Day Trip From Marrakech To Casablanca

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Private Casablanca Day Tour from Marrakech

Experience the allure of Morocco on our captivating Marrakech to Casablanca Day Trip. Journey 240 km from the heart of Marrakech to the bustling port city of Casablanca, a treasure trove of French colonial, Moorish, and Art Deco architecture. This full-day adventure showcases the city’s cultural fusion and takes you to the iconic Hassan II Mosque, a marvel with its towering 210-meter minaret overlooking the Atlantic. Perfect for travelers seeking a blend of history, architecture, and scenic beauty, this tour is your gateway to discovering the vibrant spirit of Casablanca in a day. Join us for an unforgettable exploration of one of Morocco’s most dynamic cities

Marrakech to Casablanca Day Trip Highlights

  • Explore the Hassan II Mosque, unique in Morocco for welcoming non-Muslim visitors.
  • Stroll along Casablanca's Corniche, lined with trendy cafes, clubs, and restaurants.
  • Visit the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart to see its stunning Gothic revival architecture.
  • Wander through Casablanca's charming markets and Habous Medina.

Casablanca Day Trip from Marrakech Itinerary

  • Marrakech → Casablanca

    Begin your Marrakech to Casablanca day tour with a convenient early morning pickup from your hotel or riad at 7:00 AM. Relax on a comfortable 3-hour drive through the fertile Gharb plains, with a refreshing halfway rest stop. Upon reaching Casablanca, join your local guide for an immersive city tour, starting with the iconic Hassan II Mosque, boasting a stunning 210-meter minaret, a fusion of Islamic and Moroccan architecture.

    Next, explore the lively Corniche in Ain Diab, a hotspot for trendy clubs, restaurants, and seaside walks. Immerse yourself in the historic charm of Casablanca’s Medina, a maze of narrow streets rich in culture. Visit the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, a remarkable example of French colonial architecture, and then journey through the city center, admiring Art Deco buildings and the impressive Arab League Square.

    Opt for a memorable lunch at Rick’s Café, inspired by the classic film “Casablanca” (advance reservation recommended). Conclude your tour with a scenic drive through Casablanca’s upscale neighborhoods before a relaxing return trip to Marrakech. Your full-day Casablanca adventure ends with a drop-off at your accommodation, wrapping up an unforgettable exploration of Morocco’s vibrant urban landscape.

Marrakech to Casablanca Day Tour Prices

Number of Participants: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7-9 10-13 14-17
Price per person: 330€ 175€ 145€ 125€ 105€ 99€ 93€ 90€ 80€
Number of Participants: Price per person:
1 330€
2 175€
3 145€
4 125€
5 105€
6 99€
7-9 93€
10-13 90€
14-17 80€

Included

  • A/C modern vehicle driven by an English/French speaking driver.
  • Licensed local guide in Casablanca.
  • Entrance fees to Hassan II Mosque.
  • Toll fees.
  • Pick up / drop off service from your hotel/riad.

Not included

  • Lunch and beverages.
  • Personal expenses.

Tour Map

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Distance Between Marrakech and Casablanca?

Traveling from Marrakech to Casablanca typically takes between 2 to 3 hours by car. The most efficient route is via the A7 motorway, ensuring a swift and scenic journey to your destination in Casablanca. The exact duration can vary slightly based on the specific drop-off location in Casablanca.

Was the Movie "Casablanca" Filmed in the City of Casablanca?

Contrary to what one might expect, the iconic film “Casablanca” was not filmed in the city of Casablanca, Morocco. Instead, it was produced at Warner Brothers Studios in California. However, fans of the movie can immerse themselves in its legacy by visiting “Rick’s Cafe” in Casablanca, a location that captures the essence of the film with its Art Deco style, roulette table, and grand piano.

Are Non-Muslims Allowed to Visit Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca?

Yes, non-Muslims are welcome to visit the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca. While the mosque is primarily open for Muslims during the five daily prayers and the special Friday prayer, guided tours are available for non-Muslim visitors outside of these prayer times. This provides a unique opportunity for people of all backgrounds to experience the architectural splendor and cultural significance of one of Morocco’s most iconic religious sites.

What Should You Wear When Visiting Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca?

Visitors to the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca should dress modestly. Both men and women are expected to cover their knees and shoulders as a sign of respect. Additionally, upon entering the mosque hall, it is required to remove your shoes. For your convenience, bags are provided to carry your shoes while you explore the interior of this magnificent architectural marvel. Adhering to these dress code guidelines ensures a respectful and culturally sensitive visit.

Should You Include Casablanca in Your Morocco Itinerary?

Absolutely! While many travelers to Morocco tend to focus on Fez or Marrakech, Casablanca has its unique charm and is definitely worth a visit. Allocating just half a day in Casablanca allows you to explore key attractions like the stunning Hassan II Mosque, the Art Deco buildings in the city center, and the scenic Ain Diab Corniche. Enhance your Casablanca experience with a quick lunch at the famous Rick’s Cafe, known for its connection to the classic film “Casablanca.” This brief stop in the city offers a glimpse into its rich culture and architectural beauty.

How Safe is Casablanca, Morocco for Travelers?

Casablanca is generally a safe city for visitors. To ensure a secure and enjoyable experience, it is advisable to stay within the well-traveled tourist areas. If you’re interested in exploring less frequented spots or going off the beaten track, it’s recommended to use the services of a local guide. These precautions help ensure that you can enjoy all that Casablanca has to offer while staying safe.

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Ezra Langley

Couple Traveller

We had an amazing experience in Casablanca, and we were really lucky to have Abdel as our tour guide. Our group had a fantastic time. Abdel was incredibly knowledgeable and attentive throughout the tour. We spent a delightful five hours exploring the city and gained a wealth of insights into its history and the everyday lives of its people. One thing that stood out was Abdel’s honesty and lack of pressure when we visited certain shops. We were all impressed by his energetic personality. We wholeheartedly recommend this trip to everyone!

August 28, 2023

Atticus Mercer

Group Traveller

Even though the journey to Casablanca was quite lengthy, the day turned out to be absolutely amazing. Our driver was top-notch, and our tour guide was simply fantastic. His understanding of the city was unparalleled. We had a wonderful time exploring the Medina. Later, we were treated to a visit to a restaurant located in the historic Medina, which used to be a synagogue. The meal we had there was truly one of the best we’ve ever experienced.

August 23, 2023

Lysander Hale

Couple Traveller

We had an excellent experience. The transportation was punctual, and they followed the schedule diligently. The guide was very knowledgeable about all the places we visited. He provided us with options for our next steps and where to explore. Many thanks for creating wonderful memories.

August 23, 2023

sidora Santos

Couple Traveller

The trip was quite enjoyable, though it felt a bit long. Ahmed, our driver, was really careful on the road, and our tour guide in Casablanca, Fouad, was incredibly informed. He did an excellent job sharing insights about the local culture. I truly suggest considering this excursion.

August 22, 2023

Nisha Sharma

Family Traveller

The journey was pleasant and satisfying. Badr, our guide, and Adil, our driver, were both really helpful in arranging special pick-up and drop-off points for us during the tour. I strongly suggest this to anyone seeking to experience the essence of Casablanca!

August 19, 2023
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