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Souk Semmarine, Marrakech: Our most recommended tours and activities

Agadir/Taghazout: Marrakech Trip with Licensed Tour Guide

1. Agadir/Taghazout: Marrakech Trip with Licensed Tour Guide

Depart Agadir or Taghazout early in the morning taking the highway Agadir to Marrakech. After a 3-hour drive with some rest stops on the way while crossing the High Atlas mountains, you'll arrive in Marrakech. Once you arrive in Marrakech, you will meet your local tour guide and begin a walking tour of the Medina (the old city of Marrakech). Start by stopping outside the historical walls of the Koutoubia Mosque and strolling thorugh the square of Jamaa El Fana.  Have the option to purchase a ticket to the Bahia Palace. If you wish to visit the Bahia palace and Badii palace please skip or leave the group and tell your guide to set a meeting point with him for lunch (not included in the price). At the end of your local tour, you will have free time to walk through the streets of the souks (local market), haggle with the shop vendors, and find a good place to enjoy some local street food. After lunch, you’ll meet up with your driver, and begin the drive back to your hotel in Agadir with an expected arrival time of roughly between 9:00 PM and 9:30 PM.

Marrakech: Ben Youssef, Secret Garden, & Souks Walking Tour

2. Marrakech: Ben Youssef, Secret Garden, & Souks Walking Tour

Take a walking tour through Marrakech, exploring the cultural wonders of Ben Youssef Medersa, the Secret Garden, and the bustling souks. Experience a kaleidoscope of sights and sounds, weaving together the rich tapestry of Marrakech's past and present. Begin your journey at the iconic Ben Youssef Madrasa, a masterpiece of Islamic architecture. As you step into this historical gem, feel the air become thick with tales of scholars who once roamed its halls. Marvel at the intricate geometric patterns and elaborately carved stucco. Discover the tranquil courtyards that echo with centuries of intellectual pursuit. Let your guide transport you to a bygone era, providing insights into the madrasa’s significance and its role in shaping Morocco's cultural heritage. Continue to the Secret Garden, a hidden oasis nestled within the heart of the city. Stroll through lush greenery, admire vibrant blooms, and listen to the soothing sounds of fountains. Relax in a sanctuary that provides a peaceful retreat, offering a moment of tranquility amidst the urban hustle. End the walk in the souks, where the heart of Marrakech beats most vividly. Follow your guide through a maze of streets, where each corner reveals a new sensory delight. Enjoy the aroma of spices, the colors of textiles, and the banter of traders. Meet artisans and test your bargaining skills.

From Casablanca: Day Trip to Marrakech with Camel Ride

3. From Casablanca: Day Trip to Marrakech with Camel Ride

Immerse yourself in the culture of Marrakech on this day trip from Casablanca. After getting picked up from your hotel, begin the 2.5-hour journey to Marrakech, making the most of the free wifi and air conditioning during the journey. Choose from a private or small group tour. Upon arrival in Marrakech, enjoy a camel ride through the charming Palm Grove. Next, visit sights such as Koutoubia Minaret Market and Mosque, and the majestic Bahia Palace. Stroll through the narrow streets of the medieval Medina and see craftsmen at work, making leather, argan oil and much more. Later, soak up the atmosphere of Jemaa El-Fnaa Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before beginning the journey back to Casablanca.

Marrakech: Medina Nightlife Walking Tour with Tastings

4. Marrakech: Medina Nightlife Walking Tour with Tastings

Join a certified tour guide and experience the overwhelming magic of Medina nightlife on this walking tour. Explore Jemaa el-Fnaa square and marketplace and learn local traditions and customs while taking in the surrounding sounds and smells. Taste Moroccan tea and other specialty products. After sunset, step into a lively and colorful souk (market), filled with musicians, dancers, and acrobats. Experience an exciting nighttime atmosphere, surrounded by the clamor of customers bartering for discounts and the smells of exquisite fragrances. Shop for souvenirs and marvel at the collection of colorful fabrics, handmade crafts, and one-of-a-kind trinkets that line the boutiques. As you stroll, listen as your guide gives intriguing information and anecdotes about medina's history, culture, and traditions. Conclude your tour by heading to a rooftop pub for some much-needed drinks. Sip on traditional Moroccan tea and taste olives and dry fruits (both included). Sit back and relax with the cheerful sounds of musicians in the background. 

Marrakech: Jemma El Fnaa Food Tour with Dinner

5. Marrakech: Jemma El Fnaa Food Tour with Dinner

Morocco is known for its bold and flavorful cuisine, and what better place to discover it than the bustling city of Marrakech? Kick off this delicious Marrakech food tour at the legendary Jemma El Fnaa square, home to almost a millennium of trading, bargaining, eating, and mingling. You’ll feel the history, tradition, and culture instantly as you wander off into the cozy narrow streets branching off from the square, stopping along the way to explore some hidden local shops to taste a few of the many versions of olives, nuts, and other typical Moroccan snacks. From there, head to one of the most popular sections of the city – the spice market! Take in the fragrant aromas of cumin, saffron, ginger, pepper, and turmeric as you wander through the colorful market, and then continue your Moroccan food odyssey through the souks, where you'll discover the many traditional breads, and perhaps try a cow hoof or sheep’s head along the way. After seeing all the fresh ingredients of the souks and markets, enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner amid the bustling World Heritage-listed Jemma El Fnaa at its peak, surrounded by locals, snakes and monkeys – an atmosphere that's hard to beat.

Marrakech: Private Full-Day City Tour w/ Majorelle Garden

6. Marrakech: Private Full-Day City Tour w/ Majorelle Garden

Discover the heart and soul of Marrakech on a private full-day city tour. Visit the city's vibrant souks, historic sites, and the iconic Majorelle Garden. Get picked up from your accommodation as the sun rises over the city. Begin your day with a visit to the Koutoubia Mosque, an architectural marvel and a symbol of Marrakech's deep-rooted history. Marvel at its intricate design and learn about its significance in Moroccan culture. Next, explore the Bahia Palace, a stunning 19th-century palace adorned with intricate mosaics and beautiful gardens. Step back in time as you wander through the opulent rooms and courtyards, gaining insight into the lives of Moroccan royalty. Continue your adventure in the bustling labyrinth of the Marrakech Medina. You'll stroll through the winding alleys, discovering hidden treasures in the souks (markets). You'll have the opportunity to shop for unique souvenirs and immerse yourself in the local market culture. As your appetite grows, you'll be taken a charming local restaurant, where you'll savor a traditional Moroccan lunch. Feast on couscous, tagines, and a medley of flavors that showcase the culinary richness of the region. After lunch, get whisked away to the world-renowned Majorelle Garden. This serene oasis is a breathtaking blend of cobalt blue buildings, exotic plants, and tranquil pools. Explore the garden at your own pace, taking in its artistry and serenity. Finally, visit some artisan workshops where you can witness traditional Moroccan craftsmanship. From pottery to carpet weaving, you'll have the opportunity to interact with skilled artisans and perhaps even try your hand at creating a unique piece to take home. Get dropped off back at your accommodation at the end of the tour.

Marrakech: Hidden Souks Shopping Tour with Private Guide

7. Marrakech: Hidden Souks Shopping Tour with Private Guide

Embark on an enchanting journey through the hidden souks of Marrakech, where centuries-old traditions meet modern craftsmanship, on a private shopping tour with hotel transfers. Follow your guide through a network of narrow streets, revealing the city's best-kept secrets. After a hotel pickup, head to the markets to explore a treasure trove of crafts, from intricate textiles and vibrant ceramics to exquisite jewelry and leather goods. Meet local artisans, observe their time-tested techniques, and discover the rich cultural heritage woven into each piece. Immerse yourself in the scents and colors of the markets as you explore bustling bazaars brimming with exotic spices, herbs, and foods. Savor local flavors and aromas as your guide shares insights into Moroccan cuisine. With the help of your guide, discover unique souvenirs and dive into Marrakech's vibrant tapestry of hidden gems. Whether you're a seasoned shopper or simply looking for a taste of Moroccan culture, benefit from convenient delivery of your purchases to your hotel, and even free shipping on carpets.

Marrakch: Souks and Foundouks Walking Tour with Moroccan Tea

8. Marrakch: Souks and Foundouks Walking Tour with Moroccan Tea

This experience tour will allow you to gain a closer look at the lives of the artists in Marrakech's souks. Our expertise makes diving and interacting with the locals in a stress-free environment much easier. Join your guide on the main square, in front of "Cafe de France," in the morning or afternoon tour. This adventure will save your time by avoiding getting lost, provide useful recommendations, share knowledge, allow you to engage with others, and allow you to discover the best hidden treasures of the Souk. The tour will be adapted to the expectations of the guests and can customize the crafts they like. This three-hour and a half-day adventure will reveal the souks' hidden gems.The Souk experience will be vivid and colorful; encompass many Souks categories such as black smitch, leather, spices, ethnic jewellery, and weaving by Berber women. With a private guide you will explore the artisans section including auction market of leather, making of lantherns, black smith section, ceder wood and sculpture, making cushions, coloring leather, custom-made slippers and leaher bags....and more. Visit a local caravan Foundouks, where traders can be found. In addition, understand how products are manufactured and enjoy a delightful shopping experience. Have a good time with the locals, have some fun, and swap stories. Explore the top stores and make new friends while having a fun shopping experience. Finally, the tour will end in one beautifull rooftops while enjoying a cup of Moroccan Tea.

Marrakech: Bahia Palace, Mederssa Ben Youssef & Medina Tour

9. Marrakech: Bahia Palace, Mederssa Ben Youssef & Medina Tour

Begin your walking tour by visiting the Koutoubia Mosque, the city's largest mosque, which derives its name from its historical association with bookshops and booksellers. Admire the traditional Almohad architectural style and a tower adorned with four copper globes. Then, explore Bahia Palace, and its 160 rooms around little courtyards, which were, according to rumor, occupied by concubines. See the surrounding eight-hectare garden decorated by stucco panels, zellij, tiled floors, carved cedar ceilings, shiny marble finishes, and painted ceilings. Continue to the Ben Youssef Medersa, a Quranic School dating back to Sultan Abou el Hassan's rule, was later rebuilt in the 1560s by the Saadians. Marvel at the architectural masterpiece, showcasing typical Moroccan styles such as zellij tiling, stucco plasterwork, and carved cedar wood. End your sightseeing adventure in Marrakesh's lively souks – the city's beating heart, providing traditional Moroccan handicrafts, spices, medicinal remedies, and local entertainment. Discover items such as babouches, leather goods, clothing, pottery, tagine dishes, and silver jewelry.

Marrakech: Medina and Souks Private Walking Tour

10. Marrakech: Medina and Souks Private Walking Tour

Meet your private guide in front of Café de France, in the main square. Follow your guide to the stores that best suit your interests. Explore the hidden gems of the souks and the winding streets of the medina district. Wander through local souks selling vegetables, fruits, and baked goods. Shop for ethnic Berber jewelry, ceramics, caftans, leather bags, teapots, and lanterns. Visit an artisanal complex with a wide range of specialty goods for sale including carpets and rugs from different Berber tribes. See the artisans working, and interact with them to learn more about their crafting techniques. Visit a herbalist and learn about different spices used for cooking and alternative medicine. Finally, enjoy a rooftop terrace view and have a cup of local tea with your guide.

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4.7 / 5

based on 355 reviews

Youseff was a very professional, friendly and courteous driver A++. Abdel was very knowledgeable courteous and knew his way around. Felt safe and the locals we dealt with were excellent and not pushy. I highly recommend these gentlemen for your trips!!!! A+++. Cheers A happy customer and will be sure to recommend this service

Very nice. We had a private tour. The guide had lots of info about history and tipt us on the surroundings. Also he made the tour a bit more interesting to show us the University in stead of the secret garden. The latter one can see without a guide.

Atika was a wonderful guide. She took us to many different areas and had a variety of food. We had doughnuts, Moroccan soup, sweets and tagine. Great tour. Use her for your guide. Outstanding.

Excellent guide , very knowledgeable and friendly. Worth booking this tour.

Amazing tour and our guide Ali was incredible ♥️♥️♥️