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Address: Jemaa el Fna, Marrakech, Morocco
Activities: Shopping, People-watching
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Marrakech Discovery Tour

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All I can say is to keep an open mind, walk as close to the wall /shops as possible so not to get run over. Haggling is the way of life, only pay what you think its worth. If you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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14 reviews 14 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

All I can say is to keep an open mind, walk as close to the wall /shops as possible so not to get run over. Haggling is the way of life, only pay what you think its worth. If you are approached by someone saying that they are not guides but want to help you, this is usually a scam,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Yes it's a bit intimidating, but keep one hand on your wallet and your wits about you and it's fine. Take plenty of change with you and don't engage with anyone you don't want to do business with. Prepare to haggle and if someone tells you a street is closed, ignore them and carry on as they are only going... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

I personally really enjoyed the overall experience of the Souks. It is absolute madness and I did feel claustrophobic the first time in. I was scared to look at anything having seen reviews on here before our trip and couldn't help but feel that living nearby would be terrible for your lungs. Having said that, (although much on sale is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

It's like not visiting Time square if you were in NYC or Taj Mahal in India or track agar square in London. So this is a must do in Marrakech and the Vendors will always be asking you to come in to their shop as their goods/products are the best. You don't have to stop at each shop but after... More 

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Belleville, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I have to say that the sights and sounds of market are fascinating but I was quickly made aware by both the tour guide and the street vendors that the expectation is that we spend money. I was blocked from an exit by a store owner who said I must purchase something before leaving. When I said I needed to... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

It really is a rabbit warren of little streets, just wide enough to walk down (or ride a moped at high speed). Full of character. You are certain to get lost, and if you look at a map you will be hassled by some evil character who will misdirect you, then "help" you for a large fee when you get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This is the heart of the city; tiny alleyways crammed with stalls. Bargains galore if you are bold enough to start your bidding low and hold your nerve. A must do on your trip for an authentic experience.

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Idaho
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This Medina is okay, but pale in comparison to the Fes Medina. As you have probably read, there are thousands of ways to part with your money here. Be careful, and negotiate everything. Start at no more than 50% of what they are asking, except for food and toiletries I found the key to bargaining there is to keep it... More 

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Birmingham
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

You really need to get you bearings right, the souks are like a maze! Everyday we discovered a different path that we had not walked through. Can easily spend many hours here just strolling through admiring all the colourful wonderful products. Get ready to haggle!!

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Minster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Don't be put off by a bit of hassle. Do wander, you will get lost but so what? Don't look lost...youths will appear from nowhere and offer to guide you back to the square...and charge you! Be confident. There are bargains. Decide what price you are prepared to pay and stick to it. Smile. Be polite. Speak a few words... More 

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