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Marrakech is one of the most important cities in Morocco, also known as the “red city” for its brick red colored walls and buildings. It used to be a massive trading point for merchants and tribes from all over the High Atlas area. You can navigate by yourself through Marrakech’s busy streets, knowing that Jamaa El Fna square alongside the Old Medina is North, the Koutoubia Mosque and its gardens are West, the Saadian tombs and the Bahia and El Badi palaces are South. Finally, the modern part of the city is called Gueliz and in it, you can find the beautiful Majorelle Gardens.

If you’re looking for a fun and special way to explore the Old Medina, you can get a horse-drawn carriage ride (also called a Caleche in french) to get somewhat familiar with the area. You will meet many “fondouks” along the way, which are traditional guesthouses that merchants used for shelter and supplies. For a fresh breather from the heat of Marrakech, you can head to the gardens near the Koutoubia mosque and explore them as well. Make sure to also appreciate the beauty of the architecture of the Koutoubia mosque (which doesn’t allow entrance to non-Muslims).

you will also benefit from a little tour of the Ben Youssef traditional school, where you can explore close up the beautiful artisanal work of Moroccan craftsmanship: from carved wood to Islamic calligraphy, you will explore it all!

Later on, we will visit the local museum of local arts, also called Dar Si Said, to explore the displayed cultural treasures like antiques, jewelry, and decorations.

You will then walk around the narrow streets of the old medina with its shops, restaurants, and souks (souk el Attarin, Souk Chouara, and finally, Souk semata) with another location for leather processing similar to the one found in Fes. It feels like it’s something straight out of an Arabian Nights tale. So, that’s how you can end your day tour in Marrakech.

Contact us to plan your day trip in Marrakech and spend an unforgettable time in Morocco.