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Medina, Marrakech

Our most recommended things to do in Medina, Marrakech

Marrakech : Private Transfer to/from RAK Airport

1. Marrakech : Private Transfer to/from RAK Airport

Choose a transfer from the airport to the city or vice versa. Meet the driver at the terminal if you are transferring from the airport. Then, get help with your luggage and follow the driver to the vehicle. Get into the van, relax, and enjoy the journey. Ask the driver any questions you have. The journey length will vary, depending on traffic conditions. After a short drive, arrive at your hotel or riad. Get some help unloading your luggage and then check in to your hotel. Meet the driver at your hotel and transfer to the airport terminal if you booked a hotel-to-airport trip.

Marrakech: Set off on a Guided Foodie Adventure at Night

2. Marrakech: Set off on a Guided Foodie Adventure at Night

Experience the flavors of Marrakech on a guided walking tour of its buzzing markets and souks at night. Enjoy a variety of delicious delicacies, aromatic spices, and refreshing drinks as you explore the Medina with an expert guide. Meet your guide in the heart of the city, at Jemaa el-Fnaa Square. Head to the Mellah and stroll through the city's main market where stalls groan under the weight of fresh fruit, meat, poultry, and vegetables. Watch artisans make a local pastry and get a glimpse of how the locals haggle. Discover the flavors of Moroccan cuisine as you enjoy tastings of local foods such as sweet pastries or the traditional charcoal-baked tagine. Ask your local guide about the different types of tagines and the learn secrets of cooking this traditional Moroccan dish. You will receive a local recipe as a unique souvenir for you to take home. Before moving to your next stop, refresh your tastebuds with a delicious almond drink that locals adore. Head next to the souks and make your way down some of the side streets to discover food stops often missed by travelers. Marvel at the vendor's stalls and be amazed by the vibrant colors and flavors. Try some of the wares on offer including juicy olives and sweet dates.  Walk through the maze-like streets of the Medina and see how a méchoui maker prepares a roasted whole lamb or sheep in a traditional pit oven. Visit a hidden restaurant to try even more delicious foods such as tangia and kofte, served with freshly baked bread. Take in the smells of saffron, cumin, and typical fresh herbs which are abundant in a variety of Moroccan dishes. Sample three different types of salads made from the freshest local ingredients. Finish the tour in truly Moroccan style and sip a glass of mint tea from the rooftop of a cozy cafe. Relax a while and admire the beautiful courtyard and interior decorations such as rugs, mosaic lamps, and fountains.

Marrakech: Traditional Moroccan Cooking Class & Market Visit

3. Marrakech: Traditional Moroccan Cooking Class & Market Visit

Khmisa and Kawtar, two Moroccan women, Chefs, food lovers and passionate about cooking and involving people in Moroccan Culture from local side. They will welcome you in Marrakech for a meal at Khmisa's workshop , a Riad in the heart of the Medina of Marrakech in the pure Moroccan cuisine tradition and in a family and warm atmosphere. Specialised in Morrocan cuisine and pastry, has worked for several renowned hotel establishments in Morocco and abroad and for different morocc Restaurants anf Catering services They will assist you during your cooking class and help you to understand more the Moroccan Culinary First and after discussing your food allergies and restrictions, we will go with to the Food Local Market ( Souk) , away from the touristic side of Marrakech. A short walk through the souk to buy the fresh groceries in the middle the market stalls filled with spices and local traditions. Once arriving home, you will be welcomed with a traditional mint tea and you will learn all the steps of the ritual making before starting the cooking session The menu will be composed of the most typical Moroccan dishs, including starters + main course + one desert We will start the preparation of the dishes as team work involving everyone in and understanding the secrets of the Moroccan cuisine and spices It's a shared session and we do offer private session on demand only You can come individually or with a group After the cooking, you will have time to taste the fruit of everything we made for delicious meal

Marrakech: Experience the City's Bustling Medina Souks

4. Marrakech: Experience the City's Bustling Medina Souks

Explore Marrakech's colorful open markets on a shared group or private walking tour. Meander through the maze of souks and colorful stalls with an expert guide and gain a greater insight into Moroccan culture and daily life. Meet your guide in Jemaa el-Fnaa and embark on a guided walk through the bustling medina of the city. Learn about Moroccan culture with different visits and discussions with artisans and shopkeepers. Stroll through the winding laneways and browse through the colorful displays of the stalls, containing an endless variety of goods and produce. Shop for hand-crafted slippers, traditional woodwork, brass, iron and bronze handicrafts, jewelry, kaftans, carpets, spices, and pottery. Learn how to bargain and haggle with the shopkeepers, an essential part of any souk experience in Morocco. Choose between a shared group tour to meet other travelers, or opt for a private tour to customize the itinerary to your interests.

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: Marvel at the Medina at Night with Moroccan Tea

6. Marrakech: Marvel at the Medina at Night with Moroccan Tea

Explore the Medina of Marrakech, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a guided walking tour at night. Stroll through the bustling winding streets with your guide and experience the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of the area. Meet your guide in the main square outside the medina and embark on your guided stroll into the hustle and bustle of its labyrinth of streets. As the sun sets, the medina is brought to life in a new way with the stalls lit up by colorful lights and locals going about their shopping. Experience the lively atmosphere as you listen to the chatter of shoppers bartering for bargains and smell the delicious aromas of authentic delicacies. Marvel at the array of colorful fabrics, handmade crafts, and beautiful trinkets that line the stores as you shop for souvenirs of your trip. As you stroll through the medina, enjoy fascinating insights and stories of the history, culture, and traditions of the medina and its importance to the locals' way of life. Taste some local snacks including an array of dry fruits, and tasty olives. After your time shopping and exploring the medina, head to a cozy rooftop bar for some much-needed refreshments. Sit back and relax as you sip on authentic Moroccan tea and listen to the upbeat sounds of the musicians in the medina below.

Marrakech: Bahia Palace, Mederssa Ben Youssef & Medina Tour

7. 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.

Marrakesh: Group Guided Shopping Tour in the Souks

8. Marrakesh: Group Guided Shopping Tour in the Souks

Enjoy a walking tour with a difference, as your guide curates a journey through the markets based on your shopping needs. Meet your local guide who has the inside track on the best vendors and stalls in the old walled city district of Medina. Tell them which items you would like to shop for. They will then create a personalized itinerary for the whole group across the 3-hour tour. From 10:00am til 12:30am (or 1:00pm) From 2:30pm til 5:00pm (or 5:30pm) Set off for your walk among the labyrinth of small alleys. Shop for small souvenirs and basic needs, or for artisanal items made the traditional way. Visit the workshops and see crafts like leather, iron or woodwork, as well as embroidery, weaving or ceramics. Let your professional guide teach you the art of negotiation with the vendors. Learn a few key phrases in Arabic as you experience shopping the traditional, local way. Note : we are so glad to remind you that the tour is a group tour and your guide ,needless to say , will tailor your journey on the basis of what you want see or purchase inside the Market . From 10:00am til 12:30am (or 1:00pm) From 2:30pm til 5:00pm (or 5:30pm)

Marrakech: Private Full-Day City Tour

9. 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. 

From Casablanca: Day Trip to Marrakech with Camel Ride

10. From Casablanca: Day Trip to Marrakech with Camel Ride

Immerse yourself in the culture of Marrakech on this day trip from Casablanca. After getting picked up from your hotel, begin the 2.5-hour journey to Marrakech, making the most of the free wifi and air conditioning during the journey. Choose from a private or small group tour. Upon arrival in Marrakech, enjoy a camel ride through the charming Palm Grove. Next, visit sights such as Koutoubia Minaret Market and Mosque, and the majestic Bahia Palace. Stroll through the narrow streets of the medieval Medina and see craftsmen at work, making leather, argan oil and much more. Later, soak up the atmosphere of Jemaa El-Fnaa Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before beginning the journey back to Casablanca.

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Marrakech : Private Transfer to/from RAK Airport

Marrakech : Private Transfer to/from RAK Airport

Choose a transfer from the airport to the city or vice versa. Meet the driver at the terminal if you are transferring from the airport. Then, get help with your luggage and follow the driver to the vehicle. Get into the van, relax, and enjoy the journey. Ask the driver any questions you have. The journey length will vary, depending on traffic conditions. After a short drive, arrive at your hotel or riad. Get some help unloading your luggage and then check in to your hotel. Meet the driver at your hotel and transfer to the airport terminal if you booked a hotel-to-airport trip.

Marrakech: Set off on a Guided Foodie Adventure at Night

Marrakech: Set off on a Guided Foodie Adventure at Night

Experience the flavors of Marrakech on a guided walking tour of its buzzing markets and souks at night. Enjoy a variety of delicious delicacies, aromatic spices, and refreshing drinks as you explore the Medina with an expert guide. Meet your guide in the heart of the city, at Jemaa el-Fnaa Square. Head to the Mellah and stroll through the city's main market where stalls groan under the weight of fresh fruit, meat, poultry, and vegetables. Watch artisans make a local pastry and get a glimpse of how the locals haggle. Discover the flavors of Moroccan cuisine as you enjoy tastings of local foods such as sweet pastries or the traditional charcoal-baked tagine. Ask your local guide about the different types of tagines and the learn secrets of cooking this traditional Moroccan dish. You will receive a local recipe as a unique souvenir for you to take home. Before moving to your next stop, refresh your tastebuds with a delicious almond drink that locals adore. Head next to the souks and make your way down some of the side streets to discover food stops often missed by travelers. Marvel at the vendor's stalls and be amazed by the vibrant colors and flavors. Try some of the wares on offer including juicy olives and sweet dates.  Walk through the maze-like streets of the Medina and see how a méchoui maker prepares a roasted whole lamb or sheep in a traditional pit oven. Visit a hidden restaurant to try even more delicious foods such as tangia and kofte, served with freshly baked bread. Take in the smells of saffron, cumin, and typical fresh herbs which are abundant in a variety of Moroccan dishes. Sample three different types of salads made from the freshest local ingredients. Finish the tour in truly Moroccan style and sip a glass of mint tea from the rooftop of a cozy cafe. Relax a while and admire the beautiful courtyard and interior decorations such as rugs, mosaic lamps, and fountains.

Marrakech: Traditional Moroccan Cooking Class & Market Visit

Marrakech: Traditional Moroccan Cooking Class & Market Visit

Khmisa and Kawtar, two Moroccan women, Chefs, food lovers and passionate about cooking and involving people in Moroccan Culture from local side. They will welcome you in Marrakech for a meal at Khmisa's workshop , a Riad in the heart of the Medina of Marrakech in the pure Moroccan cuisine tradition and in a family and warm atmosphere. Specialised in Morrocan cuisine and pastry, has worked for several renowned hotel establishments in Morocco and abroad and for different morocc Restaurants anf Catering services They will assist you during your cooking class and help you to understand more the Moroccan Culinary First and after discussing your food allergies and restrictions, we will go with to the Food Local Market ( Souk) , away from the touristic side of Marrakech. A short walk through the souk to buy the fresh groceries in the middle the market stalls filled with spices and local traditions. Once arriving home, you will be welcomed with a traditional mint tea and you will learn all the steps of the ritual making before starting the cooking session The menu will be composed of the most typical Moroccan dishs, including starters + main course + one desert We will start the preparation of the dishes as team work involving everyone in and understanding the secrets of the Moroccan cuisine and spices It's a shared session and we do offer private session on demand only You can come individually or with a group After the cooking, you will have time to taste the fruit of everything we made for delicious meal

Marrakech: Experience the City's Bustling Medina Souks

Marrakech: Experience the City's Bustling Medina Souks

Explore Marrakech's colorful open markets on a shared group or private walking tour. Meander through the maze of souks and colorful stalls with an expert guide and gain a greater insight into Moroccan culture and daily life. Meet your guide in Jemaa el-Fnaa and embark on a guided walk through the bustling medina of the city. Learn about Moroccan culture with different visits and discussions with artisans and shopkeepers. Stroll through the winding laneways and browse through the colorful displays of the stalls, containing an endless variety of goods and produce. Shop for hand-crafted slippers, traditional woodwork, brass, iron and bronze handicrafts, jewelry, kaftans, carpets, spices, and pottery. Learn how to bargain and haggle with the shopkeepers, an essential part of any souk experience in Morocco. Choose between a shared group tour to meet other travelers, or opt for a private tour to customize the itinerary to your interests.

Marrakech: Bahia Palace Guided Tour

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: Marvel at the Medina at Night with Moroccan Tea

Marrakech: Marvel at the Medina at Night with Moroccan Tea

Explore the Medina of Marrakech, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a guided walking tour at night. Stroll through the bustling winding streets with your guide and experience the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of the area. Meet your guide in the main square outside the medina and embark on your guided stroll into the hustle and bustle of its labyrinth of streets. As the sun sets, the medina is brought to life in a new way with the stalls lit up by colorful lights and locals going about their shopping. Experience the lively atmosphere as you listen to the chatter of shoppers bartering for bargains and smell the delicious aromas of authentic delicacies. Marvel at the array of colorful fabrics, handmade crafts, and beautiful trinkets that line the stores as you shop for souvenirs of your trip. As you stroll through the medina, enjoy fascinating insights and stories of the history, culture, and traditions of the medina and its importance to the locals' way of life. Taste some local snacks including an array of dry fruits, and tasty olives. After your time shopping and exploring the medina, head to a cozy rooftop bar for some much-needed refreshments. Sit back and relax as you sip on authentic Moroccan tea and listen to the upbeat sounds of the musicians in the medina below.

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.

Marrakesh: Group Guided Shopping Tour in the Souks

Marrakesh: Group Guided Shopping Tour in the Souks

Enjoy a walking tour with a difference, as your guide curates a journey through the markets based on your shopping needs. Meet your local guide who has the inside track on the best vendors and stalls in the old walled city district of Medina. Tell them which items you would like to shop for. They will then create a personalized itinerary for the whole group across the 3-hour tour. From 10:00am til 12:30am (or 1:00pm) From 2:30pm til 5:00pm (or 5:30pm) Set off for your walk among the labyrinth of small alleys. Shop for small souvenirs and basic needs, or for artisanal items made the traditional way. Visit the workshops and see crafts like leather, iron or woodwork, as well as embroidery, weaving or ceramics. Let your professional guide teach you the art of negotiation with the vendors. Learn a few key phrases in Arabic as you experience shopping the traditional, local way. Note : we are so glad to remind you that the tour is a group tour and your guide ,needless to say , will tailor your journey on the basis of what you want see or purchase inside the Market . From 10:00am til 12:30am (or 1:00pm) From 2:30pm til 5:00pm (or 5:30pm)

Marrakech: Private Full-Day City Tour

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. 

From Casablanca: Day Trip to Marrakech with Camel Ride

From Casablanca: Day Trip to Marrakech with Camel Ride

Immerse yourself in the culture of Marrakech on this day trip from Casablanca. After getting picked up from your hotel, begin the 2.5-hour journey to Marrakech, making the most of the free wifi and air conditioning during the journey. Choose from a private or small group tour. Upon arrival in Marrakech, enjoy a camel ride through the charming Palm Grove. Next, visit sights such as Koutoubia Minaret Market and Mosque, and the majestic Bahia Palace. Stroll through the narrow streets of the medieval Medina and see craftsmen at work, making leather, argan oil and much more. Later, soak up the atmosphere of Jemaa El-Fnaa Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before beginning the journey back to Casablanca.

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4.6
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My tour was incredible! Mohamed was so knowledge, fun, and kind. He explained a lot about culture and history in addition to showing us a lot of great spots and information. It was definitely a wonderful experience that also included tasty treats and incredible coffee!

Ismail has been a really good guide. He showed shopping areas but also not touristic part of the area explaining also some historical details.We had a specific shopping requirement and he guided us on looking for it in different shops to search the best option.

This was such an incredible cooking class and I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Marrakech!! The guides were so kind, it felt like a big family dinner. Plus you get to share an intimate meal with other travelers. Truly 10/10 experience

Very nice! We’ve seen the most beautiful spots and it was so nice that we could quit the queues. Very friendly guide. Thanks again!

Husain was very nice, kind and patient. Tried to explain everything during our tour. Strongly recommend him to everyone.