Overview & Highlights:
- Explore Rabat, the current capital city of Morocco.
- Visit Hassan Tower, Mohammed V Mausoleum and Oudayas Kasbah.
- Discover Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco and its largest city.
- Visit Hassan II Mosque, the largest in Africa.
- Visit Morocco Mall, the largest shopping center in Africa.
Our full day tour starts at 9H Am after picking you up from one of the meeting points depending on your desire, and then we begin with a visit to the stunning Hassan II Mosque, the largest in Morocco and the third largest mosque in the world that non-Muslims are allowed to enter. Able to accommodate up to 105,000 people in prayer, this marvel of modern Moroccan architecture is the work of hundreds of expert craftsmen from around the country, many of them donating their work.
Then we drive along the Cornish where you can have also short walk, at its end there is Morocco Mall, the largest shopping center in Africa which was opened in December 2011, with an impressive marine aquarium that extends through all floors and presents forty fish species. You can also visit mohamed V plaza and the Rick’s cafe. Stop for lunch in a restaurant that serves delicious Moroccan food and seafood. Then continue to Rabat, where you will visit the Hassan Tower, which has sat unfinished since 1199. Commissioned by Abu Yusuf Yaaqub al-Mansur, the tower was to be the minaret for the largest mosque in the world. Unfortunately, when the sultan passed away in 1199, the project was abandoned, leaving some partial outer walls, 348 columns, and a minaret only standing half-finished at 140 feet rather than the intended 260 feet. Standing opposite the Hassan Tower is the Mohammed V Mausoleum, which contains the tombs of Mohammed V, the current king’s grandfather, as well as the king’s father, Hassan II, and his uncle, Prince Abdullah.
It is considered a masterpiece of Alaouite architecture with its white walls and green tiled roof. Visit also the Kasbah of the Oudayas, which is a small fortified town area of the city, with white and blue houses, a nice Moorish garden and a breath taking view of the opposite city Sale and the Atlantic Ocean. In the evening we will return the departure point where our remarkable day tour unfortunately ends.
NOTE:This exceptional day trip can start from Marrakech, Fes, Tangier or even Casablanca or Rabat. If you are in one of this cities and desire to explore this two cities don’t hesitate to contact us. We are 24H/7D available and always ready and happy to plan your best itinerary and make your journey unforgettable.