Handicrafts & Souks Marrakech
In Marrakesh, tradition and modernity always get along famously and shopping is no exception.
In the souks, you will discover authentic products and bargain with merchants to buy everything from food staples to handmade items shaped by ancestral expertise. But just a short walk from these open-air markets lies the Gueliz district, where there is no haggling over prices. The biggest local and international brands have outposts on the city’s main thoroughfares and in its malls to sell shoppers their jewelry, clothing and shoes. Hop from shop to shop and get a natural high from the thrill of shopping.
Day 1: Marrakech Souks
Accompanied with your guide, discover the secrets of the labyrinthine Marrakech Souks deep in the old Medina. This is a maze of colorful alleys and small squares which are home to a bewildering array of stalls and ateliers, devoted to specific crafts where one can watch part of the production process. These spectacular souks possess an animation and vitality that set them apart from all others in Morocco.
As evening approaches head to Jamaa El Fna, the city’s main square. No one really knows how it came into being, but over the years it has become the beating heart of Marrakech. Here: fire eaters, mime artists, snake charmers and street musicians perform at every turn
Pick-up from your hotel in Marrakech
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