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Marrakech: EcoScooter City Tour

1. Marrakech: EcoScooter City Tour

Enjoy a 1 or 2-hour EcoScooter tour with a local group leader. Either follow a predefined private tour program to discover the most important places in Marrakech or define your own private itinerary and visit the sights you're most interested in.  Start the tour from Sofitel Hotel Esplanade and head to the famous Koutoubia mosque where you will start a short visit to Jamaa El Fna Square, The Souks and the Medina (From Bab Ftouh to Bab Laksour). Then, continue to Gueliz, the contemporary quarter of Marrakech, which is home to craft shops, chic stores, and exclusive boutiques. Make a shortstop in the Menara Gardens, built during the period of the Saadian Dynasty in the 16th-century. Surround yourself by beautiful orchards and olive groves. Finally, end the tour back at Sofitel Hotel Esplanade.

From Marrakesh: Day-Trip to Lake Lalla Takerkoust with Lunch

2. From Marrakesh: Day-Trip to Lake Lalla Takerkoust with Lunch

Travel to the shores of lake Lalla Takerkoust on this day-trip from Marrakesh. Relax as you take in views of the lake while eating a picnic lunch. Be picked up from your accommodation. Drive in comfort and take in the views until you reach the lake. Walk along the tranquil lake. Rent a 4-wheeler to explore the area. Sit by the lake while eating a lunch of roast chicken, fresh salad, and seasonal fruit. Marvel at views of the Atlas Mountains behind the lake.

Marrakech: 3-Hour Open-Air Moroccan Cooking Course

3. Marrakech: 3-Hour Open-Air Moroccan Cooking Course

Have you always dreamed of colorful markets, unfamiliar eastern spices, and preparing a simple but exquisite tagine with the freshest ingredients? Then you will be elated with this cooking course. You'll be picked up in lively Jemaa El Fna and driven to Riad by one of our employees. There, the lead chef will be waiting for you with the ingredients prepared. In the kitchen courtyard, you'll work under artful instruction, cooking an exquisite 4-course meal using traditional recipes and a small clay, coal-burning oven. While your tagine cooks over the fire, you'll prepare a selection of Moroccan salads that serve as the prelude to every Moroccan meal. At the end, dessert will be served. Enjoy a good Moroccan wine with your own authentic meal, and linger after your cooking adventure for mint tea and fresh pastries. Moroccan cuisine uses only regional, seasonal products and provides a wonderful balance of sweet and salty dishes; it makes use of original ingredients like rose water and pickled lemons. Your cooking course can be tailored to your wishes. For those who want to learn a little bit about shopping in Morocco, an optional visit to an authentic Moroccan bazaar is just the thing. The market visit will be followed by a tea ceremony and a snack.

Marrakech: Live Like a Local Private Tour with Tea and Snack

4. Marrakech: Live Like a Local Private Tour with Tea and Snack

Get a more authentic introduction to the city of Marrakech on a private tour with a local guide. Encounter school children singing songs as they walk home with their friends, see groups of local women chatting on the way back from the markets and more.  Get an insight into the local communities, meet an artist and marvel at the stunning architecture of the 14th-century Ben Youssef Madrasa Islamic college, the most important Quranic school and 1st university in the city. Admire its intricate mosaics and quiet courtyards. Hear great stories and get local insights as your guide shares personal anecdotes and answers any questions you may have.

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What people are saying about Marrakech

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 461 reviews

What a wonderful experience! I had never been on a moped or e-scooter before but it was super easy to drive and Oualid was a very thoughtful and attentive guide. He took us on the main road for 20 minutes at the start of the 2 hour tour to get used to the scooters and then took us through the winding streets of the Berber market and the souks. Oualid was just great, so lovely - he took us to his family Riad which was an incredible experience. He also took us to his friends’ spice shop in the Berber market but there was no pressure to buy anything (although I bought some beautiful sandalwood) solid perfume. A fantastic way to see Marrakech whilst staying cool and enjoying being with a guide who grew up in the Old Medina. I would do this tour all over again! Thank you Oualid!

How can we ever thank our guide Oualid, he was amazing today, so patient and knowledgeable, we had the time of our lives and were treat like royalty from start to finish. He was so kind, we would recommend him to anyone. Do yourselves a favour and do this! It's an experience not to be missed I can tell you. We are 58 and 70, and loved it, thank you so much Oualid. He even called our taxi driver to make sure he was on the way to collect us.

Great experience Walid was able to show that he listens, he is an accommodating and very kind person. Good culture of Marrakech we could see all the places to visit in the medina. Maryne and Nassim (Paris)

walid is at the top of a kindness, very helpful, a thousand thanks for his patience.

Walid Frchmt a very good guide, Thank you for this scooter ride hahaha