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CASABLANCA EXCURSIONS

Day trips from Casablanca

TRAVEL AGENCY IN MOROCCO

EXCURSIONS FROM CASABLANCA

Casablanca sightseeing

The relaxed rhythm of life on the sandy beaches bordering Casablanca is in total contrast to the pulsating activity of the city itself. "Casa", economic capital of the country and the Kingdom’s most important port, is the thriving centre for a whole range of trades and industries, the personification of modern Morocco. The country’s largest city, our excursions from Casablanca enable you discover a wealth of attractions. Casablanca is remarkable for its number of Art Deco buildings and villas, vestiges of the French protectorate and for its administrative centre, Place Mohammed V.  You will go through the wide avenues and long stripes. Later walk through the narrow streets of the Medina. The tour also features visits : the United Nations Square, the Court House, the Medina, various souks, the central market, Habous district and Corniche Boulevard of Ain Diab, and of course: the Hassan II mosque (not opened for tourists on fridays – free entrance for muslims). “I want a mosque at the extreme west of the Muslim World," declared King Hassan II. So it was that in 1980, a start was made on the building of this sumptuous monument. Mosquée Hassan II opening hours: 09h00, 10h00, 11h00, 14h00. closed on Fridays.

Excursion to Marrakech

7h00 : Breakfast and departure  to Marrakech (240 km/ 3 hours drive)                                                                                                                         Marrakech is not only a fantastic city; it is also a symbol of the Morocco. The most worthwhile tourist traps are collected inside a rather small zone, starting in the north with the Souks, continuing through the town square of Jemaa el-Fna with its crowd of storytellers, musicians and the Koutoubia mosque which is visible from practically anywhere in Marrakech.
Going beyond this, the Menara gardens- by young people considered as the most romantic place in town- is high up on the list. But don't forget to visit one of the many examples of sights left by the many Europeans and Americans who fell so much in love with Marrakech that they erected their palaces and gardens here.                                                                                                                                                                   16h00 : Return back to Casablanca

Excursion to Rabat

Like many other Moroccan towns, Rabat is rich in history. One after another, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Almohads, Merinids and Andalusian pirates occupied this city located on the Bou Regreg estuary. The Kingdom’s political capital, on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, has plenty to offer visitors and its many monuments bear witness to its authenticity. Rabat, in all its royal finery, is a proud name on the roll of Morocco’s imperial cities. Tourists and locals alike stand on the plateau where once semaphore messages passed from ship to land; spellbound by the magnificent landscape and the stately waltz of seafaring craft through the mouth of the river and off into the wide blue beyond. Your visitHassan's Tower & The Mohammed V mausoleum - The Kasbah of Oudayas - The Royal palace and the city gates - Chellah necropolis (optional) - Visit to the city “Sale” (optional).

Excursion to EL Jadida

Discover a stylish and beautiful town, retaining the lanes and ramparts of an old Portuguese medina. Visit of the Portuguese ruins next to the pier where some canons, used during battles between Portuguese, Spanish & English armies, are still witnessing the great importance of this town .
Continue to the Portuguese Cistern with its 25 arched Gothic pillars, together with the shallow pool of water and a rooftop opening in the middle of this hall, creating the most famous reflection image of the world.  This beautiful effect had attracted Orson Wells, who filmed scenes of Othello there.
Return to hotel in the late afternoon

Excursion to Safi

Describe Safi as the "pottery capital of Morocco."  Safi lies on Morocco's central Atlantic coast and has been an important port since Roman times. Then it was known as Asfi, and its people were among the first Moroccans to embrace Islam. Now Safi is an industrial center, processing phosphate rock into fertilizer and harbouring a fleet of sardine fishing boats. The city also has many canning factories. (I'll have to admit, I'm curious about the smell!). This city tour includes all of Safi's highlights. The tour first drives to the 14th century Portuguese citadel, Dar el Babar. Next there will be a stop at the medina, where the narrow streets to the palace gardens and the remains of the Chapell Portuguese. The tour also allows time for visiting the potters' quarter and for ceramic shopping.

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