You will meet your guide and driver at your hotel/riad for the short drive to La Koutoubia Mosque, the largest mosque in Marrakech. Built in the 12th century, its 77-meter-tall minaret is the landmark of Marrakech. Outside the Mosque, you will learn about Islam and its 5 pillars as well as the worshipping habits of Moroccans. Your 3-hour guided tour will continue to Bahia Palace, a 19th-century monument that is an indication of the wealth of Moroccan royalty of that time. The 160-room palace took 15 years to build, and it provides an opportunity to admire and learn about Moroccan architecture.
A short walk from the palace, through the old Jewish quarter, you will come to the Saadian dynasty tombs, dating back to the 17th century. The site, discovered in 1917, and with its ornately decorated rooms and ceilings, has become a major attraction for visitors to Marrakech. Continue from here to the oldest part of the medina, where your guide will take you on a walking adventure through the maze-like streets, past spice shops, artisan workshops, and art galleries.
Your guided tour comes to an end in Jemaa el Fna Square, the most famous square in all of Africa. Storytellers, snake charmers, musicians, orange juice sellers and henna tattoo artists all compete for your attention.