Half day or day tour.
This tour takes you to some of Marrakech's most fascinating cultural attractions and gives you the chance to experience the vibrant atmosphere of the medina without getting lost! Meet your friendly guide in Djemaa El-Fna, the buzzing square in the center of old Marrakech, and set off on your small-group walking tour. Soak up the sights of the vibrant square, and then head into the warren of neighboring souks.
With your guide to navigate the alleyways of the medina, you’re free to drink in the atmosphere and peruse the enticing wares that range from carpets and hand-painted plates to spices, gold and textiles. Make your way to one of Marrakech’s historical highlights — the Bahia Palace (Palais de Bahia)— a lavish sultan’s palace built in the 1800s.
Explore the opulent pavilions and courtyards to admire the mosaics, halls and fountains as your guide recounts tales of the sultans who lived here with their wives and concubines. Head back into the medina and follow the aroma of freshly baked bread to a traditional bakery. Learn how the locals bring their prepared dough here for baking, and sample some of the fluffy warm bread. Then, check out a tanjia oven, where clay pots filled with meat and spices are cooked for locals.
Lastly, visit the Marrakech Museum of Photography and Visual Arts to see its photographic exhibitions. Gain insight into old Marrakech from the photos charting life in the city in the last century, and inspect the stirring portraits of locals and Moroccan villagers, as well as contemporary works from around the world. After around four hours, return to Djemaa El-Fna where your tour finishes. Get back to the riad.
Cost per person : 250 Dirhams half-day and 500 Dirhams full-day.