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Trying to finalize itinerary around New Year's

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Trying to finalize itinerary around New Year's

We have four full days in Marrakech, December 31 and January 1-3.

One day we'd like to do a tour of the medina with a guide. Another day we'd like to do a day trip to hike in the mountains. Another day I'd like to visit the donkey sanctuary outside Marrakech and go to the hammam in our riad. And then the last day, Jan. 3, I figured I'd just leave open to relax and wander.

So my question is if we toured the medina with the guide on December 31 would we get the same experience as if we toured it on a different day, or will things be quieter/closed since it is New Year's Eve? Also do you think companies would be offering a day hike on New Year's Day (Jan. 1)?

Thanks!

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1. Re: Trying to finalize itinerary around New Year's

December 31st is the busiest day of the year in Marrakech. Nighttime is chaotic but fun! Be in the square, Djemma al Fna, for the festivities. If your riad is not doing dinner on that evening ask them to pre-book you a table (as soon as possible as in the next two weeks or so restaurants will become fully booked).

New York City, New...
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2. Re: Trying to finalize itinerary around New Year's

So do you think that it would be good to do a guided tour in the medina during the day on December 31?

Thanks!

Marrakech, Morocco
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3. Re: Trying to finalize itinerary around New Year's

Your riad will organize a trusted guide for you - just let them know in advance!

4. Re: Trying to finalize itinerary around New Year's

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