Exploring Marrakech Old City

Duration: 2h and 45min
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on September 03, 2019

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.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

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, Medina labyrinths, Jamaa Elfna Square, etc. 

Go on this cultural journey exploring through the streets of Marrakech to the 12th century Koutoubia Mosque. Its height (67m 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 getting deep into the maze and labyrinths of Marrakech Medina. We will touch together the beauty and the colors of the horseshoe arches, Riads doors, fountains and much more!

During the tour, we will get close as well to Morocco in terms of many issues such as the variety of cultures, people, languages, traditions, economy, political system and other topics. Such topics would enrich our walking and make it more enjoyable!

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

Features of Marrakech Medina Guided tour 

  • Get deep into the secrets of the Medina narrow passages. Discover the major hidden spots and sites of Marrakech Medina. 
  • Go Walking with locals and explore the local life.
  •  Learn about Islam, Morocco’s history, culture, architecture, cuisine and customs.
  • Unleash your senses in the middle of Jamaa Elfna Square.

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

- Bring Comfortable Walking Shoes.

- Booking of our free tours are for individuals and small groups of up to 6 persons. Bigger groups can contact us for a private tour. 

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  • Meeting point:
    10 Rue de la Koutoubia، Marrakech 400...
    10 Rue de la Koutoubia، Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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    The meeting point will be L'Adresse Cafe & Restaurant in the Square of Jemaa El Fna. L'Adresse Cafe & Restaurant is straight ahead in front of the poste office in the Square of Jemaa El Fna. It is behind the police station. Note please that there's another L'Adresse Cafe & restaurant in Gueliz Neighborhood in the new town. We meet in the one in the Square of Jemaa AlFna in the Medina ( old city)

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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CeCe 15 Jun 2024

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
The guide Ismael was great, funny and kind. With 4.8 stars, the reviews here fail to mention that the majority of the tour is walking in circles inside of the souk area. Expected more sights/history based on the description. Very sorry to say that this tour was disappointing.
Tess 24 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Smail was fantastic had such a great time. Your was informative and unlike what I heard he wasn’t pushing us to any shops but made great recommendations.
Eva Martin 20 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Smail is a good tour guide that helped us get around the Medina and gave us useful information. We were really happy to have chosen him as our guide.
JOSE 10 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Excelente guía
Maria 07 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Ismael provided a thorough and informative guide through the souks and parts of the Medina that we would not have visited on our own. He had hood knowledge of the history of the Medina and Marrakech in general. We would recommend this tour without hesitation
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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