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Morocco Day Tours

Casablanca

 

Private Half Day Tour of Casablanca

Price from $226.00 per person

Enjoy this half day private sightseeing of Casablanca with its traditional styles mixed gracefully with the modern architecture.

Duration of tour:  4 hours

The Tour

Take this tour to see the most important sights of Casablanca or "White House" in Arabic Dar El Beida, a name given due to the white houses facing the ocean at the Anfa district by the Spanish and Portuguese sailors who stopped there before the city was built. Today it is a modern city with boulevards and modern infrastructure. You will see Hassan II Mosque, built right on the sea (entrance fee not included). You will then have a photo stop at Mohamed V Square that links the old town to the new one. Drive along United Nations Square, designed by the French architect Joseph Marrast in 1920. Followed by a stroll in the Habbous district with its small squares and narrow arcade streets, a fine example of successful adaptation of modern town planning in style of a traditional Medina. You will see many shops displaying articles for sale to both locals and tourists. Drive along the Skala, an 18th century fortification opposite the fishing port. You will be taken to the Central Market with its fruits, vegetables and also flowers. Finally see the Church Notre Dame de Lourdes, one of the largest in Morocco.

Includes:
  • Transportation by air conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Local guide service

 

Marrakech

 

Marrakech, Souks and Medina Half Day Tour

Price from $50.00 per person

This specially designed tour is the perfect way to explore the souks of Marrakech s old medina! Bargain for amazing deals and see the famous Djemaa El Fna Square.

Duration of tour: 3 hours

The Tour

To better discover Marrakesh, enter an intricate maze of the narrow streets in the world of the souks. Protected from the sun by slatted awnings, you will find a variety of quarters established by craftsmen, according to a structured system of corporation. There are souks of basketwork, dried fruit, spices, clothes, wool, skins, Berber carpet, leatherwork, ironwork, jewelry and more! Some souks of note include the Rue du Souk Smarine which leads into the Place rahba Kedima, where a slave market was once held (it remains an important commercial site). There are also a few apothecary shops here and there. There will be time for bargaining! Next we will visit Djemaa El Fna. This traditional meeting place for peasants and merchants from the Sous region, the High atlas and the South, has become the heart of Marrakech. In the mornings this large square is crowded with fruit and spice sellers, guerrab with their leather water bottles and metal drinking cups, basket sellers, ironmongers and barbers. In the afternoons come the Gnaoua dancers descended from former Guinean slaves, musicians, story tellers, snake charmers and entertainers with performing monkeys!

Includes:
  • Guided tour of Marrakech
  • Famous Djemaa El Fna square
  • Souks of the old Medina

Marrakech, Palace and Monuments - Shared Half Day Tour

Price from $71.00 per person

Visit the medieval town of Marrakech. Founded in 1062, it is the second oldest imperial city in Morocco. It has witnessed the history and cultural richness that define the whole country. Discover the "Pearl of the South" during a city tour that includes Koutoubia Minaret, Bahia Palace and the Saadian Tombs.

Duration of tour: 3 hours

The Tour

One of the most impressive sights in Marrakech, the Koutoubia is one of the largest, most beautiful mosques in the western Muslim world. Its 225 foot tall minaret is a Hispano-Moresque masterpiece similar to the Giralda of Seville. El Bahia Palace was built in the late 19th century in a two acre garden. It is a haphazard arrangement of secret luxury apartments opening to inner courtyards. For seven years around a thousand craftsmen from the Fez region worked on the palace. The only sections open to the public are the apartments of the sultan's favorite concubine, the council chamber (with tiled walls and illuminated cedarwood ceiling) and the great central courtyard (paved with marble and decorated with zelliges and fountains). The Saadian Tombs with their delicate decorations and pure architectural lines are considered by many to be a beautiful feat of architecture. They were first built to house the tombs of the Saadian Sultan, Ahmed el Mansour. In 1591 the first "koubba" (dome on the top of a mosque) of this burial ground was built south of the Casbah. At the base of the Atlas Mountains lie the Menara Gardens. Covering an area of 250 acres, they are full of olive trees surrounding a large central lake that dates back from the 12th century and is fed by a network of irrigation channels. At the water's edge is a small Saadian pavilion. With the snow covered peaks behind it, this is a breathtaking sight in the evening when it catches the golden rays of the setting sun.

Includes:
  • Transportation depending on your hotel location
  • Guided tour of Marrakech, Koutoubia minaret & Menara Garden, Saadian Tombs and Bahia Palace

Private Full Day Excursion to Ouarzazate & Kasbahs

Price from $465.00 per person

Enjoy a day out of bustling Marrakech and enjoy a journey through countryside dotted with berber villages through the mighty Atlas mountain range.

Duration of tour: 12 hours

The Tour

Take this round trip of 400 km across the Atlas mountain range via the Tizin'n Tichka pass at an altitude of 2269 metres above sea level. Marvel at the brilliant landscape views dotted with berber villages. Ouarzazate marks the beginning of the great journey by dazzling the traveller with two magnificent kasbahs: Taourirt Kasbah Taourirt. This former Glaoui residence, situated on the edge of the town, on the road to Er Rachidia, is considered to be one of the most beautiful kasbahs of Morocco. It consists of a maze of luxury apartments, simple clay houses and crenelated towers which are lavishly decorated with geometric motifs. Part of the fortified village is open to the public. Also visit Ait Benhaddou village (where Star Wars were filmed). The fortified village of Ait Benhaddou has been classified by UNESCO as one of the world's cultural treasures. It is studded with crenelated towers and its buildings decorated with geometrical motifs and is considered to be one of the most beautiful villages of this kind in Morocco. A program of restoration work is currently under way to encourage the repopulation of the village which is at present inhabited by just five families.

Includes:
  • Transportation by air conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Local guide service in Ouarzazate and Kasbahs