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Review: Viator Marrakech Botanical Tour

Escorted Tour - Coach

Marrakesh, Morocco

An excellent tour

  • By SilverTraveller Freddie

    118 reviews

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  • October 2015
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This tour included coach tours to the Marjorelle and Menara Gardens with a horse and carriage ride back to the centre of Marrakesh.

The Majorelle Garden is superb, well designed, full of interesting plants and extremely well maintained. By comparison the Menara “Garden” is not so interesting. Just a small pavilion plus a large reservoir surrounded by olive groves – much litter around and some mud brickwork in need of repair. However the splendid horse and carriage ride back soon made up for this disappointment.

One word of advice – the Viator website states, “Your Marrakech garden tour begins with an afternoon pickup from your central hotel or riad”. Ours nearly did not. Our riad was in the Medina and therefore central but the first advice from the local tour operator was to report to a meeting point some 3.3 km from the riad. It took an email to Viator and a second call from the UK to the tour operator in Marrakesh to secure a local pick-up in a minibus. On the day this arrangement worked well, but both Viator’s and the local operator’s communication skills need improvement.

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Other Members' Thoughts - 3 Comment(s)

  • HMJ
    over 4 years ago
    We did the gardens (which Yves Saint Laurent bought in 1980) under our own steam some years ago. I absolutely loved the coloured pots (yellow, turquoise and vivid blue) and have tried to buy pots in these colours for my garden at home.
  • Freddie
    over 4 years ago
    It is an full afternoon tour
  • ESW
    over 4 years ago
    How long did the tour take?