Depart Casablanca for an approximate 4 hour drive across the Chaouia and Ben Guerir plains to the huge, palm-surrounded oasis that harbors Marrakech. Along the way, your guide will tell you about the history and culture of this captivating city as you pass villages and small towns and miles of rural land. After a refreshment stop on the way, the city of Marrakech unfolds, nestled at the foot of Morocco’s mighty Atlas Mountains. You’ll travel along boulevards lined with orange and jacaranda trees. Enjoy lunch at a typical Moroccan restaurant in the ancient Medina, surrounded by breathtaking architecture and entertainment including Andalusian music and belly dancing.
After lunch, discover Marrakech and see new and exciting places such as the Menara basin, the 12th-century minaret of Koutoubia, the tallest and most famous landmark in Marrakech, and the Saadian tombs, where the Royal family of the Saadian dynasty is buried. The beautiful Necropolis contains 66 indoor tombs with interiors intricately decorated with mosaics. Visit the 19th century Bahia Palace, a great exponent of Moroccan architecture, with its tranquil lush gardens and magnificent decorations. Walk through the ancient Medina with its colorful souks where you’ll have some time for optional shopping. Visit the famous Jamaa el Fna square, where fortune-tellers, magicians, fire eaters and monkey leaders mingle with acrobats, snake charmers and singers. Undoubtedly, this is the most exuberant marketplace in the world!
Note: This tour is not recommended for guests with walking disabilities as there is extensive walking in crowded areas, narrow alleyways and uneven or steep terrain. Roadside bathroom facilities can be very basic. We suggest you bring moist towelettes or tissue paper with you. There is only one bathroom stop during your drive to/from Marrakech.