Just a few miles from the bustling, urban streets of Marrakech you’ll find small villages and communities where people live the same way they have for generations. A central feature of life in these rural environments is the weekly souk or market. For families in the area this is their one opportunity to purchase food and goods for the week. Some people come from miles away on mules or donkeys to sell their goods and shop.
You’ll find many tour options in Marrakech that will take you to rural markets so why should you book with us?
We’re locals and have worked to find markets that few (if any) tourists visit. Youssef’s dad grew up outside of Marrakech in a village much like the one you’ll visit! You’ll be with a Moroccan driver and guide who will explain to you how the markets work and how life is different in rural Morocco. Get up close and personal with how food is bought, sold and prepared. It may end up being one of the best meals you’ve had.
Your purchase price includes:
- a small, welcome and get to know each other breakfast before leaving Marrakech
- round-trip transportation from Marrakech to the market
- a driver
- licensed Moroccan tour guide
- your meal.
You are welcome to bring a camera however please keep in mind this is a marketplace where locals are doing their shopping and we ask you to be considerate and judicious with photography.
This is a half day tour and will take about 5 hours. We will start the tour with a small, traditional breakfast in Marrakech where we’ll get to know each other and prepare for our day. If you’re a big eater, you may want to have something small before we meet.
You will be picked up by your guide in front of the post office in Djem al Fna on the day of your tour at 9am.
** Please let us know of any food allergies or eating preferences. We will do our best to accommodate you however this may not always be possible. We kindly ask you to speak to us first if you have limited eating options so that we can let you know whether or not it will be possible.
Book Your Tour
Please contact us directly to set up your tour. We do need a minimum of 4 people to run this tour. If your party is less than 4 you may be able to join another group. If you would like a private experience this can be arranged.