AVTIVITIES IN MARRAKECH
Enjoy the charm of Marrakesh and its attractions, the monuments, the palaces, the lively souks of the Medina, and the gardens of Majorelle and Menara. If you like to see Marrakesh from different sights and perspectives, it is time now to book our historical and cultural tour to share an unforgettable experience! Our Historical & Cultural tour consists of a marvelous throw-back walk around the ancient city of Marrakech, established in the 11th century.
Start your guided city tour with a professional art historian guide, who will pick you up with a driver from your accommodation, to explore the main highlights of the red city. During the guided tour, you will visit the Koutoubia mosque of Marrakech, The Koutoubia is the largest mosque in Marrakech with a stunning 70-meter high minaret, following this, visits the Saadian Tombs, sealed up for centuries until they were rediscovered in 1917. The tombs date back to the time of the sultan Ahmad al-Mansur. There are two main mausoleums within the enclosure, consisting of 66 tombs while 100 more are laid outside in the gardens. Notice the wonderful Hispano-Moorish architecture that surrounds the burial ground of the royal family, and Visit the 19th century Bahia Palace, surrounded by beautifully-manicured gardens filled with sweet-smelling flowers and fruit trees. The aristocratic palace has beautifully painted residential rooms and a lush Moorish style garden in the courtyard.
And finally, we will Visit the colorful Souks with their tinsmiths, dyers, herbalists stalls, and workshops; ending at Djemaa El Fna square, where hundreds of locals meet every day to enjoy the storytellers, musicians, snake charmers, acrobats, jugglers, and performers of each and every sort.
After lunch in a local restaurant (not included) we will continue to visit the Majorelle gardens and Menara gardens in the new town. The city tour ends around 5 PM.
The Menara was built in the twelfth century at the time of the Almohads, by the caliph Abdul-Mu’min. It is an excellent garden planted with 40 varieties of olive trees around a colossal basin that serves as a reservoir, fed for more than 700 years, by driving about thirty kilometers from the mountains. The Menara opens its main alley in a spectacular alignment with the Koutoubia minaret. This park, royally drawn, serves as a privileged place to walk for locals and travelers.
Majorelle Gardens & Berber art museum: These gardens derive their name from their creator, the painter Jacques Majorelle and were created in 1920 and bought back in 1966, by Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint-Laurent. The garden today exhibits plants of all kinds from around the world, pools filled with water lilies and lotus, bright colors dominated by intense blue (Majorelle blue). In the heart of the Majorelle garden, there is a museum of Berber art that presents exclusively a collection of objects from various regions of Morocco. The Majorelle garden is the ideal and almost unmissable place to take beautiful souvenir photos.
Even if the area is extremely wide, you will be able to see its highlights through the eyes of a knowledgeable guide.
The main highlights of the city tour are:
- The Koutoubia Mosque
- The Bahia palace
- The Saadian royal tombs
- The Medina and souks of Marrakech
- The gardens of Majorelle
- Menara Gardens
- The live heart of Marrakech Jemaa LAfna square
- Private Transportation.
- Comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle.
- Pick up from your Hotel/Riad or Airport.
- Drop off at your Hotel/Riad or Airport.
- English speaking guide/driver.
- Fuel for the entire travel desert package.
- All-night accommodations.
- Camel trekking in Erg Chigaga dunes.
- Sandboarding in Erg Chigaga dunes.
- Free stops when you want.
- Soft Drink available for purchase.
- Lunch depends on location.