Within the labyrinth of the Medina (Old Town) you will find Marrakech's colorful souks (open-air markets). These souks are among Morocco’s most famous and display colorful and richly varied wares. Shop for hand-crafted slippers, traditional woodwork, brass, iron and bronze artifacts, jewellery, kaftans, carpets, spices and pottery.
At the heart of the Medina is Marrakech's most famous souk the Djemaa El Fna square. Here acrobats, snake charmers and Gnawa musicians offer astonishing shows and you can sample some authentic Moroccan cuisine. UNESCO has hailed it as ‘Masterpiece of World Heritage’.
This tour is a unique opportunity to penetrate the heart and the soul of Marrakech.
You will be picked up from your centrally located hotel in Marrakech and taken the Medina where the tour takes place.
The breakdown of your itinerary is as follows:
1500h (3:00pm): Visit the Medersa Ben Youssef. This Islamic school dates back to the 16th century and used to be the most important such institution in the whole Maghreb.
1530h (3:30pm): Meet a traditional herbalist and see a presentation of the various spices that are used in the Moroccan healing system.
1600h (4:00pm): Walk in the Medina and discover the colorful and exotic Moroccan handicrafts. Explore the market, which is divided into smaller souks according to goods sold. This grand labyrinth features hand-crafted Moroccan good such as babouche slippers, woodworks, brass works, ironworks, bronze works, jewellery, kaftans, carpets, spices, and pottery. You will also be able to visit the best galleries for leather, antiques and hand crafted gold jewellery.
1730h (5:30pm): Enjoy strolling in the world-famous Djemaa El Fna square, Marrakech’s most popular tourist attraction. This bustling square is listed by UNESCO as a "Masterpiece of World Heritage". Snake charmers, acrobats, dancers, storytellers make it a lively hub of activity. The smell of exotic spices fills the air as stalls whip up lip-smacking Moroccan street delicacies.
1800h (6:00pm): Your tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel or the closest drop-off point in Marrakech.
This trip was wonderful - very informative guide who really made the Souks an exciting adventure. We also visited the souks as part of another trip and were very disappointed... Mrs Pamela Hurton
Could fault this tour in any way. Prompt pick up. Very knowledgeable experienced guide. Was concerned that the tour was what we expected and that we were satisfied.... Mrs. K Lambert
English and French speaking guide:
01 May - 31 Oct: Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday
Start time: 1430h (2:30pm)
Duration: 3.5 hours
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).
The tour ends at the starting point
There are plenty of photo opportunities on this tour, so don’t forget your camera. Dress in comfortable clothes. Carry sunblock and a hat
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 5 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.
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.
See the Cancellation policy for this product