Castle ruins sink into the sand as high-tide wraps around the historic ramparts. The whitewashed walls of a coastal city shine brightly against azure water and the surrounding golden sands. Legendary storytellers spin tales enchanting tales of princesses and flying carpets. Experience Old World ambiance in contemporary luxury. Discover snake charmers and camel trains, lavish palaces, and mouth-watering cuisine. Your custom tailored Moroccan tour through Casablanca, Marrakech, and Essaouira shows...
Casablanca – Cosmopolitan Welcome
Casablanca is a city set on the Atlantic Ocean. Contemporary culture abounds, thriving along the wide, palm-lined boulevards. The ocean spray mists into the air around La Corniche. The aromas of fresh seafood and indulgent spices emanate from restaurants around the esplanade. Locals stroll along the coastal walkway dressed up and ready to be seen. Men play pétanque in Parc La Ligue Arabe, a game similar to bocce ball. Small cafes fill with locals sipping strong, fresh brewed coffee and engaging in passionate conversation.
It is easy to imagine the gilded walls and conical light fixture fading behind the beauty of Piaf’s voice as she filled the house with eager listeners. Casablanca maintains a contemporary momentum deeply in touch with its historic roots. Hassan II Mosque sits on the coastline and boasts the largest minaret in the world, standing 690 feet tall. The mosque was built in the 1990s but is decorated with the traditional, opulent Islamic and Moorish styling that has enchanted visitors from across the globe for centuries. Basking in the splendor of Casablanca and Morocco continues on the next day.
Marrakech – Withstanding Walls
Marrakech – Legendary Wonder
Marrakech – Swaying Palms
Essaouira – Coastal Ramparts
Essaouira – Castles of Sand
Essaouira – Treasuring the Day
Essaouira – Following the Breeze
- Enjoy a morning hot air balloon ride above the marvelous scenery
- Witness the legendary castles made of sand that adorn the coast
- Visit a local celebrated winery offering European wines with a Moroccan touch
- Explore Marrakech and Essaouira on private guided city tours
- Discover the energetic charm of legendary Djemaa el Fna Square
- Indulge in the renowned flavors of Moroccan cuisine
Palm trees rise out of oases and look like unintentional forests. The High Atlas Mountains rise out of fertile valleys and separate the coastal plains from the Sahara Desert. The scent of mint tea is always close by - emanating from rooftop cafes and hidden restaurants. Your 8-day tour of Morocco takes you from the capital of Casablanca, through the old walls of Marrakech, and the charming beachside city of Essaouira. Culture abounds and landscape lusters. From the foothills of the Atlas Mountains to the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean, the predictions of fortunetellers to the silken drapes of local vendors, your time in Morocco will shine with the excitement of endless discovery.
Your Moroccan vacation begins with your arrival in Casablanca. The city embodies Morocco’s contemporary culture, filled with luxurious hotels, decadent restaurants, lush parks, and Art Deco architecture that hearkens back to French colonialism. Spend time exploring the city and its hidden delights. Your private transfer escorts you to Marrakech where you can explore the tremendous historic culture that continues to thrive inside the old city walls. Your private guide takes you along the city’s treasures, from the Bahia Palace to the Saadian Tombs.
Djemaa el Fna Square has established itself as the heart of the city, filled with ancient and contemporary activity. With a day in the city at your leisure, you can make your way into the desert for a stunning hot air balloon ride at sunrise. As the sunlight spreads across the landscape the exquisite world of mountain foothills and oases come into view. Your private transfer takes you to the coastal city of Essaouira, where your guide awaits to show you around the ancient, winding streets.
Waves crash against the lower reaches of the city wall and the laid back ambiance around the medina is captivating. With two full days at your leisure, you can spend time exploring the surrounding desert coast, discovering castle ruins on horseback or sliding down sand dunes while sandboarding. Enjoy a camelback trek along the scenic gleaming sea or unwind in the cool breeze on a rooftop café. The beauty of the beaches and cultural charm of Morocco are yours to relish. Soon your private transfer will take you to Agadir for your flight home, but you could always extend your vacation to experience more of marvelous Morocco.
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Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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