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“Awful! What a waste of time” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Medina Guided Tours

Medina Guided Tours
291 Lot Issil, Avenue Allal El Fassi, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
+212618139304
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Ranked #236 of 515 Tours & Activities in Marrakech
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Want to discover all that Marrakech has to offer? Medina Guided Tours get you up close and personal with our city, all with a local expert guides.See amazing places on a half or full day tour to the Medina of Marrakech, the famous UNESCO world heritage founded in 11th century by the Almoravides. Discover the multiple facets of this magic city, with a stroll in the labyrinth of the narrow streets of the Medina amongst its famous monuments and souks (traditional markets).The tour takes you through the souks, where you will find your self overwhelmed by the smell of colorful exotic spices and goods on offer, continue with the visit of many breathtaking monuments, learn about the history and the Morrocan art of living. Our objective is to let you know and understand 12 centuries of civilization, unique and unusual.
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“Awful! What a waste of time”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

I had a half day trip with Medina Guided Tour and I absolutely regret it. The guide was OK until he took us to a store which he said was controlled by the government. He introduced us to the store guy and they both were like insisting us to buy the handy crafts and other stuffs. At first we were really interested but then, when we asked about the price of each item, they did not want to tell us, instead they were saying it looks good etc, and we will discuss about the price later. We ended up choosing 2 djellaba(s) and 2 pashmina(s) *low quality ones*, and then the store owner told us the total price including discounts is 3250 Dhs (appr 300 euros) which is RIDICULOUSLY EXPENSIVE! We bargained until 1000 dirham, and the tour guide was kind of insisting us to buy it and saying it was really a good deal. The tour guide said that if you bought from the souks, it would be even more expensive. We did not believe it and chose to just get out from the store. After that incident, the tour guide seemed really upset and was more silent all the time until they drop us off in the hotel. We spent almost 40 minutes (because they were insisting us to buy) in the store which we could have used to visit other sights. I was REALLY grateful that I chose the half day tour instead of the full day.
PS: We bought exactly the same 2 Djelaba(s) and 5 pashmina(s) for 600 DHS in the souks (appr 55 euros)

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“A great experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

My wife and I had a great day at the Medina, Thanks Abdul for bringing us around, this was my first time meeting the Moroccan way of life which was divine and charming!! very interesting and we certainly got a learning of what life would have been like in the old town, I also enjoyed the walks through the Souks and the narrow streets, places, fountains, smells and colors…
The tour guide had an exceptional knowledge of the area and was most helpful all the day, I would highly recommend this great company!

Visited November 2012
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“A good introduction”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

We were accompanied by a knowledgeable guide on our first day in Marrakech and conducted around the medina for a few hours. This was a good idea, as we would never have found our way around it on our own. But after this initial tour, we had no problems recognising landmarks to assist our journies each day, exploring the medina.

Visited September 2012
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Devon UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A very good idea!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Glad we did this as we would never have found our way out (Though I'm sure you would eventually). I'm told people will charge you if you get lost to help you find your way anyway, so why not pay a professional who speaks your language. A word of warning, they are on a cut from the traders they take you to, and will encourage you to spend as much as possible. Ours even lent us some money before taking us to a cashpoint. On the whole, a yes to one of these though.

Visited November 2011
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Marrakech, Morocco
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“cool team recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

marrakech best tour guided
experilneted english talking guys
safe
honnest
in time
go ahaead and book
cheers,olli

Visited October 2012
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