Lonely Planet Experiences Private Marrakech Tour: Medina, Palaces & Tombs

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  • No booking fees
  • COVID-19protected
  • Walking tour
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 4 hours
  • tour type Small group
  • minimum participants 2
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Fully guided
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  • Starts Marrakech, Morocco
  • Ends Marrakech, Morocco
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore the labyrinthlike Marrakech medina, with a local to guide you
  • Savour the scent and taste of freshly baked bread at a local bakery and see how tanjia is prepared at a traditional hammam
  • Listen to the stories of sultans and slaves in a decadent palace
  • Discover photographs of Marrakech from over 100 years ago
  • Visit Djemaa ElFna, an iconic Marrakech treasure
  • Each Lonely Planet Experience comes with sixmonths free access to Lonely Planet’s Guides App which includes over 8,000 destinations guides and unbeatable discounts to Lonely Planet Guidebooks
  • Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:
  • All the stops you make on this tour are 100% local, which means the local community directly benefits from the tour.
  • You visit the culturally important Jemaa elFna Square, listed by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
  • Your tour includes entrence fees to Palais De Bahia and the Photography Museum, which helps to maintain the sites and preserve local cultural heritage.
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The Lonely Planet Experiences Private Marrakech Tour: Medina, Palaces & Tombs tour starts and ends in Marrakech. The Lonely Planet Experiences Private Marrakech Tour: Medina, Palaces & Tombs is a walking tour that takes 4 hours.

With alleys within alleys, and lane ways that lead nowhere, navigating Marrakech's medina alone is a one-way ticket to Planet Frustration. Join this private Marrakech tour to see it all, minus the sweaty confusion and language fails!
 

Experience the best travel stories for yourself. Join a local expert and uncover hidden gems on this city adventure hand-picked by the world's leading travel publisher. Lonely Planet Experiences powered by Urban Adventures bring stories to life in the best-loved cities around the globe.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT URBAN ADVENTURES
5 - Excellent
Based on 802 reviews
  • Mr. Jon
  • On Nov 30 2015
5 - Excellent
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“Our guide Karson was fabulous, very knowledgeable ,helpful and enthusiastic. We enjoyed this tour very much.”
  • Ms. Lynette
  • On Feb 27 2016
5 - Excellent
Ms. Lynette's review for another Urban Adventures tour
“I have just returned from doing 2 tours with the same guide - Mekong Discovery and Cu Chi tunnels. Than Truong was excellent and very informative and funny. Even had stops for the "happy place" - toilet. I had studied where we were going but learnt so much more from Than. You can tell he is very passionate about his country and rightly so. Well done Urban Adventures. Lynette NZ”
  • Mr. Michael
  • On Aug 10 2016
5 - Excellent
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“Myo was our guide and tried to give us an insight into Yangon life - it was great, the train winding through the suburbs and urban area, markets and residential area of Yangon - Myo explained so much that you could never have found out otherwise and he had such enthusiasm.”
ITINERARY

There is no other place in this Moroccan city that screams authentic Marrakech than the bustling medina. Diving into this chaotic city centre is a must-do for any visitor, but trying to navigate this labyrinth alone is like trying to find your way out of a rabbit hole. Luckily, on this private Marrakech medina tour with a local, you don’t have to be a master navigator to get the full experience!

Your first stop is the Palais de Bahia. This palace and its gardens are one of the most beautiful areas in Marrakech, and signify the epitome of decadence in the city’s history. This haven of shady courtyards and mosaics was once home to the high and mighty of Marrakech, a place where rich men and their various wives and concubines would leisurely glide around, relaxing in their luxurious surroundings. Here you can stroll through the many, many rooms, whilst your guide tells you all the local stories about slaves and sultans.

After the palace, we’ll take a walk inside the Medina and stop at one of the local bakeries. Here, we’ll get to see how locals in the Medina prepare their bread then bring it here to be baked. We’ll even get a taste! Not far from here, we’ll make another food stop at a local neighbourhood hammam to see how the traditional Moroccan dish tanjia is prepared.

Your final stop on this private Marrakech tour will show you a vision of the city in pictures, with a visit to the Photography Museum. Here you can browse the rotating selection of 4,500 photos, and get as close as you possibly can to glancing into the world of Marrakech 100 years ago. With portraits of the locals, vintage village scenes, and even photos of the Berber tribes of the Atlas Mountains, a visit to the Photography Museum is one of the essential things to do in Marrakech to really understand its history and culture.

Your private tour will finish up back in Djemaa El-Fna, where your local guide will either be able to give you directions back to your accommodation, or you can continue your own Marrakech adventure in the souks and medina.

Note: All through Djemaa El-Fna there are fake guides who will try to convince you to do a tour with them. Please make sure you find the official guide, who will be holding an Urban Adventures sign or badge and will be waiting for you in front of the café.

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED
Guide
  • Local English-speaking guide
Others
  •  sample of freshly baked bread
Entrance
  •  entrance fees to Palais De Bahia and the Photography Museum.
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Tips / gratuities for your guide
  • items of a personal nature.
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GOOD TO KNOW
CANCELLATION

Cancellation for this Lonely Planet Experiences Private Marrakech Tour: Medina, Palaces & Tombs tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date -full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.

Payment

For any tour departures within 22 January 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 22 January 2022, a deposit of 100% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 0 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Lonely Planet Experiences Private Marrakech Tour: Medina, Palaces & Tombs tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Lonely Planet Experiences Private Marrakech Tour: Medina, Palaces & Tombs tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Meeting start point :

Outside Café France in Djemaa El-Fna. As you walk into Djemaa El-Fna through the main entrance this is a 3-storey café on the right side of the square. Look for the guide holding an Urban Adventures sign or badge.

Meeting end point :

Djemma El Fna Square.

Lonely Planet extras
  • Free access to the Lonely Planet mobile app for one year
  • 25% discount on all items in the Lonely Planet Shop
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour follows established guidelines that are in line with the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ framework against COVID-19.
  • Hygiene and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated.
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