Discover the Best of Morocco on These Day Trips From Marrakech
There are plenty of ways to explore Morocco beyond Marrakech, and these day trips are a great way to see more of the country. From the historic cities to the Atlantic Coast, there’s a lot to discover. Whether you’re interested in history, culture, or just want to enjoy some beautiful scenery, these day trips from Marrakech are sure to please.
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A Day Trip to Casablanca from Marrakech
If you’re looking for a fun day trip from Marrakech, you should definitely consider heading to Casablanca! It’s a great city with plenty to see and do, and it’s only a short drive away.
A Day trip to Casablanca starts after the lovely breakfast where our driver will swing by to pick you up from your Riad/hotel in Marrakech at 8:30 am, then we will head north on the highway to the economic capital city of Morocco Casablanca. Once you arrive in Casablanca, you’ll want to head to the Hassan II Mosque and Rick’s Cafe .
Since Hassan II Mosque is one of the largest mosques in the world, it’s absolutely breathtaking. Trust me, it’s worth braving the crowds to see this place! This building is considered one of the largest religious buildings on the globe and opens for non-Muslims, dressed accordingly.
After visiting the mosque you will visit Rick’s Cafe Americain, made famous by the movie Casablanca. Till now you must be hungry and want to enjoy some traditional Moroccan cuisine so for that you will have a delicious lunch in Corniche. You can enjoy views of the city and then head to the Old Medina, the historic heart of the city. stroll through the narrow streets and browse the shops selling everything from spices to leather goods.
Furthermore, you will be taken to the new part of Casa called Ville Nouvelle. Here you will experience Place Mohammed V where you will see the architecture of the French with Moorish designs complimenting it beautifully.In Place des Uniones Casablanca, you can enjoy the monumental fountain that plays music every day. Although the fountain is a beautiful addition to the square, and it’s a great place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. Hence the fountain is also a great place to watch the city go by, as the water jets play a lively melody throughout the day.
You will then visit the Morocco Mall shopping Center and nearby beach and residential blocks that are famous in this city: Asayag, Bessonneau, and Glaoui. You can also go to Avenue de Forces Royal. Similarly this is a commercial area that will lead you to the old medina. You will see the artisans, jewelers, and barbers there. You will then visit a shrine nearby where the tomb of Sidi Allal el-Kairounuant is contained.
The next stop will be Art Deco Hotels. There are the popular clock towers, the apartment block of the Eleven Story of Moretti, the high-rise art deco buildings, and Art deco Hotels. In the end you will be dropped off at your hotel by our guide in Marrakech that evening.
So what are you waiting for? Plan a day trip to Casablanca from Marrakech to experience all that this amazing city has to offer. Book your trip now !!
Moroccan Bliss: A Day Trip to Essaouira
If you’re looking for a day trip in Morocco that’s both exotic and relaxing, look no further than a day trip from Marrakech to Essaouira! This charming Moroccan city is located on the Atlantic coast and is known for its beautiful beaches, quaint medina, and delicious seafood.
Once you are done with breakfast our driver will pick you up at 9:00 am Sharp. This charming little seaside town is located on the Atlantic coast, about a three-hour drive from Marrakech.
Finally, after a long journey, we will arrive in Essaouira, the Old Portuguese city of Mogador which was fortified by the French architect Vauban Follower. I’m sure you will get instantly charmed by its laid-back vibe and mesmerizing view and then you will head towards a charming and vibrant port and resort town on the Atlantic Ocean.
On the way, you will stop to see the world-famous Argan tree while goats are on the top climbing trees (Goats in Argan trees – you need to see it to believe it. It’s well worth a visit. You can always ask our driver to stop for you if you want to buy pure Argan oil and take some good photos.
You can wander on the narrow streets of the medina which is the UNESCO world heritage site since it is a great example of a late 18th-century fortified town, thus you will admire the colorful buildings and friendly locals of this place. While wandering across these streets you will see the fortress walls in Medina which are built right at the edge of the sea, on top of the rock formations, and border the entire medina all the way inland.
The view of the medina from Skala du Port is beautiful and very dynamic thanks to the thousands of seagulls flying all over the place. These influences have given a beautiful and unique result.
We then made our way to the beach, Not to mention also, this beautiful beach protected by islands Purpuraires. Artisans of Essaouira are famous for inlay on root growth cedar and offer a wide range of items from souvenirs to parts of furniture and works of art.
You will witness the favorable microclimate that ensures a mild winter and cool summer where you spend the afternoon relaxing in the sun and swimming in the clear water. That is how we perfectly end the day trip in Essaouira.
In the evening, you will return to Marrakech. Drop off at your accommodation with lots of sweet memories.
A Day Trip to the Breathtaking Ouzoud Waterfalls from Marrakech
If you want a break from Sahara desert trips and looking for a fun day trip from Marrakech, we highly recommend checking out the Ouzoud Waterfalls! It’s so worth it once you see the breathtaking views.
To start, our driver will pick you from your location at 8 am sharp and begin your Marrakech day trip to the beautiful Ouzoud Waterfalls. The drive is about 2 and a half hours with a possible 15-minute stop to empty the tanks and take a good coffee to fully wake up. Your knowledgeable driver will keep you entertained with local anecdotes, and stories about the areas you’re passing through and Morocco’s culture and customs in general. Likewise, this day trip will give you the opportunity to soak in the beauty of nature in Ouzoud falls, take an adventurous hike through Olive groves to the source of the waterfall or take a swim and cool off at the base of the waterfalls.
Once you arrive at the falls by passing through the tiny village of Ouzoud, continue past the many souvenir stalls, and start climbing down the stairs past the many cafes. Right before starting on the stairs, you will have had your first view of the waterfalls, and they will look heavenly.
Otherwise, there is another route to get to the base of the waterfalls, more fun but a little bit more challenging, if you are in good shape and have good boots on, definitely take it, incredible views and more monkey encounters. Besides, it not only gives the best views of the waterfalls but also good opportunities for swimming, thus If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even take a dip in the water! Just be sure to ask someone first if the water is safe to swim in. Also, you can take a rest while appreciating the view.
Moreover, there is an option of small boats that can take you on a tour but these serve little practical use since it is quite easier to walk over to the other side. But they are there for the purpose of charm.
Other than fall, Ouzoud is also known as the home of the famous macaque monkeys, the naturally tailless monkeys that you find performing in the main square in Marrakech. You will be delighted to see them roaming free in their native habitat. On other hand, there are also several restaurants and cafes(not included) in the area, so you can refuel after a day of exploring
Overall, it’s an amazing place to spend a day and we guarantee you’ll love it! So, what are you waiting for? Book now and pack your bags and start heading towards the Ouzoud Waterfalls for an unforgettable day trip from Marrakech!
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Discover the Ourika Valley in Just One Day
Looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech? Ourika Valley is the perfect day trip!
Departure from your hotel at 9:30 and begin the trip by just a short beautiful drive of 60km from the city which takes you to the foot of the High Atlas Mountains at about 1,000m altitude, the Ourika Valley is a stunning natural oasis. Thus you will enjoy exploring the rushing waterfalls, green mountains, terraced agriculture, small villages, cafes, grocery shops, small hotels clinging to the sides of the mountains and picturesque villages. Clearly it will be easy for you to admit why this is one of Morocco’s most popular tourist destinations.
Moreover, it is possible to visit a Berber house to experience their lifestyle, the simplicity of equipment, and the privacy of a Berber family. If so, you will assist in the preparation of mint tea and exchange cultures with the family. Since this valley is one of the richest valleys in Morocco with plenty of water, green trees and flowers, blooming bushes, and magnificent waterfalls as There’s no shortage of things to relish in the Ourika Valley and There are plenty of activities to keep you busy during your day trip to the Ourika Valley.
After lunch here, you have the option to take 2 hours hiking. You will walk through the Berber village of Setti Fatma, hike to your heart’s content, relax in one of the many hammams (traditional Moroccan baths), or take a dip in the refreshing waters of the Ourika River and within the fields where you may well see monkeys in the wild, and experience great views of the waterfall.
Afterward, you will head back to Marrakech where the Tour ends at your accommodation.
So no matter how you spend the day, a trip to the Ourika Valley is sure to leave you with lasting memories of this truly magical place.