Recent Searches
Clear

Learn more about our Covid-19 response.

Read More

Medina of Marrakesh Tours and Activities

star-4
425 Reviews
Medina of Marrakesh
The historic heart of Marrakech and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the medina is the first port of call for most visitors to the city. Known for its famous Jemaa el-Fna square, a dizzying maze of souks, and a magnificent array of mosques and palaces, this is Marrakech’s most atmospheric district.
 
The Basics
No visit to Marrakech is complete without a visit to the medina, and a guided walking tour is the best way to navigate the labyrinth of lanes and sprawling souks. Tours take in highlights such as the Royal, Badi, and Bahia palaces, the last of which is open to the public; the Koutoubia Mosque, with its towering minaret visible from all around the medina; Ben Youssef Madrasa; and the 16th-century Saadian Tombs.
 
Also popular are guided tours of the souks, where myriad stalls sell everything from spices to exquisite handicrafts. Tours often include a visit to the tanneries and a chance to watch carpentry, carpet-weaving, or leather-work demonstrations. Some tours include a Moroccan cooking class.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Pickpockets are common in the medina, so keep an eye on your belongings and leave valuables at your hotel.
  • Haggling is expected in the souks, so don’t accept the first price; you might end up paying less than a third of the original offer!
  • Many of the narrow lanes and souks are only accessible on foot, so wear comfortable shoes and expect to do lots of walking.
  • Modest dress is required inside mosques and other places of worship, so both men and women should have their shoulders and knees covered.
  • While Jemaa el-Fna and most of the main attractions are accessible, the narrow and uneven roads of the medina, especially the souks, can be challenging for wheelchair users.
 
How to Get There
The medina is surrounded by ancient walls with a number of gates; the most popular are Bab er-Robb and Bab el Jedid, both of which offer easy access to Jemaa el-Fna. Taxis run into the medina, stopping close to Jemaa el-Fna, where you can walk or take a caleche (horse-drawn carriage) to the main sights.
 
When to Get There
Head to popular attractions like Bahia Palace in the early morning to avoid the crowds, then spend the afternoon exploring the souks. Many of the stalls stay open late, but it’s not advisable to explore after dark without a guide. Jemaa el-Fna comes alive in the evening hours and makes a popular spot for dinner or post-sightseeing drinks.
 
Jemaa el-Fna
The central square of Jemaa el-Fna is the cultural heart of the medina, and the starting point for most walking tours. A visit is very much about the atmosphere, with the fragrant aromas of street foods filling the air, musicians playing a traditional soundtrack, and street performers, snake charmers, and henna-tattoo artists appearing everywhere you turn. Many bars and restaurants around the square offer rooftop terraces, where you can watch the action from above.
Address: Marrakech, Marrakech-Safi, Morocco
Read More

210 Tours and Activities to Experience Medina of Marrakesh

Filter
Select Dates
Today
Tomorrow




Free Cancellation:Get a full refund up to 24 hours in advance on most experiences.See Details
Sort by:Featured
Exclusive- Highlights of Marrakech: Private 4H City Tour

Exclusive- Highlights of Marrakech: Private 4H City Tour

star-5
137
We have created this as the most comprehensive tour in Marrakech, for travelers who want to get the most of what the Red City has to offer. Dive into the rich history of Morocco's most exciting & mysterious imperial city, and immerse yourself into its souks, where merchants have been selling their goods for 1000+ years! Journey through the monumental landmarks of Marrakech, from the picturesque Jardin Majorelle to the exquisite Bahia Palace and the Jewish Quarter (Mellah), you'll learn a great deal of stories, deepen your knowledge of Moroccan history & cultural traditions, discover exotic smells and sights & get all the answers and insights you need from your favorite local guide! Convenient pick-up and drop-off will be offered & a private chauffeur will be at your disposal during the whole experience. Note: One Life Trips only works with genuinely passionate tour guides & meticulously selected local partners to deliver the most delightful and unique travel experiences.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$77.40
Price varies by group size
From
$77.40
Price varies by group size

Authentic Moroccan Food Tour in Marrakech with Dinner

Authentic Moroccan Food Tour in Marrakech with Dinner

star-5
226
Savor the delectable bites of Marrakech and learn about the local values and way of life on this 3 hour authentic Moroccan food tour, strolling around the old Medina during the golden hour and capturing its magic by night. From satisfying delicacies to hearty dishes, immerse yourself into the vibrant and unique culinary scene of our city by visiting the food stalls, eateries and spots favored by Marrakchis. You'll eat like a local, learn fascinating stories and deepen your knowledge of Moroccan cultural traditions, while receiving a personalized attention from your guide throughout the whole tour. Your belly will be filled with joy, and your senses will be delighted! If you’re vegetarian or have specific dietary needs, please let us know after booking. We’ll take great care of you! Note: One Life Trips only works with genuinely passionate tour guides & meticulously selected local partners to deliver the most delightful and unique travel experiences.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$55.34
Price varies by group size
From
$55.34
Price varies by group size

Marrakech Shopping Tour - Private Tours (Half day)

Marrakech Shopping Tour - Private Tours (Half day)

star-5
53
Discover Marrakech extraordinary artists and artisans on a private, 3-hour medina shopping tour in Marrakech. Navigate winding alleys where potters, painters and leather workers shape the city’s most distinctive handicrafts; shop for carpets, clothing and beautifully-worked jewelry. Plan the perfect route with your personal guide, learn the art of haggling in Arabic and get exclusive discounts at some of the city’s most intriguing shops, then toast your success over a glass of Moroccan mint tea.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$19.00
Price varies by group size
From
$19.00
Price varies by group size

Marrakech City Tour: Private Half-Day Guided Tour

Marrakech City Tour: Private Half-Day Guided Tour

star-4.5
259
Discover the best of Marrakech with a private driver, from Moorish palaces to royal tombs and the winding paths of Jardin Majorelle. Traveling in the comfort of a climate-controlled minivan, find some of the city’s most beautiful places and learn about local history and culture. Choose between a guided trip that includes a walking tour of the old city and a driver-only excursion, with both morning and afternoon departures available.
More
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$40.00
Price varies by group size
From
$40.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Half-Day Guided City Tour in Marrakech Hidden Medina

Half-Day Guided City Tour in Marrakech Hidden Medina

star-4.5
92
Soak up the atmosphere of Marrakech without the stress of navigating on a walking tour that hits the medina’s top landmarks, from Bahia Palace to Koutoubia Mosque. Going with a guide gives you an inside perspective often missed by visitors about daily life, tourist traps, and hidden gems loved by locals—and gives you access to shopping discounts during a visit to the city’s souks.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$24.00
From
$24.00
Taking safety measures

Hidden Sights of Marrakech

Special Offer

Hidden Sights of Marrakech

star-5
121
This tour takes you away from Marrakech’s most famous monuments and helps you discover the hidden treasures of the city. Exploring the city on foot means you can get to places inaccessible by car. See hidden sights of the Medina, including traditional ovens, bakeries, inns, a mausoleum, and much more. It’s a great way to hear about the local perspective of the city, and its ancient roots.
More
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$33.15
$39.00
$5.85 savings
From
$33.15
$39.00
$5.85 savings
Taking safety measures

Quad Biking | Marrakech

Quad Biking | Marrakech

star-5
7
HERE ARE THE MARRAKECH QUAD BIKING TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Explore Marrakech palm grove and desert on your quad bike Discover Berber villages and dry rivers outside of Marrakech Test your adrenaline on this group quad bike tour with like minded guests Enjoy a cup of mint tea and crepes at a Berber house Morning and afternoon Marrakech quad biking adventures available
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$64.56
From
$64.56

Shopping in the Souks of Marrakech Private Tour

Shopping in the Souks of Marrakech Private Tour

star-5
209
Exploring the souks of Marrakech is an unforgettable experience and this private tour ensures you make the most of your time. Follow your guide through the maze of market stalls, handicrafts workshops, and artisan quarters, where you can learn about herbal medicines, watch a carpet weaving demonstration, see where the leather hides are dyed, and haggle over souvenirs.
More
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$30.00
Price varies by group size
From
$30.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Marrakech Delicious Food Tasting Experience

Marrakech Delicious Food Tasting Experience

star-5
15
During this Two Hour and Half authentic Food Tasting Experience, you are going to savor delecious tastings of the best delacacies in Town and eat as a local. Join your guide in the famous square, in front of Cafe de France either for Lunch at 2pm, sunset at 6pm or after dark at 8pm for a Dinner experience in the heart of the Medina. Enjoy the best Lunch ever at 2pm and find out the whole on the wall Hidden sections enjoying Mounthwatering Tagine, Pasteries, Couscous under the Sun. Do not also Miss the Sunset Magic Hours at 6pm, enjoying the best tastings and amazing rooftop view. Otherwise, Join your certified guide at 8pm, after dark for a great adventure enjoying Dinner in the Heart of the main Square. Finally, explore with a small or private group personalized experience, the charm of Marrakech Food Tour. Let's us beat the iron when it's hot & recharge the batteries together; throughout a genuine quality Service offered by Local certified guides team.
More
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$20.00
Price varies by group size
From
$20.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Marrakech Private Half-Day Walking Tour

Marrakech Private Half-Day Walking Tour

star-5
32
Navigating the sights of Marrakech’s medina can be daunting and time-consuming without a guide. This private half-day walking tour ensures you see key attractions such as the souks, Koutoubia Mosque, and Djemaa El Fna without getting lost or wasting time, and features a personal guide and customizable itinerary so you can tailor your sightseeing to suit you. Ideal for first-timers wanting a personalized city overview, with medina hotel pickup included.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$167.24
per group
From
$167.24
per group

Marrakesh city tour full-day

Marrakesh city tour full-day

star-5
1
• Visit of the main monuments of Marrakech including palaces, gardens, and old schools • Explore the artisanal souks and berber markets • Visit of the koutoubia mosque • Visit of majorel gardens • Visit of menara gardens • Visit of the old koranic school ben youssef mederssa • Visit of the artisan workshops • Visit of saadian tombs
More
  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
From
$78.70
Price varies by group size
From
$78.70
Price varies by group size

Sunset Camel Ride in the Palm Groves of Marrakech

Sunset Camel Ride in the Palm Groves of Marrakech

star-5
9
Leave the hustle and bustle of Marrakech behind and go for a late afternoon adventure. Dressed in a traditional Gandoura and a long handmade Twareg scarf, as you savour some mint tea with locals at a Berber house. At sunset, you will get to contemplate the charming oasis of Marrakech and its scenic beauty while riding dromedaries for the duration of one hour through high palm trees and the surrounding villages. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included. Protective solar cream is recommended, especially for children.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$47.96
From
$47.96
Taking safety measures

Guided Walking Tour of Marrakech

Guided Walking Tour of Marrakech

star-4.5
27
Avoid getting lost in the crowd; explore the medina of Marrakech with a personal guide who provides a firsthand look at artisans and their wares. This half-day private walking tour sets out in the morning from the centrally located Jemaa el-Fnaa square. Sightseeing includes Ben Youssef Madrasa and mosque plus the Photography Museum, but you may customize the itinerary to your interests.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$32.00
Price varies by group size
From
$32.00
Price varies by group size

Marrakech Medina Walking Tour: Half-Day Guided Tour

Marrakech Medina Walking Tour: Half-Day Guided Tour

star-5
43
Marrakech Guided Tours Discover The Hidden Gems of the Medina : This half-day guided walking tour takes you on an exploratory tour of the Marrakech medina. The stroll will take you to the iconic Koutoubia Mosque, the medieval Islamic college of Ben Youssef Medersa, and many other landmarks. Have a feel of the local bread, discover the city's bustling center with the Djemaa El Fna square and its beautiful bazaars, and then buy a meal at a rooftop restaurant while soaking in the sights and sounds of the city below. Whether a private or shared tour, you can upgrade this package if you want hotel pickup and drop-off.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$30.94
Price varies by group size
From
$30.94
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Day Trip to Desert Agafay & Atlas Mountains Villages & Camel Ride From Marrakech

Day Trip to Desert Agafay & Atlas Mountains Villages & Camel Ride From Marrakech

star-4.5
10
Day Tour to Desert Agafay and Atlas Mountains & Berber Villages with Camel Ride From Marrakech Discover the Berber villages of the Atlas Mountains on a full-day trip from Marrakech that explores broad valleys and lush orchards with views of Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa. Ride a camel through a broad gorge, pause for tea in Imlil Valley, then hike to the isolated village of Ait Souka to share a meal in a Berber family’s home. Throughout the day, take in the mountains’ beautiful scenery: terraced gardens that climb hillsides, tumbling waterfalls, and an alpine kasbah befor we drive you to your hotel in Marrakech
More
  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$45.32
From
$45.32

MASTER COOKING

MASTER COOKING "Moroccan traditional cooking workshop"

star-5
4
Do you want to impress your friends or continue to enjoy typical Moroccan dishes when you get home? Take advantage of your stay to learn Moroccan cuisine in one of our traditional cooking classes, and share a moment of conviviality during a culinary training followed by the tasting of your achievement during a meal. Program of the training : 1) Appointment before the Café de France, acquaintance. 2) Direction the walk, discovery of places, products, spices and flavors, make the necessary purchases to prepare the daily specials. 3) Return to the workshop, guided by our cook and equipped with your apron, you will become the chef's day to make an assortment of Moroccan starters, a traditional dish, followed by the desert. 4) Around a meal and accompanied by your kitchen companions you will taste your preparations of the day.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$49.19
From
$49.19

Marrakech city tour

Marrakech city tour

star-4
4
Exploring Marrakech independently means bartering with cabs to get around the city, and finding your own way around the maze-like medina. This half-day tour ensures you cover the landmarks without fuss or worry. Travel between must-sees such as the Koutoubia Mosque and Saadian Tombs by air-conditioned minivan, hear their history from a guide, and experience the hubbub of Djemaa el-Fna and the medina without getting lost or missing key sights.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$49.00
From
$49.00
Taking safety measures

Guided Walking Tour of Marrakech with Tea Tasting

Guided Walking Tour of Marrakech with Tea Tasting

star-5
51
Chart your way through Marrakech’s vibrant and bustling souks with the help of a private guide: this tour makes it easy to snag bargains, seek out must-visit stalls, and meet local artisans. Pick between morning and afternoon tour times, and meet your guide at the Djemaa el Fna. Over the course of several hours, you’ll visit jewelry, spice, leather, and textile traders, and will soak up the atmosphere as you go. Learn more about the goods from your guide, and even pause to enjoy a refreshing mint tea.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$25.00
Price varies by group size
From
$25.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Marrakech Food Tasting Experience Including Dinner

Marrakech Food Tasting Experience Including Dinner

star-5
4
Join us in this magical 3 hours evening food tour in the Medina of Marrakech. Here we will visit alleys full of life and animation. Stalls of local food, smells of tasty spices, sounds of people passing by. The vibrant Medinas at night is just a Must for every traveler visiting Marrakech. Our unique tour includes tasting local bread & teas, barbecues, traditional soups are just few to mention. Together with your local insider guide you will have fun getting closer to the food makers and street vendors chatting, tasting and socializing in this wonderful athmosphere. Welcome to Marrakech By Night! Taste your way through the Marrakech medina and local markets on a private food tour that’s all about discovering local spots that most visitors miss. A series of 10 included tastings go from traditional tagine to Morocco’s distinctive sweets, and you’ll pause to see the raw ingredients, techniques, and traditions behind the foods, watching local chefs at their delicious work.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$42.67
From
$42.67
Taking safety measures

Moroccan Culture Connect

Moroccan Culture Connect

star-5
2
you are with a guide who is deeply cultuvated in Moroccan and especially Marrakesh history, habits ,customs and daily life .
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$26.24
From
$26.24

Marrakech Highlights : Dar El Bacha Palace , Secret Garden & Souks :Private Tour

Marrakech Highlights : Dar El Bacha Palace , Secret Garden & Souks :Private Tour

star-5
3
Join your private expert guide to discover Dar El Bacha , the most beautiful historical palace in all Africa .Then follow him to uncover the secrets of the famous Secret Garden. During this tour , your guide will be flexible to make sure that you are going to do what you are interested in. You're welcome to discover the beautiful hidden sights and the maze like allies of the Medina. With your guide , you will be very safe and comfortable to enjoy your time during the historical tour and while doing your shopping in the souks . You're going also to benefit from discount and Free shipping of carpets by DHL. NB : If Dar El Bacha Palace is closed on Monday (As a day off) , we can visit instead The National Museum Of Hand Made Carpets (Dar Si Said ) or Bahia Palace . We are flexible to whatever you may decide .
More
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$44.27
Price varies by group size
From
$44.27
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

3-Hour Marrakech Souks and Medina Walking Tour

3-Hour Marrakech Souks and Medina Walking Tour

star-2.5
3
Explore ancient souks on a 3-hour walking tour of Marrakech, and practice your bargaining skills in a labyrinth of vivid stalls and tiny shops. Delve into the narrow lanes and alleys of the medina, past food shops and tearooms that are the bustling heart of Marrakech’s life. Shop for traditional handicrafts, rich fabric and aromatic spices, then navigate the vibrant Jemaa El Fna, past juice sellers and snake charmers, dancing monkeys, magicians and hucksters; immerse yourself in the scents and sights of the 'ochre city.'
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$38.12
From
$38.12

Desert Sunset Camel Ride With Free Tea in The Desert Camp

Desert Sunset Camel Ride With Free Tea in The Desert Camp

star-5
3
Enjoy a relaxing sunset camel ride just outside Marrakech during this half-day tour. Head to the Agafay Desert Camp just outside of Marrakech for your 2-hour camel ride through the desert. After your ride, enjoy a delicious Moroccan dessert and tea at the camp before heading back to the bustling city.
More
  • 3 hours
From
$84.85
From
$84.85

Marrakech Street food Tours

Marrakech Street food Tours

star-4.5
12
Explore Morocco’s vivid cuisine on a guided foodie walking tour of Marrakech, and sample the city’s most distinctive treats. Immerse yourself in the sights, scents and savory flavors of Jamâa el Fna square; taste meats infused with saffron and preserved lemons, sip traditional mint tea and nibble charcoal-baked tagine with argan oil. Take in the market’s extraordinary range of offal: sheeps’ eyeballs and testicles simmer alongside rich organ meats. Try handmade couscous, and some of Morocco’s legendary sweets; linger over honeyed pastries, fresh smoothies and freshly prepared desserts.
More
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$73.78
From
$73.78

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What's the best way to experience Medina of Marrakesh?