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Marrakech - Souks And Medina

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time-raw3 hours
Very Easy
Starting point
In front of Palais Arabe Restaurant

Explore ancient souks on a 3-hour walking tour of Marrakech, and practice your bargaining skills in a labyrinth of vivid stalls and tiny shops. Delve into the narrow lanes and alleys of the medina, past food shops and tearooms that are the bustling heart of Marrakech’s life while you shop for traditional handicrafts, rich fabrics, and aromatic spices.

What to expect?

To better discover Marrakesh, enter an intricate maze of the narrow streets in the world of the souks. Protected from the sun by slatted awnings, you will find a variety of quarters established by craftsmen, according to a structured system of cooperation. There are souks of basketwork, dried fruit, spices, clothes, wool, skins, Berber carpet, leatherwork, ironwork, jewelry and more!

Some souks of note include the Rue du Souk Smarine which leads into the Place rahba Kedima, where a slave market was once held (it remains an important commercial site). There are also a few apothecary shops here and there. There will be time for bargaining!

Next, we will visit Djemaa El Fna. This traditional meeting place for peasants and merchants from the Sous region, the High Atlas and the South, has become the heart of Marrakech. In the mornings this large square is crowded with fruit and spice sellers, guerrab with their leather water bottles and metal drinking cups, basket sellers, ironmongers, and barbers.

In the afternoons come the Gnaoua dancers, descended from former Guinean slaves, musicians, story tellers, snake charmers and entertainers (complete with performing monkeys)!

What is included?

  • English-speaking guide

Is this experience for me?

  • Please make sure you are the departure point at least 15 minutes before scheduled departure time

What do I need to bring?

  • Passport/ID
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing

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.
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