Discover the various facets of Marrakech on this guided full-day excursion. Visit the massive El Bahia Palace, wander in the souks (markets), admire the majestic Koutoubia Mosque, and more.
|No visit to Agadir is complete without an excursion to Marrakech. Take in wonderful countryside scenery and spectacular views of the snow capped Atlas Mountains as you travel along the newly built highway on the way to the most exotic of Morocco’s imperial cities. Experience the city’s hustle and bustle and take in top local attractions, such as the luxurious La Mamounia hotel and the Koutoubia Mosque—used as a model for the Giralda of Seville.Visit the splendid, Alawi-style El Bahia Palace—former home to the Sultan’s wives and concubines, boasting beautifully landscaped gardens, cedar wood ceilings, marble floors, and exquisite zellij decorations. See the Saadian Tombs, and then stop for lunch at the stylish Menzeh Dada or Dar Nejjarine air-conditioned restaurant, featuring riad-style decor and a relaxing ambiance. Indulge in delicious local specialties, including an assortment of salads, chicken lemon tagine, meatball tagine, fresh fruit, and the traditional mint tea. A wide selection of Moroccan wines is also available (not included in the price).Next, explore the city’s souks (markets) and medina. Walk through various souk areas, such as the Berber apothecary, the carpet souk, the jewelers’ souk, and the Kissaria (woven clothing). Then, experience the Djemaa El Fnaa at sunset, a traditional meeting place for the locals, considered the soul and heart of Marrakech. See snake charmers, scorpion dances, soothsayers, acrobats, magicians, storytellers, dancers, and more, before returning to your Agadir hotel.
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