Private Marrakech: Shopping Tour - Secrets of the Medina

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 3.5 hours
  • tour type Group
  • minimum participants 2
  • 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 with your own private shopping expert
  • 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 Private Marrakech: Shopping Tour - Secrets of the Medina tour starts and ends in Marrakech. The Private 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! On this private tour, you'll 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 you. 
This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers. 
 
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT URBAN ADVENTURES
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Mrs. Tracey's review for another Urban Adventures tour
4.5 - Excellent
  • Mrs. Tracey
  • On May 08 2016
“This was our second urban adventures experience and we were not disappointed. Alex our tour guide was delightful. She was friendly, relaxed, funny and made the tour very interesting. She gave us a fabulous insight into the history of the city as well as showing us a little of the real Paris away from the hustle and bustle. We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone.”
Ms. Madison's review for another Urban Adventures tour
5 - Excellent
  • Ms. Madison
  • On Aug 16 2016
“I had a fantastic time! A fast paced walking tour right through the heart of the city, down side streets I never would have otherwise visited. It was a great orientation to the city. Our guide, Myo, was wonderful and informative, giving us information not just about the immediate area and sights, but about Yangon and Myanmar culture in general. He also recognised a few days later when we were waiting at the airport. Such incredibly friendly service! Very happy with the tour definitely exceeded my expectations.”
Ms. Ashlea's review for another Urban Adventures tour
5 - Excellent
  • Ms. Ashlea
  • On Jan 22 2016
“I had an absolutely outstanding experience in Ivan's hands. He is outstandingly knowledgeable, charismatic and obviously loves Rio. The favela tour was an eye-opening experience and an absolutely privilege. I have submitted a more detailed review to TripAdvisor. As Manager of Flight Centre Trafalgar Square, London I will be recommending this product to all of my clients.”
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, this private tour takes 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.

We’ll chat with you about your interests to create a customised itinerary that best suits your tastes. Your shopping extravaganza stops 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.

This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers. 

 

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 Private 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 23 January 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 23 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

Private 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 Private 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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