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Marrakech Souk

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Address: Jemaa el Fna, Marrakech, Morocco
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US$ 23.00*
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Medina Guided Shopping Tour in Marrakech
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3-Hour Marrakech Souks and Medina Walking Tour

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Colourful but too much hassle

The colourful souks are a must to visit, but can be a bit scary. Constant approaches to buy goods means you feel you can never even glance at an item to be hounded. The... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The colourful souks are a must to visit, but can be a bit scary. Constant approaches to buy goods means you feel you can never even glance at an item to be hounded. The shopkeepers are mostly good humoured asking where you come from and friendly, but there is always a feeling that whatever you buy will be either overpriced... More 

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a hilarious time bartering for wonderful leather, ceramic and wooden goods, also spices and silver earrings etc. Everyone is so good humured and the harder you bargain the more they laugh. The old town of Marrakech is just a great place to visit. However bring your own booze!!!

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Thank Kerris M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

they will try all ways to get money from you but its fun. walking through the horses can be smelly. child labour was a major concern for me

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting place to visit. But Be careful. Don't let anyone offer to take you anywhere. They will lie to you and you can get horribly lost in the back streets.

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Perth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is Jamaa el-Fnaa (the main big square) that has many stalls, the famous citrus fruits ones, but also the nut, dates and raising ones. Then there is the souk nearby, that can almost be seen as two adjoining souks.Like any market prices are to be agreed at though there are stalls like the incense ones where prices are pretty... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The souks are interesting, but, the sellers are trying to sell their merchandise, and that can be a little weary, and if you start a negociation and don't buy, they will get upset. Over all, we had a nice time when we bought souvenirs.

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Thank Magda P
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The souk is a confusing place for any non native and asking for directions more often than not results in an attempt to sell you something. Couple that with how hard it is to tell genuine products of Morocco from junk and you've got a formula for frustration. The best way to tackle the souk is as part of a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The souks are amazing. Do negociate with them. It's part of their culture. Just be aware of losing your way as we did. We ended up to be guided by locals and we were asked for money or walked to a relative shop to buy something...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can pick up a map of the souk at Nomad, Cafe des Epices or Les Jardin (3 cafes located in the souk). You will no doubt get lost at some point, as long as you don't panic and have lots of time to find your way again, you need not to worry :-)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The souk is everything you imagine it will be and more. Loud, busy, filled with aromas of leather and spices and set into a warren of alleys and narrow streets that mean you WILL get lost! We loved our visit and took every opportunity to haggle with the stall holders. We aimed to pay 50% of their initial offer and... More 

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