No Shopping Hassle-Free Walking Tours By Locals to The Maze of Marrakech Medina and beyond
If you really want the best that Marrakech has to offer you’ve got to hit the streets, and we are ready to take you on a much-loved walking tour to help you discover Marrakech we all known and loved. We gonna get up close and personal to some of the most iconic sights you come from all over the world to see: Koutoubia mosque and Jemaa el-Fna square, Souks and Medina, and everything in between.
We gonna take the time to really see, enjoy, appreciate and photograph the best that Marrakech has to offer as we travel on foot down the medieval alleyways of the medina and along some of the oldest and the most famous streets in town.
The walking tour of the Medina is a hassle-free tour that unveils the narrow streets and passages in completely safe hands. Our walking tour is a non-shopping tour, purely educational. Our tour guide services focus mainly on the cultural aspect and do not engage you in any shopping outlet.
This Private Walking Tours of Marrakesh is a great way to discover the old Medina. It provides the complete insight into the history and significance of the sites you visit. The history of the places will be explained to you thoroughly. The tour will be enriched with great tips on where to eat the local food and how to move around in and out of the old Marrakesh Medina. We are committed to providing you with a highly qualified tour guide who will answer all your questions about the city’s history, cultural’s backdrop and much more.
Marrakesh walking tour will give you the real feel of the true Marrakesh that average tourists cannot see. Discovering the real Marrakesh is not an easy task. You need a local expert to take you to the old Marrakesh Medina in which everything is surprisingly different. The people, the smells and the bargaining that comes with any purchase. The fresh mint and the medicinal and aromatic herbs as well as the labyrinth of the old city. Each area inside the old town has its own character. The challenge you will be facing is how to get into the real hidden Marrakesh. At Marrakech By Locals we make sure you discover these hidden spots.
We run two versions of the same Walking tour
1- A Highly Personal Walking Tour for families and friends who want to be in privacy and do not want to “share” their guide with someone else
2- A Small Group Walking Tour for travelers who prefer the camaraderie of like-minded walkers.
Marrakech Highly Personal Tour
We offer personal Marakesh tours if you do not want to “share” your tour guide with someone else or if you are a small family who does want to be in privacy. You have your travel guide’s total focus. You can ask as many dumb queries as you need. Your private guide can take as numerous pictures of you posing before Marrakech main spots as you wish. And you do not be required to discover the “appointment location” your own personal tour guide will meet you right at your hotel or riad.
You are in control. The tour is flexible, easy-going as well as adaptive. The speed can be as quick or slow as you would like, and at any time it is possible to choose to stop at a cafe, or at a pharmacy for tissues, or have your guide take you on a detour to quench an unexpected thirst or food craving.
Marrakech Small Group Tour
We organize also a small group walking tour which is a great way to meet fellow travelers and make new friends. The guests come from all over the world, and this means that many different perspectives are reflected in the questions asked and contributes to more enriching experiences for our guests.
We prefer to take small groups (between 4 & 10 persons) which is a definite advantage as the whole experience is more personal.
Some of the Spots covered in this tour:
Jemaa el-Fna Square (Show area -acrobats, snake charmers, storytellers….)
Mellah (Jewish quarter)
Medina (labyrinthine alleyways of the old town)
Souks (Marketplace, Artisans…)
Koutoubia mosque (Place of worship for Muslims)
Bahia Palace (Old palace to have an idea about Moroccan architecture)
Taking walks ensures that the world cannot slip past you quicker than you can actually digest it, having guided tours in Marrakesh is a good strategy to submerge your self into the cultural and typical history of an area.
The most favored way to a trip in Marrakesh is on foot because cars and buses cannot pass through the most interesting parts of this city. There are backstreets full of exotic things to browse, the labyrinth of the medina, the Jemaa el-Fna square, and many other things to enjoy. In The Derbs (tiny streets) of the Medina you will have the opportunity to see hidden treasures of Marrakesh like public bakeries , the communal baths or hammams together with some of the morocco’s most architecturally beautiful buildings, in short in this guided tour of Marrakesh you will experience the everyday life of the locals of Marrakesh .
Whether you are in Marrakech for the first time or the hundred and first we know we can show a side of Marrakech you have not seen before. We are sure that we can provide the best walking tours in Marrakech but don’t stick to my word for it come along and join us on one of the tours here in Marrakech as we explore the stories, the sights and the characters that make Marrakech so amazing.
What my previous Guests say about the tours
We organised our tour with Saeed for our first day in Marrakech a few days ahead, in order to get an introduction to the city and we were so happy we did! Saeed was extremely friendly, informative, and helpful. He took us on a very personal tour of the entire medina (old city) of Marrakech and gave us a lot of information about the history of the city and daily life. What we really appreciated is that he took us to local spots that as tourists would be almost impossible to find, such as a local bakery, and markets in the souks where they still have craftsmen who are making new objects, whereas most stalls just consist purely of middlemen who sell products from other producers. As promised, Saeed did not try to sell us anything or advertise anything, he only had honest local advice and this is something you really come to appreciate in hectic Marrakech. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Marrakech and would not hesitate to contact him next time I visit for another tour!
Saeed is very passionate about his culture and city which made for a wonderful tour. He answered any questions we had about the city and his life. The tour was full of culture and history both past and present. Not once did I feel pressured to buy anything.
Saeed was an amazing guide and like the other reviews have said was very knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions for us – and patiently wait for us as we got distracted walking from place to place! Great tour for learning about the history, culture, and way of life in Marrakesh and Morocco.
* THESE TOURS ARE PURELY HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL
* THE TOURS ARE NON SHOPPING TOURS WHICH MEANS THAT WE WILL NOT STOP TO PURCHASE ANY GOODS OR SOUVENIRS.
* WE WILL OF COURSE VISIT THE SOUKS (MARKET PLACE) BUT WE WILL APPROACH IT JUST FROM A CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE (SORRY LADIES).
* THE TOURS RUN WITH A MAXIMUM OF 10 GUESTS.
* I DO NOT ACCEPT BIG GROUPS, SO PLEASE DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME CONTACTING ME.
* THE LANGUAGE OF THE TOURS IS ENGLISH.
* THE RESERVATION OF THE TOUR SHOULD BE AT LEAST 2 DAYS IN ADVANCE – PLEASE
* THIS TOUR IS NEITHER FOR THE OLD PEOPLE AGED 70 OR 80 NOR FOR CHILDREN UNDER 15