Today we travel to Casablanca, Morocco's largest city, regarded
as its 'unofficial capital'. The city is an incredible blend of
ancient and modern, with an Old Town Medina and a terrific Art Deco
New Town. The Medina is a truly remarkable place, with tiny
labyrinthine streets and tall, dusty colonial-style buildings.
Nowhere will you feel more immersed in Moroccan culture, as sights,
smells and eccentric local traders and performers all compete for
your attention. On our guided tour, we visit the Mohammed V Square,
the heart of the city which is a hive of activity 24 hours a day,
and the iconic Hassan II Mosque - an impressive sight to behold
with its 210-metre minaret. After lunch in a restaurant overlooking
the Atlantic, we travel by train to Marrakech, where we stay at the
Es Saadi Hotel.