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- Free Cancellation
- Duration: 4 Hrs
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Starting time options: 9AM, 11AM, 2PM. Please indicate preferred starting time in special requirements field.
Departure Details :
Koutoubia Mosque, Rue el Ksour, Derb Sabai, 13, Marrakesh Marrakech 40000، Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Return Details :
Le Jardin Secret, 121 Rue Mouassine, Marrakesh 40030, Morocco
Cancellation Policy :
- If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
- If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
- If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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OverviewEnjoy the hustle and bustle of the souk where the locals love to shop. Admire stunning Moorish architecture. Smell the freshly baked bread of a family-run bakery. And discover how tea is poured Moroccan-style. Its all possible on this private tour just for you.
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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.
Mint tea and cookies in a local house
Jewish sweets and bread tasting in a traditional bakery
Coffee and/or Tea
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Entrance tickets to Bahia Palace
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
A maximum of 8 people per booking
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Guide arrived a bit late but once we got going was very knowledgable.He was a little heavy on the religious presentation versus historical Made great recommendation re a dinner location
A good primer to old Marrakech
We liked our guide Mohammed a lot, he was really easy going and interesting to talk to. His English was excellent and he was a good guide and gave us some good tips for places to eat and ways of finding our way around.
However, we found the way this was listed on Viator to be VERY misleading.
Firstly, I would argue the use of the phrase 'Hidden Gems'... at no point did this seem applicable.
Secondly, the listing implies that the tour should last approximately 4 hours, and ours didn't even last 3.
Thirdly, as other reviewers have mentioned Medersa Ben Youssef was closed for 3 years, so this should have been replaced or removed from the listing. You also have to pay to get into the Palacio da Bahia, which is listed as 'tickets free' on the 'What To Expect Itinerary'.
Speaking of the 'What To Expect Itinerary' and what Viator claims was included in the experience, there was a lot that did not match up to ours.
-Aforementioned misleading info surrounding the Palacio da Bahia, Medersa Ben Youssef, and the much shorter duration time.
-Although we stopped briefly in the Mellah for some mint tea, we did not in anyway 'Visit a spices souk and learn about the intensive flavours of the Moroccan cuisine! Taste Jewish sweets typical for each Moroccan childhood: cou cou. Visit a local bakery, see the baker on duty and taste warm fresh bread'.
We did none of those things.
We also did not visit Riad 11 Zitoune, or have mint tea and cookies with the locals who live there.
We also did not visit the Jardin Secret. We were left here at the end of our tour and again, unlike the Viator listing the tickets were not free.
MED was a very good tour guide, he was attentive and very informative. His English was excellent and nothing was too much for him.. We would recommend this tour.
Our guide was terrific - informative, relaxed and able to take the tour at our pace. The one disappointment was to discover that the Museum Ben Youssuf has been closed for restoration for nearly 3 years but Viator is selling this as part of the experience. Consequently we had to pay extra money to visit Bahia Palace - it was a highlight and definitely worth visiting but an unexpected cost. Perhaps Viator can remove the Ben Youssuf detail from its ticket offering.
Entrance tickets to Medersa Ben Youssuf