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Marrakech Gardens and Ramparts Tour

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Highlights

  • Explore the Agdal and Menara Gardens by Carriage
  • Drive along the impressive ramparts – the wall built to defend the city
  • The tour is led by a local expert guide

Overview

Experience the timeless aspect of Moroccan life as you visit its legendary gardens and the impressive ramparts of Marrakech. The ramparts dominate this medieval city with their characteristic red stone walls and superb nine gates.

Visit the tropical Majorelle Gardens, with their fountains, pools and lush bamboo groves built by the French painter Majorelle. The cobalt blue buildings are its hallmark while more than 15 exclusive North African bird species can be found in this garden.

Enjoy a leisurely ride in a barouche or a calash – a four-wheeled carriage - under the shadow of the olive trees around the Agdal Garden fountains, the oldest garden in Marrakech. See the serene landscape mirrored in the reflection pool at the beautiful Menara Gardens.

Itinerary

You will be picked up from your centrally located hotel in Marrakech for Gardens and Ramparts tour.

Depart by bus to the meeting point for the departure by barouches. Board a barouche, a four-wheeled carriage, and set out with your guide for this sightseeing tour.

Head towards the Agdal Gardens. The 12th century Agdal Gardens, stretching south of the médina, include several pools, and olive, orange and pomegranate orchards.

From the Agdal Gardens ride towards the Menara Gardens. Made up primarily of olive groves, a rectangular pool stands at the centre of the groves, reflecting the stunning Atlas Mountains in the background.

Reboard your air-conditioned bus and head back towards the ramparts and view one of the most famous gates, the Bab Khemis. With an impressive length of more than 10 km, the city ramparts are among the main attractions of Marrakech. Well-preserved with a height ranging from 8 to 10 meters, ten gates pierce the wall as entry points. Several of these have been the model for other Moroccan cities as well.

Stop and explore the exquisite Majorelle Gardens. This superb tropical garden with fountains, pools, a forest of bamboos and cactus, also houses a fabulous private museum collection. This garden was laid out by a French artist, Louis Majorelle, and was later restored and bought by Yves Saint Laurent. Bright cobalt blue buildings dot this amazing garden

Your tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel or the closest drop-off point in Marrakech.

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Reviews

This was a wonderful trip. We got to see all the attractions then the last part when we were able to sit on a horse carriage to visit parts of the city was really nice. Nice... w p maudarbocus

The trip was good, but I think would have been far better in reverse with the Majorelle Gardens last as that was the highlight of the trip. I am also not aware of... MARYLIN ANN VIXON

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

French and English speaking guide:
Monday, Wednesday & Saturday

Duration

Approx. 3.5 hours

Start time

Start time: 1430h (2:30pm)
Duration: Approx. 3.5 hours

Meeting point

Pick-up is from centrally located hotels in Marrakech.
(Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
If your hotel is not a pick-up location, please call the agency in order to reconfirm the tour departure details (about the pick up place and timings).

Ending point

The tour ends at the starting point

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Inclusions

  • Pick-up from centrally located hotels
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned minibus
  • English and French speaking guide
  • Entrance fee

Exclusions

  • Meals
  • Beverages

Do/Dont's

There are plenty of photo opportunities on this tour, so don’t forget your camera. Dress in comfortable clothes. Carry sunblock and a hat

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Please note

It is advisable to re-confirm the tour departure details 48 hours prior to the start of the tour as this tour has a minimum passenger requirement of 7 people, if this is not met the tour would either be rescheduled for another date or cancelled with a full refund

For hotels outside the town & riads: time & place to be confirmed at the time of the reconfirmation

Identity papers are obligatory (passport or identity card).

The program can be modified in case of unpredictable events.

The Agdal Garden is closed on Fridays.

Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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Cancellation policy

See the Cancellation policy for this product

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  • "Good informative tour" This was a wonderful trip. We got to see all the attractions then the last part when we were able to sit on a horse carriage to visit parts of the city was really nice. Nice...
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