Marrakesh, Morocco - Firebird City Guides

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Marrakesh, Morocco

One of the brightest towns in Morocco, the "Red City" Marrakesh is a former imperial city. Its narrow labyrinth UNESCO-listed old medina gives the impression of travelling back in time.

Dating back to the times of Moroccan Berber empires, the city encompasses exquisite historic treasures, easily recognized by 12-century orange-red walls. It was founded in 1062 by Abu Bakr ibn Umar and boasts numerous mosques and madrasas (Koranic schools) of that time period.

Marrakesh grew to be a large city and an important cultural, religious, and trading center in sub-Saharan Africa. Today it is a thriving tourist destination that has a lot to offer. The main highlights of the city include the ancient city walls with typical Moroccan towers and gates.

Another sight is the breathtaking El Badi Palace palace built in 1578. The Royal Palace originally built in the 12th century and the 19th century Bahia Palace are great examples of riads (Moroccan mansions) that have similar styles as Roman villas.

The Djemaa el-Fnaa square which is the center of city activity and trade shouldn’t be missed as well. Numerous functioning souks or traditional Berber markets that are scattered about the medina decorate the city with bright colors and offer a large variety of exclusive Moroccan goods and crafts.

Ancient Menara gardens located to the west of the city as well as the beautiful Majorelle Gardens which belonged to Yves Saint Laurent are also popular places in Marrakesh. Marrakesh posses many medieval mosques. As such the red stone and brick Koutoubia Mosque completed around 1190 can't be missed. The Ben Youssef Mosque is another local marvel that was originally erected in the 12th century.

Time providing, stop by the 16th century mausoleum for Saadian rulers and sultans - the Saadian Tombs.

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Marrakesh, Morocco

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Marrakesh, Morocco

See it on following tours

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24 days

8 cities

3 countries

Barcelona | Madrid | Seville | Granada | Malaga | Fes | Marrakech | Lisbon

Start your personal trans-continental adventure of the world's brightest countries and see the best of Spain, Morocco, and Portugal during the 24-day private tour. Exceptional guided tours and local experiences will make your trip truly insightful.

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Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

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1 country

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Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
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1 country

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1 country

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Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

5 days

4 cities

1 country

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Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

6 days

4 cities

1 country

Casablanca | Rabat | Marrakech | Essaouira

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Small group tour  |  Nearest Date:
May 15, 2018

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6 cities

1 country

Casablanca | Fes | Volubilis | Meknes | Merzouga | Marrakech

Immerse yourself in Morocco's rich colors, historic medinas and diverse culture with our classic tour package. Explore the top sites of the country with a petite group of travelers and spend an overnight at the luxury camp in the Sahara Desert.

See it on following tours

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

24 days

8 cities

3 countries

Barcelona | Madrid | Seville | Granada | Malaga | Fes | Marrakech | Lisbon

Start your personal trans-continental adventure of the world's brightest countries and see the best of Spain, Morocco, and Portugal during the 24-day private tour. Exceptional guided tours and local experiences will make your trip truly insightful.

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

10 days

6 cities

1 country

Casablanca | Rabat | Fes | Bin El Ouidane | Marrakech | Essaouira

Travel to the most spectacular destinations in Morocco with our non-desert route from Casablanca to Marrakech. Admire the vistas of Morocco’s “Little Switzerland”, the city of Ifrane, and the nearby natural reserve. Have a breakfast by the county's biggest lake - Bin el Ouidane and relax under the lime trees surrounding Ouzoud Waterfalls.

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

13 days

7 cities

1 country

Casablanca | Rabat | Chefchaouen | Fes | Merzouga | Marrakech | Essaouira

Start your journey in vibrant Casablanca and travel across the whole country. Spend a night in a hidden gem of Morocco - Chefchaouen, see Roman ruins of Volubilis and gaze at the stars in the middle of the Sahara Desert. Cross the Atlas Mountains and drive through the famous Tizi’n’Tichka pass.

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
May 15, 2018

12 days

6 cities

1 country

Casablanca | Rabat | Fes | Merzouga | Marrakech | Essaouira

Explore Morocco with our classic tour package featuring vibrant Casablanca, culturally mixed Rabat, spiritual Fes, and authentic Marrakech. Experience a whole range of diverse terrain from the forested natural reserves to the largest desert in the world - The Sahara, where you will stay overnight in the luxury camp.

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

13 days

7 cities

1 country

Tangier | Chefchaouen | Fes | Merzouga | Marrakech | Essaouira | Casablanca

Arrive in Tangier - Europe’s gateway to Africa and in 13 days explore the whole country from north to south. On this trip you see 7 out of 9 UNESCO Sites, the blue city of Chefchaouen, spiritual Fes, Roman ruins of Volubilis and Meknes, Marrakech and vivid Casablanca and spend overnight in the Sahara Desert in a luxury camp.

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

5 days

4 cities

1 country

Casablanca | Rabat | Marrakech | Essaouira

Expose yourself to a whole new world of cultures, natural gems, and inimitable tastes in Morocco. Set off on a short adventure while touring the capital of the country - Rabat, blue-and-white coastal city of Essaouira and colorful Marrakech.

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

6 days

4 cities

1 country

Casablanca | Rabat | Marrakech | Essaouira

Discover Morocco’s must-visit cities in only 6 days. See Casablanca immortalized by the eponymous Hollywood movie, explore multi-cultural Rabat, then go south to vibrant Marrakech and former Portuguese fishing village, a coastal city of Essaouira.

Small group tour  |  Nearest Date:
May 15, 2018

9 days

6 cities

1 country

Casablanca | Fes | Volubilis | Meknes | Merzouga | Marrakech

Immerse yourself in Morocco's rich colors, historic medinas and diverse culture with our classic tour package. Explore the top sites of the country with a petite group of travelers and spend an overnight at the luxury camp in the Sahara Desert.