Hidden Gems To Explore in Marrakech
Discover Marrakech's more unique sights and attractions, among them this Berber village in the Ourika Valley | © Ruth Hofshi / Alamy Stock Photo
It’s the sights which pepper Marrakech that give the city its unique quality, and a visit really isn’t complete without hitting at least a few of them. Culture Trip’s curated list of Marrakech tours and experiences takes you to the very heart of this fascinating city.
Known as the ‘red city’, most people visit Marrakech in search of its maze-like medina and bustling souks, full of trinkets and spices. If you want to experience a different side of this Arabian hub however, there is a plethora of unexpected experiences to be found in Marrakech. Whether you fancy trying your hand at Moroccan cooking or exploring the city’s hidden sights, these recommendations have been hand picked by Culture Trip to help you plan your perfect visit to Marrakech.
ActivitiesExperience Morocco: Visit a Souk and Cook Moroccan Food in Marrakech
Receive a Moroccan masterclass on this Marrakech tour that will send you home with supreme, inside knowledge of tajine making and the delicate art of market haggling. Smug home cook alert!
This small-group tour is limited to 12 people for a more intimate experience.
ActivitiesShopping in the Souks of Marrakech Private Tour
The souk of Marrakech is a maze of appealing colors and handmade products. You'll have the assistance of an expert local city guide to find the perfect items and the best shops. Follow your guide through this 3 hour tour to the souks, and visit shops you may not normally find yourself. This tour may be tailored to fit your shopping interests.
ToursHidden Sights of Marrakech
Discover the hidden sights of the Medina and its souks with a savvy licensed tour-guide. Enjoy 3-hours of an interesting walk in interlinked alleys of the Medina, visiting its bakeries, traditional ovens, caravanserai and other ancient treasures. You will explore authentic attractions that only few tourists can see. While walking, you will learn the true history of every district and its ancient roots. The focus will be also on the workshops and on the old sections of the souks of Marrakesh.
ToursOurika Valley Day Trip from Marrakech
Experience the beautiful Ourika Valley on this day trip from Marrakech. Ride in an air-conditioned minivan with your guide through the Atlas Mountains and visit the seven waterfalls of Setti Fatma for fantastic photo opportunities. Your relaxing and peaceful day in the magnificent landscapes of the valley will end around 5pm back in Marrakech.
ActivitiesMoroccan Cooking Workshops
Our pioneering spirit at La Maison Arabe led us to open the first cooking school in the Kingdom of Morocco in 2001. Food lovers staying in Marrakech can discover some secrets of Moroccan traditional cuisine. The workshops are conducted by a dada (traditional Moroccan cook), algonside a translator ( Arabic/English/French) and are held by the cooking school near the Riad-Hotel La Maison Arabe or by the secret gardens away from the hustle and bustle of the medina. The Moroccan cooking workshops at La Maison Arabe allow one to learn the ins and outs of preparing a Moroccan dish in a beautiful new workshop with state-of-the-art equipment. The workstations are individual and only fresh local ingredients of the highest quality are used.
Cooking workshops at La Maison Arabe offers 2 options :
* 1 Hour express Moroccan cooking workshops: 2 sessions per day : 1:30pm (lunch) & 6:30 pm (dinner).
* 3 Hours Moroccan cooking workshop: 2 sessions per day at 10am (lunch) and 3pm (dinner).
ToursPrivate Tour: Marrakech Medina By Night
The next time you come on a private tour of Djemma el Fna, ensure the judicious use of your night by feeling the windy streets of the medina, alongside the historic mosque. The irresistible atmosphere of Djemma el Fna is further highlighted by the maze of stalls, which after the dark, presents a pleasant environment for exploration. With the presence of a personal guide that keeps you safe and on track, you can rest assured of a rewarding night venture, including rich tastes of indigenous and international foods, good music, and great dances that you do not get before sunset.