Duration: 9 hours
Starting Time: 8.30 AM
Pick up Location:
Hotel pickup is included for hotels located in Marrakech. Please make sure you are at the reception at least 30 minutes before scheduled departure time. For all other customers outside the hotel pickup area, departure point *is in front of
Gray line office ( Residence Yasmine, Majorelle, Boulevard Moulay
Abdlah, Mag n 5, Marrakech). Please be at the departure point at least 30 minutes before scheduled departure time.
Visit Marrakech, the second oldest imperial city in Morocco. During your exploration of the city known as the "Pearl of the South", you will see historical monuments such as Koutoubia, Bahia Palace, and the Saadian Tombs. Our tour also passes by the narrow streets of the old Medina and Djemaa El Fna Square.
One of the most impressive sights in Marrakech, the Koutoubia is one of the largest and most beautiful mosques in the western Muslim world. Its 225-foot tall minaret is a Hispano-Moresque masterpiece that reminds a lot the Giralda of Seville.
You will also see the "El Bahia Palace", which was built in the late 19th century in a two-acre garden. It is composed
by secret luxury apartments opening to inner courtyards. Over one thousand craftsmen from Fez worked on the construction of the palace for nearly seven years. The only sections that are open to the public are the apartments of the sultan's favorite concubine, the council chamber (with tiled walls and illuminated cedar wood ceiling) and the great central courtyard (paved with marble and decorated with zelliges and fountains).
At the base of the Atlas Mountains lies the Menara Gardens. Covering an area of 250 acres, they are filled with olive trees surrounding a large central lake dating back from the 12th century and fed by a network of irrigation channels. At the water 's edge sits a small Saadian pavilion. With the snow-covered peaks behind it, this is a breathtaking sight in the late afternoon when it catches the golden rays of the setting sun.
To better explore Marrakech, enter the intricate maze of the narrow streets in the world of the souks. Protected from the sun by slatted awnings, you will encounter a variety of quarters established by craftsmen, according to a structured system. There are souks of basketwork, dried fruit, spices, clothes, wool, skins, Berber carpet, leatherwork, ironwork, jewelry and more!