Casablanca Day Trip to Rabat
We will start Casablanca day trip to Rabat, the Capital of Morocco, and back to Casablanca.
After breakfast depart to Rabat.
Rabat is a the main university town and the capital of Morocco.
The city is located on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Bou Regreg River.
During your one day tour you will learn Rabat’s history and enjoy its beautiful domes, minarets, wide avenues and green spaces.
Your guide will escort you on a walk around the picturesque Almohad northern walls of the Udayas Kasbah.
The kasbah was built to protect the city and is enclosed by ramparts dating from the Almohad period.
Visit Bab Oudaïa, a monumental gate and example of Almohad military architecture.
See the Udayas Museum , Moulay Ismaïl’s palace exhibiting collections of Moroccan folk art.
Before moving on to city medina, relax in the Moorish style Andalusian garden.
Walk the famous and lively Rue des Consuls where foreign consuls were once obliged to live.
After lunch, continue to the Hassan tower, which stands on the hill overlooking the Wadi Bou Regreg.
It is a gigantic mosque, emblematic of Rabat and famous for its unfinished minaret where storks nest.
Next door, visit the beautiful Mausoleum of Mohammed V decorated with stained glass windows, white marble and a wrought-iron entryway with a stairway leading to an impressive dome.
Now we Move In the necropolis of Chellah, where so many vestiges of the Roman town of Sale.
Visit the Archaeological Museum, which houses the most extensive collection of archeological artifacts and the unbelievably beautiful Necropolis at Chellah.
Continue our visit to the The majestic Royal Palace is located in the heart of Rabat and is open to the public.
From the outside it is an imposing building and one can also discover the beauty of the palace exploring inside.
In front of the Royal Palace is the personal mosque of King.
The building is a fine example of Islamic architecture that was built in 1864 and is surrounded by a wall with three gates well protected access.
Visitors can also visit the area known as the Mechouar, where the king led the Friday prayers and green and beautiful gardens surrounding the palace.
The street leading to the main square and the palace entrance are lined with well cared fortrees.
Also on the list is Ville Nouvelle ( New city ).
The new town has wide boulevards, open green spaces and avenues lined with residential blocks, a railroad, the Bank of Morocco, Musée de la Poste and the cathedral Saint-Pierre.
Returning Back To Casablanca and driving you to your Riad/Hotel.
End of Casablanca day trip to Rabat.
Casablanca day trip to Meknes and Volubilis
Our Casablanca day trip to Volubilis and Meknes shall be from your accommodations in Casablanca at 8:00am. Then, head out to explore the ancient imperial city of Meknes,which is in about 3 hours driving.
See historical sites such as the impressive ramparts, monumental gates, and the Mausoleum Moulay Ismail.
At its peak of glory, Meknes had over 50 palaces, 20 doors, and a city wall that measured around 45km.
After we head off to visit Volubilis, an areas consisting of impressive and well-preserved Roman ruins, not to mention spectacular mosaics.
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most important Roman sites in North Africa. Volubilis is a partly excavated Roman city in Morocco situated near Meknes. Built in a fertile agricultural area, it was developed from the 3rd century BC onwards as a Phoenician/Carthaginian settlement. It grew rapidly under Roman rule from the 1st century AD onwards and expanded to cover about 40 hectares (100 acres) with a 2.6 km (1.6 mi) circuit of walls. The city gained a number of major public buildings in the 2nd century, including a basilica, temple and triumphal arch. Its prosperity, which was derived principally from olive growing, prompted the construction of many fine town-houses with large mosaic floors
Break for lunch whenever you prefer.
The end of your Casabalanca day trip to Meknes and volubilis, we head back to your Hotel in Casablanca.
Casablanca or white house, is the largest city of Morocco. Located in the central-western part of Morocco bordering the Atlantic Ocean, it is the largest city in the Maghreb region and the eighth-largest in the Arab world. Casablanca is Morocco’s chief port and one of the largest financial centers in Africa. According to the 2014 population estimate, the city has a population of about 3.35 million in the urban area and over 6.8 million in the Casablanca-Settat region. Casablanca is considered the economic and business center of Morocco.
The leading Moroccan companies and many international corporations doing business in the country have their headquarters and main industrial facilities in Casablanca. Recent industrial statistics show Casablanca holds its recorded position as the primary industrial zone of the nation. The Port of Casablanca is one of the largest artificial ports in the world, and the second largest port of North Africa, after Tanger-Med 40 km (25 mi) east of Tangier. Casablanca also hosts the primary naval base for the Royal Moroccan Navy.
Take a day in Casablanca city. The driver will pick you up from your accommodation to discover sightseeing of Casablanca. See impressive architecture, wander through vibrant markets, kornich, and tour the splendid Hassan II Mosque, which is the largest mosque in Africa, and the 7 th largest in the world. on this beautiful coastal drive. After discovering Casablanca drop you off at your accommodation.
Casablanca Day Trip Included:
* Private car with Professional Driver
* Local Guide speaking, English, French, Spanish.
* Fees of Visits
* Pick up / Drop off
End of Casablanca day trip.