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Overview
Explore the maze-like souks of the Marrakech medina on a half-day walking tour that includes Djemaa el Fna, Bahia Palace, and the Photography Museum of Marrakech. Experience all this historic neighborhood has to offer as you are guided through some of the city’s unique spice shops and traditional bakeries, for a fascinating introduction to daily life in Marrakech’s old center.
Highlights
  • Marrakech medina walking tour orients you to the historic center
  • Includes entrance fees to Bahia Palace and Photography Museum
  • No extra cost for traditional bread tasting
  • Group size limited to 12 to ensure personalized service from guide
What to Expect
Make your way to Djemaa el Fna, and then join a guide for a winding trip into the Marrakech medina, the bustling heart of the old city. Don’t worry about finding your way: You can rely on your guide and take time to explore carpet shops, spice stalls, and artisans’ workshops. The first stop of the day is Bahia Palace, where you get a glimpse of royal life in the Imperial City. Following your time at Bahia Palace, head back into the medina to visit a local bakery and taste some freshly baked bread. Next, see a remarkable collection of historic images at the Photography Museum of Marrakech, which includes century-old photographs of the Atlas Mountains’ Berber tribes. After visiting the museum, the tour concludes back at Djemaa el Fna.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Bread tasting
  • Entry/Admission - Palacio da Bahia
  • Entry/Admission - Maison de la Photographie
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Additional food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.
  • A conservative dress code is recommended in Morocco. Men and women should keep their upper body (especially shoulders, chest and midriff) as well as their knees covered at all times as a sign of respect to the local culture. Wearing shorts is not recommended.
  • Maximum group size is 12.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • All the stops you make on this tour are 100% local, which means the local community directly benefits from the tour.
  • You visit the culturally important Jemaa el-Fna Square, listed by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
  • Your tour includes entrence fees to Palais De Bahia and the Photography Museum, which helps to maintain the sites and preserve local cultural heritage.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Andrew H wrote a review Feb 2020
United Kingdom17 contributions4 helpful votes
Mo was a great guide - on time, polite, informative, cheerful and helpful. He speaks umpteen languages & his English was perfect. I wasnt expecting entrance fees to the places we visited to be included in the tour price which was a nice surprise. No "shopping" stops just
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Sormeh wrote a review Feb 2020
San Francisco, California18 contributions4 helpful votes
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I had a tour with Mo. He is the best tour guide you can image. We walked to historical places and he very well explained the history behind every single monument. We visited the museum of photography, the palace of Bahia, Saadian tombs. Then we visited the famous bakery where
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Ricardo wrote a review Feb 2020
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Tour guide was really informative and friendly. I garnered a much deeper understanding of Moroccan culture both past and present. Would recommend to others!!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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charlottelampdavies wrote a review Aug 2019
London, United Kingdom6 contributions3 helpful votes
Our wonderful guide Mounir, was inedible insightful and fun to be around. He was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Marrakesh where he was born and bred. My daughter and I were eager listeners and came with many questions all which Mounir had answers too. We enjoyed our
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Sarah R wrote a review Jul 2019
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I didn't end up going on this tour, as I got very sick the night before and had to cancel. I sent two emails and one phone call, all unanswered, telling them about this issue and asking if I could reschedule. While I sent the first email prior to the tour starting, I'm sure that
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Date of experience: June 2019
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About the operator

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By: Marrakech Urban Adventures
kGlennAnderson
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Great guide!
We loved our evening with Omar. he was funny, knowledgable, and made it easy to navigate different foods that were
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kGlennAnderson
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Perfect introductory to Marrakech
We took this class on our first day in Marrakech and it was a great way to be introduced to the city by walking thr
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sandybevarly
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Amazin tour , perfect food , and Great guid
Thank you Sanae for your Amazing time , Food , Tour We recomend this tour very well . we will come back again , an
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T405THclaudiam
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Cooking class
Myself and my friend did this class and I couldn’t recommend it enough! The food was delicious and it was so much f
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931katyaValentine
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Donuts, pastries, bread, olives, pastries, snails, soup, ginger tea and lamb
I really enjoyed the food tour we had with Omar, he was the perfect guide, knowledgeable, funny and encouraging! It
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635hilaryw
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Tagine cookery class
Great fun, good company and lovely food. Collecting the ingredients before hand was interesting too.
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tom_skelton89
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Great Host
My girlfriend and I found this activity truly amazing. Sanae our host was simply excellent. The tour around the m
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maximatraveller
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Amazing Unforgettable Cooking Experience
Wow! An awesome and excellent adventurous day spend cooking in a beautiful Riad!! First of all, we met at the squar
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635hilaryw
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Tagine cookery class in Marrakech
What a fantastic tour with Hananne and Karima. We were welcomed by Hananne and led through the maze of the souks,
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H5017QOcarrieb
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Top Notch Cooking Class
Karima and Hanane were amazing hosts. The tour started with Hanane taking us to the market. She taught us the Arabi
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Randy B
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Authentic Moroccan Experience
My wife and I had an enjoyable experience. Just as the description details, we met on the square at Jam El-Fen, vis
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stefanomI2125
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Amazing trip , Great food , Wonderful experience .
We enjoy our Morning with our Guid Sanae , she take us to the Market, to buy all the fresh ingredient we need to m
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SUS15
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Excellent Experience!
Mohammed was our guide on this tour. If you have ever gone around Djemaa El Fna on your own, you will understand ho
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saraalston
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Excellent cooking class and market trip!
Karima and Hanane were excellent hosts. The trip round the market was great and the cooking environment was beautif
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marieaW9127AD
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Cooking class
karima and Hanane were both amazing, the whole experience from start to finish was just the best, really enjoyed it
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Key Details
  • Palacio da Bahia, Maison de la Photographie, and 1 more
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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