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Marrakech Full-Day Guided Tour with Lunch

1. Marrakech Full-Day Guided Tour with Lunch

Experience the souks and sights of Marrakech on a full-day sightseeing tour with lunch, and learn the “Red City’s” impressive history along the way. You will visit the Koutoubia, one of the most beautiful mosques in the western Muslim world. Marvel at its 225-foot-tall minaret before going to the 14th-century Ben Youssef Medersa, the largest Koranic university in the Maghreb. Continue to the Dar Si Saïd Museum in an Alaouite-style palace of the 19th century. See traditional crafts from southern Morocco, including carpets, costumes and weapons. Next, visit the lovely gardens of El Bahia Palace. Except for the apartments of the sultan's favorite concubine, the council chamber, and the wonderful marble courtyard, the palace is closed to the public. Admire the decorative Saâdian Tombs, built for Sultan Ahmed el Mansour. Continue to Menara Gardens in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, and wander among the olive trees surrounding the central lake. Get panoramic views of the snow-capped peaks in the background. Enter the intricate maze of streets that house Marrakech’s souks. Discover different quarters established by craftsmen according to a structured system, including basketwork, dried fruit, spices, Berber carpets, and more. Of particular note is Rue du Souk Smarine, which leads to Place Rahba Kedima, site of the former slave market. Sample traditional Moroccan cuisine in a beautiful setting for lunch, before going to Djemaa El Fna, the vast central square that is the traditional meeting place for peasants and merchants from the Sous region, High Atlas mountains and south Morocco. Alive with fruit and spice traders in the morning, in the afternoon it’s the turn of Gnaoua dancers (descended from Guinean slaves), who come to play music, tell stories, charm snakes and more.

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Marrakech City Tour by Carriage

2. Marrakech City Tour by Carriage

Marrakesh Travel Services offers you during this visit a stroll through the "Red Town" on a charming carriage. The tour includes exploration of the peaceful Menara Gardens, the picturesque Botanic Gardens Majorelle and the city center. The tour will start with a hotel pick-up by carriage in Marrakech. You will then head to The Majorelle Garden, a 12-acre botanical garden and artist's landscape garden in Marrakech.  Its museum contains the Islamic Art Museum of Marrakech. Thereafter, your carriage driver will take you to The Menara Gardens, which  are botanical gardens located to the west of Marrakech, Morocco, near the Atlas Mountains. They were established in the 12th century by the Almohad Caliphate ruler Abd al-Mu'min. You tour will be ended by a tour in the city center of Marrakech, where you will enjoy watching the Marrakech ramparts, and take pictures from your carriage .

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From Marrakech: Day Trip to Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou

3. From Marrakech: Day Trip to Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou

Get picked up from Marrakech and head out on a small-group day trip to discover the cultural and natural bounty of the Moroccan south. Journey into the High Atlas Mountains and cross the Tizin'Tichka Pass, which sits 7,410 feet above sea level. Leave behind vegetation-rich mountains to arrive in the desert region on the other side where the famous fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou lies. Marvel at the impressive Moroccan earthen clay architecture that allows the village to blend in with the mountain behind it. Visit the town's multiple kasbahs, fortresses created for the town's defense and to signal the wealth of the merchants that lived in them.  Continue on to the village of Telouet located in a fertile valley surrounded by palm, fig, and olive trees. Learn how the town's history is intertwined with that of its former French colonizers. Visit its unique kasbah, which features original zellij tiles decorated with the Jewish Star of David and holds well-preserved silks and other grand remnants of the El Pacha Glaoui family. Return to Marrakech along the famous caravan routes that ran from the Sahara Desert through the Atlas Mountains. 

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What people are saying about Atlas Mountains

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 26 reviews

Very nice guide, as described only a little shorter

We were picked up punctually at 08:15 from the hotel. The guide spoke very good German and had a great deal of knowledge about Marrakech. All the attractions listed in the tour were visited. The lunch was also very good. Only point that does not fit (but we did not care because it was still long enough and was sufficient): The tour started at 08:30 and ended after about 6,5h at 15:00

Nice city tour

We were picked up punctually at the meeting point. In the morning we did the tour by car in the afternoon on foot. We were alone with our guide and kamem so well. He was very nice and gave us a lot of time. Of course we also visited shops, but you do not have to buy anything. The quality was great. The lunch was good. Good opportunity to explore the city in a short time.

Excellent tour

Had a guide & driver in the morning to cover more distant palaces around the city, followed by a very nice Moroccan lunch and a tour of the souks in the afternoon

3 hours of walking in MARRAKECH, visit of the gardens and craftsmen

Very good, our guide, very professional. until we find a great typical restaurant.

Exelent visit to Marrakech

Very complete visit to Marrakech. Very good lunch and very good guide