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“Mustapha was great.”
Review of Marrakech Souk

Marrakech Souk
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Medina Guided Shopping Tour in Marrakech
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3-Hour Marrakech Souks and Medina Walking Tour
Ranked #20 of 165 things to do in Marrakech
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Reviewed May 4, 2014

This is the second time I am writing a review because I thought this guy was so enthusiastic, he made you want to know everything. He gave us a tour of the souks at night with an emphasis on food. He spoke of some of the foods during Ramadan and also a food mothers make as a special treat for their children. It was wonderful and he made it for me by putting together different nuts and dates and a small baked cookie. Not only did he put it together but he then paid for it. I brought this to work and it was big hit. This man spoke so clearly and was funny and charming ,interesting and spoke from his heart about how people feel about various things in Morocco. Great job Mustapha.

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Reviewed May 4, 2014

Where do I begin. The merchandise and crafts sold in this souq are attractions in themselves. There is really something for everyone, and even at the highest request of the salesman (AKA the first) the items are affordable if not a steal. literally everything under the sun is sold SOMEWHERE in here, from antique lamps and wood inlay tables to NIKE frees and Toms. A must see, a must do. Also makes for some great photos.

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Reviewed May 3, 2014

Without doubt souks district has its character. Especially for people (like myself), who didnt experience arabic markets/bazaars before. Yet after the first wow is gone, you'll realize that majority of those ten-thousands of shops in this endless labyrinth are offering more less same 10 odd kinds of goods... carpets, lamps, pottery, leather goods, bijoux, slippers, candies... very rarely you'll see one-of-a-kind shop or the actual person crafting the item in front of you... and once inside you'll realize that even the price tag, assuming for its uniqueness, is "somewhere else".. oh, and. DO NEGOTIATE about the price of everything. Not once I paid more than 50% of what whas the initially claimed price...

But by the end of the day I must admit I was a bit annoyed from all the hustlers pulling you in and leeching "guides", that want to show you the best place/shop/restaurant/etc in the entire Marrakech... definitely worth mentioning, that some reckless scooter drivers (or carts pulled by donkeys, in some cases) don't even bother slowing down in those narrow overcrowded streets, which made me a couple of times thinking "what if i wouldn't make the jump on the side..." and on top of tha polluting the entire place with heavy smoke for quite a while as they blast by. As much as I loved the vibe of Jemaa el Fna, these souks were not so super-duper to me...

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Reviewed May 2, 2014

Don't be afraid to haggle, do it in good humour and everyone will be happy. Take lots of money, I don't normally buy things abroad as taking things back is a bit tricky but I couldn't help myself here, shoes, handbags, rugs, mirrors, lighting....

1  Thank vickivicki1974
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Reviewed May 1, 2014

Lots of things to tempt here, though the vendors were pretty aggressive compard to Fes and Essaouaira. Noticed that the babouches I bought had 'made in Fes' on the bottom. Wonder how many things are actually made in Marrakesh? Lively place, nevertheless.

Thank VikiBoyko
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