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Marrakech: Street Food Tour by Night

1. Marrakech: Street Food Tour by Night

Start your tour in Mellah with an introduction to the history of the city's market. Take a stroll through the market where stalls groan under the weight of fresh fruit, meat, poultry, and vegetables. Watch artisans make a local pastry and get a glimpse of how locals haggle in the market. Start experiencing new flavors and enjoy tastings of local foods such as sweet pastries or the traditional charcoal-baked tagine. Ask your local guide about the different types of tagines and the secrets of cooking this traditional Moroccan dish. Receive a local recipe as a unique souvenir for you to take home. Before moving to your next stop, refresh with a delicious almond drink that locals adore. Head to the souks and explore some of the side streets to discover food stops often missed by travelers. Marvel at the vendor's stalls and be amazed by the colors and flavors that you can find there. Try some of the wares on offer including juicy olives and sweet dates.  Continue to the maze-like streets of the Medina and see how a méchoui maker prepares the roasted whole lamb or sheep in a pit oven. Visit a hidden restaurant to try even more delicious foods such as tangia and kofte served with freshly baked bread. Take in the smells of saffron, cumin, and fresh herbs as you enjoy exotic flavors. Sample three different types of salads made from fresh local ingredients. Enjoy a magnificent view from the rooftop of a cozy cafe. End your tour in Moroccan style and sip a glass of mint tea together with a local. Admire the beautiful courtyard and the traditional Moroccan decorations such as rugs, mosaic lamps, and fountains. Learn about the tradition and habits of drinking tea, while listening to the local stories from your host.

Bahia & Badii Palaces & Saadian Tombs Skip-the-Line Tour

2. Bahia & Badii Palaces & Saadian Tombs Skip-the-Line Tour

Discover this medieval desert enclave's beautiful and spectacular treasures on a guided walking tour.  Stroll through the old Marrakech medina with an expert local guide as you discover an array of hidden gems. Benefit from skip-the-line access to the Bahia & Badii Palaces, then pay an optional visit to the Saadian Tombs. Begin your walking tour by passing the ruins of Sultan Ahmed El Mansour's 16th-century Grand Badi Palace. Catch a glimpse of the former affluence of this majestic city. Learn about how, at the height of its glory, the palace was considered the 8th wonder of the world. Then, continue your tour to the Bahia Palace - the jewel in the crown of Marrakech and a monument of breathtaking magnificence. Enter the monument with skip-the-line admission.  As you explore inside, find out how it was constructed in the latter part of the 19th century and took the most skilled workers and artisans 6 years to complete. Finally, pay an optional visit to the Saadian Tombs, sealed for centuries until their rediscovered in 1917. Hear about how the tombs date back to the time of the sultan Ahmad al-Mansur. See the two main mausoleums within the enclosure, consisting of 66 tombs with 100 more lying outside the gardens.

Marrakech: Authentic Moroccan Food Tour & Dinner

3. Marrakech: Authentic Moroccan Food Tour & Dinner

Start your culinary adventure by meeting your driver/guide at the allocated meeting point. After a short meet and greet, you will set-off on your tour, making stops at locations known by the locals for their produce and food. On this food tour, you will get to try mouthwatering Moroccan staples such as: • Moroccan coconut Macaroons (a favorite amongst the kids) • The original chicken & almond Pastilla, a savory pie reserved solely for celebrations such as weddings or family get-togethers • The finest local pastries such as Briwate and Ghriyba, in one of the city’s oldest bakeries • Traditional Harira soup, accompanied by dates and Chebbakiya (aka the honey desert rose). This appetizer is how most locals break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan • Babbouche (Moroccan snails), cooked slowly in an aromatic herbal-infused broth • Authentic mint tea & Morocco's most celebrated snacks: Msemmen (Moroccan pancakes), a delicious pan-fried dough, that you can try, the local way, with honey and cheese • Fakya, a variety mix of dried fruits and nuts that is carefully prepared and commonly shared among families and friends during celebrations • Signature olives of Morocco, which come in a rainbow of colors and flavors, from the greens with their creamy smooth texture to the reds tossed in parsley and cilantro Later in the evening, you will enjoy a sit down dinner in a local restaurant. Whilst at the restaurant, you will enjoy a meal consisting of a fresh Moroccan salad and a Tajine (many options available). The portions are generous, the food is wholesome and the Tajines are scrumptious! For dessert, you'll be offered the very popular creamy Raïb, an absolutely divine homemade yogurt. Bon appétit!

Marrakech: Half-Day Historical and Cultural Tour

4. Marrakech: Half-Day Historical and Cultural Tour

Enjoy a private, half-day excursion through bustling Marrakech begins after meeting your guide in front of the Café de France, an iconic landmark on Marrakech’s main square.  Discover the majesty and vibrancy of Marrakech’s medina, beginning with a jaunt across the Jemaa el-Fnaa square to the Koutobia Mosque. Gaze at the mosque’s massive minaret, the largest in Marrakech, as your expert guide informs you of the stunning building’s history. Onwards, you’ll head towards the Saadian Tombs, sealed for centuries until their rediscovery in 1917. Marvel at the ornate carvings in a Hispano-Moorish style that frame the crypts of the 16-century royal family.  Afterwards, head to the equally ornate Bahia Palace, a 19th-century royal dwelling intended to be the most splendid palace of its time. Gaze at the elaborately-painted ceilings, manicured gardens replete with fruit trees, and elaborate stucco patterns adorning almost every surface of the building. To cap the tour off, you’ll wander through the buzzing souks, with their wide array of local artisans and craftspeople, your guide showing you insider tips about the best stalls.  The tour ends back at the Jemaa el-Fnaa square, where hundreds of locals meet every day to enjoy the storytellers, musicians, snake charmers, acrobats, jugglers, and performers of each and every sort.

Marrakech: 3-Hour Colorful Souks Tour

5. Marrakech: 3-Hour Colorful Souks Tour

Explore Marrakech's colorful open-markets on a 3-hour private tour. Witness the commercial life of the city as you meander through the labyrinthian souks with a passionate guide. The souks of Marrakech are certainly the most colorful and the liveliest in Africa. Meet new friends and gain a better understanding of Moroccan culture through different visits and discussions with artisans and shopkeepers. This market is among Morocco's most famous and the stalls display colorful and richly-varied wares. Shop for hand-crafted slippers, traditional woodwork, brass, iron, and bronze handicrafts, jewelry, kaftans, carpets, spices, and pottery.

Marrakesh: Private Shopping Tour in the Souks

6. Marrakesh: Private Shopping Tour in the Souks

Enjoy a walking tour with a difference, as your guide curates a journey through the markets based on your shopping needs. Meet your local guide who has the inside track on the best vendors and stalls in the old walled city district of Medina. Tell them which items you would like to shop for. They will then create a personalized itinerary for the whole group across the 3-hour tour. Set off for your walk among the labyrinth of small alleys. Shop for small souvenirs and basic needs, or for artisanal items made the traditional way. Visit the workshops and see crafts like leather, iron or woodwork, as well as embroidery, weaving or ceramics. Let your professional guide teach you the art of negotiation with the vendors. Learn a few key phrases in Arabic as you experience shopping the traditional, local way.

Marrakech: Medina by Night Tour

7. Marrakech: Medina by Night Tour

Meet your guide in the main square outside the medina then head into the vibrant hustle and bustle of the market for a guided 3-hour tour. As the sun sets, the medina is brought to life in a new way with the stalls lit up by colorful lights and locals going about their shopping. With your guide wind your way around the medina, rest assured that you won’t get lost in the labyrinth of stalls. In the medina, feel immersed in the lively atmosphere as you listen to the buzz of shoppers bartering for bargains and smell the delicious aromas of authentic delicacies. Marvel at the array of colorful fabrics, handmade crafts, and beautiful trinkets that line the stores, and shop for souvenirs of your trip. As you wander, your guide shares fascinating insight and stories into the history, culture, and traditions of the medina and its importance to the Moroccan way of life. After a busy 3-hours of shopping and exploring the medina, head to a cozy rooftop bar for some much-needed refreshments. Sit back and relax as you sip on authentic Moroccan tea and listen to the upbeat sounds of the musicians in the medina below.

Marrakech: Bahia Palace Skip-the-Line Tour

8. Marrakech: Bahia Palace Skip-the-Line Tour

Discover the most distinctive sites of Marrakech on a 1.5hour private guided tour with a professional guide. Start the tour with a stroll through the Medina (Old Town). Then, visit the El Bahia Palace where you will enter with skip-the-line tickets. Immerse yourself in Morocco's imperial history as you explore this grandiose royal residence built for the Grand Vizier Sultan Moulay El Hassan I. The palace features fountains, pleasure gardens, extraordinary living quarters, and several shady courtyards which are closed to the public. However, visitors can enter the apartments of the Vizier's favorite concubine and the council chamber. Admire the illuminated cedarwood ceiling and tiled walls, then marvel at the expansive marbled central courtyard with its many fountains and zelliges.

Marrakech: Medina Nightlife Walking Tour with Tastings

9. 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

10. 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.

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 8,948 reviews

Great tour! Ismail was an excellent guide and he took us to some amazing Souks that we would never be able to find by ourselves. For us it was not so much about shopping, but to understand the stories behind. We never felt pressured to buy anything and Ismail was always there to help negotiate if we needed him. Highly recommended!

The walking tour was definitely interesting. Got to know a lot about Marrakech and its rich history. Also packed a few steps on the Health app so that is a plus.

Súper bueno el tour, nos gustó mucho el servicio del guía Abdessamad, espectacular como explica y acompaña. Su servicio es 5 estrellas!!!

our super good guide Salah made us discover improbable places that we would never have discovered on our own.

A great way to get introduced Moroccan food and culture. We did the tour on the first day of our visit.