-14 hrs), but totally worth every penny.