The Real Souks Experience: Artisans & Their Crafts

The Real Souks Experience: Artisans & Their Crafts

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( 95 reviews ) star Shopping tour Marrakech 1 - 8 watch_later 3.5 hour
  • Discover the ancient souks of Marrakech
  • Learn about spices, fabrics, and jewelry
  • Enjoy a delicious tea & a traditional snack
  • Visit a cooperative run by a local
  • Watch street artists in Djemaa El Fna Square
  • Privately guided by your favorite host

You will meet here: Mellah

What you can expect

There’s no better way to discover Marrakech than walk in its labyrinth narrow streets and souks together with a local! Discover hidden alley and meet salesmen in their workplace, while you get all the insights from your private guide.

Start your private adventure in Mellah, the Jewish quarter of the city. Delve into the spice souk and while navigating your way around take in the smell of aromatic spices and displayed products. Along the way, hear stories about the Jewish quarter, the importance of this place and interact with the local sellers.

Move on to the heart of Marrakech, the main square Jemaa el Fna. Wander around the stalls, snake charmers, musicians and other artists. Visit a local cooperative for women with disabilities where you can find fabulous hand-stitched clothes made from natural fabrics.

Follow your private guide to the winding alleys and get ready to admire places often missed by travelers. Explore the artisan's sections including auction market of leather, making of lanterns, blacksmith section, cedar wood and sculpture, made of cushions, coloring leather and much more! You’ll have the unique chance to see artisans working and interact with them. Chat with them about their social life, traditions and the business they run. They’ll be more than happy to share with you all these interesting insights!

Need a moment to relax? Enjoy the hospitality of Moroccan culture and share a fresh cup of tea and “msemmen” - local pancake - together with your favorite guide.

Venture deeper in the souks and witness tile makers, slipper makers or simply just admire the wide range of carpets, hand painted ceramic or shelves of rainbow-colored products. Feel like you want to enjoy a shopping session? Your private guide will help you to enhance your bargain skills. Use a few Arabic words while enjoying face to face negotiation, Moroccan style!

Finish your tour in Jemaa el Fna, Marrakech’s central square. Are you looking for a nice place to eat? Or perhaps you need some suggestions what places you shouldn’t miss? Ask your host all your burning questions and get the best recommendations.

Check out the personal videos that our locals made for you and choose the one you love the most. Get in touch, tailor the route according to your personal preferences and get ready for an authentic Marrakech experience!

This is the plan

Meeting point
Meet your host in Mellah Square in front of the Le Tanjia Restaurant
Stop 1
Step into the spices paradise and learn everything about Moroccan aromas!
Stop 2
Walk on the busy souk streets towards the famous Jemaa El Fna Square
Stop 3
Discover different types of fruits on the dry-fruit street
Stop 4
Take the hidden back streets of a typical derb to arrive to the carpets street. Have an amazing roof-top view from one of the shops
Stop 5
Visit the cooperative where ladies with disabilities are manufacturing unique fashionable clothes
Stop 6
Check out the dyers souk, get inspired by the colorful textiles all over the place!
Stop 7
Enter the world of iron and hammers, have a unique experience witnessing how artisan s are working the iron
Stop 8
Stop for a refreshing mint tea and traditional Moroccan bread together with the locals
Stop 9
Explore the leather market, and see the hard work behind the end products in the souks
Stop 10
Fulfil your shopping dreams with the help of your expert local host!
End the tour in Jemaa El Fnaa and say goodbye to your wonderful local host!

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

Shopping tour details

Private Shopping tour
Mode of transport
Walking tour
3.5 hour
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Guest pick-up
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What's included
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check1 non alcoholic drinks

about Withlocals Originals

  • Experience the heart
    of the city

  • With the host of
    your choice

  • Private. Affordable.
    And 100% You.


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.


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