Marrakech City Tour: Private Half-Day Guided Tour_239854

$18

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Marrakech City Tour: Private Half-Day Guided Tour

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Duration
time-raw3 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Starting point
Your accommodation in Marrakech
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Pickup Option
Free Pickup

Visit Marrakech's highlights in comfort with the convenience of a private driver on a half-day tour that explores Majorelle Garden, the Saadian Tombs, and Bahia Palace plus the Palmeraie, the palm groves that lie beyond Marrakech's city walls. Choose a driver-only experience for an independent day, or add a tour guide to learn even more about Marrakech history and culture as you navigate Morocco’s vibrant “Red City.”

What to expect?

  • During this private half-day city tour of Marrakech, your friendly multilingual driver and expert guide (if option selected) will be at your entire service to assist you with competence and discretion. You will be picked up from your hotel in a private brand new air-conditioned minivan and dropped off to visit each monument planned in the discovery of Marrakech.

Itinerary:

  • You will start your door to door tour with a visit of the prestigious Majorelle garden, a calming retreat near, and yet so far from the bustling city, sheltered from time by high earthen walls. You will explore its intriguing history , learn about its French-influenced architecture and connection to the iconic French designer Yves Saint Laurent and the famous painter/botanist Jacques Majorelle, amble along shady lanes, discover exotic plants of dreamy origin, walk past refreshing, burbling streams and pools filled with water lilies and lotus flowers.

  • After that, you will head to the Royal Kasbah in the southern part of the ancient medina of Marrakech. Built by Sultan Almohad Mansour al-Yacoub, it is the site of "El Mansouria" (the big mosque of the kasbah) and the Saadian Tombs. You will visit the Saadian tombs, discovered and restored recently in 1917. Because of the beauty of their decoration, these tombs are a major attraction for the visitors of Marrakech. It is one of the few remaining vestiges of the Saadian dynasty who reigned over the golden age of Marrakech between 1524 and 1659. Continue to the most beautiful palaces and monuments of Marrakech, the Bahia Palace. Built in the late 19th century, the name literally means "brilliance" and was intended to be the greatest palace of its time. The best workers and artisans of the country have worked continuously for six years (1894-1900) to achieve it.

  • Finish your private tour in beauty with a memorable drive in the Majestic palm groove, a lush oasis of calm, where Arabian Kings build palaces and some of the world's top celebrities go on holiday. Guided camel rides can be arranged upon request in this beautiful oasis with plenty of laughter!

  • At the end of the tour, your driver will drop you off at your hotel in Marrakech with plenty of tales of the Magical imperial city.

  • Note: In the driver-only option of the tour, a 20 minutes camel ride can be arranged in the Majestic Marrakech palm oasis for $10 per person payable to your driver on the tour. Just let us know in advance in the special requirement field during your booking process or simply just inform your drive at the begining of your tour. This option also provides added guidance, as your driver will point out landmarks and sites, revealing local culture along the way in a friendly relaxed atmosphere.

  • Note: For a more formal version of the tour with detailed knowledge, please book the option with the certified guide who will walk with you to every site and give you detailed information besides a walking tour to the old city.

What is included?

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by a brand new private air-conditioned minivan
  • Multilingual driver
  • Expert certified local guide (if option selected)
  • Guided genuine old city walking tour ( in option with certified guide)
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departures
  • Private tour
  • Local taxes

Is this experience for me?

  • Not wheelchair accessible

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing
  • Passport/ID
  • Outerwear, such as gloves and a coat (dependent on season)

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
  • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high-quality service.
  • Note: Please note that during the holy month of Ramadan, for the afternoon tours only: there will be a slight change for the itinerary of the tour due to the new closing time of the monuments during this month. The Saadiens Royal Tombs will be replaced by the Grand Koutoubia Mosque.

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$18