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Marrakech Guided Historical and Cultural Visit

Touring Marrakech, with a knowledgeable guide. The medina is a densely packed, walled medieval city dating to the Berber Empire, with mazelike alleys where thriving souks (marketplaces) sell traditional textiles, pottery and jewelry. A symbol of the city, and visible for miles, is the Moorish minaret of 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque, along with the place of Djemaa el Fna and the palace of the Bahia. Roll-up for the greatest show on earth, which hits the Unesco-designated. No visit to Morocco would be complete without exploring the country's desert, and the quintessential camel rides! We offer a variety of tour options, including all-terrain drives, camel rides and hikes. The Ourika Valley, the Atlas Mountains, Ouzoud Falls and the Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou (a UNESCO World Heritage-listed group of clay dwellings that once served as a trading post) are just some of the locales you may see during a desert tour.With plenty of things to do and see in both the medieval and modern parts of town

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  • What's included :
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Private tour
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Professional art historian guide
    • Entry/Admission - Koutoubia
    • Entry/Admission - Menara Gardens and Pavilion
    • Entry/Admission - Jemaa el-Fnaa
    • Entry/Admission - La Palmeraie
    What's excluded :
    • Food
    • Personal expenses
    • Entrance fees
    • Entry/Admission - Palacio da Bahia
    • Entry/Admission - Saadian Tombs
    • Entry/Admission - Jardin Majorelle
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Koutoubia, Medina Jamaa El Fena, Marrakech 40000, Morocco

    The largest mosque in Marrakesh, Koutoubia Mosque is also known by several other names, such as Jami' al-Kutubiyah, Kutubiya Mosque, Kutubiyyin Mosque, and Mosque of the Booksellers.

    Found in the southwest medina quarter of Marrakesh, the mosque is ornamented with curved windows, a band of ceramic inlay, pointed merlons, and decorative arches; it has a large plaza with gardens and is floodlit at night, casting a dramatic light over the mosque.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Menara Gardens and Pavilion, Avenue de la Menara, Marrakech 40000 Morocco

    Looking out onto peaceful waters, with the dramatic backdrop of the Atlas Mountains, the Menara Gardens are surrounded by orchards and groves. The centre of the gardens is marked by a pavilion to which lends its name, Menara, translating to 'lighthouse', suggesting the lookout point from which it creates.

    The gardens were created during the 12th-century Berber movement, however, the pavilion was not created until the 16th century, when it was built to be used as a summer residence for the Sultan of the Saadi dynasty.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Palacio da Bahia, 5 Rue Riad Zitoun el Jdid, Marrakech 40000 Morocco

    Surrounded by gardens, the Bahia Palace was built in the late 19th century. Intended to be the greatest palace of its time, its name translates to 'brillance palace' in English.

    As with other buildings of the period in Morocco, it was intended to capture the essence of the Islamic and Moroccan style. Today, it stands as one of the most beautiful and extensive structures in Morocco.

    The palace expands over eight hectares of land and is one of the largest and most luxurious palaces of its time. Standing as a fine example of Morrocan architecture, it is one of the major monuments of the Morroco's cultural heritage and top tourist spot.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Saadian Tombs, Rue De La Kasbah, Marrakech 40000 Morocco

    Located next to the mosque of the Kasbah, the Saadian tombs are one of the only remains of the Saadian dynasty that reigned over the Golden Age of Marrakesh between 1524 to 1659.

    In the early 18th century, Sultan Moulay Ismail decided to remove all traces of the magnificence of this dynasty by demanding the destruction of all remaining vestiges. He dared not, however, commit the sacrilege of destroying their burials and ordered that the entrance to the necropolis be completed.

    The Royal necropolis was used from the beginning of the 14th century, however its splendour came at a later date. In 1557, the burial of Prince Mohamed Sheikh took place. His son Ahmed El Mansour, also known as Ahmed “the Walleye”, had the mausoleum enlarged and embellished the site with the koubba “Lalla Mesouada” from his mother’s name. Lalla Messaouda was buried there in 1591 as well as the 3 successors of the sultan.

    Duration: 35 minutes

    Stop At: Jemaa el-Fnaa, 38 Jemaa el-Fna, Rue El Ksour, Marrakech Morocco

    There is nowhere in Morocco like the Jemaa el Fna Square – a surprise on every corner, you'll want to keep coming back for more.

    By day, most of the souk is a large open space, where a handful of snake charmers bewitched their cobras with flutes, traditional pharmacists in the north-east of the square display cures and elixirs, and dentists, with fearsome claws, release the pain from sufferers. Not a pleasant sight, but a spectacle, nonetheless!

    As dusk approaches the scene begins to change, people come out for a walk and the place fills up little-by-little - it becomes a carnival all of the storytellers, acrobats, musicians and artists.

    Wandering down row-upon-row of performers and you will soon be immersed in the ritual: crouching in the midst of spectator circles, giving a dirham or two as thanks for their performance, you'll find hours pass by so quickly.

    If you want a break, you can walk to the rooftop terraces, such as the Grand Balcon Café, for a view of the square and a birdseye view of the action.

    Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

    Stop At: Jardin Majorelle, Rue Yves Saint Laurent, Marrakech 40090 Morocco

    The Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech is one of the most visited sites in Morocco. It took French painter Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962) forty years of passion and dedication to create this enchanting garden in the heart of the “Ochre City”.

    We amble along shady lanes, in the midst of trees and exotic plants of dreamy origin; we walk past refreshing, burbling streams and pools filled with water lilies and lotus flowers; we hear wafting through the air, laden with sugared fragrance, the rustling of leaves and the chirping of numerous birds who come here to take refuge; we stop, and the path turns unexpectedly, revealing a building with Moorish charm, with a hint of Art Deco, painted in astonishingly vibrant primary colours, glowing with an intense blue the artist perceived in the Atlas Mountains. We are soothed and enchanted by the harmony of this luxuriant and vivid imagery, which issues a delicate summons to the senses, offering us a calming retreat near, and yet so far from the bustling city, sheltered from time by high earthen walls.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: La Palmeraie, Marrakech Morocco

    Marrakech’s palmeraie has over 100,000 palm trees. These were planted during the Almoravid dynasty (eleventh and twelfth centuries) in 13,000 hectares.

    The Palm Grove of the city is still a source of wealth for Marrakech. The palm trees are highly productive and are used for wood and dates. Moreover, these trees create a good ecosystem for the fruit trees and the plantations in the area.

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We offer pick up at hotels, airport and all corners our customers may be in Marrakech Airports
    • Menara Airport, Marrakech Morocco
    • Bahia Palace, Avenue Imam El Ghazali, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


English - Guide, English - Written, English - Audio

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Organised by Marrakech Sweet Travel

Activity ID: V-39853P15

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