Would you like to take a 7-day tour in Morocco to discover the most interesting places without missing any detail? That’s precisely what this one-week circuit that starts in Casablanca and ends in Marrakech offers. Between one city and another, a trail of monuments and landscapes is difficult to forget, such as great mosques, desert sand dunes, and high mountains in the Atlas. Take note of a complete and varied proposal that concentrates the best of the country in a short time.
This seven-day tour in Morocco has some of the top monuments in our collection. Cities and structures that will make you gape open will pass in front of your eyes and camera during the week of the trip. The Imperial Cities, so named because they served as the capital for many years prior, are the subject here. They are Rabat, Meknes, Fes, and Marrakech, which have all been designated by Unesco as World Heritage Sites. The ksar of Ait Ben Haddou and the Roman archaeological site of Volubilis are two more historical-artistic sites along the road that are given the same priority. The Hassan II mosque in Casablanca, which is the first stop on the tour, is equally impressive.
Man has created places of great beauty in this country over the centuries. But so has nature, as you will discover in this 7-day tour of Morocco. The Sahara desert stands out above all: during the tour, we will reach one of its most spectacular portions, such as the dunes of Erg Chebbi in the desert of Merzouga. Not left behind are the mountain landscapes, both in the Middle Atlas and in the High Atlas, where we will discover a National Park and amazing panoramic views. And of course, valleys full of palm groves, stony hamadas, argan forests, and crop fields are other outdoor environments that will accompany us along the route.
The program of this 7 days and 6 nights Morocco tour is designed in detail to be able to visit all the places of interest in the right way and at the right time. Here is its description in detail.
Your 7-day Morocco tour kicks off at Casablanca airport or a pre-arranged location in this vibrant and significant Moroccan city. Here, you’ll be greeted by an English-speaking driver from our agency who will be waiting with a private vehicle to take you to the city center. In Casablanca, our first stop will be at the Hassan II Mosque, one of the largest in the Islamic world. This stop is well-deserved, not only for its breathtaking architecture but also because it allows visitors to explore its interior, a unique experience in Morocco. Inside, you’ll gain insight into the blend of monumentality and spirituality that defines such impressive temples.
Following our visit to the mosque, we’ll make our way to Rabat, located just 90 km away by road. While not as sprawling as Casablanca, it forms a substantial urban area when combined with its neighbor, Salé, on the opposite bank of the Bu Regreg river. What makes Rabat especially significant is its captivating historic center, which has earned recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Additionally, it serves as the capital of Morocco and is one of the renowned Imperial Cities.
Your visit to Rabat will be unguided, allowing you to plan your afternoon according to your interests. Don’t miss the chance to explore some of Rabat’s most notable landmarks, including the Hassan Tower from the Almohad era (late 12th century) and the Kasbah of the Udayas, which dates back to the same period with later reconstructions. Close to these sites and others, you’ll find the charming riad where you’ll spend your first night on this 7-day tour of Morocco.
Breakfast will be provided in the riad in Rabat to start the second day of this tour, after which you will depart for the day’s key attractions. One of the Imperial Cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site is the first of these, Meknes. The Sultan Moulay Ismail who made Meknes the capital at the end of the 17th century is remembered in many of the city’s historical structures. As illustrations, consider his mausoleum and the magnificent wall gates.
We’ll continue the journey to the Roman archaeological site of Volubilis after a free stroll through Meknes. The prominence of this city during the Roman Empire, when it experienced splendorous moments under the reigns of Marcus Aurelius and Caracalla, among others, will be recalled to us by columns, mosaics, arches, and other ruins. And precisely because of this, Unesco designated it as a World Heritage Site.
In the afternoon we will move to Fes, another Imperial City and the third World Heritage Site of the day. Due to its splendor, it is one of the most important places on this 7-day tour of Morocco, so we will visit it in depth on the following day. For the time being, you will have time to stroll around the center and get in touch with its atmosphere and its popular culture. And in the evening, you will rest in a charming riad located in the medina.
Fes is a city that truly comes to life when explored with the guidance of a knowledgeable local, and that’s exactly what you’ll experience on this day of our 7-day Morocco tour. After a hearty breakfast at the riad, you’ll meet our official local guide for a captivating journey through the historic center. This meticulously planned route will introduce you to Fes’s most important monuments and neighborhoods. You’ll have the opportunity to visit iconic places such as the Karaouine Mosque and the University, one of the world’s oldest educational institutions. Fes, with its prestigious madrasas like Bou Inania and Attarine, has maintained its status as a spiritual and intellectual center for centuries. You’ll also delve into vibrant neighborhoods and artisanal souks, including those of the tanners who continue their traditional leatherwork within the medina.
While the morning walking tour will cover many highlights, there will still be more to explore in the afternoon. You’ll have free time to deepen your understanding of Fes, immerse yourself in authentic local experiences, or discover places like the Jewish quarter (Mellah), the Royal Palace with its stunning Golden Gates, the Borj Nord Museum, the El Glaoui Palace, and the historic city gates, with Bab Boujloud standing out.
The free afternoon is also an excellent opportunity for shopping, as Fes boasts an abundance of high-quality crafts. Leather goods, woodwork, jewelry, ceramics, and various traditionally crafted products make for exceptional souvenirs from your 7-day Morocco tour. To end this enriching day, you’ll spend another night at the riad in the heart of the medina.
On the fourth day, we leave Fes after breakfast and head south. Along the way, we pass through the Middle Atlas, making stops at places like Ifrane, known as ‘the Switzerland of Africa’ for its Alpine-like atmosphere. We also explore the Cedar Forest or Monkey Forest National Park, where Barbary macaques thrive.
As we continue, the landscape changes dramatically as we descend into the Ziz Valley, with palm groves and cultivated fields contrasting with the arid hamadas. We reach Erfoud, famous for its dinosaur fossils. Our road ends in Merzouga, where we switch to trusty dromedaries for a trek through the dunes of Erg Chebbi. Our journey ends at a desert tent camp, where we enjoy Berber tea, dinner, and a night under the spectacular starry desert sky.
On the fifth day, the highlight is witnessing the sunrise from the Erg Chebbi dunes, an enchanting moment as the sun bathes the sand dunes in a magical light. Afterward, we return to camp for breakfast and take our camels back to Merzouga. You’ll have time for a refreshing shower in the camp or at a Merzouga hotel, depending on your package. Back on the road, we’ll explore various attractions. First, we visit Rissani, the birthplace of the Alaouite dynasty, where you’ll experience authentic scenes like a traditional market and a donkey parking area.
Continuing our journey, we pass through small villages nestled among arid hills and scattered palm groves until we reach the Todra Gorges. This rocky canyon is a haven for rock climbers, with natural walls rising about 200 meters. The winding road to the gorges offers picturesque views worth stopping for. Next, we travel through the Dades Valley, part of the Route of the Thousand Kasbahs, named for the many Berber fortresses along the route. We also pass through the Valley of the Roses, where the cultivation of these flowers is vital to the local economy.
Finally, we arrive in Ouarzazate, known as the “Hollywood of Morocco” for its film studios. Depending on your schedule and interests, there may be an opportunity to tour these studios. The Taourirt Kasbah, located on the outskirts of the city, is a remarkable sight with its adobe external military design and unique interior ornamentation. You’ll spend the night at a hotel in Ouarzazate after dinner.
After enjoying breakfast at the hotel in Ouarzazate, we’ll hop into our vehicle and travel approximately 25 km to reach the ksar of Ait Ben Haddou. This fortified complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stands as one of the finest examples of Berber defensive military architecture. It played a crucial role on the caravan route connecting Timbuktu and Marrakech, and more recently, it has become a sought-after film set for movies and series, including Game of Thrones. Following a leisurely exploration of Ait Ben Haddou, we’ll hit the road once more, gradually ascending into the High Atlas Mountains, home to the country’s highest peaks. Along the way, we’ll pause to visit the Telouet Kasbah, a counterpart to the Taourirt Kasbah, as it once served as the residence of the Lord of the Atlas, Thami El Glaoui.
Soon after, we’ll reach the Tizi n’Tichka Pass, a natural mountain pass situated at an altitude of over 2,220 meters. The panoramic vistas of the High Atlas are breathtaking, with snow-capped peaks for much of the year and quaint Berber villages nestled on the slopes. Approximately 100 km from the pass, through a continuous descent, we’ll arrive in Marrakech, the final city of this 7-day Morocco tour. During the afternoon, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the city at your own pace, visiting its most iconic landmarks within the UNESCO-listed medina. These include the Koutoubia Mosque, Jemaa el-Fna square, Ben Youssef Madrasa, Bahia Palace, and a host of other monuments and museums brimming with cultural significance. Your accommodation for the night will be a riad in the city center, conveniently located near these attractions.
On the seventh and final day of this 7-day Morocco tour, after enjoying breakfast at the riad, you’ll have the option, if the schedule permits, to take a final stroll through the city for some last-minute shopping or exploration. In any case, our chauffeur will be punctual for your airport transfer in a private vehicle. Our services will conclude at the airport terminal, with the hope of welcoming you back on another tour like this one but exploring different regions of Morocco, such as the Atlantic coast or the northern Mediterranean.
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