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Marrakech Gardens and Ramparts Tour

Available in English Hotel Pick up included

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    French and English speaking guide:
    Monday, Wednesday & Saturday

  • Duration

    Approx. 3.5 hours

  • Start time

    2:30pm

  • Meeting Point
    Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)
  • Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point

Key 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.

Inclusions

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

Exclusions

  • Meals
  • Beverages

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.

Customer Reviews

  • 4
    10/26/2016 miss jakia begum, United Kingdom
  • 4
    value for money trip
    04/09/2015 Mr N M Kalia, United Kingdom
  • 4
    Good informative tour
    04/16/2014 w p maudarbocus, United Kingdom

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