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Marrakech Medina (Souks & Berber Markets)
A Meeting Point in Jemaa el Fna Square of Marrakech
Same as Meeting Point
You can choose either 10:00 AM (Morning) or 15:00 PM (Afternoon)
Modest clothing, hat and sun glaces
Depends on the number of people
The Program of Half Day Guided Shopping Tour in Marrakech Medina begins at 10 am discovering the hustle and bustle of the Medina and souks of Marrakech. With a private processional historian guide, you will explore the artisans’ section including auction market of leather, making of lanterns, blacksmith section, cedar wood and sculpture, made of cushions, coloring leather, designing slippers and bags and more! Prepare your cameras and smartphone ready, to take the photo of the day. Marrakech souks and Medina is a maze of appealing colors and smells.
Your official art historian guide will show you the best of invisible stalls and shops. Discover a hidden gem of a foundouk which was a meeting for caravans in the past. Visit an artisan complex with a wide range of carpets, rugs, and kelims from different Berber tribes. Visit a herbalist and smell different spices for cooking and alternative medicinal plants. Get an introduction to Moroccan cuisine and oils and learn how to cook and have fun. Visit furniture stores rich in authentic handmade crafts and art galleries. Enhance your skills of bargaining, get a fair price, using a few Arabic words while enjoying face to face negotiation, Moroccan style!
Before the shopping tour starts you’ll be asked about items you’re most interested in finding, and your guide will create a customized itinerary that best suits the group. You’ll visit at least 5 artisans, which could include:
• A local leather shop where you can find Moroccan-style carpet bags, leather handbags, and jackets
• A jeweler specializing in silver and beadwork from the far reaches of Morocco
• A local herbalist offering a variety of spices and argan oil
• The tour provider’s favorite carpet shop, which offers fixed prices (a rarity in Morocco) and even a special discount for tour participants
• A local artisan that makes his own range of leather shoes, including Moroccan slippers, and who can also custom-make shoes for you within 48 hours
• Exclusive access to a wholesaler of homewares/souvenirs deep in the medina
• Ladies’ fashion outlets, including a caftan shop and a silk scarf vendor
• A wondrous lamp shop specializing in high-quality filigree
• A veritable Aladdin’s cave of locally sourced homewares and furniture frequented by local riad owners and Hollywood movie stars
You’ll also visit a few street workshops, where local craftsmen practice their trades. Watch a master ceramic tile-maker at work and stop at a filigree workshop, where the famous Moroccan lamps are created. You’ll finish off the afternoon with a rest stop at the delightful Henna Café, where you’ll get to try local sweets and Berber tea.