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Marrakech: Ben Youssef, Secret Garden, & Souks Walking Tour

1. Marrakech: Ben Youssef, Secret Garden, & Souks Walking Tour

Take a walking tour through Marrakech, exploring the cultural wonders of Ben Youssef Medersa, the Secret Garden, and the bustling souks. Experience a kaleidoscope of sights and sounds, weaving together the rich tapestry of Marrakech's past and present. Begin your journey at the iconic Ben Youssef Madrasa, a masterpiece of Islamic architecture. As you step into this historical gem, feel the air become thick with tales of scholars who once roamed its halls. Marvel at the intricate geometric patterns and elaborately carved stucco. Discover the tranquil courtyards that echo with centuries of intellectual pursuit. Let your guide transport you to a bygone era, providing insights into the madrasa’s significance and its role in shaping Morocco's cultural heritage. Continue to the Secret Garden, a hidden oasis nestled within the heart of the city. Stroll through lush greenery, admire vibrant blooms, and listen to the soothing sounds of fountains. Relax in a sanctuary that provides a peaceful retreat, offering a moment of tranquility amidst the urban hustle. End the walk in the souks, where the heart of Marrakech beats most vividly. Follow your guide through a maze of streets, where each corner reveals a new sensory delight. Enjoy the aroma of spices, the colors of textiles, and the banter of traders. Meet artisans and test your bargaining skills.

From Casablanca: Day Trip to Marrakech with Camel Ride

2. 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.

Marrakech: Ben Youssef Madrasa, Secret Garden, & Medina Tour

3. Marrakech: Ben Youssef Madrasa, Secret Garden, & Medina Tour

Set out on this guided tour to explore Marrakech's cultural treasures, including the Medersa Ben Youssef, the Secret Garden, and bustling markets. Immerse yourself in the city's rich history and vibrant present through this immersive experience. Begin with a visit to the Ben Youssef Medersa, a medieval Islamic school and a masterpiece of Islamic architecture. Undeniably one of the most beautifully decorated buildings in Marrakesh, marvel at the zellij tiling, stucco plasterwork, and carved cedar wood. Continue to the Secret Garden, a hidden oasis of palaces in the heart of the Medina. Walk through the surrounding gardens, admire the colorful flowers, and enjoy the calming sounds of fountains. Then, explore the lively souks—the vibrant heart of Marrakech. Discover a variety of traditional Moroccan handicrafts, spices, medicinal remedies, and local entertainment. Browse iconic items, such as babouches, leather goods, garments, pottery, tajine dishes, and silver jewelry, and test your bargaining skills.

Marrakech: Full-Day Guided City and Gardens Highlights Tour

4. Marrakech: Full-Day Guided City and Gardens Highlights Tour

Spend a full-day visiting the most iconic attractions in Marrakech. Following a pickup from your accommodation, explore one of Morocco's largest and most beautiful mosques, Koutoubia.   Continue the tour to the Bahia Palace and admire its beautiful gardens filled with fruit trees and sweet-smelling flowers. Then, head over to the peaceful enclosure in the Kasbah to see the cedar wood domes and marble columns of the Saadian Tombs. Next, get ready to see Morocco's most famous souks and experience the daily hustle and bustle of the city before visiting Djeemaa El Fna, Marrakech's bustling marketplace filled with merchants from the Souk region. After soaking up the colorful atmosphere of the market, there'll be free time for you to have lunch and join in for the second part of the tour. After your lunch break, visit the Secret Gardens, which dates back to the Saadian Dynasty over 400 years ago and was rebuilt in the 19th-century. Then make your way to the Menara Gardens, the famous summer residence of Sultan Abderrahmane, and gaze in awe at the beautiful orchards and olive groves. Relax on the drive back to your hotel or riad at the end of your tour.

From Casablanca: Marrakech Guided Day Trip with Camel Ride

5. From Casablanca: Marrakech Guided Day Trip with Camel Ride

Explore the imperial city of Marrakech on a full-day tour from Casablanca, available as a group or private tour option. Transfer from Casablanca and travel by air-conditioned vehicle. Upon arrival, take a sightseeing tour of the city's historic landmarks, starting with an exterior view of the Koutoubia Mosque. Marvel at its minaret towers and golden domes (the mosque is closed to non-Muslims, but you can still explore the impressive grounds). Continue to the Saadian Tombs of the 15th-century era of sultan Ahmad al-Mansur. Next, admire the setting and gardens of Bahia Palace, designed to capture the essence of both Islamic and Moroccan styles. Make your way past dozens of tiny shops and artisan workshops to the vast Djemaa el-Fna Square. Soak up the open-air theater atmosphere and non-stop entertainment from storytellers, singers, acrobats, snake charmers, monkey tamers, and more. Learn the history of the square and how it was once the site of public executions Continue Secret Garden filled with plants coming from all over the world then to Menara Gardens to admire the pyramid-shaped pavilion, set against a backdrop of the Atlas Mountains. Learn the history of this 12th-century site, before going to palmeraie area for a camel ride experience. Take a scenic and relaxing drive back to Casablanca for the end of the tour services.

Sparkling Marrakech through the eyes of your local Guide

6. Sparkling Marrakech through the eyes of your local Guide

It’s been a while you haven't tried something special , why not treat yourself as an adventurer, give your self a chance to discover the Moroccan culture ,attractions and costumes. explore Morocco through a suspicious tour that will get you back in ancient history while visiting Jamee lefnaa ,Koutoubia mosque ,Jewish quarter and Bahia palace the experience links you also with the modernity of the space. get your Professional tour guide that will reveal the secrets and provide you with inspiring information and stories while roaming in Marrakech old medina and melt into its narrow alleys and its diverse Markets.

Marrakech: Cooking class in Marrakech with local family

7. Marrakech: Cooking class in Marrakech with local family

Experience the cooking class in Marrakech with a knowledgeable local instructor. See local familly in the city and find some new approach to local gastronomy. Be welcomed by a local familly in Marrakech and feel as a new guest so as to spend some lovelytime with them. Assist mint tea preparation in front of your eyes and listen to some stories the familly will share. You will afterwards taste the moroccan spices you will use during the food preparation. You will be devised into small groups so that every group can choose one meal to cook. Once your meals are cooking, you will have chance to talk to the familly ladies and try the Henna hand decoration. After the meals are ready, you will start your lunch and share the dish tasting. The meals will end by a season fruit dessert. You will be back to your hotel once the meal is done.

Marrakech City tour with highlights stops

8. Marrakech City tour with highlights stops

As you embark on this captivating journey through Marrakech, your first stop will be the magnificent Koutoubia Mosque. Marvel at its grandeur from the outside, as its towering minaret dominates the skyline, a symbol of the city's rich heritage and Islamic architecture. Next, you'll find yourself immersed in the vibrant energy of Jemaa lefna square, where the senses come alive with a kaleidoscope of sights, sounds, and smells. From street performers to bustling markets, this iconic square offers a true taste of Marrakech's bustling atmosphere. Passing through the historic Bab Ftouh gate, you'll step back in time as you wander through its ancient walls, soaking in the centuries of history that surround you. Your journey continues through the winding alleyways of Souk Semmarine, where vibrant textiles, intricate crafts, and exotic spices line the bustling market stalls, tempting you with their array of colors and aromas. As you make your way through Rahba Lakdima, you'll encounter a lively marketplace filled with local artisans showcasing their traditional wares, from leather goods to handmade pottery. A visit to the Medersa Ben Youssef offers a moment of tranquility amidst the hustle and bustle of the souks. Admire the stunning architecture and intricate tilework of this ancient Islamic school, a true masterpiece of Moroccan craftsmanship. Venturing further into the labyrinthine alleys, you'll discover Souk Jeld, Souk Heddadine, and Souk Sebbaghine, each offering its own unique treasures waiting to be explored. From fine metalwork to fragrant spices, these markets are a feast for the senses. After wandering through the vibrant alleys of Souk Sebbaghine, your journey takes you to a hidden oasis in the heart of Marrakech - the Secret Garden. Step into this tranquil haven, where lush greenery and exotic flowers envelop you in a sense of serenity. Explore winding pathways, ornate fountains, and secluded alcoves as you discover the beauty and tranquility of this hidden gem. Take a moment to pause and reflect amidst the peaceful surroundings before continuing your adventure through the bustling streets of Marrakech. No visit to Marrakech would be complete without a stop at Souk Mouassine, where you'll find an abundance of traditional goods, from hand-woven rugs to intricate wood carvings, each telling a story of Morocco's rich cultural heritage. Finally, indulge your senses with a visit to a local Argan and spice shop, where you can sample the exotic flavours of Morocco firsthand. From aromatic spices to luxurious argan oil, you'll find a wealth of treasures to take home and savor long after your journey through Marrakech has come to an end. Please note that all our tour guides are licensed professionals, ensuring a knowledgeable and enriching experience for our guests.

Casablanca to Marrakech Day Trip with Camel Adventure

9. Casablanca to Marrakech Day Trip with Camel Adventure

Embark on a captivating journey into Marrakech's cultural tapestry with a day trip from Casablanca. As you're whisked away from your hotel, revel in the 2.5-hour drive, indulging in the comfort of free wifi and air conditioning. Opt for a private or small group tour, tailoring the experience to your preferences. Upon reaching Marrakech, your adventure unfolds with a delightful camel ride through the enchanting Palm Grove. Immerse yourself in the city's rich history as you visit iconic landmarks like the Koutoubia Minaret Market and Mosque, and the grand Bahia Palace. Traverse the labyrinthine lanes of the medieval Medina, witnessing skilled artisans crafting leather, argan oil, and more. Feel the pulse of Jemaa El-Fnaa Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, absorbing the vibrant atmosphere before retracing your steps to Casablanca. This immersive day trip promises a symphony of experiences, from camelback explorations to cultural encounters, leaving you with cherished memories of Marrakech's allure. Choose this journey for an unforgettable blend of adventure and cultural discovery.

Marrakesh Full-Day Guided City Highlights Tour

10. Marrakesh Full-Day Guided City Highlights Tour

Begin at Koutoubia Mosque, the renowned landmark structure of Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech, and be in awe of this engineering feat and historical masterpiece. Then head towards Bahia Palace, one of the best-preserved historical sites and certainly most interesting in Marrakech. Visit The Saadian Tombs which is a major sight to see in Marrakesh. A short walk from the main square reveals what was hidden for nearly two-hundred years. Pass by the grand private residence of Dar El Bacha Palace on your way to the narrow streets of the Medina. Hidden away among the maze-like streets are treasures your guide is eager to show you, ovens churning out typical street food, and an array of workshops where craftsmen produce goods to be sold at the souks. Complete your tour with a view over the plaza of Jemaa el-Fnaa, this is a prime spot for people-watching in one of the city’s liveliest spots. Watch as the buzz of daily life unfolds among the market stands and streetscapes below. After lunch break, we head to Secret Garden, where the morning light illuminates the vibrant colours of the architecture, set vividly against the lush green vegetation. Continue to Menara Garden for a stroll through the peaceful site.

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Secret Garden, Marrakech: Our most recommended tours and activities

Marrakech: Ben Youssef, Secret Garden, & Souks Walking Tour

Marrakech: Ben Youssef, Secret Garden, & Souks Walking Tour

Take a walking tour through Marrakech, exploring the cultural wonders of Ben Youssef Medersa, the Secret Garden, and the bustling souks. Experience a kaleidoscope of sights and sounds, weaving together the rich tapestry of Marrakech's past and present. Begin your journey at the iconic Ben Youssef Madrasa, a masterpiece of Islamic architecture. As you step into this historical gem, feel the air become thick with tales of scholars who once roamed its halls. Marvel at the intricate geometric patterns and elaborately carved stucco. Discover the tranquil courtyards that echo with centuries of intellectual pursuit. Let your guide transport you to a bygone era, providing insights into the madrasa’s significance and its role in shaping Morocco's cultural heritage. Continue to the Secret Garden, a hidden oasis nestled within the heart of the city. Stroll through lush greenery, admire vibrant blooms, and listen to the soothing sounds of fountains. Relax in a sanctuary that provides a peaceful retreat, offering a moment of tranquility amidst the urban hustle. End the walk in the souks, where the heart of Marrakech beats most vividly. Follow your guide through a maze of streets, where each corner reveals a new sensory delight. Enjoy the aroma of spices, the colors of textiles, and the banter of traders. Meet artisans and test your bargaining skills.

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.

Marrakech: Ben Youssef Madrasa, Secret Garden, & Medina Tour

Marrakech: Ben Youssef Madrasa, Secret Garden, & Medina Tour

Set out on this guided tour to explore Marrakech's cultural treasures, including the Medersa Ben Youssef, the Secret Garden, and bustling markets. Immerse yourself in the city's rich history and vibrant present through this immersive experience. Begin with a visit to the Ben Youssef Medersa, a medieval Islamic school and a masterpiece of Islamic architecture. Undeniably one of the most beautifully decorated buildings in Marrakesh, marvel at the zellij tiling, stucco plasterwork, and carved cedar wood. Continue to the Secret Garden, a hidden oasis of palaces in the heart of the Medina. Walk through the surrounding gardens, admire the colorful flowers, and enjoy the calming sounds of fountains. Then, explore the lively souks—the vibrant heart of Marrakech. Discover a variety of traditional Moroccan handicrafts, spices, medicinal remedies, and local entertainment. Browse iconic items, such as babouches, leather goods, garments, pottery, tajine dishes, and silver jewelry, and test your bargaining skills.

Marrakech: Full-Day Guided City and Gardens Highlights Tour

Marrakech: Full-Day Guided City and Gardens Highlights Tour

Spend a full-day visiting the most iconic attractions in Marrakech. Following a pickup from your accommodation, explore one of Morocco's largest and most beautiful mosques, Koutoubia.   Continue the tour to the Bahia Palace and admire its beautiful gardens filled with fruit trees and sweet-smelling flowers. Then, head over to the peaceful enclosure in the Kasbah to see the cedar wood domes and marble columns of the Saadian Tombs. Next, get ready to see Morocco's most famous souks and experience the daily hustle and bustle of the city before visiting Djeemaa El Fna, Marrakech's bustling marketplace filled with merchants from the Souk region. After soaking up the colorful atmosphere of the market, there'll be free time for you to have lunch and join in for the second part of the tour. After your lunch break, visit the Secret Gardens, which dates back to the Saadian Dynasty over 400 years ago and was rebuilt in the 19th-century. Then make your way to the Menara Gardens, the famous summer residence of Sultan Abderrahmane, and gaze in awe at the beautiful orchards and olive groves. Relax on the drive back to your hotel or riad at the end of your tour.

From Casablanca: Marrakech Guided Day Trip with Camel Ride

From Casablanca: Marrakech Guided Day Trip with Camel Ride

Explore the imperial city of Marrakech on a full-day tour from Casablanca, available as a group or private tour option. Transfer from Casablanca and travel by air-conditioned vehicle. Upon arrival, take a sightseeing tour of the city's historic landmarks, starting with an exterior view of the Koutoubia Mosque. Marvel at its minaret towers and golden domes (the mosque is closed to non-Muslims, but you can still explore the impressive grounds). Continue to the Saadian Tombs of the 15th-century era of sultan Ahmad al-Mansur. Next, admire the setting and gardens of Bahia Palace, designed to capture the essence of both Islamic and Moroccan styles. Make your way past dozens of tiny shops and artisan workshops to the vast Djemaa el-Fna Square. Soak up the open-air theater atmosphere and non-stop entertainment from storytellers, singers, acrobats, snake charmers, monkey tamers, and more. Learn the history of the square and how it was once the site of public executions Continue Secret Garden filled with plants coming from all over the world then to Menara Gardens to admire the pyramid-shaped pavilion, set against a backdrop of the Atlas Mountains. Learn the history of this 12th-century site, before going to palmeraie area for a camel ride experience. Take a scenic and relaxing drive back to Casablanca for the end of the tour services.

Sparkling Marrakech through the eyes of your local Guide

Sparkling Marrakech through the eyes of your local Guide

It’s been a while you haven't tried something special , why not treat yourself as an adventurer, give your self a chance to discover the Moroccan culture ,attractions and costumes. explore Morocco through a suspicious tour that will get you back in ancient history while visiting Jamee lefnaa ,Koutoubia mosque ,Jewish quarter and Bahia palace the experience links you also with the modernity of the space. get your Professional tour guide that will reveal the secrets and provide you with inspiring information and stories while roaming in Marrakech old medina and melt into its narrow alleys and its diverse Markets.

Marrakech: Cooking class in Marrakech with local family

Marrakech: Cooking class in Marrakech with local family

Experience the cooking class in Marrakech with a knowledgeable local instructor. See local familly in the city and find some new approach to local gastronomy. Be welcomed by a local familly in Marrakech and feel as a new guest so as to spend some lovelytime with them. Assist mint tea preparation in front of your eyes and listen to some stories the familly will share. You will afterwards taste the moroccan spices you will use during the food preparation. You will be devised into small groups so that every group can choose one meal to cook. Once your meals are cooking, you will have chance to talk to the familly ladies and try the Henna hand decoration. After the meals are ready, you will start your lunch and share the dish tasting. The meals will end by a season fruit dessert. You will be back to your hotel once the meal is done.

Marrakech City tour with highlights stops

Marrakech City tour with highlights stops

As you embark on this captivating journey through Marrakech, your first stop will be the magnificent Koutoubia Mosque. Marvel at its grandeur from the outside, as its towering minaret dominates the skyline, a symbol of the city's rich heritage and Islamic architecture. Next, you'll find yourself immersed in the vibrant energy of Jemaa lefna square, where the senses come alive with a kaleidoscope of sights, sounds, and smells. From street performers to bustling markets, this iconic square offers a true taste of Marrakech's bustling atmosphere. Passing through the historic Bab Ftouh gate, you'll step back in time as you wander through its ancient walls, soaking in the centuries of history that surround you. Your journey continues through the winding alleyways of Souk Semmarine, where vibrant textiles, intricate crafts, and exotic spices line the bustling market stalls, tempting you with their array of colors and aromas. As you make your way through Rahba Lakdima, you'll encounter a lively marketplace filled with local artisans showcasing their traditional wares, from leather goods to handmade pottery. A visit to the Medersa Ben Youssef offers a moment of tranquility amidst the hustle and bustle of the souks. Admire the stunning architecture and intricate tilework of this ancient Islamic school, a true masterpiece of Moroccan craftsmanship. Venturing further into the labyrinthine alleys, you'll discover Souk Jeld, Souk Heddadine, and Souk Sebbaghine, each offering its own unique treasures waiting to be explored. From fine metalwork to fragrant spices, these markets are a feast for the senses. After wandering through the vibrant alleys of Souk Sebbaghine, your journey takes you to a hidden oasis in the heart of Marrakech - the Secret Garden. Step into this tranquil haven, where lush greenery and exotic flowers envelop you in a sense of serenity. Explore winding pathways, ornate fountains, and secluded alcoves as you discover the beauty and tranquility of this hidden gem. Take a moment to pause and reflect amidst the peaceful surroundings before continuing your adventure through the bustling streets of Marrakech. No visit to Marrakech would be complete without a stop at Souk Mouassine, where you'll find an abundance of traditional goods, from hand-woven rugs to intricate wood carvings, each telling a story of Morocco's rich cultural heritage. Finally, indulge your senses with a visit to a local Argan and spice shop, where you can sample the exotic flavours of Morocco firsthand. From aromatic spices to luxurious argan oil, you'll find a wealth of treasures to take home and savor long after your journey through Marrakech has come to an end. Please note that all our tour guides are licensed professionals, ensuring a knowledgeable and enriching experience for our guests.

Casablanca to Marrakech Day Trip with Camel Adventure

Casablanca to Marrakech Day Trip with Camel Adventure

Embark on a captivating journey into Marrakech's cultural tapestry with a day trip from Casablanca. As you're whisked away from your hotel, revel in the 2.5-hour drive, indulging in the comfort of free wifi and air conditioning. Opt for a private or small group tour, tailoring the experience to your preferences. Upon reaching Marrakech, your adventure unfolds with a delightful camel ride through the enchanting Palm Grove. Immerse yourself in the city's rich history as you visit iconic landmarks like the Koutoubia Minaret Market and Mosque, and the grand Bahia Palace. Traverse the labyrinthine lanes of the medieval Medina, witnessing skilled artisans crafting leather, argan oil, and more. Feel the pulse of Jemaa El-Fnaa Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, absorbing the vibrant atmosphere before retracing your steps to Casablanca. This immersive day trip promises a symphony of experiences, from camelback explorations to cultural encounters, leaving you with cherished memories of Marrakech's allure. Choose this journey for an unforgettable blend of adventure and cultural discovery.

Marrakesh Full-Day Guided City Highlights Tour

Marrakesh Full-Day Guided City Highlights Tour

Begin at Koutoubia Mosque, the renowned landmark structure of Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech, and be in awe of this engineering feat and historical masterpiece. Then head towards Bahia Palace, one of the best-preserved historical sites and certainly most interesting in Marrakech. Visit The Saadian Tombs which is a major sight to see in Marrakesh. A short walk from the main square reveals what was hidden for nearly two-hundred years. Pass by the grand private residence of Dar El Bacha Palace on your way to the narrow streets of the Medina. Hidden away among the maze-like streets are treasures your guide is eager to show you, ovens churning out typical street food, and an array of workshops where craftsmen produce goods to be sold at the souks. Complete your tour with a view over the plaza of Jemaa el-Fnaa, this is a prime spot for people-watching in one of the city’s liveliest spots. Watch as the buzz of daily life unfolds among the market stands and streetscapes below. After lunch break, we head to Secret Garden, where the morning light illuminates the vibrant colours of the architecture, set vividly against the lush green vegetation. Continue to Menara Garden for a stroll through the peaceful site.

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What people are saying about Secret Garden, Marrakech

Overall rating

4.5
(8 reviews)

Fantastic! I recommend taking this tour for your first day in Morocco, so that you can get to know and become familiar, you will go hand in hand with a local who will teach you how to move around the souks, talk to you about the politics, religion, culture and history of Morocco, in addition to the Medersa and the secret garden are beautiful places where you will take spectacular photos! Wear comfortable shoes because it is a long and wonderful walk 👌

The tour was great and is highly recommended. The guide is an attentive, intelligent and interested young man. Requests, especially regarding any adjustments for the purchase of nice souvenirs and corresponding recommendations, are taken into account.

Amazing. Thank you Lhoussinefor the tour and hospitality. It was great the tour in the medina, the souks and the Madrasa. Totally recommend!

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

Very informative. Our guide Mo was very knowledgeable and engaging.