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Menara Gardens: Our most recommended tours and activities

Marrakech: Full-Day Guided City and Gardens Highlights Tour

1. 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 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. Relax on the drive back to your hotel or riad at the end of your tour.

Marrakech: EcoScooter City Tour

2. Marrakech: EcoScooter City Tour

Enjoy a 1 or 2-hour EcoScooter tour with a local group leader. Either follow a predefined private tour program to discover the most important places in Marrakech or define your own private itinerary and visit the sights you're most interested in.  Start the tour from Sofitel Hotel Esplanade and head to the famous Koutoubia mosque where you will start a short visit to Jamaa El Fna Square, The Souks, and the Medina (From Bab Ftouh to Bab Laksour). Then, continue to Gueliz, the contemporary quarter of Marrakech, which is home to craft shops, chic stores, and exclusive boutiques. Make a short stop in the Menara Gardens, built during the period of the Saadian Dynasty in the 16th century. Surround yourself with beautiful orchards and olive groves. Finally, end the tour back at Sofitel Hotel Esplanade.

Marrakech: Majorelle, Menara & Secret Gardens Tour

3. Marrakech: Majorelle, Menara & Secret Gardens Tour

Following pick-up from your hotel or riad, journey through some of the most beautiful gardens of Marrakech and discover a fragrant oasis in the heart of the city of Marrakech. First, discover the Majorelle Garden, created by the French Orientalist artist Jacques Majorelle. Stroll around the blue-painted fountains and exotic flora of the Majorelle Garden. Head next to the Menara Gardens, with the peaks of the Atlas Mountains in the background. Learn about the unique irrigation system designed to provide water to the surrounding area via underground channels from the artificial lake. End your journey by visiting the secret garden, which is an outstanding example of Islamic art and architecture. It's part of the great tradition of stately Arab-Andalusian and Moroccan palaces.

Marrakech: Majorelle & Menara Gardens Tour & Carriage Ride

4. Marrakech: Majorelle & Menara Gardens Tour & Carriage Ride

Escape the arid desert atmosphere of Marrakech and visit 2 of the city’s most beautiful gardens. Learn about their history and unique influence on the culture and architecture of the Red City. Discover an oasis of peace and quiet in the wonderful chaos of this vibrant destination. Be seduced by the beauty of Majorelle Garden, known for its many colors and artistic landscape. See the Cubist villa designed by the French architect Paul Sinoir in the 1930s. Wander among the cactus gardens and other exotic plants. Continue to the Menara Gardens and get panoramic views of the Atlas Mountains. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride inside the ramparts, and pass landmarks such as the Agdal Gardens, fragrant with orange, lemon, fig, apricot, and pomegranate trees. Admire the luxury Hivernage and Mamounia hotels before getting dropped off at your hotel or riad.

Marrakech Gardens & Koutoubia Mosque Tour

5. Marrakech Gardens & Koutoubia Mosque Tour

Benefit from pick-up by deluxe, air-conditioned minibus and escape the hustle and bustle of Marrakech city center as you make your way around some of the city's beautiful gardens in comfort. Marvel at the pools and flowerbeds of the Menara Gardens, with the peaks of the Atlas Mountains in the background. Learn about the unique irrigation system designed to provide water to the surrounding area via underground channels from the artificial lake. Admire the serene aspect of the pavilion, designed during the 16th-century Saadi dynasty. Continue to Majorelle Garden, created by the French Orientalist artist Jacques Majorelle over a period of almost 40 years from 1923. Wander among the cobalt blue landscaped features, see a stunning collection of cacti and more. End your journey through the green spaces of Marrakech with a look at the towering minaret of the Koutoubia Mosque from the outside.

Marrakech: Tour of Majorelle and Menara Gardens

6. Marrakech: Tour of Majorelle and Menara Gardens

Use entry tickets to discover the history and culture of Marrakech on this guided tour. French artist Jacques Majorelle designed the Majorelle Garden, and it will be your first stop. Take in the wonder of the Menara Garden. Experience these amazing gardens restored by Yves Saint Laurent. Begin your experience by observing Majorelle Garden's fountains, swimming pools, bamboo forests, and cacti. It also has an impressive collection of private museums (not included). Witness more than 15 species of birds that are exclusive to North Africa, which can be found at Majorelle Garden. Next, visit the historic Menara Garden. It is the popular summer residence for Sultan Abdul Rahman. Olive, cypress, and palm trees adorn this park, which has been present for centuries. This cool garden is very pleasant on hot summer days. Before returning to your hotel, take the opportunity to tour 2 of the oldest and most famous "Bab" gates in Marrakech.

From Casablanca: Imperial Cities of Morocco 6-Day Tour

7. From Casablanca: Imperial Cities of Morocco 6-Day Tour

Embark on a 6-day trip around Morocco and discover everything that the country has to offer. Depart from Casablanca and enjoy the unique opportunity to explore ancient cities, historic monuments, and natural landscapes. Enjoy accommodation in 4-star hotels and breakfasts included. Day 1: Casablanca Upon arrival in Casablanca, you will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you will visit the city at 14h, including a visit to the Hassan II mosque, one of the world’s biggest mosques, as well as the districts of Sqala and Habous.  Day 2: Rabat - Volubilis The next morning you will journey to the capital of Morocco, Rabat. Visit the Royal Palace, the Ouadaya Gardens Kasbah, and the Hassan Tower Mosque. After lunch, drive towards the ancient Roman city of Volubilis. Dating back to AD 40, Volubilis is home to some of the most impressive Roman ruins in North Africa. You'll finish the day with a short drive to the medieval city of Fez. Day 3: Fez After breakfast, you will begin a guided tour of the Fes, one of the world’s largest walled cities. Explore the narrow streets lined with fresh fruit, mounds of spices, intricate Berber carpets, and many other local crafts. For lunch, you may choose to eat in a traditional restaurant in the heart of the medina. After lunch, you will continue the tour to visit the King’s Palace and then the famous tanneries. Day 4: Ouzoud Waterfalls After an early breakfast, you will depart for Marrakech via Ouzoud Waterfalls. The beautiful drive will take you up into the Middle Atlas Mountains and along the base of the High Atlas Mountains. Enjoy a walk down along the cascades, relax to the sound of the falls, enjoy a picnic lunch or visit one of the many cafés and restaurants. After a restful and relaxing afternoon, you’ll head back to Marrakech. Overnight stay in Marrakech. Day 5: Marrakech Today's tour of Marrakech begins with a trip to the iconic Koutoubia Mosque, home to the minaret which has become a symbol of the city. You will then visit the Saadian Tombs and the Bahia Palace. Then, experience traditional Arabic craftsmanship in the lively souks around Jemaa El Fna square. Home to many different types of traders, these bustling and aromatic streets are uniquely Moroccan. After lunch, you head to the Majorelle Gardens & Menara Garden. Day 6: Marrakech to Casablanca Transfer Your last day of travel will be in Marrakech. Free time will be given in the morning if you want to do some final shopping in Marrakech before being driven back to Casablanca in the afternoon.

From Marrakech: Imperial Cities 6-Day Trip with B&B Lodging

8. From Marrakech: Imperial Cities 6-Day Trip with B&B Lodging

Embark on a 6-day journey to the majestic Imperial Cities of Marrakech. gasp at imposing monuments, medieval ruins, and mesmerizing waterfalls as you explore Casablanca, Rabat, Fez, and more. Enjoy tours of every location you visit and overnight accommodation with daily breakfast. Day 1: Arrival in Marrakech Arrive in Marrakech, a vibrant and colorful city in Morocco known for its bustling souks, historic palaces, and traditional gardens. Upon arrival, get transferred to your hotel to prepare for the rest of the trip. Day 2: Marrakesh Join a full-day tour of Marrakech, including the Koutoubia Mosque, the Saadian Tombs, and Bahia Palace. Visit the souks, traditional Moroccan markets where you can find everything from spices and textiles to pottery and jewelry. After a short lunch break (lunch not included), continue to the Jardin Majorelle and Menara Gardens. See a large pond, olive groves, and sweeping views of the Atlas Mountains. Day 3: Casablanca Experience the beauty of Morocco on a tour that takes you from the vibrant city of Marrakech to the coastal metropolis of Casablanca. Upon arrival in Casablanca, embark on a guided tour of the city and some of its most important landmarks. Visit the iconic Hassan II Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world and a masterpiece of modern Islamic architecture. Continue to the Habous Quarter, a charming neighborhood known for its traditional architecture and lively souks. Day 4: Rabat and Volubilis On day four, the tour from Casablanca to Fez via Rabat and Volubilis is a unique opportunity to explore two of Morocco's most historic sites. Upon arrival to Rabat, discover the Royal Palace, the Hassan Tower, and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V. These landmarks offer a glimpse into the city's rich cultural heritage and its role as a political and cultural center of Morocco. After exploring Rabat, visit the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, dating back to the 3rd century B.C. Volubilis is one of the best-preserved Roman ruins in North Africa and offers an inspiring glimpse into the region's history. End your tour exploring the remains of an ancient city, including the Capitoline Temple, the Basilica, and the houses of wealthy citizens. Stay overnight in Fez. Day 5: Fez Start your Fez city tour, a comprehensive exploration of one of Morocco's most historic and cultural cities. The tour will take you through the ancient Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to discover the narrow streets and explore the area's monuments and landmarks. Visit the Bou Inania Madrasa, the Dar Batha Museum, and the Bou Jeloud Gardens, then go see traditional crafts being made at the local souks, such as pottery and leather goods. This tour is perfect for history and culture enthusiasts, as it offers a glimpse into the rich heritage of Fez. Stay another night in Fez. Day 6: Departure On your last day in Fez, enjoy a seamless airport transfer according to your flight departure.

Marrakech Full-Day Guided Tour with Lunch

9. Marrakech Full-Day Guided Tour with Lunch

Experience the souks and sights of Marrakech on a full-day sightseeing tour with lunch, and learn the “Red City’s” impressive history along the way. You will visit the Koutoubia, one of the most beautiful mosques in the western Muslim world. Marvel at its 225-foot-tall minaret before going to the 14th-century Ben Youssef Medersa, the largest Koranic university in the Maghreb. Continue to the Dar Si Saïd Museum in an Alaouite-style palace of the 19th century. See traditional crafts from southern Morocco, including carpets, costumes and weapons. Next, visit the lovely gardens of El Bahia Palace. Except for the apartments of the sultan's favorite concubine, the council chamber, and the wonderful marble courtyard, the palace is closed to the public. Admire the decorative Saâdian Tombs, built for Sultan Ahmed el Mansour. Continue to Menara Gardens in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, and wander among the olive trees surrounding the central lake. Get panoramic views of the snow-capped peaks in the background. Enter the intricate maze of streets that house Marrakech’s souks. Discover different quarters established by craftsmen according to a structured system, including basketwork, dried fruit, spices, Berber carpets, and more. Of particular note is Rue du Souk Smarine, which leads to Place Rahba Kedima, site of the former slave market. Sample traditional Moroccan cuisine in a beautiful setting for lunch, before going to Djemaa El Fna, the vast central square that is the traditional meeting place for peasants and merchants from the Sous region, High Atlas mountains and south Morocco. Alive with fruit and spice traders in the morning, in the afternoon it’s the turn of Gnaoua dancers (descended from Guinean slaves), who come to play music, tell stories, charm snakes and more.

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What people are saying about Menara Gardens

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 291 reviews

A bad experience not to be repeated. From not picking us up at the Riad, as indicated, to not complying with the tour itinerary that was described, the absurd amount we paid did not include any entry fee. I advise everyone to book an excursion when you are in Marrakech and not through getyourguide. Finally the guide was simply the most unfriendly person I met in Marrakech. It was to close big. NOT TO REPEAT.

Our guide, Smalto, was so informative and gave the best tips to explore Marrakech. He ensured that we saw all the major landmarks/attractions and provided us with the history of each main area. He also gave us ample time to explore the palace and gardens on our own. Overall, would highly recommend this tour to see the highlights of Marrakech!

A great experience with Zoubida as a guide, who made us discover the different sites of interest in the heart of Marrakech, the medina and its souks with a few stops in Jamaa el fna square to drink a fresh fruit juice, take souvenir photos …

The guide was very good. The trip went smoothly and I would reccomend him.

Guide molto preparate , ottima gestione del tempo! Consigliato