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BEST ONE DAY TRIPS FROM MARRAKECH

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BEST ONE DAY TRIPS FROM MARRAKECH

1- MARRAKECH BEST HISTORICAL TOUR 1 DAY GUIDED TOUR

On this Best One Day Trips From Marrakech City Tour, You will Enjoy a guided city tour of the Medina of Marrakech “Paris of the Sahara” as Winston Churchill once described it. Stop first at the Koutoubia Mosque, which is an old monument built under the reign of the Almohad Caliph Yaqub al-Mansur (1184 to 1199). This monument inspired other buildings such as the Giralda in Seville in Spain and the Hassan Tower in Rabat. Stop next at the Bahia Palace. This Palace was built in the late 19th century and was intended to capture the essence of the Islamic and Moroccan style. Visit Madrasa Ben Youssef after that. This Coranic school is named after the Almoravid Sultan Ali Ibn Yusuf (reigned 1106–1142). Madrasa Ben Youssef is the largest in all of Morocco. Stop next at the Saadian tombs, which is a site that dates back to the time of the sultan Ahmad al-Mansur (1578-1603). The tombs were discovered in 1917 and were restored by the Beaux-arts service. Optional lunch at a local restaurant. Continue the tour with the world famous Jema El Fna Square where you will enjoy amazing performance of traditional activities by storytellers, snake charmers, peddlers of traditional medicines. Your last stop is the bustling souks in the Medina.

PRICE PER PERSON:  70 EURO / PER ADULT

highlights :

Majorel Gardens

Guided walking tour Marrakech

Bahia Palace

Souks

Jamaa lfna & Koutoubia

Jewish Monuments and Heritage Tour

What’s included in Marrakech city tour Best One Day Trips From Marrakech to Atlas Kasbahs Desert falls beach

  • Pick-up from your hotel, riad, or accommodation in Marrakech.
  • English speaking guide
  • Private AC Car
  • Answer all your questions

What’s Not included

  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Monuments tickets
  • Gratuities and money spending

2- MARRAKE CH TO CASABLANCA CITY TOUR BEST ONE DAY TRIPS FROM MARRAKECH

  • Morning departure from your hotel or the Port in Casablanca.
  • Casablanca is more affectionately known as Casa by the locals. The biggest city in the Maghreb, Casablanca is the heart of Moroccan business. Enjoy Casablanca’s vibrant new town, visit the old medina, lounge at beach clubs, and dine at seafood restaurants along the Corniche.
  • Start your morning off with a visit to Parc de La Ligue Arabe, a huge garden with avenues lined with tall palm trees, ficus, arcades, pergolas, and flower beds. On its edge is the Cathedrale du Sacré Coeur, a splendid example of Hispano-Moresque architecture.
  • Take the road to the old medina and pass through Place Mohammed V and the Place des Nations Uniones, focal points of Ville Novuelle.
  • Visit the famous clock tower, Art Deco buildings, and the eleven-story Moretti apartment block on Boulevard Mohmmed V. Visit the famous residential blocks of the Glaoui, the Bessonneau, and the Asayag. Stroll the labyrinth of narrow streets lined with jewelers and artisanal shops. See La Squala, the fortified 18th century wall of the city. Visit the nearby shrine and tomb of Sidi Allal el-Kairouant, Casablanca’s patron saint.
  • Enjoy lunch at one of the international restaurants on the Corniche, El Mer, or Rick’s Cafe.
  • After lunch visit Hassan II Mosque designed by the French architect Michel Pinseau. It is situated on a promontory looking out to the Atlantic, which can be seen through a gigantic glass floor with room for 25,000 worshippers. Its minaret is the world’s tallest at 210 meters. It is an enormous architectural masterpiece and the second largest religious building in the world. On Fridays, the Mosque of Hassan II is open to non-Muslims. The Mosque of Hassan II’s promontory offers lovely views overlooking Casa in the residential Anfa quarter.
  • Next visit the Habous Market, a traditional Moroccan souk, to explore first hand and connect with the locals.
  • End the day with a visit to Casablancaʼs cooperatives. Shop and explore local crafts, wood work, leather work, and carpets.

 

JEWISH HERITAGE BEST ONE DAY TRIPS FROM MARRAKECH

  • Visit Temple Beth-El, the Jewish Synagogue in Casablanca. Beth-El, is considered the centerpiece of a once vibrant Jewish community. The Synagogue has remarkable stained glass windows and many artistic elements.
  • Visit the Museum of Moroccan Judaism in Casablanca, a museum of history and ethnography created by the Jewish Community of Casablanca in 1997 with the support of the Foundation of Jewish-Moroccan Cultural Heritage. The Museum holds the treasures of the Arab regionʼs only Jewish Museum. Using world-class standards of conservation for the collections, the Museum of Moroccan Judaism presents religious, ethnographic, and artistic objects that demonstrate the history, religion, traditions, and daily life of Jews in the context of Moroccan civilization.
  • Visit the old Jewish Mellah of Casablanca. While Jews no longer live in the mellah, kosher butchers can still be found in the old market. The Jewish cemetery in the mellah is open and quiet, with well-kept white stone markers in French, Hebrew, and Spanish. Once a year, Casablancans celebrate a hiloula, or prayer festival, at the tomb of the Jewish saint, Eliahou.
  • Casablancaʼs 4,500 Jews now live mostly outside the mellah and worship in over 30 synagogues around the city. Throughout Casablanca you can find kosher restaurants, Jewish community centers, and Jewish schools.

 PRICE PER PERSON:  120 EURO / Per Person

Activities : visit to Hassan 2 mosque

Casablanca Attractions

What’s included in Marrakech city tour

  • Pick-up from your hotel, riad, or accommodation in Marrakech.
  • Duration : 1 Day
  • English speaking guide
  • Private AC Car
  • Answer all your questions

 What’s Not included

  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Monuments tickets
  • Gratuities and money spending

 

3 – MARRAKECH TO FALLS CASCADES BEST ONE DAY TRIPS FROM MARRAKECH

Your driver will pick you up from your accommodation at 08am and start your Marrakech day trip to the beautiful Ouzoud Waterfalls. The drive is about 2 hours and a half with a possible 15 minutes stop to empty the tanks and take a good coffe to fully wake up. Your knowledgable drive will keep you entretained during with local anecdotes, stories about the areas you’re passing through and Morocco’s culture and customes in general. This day trip will give you the opportunity to soak the beauty of the nature in Ouzoud Waterfalls,take an adventurous hike through Olive groves to the source of the waterfall, Take a swim and cool off at the base of the waterfalls.
Ouzoud or Izid in some regions means “the act of grinding grain” in Berber. This seems to be confirmed by the frequent mills in the region, that were used to grind wheat for decades.

Best One Day Trips From Marrakech to the waterfalls Itinerary:

You arrive here by passing through the tiny village of Ouzoud, continue past the many souvenir stalls, start climbing down the stairs past the many cafes. Right before starting on the stairs, you will have had your first view over the waterfalls, and it will look heavingly. 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 monkeys encouters. Not only does it give the best views of the waterfalls and good opportunities for swimming, it is also a place to rest. There are small boats that can take you on a tour. These boats serve little practical use, since it is easy to walk over to the other side. But they are there for the purpose of charm.

This is also the home of the famous macaque monkeys, the naturally tail-less monkeys that you find performing in the main square in Marrakech. It is delightful to see them roaming free in their native habitat. There are several restaurants (not included) all of which have spectacular views.

PRICE: 60 EURO / Per Person

What’s included in Ouzoud waterfalls

  • Pick-up from your hotel, riad, or accommodation in Marrakech.
  • Drop off at your hotel, riad or accommodation in Marrakech
  • Transport: A/C 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser
  • English speaking guide
  • Answer all your questions
  • Trekking and walking

What’s Not included

  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities and money spending

Ouzoud waterfalls day trip highlights :

  • Beautiful scenery during the drive (~ 2h30)
  • 110 meters high waterfalls (3 streams) with a permanent rainbow
  • About 45 minutes hike between top and base of the waterfalls
  • Possibily to take a swim and cool off
  • Wild but friendly macaque monkeys encouter
  • Local restaurant hidden in the olive groves with awesome views on the valley.

 4- Best One Day Trips From Marrakech to Essaouira  overview:

Essaouira day trip from Marrakech is a must do day trip. Essaouira Situates in 175 kilometers away from Marrakech. The beach of Essaouira is a long ribbon of around ten kilometres bathed in surf. Its sheer size is surprising and its tranquillity is reassuring. There is an invigorating sensation from the ocean breeze as soon as you set foot on the immaculate sand., you will also admire the view of goats on trees. Essaouira is a medieval city known for its annual festival of Gnaoua music. The UNESCO considers the city to be an international heritage. There are many other things to admire during your Essaouira day trip from Marrakech such as its pleasant weather, place Moulay El Hassan, La Skala,the port, the ramparts, and the Jewish district ‘Derb Lealouj’. thanks to the ocean breeze, Essaouira benefits from cool air.

5: MARRAKECH TO ESSAOUIRA BEST ONE DAY TRIPS FROM MARRAKECH

Your driver will pick you up at 08am, and start your Essaouira day trip from Marrakech, enjoying the natural surrounding country side on this Essaouira excursion. You have the opportunity to visit an argan Cooperative on the way as the the region is known for argan oil. See how women in the Cooperative work hardly and with enthusiasm to get the oil from the Argan nuts to make cosmetics or delicious oil for food. You will discover an operation that requires some time and efforts from the women involved. Once we arrive in Essaouira, you have the full day to explore medina which is surrounded by medieval walls, with a castle standing at their Southern edge. Its white-washed and blue-shuttered houses give it a gorgeous look. Take a stroll in its amusing narrow streets exploring the ancient French and Portuguese architecture enjoy the beach, visit the harbour and enjoy a delcious lunch in one of the restaurants of the fishing port .if you wish you can take a local guide for a city tour, but we recommend to go all over on your own because it is the best way to visit this small and quiet town . Return to marrakech in the evening at around 6pm. 

PRICE: 70 EURO / Per Person

What is included in Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech

  • Pick-up from your hotel, riad, or accommodation in Marrakech.
  • Private AC Vehicule
  • English speaking guide
  • Answer all your questions
  • Drop off at your hotel, riad or accommodation in Marrakech
  • Duration : 8am – 6pm
  • Free time to explore Essaouira
  • Visit to Argan Trees with goats and Argan Cooperative

What’s Not included

  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities and money spending

Essaouira day trip highlights :

  • Explore the old town ” Medina” of Essaouira a UNESCO world heritage site
  • Visit the traditional port and learn about its long history
  • See the ramparts and visit Thuya wood musuem
  • Relax on the beach
  • Private Essaouira day trip from Marrakech
6: MARRAKECH TO KASBAH & HOLLYWOOD BEST ONE DAY TRIPS FROM MARRAKECH

A day trip from Marrakech to Ait benhaddou is a wonderful plan to spend the day out of the big city. The trip starts at 08:00 when your driver knocks on the door of the riad you’re staying in. Usually the alleys are too small for the car to reach the depths of the Medina. Once you’re in the car, you can put on music of your choice with a USB thumb or an AUX cord, or just enjoy the random playlists specific to each driver. After a dozen of kilometers, as you start to go up at the beginning of the mountain chain, you start to notice a couple of berber villages perched in the mountains in an astonishing camouflage making them one with nature. villagers are usually self-sufficient, they rely on agriculture and livestock, and maybe sell a sheep or a goat at the weekly market to buy tea, sugar, clothes and pay the electricity bills. The land provides wheat, a variety of vegetables, fruits and oils. The livestock provides meat. People consume only sick or weak animals that will not survive unless it is a really special occasion, a dear guest or a religious ceremony. A little stop at one of the many terraces to stretch your legs and maybe grab a cup of coffe to fully wake up, then continue the road crossing the Tizi n Tichka Pass (2160m) of the High Atlas to reach the ancient village of Ait Benhaddou. You will probably hear the name “Ksar” often, it has two meanings in Morocco; 1: A great and luxurious palace, or an assembly of Kasbahs usually surrounded by a protective wall which is the case here in Ksar Ait Benhaddou. The fortified village was declared amongst Morocco’s eight world heritage sites by the Unesco and it is well preserved. The ksar is situated in the Ounila valley. Aït Benhaddou Was a station for the caravanes in old times, transporting gold, silver, salt, spices and slaves from the depths of the African Sahara across Morocco and to Europe. The merchants either exchange their goods here and return, or pause and rest before continuing their trip to Marrakech. The salty mines are still active in the area and you could notice salt on the sides of the ounila valley before reaching the village.

Ait Benhaddou: at the Ksar

Ait Benhaddou is even more famous for being a backdrop for many hollywood movies, scenes of the mighty Russel Crowe playing the Gladiator were shot in the village, Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy also used the Ksar as a background for many scenes. Welles used it as a location for Sodome And Gomorrah, and for Jesus of Nazareth. The scene where Denerys Targarian was entering the Sand village (with two pyramids at the top) was also shot at the doors of Ait Benhaddou, once there, you will get the chance to see a couple of pictures of the live shootings that took place there. And at the top of the hill, you will appreciate a wonderful view of the whole valley. You will spend two hours in Ait Benhaddou, one for exploring the village and sites, and an hour to enjoy a good meal on a terrace with clear views of the Kasbahs. After leaving Ait Benhaddou, We will head to Ouarzazate, a city at 30 km from the site of Ait Benhaddou and equally famous in the film making industry as there are two major studios in the city and a huge museum of the cinematographic art. The name “Ouarzazate” is a berber combination of two words, meaning noiseless and peaceful.

The day trip continues…Off to Ouarzazate

The first attraction worth visiting the Kasbah of Taourirte, a beautiful and well preserved construction that holds many heroic stories and ancient history, the entrance fee is 20 dh per person and you have the option pay a local guide to get some added value and the stories the largest Kasbah of Morocco and home to former Pacha Glaoui, ruler of the region has to tell. The second attraction in Ouarzazate is the cinematographic arts museum, situated just in front the previous Kasbah, is a massive collection of tools, costumes, cameras, VFX technics and chambers used in the filming of movies. The entrance fee to the museum is 30dh per person, and it is also possible to take a local guide to explain the site. After the museum, we will head back to the entrance of the city, where the Atlas Studio site lays, this is where actual film making happens, but the museum is more interesting, because the studio is usually empty outside shooting times, and forbidden during the shooting. The trip comes to end here and you take the road back to Marrakech to arrive around sunset. The driver will drop you off at your hotel or any place of your choice in the city.

PRICE:  90 EURO / Per Person

What’s included in Ait benhaddou day trip

  • Pick-up from your hotel, riad, or accommodation in Marrakech.
  • Duration : 1 Day ( 10 hours approx.)
  • English speaking guide
  • Private AC Land Cruiser
  • Answer all your questions
  • Visit to Ait benhaddou kasbah
  • Visit to Ounila valley

 What’s Not included

  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities and money spending

Ait benhaddou day trip highlights :

  • Cross the Tizi-n-Tichka pass in the Atlas Mountains
  • Visit the Film Studios, the cinema museum and Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate
  • Visit the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou
  • Learn about the old caravan trading.
  • Learn about Glaoui family

6: MARRAKECH TO HIGH ATLAS MOUNTAINS & IMLIL BEST ONE DAY TRIPS FROM MARRAKECH

One Day Tour High Atlas Mountain Toubkal Tour

Duration: 9:00am – 5:00pm

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Starting & Finishing Point: Your Hotel in Marrakech

Travel to Morocco’s High Atlas region and Trek Jebel Toukbal. Visit the dramatic valleys and Berber Village of Imlil.

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ITINERARY FROM MARRAKECH TO HIGH ATLAS MOUNTAINS & IMLIL BEST ONE DAY TRIPS FROM MARRAKECH

After breakfast at your hotel, depart Marrakech by 4×4 and head south toward Imlil. Imlil is a small, peaceful village in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Due to its unique location this quaint village has become the center of mountain tourism and trekking tours. Standing at 1740 meters above sea level, Imlil sits just below Djebel Toukbal the highest peak in Northern Africa 4170m.

As your driver travels towards Imlil village, just 1 ½ hours outside the red city  Marrakech, the road narrows considerably after the turn-off from the weekly market town of Asni, winding for 14 km up the Ait Mizan Valley into the village. Once in Imlil, travel is onfoot or by mule. (If it’s Saturday remind your host to stop at the Saturday weekly souk in Asni and stock up on supplies prior to heading to the mountains – experience traditional berber markets).

Your driver will take you on a small tour of the village, which in fertile in spring and summer with waterfalls surrounded by greenery. Explore the small shops selling Berber silverjewelry and local Moroccan goods that can be found along the tarmac road just before the dead end that leads up to Toukbal.

 Next visit the other side of Imlil and travel through a small windy road and then a short trek downhill by foot that leads to imlil accross the surrounding villages. Enjoy beautiful landscapes, charming interior space- that boasts breathtaking views of Toukbal and the surrounding old villages.

Enjoy lunch with a Berber Family (vegetarian food available) with its magnificentviews of Toukbal, just a 10 minute short walk past the tarmac road.

After lunch head back down to the town center of Imlil and return to Marrakesh.  

DJBEL TOUKBAL HIGH ATLAS MOUNTAIN ONE DAY TOUR

Imlil as a village is a relatively new creation; it was created to cater for the amount of tourists pouring through en route to Toubkal. The original communities still exist in the valleys around: Tamatert; Ait Souka; Tagadirt; Ashayn; Taourirt n’Ait Mizane; Mzikene and Arghene. Before the advent of mountain tourism the Imlil area was well known for its walnuts, apples and cherry production.

 Also known as Jbel Toubkal, this impressive massif is a mecca fort rekkers who climb to the summit for magnificent views of the Atlas range, and the satisfaction of conquering one of Africa’s most famous mountains. It is the central attraction of Morocco’s Mount Toubkal National Park. An ascent of Mount Toubkal is one of Morocco’s most popular attractions, achieved in as little as two days, but normally included as a highlight of a longer trek inthe High Atlas, of up to 10 days or more. 

PRICE:  70 EURO / Per Person

What’s included in Ait benhaddou day trip

  • Pick-up from your hotel, riad, or accommodation in Marrakech.
  • English speaking guide
  • Private AC Land Cruiser
  • Answer all your questions
  • Optional Trekking and walking (mule ride)
  • Visit to High Atlas

What’s Not included

  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities and money spending

Agadir to Marrakech One Day Tour Itinerary:

Meet your Guide at Agadir Port, Cruise Ship pick up Tours from Agadir, Take the road to Marrakech, 3 hours drive, followed by a pleasant tour of Marrakech Medina.

A Full guided tour will be scheduled to discover Marrakesh which is known as the “Red City”. Marrakesh is the most important former imperial city in Morocco’s history, it is situated near the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountain. Like all the old cities, Marrakech comprises both an old fortified city The Medina and an very modern city called Gueliz built during the French occupation. Marrakesh has the largest traditional market (souk) in Morocco and also has one of the busiest squares in Africa and the world, Djemaa el Fna. The square is full of story-tellers, water sellers, dancers, snakes charmers and musicians. During the night the square turns into a huge open-air restaurant.

During our visit we will see The Koutoubia Mosque, built in the 12th century in the reign of Almoravid Dynasty. We will go among narrow streets and allies in ancient city. We pass by “seven saints” during the reign of Moulay Ismail, the festival of the seven saints was founded to the request of the Sultan. The tombs of several renowned figures were moved to Marrakesh to attract pilgrims. Marrakesh was dominated in the first half of the 20th century by T’hami El Glaoui, “Lord of the Atlas”, and Pasha of Marrakesh. Still there is a house called Dar Pacha El Glaoui from where he used to rule the whole southern part of Morocco.

Agadir to Marrakech one Day Tour Highlights:

Guided walking Tour of Marrakech

Majorel Gardens

Bahia Palace

Souks

Jamaa lfna & Koutoubia

Meals Included : Breakfast

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