Private guided 'Red City' tour with lunch including a walking tour of Marrakech medina, a visit to Majorelle Gardens & Gueliz.
Morning tour of the medina
Visit famous Djemaa el Fna
Explore a maze of souks
Lunch in a traditional riad
Visit the Majorelle Gardens
Drive through the 'Palmeraie'
Modern Gueliz - new city
PRICES PER PERSON
Pick-up from/drop-off at Dar Assarou; private vehicle with professional English or French-speaking driver; Marrakech city guide; lunch
at Riad Africa; entrance fees at Majorelle Gardens.
Attraction/site entrance fees not specified; beverages; tips and items of a personal nature.
Price for children 5 to 11 years old is £20 (240 dh) per child (must be min. 2 adults accompanying). Children 12 and older pay adult price.
For guests staying only at Dar Assarou during their Moroccan holiday, this day trip enables you to experience the bustling city of Marrakech, an ancient walled city renowned for its architecture and colourful souks. It includes a guided walking tour of the main attractions of the ancient medina, lunch in a traditional riad, and an afternoon tour of the places of interest beyond the medina walls.
In the morning our guided tour starts near the 'Mellah', the Jewish district of Marrakech medina. In the Djemaa el Fna, a huge public square and market place in the heart of the medina, we learn about its fascinating history. We will also see Koutoubia Mosque and visit the souks before taking lunch on the terrace of a traditional riad.
Our first stop after lunch is at the Majorelle Gardens, a two and half acre botanical garden. Next we visit the Palmeraie, an exclusive area of opulence and a real contrast to the medina. We then drive along Avenue Mohamed V, in the new city, still with remnants of the French colonial period. In Hivernage there is time for a coffee and cake at 'Cappuccino' before we drive back to Dar Assarou.
0830 Rendezvous with driver. Depart Dar Assarou to Marrakech.
0950 Arrive Mellah quarter of Marrakech Medina; meet tour guide.
1000 Depart on 3 hour walking tour; visit main places of interest.
1300 Take a break for lunch on the roof terrace of Riad Africa.
1415 Arrive at and visit the beautiful Majorelle Gardens.
1515 Depart Majorelle; drive through the exclusive Palmeraie.
1615 Enter Gueliz and drive down Avenue Mohamed V.
1640 Arrive in posh Hivernage quarter; coffee & cake break.
1830 Arrive back at Dar Assarou.
Timings are approximate and may vary due to interests of the group, weather or seasons. Please let us know any special dietary requirements in advance.
DEPARTS ON REQUEST
This excursion operates daily throughout the year on a private departure basis.
Take your camera and comfortable shoes for walking in the medina.