Marrakech: 3-Hour Colorful Souks Tour
- Duration: 3 hours
This workshop was great fun, highly interactive and well organised. A ‘translator’ met us at a central place, and took us to the venue - that was appreciated, because I doubt we would have found it otherwise!! The instructor was well organised, had templates and material ready and we felt well catered and prepared for. The amount of work that goes into a slipper was a real eye-opener, and certainly gave us a new appreciation of the instructor’s work. Our translator was hardly necessary as our instructor had a good grasp of English, but we enjoyed very much her input into the conversation. Overall, this was a top experience that I would highly recommend. We left very proud of our new slippers!!!
This was a wonderful tour. I saw things I would have never been able to see on my own and even got to weave a bit of a carpet at a local carpet-maker shop. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. I recommend doing this tour as soon as you get to Marrakech so you can have a better feel for the souks when you go out on your own later. There was plenty of time for photos and shopping along the way. I never felt hurried at all. I was travelling solo and the whole group was only 4 people, so ended up making new friends as well.
Had a bit of a hiccup to start - my booking didn’t show on their system so I didn’t get picked up. But GetYourGuide has excellent customer service and they got in touch with the tour provider who was very apologetic and professional about it all. The manager arranged another tour guide for me and the tour was great! He had a lot of information about the city and took me around both the popular tourist areas as well as the inner-city alleys. Would definitely recommend the tour!
Didn’t feel like we got the best stalls. More like just random ones along the way. Maybe he hand picked them before, but we never got the impression they were the standout vendors that we HAD to try. Also we paid at least 5 times more than if we had just tried all these stalls on our own. Maybe the guide picked out ones he knew were safe? That’s the value in the tour.
Great couple of hours scooting round the city. I was on my own and very well looked after by my guide, who always turned left before me making sure traffic behind knew where we were going - not a given with drivers here. Kasbah, Royal Palace, and newer areas north of the Medina were all seen and I recommend this if you would like a few interesting and fun hours