Discover Marrakech Like a Local tour

Discover Marrakech Like a Local tour

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( 26 reviews ) star Off the beaten track Marrakech 1 - 8 watch_later 4 hours
  • Enjoy the hustle & bustle of everyday life
  • Meet the locals - the heart of the community
  • Be amazed by the stunning Ben Youssef Medersa
  • Experience the tea ritual like a true local
  • Meet the local artist who has a story for every painting
  • Privately guided by your favorite local

You will meet here: Place Riad Laarouss

What you can expect

Enjoy being part of the everyday hustle and bustle of the local community: hear school kids walking home with their friends, singing songs together. See groups of women chatting and laughing while carrying the groceries just bought on the markets. Step aside as a man rushing by, on his head a huge tray of unbaked bread. A donkey pulling a pomegranate-filled carriage. This is the real deal.

On this private tour, you can enjoy Marrakech life up-close and personal. Feel the heat on your face when you meet the man who stokes the fire that heats the water in the local Hammam. Smell the delicious freshly baked bread when you step inside a family-run bakery. And be amazed by the beautiful architecture and the Moroccan style decor.

Together with your local host discover the five elements that are the heart of each Moroccan neighborhood. Feel what it is like to be part of the local community. Visit a local artist in his atelier and gaze at his wonderful paintings. Ask him about his work and find out the history and tales of the place you’re visiting.
Enjoy the stunning architecture of the Ben Youssef Madrasa, the 14th-century Islamic college that is still adored by the locals today. It was the most important Quranic school of Marrakech and the first university in the city. Now its stunning architecture and intricate mosaics make it a ‘must-see’ for any Marrakech traveler.

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. Your private host is a true local and can give you great advice.

Want to adjust your private experience to your preferences? 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 marvelous Marrakech, just like a local.


This is the plan

Meeting point
Meet your local host at Place Riyad Larousse, in front of Mohamed V school
Stop 1
Immerse into the local neighbourhoods and walk down the street side by side with the locals, doing their daily routines
Stop 2
Admire a beautiful 16th century fountain, a corner stone in the typical Moroccan community
Stop 3
Peek through the window of a Moroccan kindergarden and make the children happy
Stop 4
Learn all about Moroccan bakeries, hamams and the architecture of a derb
Stop 5
Visit the collective gallery of a local artist, born and raised in Marrakech! You'll even get to meet him!
Stop 6
Get inspired by the most beautiful coran school: Medersa Ben Youssef; architecture, history and religion all in one place
Stop 7
Explore the leather artisans souk and see their crafts
BREAK
Have a mint-tea break on the roof-top terrace of a cosy artsy cafe owned by a local
Stop 8
Stroll through the colorful souks and stop at a cooperative where disabled ladies are tailoring beautiful clothes
Stop 9
Take 7 hidden streets and see the Tomb of one of Marrakech saints
Stop 10
Taste the very traditional Moroccan bread: msemen, made by locals on the street
END
End your tour in famous Jemaa El Fna Square; say goodbye to your amazing local host!

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

Off the beaten track details

Type
Private Off the beaten track
Mode of transport
Walkingtour
Duration
4 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Place Riad Laarouss
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 on a roof-top terrace
checkMsemen pancake tasting
checkEntrance ticket to Medersa Ben Youssef
check1 non alcoholic drinks

about Withlocals Originals

  • Experience the heart
    of the city

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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.