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Exploring Marrakech Old City

  • Marrakesh
  • Available in: English

About the guru Marrakech WITH Locals

Salam Aleikom, Marrakech WITH Locals is a local tour guide service in Marrakech specialized in free walking tours, private customized tours and one-day trips from Marrakech. The founder of Marrakech WITH Locals, Ismail Hamzaoui, is from Marrakech, a licensed tour guide and host in Marrakech for guests aiming at exploring my city. I worked before in the Moroccan Pavillion i... More »

Salam Aleikom, Marrakech WITH Locals is a local tour guide service in Marrakech specialized in free walking tours, private customized tours and one-day trips from Marrakech. The founder of Marrakech WITH Locals, Ismail Hamzaoui, is from Marrakech, a licensed tour guide and host in Marrakech for guests aiming at exploring my city. I worked before in the Moroccan Pavillion in Epcot Center in Walt Disney World as a cultural representative for Morocco. I came back to Morocco in 2010 and started another adventure of guiding service. I can guide you and show you my city’s hidden spots, people, history, culture, touristic sights and local life. If you love discovering Marrakech, do not hesitate to contact me and let me make your own memorable local experience.

About the tour

Join Marrakech WITH Locals on this old city cultural, historical and touristic sightseeing tour. It is about exploring the secrets of the old city, best sights and local life in the fourth-largest city of Morocco. We will be walking inside and through the Medina's narrow alleyways and landmarks such as Koutoubia Mosque, Bab Agnaou, Jamaa Elfna Square, etc.

Go on a cultural journey exploring through the streets of Marrakech to the 12th century Koutoubia Mosque. Its height (77m tall) makes of the Mosque’ minaret a landmark for navigating the city. The mosque’s interior is not open to tourists, but you can still take a walk in its garden. As you walk around it, you will learn from much about its history and the 5 pillars of Islam, along with other religious matters.

From here, we head and continue our exploring adventure by stopping at the outside of the tomb of the founder of Marrakech Youssef Iben Tachfine. We discuss how he founded the city in 1062 by discovering the strategic location of Marrakech for the trade Caravans coming from the subsaharian areas.

Afterwards, we continue our walk to see Bab Agnaou that is one of the historical landmarks. From here we get inside the Kasbah quarter that hosted the royal family and the chancellors of Alomohad dinasty. After having a rich talk about The Moroccan society, economy, political system and culture, we head towards the Jewish quarter Mellah.

Take a walk in the Mellah, a historical Jewish quarter where Jewish people were living. We get closer to the jewish community here by discovering the history and the local life of the Moroccan Jews used to live in Marrakech and Morocco in General.

Carry out with your historical journey through the labyrinthine Medina narrow alleyways, until we reach a Hammam. We touch such crucial public place for locals. Continuing our tour arrive the Jemae Elfna square.

Reaching Jamaa Elfna Square, the World Heritage site for culture as UNESCO named it. The lopsided square is the main stage for Moroccan Halqa (the art of storytelling), jugglers, snake charmers, pop musicians and tens of chefs stir vats of steaming snails!

The last point of the tour is the square of jemaa elfena; people interested in trying local food and having an idea about spices and Argan oil can join us to a restaurant for lunch or dinner and to the spices cooperative (optional)

End your guided tour by Marrakech WITH Locals enjoyably and with Unforgettable memories!

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How to find me: In front of Hotel Les Jardins de La Koutoubia - wearing glasses
Tour duration: 2 hours, 45 minutes

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Ratings 211

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Rui Miguel

1 month ago

It was just the best. Perfect English and very responsive to our questions. Even waited for us to park our car. I Strongly recommend him.

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Response from Marrakech WITH Locals:

Thank you Miguel and hoping to see you again in Marrakesh.
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Maria

6 months ago

Great tour. Very pleasant and knowledgeable guide who could answer questions on a big range of topics.

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Response from Marrakech WITH Locals:

Thank you Maria
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Miny

6 months ago

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Response from Marrakech WITH Locals:

Thank you Miny
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Sophia

6 months ago

Great tour, a lot of interesting information!

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Chouaib

6 months ago

It was very informative . Thank you Smail

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Linda

7 months ago

4.7 (211 Ratings) Rate this tour