Take a full day shore excursion from Casablanca to Marrakech, one of the 4 imperial cities of Morocco. Enjoy a walk in the labyrinthine souks and markets of the Medina, as well as some palaces and historical sites. Enjoy a Moroccan lunch at a Medina Riad.
What to Expect
Your Marrakech shore excursion departs from Casablanca pier where you will greeted by your driver. Sit back and relax while you're being transferred to Marrakech. Upon arrival in Marrakech, you will meet your guide who will be showing you Marrakech with enthusiasm and pride. Your tour of the city will start with a stop at La Koutoubioa Mosque the landmark of the city where its 12 century minaret can be seen from every point of the city.
Continue unfolding the secrets of Marrakech by visiting the 19th century Bahia Palace which reflects the beauty of the Moroccan architecture. From here you will walk to the Saadian tombs where the Royal Saadian family is buried containing 66 marble and stucco decorated tombs. After a delicious lunch at a Moroccan Riad (own expense) continue your walk into the the Medina with its labyranthine streets and colorful souks.
Your walking tour of the Medina will end in the legendary Jamaa El Fna square where you will watch snake charmers, fortune tellers, acrobats, fire eaters, and musicians perform in harmony. Time permitting, you can enjoy a cup of mint tea in the roof top terrace of Café de France overlooking the hectic square.
Time permitting, meet your horse drawn carrige just outside the square for a 30 minutes scenic drive to Majorelle Gardens. The Gardens were first built by the French architect Jacques Majorelle, who imported exotic plants from all over the world to his residence, then acquired by Yves Saint Laurent in the 70s. There is a very interesting Berber heritage museum annexed to the gardens that is worth a visit. From here, meet your driver for your transfer back to Casablanca Pier, where your Marrakech shore excursion will end.
- A/C modern vehicle driven by an English / French speaking driver
- Licensed professional guide in Marrakech for your tour of the city
- Horse drawn carriage ride to Majorelle Gardens
- Entrance fees to historical sites, garden and museum
What's Not Included
- Meals & beverages
- Personal expenses
Know Before You Go
Please make sure you have good walking shoes, as most of the tour in Marrakech Medina is done on foot.