Marrakesh Tourist Traps

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  • 1. General Warning

    The saying that "the wider the smile, the sharper the knife" is to an extent true. On my way to the Merdesa, a young local claiming to study Economics at university offered to lead me but instead...

  • 2. Water Sellers / Beggars / Intrusive People

    The water sellers are men dressed in very colourful suits, with big hats and lots of coppers cups hanging on their chest. They are supposed to sell water from their letter deposits, but their main...

  • 3. Places/ Buildings to avoid

    This was the restaurant in which I had my fall but that is not the reason I am suggesting that it is a tourist trap. Even if I had not been in pain during our meal here I would still have regarded it...

  • 4. Do not get lost!

    If you get lost in the souks trying to find that particular cafe or one of the many sights nestled within the narrow alleyways and a friendly face offers you directions they will expect to be paid for...

  • 5. Local Traditions

    On a trip out of Marrakesh to Essaouria we went through an area which is home to goats that climb trees (allegedly). A goat may well have climbed an argan tree in the past in order to eat the fruit or...

  • 6. Taxis from the airport

    Theres an advertised bus service of 25 dirham per person which is a regular half hourly service til about 930pm that leaves from just outside the main entrance...

  • 7. Barow boys at the medina

    If you are staying at the medina in a town/city in Morocco, your taxi/car will only be able to deliver you to the medina wall, (or just inside.) From here its...

  • 8. Airport to city center/Railway for less than 20dh!

    As you perhaps already know, many taxi drivers in Marrakesh have a very low level of ethics, they will try to charge the maximum they can extort from you.Many...

  • 9. apothecaries and herbalists

    Don't get me wrong! I'm not doubting the healing powers of many of the products......I'm warning you about being taken into a sideroom within a store and...

  • 10. A Day or maximum 2 days trip

    Marrakesh is cultural city not many things to do.MY tip is do not stay there for more than 2 days you can cover all attractions in 1 day.If you wake up early...

  • 11. Watch out for the Snake Charmers

    You either like them or you don't. For all the warnings I gave hubby, he couldn't walk past without stopping to grab a pic whilst I continued on. No cranned...

  • 12. Passport control

    I read the reviews here and i was concerned that it wil take long at the passport control,I was wrong I am Dutch it did not take us that long max 10 min...


    Yes. That is a picture of me wearing a snake. This is one of the tricks they use to get money out of you. “Hello – I will put a snake on you and take your...

  • 14. Tour Companies - Atlas Mountains

    We booked a daytrip into the Atlas Mountains with a Tour Company, although I cannot remember their name (which begins with an H) and they have a stall situated...

  • 15. friendely ask for 10 times the price

    in the souks the sellers try to create a friendely sfere but asking 10 times the price, they talk very good, they are masters in psychological manipulation,they...

  • 16. Cruelty to monkeys

    Among the “attractions” on offer in the Djamaa el Fna are several men or groups of men with monkeys on chains who will approach you and attempt to perch the...

  • 17. Caleche tour - scam of scams!

    You can't avoid caleches in Marrakesh. These horse-drawn carts are everywhere, used mainly by locals as an alternative to taxis, but also by tourists as a...

  • 18. Musicians

    They only want your money!I took a picture of these musicians and continued on my way across the square. Big mistake! One of them chased after me, demanded...

  • 19. Camel Rides

    On our way to the Menara gardens, and also in the gardens too, we noticed there were plenty of opportunities for camel hire. Actually, it’s not really camel...

  • 20. Snake enchanters

    Dont even try to take a photo to them before asking the price, they will overcharge as much as they can. in my case i am a photografer, i was takin the picture...

  • 21. The Saadian Tombs

    Tucked away in the Kasbah, The Saadian Tombs are undeniably very beautiful. A riot of pinks contrast fabulously with lush green frondage and create an...

  • 22. Beware of snake(charmer)s!

    Those snake charmers on Djemaa el Fna sure are a sight to see - and of course you might want to take a picture of them! But beware:if you do take a picture, be...

  • 23. Don't buy sawdust!

    Ha, this was quite a story!We wanted to buy spices in the suuqs and went to this one shop. The owner was very friendly and showed us his spices and explained...

  • 24. The carpet shop

    I have put this tip under Must See as well as Tourist Trap (and also Shopping), as this could mean different things to different people. You are taken to a...

  • 25. Grete's little helper

    From my journal:'We carry on through the medina, and I gain my own personal protector. It is quite useful when the salesmen won’t take ‘no’ for an answer – he...

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  • Apr 6, 2013 at 12:41 AM

    Palais Vizir carpet shop. I bought an antique Berber hand made Kilim carpet for 1400 dh (£110) and when i got home and unwrapped it found they had substituted it for a cheap factory one worth about £15. Thieves !!

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