At the time you consider best, morning or afternoon, you will be pickedup from your Riad to start this fantastic half day walking tour where you will explore Marrakech city, a wonderful city teaming with life throughout the day. Although it is a great place to wander and get lost, you should take a tour with a knowledgeable local guide to discover its history, culture and stories.
During the tour, you will encounter Jamaa El Fnaa, the red city’s most famous square and the Koutobia largest mosque in Marrakech, the Koutobia Mosque. On this square, snake charmers, Gnawa musicians and acrobats entertain the people as they create a unique atmosphere. Visit Badii Palace, once a lavish, grand 16th century complex of buildings, today the whole complex lies in ruins. Enter through its gatehouse and view the remnant of this site, including its gardens, subterranean passages and the Koubba el Khamsin Iyya or “main hall”, and its fifty columns. Continue onto Bahia Palace, built in the 19th century, which was meant to be the greatest palace of its time together with its beautiful fruit and flower gardens. Experience the breathtaking Saadian Tombs, only recently discovered in 1917 and restored. Because of their beautiful decorations, the tombs are one of the major attractions in Marrakech. Continue onto the Souk, Morocco's most famous market, and be part of the daily hustle and bustle. Shop for local handicrafts and souvenirs as you explore the souk and practice your bargaining skills. Visit Medersa Ben Youssef, once the largest the
ological college in North Africa, whose building has now been restored and reopened to the public as a historical site. Discover Mnebhi Palace, now home to Musée de Marrakech. Be amazed at its wonderful ceramics, jewels, arms, costumes, calligraphy and collection of Judaica; a reflection of the diverse cultural history of the city. Discover La Maison de Photographie, a very interesting small museum dedicated to archiving Morocco’s past through photography. It shows archives and original prints covering the period from 1870s to 1950s.