Enjoy this 3-hour comprehensive tour of Marrakech, exploring the medieval streets of Morocco’s “Red City” through its souks and monuments. Following a pick-up from your hotel or riad by our guide, discover one of Morocco’s oldest imperial monuments the Koutoubia, one of the largest and most beautiful mosques of the western Muslim world. Marvel at its 221-foot minaret and masterful architecture that evokes the Giralda of Seville.
Then you will head to a peaceful enclosure in the Kasbah to see the Saadian Tombs, dating back to the 16th century of Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur. Admire the colorful tiles, Arabic script, and intricate carvings, hidden to the world after they were sealed up until 1917.
Spend then an hour at the 19th-century Bahia Palace, built in 7 years by 1,000 craftsmen from Fez. The place was intended to capture the essence of the Islamic and Moroccan style with a haphazard arrangement of secret apartments open onto inner courtyards, set in the center of a 2-acre garden. See stunning stucco work, Islamic mosaics, and carved cedar wood roofs, surrounded by Moorish-style pleasure gardens of orange and cypress trees, and fragrant jasmine plants.
The next stop will be the essential Jemaa El-Fna, Marrakech's main square and marketplace. Explore the different souks of the Old Medina Market and wander from the spice sellers to carpets and leather articles. It's almost impossible to leave the souks empty-handed.