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Ben Youssef Madrasa (Medersa Ben Youssef)
Ben Youssef Madrasa (Medersa Ben Youssef)

Ben Youssef Madrasa (Medersa Ben Youssef) Tours and Activities

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Some say the entrance to Ben Youssef Madrasa (Medersa Ben Youssef) is purposefully humble and bland. Little more than a wooden door facing out towards the buzzing medina, the entrance is nothing more than perhaps a storefront, office, or home. The inscription, however, written above the door, beckons travelers in further: “You who enter my door, may your highest hopes be exceeded.” Indeed, once you duck through the narrow entrance and the medina noise fades behind you, what emerges before you is the soaring courtyard of a 16th-century madrasa.

Constructed back in 1570 as an Islamic place of learning, Ben Youssef Madrasa would swell to include over 900 dedicated students. At its peak, it was North Africa’s largest Islamic school and had 132 dorms—some of which are so tiny and small you must crouch down low to enter. Though the madrasa formally stopped educating students back in 1960, extensive refurbishment has turned it into an informative site for visitors. Learn how the patterns, archways, and styles are of Andalucian design, similar to those of Granada’s Alhambra or the Alcanzar in Sevilla. Stroll around the reflection pond that shimmers within the courtyard, and soak in the silence and calming surrounds away from the bustling medina. For over 500 years this building has served as a temple to education—and while students no longer memorize the Quran or study Islamic law, visitors continue to learn today through windows into the past.

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Kaat Benahid, Marrakech, Morocco
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Tour Guide in Marrakech to Explore the Medina with Local Guide

Tour Guide in Marrakech to Explore the Medina with Local Guide

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Discover the city of Marrakech in this enlightening full day tour. Immerse yourself into the history, art and culture of this magnificent walled pink city. Photograph the magnificent Koutoubia mosque with its great square tower and shining copper globes. Stroll along the bustling alleyways and see the mosques, traditional bakeries, old lodging houses and fountains carved of wood. Visit the Medrassa ben Yousef as one of the largest theological college in north Africa. Walk through the alleys of the Medina and visit the most interesting handicrafts quarters , see an enchanting display of arts and crafts in the colorful souks before you relive the atmosphere of a glorious age in the exquisite rooms. By the way Marrakech is an ideal starting points of many marrakech excursions and sahara desert tours.
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  • 4 hours
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$82.72
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$82.72

Marrakech Cooking Class

Marrakech Cooking Class

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To recreate the rich flavors of Moroccan food, you need a vast array of herbs and spices. Master the basics of the distinctive cuisine—and gain access to produce and equipment that you wouldn’t normally find at home—during a cooking class in Marrakech. Ideal for food lovers and first-time visitors, this class also includes a guided visit to a traditional market.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.73
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Private Guided City Tour: Discover the Authentic Marrakech

Private Guided City Tour: Discover the Authentic Marrakech

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Uncover the enchanting mystery of Marrakesh's souks and sights on a private 5-hour tour of Morocco’s vibrant capital city. With a knowledgeable guide, visit magnificent Moorish landmarks like the Medersa ben Youssef, and marvel at the opulent decor of the Bahia Palace. Pleasure your palate with a delicious Moroccan lunch and absorb the effervescent atmosphere of the UNESCO-listed Jemaa el Fna Square, replete with snake charmers and enticing food stalls.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$104.94
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$104.94
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Marrakech City Tour Hop On - Hop Off

Marrakech City Tour Hop On - Hop Off

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Explore Marrakech at your own pace with this hop-on hop-off tour. Navigate the city with ease in a comfortable electric bus, hopping off at stops that pique your interest. Choose the Historic Route to see the Bahia Palace and Jemma el Fna Square, or opt for the Oasis Route to visit the Majorelle Gardens and hop out for a camel ride at the Marrakech Palm Grove.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$22.22
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$22.22
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City tour in Marrakech, Book your guide with us.

City tour in Marrakech, Book your guide with us.

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Marrakech was and still considered as the top city for foreign visitors and even for Moroccan people, there is no foreign traveller who visits Morocco without visiting Marrakech. It has so many touristic places to see that you will discover with Mission Travel Morocco.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Marrakech - Exceptional shopping in the medina - Half Day.

Marrakech - Exceptional shopping in the medina - Half Day.

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The souks of the medina of Marrakech are real labyrinths of stalls and craft workshops, organized by districts and by professions and gather more than 2600 Moroccan craftsmen for about twenty corporations. The main souk extends to the center of the medina, from the north of the famous Jemaa el-Fna square to the Ben Youssef Medersa. The central aisles that cross the souks are reserved for sales stalls originally supplied by artisans who work in the adjacent lanes. Local traders and craftsmen manufacture and sell their traditional Moroccan handicraft production: jewelery, vases, teapots, lanterns, cauldrons, trays ..., carpets, leather, body care, clothes, fabrics, fabrics, pottery, perfumes, food, Moroccan pastry , spices ... At the beginning of the three-hour tour, you will be asked about the items that interest you most and your guide will create a personalized itinerary that best suits the group.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.52
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Marrakech colorful souks

Marrakech colorful souks

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Discover Marrakech colorful souks (open-air markets), through our customized tour, you will experience the daily commercial life of the Medina as you will be lead through the labyrinthine Souks to get a special in-depth feel of various sections of it. The Souks of Marrakech are certainly the most colorful and the liveliest in Africa.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.94
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Marrakech Souks & Monuments : Private guided tour

Marrakech Souks & Monuments : Private guided tour

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Marrakech boasts ancient monuments, traditional markets, and centuries of colorful culture—but exploring solo means you may miss its hidden secrets. On this private tour, explore Marrakech’s medina and monuments, and learn the history of top attractions like the 12th-century Almoravid Koubba and Ben Youssef Mosque. Mingle with the locals among the narrow streets and tanneries, and gain insight into the city’s traditional arts and crafts.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.68
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$45.68
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Hidden Sights of Marrakech

Hidden Sights of Marrakech

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This tour takes you away from Marrakech’s most famous monuments and helps you discover the hidden treasures of the city. Exploring the city on foot means you can get to places inaccessible by car. See hidden sights of the Medina, including traditional ovens, bakeries, inns, a mausoleum, and much more. It’s a great way to hear about the local perspective of the city, and its ancient roots.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$39.00
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$39.00
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Marrakech Medina Walking Tour: Half-Day Guided Tour

Marrakech Medina Walking Tour: Half-Day Guided Tour

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Marrakech Guided Tours Discover The Hidden Gems of the Medina : This half-day guided walking tour takes you on an exploratory tour of the Marrakech medina. The stroll will take you to the iconic Koutoubia Mosque, the medieval Islamic college of Ben Youssef Medersa, and many other landmarks. Have a feel of the local bread, discover the city's bustling center with the Djemaa El Fna square and its beautiful bazaars, and then buy a meal at a rooftop restaurant while soaking in the sights and sounds of the city below. Whether a private or shared tour, you can upgrade this package if you want hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.94
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$30.94
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Ouzoud Falls Day Trip from Marrakech with Pickup

Ouzoud Falls Day Trip from Marrakech with Pickup

Drive into the beautiful High Atlas Mountains on a day trip from Marrakech to Ouzoud Falls, the highest waterfalls in North Africa. Travel through a landscape of rolling foothills and olive groves, then enjoy free time to relax by the 330-foot (110-meter) waterfalls. Cross the river on a hand-powered barge, visit cafes at the edge of the water, or check out the Barbary apes that live in the lush river valley. With the convenience of pre-booked transport, this Ouzoud Falls trip is a great day-long escape from bustling Marrakech. * Day trip from Marrakech to Ouzoud Falls (Cascades d'Ouzoud) * Independent time at Ouzoud Falls * See Morocco's spectacular mountain scenery * Chance to spot native wildlife in their natural habitat * Round-trip transport in a climate-controlled minibus * Pickup and drop-off at Marrakech hôtels
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.16
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$27.16
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Private Souks Experience in Marrakech: Artisans & Their Crafts

Private Souks Experience in Marrakech: Artisans & Their Crafts

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The maze-like markets of Marrakech are among the city’s most fascinating places, but it’s easy to get lost in the hard-to-navigate souk. Join a private guide for a half-day tour of the markets that’s designed to explore the hidden byways that many visitors miss: brush up your bargaining skills, meet local artisans, and shop for unique souvenirs with help from a local.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$44.44
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Shopping in the Souks of Marrakech Private Tour

Shopping in the Souks of Marrakech Private Tour

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Exploring the souks of Marrakech is an unforgettable experience and this private tour ensures you make the most of your time. Follow your guide through the maze of market stalls, handicrafts workshops, and artisan quarters, where you can learn about herbal medicines, watch a carpet weaving demonstration, see where the leather hides are dyed, and haggle over souvenirs.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.00
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3 Day Sahara Desert Tour From Marrakech

3 Day Sahara Desert Tour From Marrakech

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Immerse yourself in the most surprising part of the Moroccan desert, and contemplate the contrasts offered by its different Landscapes as you cross Motorways, Dirt Tracks, Valleys, Ports, Mountain Gorges and Historic towns.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$197.53
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Full-Day Guided Tour to Ourika Valley from Marrakech

Full-Day Guided Tour to Ourika Valley from Marrakech

Leave the Marrakech bustle behind on a full-day trip to the Ourika Valley and the mountain village of Setti Fatma, where you hike to a series of seven beautiful waterfalls. With all transport by climate-controlled minivan, this is a convenient way to get out of the city and explore the landscape and culture of the Atlas Mountains. Pickup and drop-off is available at centrally-located hotels in Marrakech. * Full-day trip from Marrakech to the Ourika Valley * Short hike to the Setti Fatma waterfalls * See the peaks and valleys of the Atlas Mountains * Perfect escape from the city * Family friendly * Includes pickup and drop-off at Marrakech hotels
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.22
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Marrakech City Tour Hop On - Hop Off + ATV Around the Palm Grove

Marrakech City Tour Hop On - Hop Off + ATV Around the Palm Grove

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See the sights of Marrakech without the expense of a guide and ride a quad bike around La Palmeraie (Palm Grove) on this great-value combo package. Get an all-day pass on the 100% electric hop-on hop-off bus, with over 30 stops across two routes and informative commentary in eight languages. Ride the bus to La Palmeraie, then roar through the palms on a quad bike.
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  • 1 hour to 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.26
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$59.26
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Marrakech City Tour Hop On - Hop Off + Camel Ride Around The Palm Grove

Marrakech City Tour Hop On - Hop Off + Camel Ride Around The Palm Grove

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Explore Marrakech your way and enjoy a camel ride in its Palmeraie palm groves with this hop-on hop-off bus tour. Skip the hassle of independent transport between the sights, and set your own itinerary. Use the 48-hour ticket to ride two circuits—the Historic and Palm Grove routes—alighting at designated stops to visit attractions such as Djemaa el-Fna, and claiming your camel ride at the specified Palm Grove stop.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.74
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$40.74
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Marrakech Shopping Tour - Private Tours (Half day)

Marrakech Shopping Tour - Private Tours (Half day)

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Discover Marrakech extraordinary artists and artisans on a private, 3-hour medina shopping tour in Marrakech. Navigate winding alleys where potters, painters and leather workers shape the city’s most distinctive handicrafts; shop for carpets, clothing and beautifully-worked jewelry. Plan the perfect route with your personal guide, learn the art of haggling in Arabic and get exclusive discounts at some of the city’s most intriguing shops, then toast your success over a glass of Moroccan mint tea.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$19.00
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$19.00
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Marrakech Authentic Medina

Marrakech Authentic Medina

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The vibrant souks and artisan’s workshops of Marrakech offer plenty of opportunities for souvenir shopping. With this shopping tour, benefit from the expertise of a private guide to help you navigate the maze-like streets of the Medina; learn more about traditional handicrafts, street foods, and cosmetics; and haggle for the best prices.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$23.00
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$23.00
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Guided Walking Tour of Marrakech with Tea Tasting

Guided Walking Tour of Marrakech with Tea Tasting

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Chart your way through Marrakech’s vibrant and bustling souks with the help of a private guide: this tour makes it easy to snag bargains, seek out must-visit stalls, and meet local artisans. Pick between morning and afternoon tour times, and meet your guide at the Djemaa el Fna. Over the course of several hours, you’ll visit jewelry, spice, leather, and textile traders, and will soak up the atmosphere as you go. Learn more about the goods from your guide, and even pause to enjoy a refreshing mint tea.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.00
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$25.00
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Marrakech Hidden Sights And Souks - Half Day Tour

Marrakech Hidden Sights And Souks - Half Day Tour

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Discover the Hidden Sights And Souks : including historical quarters and their food markets, bakeries, hammams, fountains, artisan workshops, historical sites, gardens and museums, with a savvy licensed tour-guide. Enjoy 3-hours of an interesting walk in interlinked alleys of the Medina and learn the true history of every district and its ancient roots. Visit the colourful Souks with their tinsmiths, dyers, herbalists stalls and workshops; ending at Djemaa El Fna square, where hundreds of locals meet every day to enjoy the storytellers, musicians, snake charmers, acrobats, jugglers and performers of each and every sort.​
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$16.00
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$16.00
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7-Night Marrakech Escape with Hammam and Dinner Shows

7-Night Marrakech Escape with Hammam and Dinner Shows

Immerse yourself in the vibrant city of Marrakech with a seven-night getaway that includes accommodations, transfers, and breakfast, along with a flexible mix of activities and independent time. See the sights in Marrakech on a private city tour, explore the Atlas Mountains on a day-long guided excursion, enjoy two captivating dinner shows, and experience an authentic Moroccan hammam and massage. With a private driver to meet you at the airport and see you off, this is a hassle-free way discover Marrakech.
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  • 8 days
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$432.10
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$432.10

Guided Walking Tour of Marrakech

Guided Walking Tour of Marrakech

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Avoid getting lost in the crowd; explore the medina of Marrakech with a personal guide who provides a firsthand look at artisans and their wares. This half-day private walking tour sets out in the morning from the centrally located Jemaa el-Fnaa square. Sightseeing includes Ben Youssef Madrasa and mosque plus the Photography Museum, but you may customize the itinerary to your interests.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.00
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$32.00
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Full-Day Guided Tour to Essaouira from Marrakech

Full-Day Guided Tour to Essaouira from Marrakech

Spend a day in the seaside community of Essaouira on a full-day trip from Marrakech, and discover an atmospheric medina, colorful bazaars, and a center that bustles with open-air cafes and seafood restaurants. Pre-booking a ride to Essaouira is a hassle-free way of making the trip, with all transport by climate-controlled minivan, plus a short guided tour of the area before exploring independently. This trip includes pickup and drop-off at centrally-located hotels in Marrakech. * Round-trip transport to Essaouira from Marrakech * See the city's medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site * Free time to visit the city's waterfront and historic center * All transport by climate-controlled vehicle * Pickup and drop-off at centrally-located Marrakech hotels
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.16
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What are Ben Youssef Madrasa (Medersa Ben Youssef) hours of operation?
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Ben Youssef Madrasa (Medersa Ben Youssef) hours of operation: Daily 9am-6pm; closed some holidays. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Ben Youssef Madrasa (Medersa Ben Youssef) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 51 Ben Youssef Madrasa (Medersa Ben Youssef) tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Ben Youssef Madrasa (Medersa Ben Youssef) costs USD 16.00. Guided Ben Youssef Madrasa (Medersa Ben Youssef) tours start around USD 16.00 per person. See all 51 Ben Youssef Madrasa (Medersa Ben Youssef) tickets and tours on Viator.
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