Marrakech Tours


Founded in 1070 as a caravan trading post, Marrakech still retains much of its original ancient allure. The “Red City” as it is commonly called, sits at the base of the Atlas Mountains in south-western Morocco. The third largest city in Morocco, Marrakech is home to over 1 million people. Arabic remains the official language of this city as well as the whole country of Morocco, but most natives speak French too, as this is the primary language for conducting business.


Marrakech – Things to See & Do


The city of Marrakech is made up of the new and old city. The old city, known as Medina is a labyrinth of alleyways and souks (bazaars), and the most popular area for travellers to do some serious shopping as the passages are filled with herbalists, perfume makers and assorted craftsmen. At the centre of Medina is Djemma el-Fma, a large central square with musicians, snake charmers, performers and storytellers and a primary gathering place for natives and visitors thanks to the circus-like atmosphere. Especially prevalent are the orange juice sellers, approximately 50-60, all lined up along the square. The juice is freshly made, quite delicious and not to be missed.

Looking over the old city is the minaret of the Koutoubia Mosque. This mosque functions as a prayer hall for Muslims. The site is closed to non-Muslims but a leisurely night-time stroll around the mosque is highly recommended.

To really get to know the Marrakech natives and their culture, visit the Dar Si Said Museum. It was once a palace and is located on the Riad Ezzitoun El Jadid. Inside are examples of the Berber way of desert living including arts and crafts, furniture and other interesting artefacts and ornaments.

Another popular museum is the Museum of Marrakech located in Medina. Housed in the Dar Menebhi Palace, which in and of itself is a stunning example of Andalussian architecture, is a collection of ancient and current Moroccan art. The museum also has informative exhibits showing works of Jewish, Berber, Arab and Moroccan cultures.

The Saadian Tombs is another popular place to visit. Built in the 16th century as a place to house the tombs of Sultans, it is highly decorated in gloriously colourful mosaics and beautiful grey Italian marble.

Ben Youseff Madrass is wonderful example of Moroccan craftsmanship and décor. It was an Islamic college built around the 1500s. Thejewel in this building is the courtyard influenced by ancient Moorish design. Built of cedar, marble, and stucco there are prime examples of brightly coloured geometric mosaics to be found throughout the courtyard.

At the end of the 19th century a slave named Abu Ahmed rose to power and built an amazing palace called El-Bahia. Overly ornate and rather gaudy by today’s standard, this palace is well worth a visit.

For sore feet, hire one of the many horse-drawn carriages called caleches to view the Ramparts surrounding the city. Running more than 10km around Marrakech, these Ramparts are a major attraction for the traveller on holiday. The walls are as high as 10 meters tall and the caleches will travel from gate to gate so the visitor can enjoy the amazing Moroccan architecture and craftsmanship.

Step out of the ancient city and spend some time in Modern Marrakech. While this modern vista still retains the pink stone of its ancestors, the architecture is most assuredly from the present century. Here the visitor will find plenty of modern shops and restaurants to experience and enjoy.

For a glimpse into the local flora and fauna of Marrakech visit the Menara Gardens just outside of the city. The gardens are filled with orchards and olive groves cantered around a main building with a lovely sparkling pool. As this is such a popular spot for travellers, plan to visit at the end of the day when the gardens have emptied of visitors. The Majorelle Gardens is another oasis away from the noise and bustle of the city. These gardens boast plants from around the world and contain an outstanding exhibit of desert cactus. Bougainvillea and banana trees surround a lovely home built in various shades of calming blues that was built by the French artist Jaques Majorelle in the 1920s.The Museum of Islamic Art is located inside the gardens and is another popular place to visit. It contains North African artefacts. The best time to view the gardens is in the early part of the day as they can be very crowded in the afternoon. Agdal Garden is another botanical museum just south of the Royal Palace. The gardens are surrounded by several pools and have the majestic Atlas Mountains as a backdrop. Agdal Garden was originally built as a private summer retreat for the Sultan.

Available activities in Marrakech

    • FROM 30 PP Morocco Desert Tours
    • » Marrakech Guided Tour

      • Duration: Full Day
      • Departure: 9:30 AM
      • Departs Daily: Guaranteed

      Explore the medina on a private guided tour, learning about the culture and historical sites of interest from a knowledgeable guide, on a privately guided tour of Marrakech 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 knowledgeable 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.

    • INCLUDED :
      • Pick up from your hotel / Riad
      • A/C modern car / Private Tour Guide
      • Drop off at your hotel
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      • Lunch
      • Entrance Fees
    • FROM 20 PP Morocco Sahara Trips
    • » Marrakech Camel Ride

      • Duration: 3 Hours
      • Departure: Optional
      • Departs daily: Guaranteed

      Climb aboard a ship of the desert and ride a camel through the palm groves of Marrakech on hours private tour. If you are feeling active and fancy a change of scenery away from the bustling souks, shops, palaces and museums of Marrakech, why not consider a camel ride through the beautiful Palmeraie of Marrakech? Kids and adults alike can enjoy camel riding just a few minutes’ drive from Marrakech. Camels, known as the ‘ships of the desert’ are remarkable animals and offer a relaxing way to enjoy the peace and quiet of the Palmeraie in the palm groves of Marrakech. Once you’ve found your balance and got used to the very rhythmic motion a camel makes, you’ll enjoy a break for mint tea. There will be plenty of time for some fun photos and a chance to get to know your camel well! Transfers from and back to your hotel or riad are included in the price.

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      • Pick up from your hotel / Riad in Marrakech
      • A/C modern car driven by an English speaking
      • Drop off at your hotel or Marakech city center.
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    • FROM 35 PP Marrakech Desert Tours
    • » Marrakech Quad Bike

      • Duration: 4 Hours
      • Departure: Optional
      • Departs daily: Guaranteed

      Quad biking Marrakech excursions in the palm grove and the desert around Marrakech - Enjoy a half day Quad biking excursion from Marrakech with family & friends, Quad biking Marrakech excursion will take you out of the bustling busy streets of Marrakech into the palm grove just outside the city and discover the Berber countryside. If you’re looking for a different and unusual activity outside Marrakech, look no further. This half day self-drive Quad-biking excursion will take you deeper into the Palmeraie, dotted with thousands of palm trees, to enjoy the scenery, cross Tensift river, and visit a Berber village where you will share a cup of mint tea with the locals. This Marrakech excursion is an absolute safe experience, as i twill be monitored by a quad-biking guide who will advance the group quad-biking guide who will advance the group.

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      • Pick up from your hotel / Riad in Marrakech
      • A/C modern car driven by an English speaking
      • Drop off at your hotel or Marakech city center.
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    • FROM 730 PP Morocco Desert Tours from Marrakech
    • » Marrakech Helicopter

      • Duration: 1 Day
      • Departure: Optional
      • Departs daily: Guaranteed

      Tours and flights around Marrakech. Atlas Mountains, coasts tours and Sahara desert tours, Morocco has a gorgeous perspective from the air. Start your adventure from Marrakech to Merzouga with one of our helicopter including the sights of Atlas Mountains and Ait Ben Haddou kasbah to have an overnight in a Berber luxury desert camp in Erg Chebbi, Come and join us for a 30 minute flight from Marrakech towards Morocco’s highest mountain, Mount Toubkhal. You’ll be afforded stunning views of the Atlas Mountains on a clear day, as well as an amazing perspective on Marrakech itself as you fly towards the mountains. Fly in a spectacular B3 6 seater aircraft with world class European qualified pilots. If you are looking for something just that little bit special to do on your holiday to Morocco, it is hard to beat a stunning scenic helicopter flight.

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      • Pick up from your hotel in Marrakech
      • A/C modern / English speaking driver
      • Drop off at your hotel
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    • FROM 190 PP Sahara Tours from Marrakech
    • » Marrakech Ballooing

      • Duration: 1 Day
      • Departure: 06:00 AM
      • Departs daily: Guaranteed

      See the breathtaking Atlas plains spreading out under your feet as you ascend into the sky and see the sun creeping above the horizon, casting beautiful colors over the desert below. The cool serene morning ambiance adds to your experience as you appreciate the incredible views as only birds can. Rising early for a sunrise flight means you get incredible panoramic views as you watch the sun wake for the day and float along the air currents to wherever they take you. On your hour-long journey, soar high above oases and secluded Berber villages, as well as the terraced, irrigated fields of the Al Haouz Plain. Marvel at the incredible mountain range in the background and keep your eyes peeled for caravans of dromedary camels going about their daily business. Back on solid ground, enjoy a delicious Moroccan breakfast with the Atlas Mountains as your backdrop.

    • INCLUDED :
      • Pick up from your hotel in Marrakech
      • A/C modern / English speaking driver
      • Drop off at your hotel
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    • FROM 20 PP Morocco Sahara Holidays
    • » Jet Ski in Marrakech

      • Duration: Half Day
      • Departure: 09:30 AM
      • Departs daily: Guaranteed

      You can try jet skiing and other nautical sports only 30 minutes away from Marrakech at the lake of Takerkoust with a stunning scenery of the foothills of the High Atlas as a backdrop. You’ll travel from your hotel or riad in Marrakesh to Lalla Takerkoust Lake. Discover the beauty of this lake that stretches for 7 kilometers. Ride through wonderful eucalyptus forests and lush hidden canyons. Stroll of a quarter hour jet ski on the lake. We offer good brand marine equipment (Yamaha 1100cc) and a wide range of powers at our gear while neglecting nothing about safety and supervision. Transfer is included (round trip). We will have a break in a Berber village to discover the lifestyle of the local people and to enjoy a cup of fresh mint tea. After the Jet Ski ride transfer back to your location in Marrakech, The excursion is available everyday from 08:00 am to 16:00 pm

    • INCLUDED :
      • Pick up from your hotel in Marrakech
      • A/C modern / English speaking driver
      • Drop off at your hotel
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