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3-day tour from casablanca to marrakech
3-day tour from casablanca to marrakech and essaouira. This trip lets you go to so many unbelievable locations in Morocco for a short while, in these 3-day trip from Casablanca you’ll visit many gorgeous locations and destinations,
We’ll begin our tour from Casablanca we’ll via “setat” and town we’ll attain to Marrakech the red city in morocco we’ll go to there many of gorgeous destinations, we start the day with visiting the Jardin Majorelle, afterwards, we’ll go to Koutoubia mosque additionally we cannot forget to go to Jemaa-el Fna square
You’ll have overnight in Marrakech at your hotel we’ll continue our trip forward to Essaouira . on the best way we’ll take pleasure in great argan trees the place we can go to a local women ‘cooperative’we’ll also go to many others locations in Essaouira
We’ll visit SAFI-EL JADIDA cities, we’ll discover many destinations in these cities, you may reach to the Casablanca the place your journey will finish
THIS IS THE ITINERARY OF THE 3-day tour from casablanca to marrakech and essaouira:
Day1: Casablanca – Marrakech
We’ll start our 3-day tour from casablanca to marrakech and essaouira. we’ll pick you up from your hotel or airport or train or bus in the morning from Casablanca, we’ll begin the tour around 8:00 a.m. we will take a drive to Marrakech cross through” settat” and some towns.
We’ll reach Marrakech (red city ) a magical place, brimming with markets, gardens, places, and mosques. we’ll go to Marrakech with a local guide on a full-day city tour. we start the day by visiting the “Jardin Majorelle” is a two and a half botanical garden and artist’s landscape garden in Marrakech, morocco .it was created by the French orientalist artist, (Jacques Majorelle) over almost (40 years),
starting in (1923), and features a Cubist villa designed by the French architect, paul sinoir in the (1930), we’ll take walk around the garden with stunning views .then continue to Jemaa el- Fna market is a square and market place in Marrakesh’s medina quarter. it remains the main square of Marrakesh, used by locals and tourists.
We will have lunch around the city in a restaurant .you will enjoy your lunch and take a rest at the restaurant’s city . after lunch we will continue to visit the “Bahia palace” which is a palace and a set of gardens located in Marrakesh, morocco. it was built in the late (19th century), and intended to be the greatest palace of its time. the name means “brilliance”. we visit the “saadien’s” tombs a series of sepulchers and mausoleums in Marrakesh that house the remains of important figures from the “Saadi” dynasty.
We will proceed to visit “Koutoubia” is the largest mosque in Marrakesh Morocco, it is located in the southwest medina quarter of Marrakesh, near the famous public place of “Jemaa el-Fna”, and is flanked by large gardens. we’ll go to “Menara gardens” are botanical gardens located to the west of Marrakesh, Morocco, near the Atlas mountains
you will relax in the Menara gardens of Morocco in Marrakesh, surrounded by several orchards of palm trees, olive trees, and fruit trees. overnight in a local hotel in Marrakesh, and your dinner, and breakfast at your hotel.
Day2: Marrakech - Essaouira
After breakfast at your hotel in Marrakech. we’ll leave the red city (Marrakesh), we’ll travel to “Essaouira” or “Mogador” is an old fort. on the way we’ll enjoy wonderful argan trees where we can visit a local ladies ‘cooperative’, we reach to Essaouira enjoy a full day exploring.
Essaouira is a port city and resort on morocco’s Atlantic coast . its medina (old town) is protected by (18th – century) seafront ramparts called the “Skala de la Kasbah”, which were designed by European engineers. old brass cannons line the walls, and there are ocean views strong “alizée” trade winds make the city’s crescent beach popular for surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing.
We’ll explore the “Skala” the port known as the “port of Timbuktu” because most African products for export ended up there, including slaves ( children of Bambara in the gnaoua mythology ).” sultan ben Abdellah” promoted free trade policies by reducing customs and encouraging the settlement of rich merchants and Jews to handle trade with Christians.we’ll see some of the beautiful Essaouira art galleries scattered in the medina.
We’ll visit Essaouira citadel by the harbor, built by Genoese engineers. also known as ‘scala du port’, this fortress is one of the symbols of the city .it was also the setting for several scenes of the popular “Game of Thrones” series. We’ll enjoy a delicious seafood lunch in the harbor stalls or at a local café terrace or in the restaurant. free program afternoon. Overnight at a riad in the medina.
Day3: Essaouira – safi– el_Jadida – casablanca
On the last day of 3-day tour from casablanca to Marrakech and essaouira, after breakfast we’ll leave Essaouira travel back to “Casablanca” the economical city of morocco. we’ll head to the city of Safi. we’ll explore the main sights including the medina of Safi.
its a port on morocco’s Atlantic coast .we’ll visit” Ksar El Bahr”, a (16th-century) fortress built by Portuguese colonizers, is on the waterfront in the old town, food, and craft stalls line the “rue du souq” nearby, the national museum of ceramics is in another Portuguese-built fort
the centerpiece of the collection is decorated local pottery, created in workshops in the hillside colline des potiers quarter. and Cathedrale Portuguese, opposite the entrance to the great mosque and signed from “rue du souq”, this ruined cathedral dates from (1519) and was built in the Manueline (Portuguese late gothic )style construction was never completed, and most of the structure was demolished after the departure of the Portuguese.
Afterward, we’ll continue traveling to El-Jadida, we’ll enjoy lunch and a break in the restaurant in el- Jadida .afterward, we’ll explore the city of El-Jadida .we’ll visit the Portuguese city of “Mazagan”, now part of the city of El-Jadida,(90km) southwest of Casablanca, was built as a fortified colony on the Atlantic coast in the early (16th century)
it was taken over by the Moroccans in (1769). then, we’ll continue to Casablanca. we’ll arrive in Casablanca in the early evening and drop you at the airport, your hotel, or any place you choose .end 3-day trip from casablanca to Marrakech and essaouira.
Frequently Asked questions:
Which is better Casablanca or Marrakech?
What you look for in a Morocco vacation will ultimately determine how you go about it. Marrakech and Casablanca each offer a unique experience.
Casablanca has a very modern and cosmopolitan feel. It is the economic center of Morocco and has a combination of modern and colonial buildings. Beyond the Hassan II Mosque, the city has a vibrant cultural scene and excellent seafood restaurants along the Corniche.
Marrakech, on the other hand, is the culmination of Morocco’s broad history and culture. Marrakech, a UNESCO World Heritage site with magnificent palaces such as the colorful Souq, Bahia Palace and the famous Jema el-Fna Square, offers a more authentic Moroccan experience with vibrant markets and old world charm.
So, if you like modernity and sea views, Casablanca might be the place for you. However, Marrakech comes out on top if you’re craving Morocco’s magical lifeless atmosphere. Of course, it all depends on your preference!
Where not to stay in Marrakech?
In Marrakech, I wouldn’t recommend staying in the area around Djemaa el-Fna square if you’re seeking a peaceful and quiet stay. While it’s a bustling and iconic square with vibrant street performances and markets, it can get very noisy and crowded, especially in the evenings.
The Medina, although charming, can also be overwhelming for some travelers due to its labyrinthine streets and constant activity. If you prefer a more tranquil atmosphere, consider staying in the modern part of Marrakech, called Gueliz or Hivernage. Here, you’ll find upscale hotels, quieter streets, and easy access to amenities.
Additionally, some budget accommodations in the Medina may lack modern amenities, so if you prefer more comfort and convenience, it’s worth considering a Riad or a hotel in the newer parts of the city. Ultimately, where you should stay in Marrakech depends on your preferences, but avoiding overly bustling areas can lead to a more relaxing stay.
Where not to stay in Casablanca?
In Casablanca, there are some areas I would recommend avoiding when choosing where to stay. One such area is the industrial district near the port. While it may offer budget-friendly accommodation options, it lacks the charm and safety of other neighborhoods. Additionally, the noise and pollution from the industrial activities can be quite unpleasant.
Another area to be cautious about is the Ain Chok neighborhood. It’s known for its congested streets and limited amenities for tourists. Safety concerns and a lack of tourist-friendly services make it less desirable for visitors.
Lastly, the Sidi Moumen district, while home to some locals, may not be the best choice for tourists due to its limited options for dining, entertainment, and accommodations. It’s a more residential area with fewer attractions.
Opting for neighborhoods like Maarif, the city center, or the beachfront area near the Corniche will provide a more enjoyable and convenient stay in Casablanca.
Is 3 days in Casablanca enough?
Yes, 3 days in Casablanca can be enough to get the highlights of the city. In the meantime, I recommend seeking out the impressive Hassan II Mosque, which is an architectural masterpiece. You can see the sea and vibrant cafes as you hit the Corniche.
Visit the Old Medina for a real taste of Moroccan life and culture, and don’t miss the vibrant central market. Casablanca also has a thriving art scene, with galleries like the Villa des Arts worth a visit.
If you’re a history buff, the Royal Palace and Mahkama du Pacha give you an insight into Morocco’s past and present. And of course, taste Moroccan food at local restaurants. Over 3 days you can try tagines, couscous and fresh seafood.
While 3 days may not allow you to explore all of Morocco’s treasures, it is a great time to sample the beauty and unique culture of Casablanca.
What is the best way to get from Casablanca to Marrakech?
The best way to get from Casablanca to Marrakech is by train. The trains are comfortable and offer scenic journeys through the Moroccan countryside. From the main station in Casablanca, Casa Voyageurs, it is very close to the center of Marrakech.
The trip takes approximately 2.5 to 3 hours and offers scenic views along the way and opportunities to interact with locals and fellow travelers.
Alternatively, you can take a bus from Casablanca, but it’s not very relaxing and takes 4 to 5 hours. Taxis or private cars are the easiest and most convenient way, to explore places like Settat or the High Atlas Mountains , If you are comfortable on Moroccan roads, cars are also available for hire.
In short, the train from Casablanca to Marrakech is the most recommended and luxurious, offering a relaxing and culturally rich experience
How long does it take to get from Casablanca to Marrakech by train?
I get a lot of questions about train travel from Casablanca to Marrakech. Well, the ride is fun! The train journey usually takes 2.5 to 3 hours.You board Casa Voyageurs at Casablanca’s flagship station, and travel through the beautiful Moroccan countryside.
This route is one of my favorites because it allows you to see the landscape change from bustling city to beautiful countryside. It’s a chance to experience some of the glory of Morocco outside of the country’s major cities.
There are first and second class alternatives on the luxurious train. You can take a seat, unwind, and perhaps engage in discussion with other travelers or simply take in the scenery on your own.
You can easily access Marrakech’s train station, allowing you to arrive in the middle of the city. If you’re traveling between these two beautiful Moroccan locations, I definitely recommend it because it’s an easy and pleasurable voyage.
How much is a taxi from Casablanca to Marrakech?
Taxi prices from Casablanca to Marrakech can vary depending on many factors. You can usually pay between 600 and 800 Moroccan Dirhams (MAD) for a one-way trip. However, keep in mind that taxi rates in Morocco can be negotiated, so it’s best to negotiate with the driver to get the best price.
For a more relaxed and private ride, you can also consider hiring a large taxi, which is a larger vehicle that can carry six passengers Larger taxis are usually more expensive than smaller taxis but they save space and more comfort for the journey.
It is important to agree fare with the taxi driver before starting your journey to avoid any surprises. Make sure the price includes all possible costs, such as taxes or fees. Talking ahead of time will help make the drive from Casablanca to Marrakech more smooth and convenient.
Is it cheaper to go to Marrakech or Casablanca?
Cost-wise, Marrakech is often less expensive than Casablanca. Budget-friendly lodging, delectable street cuisine, and reasonably priced trinkets may all be found in Marrakech. Experiencing local cuisine won’t break the bank either.
Being the economic center of Morocco, Casablanca is often more expensive. Accommodations might be more expensive, particularly in premium regions. There are many different dining alternatives, from expensive restaurants to cheap street cuisine, so you can pick one according on your budget.
Taxis and public transportation are reasonably priced in both cities, where transportation costs are comparable. However, those extra costs should be taken into account if you intend to travel outside of Casablanca for a day excursion.
Which city will be less expensive for you ultimately depends on your spending limit and travel preferences. When picking which Moroccan city to visit, take into account your priorities because both Marrakech and Casablanca offer distinctive experiences.
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