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Marrakech Sightseeing Tours

Highlights

Koutoubia Mosque

The Koutoubia Mosque is the largest mosque in Marrakech. The minaret was completed in 1199 and was used as model for the Giralda of Seville then for the Hassan Tower of Rabat which in its turn has influenced thousands of church towers in Spain. The name is derived from the Arabic al-Koutoubiyyin for librarian, since it used to be surrounded by sellers of manuscripts. It is considered the ultimate structure of its kind. The tower is 69 m high and has six rooms which make up interior with a ramp by which the muezzin could climb to the balcony. It is built in a traditional Almohad style and the tower is adorned with four copper globes which according to legend, were originally made of pure gold, and only three. The fourth was donated by the wife of Yacoub el-Mansour as compensation for her failure to keep the fast for one day during the month of Ramadan. She had her golden jewelry melted down to fashion the fourth globe.

Menara Gardens

The Menara gardens are located to the west of Marrakech at the gates of the Atlas mountains. They were built in the 12th century (c. 1130) by the Almohad ruler Abd al-Mu'min. The name menara derives from the pavillon with its small green pyramid roof (menzeh). The pavilion was built during the 16th century Saadi dynasty and renovated in 1869 by sultan Abderrahmane of Morocco.

Majorelle Garden

The Majorelle Garden is a botanical garden designed by the French Orientalist artist Jacques Majorelle in 1924, during the colonial period when Morocco was a protectorate of France. The special shade of bold cobalt blue which he used extensively in the garden and its buildings is named after him, bleu Majorelle. The garden has been open to the public since 1947. Since 1980 the garden has been owned by Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Berge. The garden also houses the Islamic Art Museum whose collection includes North African textiles from Saint-Laurent's personal collection as well as ceramics, jewelry, and paintings by Majorelle.

Ben Youssef Madrasa

The Ben Youssef Madrasa was an Islamic college in Marrakech named after sultan Ali ibn Yusuf (1106 to 1142), who expanded the city and its influence considerably. The college itself was founded during the period of the Marinid (14th century) by the Marinid sultan Abu al-Hassan and allied to the neighbouring Ben Yousssef Mosque. The building of the madrasa, as it is now, was re-constructed by the Saadian Sultan Abdallah al-Ghalib and finished in 1565. It is the largest Medrasa in Morocco. 130 student dormitory cells cluster around a courtyard richly carved in cedar, marble and stucco. The carvings consist entirely of inscriptions and geometric patterns. This madrasa was one of the largest theological colleges in North Africa and may have housed as many as 900 students. One of its best known teachers was Mohammed al-Ifrani (1670 to 1745).

 

Photo Tours

Winding Streets
Expect the unexpected

Imagine walking through the Souks and winding streets of Marrakech with a British photographer who has lived in Morocco for 20 years first as a trekking guide and now as a photographer who has worked under the direction of Royalty and British Newspapers. Alan will show you the secret parts of Marrakech that even visitors who have been many times will not know about.

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Sunset Market Tour

Market Food
Evening Markets Tour

Let our private guide show you around the main markets of Marrakech at sunset followed by dinner in Djmaa El Fna Square with the locals.

Koutoubia
Djmma al Fna Vendors
Souk
Jardins Majorelle

Marrakech City Tours

Marrakech is a remarkable city, teaming with life around the clock. Its a great place to wander and get lost but first you should take a tour with a knowledgeable guide. We offer both scheduled tours as well as private tours with English speaking guides. The cost of a private guide is significantly lower that in Europe and personally I think it is well worth it. I took the above photos on my recent trip there.

 

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Discovery Tour

Full Day with Lunch

Discover the multiple facets of Marrakech with a stroll in the labyrinth of the narrow streets of the Medina amongst its famous Souks. Immerse yourself in times of old with visits to the most beautiful palaces and monuments of Marrakech including Bahia Palace.

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$45.00

Full Day City Highlights

Departures: April - October: Daily except Thursday

Includes: Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off from centrally located Marrakech hotels, Lunch and Entrance Fees

Departure Time: 8:30am

Duration: 9 1/2

Cost: $45.00 pp

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Stroll through the labyrinth of narrow streets in the Medina and visit the famous Souks, selling everything from leather to clothing to spices.

Witness the astonishing spectacle of Djemaa El Fna Square. Used equally by locals and tourists, you will find juice stalls, water sellers and snake charmers by day and dancing boys, storytellers and magicians by night. As darkness descends, the square fills with food stalls.

Visit the most  beautiful palaces and monuments in Marrakech including Bahia Palace: Built in the late 19th century, the name literally means 'brilliance' and was intended to be the greatest Palace of its time. You will also visit the Saadian tombs, only recently discovered in 1917 and restored. The tombs have, because of the beauty of their decoration, been a major attraction for visitors of Marrakech.

Lunch is included at a restaurant in the Medina and there will be many photo stops en route back to your Marrakech hotel including the Koutoubia, Dar El Bacha, Medersa ben Youssef and Dar Nejjarine.

Palaces & Monuments Tour

Scheduled Group Tour

See amazing Palaces and Monuments on a morning tour of Marrakech which includes the sweet smelling gardens of Bahia Palace, Koutoubia Tower with its 70 meter high minaret and the recently discovered Saadian Tombs.

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$21.00

Half Day of Palaces & Monuments

Departures: April - October: Daily except Thursday

Includes: Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off from centrally located Marrakech hotels, and Entrance Fees

Departure Time: 8:30am

Duration: 3 1/2hrs

Cost: $21.00 pp

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See the famous Koutoubia Tower, the largest mosque in Marrakech with a 70 meter high minaret. The tower is a great example of Hispano-Moorish art. Continue to Bahia Palace which is surrounded by beautiful gardens filled with fruit trees and sweet smelling flowers. Built in the 19th century, the palace was intended to be the greatest Palace of its time.

Leaving Bahia Palace you will continue to the cedar wood domes and marble columns of the Saadian Tombs. Dating back to the time of Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur (1578-1603), the tombs were only discovered in 1917 and their subsequent restoration have made them one of the most popular attractions for visitors to Marrakech.

Your last stop will be the Tiskiwin Museum, a beautiful double riad containing the private collection of folk arts belonging to Dutch collector Bert Flint. You will also see examples of Moroccan handicrafts at Dar Nejjarine before returning to your Marrakech hotel.

Souks & Medinas Tour

City Orientation

Visit the many Souks and Medinas of Marrakech to see the locals selling everything from fresh vegetables and spices to leather and jewelry. Be entertained by the acrobats, snake charmers and musicians of Djemaa El Fna square and visit Medersa ben Youssef, a former Islamic college.

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$19.00pp

Half Day of Souks and Markets

Departure Dates: April - October: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 2:30pm

Includes: Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off from centrally located Marrakech hotels, and Entrance Fees

Duration: 4hrs

Cost: $19.00 pp

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Marrakech is a city full of many souks and markets, hiding away in the narrow alleys and squares of the Medina's. On this morning tour you will visit Morocco's most famous souks for an opportunity to be part of the daily hustle and bustle. Shop for local handicrafts and souvenirs of your visit to Morocco as you explore the souk and practice your bargaining skills. In Djemaa El Fna Square, acrobats, snake charmers and Gnawa musicians entertain the crowd while creating a lively atmosphere.

Visit Medersa ben Youssef, a former Islamic college named after the sultan Ali ibn Yusuf who was influential in the expansion of the city. Once one of the largest theological colleges in North Africa housing as many as 900 students, the building has been refurbished and reopened to the public as a historical site.

Before returning to your Marrakech hotel, you will also stop by a herbalist for a presentation of spices and plants used in traditional Moroccan medicine.

Magical Gardens Tour

Half Day Tour

Spend a morning exploring the botanical treasures of Marrakech. Visit the famous Majorelle Gardens, surround yourself with the orchards and olive groves of Menara Garden before ending your tour with a horse and carriage ride through the Agdal Gardens.

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Marrakech Botanical Scheduled Group Tour

Departure Dates: April - October: Tuesday and Friday at 8:30am

Includes: Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off from centrally located Marrakech hotels, and Entrance Fees

Duration: 3 1/2hrs

Cost: $32.00 pp

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Your first stop today will be the Majorelle Garden. Designed by expatriate French artist Jacques Majorelle, the gardens were somewhat neglected after the painter's death. Now restored to its former glory by Yves Saint-Laurent, these botanic gardens are now a haven of peace in city of chaos.

Continue your tour with a visit of the Menara Garden and basin at the entrance to the Atlas Mountains. A summer residence of sultan Abderrahmane, the area is surrounded by orchards and olive groves.

Before returning to your hotel in Marrakech, you will cross the Agdal Gardens on a horse and carriage ride through the ruins in Hivernage and Mamounia.

Marrakech Heritage Tour

Half Day Tour

Spend a morning exploring the botanical treasures of Marrakech. Visit the famous Majorelle Gardens, surround yourself with the orchards and olive groves of Menara Garden before ending your tour with a horse and carriage ride through the Agdal Gardens.

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$24.00

Marrakech Heritage Tour Scheduled Group Tour

Departure Dates: April - October: Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 8:30am

Includes: Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off from centrally located Marrakech hotels, and Entrance Fees

Duration: 3 1/2hrs

Cost: $24.00 pp

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On this tour of Marrakech, you will discover many interesting lanes and alleys containing souks selling all sorts of goods including crafts and spices.

See the hidden face of the old Arab quarter (Medina) including the Riad (old residences).

Visit a traditional Baker's oven and stop by the fountain of Chreb Ouchouff. See La Koubba Almoravide, and extraordinary example of Muslim art before returning to your hotel. 

Open Top Tour

Half Day Tour

Spend a morning exploring the botanical treasures of Marrakech. Visit the famous Majorelle Gardens, surround yourself with the orchards and olive groves of Menara Garden before ending your tour with a horse and carriage ride through the Agdal Gardens.

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Marrakech City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Duration: Buses depart every 60 mins

Cost: $12.00 pp

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Marrakech is set against the spectacular High Atlas Mountains, and the famous Djemaa el-Fna square provides perhaps the greatest open-air spectacle in the world.

You can hop on and off as many times as you like aboard this open-top double-decker bus. The two tour routes are inter-connected so you can hop easily between them.

Discover Marrakech using two tour routes. Your ticket is valid on ALL routes.

Marrakech Monumental

Buses depart every 60 minutes, highlights include: Theatre Royal, Palais des Congress, Place de la Liberte and Tombeaux Saadiens.

Marrakech Romantique

Buses depart every 60 minutes, highlights include: Les Jardins Majorelle, Le Tikida Garden and Palmeraie Golf Palace.

Folk Music

Moroccan Dinner & Show

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Discover all the fun and excitement of Moroccan folklore at the Fantasia Moroccan Dinner and Cultural Show.

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$49.00pp

Fantasia Moroccan Dinner and Cultural Show

Duration: 4hrs

Cost: $49.00 pp

Departure Dates: April - October : Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Departure Point: Tour departs from centrally located Marrakech hotels
Time: 7:30pm - 11:30pm

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Presented in the heart of a Marrakech palm grove, under the shelter of exotic Berber tents, the show is a dazzling, multi-colored extravaganza, accompanied by a typical Moroccan feast served in an open-air setting.

Seated on cushions encircling the show arena, you'll enjoy a traditional Moroccan meal and be serenaded by a chorus of girls and boys in traditional dress, accompanied by typical Arabian music.

After this gorgeous meal, the fabulous Fantasia show takes over the arena. The belly dancing, horseback skills and caravans are unforgettable, just like the thousand and one nights come to life!

During the show you will see a flying carpet ridden by a Sultan come out of a cloud, over the audience's head!

Sample Menu :

Moroccan salad

Half mechoui (half roast lamb)

Couscous with seven vegetables

Fruits of the season

Mint tea

Moroccan pastry

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Helicopter Tours

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Discover Marrakech and surrounds by air or transfers to any city in Morocco or into the desert.

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Discovery Tour to the Ourika Valley

Duration: 30 mins

Cost: 675 for up to 3 people in a Robinson R44

Cost: 1,250 for up to 6 people in an AS 350 B2

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We also offer 1 hour tours to the Atlas Mountains and transfers anywhere in Morocco.

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