MARRAKECH SOUK AND MEDINA TOURExplore Marrakech’s vibrant souks and get your bearings in its old medinas on this 3.5-hour tour, led by a knowledgeable guide. Delve into the maze-like lanes of stalls and workshops; peruse the myriad of wares and bag bargains with haggling tips from your guide. Watch the whirl of vendors, musicians, acrobats and street artists in Djemaa El Fna square; stop to admire the Medersa ben Youssef, one of old Marrakech’s most exquisite buildings; and finish at a herbalist shop to discover some favorite local herbal remedies, oils and concoctions.
HIGHLIGHTSTour of souks and the Medina in Marrakech Browse for local goods in the souks (markets) Watch snake charmers and other entertainment in Djemaa El Fna Square Visit an herbalist to learn about plants used in Moroccan medicine See Medersa ben Youssef, a former Islamic college Round-trip hotel transportation included.
• Guided tour in medina
• Explore Jamma el Fna square
• Explore local Marrakech souk
• Optional camel ride or quad activity
ITINERARYToday we explore Marrakech in walking and guided tour. Our tour guide will show you the best places and spots in Marrakech. After pickup from your Marrakech hotel, travel by air-conditioned vehicle to the start point of your tour in old Marrakech. Along the way, hear about the souks crammed into Marrakech’s medina, and listen as your guide gives you a taste of the wares sold at their stalls and workshops. On arrival, dive into the souks on foot with your knowledgeable guide leading the way. Meander through the bustling lanes, passing stands peddling fresh foods, spices, hand-painted ceramics, leather, rugs and other goodies. Peruse the wares, and with tips from your guide, polish your haggling skills to secure the best bargains. Your guide will show you the way around the best souks, point out interesting stalls and give you pointers about the products for sale. Next, spill out into Djemaa El-Fna, Marrakech’s central square. Wander around the stalls and drink in the vibrant street theater played out before you by the acrobats, snake charmers, musicians and other artistes. Break from your retail roving with a visit to Medersa ben Youssef, a nearby medieval Islamic college whose roots go back to the 14th century. Admire the richly decorated buildings and courtyard as you hear about the college's history, and then finish at a nearby traditional herbalist shop. View the shelves of rainbow-colored oils and concoctions; watch a presentation on the plants used in the remedies; and perhaps sample and buy some of the wares as mementos. Your 3.5-hour tour then ends with a hotel drop-off.
- 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
- Entrance fees
- Professional art historian guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Private tour
- Walking tou
- Food and drinks