Casablanca: 4-Hour City Discovery Tour with a Local
- Duration: 4 hours
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I was so lucky to get Bennis, who must be one of the best tour guides ever. This tour is part walking and partly by car and Bennis was very happy to show me everything I wanted to see. I felt at home and Bennis was so generous with his knowledge and time. We walked through the old and new Medina as well as visiting the beaches and the main squares. Bennis treated me to a typical morning breakfast in Casablanca and we chatted about life without rushing and with Bennis sharing information and wisdom. Wonderful experience. I mentioned that I wanted to visit Mosque Hassan II and Bennis arranged it so that I could go during the visit and not losing any time of the tour. Then Bennis and the driver were kind enough to drop me off at a good local restaurant. So grateful for this tour...met lovely people and learnt so much about Casablanca and the history of Morocco.
This tour -- and our guide Bennis Hicham -- was exactly what we wanted: tour inside the Hassan II Mosque (one of few permitting non-Muslim vistors) and visit the Museum of Moroccan Judaism (only one in Arab World). Bennis was extremely knowledgeable and added numerous "extras" consistent with our interests. If interested in the intersection of the three great Abrahamic religions, don't miss the tour! We would recommend him wholeheartedly.
It is a precious time to learn about Casablanca's history, history and daily market. The guide gave you the opportunity to see the mosque in particular (not included in the original plan, but with a little extra cost). Lastly, the mint tea I drank at the café allowed me to relax in Morocco. It was a really good experience.
Our guide Hicham was kind and knowledgeable and very funny. It was a wonderful introduction to the city. Easy going pace and delicious pastries and coffee.
It is great to see corners with a local that you would otherwise not be able to see.