One Day in Marrakech – Your Marrakech Guided Tour

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Are you ready? Are you ready for your one day in Marrakech?! We created the perfect Marrakech guided that makes sure you see all the must see’s and highlights of Marrakech.

One Day in Marrakech: Your Marrakech Guided Tour

Marrakech Guided Tour Map Overview

Below is a map overview of the ground you’ll be covering during your one day in Marrakech. You’ll be seeing the highlights of Marrakech and experiencing the best of what Marrakech has to offer!

Marrakech Guided Tour Map Overview
Marrakech Guided Tour – Map Overview

1) Start at The Bab Agnaou Gate

Your walking tour begins at the Bab Agnaougate. Get dropped of via cab or if you’re close by, walk on over. Try to get there around 10:00/10:30ish as we have a lot to see in one day but also, we don’t want to rush. Snap a few pictures and be on your way.

  • Recommended Time Spent: You won’t need any longer than 10 minutes here. Just a few pictures and be on your way.
  • Entrance Fee: $0
  • Open Hours: N/A
The Bab Agnaou Gate in Marrakech
The Bab Agnaou Gate in Marrakech

2) Moulay El Yazid Mosque

A 2 – 3-minute walk away, you’ll find the Moulay el Yazid Mosque. A beautiful mosque that will make all those Moroccan vibes come to life. It’s big and beautiful with stunning green mosaics nestled at the top. For all non-Muslims, you’ll have to view it from the outside and outside only. Only Muslims are allowed to enter the mosque and see it from the inside. Regardless if you can get in or not, it’s a beautiful stop.

  • Recommended Time Spent: You won’t need any longer than 15 minutes here. Just a few pictures and be on your way.
  • Entrance Fee: $0
  • Open Hours: N/A
Moulay El Yazid Mosque in Marrakech
Moulay El Yazid Mosque In Marrakech

3) The Saadian Tombs

Literally right around the corner from the mosque, you’ll find Saadian Tombs. Don’t let the name fool you. These aren’t just any tombs. They are beautifully decorated tombs with intricate mosaic pillars and details.

  • Recommended Time Spent: 30 – 45 minutes
  • Entrance Fee: 10 MAD ($1.00)
  • Open Hours: 9:00am – 4:45pm
The Saadian Tombs
The Saadian Tombs

4) Aux 100000 Epices

Across the street from the Saadian Tombs, you can get a little shopping fix on if you so choose. If essential oils, spices, lotions, soaps and scrubs aren’t your thing, keep on moving. However, if they are, you’re in for a treat. The shop owner takes time to explain the spices and oils and what area in Morocco they come from. A great little souvenir for yourself or for some loved one’s back home.

  • Recommended Time Spent: 30 – 45 minutes
  • Entrance Fee: N/A (unless you buy something)
  • Open Hours: 8:00am – 7:30pm
Spice and Oil Shop in Marrakech
Spice and Oil Shop in Marrakech

5) The Kasbah Café

Hungry yet? It should be lunch time! Located almost next to Aux 100000 Epices you’ll find the Kasbah Café. A great café with a beautiful roof giving a great view of the Moulay el Yazid Mosque you saw earlier this morning. Grab some mint tea and a bite to eat. Relax, recharge and enjoy the bustling city around you.

  • Recommended Time Spent: 1 – 1.5 hours
  • Entrance Fee: N/A
  • Open Hours: 9:00am – 11:00pm (12:00am Saturday/Sundays)
The Kasbah Café
Views from The Kasbah Café

6) Bahia Palace

After lunch, you have about a 20-minute walk to Bahia Palace. This walk will take you through alleyways of the Medina, so if you want to shop, you’ll have plenty of things to stop, look at and of course purchase.

Once at the Palace, be prepared to be on mosaic overload. This palace may not look like much from the outside, but the inside is where it’s at. This sprawling compound has gardens and endless mosaic artwork for you to go photo crazy over.

  • Recommended Time Spent: 1 – 1.5 hours
  • Entrance Fee: 10MAD ($1)
  • Open Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Mosaics of Bahia Palace
Mosaics of Bahia Palace

7) Koutoubia Mosque

Now onto Koutoubia Mosque. Koutoubia Mosque is located about 20 minutes away from Bahia Palace. This mosque is the largest mosque in Marrakech and another beautiful stop for some pictures.

  • Recommended Time Spent: 15 minutes
  • Entrance Fee: $0
  • Open Hours: N/A
Taking in The Views of Koutoubia Mosque
Taking in The Views of Koutoubia Mosque

8) End At Jemaa el-Fna Square

The main event and what everyone associates Marrakech with is this square. Located 600 – 700ft away from Koutoubia Mosque, you’ll run right into the bustling Jemaa el-Fna square. You could say we saved the best for last as this is where we recommend spending the majority of your time.

  • Take time to shop the medina alleyways.
  • Grab a bite to eat at the numerous street stalls
  • Drink some fresh squeezed OJ
  • Watch the sunset from Hôtel Restaurant Café de France

Your time here at Jemaa el-Fna will be the best way to end your day and your 24 hours in Marrakech.

  • Recommended Time Spent: Several hours
  • Entrance Fee: $0
  • Open Hours: N/A
Sunset at Jemaa el-Fna Square
Sunset at Jemaa el-Fna Square

Regardless of what you are able to see or squeeze in during your one day in Marrakech mad dash, it’ll be amazing and worth it. Enjoy the hustle and bustle friends!

One Day In Marrakech Essentials

Make sure you have your day bag packed with water, money (dirham), sunscreen and your camera. Also, get those comfy shoes on, because you have a lot of stuff to get see and do with one day in Marrakech!

IMPORTANT: Make sure you have the key to making this walking tour a success. Download Maps.Me* from the app or google play store. Then download the Marrakech map. This is SUPER important. Without this, you’ll probably get lost.

*Maps.Me is an offline app that allows you to use GPS if you don’t want to use your phones data internationally. If you have data or an international plan, feel free to use whatever GPS service you are comfortable with.

Best Time To Visit Marrakech

The best times to visit Marrakech is during Morocco’s spring and fall months, which are March to May and September to November.

However, these months are also the high-season, so expect higher accommodation rates.

Where to Stay in Marrakech

For The Budget Conscious: Backpackers Grapevine Hostel is clean, fun and friendly! Also, it has one of the best locations in the city of Marrakech boasting a 2 minute walk to the famous Jam El Fnaa square.

For The Luxury Inclined: Riad L’Etoile D’Orient is a beautiful riad situated in the heart of Marrakech. Featuring a delicious on-site restaurant to rooftop terraces and lounges, you can enjoy Marrakech in style.

For Something In Between: Riad Chafia is a boutique style riad that makes it feel like a hidden gem in chaotic Marrakech. From it’s great little terrace to being clean and centrally located, this riad is a great accommodation choice for Marrakech.

For more places to stay in Marrakech, you can check out the latest places and prices here.


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One Day in Marrakech

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Happy Travels,

– Lauren & Jesse Stuart (The Stüs)

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