Made In Marrakech Shopping Tour: Secrets of the Medina

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 3.5 hours
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 6+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Marrakech, Morocco
  • Ends Marrakech, Morocco
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Unravel the labyrinth of souks in the Marrakech medina
  • Visit secret shopping spots away from the tourist trail that you would never be able to find on your own
  • Meet local artisans and learn about their traditional craft methods
  • Get access to exclusive price discounts and learn how to haggle in Arabic
The Made In Marrakech Shopping Tour: Secrets of the Medina tour starts and ends in Marrakech. The Made In Marrakech Shopping Tour: Secrets of the Medina is a walking tour that takes 3.5 hours.

Moroccan shopping doesn’t have to be a mystery — all you really need to master the medina is a local to show you how it’s done! Visit hidden stalls, shop for real-deal souvenirs like leather, lamps, shoes, carpets, spices, and argan oil, and learn to haggle like a true Marrakech insider. Bonus: we’ve even scored a few exclusive discounts just for this tour. 
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT URBAN ADVENTURES
5 - Excellent
Based on 802 reviews
Mrs. Lisa's review for another Urban Adventures tour
5 - Excellent
  • Mrs. Lisa
  • On Feb 14 2016
“I went on the Culture Vulture Delhi Tour in June 2015. It was a great experience, taking in many of the sights of Old Delhi that I otherwise would not have had the opportunity to see or certainly wouldnt have gone to on my own. My guide, Konika, was excellent. She explained every detail all the places we went to; temples, streets and alleys; food stalls; spice market, travelling on the Metro. Konika was great fun to go on tour with; so personable. It was like being taken on tour by a friend. As a solo traveller, I thoroughly enjoyed this tour and would highly recommend it to others.”
Mrs. Francis' review for another Urban Adventures tour
4 - Very Good
  • Mrs. Francis
  • On Nov 17 2015
“The guide came with two friends who were supposed to be trainees. She did spend a lot of time talking to them rather than to us. Also she left us 30 minutes early and did not even show us inside the red square. It was a bit disappointing as she was so good the day before on the metro tour.”
Mr. Kevin's review for another Urban Adventures tour
5 - Excellent
  • Mr. Kevin
  • On Mar 22 2016
“We had a wonderful adventure with Lima Home Cooked. Our market visit was very informative and spending time in the home of our host was a special treat. We learned how to cook several Peruvian dishes, a hands on activity! We would highly recommend this cultural experience!!!!!”
ITINERARY

The famed medina of Marrakech is a shopper’s paradise, but with literally thousands of shops packed into a maze of small alleyways, it can be an overwhelming experience — even for locals!

To help you make the most of the medina, we’ll take you to the best shops, where local artisans are crafting and selling unique wares — no lousy souvenirs on this tour! You’ll meet with artists who are specialists in their fields and learn about their family businesses and their work, and feel the passion for what they do.

Because we know no two shoppers want the same things, we’ll ask the group at the start of the tour which items they’re most interested in finding. From there, we’ll create a customised itinerary that best suits the group. We will aim to visit at least 5 artisans, which could include:

A local leather shop where you can find Moroccan-style carpet bags, leather handbags, and jackets

A jeweller specialising in silver and beadwork from the far reaches of Morocco

A local herbalist where you can find spices and argan oil

Our favourite carpet shop in Marrakech, which offers fixed prices (a rarity in Morocco!) and even a special discount for Urban Adventures travellers

A local artisan who makes his own range of leather shoes, including Moroccan slippers, and who can also make tailor-made shoes for you within 48 hours

Exclusive access to a wholesaler of homewares/souvenirs deep in the medina

Ladies’ fashion outlets, including a sumptuous caftan shop and a silk scarf vendor

A wondrous lamp shop that sells a variety of high-quality filigree

A veritable Aladdin’s cave of locally sourced homewares and furniture frequented by local riad owners and Hollywood movie stars

We’ll also provide you with a shopping map, so that even after the tour finishes, you can still seek out all our favourite secret shops during your stay in Marrakech.

As you browse, your guide will teach you the art of bargaining. Learning a few key Arabic words and phrases can make a big difference during your shopping adventures!

Along the way, we’ll also visit a few street workshops where local craftsmen practice their trades. Watch a master ceramic tile-maker at work and stop into a filigree workshop where those famous Moroccan lamps are created.

We’ll finish off the afternoon with a rest stop in the delightful Henna Café, where you’ll get to try local sweets and try Berber tea. Best of all, it’s food for good: proceeds from the commissions of your tour go to a local women’s project jointly funded by Urban Adventures and Henna Café.

Want to shop solo? We also offer this tour as a private tour, customised to match your own shopping desires!

WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Free delivery of bulky goods to your hotel
Guide
  • Local English-speaking guide
Others
  • Shopping map
  • Shopping discounts
  • Afternoon tea
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Shipping costs of your goods to your home country (most of our artisans are experienced with shipping bulky goods and can arrange this for you)
  • additional food and drink or items of a personal nature
  • tips and gratuities for your guide
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GOOD TO KNOW
CANCELLATION

Cancellation for this Made In Marrakech Shopping Tour: Secrets of the Medina 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 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 22 January 2021, a deposit of 100% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 0 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Made In Marrakech Shopping Tour: Secrets of the Medina 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 Made In Marrakech Shopping Tour: Secrets of the Medina 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 travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Meeting start point :

Outside Café France in Djemaa El-Fna Square

Meeting end point :

Dar El Bacha

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.
  • This tour follows the local government(s) recommendations for gatherings and group sizes.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing is highly encouraged on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
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