Menara Gardens

Menara Gardens: Our most recommended tours and activities

Marrakech: Full-Day Guided City Highlights Tour

1. Marrakech: Full-Day Guided City Highlights Tour

Spend a full day visiting the most iconic attractions in Marrakech. Following a pickup from your accommodation, explore one of Morocco's largest and most beautiful mosques — Koutoubia.   Continue the tour to the Bahia Palace and admire its beautiful gardens filled with fruit trees and sweet-smelling flowers. Then, head over to the peaceful enclosure in the Kasbah to see the cedar wood domes and marble columns of the Saadian Tombs. Next, get ready to see Morocco's most famous souks and experience the daily hustle and bustle of the city before visiting Djeemaa El Fna, Marrakech's bustling marketplace filled with merchants from the Souk region. After soaking up the colorful atmosphere of the market, there'll be free time for you to have lunch and join in for the second part of the tour. After your lunch break, visit the Majorelle Gardens, designed by the French artist Jacques Majorelle. Enjoy this haven of peace in the city of Marrakech and explore the magnificent tropical garden with its fountains, pools, bamboo forests, cacti, and much more. Then make your way to the Menara Gardens, the famous summer residence of Sultan Abderrahmane, and gaze in awe at the beautiful orchards and olive groves. End your journey by visiting the secret garden which is an outstanding example of Islamic art and architecture. It's part of the great tradition of stately Arab-Andalusian and Moroccan palaces.

Marrakech: Tour of Majorelle and Menara Gardens

2. Marrakech: Tour of Majorelle and Menara Gardens

Use entry tickets to discover the history and culture of Marrakech on this guided tour. French artist Jacques Majorelle designed the Majorelle Garden, and it will be your first stop. Take in the wonder of the Menara Garden. Experience these amazing gardens restored by Yves Saint Laurent. Begin your experience by observing Majorelle Garden's fountains, swimming pools, bamboo forests, and cacti. It also has an impressive collection of private museums (not included). Witness more than 15 species of birds that are exclusive to North Africa, which can be found at Majorelle Garden. Next, visit the historic Menara Garden. It is the popular summer residence for Sultan Abdul Rahman. Olive, cypress, and palm trees adorn this park, which has been present for centuries. This cool garden is very pleasant on hot summer days. Before returning to your hotel, take the opportunity to tour 2 of the oldest and most famous "Bab" gates in Marrakech.

Marrakech: Majorelle & Menara Gardens Tour & Carriage Ride

3. Marrakech: Majorelle & Menara Gardens Tour & Carriage Ride

Escape the arid desert atmosphere of Marrakech and visit 2 of the city’s most beautiful gardens. Learn about their history and unique influence on the culture and architecture of the Red City. Discover an oasis of peace and quiet in the wonderful chaos of this vibrant destination. Be seduced by the beauty of Majorelle Garden, known for its many colors and artistic landscape. See the Cubist villa designed by the French architect Paul Sinoir in the 1930s. Wander among the cactus gardens and other exotic plants. Continue to the Menara Gardens and get panoramic views of the Atlas Mountains. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride inside the ramparts, and pass landmarks such as the Agdal Gardens, fragrant with orange, lemon, fig, apricot, and pomegranate trees. Admire the luxury Hivernage and Mamounia hotels before getting dropped off at your hotel or riad.

Marrakech: EcoScooter City Tour

4. Marrakech: EcoScooter City Tour

Enjoy a 1 or 2-hour EcoScooter tour with a local group leader. Either follow a predefined private tour program to discover the most important places in Marrakech or define your own private itinerary and visit the sights you're most interested in.  Start the tour from Sofitel Hotel Esplanade and head to the famous Koutoubia mosque where you will start a short visit to Jamaa El Fna Square, The Souks, and the Medina (From Bab Ftouh to Bab Laksour). Then, continue to Gueliz, the contemporary quarter of Marrakech, which is home to craft shops, chic stores, and exclusive boutiques. Make a short stop in the Menara Gardens, built during the period of the Saadian Dynasty in the 16th century. Surround yourself with beautiful orchards and olive groves. Finally, end the tour back at Sofitel Hotel Esplanade.

From Casablanca: Imperial Cities of Morocco 6-Day Tour

5. From Casablanca: Imperial Cities of Morocco 6-Day Tour

Embark on a 6-day trip around Morocco and discover everything that the country has to offer. Depart from Casablanca and enjoy the unique opportunity to explore ancient cities, historic monuments, and natural landscapes. Enjoy accommodation in 4-star hotels and breakfasts included. Day 1: Casablanca Upon arrival in Casablanca, you will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you will visit the city at 14h, including a visit to the Hassan II mosque, one of the world’s biggest mosques, as well as the districts of Sqala and Habous.  Day 2: Rabat - Volubilis The next morning you will journey to the capital of Morocco, Rabat. Visit the Royal Palace, the Ouadaya Gardens Kasbah, and the Hassan Tower Mosque. After lunch, drive towards the ancient Roman city of Volubilis. Dating back to AD 40, Volubilis is home to some of the most impressive Roman ruins in North Africa. You'll finish the day with a short drive to the medieval city of Fez. Day 3: Fez After breakfast, you will begin a guided tour of the Fes, one of the world’s largest walled cities. Explore the narrow streets lined with fresh fruit, mounds of spices, intricate Berber carpets, and many other local crafts. For lunch, you may choose to eat in a traditional restaurant in the heart of the medina. After lunch, you will continue the tour to visit the King’s Palace and then the famous tanneries. Day 4: Ouzoud Waterfalls After an early breakfast, you will depart for Marrakech via Ouzoud Waterfalls. The beautiful drive will take you up into the Middle Atlas Mountains and along the base of the High Atlas Mountains. Enjoy a walk down along the cascades, relax to the sound of the falls, enjoy a picnic lunch or visit one of the many cafés and restaurants. After a restful and relaxing afternoon, you’ll head back to Marrakech. Overnight stay in Marrakech. Day 5: Marrakech Today's tour of Marrakech begins with a trip to the iconic Koutoubia Mosque, home to the minaret which has become a symbol of the city. You will then visit the Saadian Tombs and the Bahia Palace. Then, experience traditional Arabic craftsmanship in the lively souks around Jemaa El Fna square. Home to many different types of traders, these bustling and aromatic streets are uniquely Moroccan. After lunch, you head to the Majorelle Gardens & Menara Garden. Day 6: Marrakech to Casablanca Transfer Your last day of travel will be in Marrakech. Free time will be given in the morning if you want to do some final shopping in Marrakech before being driven back to Casablanca in the afternoon.

Marrakech: Botanical Gardens & City Ramparts Tour

6. Marrakech: Botanical Gardens & City Ramparts Tour

Following pick-up from your hotel or riad, journey through some of the most beautiful gardens of Marrakech and discover fragrant oases in the heart of the city of Marrakech. First, discover the Majorelle Garden, created by the French Orientalist artist Jacques Majorelle. Stroll around the blue-painted fountains and exotic flora of the Majorelle Garden. Head next to the Menara Gardens, with the peaks of the Atlas Mountains in the background. Learn about the unique irrigation system designed to provide water to the surrounding area via underground channels from the artificial lake followed by a visit to the Koutoubia garden. End your journey by visiting the secret garden which is an outstanding example of Islamic art and architecture. It's part of the great tradition of stately Arab-Andalusian and Moroccan palaces.

Marrakech: Imperial Cities 7-Day Tour

7. Marrakech: Imperial Cities 7-Day Tour

Embark on a 7-day journey to the majestic Imperial Cities of Marrakech. Join a guided trip with accommodation and breakfast included and gasp at imposing monuments, medieval ruins, and mesmerizing waterfalls. Enjoy insightful tours of every location you visit. Day 1: Arrive in Marrakech. transfer to hotel Upon arrival, the staff will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Marrakech. You will check in to your hotel. Day 2: Marrakech city tour Today's tour of Marrakech begins with a trip to the iconic Koutoubia mosque, home to the minaret which has become a symbol of the city. We then visit the Saadian tombs and the Bahia palace which hosts intricate and beautiful Arabic craftsmanship in the lively souks around Jemaa El Fna square. After lunch, head to Majorelle gardens, where the morning light illuminates the vibrant colors of the architecture, set vividly against the lush green vegetation. Continue to Menara garden for a stroll through the peaceful site. Day 3: Marrakech to Casablanca After breakfast, leave Marrakech behind and head to the coastal city of Casablanca. We'll have a day of sightseeing. Walk around the Habous district, where the small squares and narrow arcade streets provide a fine example of contemporary city planning mixed with the maze-like streets of the traditional medina. Visit the Notre Dame de Lourdes Cathedral and the famous Hassan II Mosque to experience two religious epicenters of the city. Day 4: Casablanca to Fez via Rabat & Volubilis Enjoy a tour of the old city including visits to the Royal Palace, Ouadaya Gardens Kasbah, and the Hassan Tower Mosque. After lunch, drive to the ancient roman city of Volubilis. Recently listed as a UNESCO world heritage site and dating back as far as AD40, Volubilis is home to some of the most impressive roman ruins in North Africa. We finish the day with a short drive to the medieval city of Fez. Day 5: Fez city tour After breakfast, begin your guided tour of the Fes medina, one of the world’s largest walled cities. Visit Foundouk Najjarine, which houses the ‘museum of wooden arts and crafts. Visit the Qaraouiyine Mosque, which is both a university and a mosque situated in the heart of the medina. Day 6: Fes to Marrakech via Ouzoud Waterfalls After an early breakfast, you will depart for Marrakech via Ouzoud waterfalls. The beautiful drive will take you up into the middle atlas mountains and along the base of the high atlas mountains. Enjoy a walk down along the cascades, relax to the sound of the falls, enjoy a picnic lunch or visit one of the many cafés and restaurants. After a restful and relaxing afternoon, you’ll head back to Marrakech. Overnight in Marrakech. Day 7: Departure from Marrakech Your last day of travel will be in Marrakech and you will be transferred to the airport for departure.

Marrakech Gardens & Koutoubia Mosque Tour

8. Marrakech Gardens & Koutoubia Mosque Tour

Benefit from pick-up by deluxe, air-conditioned minibus and escape the hustle and bustle of Marrakech city center as you make your way around some of the city's beautiful gardens in comfort. Marvel at the pools and flowerbeds of the Menara Gardens, with the peaks of the Atlas Mountains in the background. Learn about the unique irrigation system designed to provide water to the surrounding area via underground channels from the artificial lake. Admire the serene aspect of the pavilion, designed during the 16th-century Saadi dynasty. Continue to Majorelle Garden, created by the French Orientalist artist Jacques Majorelle over a period of almost 40 years from 1923. Wander among the cobalt blue landscaped features, see a stunning collection of cacti and more. End your journey through the green spaces of Marrakech with a look at the towering minaret of the Koutoubia Mosque from the outside.

Marrakech Full-Day Guided Tour with Lunch

9. Marrakech Full-Day Guided Tour with Lunch

Experience the souks and sights of Marrakech on a full-day sightseeing tour with lunch, and learn the “Red City’s” impressive history along the way. You will visit the Koutoubia, one of the most beautiful mosques in the western Muslim world. Marvel at its 225-foot-tall minaret before going to the 14th-century Ben Youssef Medersa, the largest Koranic university in the Maghreb. Continue to the Dar Si Saïd Museum in an Alaouite-style palace of the 19th century. See traditional crafts from southern Morocco, including carpets, costumes and weapons. Next, visit the lovely gardens of El Bahia Palace. Except for the apartments of the sultan's favorite concubine, the council chamber, and the wonderful marble courtyard, the palace is closed to the public. Admire the decorative Saâdian Tombs, built for Sultan Ahmed el Mansour. Continue to Menara Gardens in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, and wander among the olive trees surrounding the central lake. Get panoramic views of the snow-capped peaks in the background. Enter the intricate maze of streets that house Marrakech’s souks. Discover different quarters established by craftsmen according to a structured system, including basketwork, dried fruit, spices, Berber carpets, and more. Of particular note is Rue du Souk Smarine, which leads to Place Rahba Kedima, site of the former slave market. Sample traditional Moroccan cuisine in a beautiful setting for lunch, before going to Djemaa El Fna, the vast central square that is the traditional meeting place for peasants and merchants from the Sous region, High Atlas mountains and south Morocco. Alive with fruit and spice traders in the morning, in the afternoon it’s the turn of Gnaoua dancers (descended from Guinean slaves), who come to play music, tell stories, charm snakes and more.

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What people are saying about Menara Gardens

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 243 reviews

I didn't get a message for pick up at the riad the night before so I wasn't picked up at 9am. After calling customer service, the meeting with the group still worked out. The tour itself was very interesting.

An experience worth the detour! Eco scooters are ideal for walking around the city! Mention ++ to my guide Walid, very patient and who is ready to bend over backwards to take your photos;)

Program well executed, very interesting! Except the secret garden which is not a pretty sight and above all placed after the Majorette garden

Guide molto preparate , ottima gestione del tempo! Consigliato

Crazy city, there is a lot going on. There is a lot to see.