Marrakech Medina & Majorelle Gardens

CAS 106-301
Highlights
  • Majorelle Gardens
  • Medersa Ben Youssef
  • Moroccan Lunch
  • Medina & Souks
  • Jemaa El-Fna Square
Program Overview
Country: Morocco
Depart: 04/13/2017 0730
Return: 04/13/2017 2100
Duration: Full-Day
Difficulty: Easy
Capacity: Min 30 / Max 120
Program Fee
$102 (early booking: $96)

For a long time, Marrakech has embodied a romantic “Moroccan dream” for many curious travelers. Start your visit to Marrakech at the Mosque of the Koutoubia (or of the booksellers), a masterpiece of the Hispanic-Moorish art, that calls the inhabitants of the city every day to prayer. You’ll then visit Majorelle Gardens, home to the late Yves Saint Laurent. Today, it houses a collection of plants from the four corners of the earth. Next, you will enjoy a traditional Moroccan lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, you will go to the Medersa Ben Youssef, a Koranic school that was built around 1570 and is now one of the biggest medersas (schools) in northwest Africa. Next, enjoy an era gone by as you explore the colorful and perfumed world of the souks of Marrakech. Explore local handicrafts in these lanes, covered with reeds and lanterns. Finally, take in the Jemaa el-Fna Square. You will find a cosmopolitan crowd of dancers, snake charmers, and monkey trainers at this famous pavilion. This site was proclaimed as Marrakech’s most famous pavilion. Noted for its role in showing the cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO, it definitely won’t disappoint

“Despite the 4-hour bus ride each way, this is an excellent opportunity to get a taste of Marrakesh. Good combination of historical/ architectural sites and an opportunity to explore the souk.” – Carolyn, Spring 2016 LLL Voyager

“I liked the more leisurely pace of letting us wander in the garden and markets while educating us about the school as well.” – Cristina, Fall 2015 Voyager

“I really enjoyed going to the bazaar. Lunch was also amazing.” – Amanda, Spring 2016 Voyager

Itinerary

Day 1

All times are approximate and subject to change. Please be flexible.

0730-1100 Trip From Casablanca to Marrakech
1100-1145 Inside visit of the Majorelle Gardens
1145-1215 Inside visit of the Medersa ben youssef
1215-1345 Lunch Time
1345-1615 Visit of the souks & medina
1615-1700 Free time at Djamaa el fna square
1700-2030 Drive back to Casablanca
2045 At the pier

Meals Included

  • Traditional Moroccan Lunch animated by folkloric show

Special Note

Special clothing is NOT required when visiting the Koutoubia mosque as the visit will be from the outside only