Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best Of Marrakech Private Tour - Marrakesh

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  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Starting time options: 9AM, 11AM, 2PM. Please indicate preferred starting time in special requirements field.
  • Departure Details :
    Koutoubia, جامع الكتبية،، Avenue Mohammed V،، مراكش 40000،, Morocco
  • Return Details :
    Le Jardin Secret, 121 Rue Mouassine, Marrakesh 40030, Morocco
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This is not just another city tour; this is the best of Marrakech from a unique perspective! Get to know Marrakech on a city tour that gives you the perfect overview, with city highlights, hidden gems, storytelling, and a local treat - this tour has it all!

Forget about big touristy groups and the crowds; it's time to see Marrakech at its best but from the eyes of a local. Check out main landmarks like Bab Agnaou, Bahia Palace, Mellah Square and Souk, and uncover hidden gems and city secrets with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. And the cherry on top, a local treat is included.

Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems Private City Tour is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.

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Stunning Moorish architecture, bustling local markets, and a feast of smells and tastes. There is so much to see and do in Marrakech, on this private tour your host can guide you to the sights and activities you most want to enjoy.

Visit a beautiful twelfth century mosque and admire the delicate details carved into the walls. And when the call-to-prayer starts: WOW! Youll be filled with awe and inspiration as the locals gather for prayer.

Stroll through a garden of orange trees, towards one of the entrances of the walled medina. Once inside, your senses will buzz with the intense aromas of herbs, spices, perfumes, leather goods and more. All in vibrant colors. The street vendors will want you to sample everything, so let your local host guide you through the hustle of these busy cobblestone streets.

Walk around the stunning Bahia Palace, with its beautiful gardens and amazing courtyard. Check out the luxurious quarters where the grand viziers harem lived. Enjoy more spectacular architecture at the Ben Youssef Madrasa - a 14th century Islamic college that is adorned with breath taking geometric patterns. As you step through the front door from the busy alleyways the cool air and quiet surrounding fill you with a sense of calm.

On this private tour, your host can also show you Mustafas family bakery. Mustafas son may welcome you with a gift of bread, still warm from the oven. Time for tea? Take a taste in true Moroccan style in a tiny tea shop and learn why tea is poured from a great height. Try this pouring technique yourself.

Round off your tour with a visit to the Jardin Secret. Quiet and soothing the garden also has an impressive tower. From the top you can enjoy a 360-degree view of Marrakech and its beautiful skyline.

The local hosts on your private tour are all great storytellers and cant wait to share some unique insights and personal anecdotes with you! Also, ask as many questions as you want. Where are the best places to eat and drink? What dish should I try? And wheres the best spots for nightlife? Your private host is a true local and can give you great advice.

Inclusions

Private Tour

Local Guide

1 local drink/tasting

Exclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Extra food

Entrance tickets to Bahia Palace

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Private tour: only you & your local guide

Most travelers can participate

CO2 Neutral: all tours carbon emissions are offset

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Traveler Reviews

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  • 10-Nov-2022

    Omar was a brilliant guide, very knowledgeable and definitely showed us some hidden gems! Would highly recommend this tour and Omar.

  • 10-Nov-2022

    We met Aimad on our first afternoon in Marrakech. He was friendly and approachable and made it a fun walking tour for us and our kids (8 and 10). He was really open and said 'the more you talk to me the more I will be able to tell you about Marrakech'. Which was absolutely true. His knowledge about the history, the architecture, sights and religion gave us a ab appreciation of Marrakech that we just would not have got without him. We had a great holiday and a large reason for that was because of the wonderful hospitality provided by Aimad. Thank you.

  • 09-Nov-2022

    This was supposed to be a private tour that was customizable to our interests....it was a hidden sales job. We felt like our guide brought us to pre-arranged places where he got kick back for sales. When we expressed no desire to stay in a rug sales room, he disregarded our wishes. We wanted to taste and smell more of the small shops and businesses not the fancy irrelevant ones

  • 08-Nov-2022

    What a fabulous experience, a great way to kick start our stay in Marrakech. So useful to help navigate the Souks. Our guide Adil was extremely knowledgeable and very passionate about his home city. A lovely friendly man with lots of helpful tips and recommendations for the rest of our visit. The Bahia Palace was a particular highlight with the most amazing architectural features.

  • 31-Oct-2022

    The tour was supposed to be 4 hours but the guide (short-named Ganni) finished it in 2 hours. Half of the time he took us to various shops to buy things so he could earn commissions. I paid for £100 for me and my daughter for this tour which was supposed to include entrance tickets to some sites such as the secret garden. But he didn’t take us into any of them. Stay away from this company. It’s not value for money at all.

  • 29-Oct-2022

    Mr Aimad was our guide ont the tour. Aimad was very communicative and took us on a very interesting tour with lots of info on city and culture. Highly recommended.

  • 27-Oct-2022

    We booked this tour to introduce us to Marrakech on the morning of our first full day to give us a feel for the city. We met our guide, Adil outside the white mosque who quickly made us feel comfortable and provided us with some hints and tips to stay safe and such. He was very knowledgeable throughout, we soon had some breakfast and tea at a local stall which was obviously very popular with the locals. We wondered around the city being introduced to a lot of the history, sights, sounds and smells (both good and bad 😆). We visited a few of the larger tourist attractions, description of the tour states entry is extra so you should be prepared to pay this small entry cost. The tour ended almost where it began leaving us feeling far more comfortable with our surroundings and happier to explore deeper into the markets ourselves. Great tour and brilliant way to start your exploration of Marrakech.

  • 27-Oct-2022

    We had 2 tours with Aimed:- Souks & tastings, and Highlights and both in their own way were utterly fascinating, absorbing, interesting, informative and a step back into a very different world. The Souks were a frenzy of friendly people, activities and noise. Pedal bikes, motorised scooters, motorbikes, horse and carts, Donkeys, all vied for their way through throngs of people in narrow passageways as well as the main roads. Amazingly everything flowed with tolerance and without incident. The locals just take it in their stride. As a visitor unused to the frenzy, just keep a look over your shoulder for you never know what or where something is likely to be passing at any time. The tour ended with a refreshing pot of Morrocan tea served in the traditional way. Highlights – we asked if we could visit two places in particular and Aimed adjusted our tour to suit without a problem. It was a very interesting journey through some of the history of Marrakech with a knowledgable guide who always had time for a question. Although the main locations were very busy (go very early or late in day for less tourists), Aimed took us through parts of Marrakech not on the normal tourist track explaining their significance to the make up and history of Marrakech. We ended with a welcome pot of traditional Moroccan Tea, very sweet with mint, poured from a height, just as a local. A very enjoyable and informative tour. Aimed is very amiable and knowledgeable. He made us feel very welcome and was quite happy to adapt the tours to accommodate our particular requests. There was never any rush and we could stop, browse and buy if we wanted to. Without Aimed, even though it would have been enjoyable just aimlessly wandering, Marrakech and it’s people came 'alive', as he explained and guided us through and around just like the local he is. Despite the crowds, Aimed knew many people as we moved about and despite us not always understanding the language he made us feel 'included' - we felt 'local'. We recommend Aimed without reservation as a wonderful person and guide. Thank you Aimed and best wishes to your family.

  • 26-Oct-2022

    We were so pleased that we decided to book this tour, especially on our first afternoon, as it helped us get our bearings and decide where we wanted to return to. Cuidad was fabulous! She is the perfect guide as her passion for the city, and her country, is evident throughout. We learnt so much about Marrakech from the viewpoint of a local plus all the important history at each place we visited. Ouidad's English is excellent and her sense of humour made the tour feel more like a stroll with a friend. Initially, we had booked for 11am but changed it to a later time. This was reorganised efficiently and Ouidad even changed the tour around so that we visited the Bahia Palace at a more suitable time. Overall, I would recommend this tour. Many thanks Ouidad for sharing your knowledge and lovely stories about your life and family.

  • 25-Oct-2022

    We had a brilliant morning with Jafaar wandering around the Medina. It was an excellent way to get our bearings on our first day in Marrakech. Jafaar was really informative and spoke excellent English. He was able to tell us the history of everything we saw and was also able to give us tips for the rest of our stay. The highlights were definitely the Bahia Palace and Kasbar which we will be returning to.

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