Explore the most authentic landmarks on foot. Sites like Koutoubia Mosque, Bab Aguenaou, Saadian Tombs, and Kasbah Mosque,Bahia Palace will showcase this Moroccan city's heritage.
At your hotel / Upon your request
when we get to Koutoubia mosque(12th century),we will see that the minaret is the highest building in the city.In Marrakech,the law doesn't permit to build higher than the palm tree in the city in order not to hide the view of Koutoubia Minaret.The mosque is the oldest one in Marrakech.After that,we walk through the Koutoubia Garden towards Bab Aguenaou 13th century.
When we are in front of Bab Aguenaou at 10:00,your guide explains the historical and architectural importance of the gate that leads directly into the Kasbah(fortress).Bab Aguenaou,Kasbah area and Kasbah Mosque are all from the thirteenth century. Kasbah was the imperial city at that time.
Saadian Tombs,that are in the Kasbah,date back to the sixteenth centuryi.This monument is an aerian discovery in 1917.Inside the Saadian Tombs,there are three royal mausoleums ;each with its own work.The designs are of great ornaments to the necropolis,(most of the time,due to the long line of visitors, the visit of the necropolis takes approx. 1h).Afterwards,we are heading to the Jewish Quarters through the ancient Kasbah
Bahia Palace is in the Jewish Quarter.This monument dates back to the 19th century
built by the vizir( Ba'hmed Ben Moussa),the regent of the king at that time! The superficy of the palace is eight hectare,but visitors can just one third of it which is open to the public.It gives an idea about the style of life lead by the aristocratic class or the old feudal societies.Its gardens and courtyards covered with mosaic work and marble are a real image of the medieval Maurish era in Spain.its gardens and reception rooms are special with the carved cedre ceilling and plaster.(The visit takes approx. 45mins -1h)
Souks is the area where we find the authentic and real Mooroccan crafts..we visit the craftsmen in their own area.Your expert guide will help to purchase in the trustful and reliable places for the quality,prices and shipping when needed.
At your hotel / Upon your request
- Guide fee
- Admissions to the monuments and sights
- Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off (Only if transportation is necessary, depending on your location)
I don't work the first day of ithe feast of Ramadan.I don't work the two first days of the feast of sacrifice (عيد الأضحى).
-The visits are walking tour.
-Taxis are not needed unless your hotel is of a great distance away of the center.
-At the end of the tour, the customer chooses either to finish his tour in the square or to be accompanied by his guide back to the hotel.
Spent a wonderful day with Abdellatif as our tour guide in Marrakech. Abdellatif was very knowledgeable about the city's rich history and culture. It felt like traveling back in time when he explained the story behind each of Marakech's amazing monuments. Abdellatif insisted to take us to Ben Youssef school (not a typical Marrakech itinerary) and I'm so thankful he did, as it turned out to be an art piece (probably my favorite archeological site in Morocco). It is there, BTW that's where I saw a picture of Abdellatif alongside Jill Biden hung at the entrance. Abdellatif was also very attentive to our needs as a family with 3 children. He also gave great recommendations for restaurants and shops. He took us to various shops, we saved their locations, and came back the very next day. Highly recommended.
I can say that Mrs.Salma and her husband Mr.Noaman.They are such amazing people.They pay attention to every single information about Moroccan history, culture, people.Im just happy that I could speak to them and share the charm of my country with them.Thank you for choosing Marrakech for your vacation Abdellatif El kherchi