- Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Duration: 3 Hrs
Departure Time :
10:00 AM Valid from the time of first use, for the duration selected.
Departure Details :
Hôtel Restaurant Café de France, jamaa el-fnna، J2G7+G36, Rue des Banques, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Return Details :
Returns to original departure point
Cancellation Policy : This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
OverviewOn a 3-hour trip with an expert guide, see the highlights of Marrakech. Your schedule can be tailored
to ensure that you see the sights that most interest you, as well as destinations that your guide
suggests. Markets, monuments, gardens, and more.
- Family friendly
- Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
- Get inside tips from a local
- Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
Know More about this tour
Walking for half an hour with your guide into the vibrant medina, chatting and learning about the local culture, you will come across different sections such the artisan section. Take a pause to witness artisans making handmade crafts, such as colored leader, hammered lanterns, handmade slippers and bags. Watch a tailor sewing a "Jellaba", a local dress, an artisan making cushions and boots, a craftsman working on plaster, and a master chef cooker making "Tajine", a traditional dish. See workers at the dyers section, the leather auction market, a black smith and much more!
After that, you will be taken to the most stunting sights of the city. The must-do sight is the famous "Medrassa Ben Youssef" an old Islamic college dated back to the 14th century. You walk into the college and you get mesmerized by the beauty of architecture. You will go upstairs to see the dormitory cell cluster of the students, and admire handmade tile, plaster, and ceder wood. In addition to this, you will get the best panoramic photo of the building. After visiting the rooms of the students, you will go downstairs to take close-up shots nice calligraphy, plaster, shells, and pine cone. your guide will answer all your questions and give you a private time into the building to inspire and admire.
Once you finish, your guide will take you to see mosque "Ben Youssef" and take some photos from the outside. Adjacent to the mosque, you can admire an old dome which dates to the 11tth and it is under renovation and you can take lovely photos as well.
After that, you will be taken to the museum of photography to admire an exhibition of photos of different profiles in black and white. the house is composed of three floors allowing you to explore various sections such video tape, coffee terrace, and a book store, postcards.
After visiting many attractions, join your guide to share a cup of tea with locals and discover hidden gems of the souks. As this is a private tour, feel free to share your personal interests with your guide, and he can tailor the tour to your needs and give you the best tips for your stay in Marrakech.
The tour will finish back at the main square, or your guide can show you a local restaurant for lunch if you are hungry (lunch not included).
Food and drinks, unless specified
Transportation to/from attractions
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Dress code is smart casual
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Traveler ReviewsSee all reviews
Great tour! Learned a lot about Moroccon culture! Went to all the historical culture sights in Marrakesh
Great tiur guide in ousamah. He showed us everything we wanted to see. Made extra sure we could get our bearings and did not cut us short on time at all. Thoroughlt recommended
Mohammed was very knowledgeable about the city but we would have liked more about about the history, people and culture. There were 10 people on the trip which was too many especially going into some of the small shops in the souks. We were weary of shopping by the end of the trip and there was no water supplied as had been advertised.
The tour is promoted as a private tour but it isn’t; apparently that means “small group tour “ .It was 2.5 hours and not 3 .The tour is primarily around the souks which was overwhelming and I thought there would be more regarding the culture.If the guide had been amazing the above would not have been an issue but he was so indifferent and was on the phone for at least half of the time .The other two tours we went on had fantastic tour guides so overall sooo disappointing
Mohammad was very informative and friendly and knew his way around the souk very well and would recommend this tour if you want to see the soul from the inside but to many shop stops for me
Mohammed was excellent. He explained everything and answered all our questions. He was friendly and smiled a lot. He spoke perfect English and showed us people and places we would never have seen on our own. There were 4 of us in the group - 2 older ladies and 2 in their 30s. We all enjoyed it and would definitely recommend Mohammed as a guide. We learned a lot about Marrakech and the culture. We did buy some shoes at a shoe shop he took us to but that's because they were real leather and well made. We also visited an apothecary where we were served tea and shown different oils and spices. I had a bad cough and they gave me eucalyptus and a special tea which helped. Mohammed had a good sense of humour and told jokes but also gave us sensible advice and suggestions for places to eat and visit. We could have wandered around the Medina but we would have got lost and not got so much out of it. Thank you Mohammed.
We met Mohammed at the meeting place and right away we could tell he was very knowledgeable. He asked us what we wanted to see so he could tailor the tour. He spoke very good English and knew many English turns of phrase and colloquialisms to help us understand things. Considering that we booked the tour at ~23:00 the night before and we took the tour at 10:00 the next day, we were very impressed. He took us very deep into the Medina and to many places that we would have never found on a self guided tour even accompanied by Google Maps! We would recommend doing a tour like this at the start of your trip to get your bearings and also understanding the background to the city. Mohammed also took us into an amazing Riad with hand crafted plaster. We also went to the House of slippers and bought some lovely shoes. We also stopped in a apothecary and had an introduction to the different products. We bought some Ra's El Hanoot and other spices/teas. In summary, Mohammed is an excellent tour guide and should have way more than 21 reviews on TripAdvisor. I sincerely hope people aren't put off by this and are able to enjoy his tours in future. Value for Money: 10/10 Enjoyment: 10/10
Although the weather was not too good we had a great private tour with Mohammed! He showed us a lot of authentic and beautiful places we wouldn‘t have found on our own - the real heart of the Medina! We met a lot of very nice and kind people and loughed a lot. It was a great first impression on our first day in Marrakech and we would definitely recommend it!
We arrived in Morroco yesterday with little idea of what to do, and booked this tour last night. We arrived outside the meeting point and were promptly met by Ahmed who took us around the extremely large market in the centre of the old city, He showed us local foods to local garments and culture. Taught us about how the local culture used to live and now live in modern day. He introduced us to Koran school, Mammas, how people in the past collected water, where and how they buy their local food and overall gave us a very good introduction to our first day of our first visit to Morocco. He also took us past many artisans and we got to see how many artisans work. Carpet weaving, scarf and blanket making, metal and leather work.
Mohammed was an excellent guide. We opted for a private tour in order to get a more personal experience, and it was just that. We visited many different sections of the Medina and souks, and we were able to let Mohammed know exactly what we wanted to see and any particular shops we wanted to see (lanterns, spices, etc.). He does a great job of showing you hidden sights (like bread making) that you wouldn't see on your own.