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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, with an estimated arrival in Marrakech at 9:30 AM. 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’s 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.

Casablanca: Hassan II Mosque Guided Visit with Hotel Pickup

2. Casablanca: Hassan II Mosque Guided Visit with Hotel Pickup

Discover one of the top destinations in Casablanca, the Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosque in Africa and the third-largest in the world. Its minaret is the world's second tallest at 688 feet. Completed in 1993, it was designed by Michel Pinseau and built by Bouygues.  Equipped with a 18-mile laser directed toward Mecca, the stately mosque was created in response to the Royal will to provide the Casablanca metropolis with a great spiritual monument so as to increase the presence of faith, piety, and tolerance within the urban financial center of Morocco. Located partly on the sea over nine hectares, the Hassan II Mosque is one of the most beautiful religious buildings in the world, a true masterpiece of Arab-Muslim architecture. Wander through the massive building accompanied by an expert, local guide, picking up insights along the way into the mosque's historical and religious significance. 

Rabat: Full-Day Trip from Casablanca

3. Rabat: Full-Day Trip from Casablanca

Travel from Casablanca on a full-day trip to Rabat, the capital of Morocco. The city tour begins at Dar El Makhzen, the Royal Palace, with a stop to admire the exterior. The palace houses the prime minister’s office, the Imperial College, the Ahl Fas mosque, a small racetrack and the barracks of the Black Guard. See the Mohamed V University and walk past the Hassan Tower. Visit the Mohamed V Mausoleum and marvel at the tiles decorating the walls of the burial chamber. Continue on to the Kasbah. Walk along the Rue des Consuls, the architecturally most interesting street. Browse the shops lining Souika Street, the busiest shopping street in Rabat’s medina.

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 City’s Highlights Tour

5. Casablanca City’s 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: City Tour

6. Casablanca: City Tour

Begin your half-day tour with pickup from central Casablanca hotels at 8:30 AM. Meet your multilingual chauffeur, and sit back and relax in your private air-conditioned car or minivan, depending on your group size. Pass by the Old Medina of Casablanca and United Nations Square on your way to Hassan II Mosque. Spend 1 hour discovering the mosque before heading to Rick's Café, a legendary place thanks to two cinematic icons: Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart. From there, make your way to the Corniche and spend 15 minutes exploring the elegant buildings of the Anfa and Maarif neighborhoods, the grand avenues, and the architecture that blends modern and Moorish styles. Pass by Ain Diab and see the main public beach for Casablanca's 6.5 million population. Next, stop at the Square of Mohammed V, the pigeon-filled heart of the city, before visiting the Notre Dame de Lourdes, an amazing cathedral with stained glass walls around the church. Look out for the grotto which has a statue of Mary with flowers and candles. After admiring the cathedral, head to Habbous Square near the Royal Palace of Casablanca to discover this district in the city's old quarter, which was built during the French colonial period. Finally, stop at Boulevard Mohammed V to mingle with the local Moroccan crowds.

Casablanca: Layover Sightseeing Tour with Airport Transfer

7. 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: 3-Day Private Fes and Chefchaouen Tour

8. Casablanca: 3-Day Private Fes and Chefchaouen Tour

Your tour starts after you are picked up from your hotel in Casablanca. The first stop of your day is the capital Rabat, where you will visit the different sites like the old town, Kasbah Oudaias (complete with its castle), and the Hassan Tower, together with your driver. Afterward, start your drive along the Atlantic Coast until you reach the beautiful small city of Assilah. The blue and white Medina of Assilah is famous for its street art and colorful Murals. Following that, continue your journey into the Rif Mountains until you reach Chefchaouen, where you will stay overnight in a Riad. The next day, enjoy a free morning in Chefchaouen to explore and see the blue houses and small alleys by foot or go shopping. After lunch, continue to the Roman Ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the 2,000-year-old Roman ruins on your own or with a local guide for an additional cost. Following the visit, you will travel to Fes where you will spend the night. On your third day, enjoy a guided tour of the city of Fes with a local guide. Start your tour at the historic gates of Bab Bou Jeloud, before entering the Medina of Fes el-Bali to discover the Islamic schools of the Madrasa Bou Inania and Al-Attarine Madrasa. Next, go to the University of al-Qarawiyyin and visit the Nejjarine Museum of Wooden Arts and Crafts. There you can look at its collection of traditional tools, furniture, carpets, and musical instruments in a beautifully restored caravanserai. Following lunch in the Medina, learn how leather is processed, just as it was centuries ago, at one of the tanneries. Later on in the afternoon you will drive back to Casablanca, where you will be dropped off at your hotel or the Casablanca cruise port.

Casablanca: Private 6-Hour City Tour

9. 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.

Casablanca Private Full-Day Trip to Fez

10. Casablanca Private Full-Day Trip to Fez

After your pick-up in Casablanca at your hotel or at the harbor, you'll start the drive of about 3 hours to the holy city of Fez, where you will meet your guide.  Start the visit at Bab Boujloud, one of the gates which lead into the medina. Visit some of the beautiful ancient buildings such as the Madrasa Bou Inania and El-Attarine, Koran schools for religious studies, and the University and Mosque of Al-Karaouine. Visit the Nejjarine Museum of Wooden Arts and Crafts and discover traditional tools, carpets, furniture and musical instruments in a beautifully restored caravanserai.  After a lunch break in one of the hundreds of restaurants in the medina, continue to the famous tanneries, where the leather is still processed as it was hundreds of years ago. Observe the workers from a lookout, and learn about the different workings, and even bargain for a new bag or belt afterward.  Outside the medina lies the Royal Palace with its large plaza lined with palm trees. Last, but not least, drive up the hill to the cemetery Bab Fettouh, and enjoy the panoramic view over the white sea of houses of the medina. After your visit, your driver will meet you for the drive back to Casablanca.

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What people are saying about Casablanca

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4.7 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Great walk around different areas of Casablanca, guide was super knowledgeable about the history, the architecture and wanted to make sure I understood the context of everything I was seeing. Awesome mint tea at the right time too

Hicham was professional, on time, and very flexible. He looked out for us and took us to a souvenir shop afterwards. The tour itself was streamlined and informative and the van pickup was very seemless . Highly recommend!

The driver picked us up from the hotel with no problem. We arrived at the village and experienced a wonderful camel ride at sunset. Our guides were great, very personal, and made the camel ride fun. Money well spent!

Lovely driver who went out of his way to make the experience enjoyable and memorable. The Mosque itself was beautiful to see.

Fabulous tour! Included inside the mosque. Highly recommend it!