CASABLANCA & MARRAKECH
(03 Days / 02 Nights)
Day 1: Casablanca – Marrakech
Meet and greet and Casablanca port then transfer to Marrakech, the pearl of the south of Morocco and one of the most charming cities all over the world. There is absolutely a lot to see in this city that Winston Churchil called “the most beautiful place in the world at sunset”. Enjoy the guided city tour of Marrakech beginning with a visit to the Kotoubia Mosque. The mosque is the largest in Marrakech and one of the oldest mosques in the world. The minaret, 77 metres (253 ft) in height, includes a spire and orbs. It was completed under the reign of the Almohad Caliph Yaqub al-Mansur (1184 to 1199), and has inspired other buildings such as the Giralda of Seville and the Hassan Tower of Rabat. Continue to the world-famous Jemaa el Fna Square, which houses arrays of food, snake charmers, local musicians, and fortune-tellers. There’s nowhere on Earth like the Jemaa el Fna, the square at the heart of old Marrakesh. Your next stop is the Bahia Palace, and the Saadian Tombs. The Saadian tombs in Marrakech date back from the time of the sultan Ahmad al-Mansur (1578-1603). The tombs were discovered in 1917 and were restored by the Beaux-arts service. The mausoleum comprises the interments of about sixty members of the Saadi Dynasty that originated in the valley of the Draa River. Overnight in Marrakech.
Day 2: Marrakech – Casablanca
After breakfast, drive to Casablanca to discover this economic capital of the kingdom and its biggest city. Mentioning the word “Casablanca” stirs emotions as most people have seen the famous Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman movie or read stories about Casablanca’s role in the history of Africa and Europe. Although Casablanca was the French colonial administrative center in the early 20th century, today it is the economic capital of the kingdom and home to over 5 million habitants. The full day city tour of Casablanca will include a visit to the splendid Hassan II mosque: a breathtaking landmark of the city. The grand mosque was built in 1993 with a blend of traditional Moroccan architecture and new technology that coasted over $800 million. The mosque was built in 6 years by over 30.000 craftsmen and was designed by the French architect Michel Pinseau. Hassan II mosque is the second largest in the world after the Masjid Al-Haram in Mecca and has the tallest minaret in the world with 210m. Continue along to Ain Diab Corniche where some time walk along the cost line is highly appreciated. Go on to the Habous charter, the oldest area in Casablanca and the setting of the Royal Palace. Complete the city tour with the visit of Mohamed V square in the city center. Overnight in Casablanca.
Day 3: Casablanca port
After breakfast, transfer to Casablanca seaport to meet and re-board your ship.