CASABLANCA, ESSAOUIRA & MARRAKECH ATLANTIC COAST

HOLY WEEK-ATLANTIC COAST OF MORROCO: CASABLANCA, ESSAOUIRA & MARRAKECH

In this trip of 4 days we will part from Tarifa and we will discover the best part of the Atlantic Coast of Morrocco in the holy week.

Discover the fantastic atlantic coast os Morrocco in the Holy Week in this marvelous trip of four days.

We will visit Rabat, Casablanca and the coastal cities El Jadida and Essaouira.

The last day of the trip we will go to Marrakech, where we will stay the last night. We part from Tarifa.

Enjoy your holy week holidays in this trip at the atlantic coast of Morroco

 

Final price per person

329 €

Price per person
(In double room)

THURSDAY 18/04/19 - TARIFA - TÁNGER - RABAT - CASABLANCA

  • 7:00: Meeting point at the information point at the Tarifa port, where boarding passes will be collected.
  • 8:00 Fast ferry departs to Tangiers. Please remember you must stamp your passports during the boat ride. From the boat’s deck the silhouette of the city will begin to appear in all its splendor, dominated by the two tall towers of the mosque of Mohammed V and the Spanish Cathedral. In the distance, between the sound of the waves, you can hear the faint murmur of the muezzin calling people to prayer, and it is then that you will begin to feel that you have truly arrived at your destination: Morocco, country of senses.
  • When we arrive at the Tanger port, we will be received by our guide, who will indicate where euros can be exchanged for dirhams at the port banks.
  • We will start our route to Rabat, the capital of the kingdom which is located on the Atlantic Coast next to the southern shore of Bu Regreg River which separates the neighboring city of Salé. Archaeological ruins are still conserved here which are known as Chellah.
  • During the Almohade Dynasty in 1195, Yaqub al-Mansur planned and carried out the construction of a grand city which would extend over more than 4 hectares surrounded by walls with five large doors. Within these walls, a large mosque was to be built with four hundred columns in order to imitate the Giralda of Sevilla and the Koutoubia of Marrakech, but the constructions was interrupted when Yaqub died in 1199. The only thing left standing was the minaret called Torre Hasan which was 44 meters high, which is 20 less meters than it was originally planned to be built.
  • Upon arrival we will visit Mausoleum de Mohammed V and the famous Tour Hassan
  • Free time for lunch.
  • After lunch we will continue our route towards Casablanca. Casablanca is the largest city and economic capital of Morocco. It is located along the Atlantic coast just south of the province's' capital Rabat. It is the most populated city with the population of six million.
  • Panoramic view of Casablanca. We will be able to admire the Big Mosque of Hassan II, designed by the french architect Michel Pinseau. It was inaugurated on 1993 after 8 years of building, and it is the higher mosque on the arabic world. The lights of their minaret, that is two hundred meters tall, can be seen from some kilometres away. It is the second largest mosque after La Meca. This architectural masterpiece features the latest technologies such as earthquake resistance, which opens automatically roof, floor heating and electric gates. It is one of the few mosques in the Muslim world that gives access to non-Muslim tourists. (Entrance not included)
  • Check in at the hotel.
  • Dinner in the hotel.

FRIDAY 19/04/19 - CASABLANCA - EL JADIDA - ESSAOUIRA

  • Breakfast and check out.
  • 08:30 hrs. Departure to El Jadida, that was a portuguese city called Mazagán, which resist the attacks of the pirates of the zone, with the help of portuguese crown. El Jadida was an important stop for the sailors, on the route to Cape town. Their walls were built by italian and spanish architects. The walls still have the cannons that protected it back in the day.
  • Continue to Essaouira, small coast city that also is surrounded by huge walls. It has portuguese cannons from that time. Next to the city there is a small island, where was the jail of Mogador, one of the most frightening of the country.
  • Essaouira is a town with a population of 70.000, and its historic center is world heritage site since 2001, and it is also famous because of their cedar wooden handworks.
  • Essaouira has one of the most important fishing port of the country.
  • Arrives and visit of the town.
  • Check in at the hotel.
  • Dinner in the hotel.

SATURDAY 20/04/19 - ESSAOUIRA - MARRAKECH

  • Breakfast at hotel and check out
  • 08.00 am We will continue our journey to Marrakech, the red pearl of southern Morocco.
  • We started our visit in Marrakech with outer visit the Koutoubia, the twin sister of the Giralda tower of Seville and Menara Gardens. Then continue to the Bahia Palace and the exterior of the Mosque of the Kasbah. Finish the visit in Jmaa el Fna Square.
  • Check in at the hotel and lunch at hotel
  • Free time in the afternoon
  • Today we recommend enjoying Jmaa el Fna Square at night to check on your own experience how it changes the feel of the place.
  • However, you will also be offered as an optional dinner show renowned Chez Ali Fantasia, representing different tribes in Morocco and its equestrian traditions. (50€ person)

SUNDAY 21/04/19 - MARRAKECH - ASILAH - TÁNGER - TARIFA

  • Breakfast at hotel and check out
  • 07:00 am Departure to Asilah, the red pearl of the Atlantic. Asilah is a small fishing village, white and blue, with portuguese foundation. It still has walls and a big tower from this period, and it is really a peaceful place. 
  • Free time to visit Asilah.
  • 16.00 hrs.Departure to Tangier.
  • Arrival to the port of Tangier and boarding Tarifa
  • 19:00 hrs. Check out the fast ferry to Tarifa
  • End of the service
  • Fast Ferry Tarifa Tanger Round trip
  • Private Transportation
  • 1 night in Casablanca in 4* Oum Palace Hotel half board basis
  • 1 night in Essauira in 4* Hotel half board basis
  • 1 night in Marrakech in 4* Hotel Kasbah Zalag half board basis
  • tickets to monuments according to program
  • Tour guide in Morocco
  • Local guides in each visited city
  • Basic insurance for trip assistance
  • Hotel & Port Rates
  • Insurance for costs on cancellation not covered, we are to inform you that there are other options
  • Drinks to accompany dinners and/or lunches
  • Anything that is not specified in the Price Includes
  • Individual supplements for rooms 60€ except for in the desert
  • Discount on children under 12 years old. 15% over the final price. Sharing room with parents. Does not work with other discounts or promotions

Upcoming departures

  • 18 April 2019
 

Notes

It is mandatory to carry your valid passport. We are not responsable of this and we will not give back any money if you have not your passport on you.

When you get on the boat, you have to look for he police man and stamp your passport.

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