This morning meet your private guide for a full day exploration of Marrakesh. Visit Les Jardin Majorelle, where the French painter Jacques Majorelle (1886 – 1962) dedicated forty years of his life to the creation of the luxurious gardens and Berber museum. An amateur botanist, Majorelle included plants from all five continents in the gardens. Marjorelle’s studio, a Cubist style villa constructed by architect Paul Sinoir, has since been transformed into the museum, and is painted a vibrant blue. Since 1980 the garden has been owned by Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé.
Afterwards explore Marrakech; city of immense energy and history and one of the most compelling of all African/Arab cities. The minaret was completed under the reign of the Almohad Caliph Yaqub al-Mansur (1184-1199) and was used as model for Giralda of Seville then for the Hassan Tower of Rabat. The name is derived from the Arabic al-Koutoubiyyin meaning “librarian” as it was once surrounded by manuscript sellers. The kasbah quarter is where you find the 12th Century gateway the Bab Agnaou and the famous necropolis of the Saadian kings, the Saadian Tombs. From here you head to the Jewish quarter to visit the impressive ruins of the 16th Century Badii Palace before heading to the 19th Century Bahia Palace, which is a wonderful example of Moroccan architecture.