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Agadir/Taghazout: Marrakech Trip with Licensed Tour Guide

Agadir/Taghazout: Marrakech Trip with Licensed Tour Guide

Depart Agadir or Taghazout early in the morning taking the highway Agadir to Marrakech. After a 3-hour drive with some rest stops on the way while crossing the High Atlas mountains, you'll arrive in Marrakech. Once you arrive in Marrakech, you will meet your local tour guide and begin a walking tour of the Medina (the old city of Marrakech). Start by stopping outside the historical walls of the Koutoubia Mosque and strolling thorugh the square of Jamaa El Fana.  Have the option to purchase a ticket to the Bahia Palace. If you wish to visit the Bahia palace and Badii palace please skip or leave the group and tell your guide to set a meeting point with him for lunch (not included in the price). At the end of your local tour, you will have free time to walk through the streets of the souks (local market), haggle with the shop vendors, and find a good place to enjoy some local street food. After lunch, you’ll meet up with your driver, and begin the drive back to your hotel in Agadir with an expected arrival time of roughly between 9:00 PM and 9:30 PM.

Marrakech: Bahia & Badi Palaces & Saadian Tombs Guided Tour

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: Bahia Palace, Mederssa Ben Youssef & Medina Tour

Marrakech: Bahia Palace, Mederssa Ben Youssef & Medina Tour

Begin your walking tour by visiting the Koutoubia Mosque, the city's largest mosque, which derives its name from its historical association with bookshops and booksellers. Admire the traditional Almohad architectural style and a tower adorned with four copper globes. Then, explore Bahia Palace, and its 160 rooms around little courtyards, which were, according to rumor, occupied by concubines. See the surrounding eight-hectare garden decorated by stucco panels, zellij, tiled floors, carved cedar ceilings, shiny marble finishes, and painted ceilings. Continue to the Ben Youssef Medersa, a Quranic School dating back to Sultan Abou el Hassan's rule, was later rebuilt in the 1560s by the Saadians. Marvel at the architectural masterpiece, showcasing typical Moroccan styles such as zellij tiling, stucco plasterwork, and carved cedar wood. End your sightseeing adventure in Marrakesh's lively souks – the city's beating heart, providing traditional Moroccan handicrafts, spices, medicinal remedies, and local entertainment. Discover items such as babouches, leather goods, clothing, pottery, tagine dishes, and silver jewelry.

Marrakech: Historical & Cultural Sightseeing Day Tour

Marrakech: Historical & Cultural Sightseeing Day Tour

The Majorelle Gardens, originally designed by Jacques Majorelle and later owned by Yves Saint Laurent, offer a peaceful and picturesque atmosphere with fish pools, bridges, cacti, and trees. It features a charming shop, café, and restaurant, and is known for its unique "Majorelle blue" hue, which has inspired imitations across the city. The Koutoubia Mosque, the city's largest mosque, derives its name from its historical association with bookshops and booksellers. Following a traditional Almohad architectural style, its tower is adorned with four copper globes. Miniature replicas of the mosque are widely sold in Morocco, attesting to its popularity. El Bahia Palace, known as "the palace of the beautiful," was constructed in the Alaoui style between 1894 and 1900 for Ahmed Ibn Moussa. It boasts 160 rooms surrounding courtyards, with rumours of concubine occupancy. The palace's stunning interior exhibits stucco panels, zellij decorations, carved cedar ceilings, and shiny marble finishes. It is surrounded by an extensive eight-hectare garden. The Ben Youssef Medersa, a Quranic School dating back to Sultan Abou el Hassan's rule, was later rebuilt in the 1560s by the Saadians. It is an impressive architectural masterpiece, showcasing typical Moroccan styles such as zellij tiling, stucco plasterwork, and carved cedar wood. The school served as a place where around 800 students memorized the Koran. The Saadian Tombs, dating from the time of Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur, house the remains of about sixty members of the Sa’adi Dynasty. Rediscovered in 1917 and carefully restored, these tombs have become a prominent attraction in Marrakech, serving as the final resting place for members of the dynasty from the Dra’a Valley beyond the high Atlas Mountains. Marrakesh has a Jewish Mellah, historically inhabited by non-Muslims, including Jews. Many synagogues still stand, though fewer are in use. The Mellah district holds cultural and historical significance. The bustling souks are the heart of Marrakesh, offering an array of traditional Moroccan handicrafts, spices, medicinal remedies, and local entertainment. Visitors can find iconic items like babouches, leather goods, garments, pottery, tajine dishes, and silver jewellery. Bargaining is a common practice, adding a sense of fun and excitement to the shopping experience.

Marrakech Tuktuk+Guide+Bahia palace+Madrassa+ Souks

Marrakech Tuktuk+Guide+Bahia palace+Madrassa+ Souks

We pick you up from your Riad with a Touktouk to enjoy driving the alleys to arrive and visit the Bahia palace, we continue our visit walking to arrive and visit to the Quranic school Medrassa. We later walk in the Heart of the souks to enjoy artisans, and all handmade products and proposal for shopping. We End the tour at the square,

From Taghazout/Agadir: Marrakech Day Trip with Tour Guide

From Taghazout/Agadir: Marrakech Day Trip with Tour Guide

Depart Agadir or Taghazout early in the morning taking the highway Agadir to Marrakech. After a 3-hour drive with some rest stops on the way while crossing the High Atlas mountains, you'll arrive in Marrakech. Once you arrive in Marrakech, you will meet your local tour guide and begin a walking tour of the Medina (the old city of Marrakech). Start by stopping outside the historical walls of the Koutoubia Mosque and strolling thorugh the square of Jamaa El Fana. Have the option to purchase a ticket to the Bahia Palace. If you wish to visit the Bahia palace and Badii palace please skip or leave the group and tell your guide to set a meeting point with him for lunch (not included in the price). At the end of your local tour, you will have free time to walk through the streets of the souks (local market), haggle with the shop vendors, and find a good place to enjoy some local street food. After lunch, you’ll meet up with your driver, and begin the drive back to your hotel in Agadir with an expected arrival time of roughly between 9:00 PM and 9:30 PM.

From Agadir: Marrakech Guided Trip with Guide

From Agadir: Marrakech Guided Trip with Guide

Depart Agadir or Taghazout early in the morning taking the highway Agadir to Marrakech. After a 3-hour drive with some rest stops on the way while crossing the High Atlas mountains, you'll arrive in Marrakech. Once you arrive in Marrakech, you will meet your local tour guide and begin a walking tour of the Medina (the old city of Marrakech). Start by stopping outside the historical walls of the Koutoubia Mosque and strolling thorugh the square of Jamaa El Fana. Have the option to purchase a ticket to the Bahia Palace. If you wish to visit the Bahia palace and Badii palace please skip or leave the group and tell your guide to set a meeting point with him for lunch (not included in the price). At the end of your local tour, you will have free time to walk through the streets of the souks (local market), haggle with the shop vendors, and find a good place to enjoy some local street food. After lunch, you’ll meet up with your driver, and begin the drive back to your hotel in Agadir with an expected arrival time of roughly between 9:00 PM and 9:30 PM.

Marrakech: Private Tour Exploring Marrakech city by Car

Marrakech: Private Tour Exploring Marrakech city by Car

Discover the historical landmarks and monuments of Marrakesh on a private tour. Explore the city's ancient Bahia Palace, El Badi Palace, and Koutoubia Mosque. Stroll through the Majorelle Gardens and visit the new city of Gueliz. Start your tour from your hotel in Marrakesh. Visit the ancient Bahia Palace, which takes more than an hour to explore, then visit its neighbor, El Badi Palace. From here, go into the city, where the traditions, markets, people, and tangible traditional Moroccan buying and selling are met. Visit the Koutoubia Mosque, which dates back to the twelfth century. Pass through the new city of Gueliz to the Majorelle Gardens with their stunning beauty. Spend sufficient time in the gardens before returning to your hotel.

Marrakech: Tailor-Made City Tour With Your Own Private Guide

Marrakech: Tailor-Made City Tour With Your Own Private Guide

Pickup from your hotel or other meeting point and get ready to discover the highlights of Marrakech's Old City (or medina). During this exclusive tour, your guide will offer engaging historical insights and stories about each location you pass by. But it's not just a tour experience, your family or group has the chance to step out, explore, capture photos at iconic monuments & places on your itinerary to create lasting memories. Plus, you'll discover hidden gems as we make our way through the labyrinth of old city streets towards the must see landmarks such as the Koutoubia Mosque, the Handicraft Souks and the UNESCO world heritage site; Jamaa El Fna square. During the stroll, listen to your guide's commentary and learn about the historical context of the sights you visit. Admire architectural details and find out more about the significance of each monument while your guide answers any questions that you may have. Your tour is completely in your hands. Customize, explore, and make this journey uniquely yours. Let us know your preferences, and we'll ensure your Marrakech experience is unforgettable. The half day option can include up to 2 sites. The maximum that can be visited for the full day option is four sites. Popular sights are; Koutoubia Mosque, Bahia Palace, Ben Youssef Madrasa, Dar El Bacha Palace Museum, Museum of Marrakech, Jamaa El Fna Heritage Museum, Secret Garden and the Photography Museum. Other possibilities include but are not limited to; the Saadian Tombs, Badii Palace, Dar Si Said, Moroccan Culinary Arts Museum, Orientalist Museum of Marrakech, Monde des Arts de la Parure, Marrakech Women's Museum, Heritage Museum and more... Each site entrance fee varies from 5 to 10 Euros per adult (Not Included) & can be purchased upon arrival. Skip the line service included for busy sites.

Desert tour from Casablanca : 5 Days to Desert and Marrakech

Desert tour from Casablanca : 5 Days to Desert and Marrakech

Day 1 : CASABLANCA – FES : Today we start our private Morocco tour and drive to Fes ,We head to Fes to visit the Medina afternoon and where we’ll stay overnight in a traditional Moroccan riad. Day 2 : FES – AZROU – MIDELT – ZIZ VALLEY – ERFOUD – RISSANI – MERZOUGA : we will pick you up at your Riad or your hotel around 8:00 a.m. We leave for Midelt through the Mountains and the cedar forests of the middle Atlas. We pass by Ifrane, a charming ski resort and Azrou, an important handicraft centre specialised in the work of cedar wood. We arrive in Midelt for lunch. At the afternoon we will drive to Erfoud and into the desert. You will have a camel trek into the beautiful Erg Chebbi Dunes, where you will spend the evening in a bivouac (camp). There you will enjoy a Berber dinner, and sleep in traditional Nomad camel hair tent. Day 3 : MERZOUGA – TODRA GORGES – DADES GORGES : Today our private Morocco tour continues and we ride camels back to Merzouga. After breakfast and shower we drive to Rissani, then Tinghir and Todra gorges. It is the highest and narrowest gorges in Morocco. After lunch here we’ll pass the Dades valley and the amazing rock formations known as monkey toes. We spend overnight in traditional riad with dinner and breakfast. Day 4 : DADES GORGES – OUARZAZATE -AIT BEN HADDOU – MARRAKECH : After breakfast we’ll drive towards Kalaat Mgouna,the rose city, where we may purchase the rosewater, local famous product made by roses. Our private Morocco tour continues to Ait Ben Haddou, to visit local Kasbah, the largest Kasbah in Morocco. Then we continue passing Tizi n’ Tichka mountain pass to reach Marrakech. Day 5 : Marrakech Sightseeing - Marrakech Airport : After your breakfast we head directly to Marrakech where you will go to your accomodation to relax and the guide will take clients to visit sightseeings. Route : Koubba Ba’adiyn — Koutoubia Mosque– Tombeaux Saadiens(Saadiyin Tomb)– Badi Palace — Palais de la Bahia — Médersa Ben-Youssef After breakfast in riad, we start our journey sightseeing the city of Marrakech “the red city of Morocco”, it was founded in the XII century by Almoravidian dynasty. We will insist on to see the most important cites oh cultural and historical heritage. After visit , we will drive you to the airport for your departure flight. Your tour ends at the airport.

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(212 reviews)

Mohamed was an excellent guide who shared with us all the history of Marrakech and was very precise and complete on the visits to the Bahia Palace and the Ben Youssef Madrasa (grandiose place)...visit and guide that I recommend warmly, it was a magnificent afternoon through the splendors of the medina. a must do if you are in Marrakech

Really good walking tour despite it being 37 degrees. Really knowledgeable guide and some lovely fellow people to experience it with.

The trip was very nice and well organized! Our tour guide explained everything really well and was super nice! Highly recommended!

Really enjoyed the tour, communication about where to meet for the tour was clear and our guide Brahim was excellent.

Mohammed was very professional, friendly and attentive! We were very happy!