What To Expect
Visit the medieval town of Marrakech. Founded in 1062, it is the second oldest imperial city in Morocco. It has witnessed the history and cultural richness that define the whole country. Discover the 'Pearl of the South' during a city tour that includes Koutoubia Minaret, Bahia Palace and the Saadian Tombs.
One of the most impressive sights in Marrakech, the Koutoubia is one of the largest, most beautiful mosques in the western Muslim world. Its 225 foot tall minaret is a Hispano-Moresque masterpiece that is very similar to the Giralda of Seville.
El Bahia Palace was built in the late 19th century in a two acre garden. It is a haphazard arrangement of secret luxury apartments opening to inner courtyards. For seven years around a thousand craftsmen from the Fez region worked on the palace. The only sections open to the public are the apartments of the sultan's favorite concubine, the council chamber (with tiled walls and illuminated cedarwood ceiling) and the great central courtyard (paved with marble and decorated with zelliges and fountains).
The Saadian Tombs with their delicate decorations and pure architectural lines are considered by many to be a beautiful feat of architecture. They were first built to house the tombs of the Saadian Sultan, Ahmed el Mansour. In 1591 the first "koubba" (dome on the top of a mosque) of this burial ground was built south of the Casbah.
At the base of the Atlas Mountains lie the Menara Gardens. Covering an area of 250 acres, they are full of olive trees surrounding a large central lake that dates back from the 12th century and is fed by a network of irrigation channels. At the water's edge is a small Saadian pavilion. With the snow covered peaks behind it, this is a breathtaking sight in the evening when it catches the golden rays of the setting sun.
Guided tour of Marrakech
Koutoubia mosque & Menara Garden
All taxes and fees
Pick-up from Marrakech city-center hotels
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Please make sure you are at the reception at least 30 minutes before scheduled departure time.
Please call 48 hours prior to your tour to confirm your departure and/or pickup time.
Please make sure you have a printed voucher with you and present it to our staff at the departure point in front of Central Office/Poste Centrale.
Valid identity papers are obligatory (passport or identity card).
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
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