Free tour

Marrakech essential City Guide

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Youssef
Quality Verified Registered on June 08, 2019

My name is Youssef; I'm an official tour guide (full-time job), and guiding visitors has always been my passion. It represents the rich history and variety of culture and traditions we have in Morocco. It is all that I have been about since I quit my university back in 2017, and I'm lucky enough to do what I love the most.

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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
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Tour description

We will convene at the majestic Koutoubia Tower. From there, we will venture into the labyrinthine alleyways, providing an up-close glimpse into the historic Medina of Marrakech and the authentic lifestyles of its Moroccan residents.

Along the way, we will encounter several significant landmarks, such as tomp of founder of Marrakech (Youssef Ibn Tachfin )as well as bab aganou one the most well known gate of city of Marrakech, to the KASBAH all the way to Jewish quarter throughout a local neighborhood, eventually arriving at where the splendid El Bahia Palace awaits our exploration.

Our journey will also take us through the small alleyway of the medina before culminating in the heart of the Medina at Jamaa El Fna, the main square.

Reminder !! I'm only allow to work with certain numbers of people each group, so please once you booked the tour make sure to attend and if you booked for someone else make sure they interesting about it. (Because you will just block a place for someone else who is int resting about it) 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Av. Mohammed V, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
    Av. Mohammed V, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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    I'll be by the white shrine

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Koutoubia Minaret

    Here where I'll be standing next to an white shrine from this place we will take a your around the magnificent mosque of the koutobia a mosque that was built in in 12C

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Tombeau youssef ibn tachfine

    Youssef Ibn tachfine is the greatest king of almoravid dynasty, Marrakech was found thanks to him, as well as his influence on the south of Spain

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Bab Agnaou

    Bab aganou is one of the most well known gate in the medina of marrakech as it was the main entrance to Kasbah was built in the of 12c by Almohades dynasty

  • 4
    Outside visit
    saadian tombs

    The Saadian Tombs or the saadian royal necropolis were built during the rule of saadian dynasty which ruled Morocco between 1510BC to 1659BC

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Palais El Badiî

    El badi palace built at the end of the sixteenth century by the sultan Ahmed al-Mansour to commemorate the victory of the Battle of the Three Kings against the Portuguese.

  • 6
    Outside visit

    The Mellah of Marrakesh was created by decree of the Sultan Abdallah al-Ghalib of the Saadian dynasty in 1558, outside of the walls of El Badi Palace. During the 16th and 17th centuries, the Mellah was one of the main commercial areas of the city, and it was a walled quarter, with its gates closed at night.

  • 7
    Entrance not included
    Bahia palace

    Bahia palace is most famous for its decoration. Its walls feature stucco carved with Arabic inscriptions, geometric patterns, arabesques, and muqarnas. Its floors are paved with marble and zellij tiles

  • 8
    Outside visit
    Jamaâ El-Fna

    This is the great main square know as jamaa lfna due to great mosque of the koutobia

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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Rebecca 20 Jul 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Youssef is fantastic! We saw all the main spots that we wanted to see and learnt about each of those monuments, but we also learnt so much more about the history and culture of Morocco and Marrakesh! Youssef is engaging, knowledgeable and fun. Highly recommend this tour!
Zayn 13 Jul 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Great guide who made the tour fun and engaging, and ensured we all got an idea about the wonderful city of marrakech.
Tim 12 Jul 2024

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Travelled alone - Jul 2024
This is a great tour of Marrakesh with great information and insight. Despite the scorching heat of the day, we managed to meander through the city with great stories and information about Marrakech and Morrocan culture. Our guide is as professional as one can be, Highly recommended
Nadine 11 Jul 2024
The Hague

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Travelled alone - Jul 2024
Youssef was a great guide. Super interesting information, great route. Great experience. Thanks a lot Youssef!!!!
MAUREEN 04 Jul 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Muy amable y conocedor de su historia y de los sitios que nos llevó
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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.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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