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Marrakech: Half-Day Historical and Cultural Tour

Marrakech: Half-Day Historical and Cultural Tour

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Discover the culture of Marrakech across various historic quarters of the city. Visit colorful souks with their tinsmiths, dyers, herbalists stalls, and workshops.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Arabic, English, French, German, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover tucked-away corners of Marrakech on a private history and culture tour
  • Explore the city's most historic quarters with a personal guide to show the way
  • Learn the fascinating history behind the Koutoubia Mosque, Bahia Palace, and Jemaa el-Fna square
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Local, professional guide
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees (the majority of monument entry fees are $7.00)
  • Pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of Café de France, in the Jemaa el-Fnaa main square.

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Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 187 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5

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Best tour with Mohamed! He gave a lot of historical background to every location and gave us time to take pictures. He was very kind. It’s a long walking tour and it’s very hot, so definitely wear comfortable shoes, bring a hat, and sunglasses. Don’t forget a water bottle as well.

July 5, 2022

We met our guide called Mohammed in the jama Al fna square who then took us walking to through the amazing Souks he went out of his way and helped us get a new pair of shoes as my sandal broke suddenly and he was so very helpful in translating to the shop keepers and then giving my broken sandal to the shoe fixer to fix which we picked up after the tour of the Bahi Palace and the Tukrobia mosque he was so knowledgeable and we also discussed politics in various countries his English was extremely good and he was very patient with us as I was finding the heat unbearable and stopped quite often. Overall an excellent trip and we have booked another one for today quad and camel ride tour. Definitely recommend this company.

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June 28, 2022

Our guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about the historical sites and history of marrakech. He was patient, kind and answered all of our questions during the tour along with advice on the people and how to have the best experience around the city. I’d recommend this tour if you’d like to find out the hidden gems of the city.

June 1, 2022

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