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From Casablanca: Marrakech Guided Day Trip with Camel Ride

1. From Casablanca: Marrakech Guided Day Trip with Camel Ride

Explore the imperial city of Marrakech on a full-day tour from Casablanca, available as a group or private tour option. Transfer from Casablanca and travel by air-conditioned vehicle. Upon arrival, take a sightseeing tour of the city's historic landmarks, starting with an exterior view of the Koutoubia Mosque. Marvel at its minaret towers and golden domes (the mosque is closed to non-Muslims, but you can still explore the impressive grounds). Continue to Menara Gardens and admire the pyramid-shaped pavilion, set against a backdrop of the Atlas Mountains. Learn the history of this 12th-century site, before going to the Saadian Tombs of the 15th-century era of sultan Ahmad al-Mansur. Next, admire the setting and gardens of Bahia Palace, designed to capture the essence of both Islamic and Moroccan styles. Break for lunch, before strolling the narrow, medieval streets of the medina. Make your way past dozens of tiny shops and artisan workshops to the vast Djemaa el-Fna Square. Soak up the open-air theater atmosphere and non-stop entertainment from storytellers, singers, acrobats, snake charmers, monkey tamers, and more. Learn the history of the square and how it was once the site of public executions Take a scenic and relaxing drive back to Casablanca for the end of the tour services.

From Marrakech: Imperial Cities of Morocco 3-Day Tour

2. From Marrakech: Imperial Cities of Morocco 3-Day Tour

Join a 3-day tour from Marrakesh that covers the highlights of Morocco's historic imperial cities of Fez, Rabat, Chefchaouen, and Casablanca. Travel in the comfort of a private vehicle, benefit from the undivided attention of your local guide, and spend 2 nights in a comfortable hotel. Day 1: Marrakech – Béni Mellal – Azrou - Ifran – Fez Depart Marrakech and cross the Atlas Mountains, in a green environment populated by baboon monkeys. Surrounded by colorful fields and hills, the road leads to the dam of Beni Mellal. Stop to make beautiful photos in the cedar forest, then drive to one of the world’s cleanest and most fascinating cities, Ifrane, known in Morocco as “Little Switzerland.” Enjoy a quick city tour around Fez before heading to your half-board hotel for the night. Day 2: Fez – Chefchaouen Following breakfast at your hotel, get ready to continue your visit by the labyrinthine streets of Fez and explore the oldest medina of Morocco built in the 7th century with its Souks, palaces, mosques, Koranic schools, and Mellah. Travel through the mountains of Rif to the beautiful Berber city of Chefchaouen. Accompanied by your guide, spend your time exploring the whitewashed streets of Chaouen, animated by the beautifully dressed locals. Spend the night in a local riad. Day 3: Chefchaouen – Rabat – Casablanca - Marrakech Head to Rabat to explore the capital of Morocco and the residence of the king. Visit the Hassan Tower with its mausoleum of King Mohammed V. Then it’s on to Casablanca for a visit to the majestic Hassan II mosque, the largest mosque in the world.

Casablanca: City Highlights Tour

3. Casablanca: City Highlights Tour

Your Casablanca walking tour begins at Hassan the II mosque, the largest mosque in Morocco and the third largest in the world. Admire the mosque's imposing minaret, which stands at 210 meters tall, then head to the famous Rick’s Cafe, a stylish reproduction of the bar from the iconic Casablanca movie. Next, follow your guide through the picturesque alleyways of the city to reach the Medina, where you can browse the stores alongside locals going about their daily shopping. From here, visit the nearby palace of Mahkama du Pacha, a grand Moorish-style building featuring mosaics, marble columns, and carved cedar ceilings. Make your way over to the Habous quarter, also known as the New Medina, and shop for authentic Moroccan goods and souvenirs such as clothing, leather, jewelry, and food. Make a stop at a local bakery next where locals take their homemade breads and pastries to be baked. Enjoy a tasting of some freshly baked bread, then visit one of the oldest pastry houses in Casablanca, tucked in a laneway off the Souq Habous. Sample some traditional Maghribi pastries before washing it down with a coffee or mint tea at a nearby cafe.

Casablanca Guided Sightseeing Tour

4. Casablanca Guided Sightseeing Tour

See the most important sights of Casablanca on a sightseeing and walking tour. Named "White House" by a group of Spanish and Portuguese sailors who marveled at the white houses facing the ocean in the Anfa district, today Casablanca ("Dar El Beida" in Arabic) is a bustling city of boulevards and modern infrastructure. 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. Continue towards United Nations Place and the majestic Mohammed V Square. Then, go to the lively Central Market and the surrounding Royal Palace. Explore the colorful Habous Quarter and the Mehkma (Tribunal). Visit the Notre Dame de Lourdes cathedral and the famous Hassan II Mosque to experience 2 religious epicenters of the city. End with a pleasant stroll through the residential area of Anfa and shop in the newly built Morocco Mall on the seafront. 

Casablanca: Layover Sightseeing Tour with Airport Transfer

5. Casablanca: Layover Sightseeing Tour with Airport Transfer

If you have between four and six hours’ layover in Casablanca and want to get to know this vibrant city, then this private tour with an airport transfer is for you. Your multilingual chauffeur will pick you up at Casablanca Mohamed V airport in an air-conditioned car for a half-day tour around the highlights of the city.   Start with a visit to the Hassan II Mosque for a 45-minute guided tour of the largest mosque in Africa. Then, visit the Ain Diab Corniche, one of the city’s most fashionable districts. Explore its scenic promenade bordering the seafront of the city dotted with stylish resorts and hotels. Drive through the Anfa and Maarif districts to admire their elegant modern architecture. Then, head in the direction of Hubous, a neighborhood built during the French colonial period.   Finally, visit the Central Market, that attracts all visitors to Casablanca. Always crowded, this is the perfect opportunity to mingle with the locals and observe true Moroccan lifestyles.   At the end of your tour, your driver will bring you back to the airport with plenty of time to catch your connecting flight.

Casablanca: Central Market Food Tour with Tastings and Lunch

6. Casablanca: Central Market Food Tour with Tastings and Lunch

Get a perfect introduction to Moroccan gastronomy at the Central Market in Casablanca, one of the most famous urban markets in Morocco known especially for its fish. Explore this essential place in the Casablancan gastronomic scene with a licensed guide, and select your catch of the day to have for lunch after. Meet your official guide at the meeting point then set off to discover Moroccan culinary culture in the Central Market. During the tour, try a wide variety of tasty Moroccan products while hearing about them and the city of Casablanca from your passionate guide. After numerous tastings, shop at the fish markets to choose your lunch. Once you've chosen your fish, head to a casual restaurant nearby where it will be prepared for you. Then, savor your fresh fish with salads and traditional Moroccan accompaniments. Dessert will be served at La Sqala, a restaurant and historical monument located opposite the fishing port. A fortified bastion of the 18th century, La Sqala is one of the few vestiges of the reign of Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah, Sultan Alaouite, the central figure in the reconstruction of Casablanca in 1770.

Casablanca: Private 6-Hour City Tour

7. Casablanca: Private 6-Hour City Tour

Enjoy the most emblematic sites of Casablanca at your own leisure. Starting your private tour with your private official guide, you will visit the Mohamed V Square, which is known for its picturesque architecture that has since been copied by many of the buildings in the city. Following this, your guide will take you through the Central Market and the Royal Palace, which are located next door. You will then enter the medina of the city to enjoy the countless Moroccan colors, sounds, and smells. One of the obligatory stops on this tour is the Hassan II Mosque, where your official private guide will tell you the most interesting stories, with this mosque being the third-largest mosque in the world. The last stop of this magnificent tour will be La Corniche, the beautiful seafront of Casablanca where you can have a coffee overlooking the Atlantic Ocean or simply enjoy a walk. An optional and far-from-less important stop is a visit to the famous Rick’s Cafe, which was designed to recreate the bar that became famous for Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in the classic film Casablanca.

From Casablanca: Day Trip to Marrakech with Camel Ride

8. From Casablanca: Day Trip to Marrakech with Camel Ride

Immerse yourself in the culture of Marrakech on this day trip from Casablanca. After getting picked up from your hotel, begin the 2.5-hour journey to Marrakech, making the most of the free wifi and air conditioning during the journey. Choose from a private or small group tour. Upon arrival in Marrakech, enjoy a camel ride through the charming Palm Grove. Next, sit down to a traditional Moroccan lunch before meeting your expert guide for a tour of the city. Visit sights such as Koutoubia Minaret Market and Mosque, and the majestic Bahia Palace. Stroll through the narrow streets of the medieval Medina and see craftsmen at work, making leather, argan oil and much more. Later, soak up the atmosphere of Jemaa El-Fnaa Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before beginning the journey back to Casablanca.

From Casablanca: Full-Day Casablanca & Rabat Guided Tour

9. From Casablanca: Full-Day Casablanca & Rabat Guided Tour

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from hotel in Casablanca by your chauffeur/guide. Ride in an air-conditioned vehicle to Rick’s Cafe, a replica of the set from the film Casablanca. Enter the world of Rick of IIsa come to life. Head to the waterfront for a guided tour of the Hassan II mosque. Appreciate the interior and exterior of the largest mosque in Morocco. Marvel at the soaring minarets which anchor the city skyline. Drive along Casablanca’s Corniche. See the elegant buildings of the Anfa and Maarif neighborhoods as well as the grand avenues lined with a mix of modern and Moorish styles. Stop at L'Eglise du Sacre Coeur, a Catholic landmark in the heart of Casablanca. Cruise past the Royal Place in the Hubbous quarter. Leave the city for a trip to Rabat at 12:30 pm, a roughly 45-minute drive from Casablanca. Discover the sights of Rabat including the Royal Palace, the Marinid necropolis at Chellah (a UNESCO World Heritage site), Hassan Tower, and the Mohammed V Mausoleum. Pause along the banks of the massive Bouregrag river. Step into a maze of whitewashed houses in the Kasbah of the Udayas. Return to your hotel in Casablanca around 5:30 pm.

Casablanca: Private Religions of Morocco Tour with a Local

10. Casablanca: Private Religions of Morocco Tour with a Local

Start your Casablanca tour with a lesson in Islam and a visit to the largest mosque in Morocco — and the 3rd largest in the world. With its minaret towering up to 210 m, the Hassan II Mosque blends Islamic architecture with Moroccan elements, Moorish influences, and urban design. Next, it’s time to learn about Casablanca’s Jewish heritage with a trip to the mellah (Jewish quarter) of the old medina. It is here that the city’s Jewish past has been best preserved, and is also where it continues to live today. Then, work your way over to a gorgeous museum inside a home, where a private collection of Moroccan artwork awaits. As you peruse the artworks, also enjoy a refreshing Moroccan mint tea. From there, travel by private transport to the imposing Notre Dame de Lourdes Church, a European-inspired church that towers over its neighbouring buildings. Finally, another private taxi transfer will take you to the Museum of Moroccan Judaism, which features collections and exhibits covering 2,000 years of Jewish history in Morocco. After exploring the museum, your guide will escort you back to your hotel (or some other centrally located drop off point) via private transfer.

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We had an amazing unforgettable experience with Rida! All of the tours in Fez, The Blue City, Rabat, and Casablanca were well coordinated with each of the local city guides, riads/lodging partners, highly educational and authentic. I would recommend this tour to anyone and everyone wanting to do a cross country tour around Morocco in a short amount of time. If you appreciate local food as we do, you can always ask for recommendations and the crew will introduce you to their favorite spots for food & drink. They can also introduce you to boutiques specializing in authentic local specialty goods in an otherwise confusing Medina shopping setting -- one of the most exciting purchases for us was a colorful berber rug in Fez. Exploring the Blue City was the highlight of this trip for its stunning architecture and unique monochromatic buildings and houses. Thanks for all of the photos you helped us capture!

We’ll-planned itinerary allowed us to see and experience a lot of what these cities are and offer. The riads where we stayed were clean and comfortable and the staff were helpful and went out of their way to make us feel welcomed. The local guides were outstanding. The walks with them were fun and informative. The first thing they always did was talk with us about the plan for the walk and ask if we had changes or suggestions. As the walk progressed, they were flexible in terms of adding stops as time permitted. There was a lot of driving during the 3 days. The driver was excellent, he made regular stops for food/drinks, bathroom and photo breaks. Also, he stopped along the road to show/explain to us geographical and/or historical landmarks. Because of all of the above, the road trip wasn’t overwhelming. Highly recommend this experience.

Our guide Bennis Mohammed was fantastic. He was a very knowledgeable man with a kind and caring nature. He showed us the important aspects of the different regions of the beautiful city of Casablanca explaining the history and how the different cultures and faiths have lived together here over the years. He also explained to us the philosophy of King Mohammed VI to preserve the buildings of the past so that future generations can understand how the city has evolved. The tour finished with a photo stop to appreciate the beauty of Hassan II Mosque from across the nearby bay. Well worth it.

What a day! What a trip! I just came back from a one day trip to Marrakech and it was amazing. Very good service, guides (Jawad and Abdel), driver (Sabri), attentions, good organized.... We were very spoilt during the entire trip. They even gave us wipes after the camel ride! The lunch was spectacular, they also prepared gluten free for my daughter! I 100% recommend it. Thank you for a day like today!

Benis, our tour guide, was exceptional in every way. He was personable, knowledgeable and willing to answer all of our questions. His passion for his culture was evident and he proudly shared that with us. The tour included walking and driving with refreshment stops along the way. The driver was courteous and professional. Great city, great tour