This 3-hour guided tour takes you through Marrakech's iconic palace and monuments and the rich history of this beautiful city and its unique sites. Some of the unforgettable sights in the city are the Arab-Andalusian Koutoubia mosque and its imposing minaret, the opulent courtyards and lush gardens of Bahia Palace, the 15th-century Saadian Tombs, as well as the Menara Gardens and its bountiful orchards, olive trees, and sleepy lake with its reflection of the High Atlas peaks.
What to Expect
At 225-feet high, the minaret of the Koutoubia Mosque is the tallest monument in Marrakech and one of the most popular landmarks in the red city and its unique architecture.
The El Bahia Palace is a grandiose royal residence built for the Grand Vizier Sultan Moulay Al Hassan I. The palace features fountains, pleasure gardens, extraordinary living quarters, and several shady courtyards closed to the public. Visitors can only enter the apartments of the Vizier's favorite concubine, the council chamber and its illuminated cedarwood ceiling and tiled walls, and the expansive marbled central courtyard with its many fountains and zelliges.
The Saadian Tombs is an exquisite representation of Moroccan-Andalusian decorative art, with its beautiful Central Hall of the Twelve Columns. It is the resting place of the Saadian Sultans like Al-Mansour and his successors and close family members.
The Menara Gardens nestles on the foot of the Atlas Mountains. This 250-acre garden has a 12-century lake surrounded by olive trees. A network of irrigation channels feed the lake, which has a small Saadian pavilion at the edge. Watching the sunset on this beautiful lake or the reflection of the Atlas Mountains in the clear waters is one of the most spectacular sights in Marrakech.