Explore the exquisite architecture and history of Marrakech’s palaces to learn about the glorious past of this city. Stop at the archaeological site of the Koutoubia mosque and minaret for a comprehensive introduction to the history of Marrakech. From there, you will go through the historical ‘Bab Agnaou’ gate to visit the Saadian Necropolis of the 16th century and walk through the 12th century Kasbah with its food markets, bakeries and narrow alleyways. Visit the remains of El Badi palace built in the 16th century and then the 19th century Bahia palace and discover the intricate work done by the local artisans on wood, plaster and with tiles to decorate this splendid home of the then Moroccan prime minister. Transfer to the Paradis du Safran, an organic saffron farm owned by a Swiss woman, Chrsitine Ferrari. Watch a demonstration of the traditional method of bread-making.
After lunch in the garden, explore the farm and garden to learn all about saffron and its uses. Return to the hotel. Evening visit to the UNESCO world heritage site, Jemaa El Fna square, to explore the souk and hear some of the local folklore traditions such as the Berber musicians, Gnaoua drummers, story tellers and snake charmers.
Dinner under own arrangements.