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Marrakech History and Souks - Private Half Day City Tour

This half day tour takes in the historical sights and colourful markets of Morocco's most famous Imperial City. See the Koutoubia Minaret, Saadian Tombs and Bahia Palace before walking through the Medina and Djemâa el Fna Square. Snake charmers, acrobats, dancers, storytellers make it a lively hub of activity.

This half day tour takes in the historical sights of this, perhaps the most famous of the Imperial cities of Morocco. There will be a photo stop at the foot of the Koutoubia Minaret. The Koutoubia is the largest mosque in Marrakech with a stunning 70 metre high minaret.

Following this, visit the Saadian Tombs, sealed for centuries until they were rediscovered in 1917. The tombs date back to the time of the sultan Ahmad al-Mansour. There are two main mausoleums within the enclosure, consisting of 66 tombs while 100 more are laid outside in the gardens.

Visit the 19th century Bahia Palace, surrounded by beautifully-manicured gardens filled with sweet-smelling flowers and fruit trees. The aristocratic palace has beautifully painted residential rooms and a lush Moorish style garden in the courtyard.

Walk in the Medina and discover the fabulous array of colourful and exotic Moroccan handicrafts. Explore the market, which is divided into smaller souks according to goods sold. This grand labyrinth features hand-crafted Moroccan good such as babouche slippers, woodworks, brass, iron, bronze works, jewellery, kaftans, carpets, spices, and pottery.

You will also be able to visit the best galleries for leather, antiques and hand crafted gold jewellery, finishing the guided visit in the world-famous Djemâa el Fna Square (the Assembly of the Dead), Marrakechs most popular tourist attraction. This bustling square is listed by UNESCO as a "Masterpiece of World Heritage". Snake charmers, acrobats, dancers, storytellers make it a lively hub of activity. The smell of exotic spices fills the air as stallholders whip up Moroccan street delicacies.

At the end of your tour you can either be dropped of at your hotel/riad or continue in the medina at your leisure.

Experience Includes

  • Private tour exclusive to your party
  • Pick-up and drop off from Marrakech hotels/riads
  • Photo stop at the foot of the Koutoubia Minaret
  • Visit the Saadian Tombs and 19th century Bahia Palace
  • Walk in the Medina and discover world-famous Djemâa el Fna Square
  • English-speaking guide

Experience Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Refreshments

Departs

Daily, year round.

Duration

Around 3 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • Itinerary is subject to change.