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Marrakech: Private 4-Hour City Highlights Tour

1. Marrakech: Private 4-Hour City Highlights Tour

The day begins with pickup from your accommodation and heads to the enchanting and picturesque Jardin Majorelle, a botanical garden formerly owned by Yves Saint Laurent. Stroll through the luscious trees and exotic plants of this magical oasis, admiring the view of water lilies and lotus flowers that float in the ponds. Continue the tour to the Berber Museum where you can get a greater understanding of Moroccan identity. The museum showcases the impressive creativity of the Berbers, and provides an overview of their vibrant culture, featuring artifacts, ethnic costumes, and fabulous jewelry. Head into the New City next, which was built by French settlers in the early 1900s. Today it is a busy hub of international brands and trendy cafés, as well as "the Champs Elysées of Marrakech". Later, visit the exquisite Bahia Palace to admire the fine Moorish architecture and gorgeous ceramic tiles. From here, stroll through the Jewish Quarter where you can get a better understanding of the important role of the Jewish culture and community in developing the unique identity of Marrakech. Stop by Morocco’s largest synagogue, Slat Al Azama, which was founded in 1492 by Jews who were expelled from Spain. Arrive at the stunning Moulay El Yazid Mosque then see the Bab Agnaou, one of the 19 gates of Marrakech and the main entrance to the Royal Kasbah. Finally, wander through the fascinating labyrinths of the city's most vibrant and colorful open-air marketplace. Wander through bazaars full of charm and character, stalls packed with mysterious potions, colorful piles of spices, exquisite rugs, and much more. The combination of sounds, sights, and smells are enough to leave even the most hardened of travelers feeling completely mesmerized.

Marrakech: Full-Day Guided City Highlights Tour

2. Marrakech: Full-Day Guided City 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 market place filled with merchants from the Souk region. After soaking up the colorful atmosphere of the market, there'll be free time for you to buy lunch.  After your lunch break, visit the Majorelle Gardens, designed by the French artist Jacques Majorelle. Enjoy this haven of peace in the city of Marrakech and explore the magnificent tropical garden with its fountains, pools, bamboo forests, cacti, and much more. 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. Before returning to your hotel, enjoy a tour of the historical city walls of Marrakech.

Marrakech: Private Tour w/ Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

3. Marrakech: Private Tour w/ Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

See Marrakech at its best from the eyes of a local in just 3 hours. Check out prime landmarks like Bahia Palace, Bab Agnaou, Mellah Square and Souk and hear unique insights that only a local would know. Uncover hidden gems and city secrets along the way that will show you an authentic side of the city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Fully experience the local flare with an included local treat to make your city tour a complete experience.

Marrakech: Private 1-Day Tour of the Medina and Souks

4. Marrakech: Private 1-Day Tour of the Medina and Souks

Learn about the history and culture of Morocco on this guided tour of Marrakech. On this 2-part tour (both parts lasting 3 hours), you will explore the medina and the souks, and enjoy a delicious lunch at a stylish riad inbetween. To start off the tour you will explore the southern medina with its stunning historical buildings. Visit the magnificent Bahia Palace and the tombs of the former Saadi dynasty. Stroll through the Jewish Quarter, past the Mellah, and across the market of Mellah. If there is enough time, you can also see the ruins of El Badi Palace with the historical pulpit of Koutoubia Mosque. Enjoy lunch at the stylish Riyad El Cadi. Discover the classic architecture of Moroccan homes: a house surrounding a courtyard with a beautiful garden, which is sheltered from the busy streets. Depending on the season, you can eat on the sunny roof terrace or in the cool shade of the citrus trees. Enjoy a salad and a main course, prepared in advance according to your tastes. After lunch you will continue on to the artisan neighborhood of the city. See metal welding, leather workers, woodworkers, and henna women at work. Visit vegetable markets, communal ovens, and a traditional Berber pharmacy where you can find natural remedies for many ailments and medical conditions. At the end of the tour you can admire the beautiful architecture of the Ben Youssef Madrasa.

Marrakech: Private Souks Tour with Tea and Traditional Snack

5. Marrakech: Private Souks Tour with Tea and Traditional Snack

Start your private adventure in the Mellah, Marrakech's old Jewish quarter. You'll learn about its historical significance and interact with the local sellers as you navigate the spice souk. Soon you'll reach Jemaa el-Fnaa square, the heart of Marrakech. Wander around the stalls, snake charmers, musicians and other artists. Next, visit a local cooperative for women with disabilities where you'll find fabulous hand-stitched clothes made from natural fabrics. Follow your private guide through the winding alleys, admiring places often missed by travelers. After you see the many artisans at work, you'll experience Morocco's warm hospitality and share a fresh cup of tea and a "msemmen" (local pancake) with your guide. Venture deeper into the souks to see even more skilled artisans, including tile and slipper makers, or simply to admire more remarkable carpets, hand-painted ceramics and shelves of brilliantly colored products before finishing your tour back at Jemaa el-Fnaa. Pick up recommendations from your host before setting off on your own back into the hustle and bustle of Marrakech.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 98 reviews

Excellent. A complete tour of Marrakech with its unmissable highlights. Hakim was a wonderful guide recounting the ancient and modern history of this beautiful bustling city. He was attentive, available and discreet. We were all charmed. The private car made available to us was comfortable and spacious. We recommend ! Thanks again

Our guide Omar was great! He texted with us before the tour to finalize plans and helped us with locating the meeting spot. Omar was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. We really enjoyed visiting the different souks, the women's cooperative and the spice market, as well as the mellah and the synagogue.

Great experience in marrakech with rachid. We were able to discover very beautiful places with all the history that accompanies them. Super guide very warm and hospitality not urgent takes the time during the visits, very invested in his job. Thanks to him !

Nordine, showed us around a magnificent Marrakech, full of beautiful places and superb explanations and anecdotes about Berber culture and the history of Morocco. Activity that I recommend 100%, many thanks again to the guide and his kindness!

We liked the 4 walks with our guide so nice lharkim it is advice and especially the explanations and the history of Marrakech. Our so pleasant driver Djamel.