Your Casablanca to Marrakech shore excursion will take you to one of Morocco’s best and richest cities, Marrakech, and spend the day exploring what the imperial city has to offer. From gorgeous traditional Moroccan architecture, old local traditions, historical facts and places, to rich cultural customs. Wander the city and visit some of its most historically significant places such as Koutoubia Mosque, Ben Youssef Madrasa, Bahia Palace, and Jamaa El Fna Square. Marrakech is a place of nature and history, with is bulwarks, the Saadian tombs, the Koutoubia Mosque, Jamaa El Fna square, the rich souks, and other various landmarks that take you back to a wonderful past. As your cruise ship docks in Casablanca, embark on this Cruise excursion to Marrakech from Casablanca, a unique opportunity to delve deep into the city and uncover its secrets.
Experience the magic of Marrakech on this private, full-day shore excursion from Casablanca. With your private guide, you’ll explore the city’s top sights, including the towering minaret of the Koutoubia Mosque, the courtyards and hallways of Bahia Palace, and the busy souks. You’ll also gain insight into the ancient religion of Islam. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience one of Morocco’s most fascinating cities.
Start your private, full-day shore excursion of Casablanca as soon as your cruise ship docks by hopping aboard your modern air-conditioned vehicle.
On arrival in Marrakech, you’ll meet your guide and begin a walking tour of the red-tinted city. Marrakech is a heady mixture of cultural influences – Arabic, European and African – and has been Morocco’s epicenter of trade and culture for centuries.
Explore enchanting alleyways surrounded by towering pink walls and beautiful palaces. Then make your first stop at the 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque, where you’ll gain insight into Islam and learn about the mosque’s role in past and present society.
As you journey through the city, you’ll come across an ancient fortress, the Bahia Palace. This is one of the most well-preserved examples of Moroccan architecture, and it’s definitely worth a visit! Your guide will take you inside to explore the lavish suites and intricately decorated hallways. Afterward, you’ll head to the Saadian Tombs, where Sultan Ahmed al-Mansour ed-Dahbi and his family are buried.
Take a break for lunch (at your own expense) at a local restaurant roughly halfway through the tour. Then, enjoy an independent visit to Djemaa el Fna square, where acrobats, musicians, fire-eaters, and snake charmers have practiced their trades for centuries.
Your tour then concludes with a drop-off at the Casablanca cruise port.
The distance between Casablanca and Marrakech is 243 Km (151 Mi), and the driving time between Casablanca port and Marrakech city center is 3 hours
Making a case for why Marrakesh should be atop every traveler’s list is easy – it has everything! From stunning architecture and Winding streets to boundless opportunities for shopping and experiencing traditional Moroccan cuisine.
Marrakech is a city that comes alive with colors, traditions, and hospitable people. However, the constant haggling and noise can also be quite overwhelming. So if you’re planning to visit Marrakech, make sure to brace yourself for a chaotic but exciting experience! From the tantalizing smells of lamb being roasted to getting lost in the winding streets of the Souks, there’s so much to see and do in this vibrant city.
Marrakech is famous for the busy atmosphere of its Medina, the walled medieval city center with maze-like streets and souks, for its luxurious palaces and beautiful gardens.
Nestled within a sweeping palm grove, the Medina of Marrakech holds the moniker of “red city” due to its buildings and ramparts constructed from beaten clay during the Almohad period. The beating heart of the Medina is Jamaa el-Fna square – a bustling marketplace where life hums day and night.
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