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Visit of the old town (Medina) with an official guide from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We organized a guided tour of the medina of Marrakech with an official guide and a detailed map of the medina of Marrakech on which we highlight the hiking routes, restaurants, monuments and other sites of interest.
On a private guided tour of the Marrakech Medina, you can explore the Medina and visit monuments without worrying about getting lost your own way. It will depend on whether you choose a half day guided tour of the medina or a full day guided tour of the medina.
The guides, who carry out our Marrakech Tours, are experienced official guides, who have at least a university degree and speak at least one foreign language. They studied the history of Marrakech in order to pass a demanding exam before obtaining their license to become an official guide of Marrakech.
Highlights of the guided tour of the Medina of Marrakech:
Djemaa El-Fna square: a visit to the main square in Marrakech, the meeting place for the traders, traditional peasants, and tourists. During the day it is mostly filled with henna tattoos, people with monkeys and snake charmers, as well as some of the more common stalls.
The Koutoubia mosque: one of the largest mosques in Morocco and the Western Muslim world, with masterful Moroccan architecture and its 66-meter high minaret.
The El Bahia Palace (7€/pax): built by hundreds of craftsmen from Fez in the 19th century, with several materials such as colored tiles, Arabic writing in the plaster and roofs that are well colored by hand. One of the most beautiful magnificent settings to admire Moroccan Islamic architecture.
The Jewish quarter (Mellah): the Jewish quarter is a commercial district, which is grouped with shops offering spices, fabrics, clothing and handicrafts.
Saadian Tombs. (7€/pax): It is in the district of the Kasbah, this royal necropolis was where a large number of Saadian princess and prince rest there, under triangular marble slabs, with Arabic writing and colored tiles
Bab Agnaou: Bab meaning gate in Arabic, It is the main entrance to the royal Kasbah located in the southern part of Marrakech.
The Madrasa Ben Youssef. (2€/pax) : c’est le plus grand collège islamique et l’une des principales mosquées de Marrakech, avec différents styles de décoration et différentes chambres pour les étudiants en fonction de leur niveau d’études, il a été fondé par Ali Ibn Youssef (sultanin almoravide).
The Souks (Marrakech Markets): the souks or the labyrinth surmounted by roofs, it has existed for 8-centuries.the souk is made up of several markets (of different Moroccan crafts), shops and bazaars displaying the manufacture of Moroccan craftsmen: pottery, traditional footwear, carpets and weaving…
1:00 pm: End of the tour for half a day. The guide will take you back to your accommodation or drop you off in the medina according to your preferences.
Afternoon you would be free: you can visit the Majorelle Garden and the Museum Yves Saint Laurent in the new town (Gueliz) on your own.
9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
NB: This package requires minimum 2 persons, if only one person need to pay full package.