While Marrakech is located inland and not directly accessible by cruise from Casablanca, it is possible to arrange a day trip or excursion from Casablanca to Marrakech. Marrakech is one of Morocco’s most famous and vibrant cities, known for its bustling medina, historic sites and colorful souks.
Cruise excursion from Casablanca to Marrakech
Here’s what you can expect from a day trip to Marrakech from Casablanca:
Departure from Casablanca:
Your tour will begin with a comfortable and scenic drive from Casablanca to Marrakech. The journey takes approximately 2.5 to 3.5 hours, depending on traffic and the route taken.
Historical and Cultural Exploration:
Upon arrival in Marrakech, your guided tour will introduce you to the city’s most iconic and historic sights.
Koutoubia Mosque: Start your visit at the Koutoubia Mosque, the largest mosque in Marrakech. Admire its stunning architecture and learn about its importance in the city’s history.
Medina and Souks: Explore the labyrinthine streets of Marrakech’s medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stroll through bustling souks (markets), where you can shop for spices, textiles, handicrafts, and more. Don’t miss the vibrant Jemaa el-Fnaa square, known for its street performers and lively atmosphere.
Bahia Palace: Visit the Bahia Palace, a 19th-century palace renowned for its intricate architecture, beautiful gardens, and lavish rooms.
Saadian Tombs: Discover the Saadian Tombs, an important historical site where members of the Saadian dynasty are buried. The tombs were rediscovered in the early 20th century and feature exquisite decoration.
Majorelle Garden: Optionally, you can visit the Majorelle Garden, a peaceful oasis of lush greenery and bright blue buildings that once belonged to French painter Jacques Majorelle.
Lunch and Moroccan cuisine:
Enjoy a delicious lunch in a traditional Moroccan restaurant, where you can savor the flavors of Moroccan cuisine.
Free time and shopping: After lunch, you will have free time to explore Marrakech on your own, buy souvenirs or simply soak up the atmosphere of the city.
Return to Casablanca:
In the late afternoon or early evening, you will return to Casablanca, concluding your memorable day trip to Marrakech.
Although the tour described above provides a general overview of what you can expect from a day trip to Marrakech from Casablanca, specific itineraries and inclusions may vary depending on your needs.