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Private Tour: Half-Day Guided Tour of Marrakech

  • Private walking tour through the medina of Marrakech with a personal guide
  • Start out from the centrally located and convenient Jemaa el-Fnaa square
  • Hear personalized commentary without competing for attention in the crowds
Private Tour: Half-Day Guided Tour of Marrakech
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Private Tour: Half-Day Guided Tour of Marrakech
From US$40.00
Avoid getting lost in the crowd; explore the medina of Marrakech with a personal guide who provides a firsthand look at artisans and their wares. This half-day private walking tour sets out in the morning from the centrally located Jemaa el-Fnaa square. Sightseeing includes Ben Youssef Madrasa and mosque plus the Photography Museum, but you may customize the itinerary to your interests.
What to Expect
Meet your guide at the famous "Jamaa El Fena" square at 10am. Walk into the heart of the medina and discover many of the hidden gems of the medina. See alleys, buildings, people and get an introduction to the Moroccan culture.
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).
Reviews (16)
1 - 5 of 14 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent tour

Such a brilliant few hours with Mohamed. We told him where we wanted to go and he gave us his best recommendation. The information he told us throughout was extremely fascinating. Without his knowledge we wouldn’t have learnt about the city and history of Marrakesh.

Thank aimeem404
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Fantastic Private Tour Guide

Mohammad spent half a day showing us the beauty of Marrakech. Without a tour guide we would have been aimlessly walking, but instead, we learnt a lot about the city, culture and religion whilst visiting all of the key sights by foot.

Thank kingmerlot
Reviewed 18 August 2018
5 Star Half-Day Street Food Tour

Along with two other friends, I hired Reda for a half day street food tour of Marrakech. He was extremely professional and knowledgeable of the streets and culture. Looking back I was very appreciative of his deep respect for Moroccan culture as well as his...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jtburkholder
Reviewed 11 July 2018
The highlight of Marrakech! A walking food tour in the medina!

This was the best thing I did while in Morocco (and I was there for 10 days!). As an American, I was a bit scared of doing a "street food" tour of Marrakech, however, it was great fun and not a single person in our...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank leightoncusack
Reviewed 28 May 2018
Photography & local fixer

As a photographer I was well aware that there is a local sensitivity to photographers and can be an issue in Marrakech. After an initial first day shoot it was clear to me that I was not going to get the portraits I wanted of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank John B
contactredabenabad, General Manager at Marrakech Guide Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Hello Dear John, Thank you very much for taking the time to post your lovely feedback regrading your journey in Marrakech. i am happy to hear that you enjoyed taking photographts far away from the hassel. You experience is an evidance of an indepth, very...More

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Vanessa P
11 April 2018|
Response from Beamer006 | Reviewed this property |
I assume this would apply if you arrange for the Guide to take you to the Majorelle Gardens , we didn’t go into any of the places with the guide , he took us all around the areas we requested and then did the gardens... More