Best of Marrakech: Highlights and Hidden Gems tour

Best of Marrakech: Highlights and Hidden Gems tour

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  • Discover truly hidden gems where only locals go
  • Enjoy a 360-degree view over Marrakech
  • Admire the fabulous detail of Moorish architecture
  • Be amazed by the buzzing souk
  • Stroll through the fabulous Bahia Palace
  • Privately guided by your favorite host

You will meet here: Koutoubia Mosque

What you can expect

Stunning Moorish architecture, bustling local markets, and a feast of smells and tastes. There is so much to see and do in Marrakech, on this private tour your host can guide you to the sights and activities you most want to enjoy.

Visit a beautiful twelfth century mosque and admire the delicate details carved into the walls. And when the call-to-prayer starts: WOW! You’ll be filled with awe and inspiration as the locals gather for prayer.

Stroll through a garden of orange trees, towards one of the entrances of the walled medina. Once inside, your senses will buzz with the intense aromas of herbs, spices, perfumes, leather goods and more. All in vibrant colors. The street vendors will want you to sample everything, so let your local host guide you through the hustle of these busy cobblestone streets.

Walk around the stunning Bahia Palace, with its beautiful gardens and amazing courtyard. Check out the luxurious quarters where the grand vizier’s harem lived. Enjoy more spectacular architecture at the Ben Youssef Madrasa - a 14th century Islamic college that is adorned with breath taking geometric patterns. As you step through the front door from the busy alleyways the cool air and quiet surrounding fill you with a sense of calm.

On this private tour, your host can also show you Mustafa’s family bakery. Mustafa’s son may welcome you with a gift of bread, still warm from the oven. Time for tea? Take a taste in true Moroccan style in a tiny tea shop and learn why tea is poured from a great height. Try this pouring technique yourself.

Round off your tour with a visit to the Jardin Secret. Quiet and soothing the garden also has an impressive tower. From the top you can enjoy a 360-degree view of Marrakech and its beautiful skyline.

The local hosts on your private tour are all great storytellers and can’t wait to share some unique insights and personal anecdotes with you! Also, ask as many questions as you want. “Where are the best places to eat and drink? What dish should I try? And where’s the best spots for nightlife?” Your private host is a true local and can give you great advice.

Want to adjust the route a bit? No problem - your host can also fully personalize the tour to your preferences! Take a look at the videos and choose the local you like the most. And get ready to enjoy the amazing highlights & hidden gems of marvellous Marrakech.


This is the plan

MEETING POINT
Meet your local host at Koutubia Mosque Square, near the white dome (Tomb of Lallah Zohra)
Stop 1
Learn about the impressive Koutubia Mosque and muslim tradition.
Stop 2
Admire the beautiful Bab Agnaou gate and hear stories about the history of Marrakech
Stop 3
Discover the magic of the old Jewish Quarter of Mellah, the heart of trading.
Stop 4
Visit a spices souk and learn about the intensive flavours of the Moroccan cuisine!
Stop 5
Taste Jewish sweets typical for each Moroccan childhood: cou cou
Stop 6
Visit a local bakery, see the baker on duty and taste warm fresh bread!
Stop 7
Wander around the stunning Bahia Palace, get amazed by its architecture and let your local tell you all about its history
Stop 8
Explore one of the most beautiful souks of the city, with the help of your host
COFFEE BREAK
Stop for mint tea and cookies in a beautiful Riad owned and managed by locals who live there
Stop 9
Visit an important religious school, Medersa Ben Youssef and be amazed by its architecture and history!
Stop 10
End the tour near Jardin Secret, an oasis in the core of the city, and take the opportunity to visit it at your own pace and expense.

Feel free to personalize this offer with the host of your choice

City tour details

Type
Private City tour
Mode of transport
Walking tour
Duration
4 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Koutoubia Mosque
Guest pick-up
no
Confirmation
instant confirmation
Cancellation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkEntrance tickets
checkPrivate guide
checkMint tea and cookies in a local house
checkJewish sweets and bread tasting in a traditional bakery
checkEntrance tickets to Medersa Ben Youssuf
check1 non alcoholic drinks
Not included
closeMeals
closeEntrance tickets to Bahia Palace

about Withlocals Originals

  • Experience the heart
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  • With the host of
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  • Private. Affordable.
    And 100% You.

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How it works:

  1. 1 Choose the theme of your tour.
  2. 2 Pick your favorite local as your private guide.
  3. 3 Let your guide personalize anything you like.

Done

Now you can enjoy the true heart of the city in the most personal and unique way.