Day Trip to Safi from Casablanca

1 Day

Enjoy an intriguing day excursion from Casablanca to Safi, a seaside city renowned for its ceramics, fishing harbor, and medieval beauty. Discover the charming medina, where you can meander through its winding lanes, take in the classic architecture, and look at regional crafts and ceramics. View the expansive Atlantic Ocean and the busy fishing harbor from the old fortress Dar El Bahar. Experience Safi’s famed pottery industry firsthand by visiting workshops and seeing regional artisans demonstrate their talents. Enjoy the delicious flavors of fresh seafood while dining at beach establishments and taking in the town’s gastronomic delights. A day journey from Casablanca to Safi promises an intriguing and genuine Moroccan experience with its distinctive blend of seaside beauty, artisanal heritage, and culinary delights.

Tour Plan

8:00 AM: Depart from Casablanca: Start your day trip by departing from Casablanca towards Safi. The approximate driving time is around 2 hours.

10:00 AM: Explore the Medina: Upon arrival in Safi, head to the medina and immerse yourself in its vibrant atmosphere. Stroll through the narrow streets, admire the traditional architecture, and explore the local shops offering pottery, crafts, and ceramics.

11:30 AM: Visit Dar El Bahar: Make your way to the historic Dar El Bahar fortress, perched on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy panoramic views of the coastline and the bustling fishing port. Take your time to explore the fortress and learn about Safi’s maritime history.

1:00 PM: Lunch by the Sea: Indulge in a delicious seafood lunch at one of the local seaside restaurants. Try Safi’s specialty dishes, such as grilled fish or seafood tagine, while enjoying the picturesque views of the ocean.

2:30 PM: Pottery Workshops: Safi is renowned for its pottery industry. Visit one of the pottery workshops and witness skilled artisans creating intricate ceramic pieces. Learn about the traditional techniques and perhaps try your hand at pottery-making.

4:00 PM: Beach Time: Take a leisurely walk along the sandy beaches of Safi. Enjoy the refreshing ocean breeze, relax on the shoreline, or dip your toes in the water. Take in the scenic beauty of the coastline and unwind amidst a serene environment.

5:30 PM: Tea and Sunset: Find a cozy spot with a view of the ocean to enjoy a cup of Moroccan mint tea as you witness the breathtaking sunset over the horizon. Reflect on the day’s experiences and savor the tranquility of Safi.

7:00 PM: Return to Casablanca: Depart from Safi and start your journey back to Casablanca, taking with you fond memories of your day trip to this charming coastal city.

Highlights

  • Discover the vibrant medina of Safi, with its narrow streets, bustling markets, and traditional architecture
  • Visit the historic Dar El Bahar fortress and enjoy panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Experience Safi's renowned pottery industry by visiting workshops and witnessing skilled artisans creating beautiful ceramic pieces.
  • Indulge in a delectable seafood lunch at one of the local seaside restaurants.
  • Find a scenic spot with a view of the ocean to witness a breathtaking sunset over the horizon

Includes/Excludes

Includes

  • Pick-up and drop-off at your accommodations
  • Comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking driver

Excludes

  • Breakfast
  • Dinners
  • Drinks
  • Fees
  • Accommodations

FAQs

Can I visit Safi without a car?

Yes, it is possible to visit Safi without a car. You can take a train or a bus from Casablanca to Safi. Once in Safi, you can explore the city on foot or hire a local taxi for transportation within the city.

What are some other attractions near Safi?

If you have additional time, you can consider visiting other nearby attractions from Safi, such as the coastal town of Essaouira, known for its historic medina and beautiful beaches, or the city of El Jadida, with its Portuguese influence and UNESCO-listed medina.

Is it safe to swim at the beaches in Safi?

Safi has beautiful beaches, but it’s important to exercise caution while swimming. Pay attention to local signage and guidelines, and assess the conditions before entering the water. It’s always recommended to swim in designated areas and be mindful of any potential hazards.

How far is Safi from Casablanca?

Safi is located approximately 170 kilometers (105 miles) southwest of Casablanca. The drive takes around 2 hours, depending on traffic and road conditions.

Is photography allowed in Safi's medina and attractions?

Generally, photography is allowed in Safi’s medina and attractions. However, it is courteous to ask for permission before taking photos of people, especially in more intimate or private settings.

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