Medina, Palaces & Tombs

    • 4 hours
    • MAUC
    • Total price tool tip
      AUD $45
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With alleys within alleys, and lane ways that lead nowhere, navigating Marrakech's medina alone is a one-way ticket to Planet Frustration. Join this Marrakech tour to see it all, minus the sweaty confusion and language fails!

Highlights


* Explore the labyrinth-like Marrakech medina, with a local to guide you

* Visit a museum filled with artefacts from all over Morocco and the Sahara

* Listen to the stories of sultans and slaves in a decadent palace

* Discover photographs of Marrakech from over 100 years ago

* Visit Djemaa El-Fna, an iconic Marrakech treasure


What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Outside Café France in Djemaa El-Fna. As you walk into Djemaa El-Fna through the main entrance this is a 3-storey café on the right side of the square. All through Djemaa El-Fna there are fake guides who will try and convince you to do a tour with them, so please make sure that you find the official guide who will be holding an Urban Adventures sign or badge and be waiting for you in front of the café.
  • Finish:

    Djemma El Fna Square.
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
 
  • Inclusions:

    Local English speaking guide, entrance fees to Maison Tiskiwin, Palais De Bahia, the Photography Museum.
  • Exclusions:

    Tips / gratuities for your guide, items of a personal nature.

Additional information

Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details

Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the trip.

Confirmation of booking

If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. <br /> Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

Dress standard

Morocco is considered by many to be a liberal Muslim country. Many Moroccan women do not wear headscarves, for example, but you may find that Morocco is very conservative compared to what you’re used to at home, so you should dress accordingly.   As a general guideline your shoulders, chest, and knees should be covered at all times. Wearing shorts (men or women), low-cut tops, and showing midriff is not recommended as it will restrict your entry into buildings of a religious nature and family homes. Covering these parts of your body will be considered as respectful amongst the locals.   Lightweight sleeved shirts, trousers and skirts are respectful, cover your body, and keep you cool in the heat.

Child policy

This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour. Children younger than 6 are permitted at no extra cost, but please make sure you inform our guides of this before you take the tour.

Language

English

Tipping Info

If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides, a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour

Itinerary

There is no other place in this Moroccan city that screams authentic Marrakech than the bustling medina. Diving into this chaotic city centre is a must-do for any visitor, but trying to navigate this labyrinth alone is like trying to find your way out of a rabbit hole. Luckily, on this Marrakech medina tour with a local, you don’t have to be a master navigator to get the full experience!
Your first stop on this immersion into Marrakech history and culture is to the Maison Tiskiwin, a museum set up by a Dutch anthropologist and filled with traditional Moroccan treasures. From pottery and sculptures, to carpets and musical instruments, you’ll find items from across Morocco and Sahara in this fascinating museum. The museum still functions as the anthropologist’s home, making it the perfect combination of tourist spot and local experience, and with your local guide, you’ll get the inside scoop on all the stories behind the artefacts.
Next stop, Palais de Bahia. This palace and its gardens are one of the most beautiful areas in Marrakech, and signify the epitome of decadence in the city’s history. This haven of shady courtyards and mosaics was once home to the high and mighty of Marrakech, a place where rich men and their various wives and concubines would leisurely glide around, relaxing in their luxurious surroundings. Here you can stroll through the many, many rooms, whilst your guide tells you all the local stories about slaves and sultans.
Your final stop on this Marrakech tour will show you a vision of the city in pictures, with a visit to the Photography Museum. Here you can browse the rotating selection of 4,500 photos, and get as close as you possibly can to glancing into the world of Marrakech 100 years ago. With portraits of the locals, vintage village scenes, and even photos of the Berber tribes of the Atlas Mountains, a visit to the Photography Museum is one of the essential things to do in Marrakech to really understand its history and culture.
Your tour will finish up back in Djemaa El-Fna, where your local guide will either be able to give you directions back to your accommodation, or you can continue your own Marrakech adventure in the souks and medina.

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