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“The first thing I would do in Marrakech” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Medina Walking Tour

Medina Walking Tour
Rue Yougoslavie Imm Ansari Appt E12, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
00212(0)611408244
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Ranked #70 of 529 Activities in Marrakech
Type: Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Owner description: Medina walking tour is a cultural, no shopping tour which takes you to hidden parts of Medina that 90% of visitors miss while in Marrakech.
Isle of Man
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“The first thing I would do in Marrakech”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

If you've not experienced a medina in a Moroccan town or city then a tour such as this is really a must and it's clear why Rachid gets great reviews. He knows this medina very well and is generally full of interesting information. His English is pretty good but we both had to listen quite hard to make him out, especially in the busier areas.

Very professional and reliable. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.

Visited November 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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“A must-do in Marrakech!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Before going to Marrakech we were careful to book tours based on Tripadvisor ratings, and none came better than Rachid. His communication in booking was excellent, directions and advice were stellar and we couldn't wait to meet him and take the tour. We did this the first full day in Marrakech which gave us a great feel for the city and set us up for the next few crazy days! Upon meeting Rachid he made myself and my husband immediately comfortable and reassuring about the area and people in Marrakech. His tour was so enjoyable, informative and interesting. Do bring a comfortable pair of shoes because you will walk for hours, but I promise it never felt too long because you are constantly having things to look and wonder at! Rachid is so lovely and knowledgeable about everything you could possibly ask. 10/10 from us. Thanks again Rachid, Marco and Phe.

Visited November 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great Introduction to the Medina”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

On the basis of previous reviews we booked a tour with Rachid for our 1st day in Marrakech and were not disappointed. We were staying outside the Medina and Rachid's instructions to meet up were perfect. He is very knowledgeable and we learnt so much about the history, religion and the day to day running of the Medina. We were very glad we did the tour early in our trip as it meant we had a good idea of the layout of the town and were able to negotiate our way round easily on all subsequent visits. He gave us tips on where to eat, how much to haggle and most invaluable where to find the loos! We picked this particular trip as it does not include any shopping - apart from the delicious satsumas he bought us to eat during our tour of the food market.
Rachid's tour is definitely a must.

Visited November 2014
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Dunboyne, Ireland
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“Rachid's walking tour is an essential start to any trip to Marrakech”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

For those of you who've never been to Marrakech or stayed in the Medina it's difficult to understand the overwhelming initial feeling of "I'll never find my way around - ever!" All we can say to you is "be sure to take Rachid's Walking Tour of the Medina and you'll be fully prepared for every eventuality". We were 9 ladies on a 4 day trip and Rachid came to our Riad and picked us up for our tour on our first morning in Marrakech. We stopped by the Jewish Quarter and paid a visit to the fabulous La Bahia palace. Rachid is a font of knowledge when it comes to Morrocan history, modern-day Morocco, customs and the Berbers. We stopped for a freshly squeezed orange juice in Djemaa el Fna square, then rambled into the souks deep in the heart of the market. It was quiet and uncrowded in the souks, and we got to see metal workers, leather workers, and all sorts of crafts people at work. By the time we were done, we had a really good grasp on the layout and knew where we might want to visit for shopping later. Rachid also gave us great tips about where to change money/use the ATM, and also advice on where to eat, hammams to visit, how much we should expect to pay for taxis and how to negotiate with the Caleche drivers. All in all, his tour gave us the information to feel confident about getting around the city.

Visited October 2014
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New York City, New York
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We had a great tour with Rachid. He was the perfect guide. He answered so many of my random questions, and took great care of us. It did not feel as if we were on tour, more as if we were hanging out with a friend. Wished we did this tour on our first day, it would had made a lot of difference!

Visited October 2014
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