Discover the old medieval palaces and landmark monuments of Marrakech during a guided city tour by bicycles and discover the history of one of the imperial cities of Morocco. Admire one of the largest mosques “the Koutoubia”, visit the gardens of the Bahia Palace, explore the ancient medina of Marrakech and its amazing souks and discover the way of life of Marrakch people through the dynamic and huge Jemaa El Fana square. • Discover the old palaces and landmark monuments of Marrakech. • Discover the history of the red city. • Admire the koutoubia mosque and its unique archeticture • Visit the gardens of majorel and menara. • Visit the old palaces in Bahia palace and Badia palace • Explore the ancient medina of Marrakech and its amazing souks • Découvrez Discover the way of life of Marrakch people through the big Jemaa El Fana square.
Tour itinerary : Your private tour of Marrakech begins with a visit of the Koutubia Mosque. Built in the 12th century, the very impressive Koutoubia minaret served as inspiration for the architects of the Giralda in Seville and the Hassan Tower in Rabat. Continue on to the Maison Tiskiwin, which features the highly educational and beautifully presented private art collection of Dutch anthropologist Bert Flint. Take an imaginary journey throughout Morocco and southward to Timbuktu, learning about the clothing, art, jewelry, carpets, leatherwork and other artifacts of Berber and Touareg tribes in each region..Other highlights will include the Saddian Tombs and the Bahia Palace, with its lush green courtyards, incredible painted woodwork ceilings and exquisite gypsum zellij carvings. After the visit of the two palaces Bahia and Badia, we will continue to visit the stunningly beautiful Ben Youssef Medersa, a former Koranic boarding school where 900 students also studying coranic rules, law and astronomy. Originally founded in the 14th century by the Merenids, this medersa was once the largest in North Africa and remains one of the most beautiful. The exquisite zellij patterns and cedar carvings exemplify the Islamic emphasis on decorative arts, not representational art, to inspire reflection.You’ll then continue through the old medina and labyrinth of souks. This maze of colorful alleys and small squares is home to a bewildering number of stalls and workshops devoted to specific crafts. Emerging, you find yourself in the famous Djemaa el Fna, the city’s main square. No one is really certain how it came into being, but over the last 1,000 years the square has become the heartbeat of Marrakech, where, mime artists, snake charmers and street musicians perform at every turn.