The unforgettable discovery of the “Red Pearl”, of its famous Souks and Djema El Fna Square with its open air entertainment and food stalls.
Meeting by our english speaking guide in Casablanca port and departure for a full day excursion to Marrakech (about 2h30 mn driving each way) with chauffeured A/C Mini van. It includes a Moroccan Lunch at local restaurant (drinks are not included).
On arrival in Marrakech, the visit begins by the 2 main monuments symbols of Marrakech: first of all, the Koutoubia Mosque, sister tower to Seville’s Giralda, the minaret of which has become the symbol of the city; then behind the ramparts that made Marrakech a fortified city, are the Saadian Tombs. The Mausoleum of the XVIth century dynasty shows through the delicacy of its carved wood ceiling, the great skill of Arabic craftsmen.
After a traditional Moroccan lunch will start the discovery of the souks, a shopper’s paradise and a discovery for all 5 senses.
Anything can be found there from a blue silk thread to a wrought iron table, from a jar of pickled olives to a full bucket of “khlih“ the local home made beef preserve!
End of the visit at the renowned Djemaa El fna square, a popular entertainment area where at the end of the afternoon, storytellers, snake charmers, tooth-drawers and dancers appear to entertain the crowd in a scene that is pure street theatre.
Then return to Casablanca by the motorway in time for the departure of the ship. The total length of this Day trip from casablanca to Marrakech will depend of the schedule stop of your cruiseship.