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guide for the medina

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guide for the medina

We were considering hiring a guide for our 1st day in Marrakech to help us get our bearings in the medina. We arent really wanting to do much shopping on this day, and dont want the pressure of being taken into a "cousin" or "friend" of the guide's shop - we are really just looking for someone to take us around and talk about some of the history of the main sites, help us with our bearings and suggest good little eateries, etc that the locals frequent (that we can visit on the rest of our trip).

Are there guides one can hire that wont be annoyed that we dont want to go in shops (thus cutting their potential commission)? We would obviously tip well at the end of the day, but want our expectations to be clear...What can we expect to pay for a full day?

Ideas and opinions would be very welcome.

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11. Re: guide for the medina

We never" provide any guide tour"!!

just a few minutes to the mean square to be able to know where you are..that's all my friend.

"a staff member of our place just take a guest to the mean square"

means..we didn't guide him anywhere or do the work instead of guides who need to live and are for sure much more appropriate..than the staff's members ..more or less what means my post...

So..don't see malicious there please.

We just try to be nice and efficient and we just AGAIN show the best way to arrive to jemaa el fna.and that's it.

Hope "this clarifications" will help my friend!

Cheers , Oliver.

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