Bahia means brilliance. Built for a former slave who became a favorite of the Sultan, it was intended to be the most dazzling palace of its time!
Most Moroccans are religious but tolerant. Some areas are more conservative than others, so a good rule of thumb is to observe how well-covered those around you are. For women especially, an outfit deemed to revealing might be a magnet for harassment. It’s also worth checking in advance whether the places you plan to visit have a dress code, particularly at religious sites and landmarks.
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Great day, delivered by a warm and welcoming local guide
A great day out delivered perfectly by Mustapha, representing Marrakech Day Trip Tours (MDTT). Booked through Getyourguide, with prompt follow up from MDTT which was seamless and comforting, Mustapha even WhatsApp’d a selfie so we knew who to look out for at collection from our hotel, communication could not have been better. All activities were well delivered and hit the spot. The journey out broken nicely by the various stops along the way, going on Saturday meant the added bonus of a local market in Asni. The trek in Imlil provided some exceptional views, and a real insight into local life, culminating in a delicious and well-earned lunch overlooking the valley. Getting to see how lives are lived away from Marrakech is what this trip is about, but what made it for us was how it was delivered but a true gentleman in Mustapha, courteous, considerate of the entire group, knowledgeable and rightly proud of his Berber heritage. The perfect guide for this trip. Thank you, Mustapha!!
Atlas Mountains and 3 Valleys Day Trip from Marrakech reviewed by Doug
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ A well organized and very interesting day out. Definitely recommended.
A comfortable and modern minibus took us to Essaouira, a two-hour drive. On the way, we stopped at a Women’s Co-operative where local ladies are employed turning the valuable argan nuts into edible or cosmetic oil. After an explanation of the very labor-intensive processes, we had an opportunity to buy products made from argan oil. In Essaouira, we had an entertaining guided tour of the ancient city and its historical monuments. This was followed by free time to wander around the city, shop and have lunch before the return journey. Our guide was amusing and informative. It was a really enjoyable day out, not too strenuous.
Day Trip to Essaouira from Marrakech reviewed by Christina
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Omar was our guide for this tour and he was excellent!
He navigated the souks with ease and made sure nobody got lost or left behind as the square and souks are rather chaotic which was very reassuring. It was such an authentic experience and loved every minute of it. Our tour ended up being 4 hours as we were all having such a great time. And Omar, the gentleman, even got us back to the taxi rank and put us in a taxi back to our hotel. I would definitely recommend this tour. Thanks again Omar, you were super!!
Marrakech: 3.5-Hour Food Tour and Dinner reviewed by Mary
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