Guided Marrakech Medina Tour

Guided Marrakech Medina Sightseeing Tour

Guided Marrakech Medina Tour

flowerOn a privately guided tour of the Marrakech medina you’ll get to explore the medina and visit monuments without the worry of finding  your own way! The itinerary is flexible and the specific monuments and sites visited will depend on whether you choose a half day guided Medina Tour or a full day guided Medina Tour.

The guides performing the Marrakech Tours are knowledgable and experienced official guides who as a basic requirement have a university degree and speak at least one foreign language fluently. They have studied the history of Marrakech in order to pass a demanding exam prior to receiving their license to operate as an official Marrakech Guide and be able to offer Marrakech Medina Tours.

Highlights of the Guided Marrakech Medina Tour

Jemaa el Fna

Jemaa el Fna is the beating heart and soul of the Marrakech medina. While it’s undoubtedly touristy, it’s still important to pass through here at least once during the day and once during the evening.

Medersa Ben Youssef

This exceptionally preserved Koranic school from the 12th century is one of the largest in North Africa.

Saadian Tombs

The Saadian Tombs date back to Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur (1578-1603) and the mausoleum comprises of the interments of about sixty members of the Saadi Dynasty – ancient rulers of Morocco.

Bab Agnaou

Bab Agnaou is one of the 19 gates that lead into the Marrakech medina and was built in the 12th century.

Dar Si Said

The Dar Si Said museum is an ancient palace with stunning Hispano-Moorish ceilings.

Koutoubia Mosque and Gardens

The minaret of this 12th century mosque is visible from much of Marrakech. While non-muslims can not go inside, the courtyard and immediate surrounding area and gardens are well worth a visit.

Bahia Palace

The Bahia Palace is relatively new, originating in the 19th century, and boasts a large courtyard, fountains, wall carvings and beautiful gardens.

Jewish Mellah

The old Jewish quarter in the Marrakech medina was created by the Saadians in 1558. During the 16th century, the Mellah enjoyed substantial autonomy with its own fountains, synagogues, gardens and even souks. The current day Mellah is almost entirely Muslim – there are only about 250 Jews remaining in Marrakech and many now live outside of the medina.

Old Spice Market

The old Spice Market, known as “Place des Epices” or “Rahba Kedima” is a small square in the middle of the souks. Present day vendors sell a host of spices – cinnamon, saffron, cumin – also herbal remedies. In the middle of the square old women sit selling woollen hats, woven baskets and wooden kitchen utensils. There’s a great café in the square, Café des Epices, and just next door is the Carpet Souk.

Souks

The Marrakech Souks represent an exotic market like no other and are among the best in Morocco, offering a huge array of high quality items. Shopping aside, they offer an experience not to be missed.

Guided Marrakech Medina Tour

  • 09h00: The official guide will meet you at your accommodation and discuss the programme for your Marrakech Tour
  • 09h10: Set off on guided Marrakech Tour
  • 13h00: End of tour for 1/2 day tour. The guide will return you to your accommodation or leave you in the medina according to your preference
  • 13h00: For the full day tour, lunch hour at a typical Moroccan restaurant with your Marrakech Guide
  • 14h00: Continue with the Marrakech Tour programme
  • 17h00: End of tour. The guide will return you to your accommodation or leave you in the medina according to your preference

Prices

1/2 day Medina Tour: 30€ pp (based on 2 people) ⧫ 25€ pp (based on 3 or 4 people)

Full day Medina Tour: 40€ pp (based on 2 people) ⧫ 35€ pp (based on 3 or 4 people)

Admission fees to monuments are not included