Marrakech Full Day Tour

Only us on tour which was bonus. Saw heaps and moved quickly from place to place. Guide extremely knowledgable and friendly. Excellent city overview.Kim R., New Zealand – See more reviews
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Visit Marrakech, the second oldest imperial city in Morocco! See historical monuments such as Koutoubia, Bahia Palace and the Saadian Tombs during your tour of the "Pearl of the South" and explore the narrow streets of the old Medina and Djemaa El Fna Square.

Specifications

Type:
Tours around Marrakech
Departs From:
Marrakech
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick-up
Duration:
9 hours
Availability:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 8:30 AM
Product Code:
5968
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Featured On:
The Souks (Suuqs)Koutoubia MosqueDjemaa el Fna SquareEl Bahia PalaceSaadian TombsDar si Said MuseumBen Youssef MadrasaJardin MenaraAtlas MountainsMarrakech City Tours & SightseeingCity Tours & Sightseeing

Description

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 cedar wood ceiling) and the great central courtyard (paved with marble and decorated

with zelliges and fountains).

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.

To better discover Marrakech, enter an intricate maze of the narrow streets in the world of the souks. Protected from the sun by slatted awnings, you will find a variety of quarters established by craftsmen, according to a structured system of corporation. There are souks of basketwork, dried fruit, spices, clothes, wool, skins, Berber carpet, leatherwork, ironwork, jewelry and more! Some souks of note include the Rue du Souk Smarine which leads into the Place rahba Kedima, where a slave market was once held (it remains an important commercial site). There are also a few apothecary shops here and there.

Next we will visit Djemaa El Fna. This traditional meeting place for peasants and merchants from the Sous region, the High atlas and the South has become the heart of Marrakech. In the mornings this large square is crowded with fruit and spice sellers, guerrab with their leather water bottles and metal drinking cups, basket sellers, ironmongers and Barbers. In the afternoon come the Gnaoua dancers descended from former Guinean slaves, musicians, story tellers, snake charmers and entertainers with performing monkeys!

Highlights

  • Guided tour of Marrakech

  • Koutoubia mosque and Menara Garden

  • Saadian Tombs and Bahia Palace

  • Famous Djemaa El Fna square and Souks of the old Medina

Includes

  • All taxes and fees

  • Pick-up from hotels in Marrakech city center

  • Professional tour guide

  • Lunch

  • Entrance fee

Excludes

  • Drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • 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.

  • Valid identity papers are obligatory (passport or identity card).

  • Hotel name, address and telephone details are required from the customer.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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