7 days holiday in Morocco – One week tour itinerary from Tangier to Marrakech via the imperial cities, Sahara Desert and the ancient fortified kasbahs.
Tour Description :
This wonderful 7 Days/ 6 Nights Sahara and imperial tour from Tangier to Marrakech, our expert team of drivers & guides will take you on an adventure to explore Tangier and the blue city Chefchaouen, also the cultural center Fes via Volubilis the important archaeological site in Morocco, The beautiful middle Atlas Mountains and cedar forest with monkeys. Likewise, the stunning ski resort, Thousands palm trees of Ziz valley, Camel trekking and share a cup of tea with local nomads, Grand Canyons, Centuries old kasbahs and High Atlas Mountains, Marrakech with its famous square and Medina in One week tour in Morocco.
Detailed Itinerary :
Your driver/ guide will pick you up depending on where you are: Hotel / Airport / Port. Then start the 7 days holiday in Morocco visiting tangier city sights starting from Cape spartel, Mediterranean Sea and the Cave of Hercules. After a visit to those beautiful spots, we’ll go on our tour driving through the Rif mountains and Tetouan city. Enjoying the great views of the mountains till we arrive to chefchaouen (blue town). It’s a pretty small town in the Rif Mountain, and it has also a Spanish-style square surrounded by many funky arts and crafts stores, as well rooftop restaurants and cafés where you will spend your night in a peaceful and nice place to enjoy the breeze and the beauty of nature, overnight stay in a hotel/riad
After breakfast in your hotel, we’ll head to cross the Rif mountains and into the middle Atlas Mountains to visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Within few hours of driving, you will get to Volubilis, the well-preserved Roman Empire dating to 225 BC, where you will see the most important archaeological site and attractive mosaic in Morocco dating back to 3rd century. Later-on, we drive towards fes via Meknes which was the capital of Morocco under the reign of Moulay Ismail. After lunch break, we continue our trip to fes, overnight stay in a hotel/riad
After breakfast, you will start the city tour with your local guide, who will guide you into Medina (city). The oldest Fes city by walking on its crowded souks (markets), epic alleyways and historical monuments. First visit the great Royal Palace gate between the new and the old fes. Then experience the wonderful panoramic view of the old city. Afterwards we’ll start visiting all the sites with cultural and historical interest including the famous such as “Al Qaraouine university, The Tanneries, and the Attarine museum”.
After lunch in a typical Moroccan restaurant in the Medina, you’ll see the best area to stay in fes (FES El Bali) a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is the most exotic and old section of the city, with its alleyways, and epic Moroccan monuments such as Bab boujloud (the Medina’s main gate). Fes el Bali is a paradise of local handy-made craft work with colorful Moroccan styles, leather-work, metalwork, …etc. So here the fes city tour ends and the local guide accompanies you back to your accommodation.
In the morning after breakfast, we start our Morocco desert tour driving through the middle atlas and the cedar woods of azrou. Passing by Moroccan Switzerland «Ifrane», a charming ski resort and Azrou an important handicraft center specialized in the work of cedar wood. Stopping at the cedar forest taking some pictures then continuing to Zaida, you’ll notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach Errachidia city. Once we finish lunch in Midelt, we drive along the spectacular Ziz valley, seeing the panoramic views along the way. Continuation to the Erg Chebbi dunes. Passing via the road of Paris Dakar, tent of Berber nomad who lives in the solitude of the Sahara.
As soon as you arrive at the popular dunes of Erg Chebbi, we are pleased to prepare camels. There is an hour for you to experience camel trekking and spectate the beautiful sunset while riding camel heading to camp oasis where is the luxurious tent that you will stay there overnight, as you watch the sunset in style heading to the oasis where a camp is located. Spending a night living by traditional nomadic tents inside or sleeping under spectacular starry sky outside the tent at Merzouga desert dune that will give you remarkable memory in the desert trip exploring. You can also spend your night playing drums with the experienced camel guide.
After enjoying an amazing sunrise, you will have to go back to your camp for breakfast and shower before the largest tour starts. Today we will drive around the desert to discover unexplored places in the Erg chebbi desert. On the road to the desert villages (Ex: khamlia, Merdani, Mifis), we might meet some locals with different desert animals (Ex: Goats, Camels, Foxes… etc.) also some desert reptiles and mammals. Our first stop is in the khamlia village in a traditional home built of thick earthen bricks made from a mixture of clay to enjoy the live Gnaoua music which is played by the locals.
Set off to another sight in some mountains near the dunes for a panoramic view of the sand dunes and also from where you’ll start seeing the border between Morocco and Algeria. We will continue driving toward the old Berber villages and some nomadic families, where we will be hospitably welcomed with a cup of mint tea while enjoying the silence of the desert. At this moment we drive back to Khamlia village where we will have lunch in a local restaurant (Berber nomad pizza). After lunch, we will continue to visit Yasmina Lake which will be the last spot then drive to our hotel next to the golden sand dunes.
In the morning, after breakfast, we will depart to Dades gorge on different roads and views. Our first stop will be in Erfoud city which is famous for its fossilized quartzes where you will tour the workshop production of marble fossils. Afterwards we continue our way to the next spot which is Todra Gorge near the town of tinghir. It’s one of the premier climbing destinations in Morocco with high walls offering hundreds of routes of sport which attracts the visitors and the climbers. Lunch break might be in Tinejdad or till here. After that, we push along towards the Dades gorge. Then check into your accommodation.
On the seventh day of our One week in Morocco from Tangier to Marrakech, we’ll drive a bit further to the Dades gorge. Passing through a spectacular sight made of mountains formed like monkey-fingers. Then set off to see the panoramic view of Dades gorge road. After that, we will drive back through the same way to join the road to Ouarzazate via the rose valley «Kalaat M’gouna». Continue through the road of thousands of kasbahs. Passing by skoura palm grove until we arrive at Ouarzazate named “Africa Hollywood”.
After a visit to atlas studio (Optional), we’ll drive straight to Ait Ben Haddou where we can visit its famous and oldest kasbah «castle», It’s world heritage site by UNESCO in 1986. Moreover, many films have been shot here such as the kingdom of heaven, Babel, Gladiator… etc. Lunch break will be near the kasbah. Thereafter, we do a visit around the kasbah. Then we continue our journey crossing the high Atlas Mountains via Tizi N’tichka and many Berber villages nearby, we might arrive at Marrakesh in the evening. Then drop you off at your accommodation. End of 7 days Morocco Holiday from Tangier.
If our One week tour in Morocco does not match what you’re looking for, contact us. We provide customized imperial and desert trips in Morocco according to your duration of stay and your preferences. You can come with your family, relatives, friends or all of them. Just let us know your duration, what you wish to do in the state, and we’ll plan the itinerary according to your interests. On the other hand, our Team at Morocco Tabiarte Tours is at your service to answer any questions, give you detailed quotes about tours, and advise about the best time and places to visit. Whether you’re thinking about leading a tour or simply having questions, we’re here to help.
Morocco Travel’s FAQ
First, most of the travelers needs only passport to enter Morocco, however your visit shouldn’t be over 3 months. Here are some countries that don’t need a visa for Morocco :
For all other passport nationals, please check with the Moroccan Embassy.
Firstly Morocco is one of the largest countries in North Africa with a lot of different and spectacular places, the atlas mountains, north, south (especially the Sahara desert), the imperial cities…etc. here is a list of the best destinations to visit in morocco.
For Morocco adapter, there are two associated plug types C and E. moreover, plug type C is the one which has two round pins and plug type E is the one which has two round pins and a hole for the socket’s male earthing pin. Morocco operates on a 220V supply voltage and 50Hz.
Here is a list of the currencies you can use
Sure. Euro, US and CAD dollar are always accepted in Morocco and that will save time for you to bring cash to convert, doing away with bank lineups or non-active cash machines to acquire dirhams. Additionally, you can also use your visa card at bank machines (Attijariwafa bank or Bmce bank are common).
Absolutely yes, you can this process in every city in Morocco. On the other hand, visa and Mastercard are most vastly accepted. However, take enough cash for your travel, just in case you can’t be able to find an ATM to withdraw cash easily.
From 7 to 14 days is a fixed amount of time to discover unexplored of Morocco such as the desert and the imperial cities, as well as hiking in the Atlas Mountains and relaxation on the Atlantic coast.
The best and easiest way to get to the Morocco Sahara Desert is to go on a guided tour from Marrakech, Fez with round-trip transportation included. In addition to that, Merzouga and Zagora are the gateway towns to the desert dunes.
Morocco tour’s Payment Methods
How to book a Tour with Us:
To ensure your tour, a small deposit is required and can be done easily and securely over PayPal. Regardless of the balance, it is in cash to your driver once you meet each other at the airport or accommodation. Besides, the currency EURO, USD and MAD are both acceptable.
Is it possible to pay the total amount with credit card or PayPal?
Please be notified that we don’t accept payments with credit cards due to many fees and hold security risks. Although, we ask for the balance in cash because PayPal also has too many transaction fees and operational delays as it’s an international institution. In addition to that, we can accept it in some cases via PayPal, but a 5% fee will be added to cover up the extra transaction charges. If you’re thinking of this method, it is better to arrange the payment before the tour.
More than a month before the start date of the tour, deposit is non-refundable, but no worries since we’re gonna hold any deposit towards a trip with Morocco Tabiarte Tours at any later date you select.
168 Reviews Authentic & Genuine Reviews from our Travellers
This was by far the best planned tour to really explore and enjoy Morocco beauty! We had a blast each and every day with our knowledgeable driver/guide and fun in his presentation and introduction to Morocco to our group as new visitors to the country, however really got to know his group and offered additional points of interest during our stay. The views were outstanding! The meals were superb! All the planned stops were well-thought-out. Besides, Moha is very familiar with all things of Morocco! We felt 100% safe and well-taken care of during the entire trip! I can’t say enough about the attention to careful planning that was done to make sure that our trip was phenomenal! Thanks a lot for a lifetime of memories! Loved everything about the week trip!
Susan / 5 out of 5 / Group Traveller / 28 November 2019
Our whole family really enjoyed our 7 days holiday in Morocco from Tangier. Moreover, thanks to Hamme and MTT Agency for memorable One week!
Moha is easy to talk to and also responds fast. Besides, He customized an itinerary according to our preferences. Furthermore, it was very nice of Hamme to show us around, and we learned a lot about the country from him.
We were able to go to 6 different cities during our one week tour in morocco from chefchaouen, Meknes, Fes, Sahara Desert, to Marrakech. Last but not the least, each city has lots of different beautiful sceneries to offer, from the blue-washed buildings in the blue city to the largest old Medina of Fez.
Overall, we definitely recommend MTT to anyone who wants to discover the beauty of Morocco! This is one of the trips we’ll never forget and will be back soon. Read More Morocco tour’s reviews
Toni Ed / 5 out of 5 / Family Traveller / 11 November 2019