Excursions From Marrakech
Full Day Tour Of Marrakech
Departure time : 10:00 am , Duration : Full Day
Stroll through the labyrinth of narrow streets in the Medina and visit the famous Souks, selling everything from leather to clothing to spices. Witness the astonishing spectacle of Djemaa El Fna Square. Used equally by locals and tourists, you will find juice stalls, water sellers and snake charmers by day and dancing boys, storytellers and magicians by night. As darkness descends, the square fills with food stalls.
Visit the most beautiful palaces and monuments in Marrakech including Bahia Palace: Built in the late 19th century, the name literally means ‘brilliance’ and was intended to be the greatest Palace of its time. You will also visit the Saadian tombs, only recently discovered in 1917 and restored. The tombs have, because of the beauty of their decoration, been a major attraction for visitors of Marrakech.
Historical Tour of Marrakech
Departure time : 09:00 am Or 02:00 pm , Duration : Half Day
Most of the city architectural attractions are inside the Medina, the old walled section of the town. Built in the 12th century, the Koutoubia Minaret is the most perfect Islamic religious structure in North Africa. The famous landmark dominates the skyline and can easily spotted from all Marrakech. Hidden away behind high walls are the Saadian Tombs. The Mausoleum displays a very high level of decoration, using traditional stucco and Granadastyle carving, typical of classical Moroccan buildings. The Bahia Palace is a masterpiece of domestic architecture which gives a good idea of how the privileged lived in the 19th century in the Imperial city. The use of marble, stucco and mosaics predominates in the apartments, opening onto courtyards filled with fountains and plant life……
Handicraft & Souks
Departure time : 10:00 am Or 03:00 pm , Duration : Half Day
Discover the secrets of the labyrinthine Souks of the old town. This is a maze of colourful alleys and small squares which are home to a bewildering array of stalls and ateliers, devoted to specific crafts where one can watch part of the production process. These spectacular souks possess an animation and vitality that set them apart from all others in Morocco. As evening approaches, head to Jamaa El Fna, the city’s main square. No one really knows how it came into being, but over the years it has become the beating heart of Marrakech. Here, fire eaters, mime artists, snake charmers and street musicians perform at every turn.
Marrakech gardens and museums
Departure time : 09:30 am Or 03:00 pm , Duration : Half Day
This is a half day tour to complete the discovery of Marrakech city by visiting the private collection of Mr. Bert Flint, a Dutch anthropologist who studied the Berber cultural heritage, representing the Berber and subsaharian artistic culture, the private museum of Mr. Yves Saint Laurent offering one of the most interesting collections of antiques from the Islamic art as well as the Majorelle gardens, designed in the 20’s by the famous french artist Jacques Majorelle, and the historical park of la Menara with it’s royal pavillon.