Explore the old and new town of Marrakech and its main sights on this day city tour. Admire the Bahia Palace, the Saadian Tombs, the square of Jamea Elfna and drive through the old city wall to the new town where you get to enjoy the view of the Atlas mountains behind the big Menara Pools. Plus, savor the Majorelle and Menara botanical gardens and finish the day with a cruise in Les Palmerais through thousands of palm trees. Camel ride or quad bike tours are possible in this area. Around the sunset will return you back to the original departure point.
CITY TOUR HIGHLIGHTS :
- Visit of Marrakech Landmarks: Palaces, squares, tombs, small alleys
- Explore the Berber markets/souks in the old Medina
- Visit of artisanal workshops: smiths, wood crafters …
- Visit of the famous gardens: Majorel and Menara
- Enjoy a mint tea in a cafe in the middle of the markets
Marrakech guided tour start from your accommodation with a professional driver to begin your Marrakech city tour from the prestigious the Koutoubia Mosque, one of the wonders of art Almohadin dynasty and is an often visited site with its Minaret held in the same regard by Moroccans as the Eiffel Tower is thought of by the French.
Later, we will head to the Saadian Tombs, one of the most visited places in Marrakech. These tombs date from the late sixteenth century and are located in a closed garden accessed through a small corridor, a mausoleums of great beauty, decorated with mosaics, and different tombs that keep buried sultans, warriors and servants of the Saadi dynasty.
After visiting this place we will go to the Bahia Palace, built in the s. XIX as residence of the Sultan. Bay means bright, in fact in the s. XIX Moroccans thought they had built the greatest palace of all time. To get there, we will cross the street market of the Kasbah, the Jewish Quarter (El Malah), the Souk of the Species and Badia Palace. We will take a short walk through the souk of Marrakech. And finally the Jemaa el fna square, which is the central square of Marrakech and the most important place in the medina. Where is the public life of marrakech develops both day and night. The best of Jemaa el Fna square is the transformation that is going on during the day.
Madrasa de Ben Youssef, built in the sixteenth century was one of the most important Koranic schools where the students lived in austere cells while finishing their religious studies. The most beautiful part of the visit confers in its inner courtyard with its architecture and mosaics, in harmony with the central pond used to perform the ablutions before the prayer. Here visitors will find an extreme tranquility, after having gone through the bustle of the streets of the Medina.
Marrakech Museum: building open to the public since 1997. The Museum of Marrakech is one of the most interesting visits in the city. The main part of the museum is its patio and the rooms arranged around it. In these rooms the museum's collection is exhibited, mainly composed of ceramics, weapons, carpets and other traditional Moroccan objects. Inside the building you can also visit the traditional hammam and a temporary exhibition hall.
Our Marrakech guided tour will finish with the visit to Souk and Guilds Of Marrakech: entering through Jemaa el Fna Square and crossing the souk for its dozens of labyrinthine streets. Here you can buy all kinds of clothes, spices, food, crafts and typical products. In the souk you will find artisans grouped by guilds: dyers, basket makers and ironmongers are some of the trades that come together in the souk of Marrakech.INCLUDED EXCLUDED