2 Days tour from Casablanca to Marrakech

This 2 Days tour from Casablanca to Marrakech is strategically organised to be an enriching and eye-opening experience. This itinerary ensures that you have ample opportunity to fully engage with Marrakech’s vibrant culture, fascinating history, and stunning landscapes.

We prioritize a leisurely pace, allowing you to savor and explore various aspects of Marrakech without feeling rushed. Join us for an unforgettable experience and discover the hidden gems this city has to offer during your stay.

2 days tour from Casablanca to Marrakech Highlights:

Day 1: Casablanca - Visiting of Marrakech

Your 2 days private tour from Casablanca to Marrakech begins as we collect you from the airport or your accommodation at 8 AM to embark on a thrilling itinerary. We’ll whisk you away on the highway towards Marrakech to discover the best of the best of the beautiful red city.

Along the journey, soak in the stunning landscapes and marvel at the unique blend of urban and rural scenery. Upon arrival, the most historical and cultural places we will visit include:

Menara Garden

One of the first things on our agenda is to visit the famous The Menara Gardens, also known as Jardin de la Ménara. Originally designed as a private retreat for royalty during the Almohad dynasty in the 12th century, this expansive garden is a bubble of serenity hidden right in the heart of Marrakech. It’s a great spot to escape the hustle and enjoy some peace and quiet.

The garden spans over 100 hectares boasting a diverse array of trees, including palm trees, olive trees, and fruit trees. Its centerpiece is a picturesque lake, adorned with a pavilion that offers a breathtaking view of the basin and the surrounding royal garden.

From this vantage point, you can marvel at the sight of the majestic Atlas Mountains, a stunning backdrop that adds to the allure of the location. While here, you will find numerous opportunities to capture stunning photographs.

Koutoubia Mosque

Our next stop is the renowned Koutoubia Mosque, the largest mosque in Marrakech and an iconic symbol of the city. Built in the 12th century, this magnificent mosque showcases a captivating blend of Islamic and Andalusian design elements.

Its tall minaret, reaching an impressive height of 77 meters, can be seen from up to 30 kilometers away in all directions. While access to the interior of the mosque is restricted to Muslims, visiting the Koutoubia Mosque and admiring its remarkable minaret is an essential highlight to include in our itinerary.

Old Town

As we delve into the heart of the city, we will wander through the labyrinthine streets of the Old Town, also known as the Medina. The narrow alleyways are a kaleidoscope of colors, scents, and sounds and are bound to be the sightseeing highlight of your trip.

Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Medina offers an unbeatable shopping experience. Get ready to put your negotiation skills to the test as you barter for unique treasures, from Moroccan lamps and intricately hand-woven rugs to stylish clothes, shoes, ceramics, aromatic spices, and more. This is the perfect place to find beautiful and colorful keepsakes to take back home.

The Old Town is also home to numerous historic sites, stunning riads (traditional Moroccan houses), and local eateries where we will indulge in some Moroccan cuisine for lunch.

Jemaa El Fna

Afterwards, we head to Jemaa El Fna Square, the beating heart of Marrakech and an experience not to be missed. It is one of the liveliest squares in Africa. As we approach the square, you’ll be welcomed by a bustling crowd, vibrant colors, and a cacophony of sounds.You can expect to encounter snake charmers, storytellers, street performers, and enthusiastic henna artists at every corner.

Souk (Traditional Market) and Craft Barracks

To conclude our day of exploration, we will visit the souk for another shopping experience. Don’t be shy to haggle with the vendors to score the best deals and practice your bargaining skills.

Within the Souk, we will also visit the Craft Barracks, where traditional craftsmen showcase their skills in workshops, allowing you to witness the creation process of various Moroccan handicrafts.

After a full day of sightseeing, we will retreat to a Riad or hotel in the Red City. Relax and rejuvenate before the next day’s adventures

Day 2: Highway from Marrakech to Casablanca

Day 2 of our 2-day itinerary in Marrakech will give you a deeper insight into the culture, history, and atmosphere in the city.

After breakfast at your hotel or riad, we will promptly pick you up and continue discovering more of the city’s breathtaking charm. Here are some must-do attractions that we will be visiting:

Bahia Palace

We will first stop at the beautiful Bahia Palace, a remarkable architectural and design masterpiece. This magnificent mansion has bright tile floors, delicately carved archways, and perfectly kept gardens. Its name, La Bahia Palace, translates to “brilliant palace,” a fitting description for this astonishing place.

Step back in time as we visit the well-preserved chambers that provide an insight into 19th-century Moroccan life. Admire the captivating mosaics that adorn the spacious rooms, which are matched by the stately white marble walls imported from Italy. The castle offers a tranquil getaway from the hectic metropolis and an insight into the lavish lifestyle of Moroccan royalty.

Ben Youssef Madrasa

Experience the rich cultural and educational history of Morocco at the Ben Youssef Madrasa, a historic Islamic college. Dating back to the 14th century, the madrasa was once one of the largest theological colleges in North Africa. Admire the intricate craftsmanship displayed in the stunning tilework, arabesque patterns, and carved wooden details that adorn the walls and ceilings.

Step into the peaceful courtyard, which served as a gathering place for students and teachers, and imagine the bustling scholarly atmosphere that once filled this place.

El Badi Palace

From there, discover the expansive remains of El Badi Palace and imagine its former glory. Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur constructed this grand palace in the 16th century to celebrate triumph in The Battle of the Three Kings. This stunning complex boasted 300 rooms adorned with gold, turquoise, and crystal decorations.

Though now in ruins, you can still marvel at its vast courtyard, towering walls, and sunken gardens. Climb up to the terrace and enjoy panoramic views of the area. This site is a window into the history of Marrakech, allowing you to imagine its ancient beauty and learn about its fascinating past.

Tanneries in Marrakech

To have a one-of-a-kind and engaging experience, we will go to the tanneries in Marrakech. Here, we can see how hides are transformed into leather using traditional methods. Skilled workers work in the sun, treating the hides with a mixture of water, lemon, animal droppings, and then dye them using natural colors.

While the strong smell may be overwhelming, the sight of colorful vats and hardworking artisans practicing their craft is truly captivating.

Royal Palace

As we pass by the Royal Palace, catch a glimpse of the grandeur that epitomizes Moroccan royalty. The Royal Palace of Marrakech is the official residence of the King of Morocco and is an architectural marvel. While visitors are not permitted inside, marvel at the beautiful gates adorned with intricate decorations and capture some memorable photographs against the backdrop of royal splendor.

Majorelle Gardens

Wrap up your tour in Marrakech with a visit to the Majorelle Gardens, a serene oasis nestled amidst the bustling city. These impressive gardens, spanning over two and a half acres, were originally designed by French artist Jacques Majorelle in the 1920s and later restored by fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent.

As you stroll through this amazing garden, you will pass through an absolute Eden. There are many magnificent plants, trees, water features, and sculptures. But the Majorelle Gardens offers more than just exquisite flora and fauna – you will also find the Berber Museum and the Islamic Art Museum of Marrakech within the grounds, making it well worth the visit.

After, you will head back to Casablanca, marking the conclusion of the 2-day tour from Casablanca to Marrakech.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Visitors are drawn to Marrakech for its iconic old city (medina) full of souks (markets).

Both Marrakech and Casablanca possess unique characteristics that set them apart. Marrakech captivates tourists with its historic charm and vibrant marketplace, while Casablanca offers a blend of contemporary vibrancy and breathtaking coastal scenery.

You shouldn’t drink the tap water in Morocco, or even use it to brush your teeth.

Avoid showing public displays of affection, especially in more conservative areas. Respect local customs and dress modestly, especially when visiting religious sites.

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