1 Day trip from Marrakech to Casablanca
This one-day trip from Marrakech to Casablanca reveals the charm of Morocco’s most cosmopolitan city. The trip includes an experienced and certified English-speaking city guide who will be happy to show you the most special places in the city.
Introducing The Trip to Casablanca From Marrakech
Are you in Marrakech and looking for a day trip to Casablanca? Here’s one of our best one-day trips from Marrakech to Casablanca, Morocco’s business capital. On this one-day tour, the magic of Casablanca will come to light in your eyes. The tour starts at 8:00 AM from your accommodation (anywhere) in Marrakech.
Pick-up and drop-off are included and also an English-speaking city guide will be waiting for your arrival in Casablanca to show you the best of the city.
1-Day Trip Marrakech to Casablanca Overview
Planning on a one-day trip? A trip to Casablanca may be an ideal tour for you especially when you are for the first time here in Morocco, or during the summer when it is hot inland.
It is the largest port and city in the whole of Morocco and the favorite destination for travelers and is more popularly known as Casa. When it comes to Morocco Travel, Casablanca is without a doubt the most famous name. It is said to be the heart of business in the country and for this reason, it is considered the economic capital of Morocco.
Leading companies from Morocco and international companies are located in this city. The naval base of the Royal Moroccan Navy is also located here. Historically, this is the most important industrial city in this country and this historical position is still maintained now. It is also home to many consulates.
What can you expect on this 1 Day trip from Marrakech to Casablanca?
On this one-day trip from Marrakech to Casablanca, the magic of this city will be unveiled in your eyes. You will visit various places and the 19th-century medina where you can enjoy the beautiful architecture and lively atmosphere of the souks accompanied by a city guide who knows the city well.
Best things to visit during the trip to Casablanca
- Visit the highlights of Casablanca such as the souks
- Discover the Hassan II Mosque with its largest minaret in the world
- Enjoy some free time for shopping and exploring Corniche
- Visit the old medina
- Visit the Ville Nouvelle
Casablanca: In Arabic, the city is called Dar el Baida which means “white house”. That’s what the Portuguese called the city when they came here in the 16th century: Casa Branca. In the 18th century, Spain took over the concession and renamed it Casablanca.
Casablanca, the rapidly growing economic capital, but also an international metropolis whose development is inextricably linked to port activities, now occupies an important place in the business world. The foundation of this city dates back to the 10th century BC. The town’s first inhabitants were Berber fishermen. Hundreds of years later, the Phoenicians turned it into a port, stopping on the way to Essaouira. Afterward, the Romans settled here.
From the 12th century, historians talk about the port of Anfa, which was a magnet for travelers from the neighboring regions. Via Anfa the population came into contact with Europe and the surpluses of grain, wool, beeswax, and oil production could be exported. Of course, only souvenirs from the past were kept, but today Casablanca is the model for the entire kingdom, which is rapidly progressing on the way of progress and modernism.
Casablanca’s old medina: Once you are in the old walled city, everything is self-explanatory. The town is small enough not to get lost, the streets are relatively wide, and the merchants are generally not pushy. If you haven’t come to the market for textiles or spices, then meander through the tempting food stalls.
Hassan II Mosque: The most visited highlight of Casablanca is the Hassan II Mosque with its large minaret of 200 meters high. You cannot miss this mosque, located on the Atlantic coast of Casa. The Hassan II Mosque dominates the skyline of sea and land, day and night when illuminated by a laser beam. The Mega Mosque, as it is called, is one of the largest mosques in the world: the prayer hall is the size of four football fields and 80,000 worshipers can easily find a seat on the esplanade outside. The architect Michel Pinseau is French. Thousands of Moroccan craftsmen created the impressive details of this monument that imposes spirituality on the bustling trading city.
Ain Diab: The other side of the big city life is beyond the harbor, the old medina, and the huge new mosque in the suburb of Ain Diab. The coastal road leads to a series of luxury hotels, clubs, and oceanfront resorts. This is where the residents of Casablanca go in summer to escape the heat.
The colonial city: When the French landed in Casablanca in 1907, there were barely 20,000 people living there. The spacious colonial city that they built is intersected by stately boulevards and has the Place des Nations Unies as its center. A large ensemble of public buildings combines European and Moorish elements in a style called Mauresque. The builders could not resist the temptation to crown the city hall with its arcades with a bell tower, which would look better on a station.
1 Day trip from Marrakech to Casablanca Itinerary
You can start your day by having some croissants and coffee at Parc de La Ligue Arabe. There are plenty of cafes that you can choose from in this garden. You will definitely enjoy the view thereof its avenues are lined with Ficus, pergolas, flower beds, arcades, and palm trees that are really tall.
The journey heads north towards the old medina. You will be moving through the focal points of the new town in Casa called Ville Nouvelle. These points of interest are Place Des Nations Unions and Place Mohammed V with its French architecture where Moorish design complements it beautifully. In the United Nations Square, you can enjoy the monumental fountain.
The next interesting place is the art deco district. There are the popular famous clock towers, Moretti’s eleven-story apartment block, the tall Art Deco buildings, and Art Deco hotels. You will then visit the residential blocks that are famous in this city: Asayag, Bessonneau, and Glaoui. You can also go to the Avenue des Forces Royal. This is a commercial area that will lead you to the old medina. You will see the craftsmen and jewelers. Later, you will visit a shrine nearby where the tomb of Sidi Allal El-Kairouan is located.
You will then have lunch in Corniche then visit the Mosque of Hassan II. This building ranks the biggest mosque in Africa and is the 7th largest in the world. The mosque is open to everyone, including non-Muslims
After the Mosque Tour, you can now proceed to the new Medina or better known as Ville Nouvelle. You can shop there for an hour if you wish as we have enough time.
You will end your day and your tour also in the Parc de la Ligue Arabe. This is the largest public park in the city previously known as Lyautev. At the edge of this site is the Church of the Sacred Heart. Later becoming a cultural center open to visitors, it is a beautiful view that captures the Mauresque architecture. There we are at the end of your Casablanca journey. We drive back to Marrakesh and drop you off at your accommodation.
Welcome to Desert Morocco Adventure Tours
Desert Morocco Adventure is happy to show you the most interesting places in this beautiful city with the help of an experienced city guide. The tour gives you the opportunity to discover all the tourist attractions that the city has to offer, from the Hassan II Mosque to the old city quarters.
To confirm the booking, the customer must make a deposit of at least 20% of the total order value. Our travel agent will provide the customer with all available payment options. The deposit must be received and cleared before a tour package is confirmed.
- Travelers can cancel up to 7 days before the travel start date to receive a full refund.
- Between 4-6 days, the customer will be charged a service fee of 50% of the total order value.
- Travelers who cancel a trip less than 4 days before the departure of the trip will not receive a refund.
- If the trip is canceled due to natural disasters or safety reasons, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.
- If a booking request was made in error and wants to cancel it while we have not received a deposit, the traveler can cancel the reservation request using the link in the first email we sent to confirm receipt of the reservation request. All information provided during the booking process will be deleted from our database in a very short time.
If you are traveling with children or more than 5 persons and plan to book with us, please contact us in advance so that we can propose to you our best offers.
FAQs about the day trip from Marrakech to Casablanca
To make sure everything goes as planned, the trip wouldn’t be possible without a city guide.
This one-day trip to Casablanca from Marrakech is a private trip. You will travel to Casablanca in a very comfortable vehicle with an experienced driver/guide until you arrive in Casablanca where a city guide will be waiting to show you around.
Feel free to choose where you want to be picked up in Marrakech. Please specify the pick-up location when booking the trip.
You can choose the restaurant where you want to have lunch or else it will be a nice restaurant where we regularly have lunch. Please note that lunch is not included in our trip price.
1 Day trip from Marrakech to Casablanca prices
2 PaxCouple1 days210€
3 PaxGroup1 Days252€
4 PaxFamily1 Days256€
5 PaxFamily1 Days270€
The Price of the trip Includes:
- The price of the trip includes a vehicle, driver/guide, and a certificated city guide.
- The costs of the visit to the monuments, lunch, and drinks are not included.
What the Travelers Say About the Driver/Guide of this Casablanca Trip
I have traveled to the desert and different cities in the country with Icho and I can say that he is really a professional driver/guide. So if you’re looking for someone who knows what they’re doing, look no further than Icho.
As a photographer, I am always looking for beautiful and unknown places to take beautiful pictures. Thanks to Youssef I found some good places that I know nothing about. He is a good guide/driver and was always happy to be around to give brief information about the location we were in.
Driver/guide of this 1-day trip from Marrakech to Casablanca
Youssef is a young Moroccan man, born and raised in the desert of Zagora. He is better known by his Berber name Icho. Professionally works as a driver/guide and organizes adventure trips throughout the kingdom of Morocco. He is passionate about learning different languages and the history of his beloved country.
You can follow him on Instagram: desert_morocco_adventur
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