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Casablanca tours and excursions

Casablanca tours

Private tours

There are no official sightseeing tours in Casablanca. However, guided tours can be arranged via your hotel or tour operator, most of whom use the services of Morocco-based Travel Link.

Tel: +212 524 424 880
Website: http://www.travellink.ma

Casablanca excursions

Marrakech

Set in scrubby desert some 240km (150 miles) south of Casablanca, the historic city of Marrakech, with its famed street markets and profusion of shops, is Morocco's premier tourism destination. Attractions here include world-class golf and displays of Berber horsemanship. The road is direct but very busy - allow three hours for the journey by car.

For tourism information, stop by Marrakech's Office National Marocain du Tourisme (ONMT) Place Abdel Moumen Ben Ali, Avenue Mohammed V, Guéliz

Tel: +212 524 436 179.
Website: http://www.visitmorocco.com

Rabat

Easily reached by train, bus or car, the partially walled Atlantic coast city of Rabat, 70km (43 miles) from Casablanca, is Morocco's interest-filled political capital and the nation's second largest metropolis (after Casablanca). It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2012. The tiny blue and white kasbah facing the Atlantic is gorgeous, but only one of the sights. La Tour Hassan, originally the minaret of a huge mosque, pivots in dominant fashion over the Bou Regreg River, while the beautiful enclosed Chellah is a peaceful complex of tombs and Roman ruins. Rabat's pirate history is evident in its urban twin, Salé, which sits across the river at the mouth of the ocean.

Website: http://www.muchmorocco.com/locations/rabat/

Featured Hotels

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Hôtel du Centre

Hôtel du Centre is basic but clean and one of the best options for cheap hotels in Casablanca, with just 32 rooms and a good location in the Old Medina.

Hotel Galia

Conveniently set right in front of the central market, this is one of the cheapest hotels in Casablanca with clean, comfortable rooms and a staff that speaks English and French as well as Arabic and Berber!

Hyatt Regency Casablanca

This high-end Casablanca hotel boasts 255 bedrooms and suites, an outdoor pool (summer only), a gym, squash courts, a sauna, hammam baths, three restaurants and the Casablanca nightclub, which is themed on Rick's Place from the 1942 Bogart/Bergman movie. Rooms are spacious, luxurious and air-conditioned. It is big and therefore slightly impersonal, but when you want service it is meticulous.

Hôtel Transatlantique

Edith Piaf once stayed in this 1922 colonial time-warp that has been sympathetically refurbished to preserve its nostalgic ambience. The guestrooms are nicely furnished and there's a bar and restaurant plus nightly cabaret shows.

Kenzi Tower Hotel

A sleek hotel in Casablanca that towers over the city centre offering excellent views from its 237 rooms. Its gorgeous Clarins Spa is too good to miss.

Riad Jnane Sherazade

For a traditional Moroccan riad experience, stay in the plush Riad Jnane Sherazade. Although this renovated 1950s era hotel is a bit distant from Casablanca's main sights, the hotel's affordable pricing, 400 sq m garden, terrace restaurant, hamman, winter lounge, and sunroom are worth the travel time.