Marrakesh which is also spelled as Marrakech is located at the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. It is also called the "Red City" due to its ochre walls and pink building. It is the third largest city in Morocco and is the capital of the Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz region. Marrakesh was founded in the 11th century and its name was driven from Berber words mur and akush which mean "Land of God". In the olden period, Marrakech was the capital of an empire that stretched from Spain to Senegal. The beauty of Marrakesh will surely cast a magical spell on you.
Marrakesh is a perfect combination of Africa and Europe that showcase a blend of eastern and western zones and features bohemia and high culture. At Marrakesh you can find Arab cities that feature latest infrastructure and Berber villages which take you back into time. The beautiful pictures of Morocco with the backdrop of snow-capped Atlas Mountains makes it an amazing place to visit or stay. The mystical charm of thousand-year-old palm groves, and wrapped in faded red, ochre walls will leave you enchanted.
Some of the top tourist attractions of Marrakesh include Djemaa el Fna, Souqs and bazaars, Saadian Dynasty Tombs, Koutoubia Minaret, Medina, Ali ben Youssef Medersa, Oukaïmeden, Ouzoud Falls, Tizi n'Test Pass, Dar Si Said Museum, (Museum of Moroccan Arts), Majorelle Garden, and Museum of Islamic Art. One of the most popular places in Marrakesh is Djemaa el Fna which is also on the UNESCO’s World Heritage list. When you come here you travel into the time of magic, mystery and music. The square is buzzing with hums of dancers, fortune-tellers, musicians, and snake charmers.
Djemaa el Fna is also a perfect place to shop as you can find Berber carpets, kilims and caftans, leather goods, silver jewelry, copperware, other handicrafts, stylish dresses, medicinal herbs, and gorgeous antiques. Vividly decorated spices, captivating melody, deluxe carpets, delicious cuisine, and beautiful gardens are the essence of the place. Radiating from the Djemma el Fna are narrow lanes of the medina providing entrée to the labyrinthine medina, which hides sultans’ palaces, the ornate mansions, and a lively souk. The maze of alleyways leads to tiny shops flaunting
If you are looking for something fashionable and stylish then Marrakesh is the place as the city is also called the darling of international stars. Many of the celebs come here for chic shopping and for many it is the second home. The city held its first International Film Festival in 2002, now an annual event showcasing Morocco’s increasing importance in film production and providing another excuse to take in Marrakech’s sensuous delights. At Marrakesh, there are many luxurious hotels and small palace-style riads for the comfortable stay of the tourist. Marrakech’s proximity also makes it an ideal base for excursions to beaches, the Atlas Mountains, or the Sahara beyond.
Top Morocco Travel Agency provides you custom Morocco tours that are specially tailored according to your preference and pocket. We make all the arrangements including hotel and riad accommodations, private air-conditioned vehicles, private English speaking driver, thrilling activities, and sightseeing. If you wish to tour the city of Marrakesh then following are your options:
FULL DAY MARRAKECH CITY TOURImmerse yourself in Morocco’s most intriguing city on a full-day tour of Marrakech, and discover ancient tombs, soaring architecture, and a vibrant local culture. Take in the soaring minaret of Koutoubia Mosque and the 15th-century Saadian Tombs; walk the elegant arcades and luxuriant gardens of Bahia Palace. Experience the vibrant hustle of Jemaa El Fna, and rub shoulders with snake-charmers and dancers, artisans and acrobats in a broad public square that’s the perfect slice of Marrakechi life.
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Hotel pickup included
- Vegetarian meal option available
ITINERARYWho knows that the Giralda of Seville has a twin sister minaret in Marrakech? It's the Koutoubia, one of the largest, most beautiful mosques in the western Muslim world. Standing 225 feet high, it's a Hispano-Moresque masterpiece that's located in the heart of Marrakech. The next stop on your tour is a visit to the Menara Gardens to learn about the history of the 12th-century site, with a backdrop of the Atlas Mountains. Then visit the Saadian Tombs, which date back to the the time of the sultan Ahmad al-Mansur in the 15th century. Continue your tour with a visit to the 19th-century Bahia Palace and gardens and designed to capture the essence of the Islamic and Moroccan styles. After lunch, walk through the narrow medieval streets in Marrakech with your guide until you reach the main city square of Djemaa el-Fna. Full of entertainers, singers, story tellers, snake-charmers and acrobats, this is the last stop on your Marrakech city tour.
- Additional info Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Spoken languages (English, French and Spanish)
Cancelation policy:Flexible: Cancel up to 3 Days in advance for a full refund
- Private air-conditioned vehiclet
- Certified Tour Guide
- Hotel pickup
- Local guide
- Hotel drop-off
- Monuments entrance fees
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)