7 days holiday in Morocco – One week tour itinerary from Tangier through the fascinating Moroccan coastal city – Tangier and the enchanting Blue Pearl of Morocco in the Rif Mountains – Chefchaouen, as well as the remarkably preserved Volubilis, once a major African outpost of the Roman Empire. Besides, visit the former capital of Morocco – Meknes and Morocco’s famous imperial city – Fes, the oldest medieval city in the world.
A Journey into the Sahara through a variety of spectacular scenery: Fertile valleys, Centuries kasbahs, Grand Canyons, Cedar and pine forests and also barren, rocky landscapes to Merzouga Desert. Furthermore, enjoy Camel trekking and spend a night in a traditional nomadic tent under an endless canopy of stars. Moreover, marvel at the towering gorge of Todra and stroll through the winding alleys of the UNESCO-listed fortified kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, an ancient desert village on an old caravan route. Last but not least, explore the ocher city of Morocco – Marrakech and enjoy a guided tour of the many highlights.
Welcome to Morocco! On arrival at Tangier Airport or Port, you will be met by your personal Driver/Guide and then enjoy an orientation tour of this fascinating Moroccan city, located on the coast where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean and the gateway between Africa and Europe. Begin the Cape Spartel and the Cave of Hercules afterward. Later on, head towards the blue city – Chefchaouen. Nestled high in the Rif Mountains, famous for its buildings washed in bright shades of blue, this is undeniably one of the world’s prettiest cities. The town derives from a Berber name chef chaouen which means look at the horns.
Upon arrival, check into your Riad and then enjoy the rest of the day at leisure for individual exploration. Perhaps take a stroll through the ancient Medina and its winding alleyways, cobbled plazas and unique doorways, or simply sit at a café and enjoy the pleasure of time passing by. Alternatively, you might prefer to get out of town and enjoy a hike in the surrounding hills to a former mosque for a great view over the Medina that’s nestled between two mountain peaks and witness sunset.
◈ Overnight: Chefchaouen
Say goodbye to Chefchaouen and make the journey to the fascinating Fes City. Along the way, stop to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Volubilis. This was once a provincial Roman capital, a distant outpost of the empire, and the remains make an undeniably impressive sight. Later-on, we move on to the former capital of Morocco – Meknes, also known as the Versailles of Morocco due to its impressive buildings and elaborate monuments. After a leisurely lunch, we travel on to Fes in the afternoon. Fes is the oldest and largest medieval city in the world, and its Medina is a heady mix of aromas, sounds and sights. Pass by Bab Mansour gate, beautifully patterned with zellij mosaics.
◈ Overnight: Fes
◈ Meals: Breakfast
In the mid-morning, go on a half-day guided tour of the old town, known locally as Fes el Bali, a paradise of local handy-made craft work with colorful Moroccan styles, leather-work, metalwork. Besides, Fes is one of the world’s great centers of education and culture, both Islamic and Jewish. Your local guide will share stories of the city’s history as you walk through the twisting streets and epic alleyways, passing donkeys piled high with goods, and explore the specialty sections that divide the souk.
The tour includes stops at the King’s Palace, the tanneries, Al Qaraouine university and the Attarine Madrasa. As well as a stop at a Mosaic museum to learn more about this unique activity which is famous in the region. Lastly, the panoramic view of the Medina, where you can see clearly how big this Medina is. By the end of the walk, you’ll be at Bab Boujloud, “Blue Gate” and then you have the afternoon at leisure for individual exploration.
◈ Overnight: Fes
◈ Meals: Breakfast
Today, embark on a scenic drive over the Middle Atlas Mountains through Giant pine trees, wind past olive groves, shepherds tending to their flocks and also Cedar Forests. En route, stop in Ifrane, a charming ski resort. Afterward, continue to Midelt via the Cedar Forest, where you may like to stop to see the Barbary macaques, which can often be seen roaming the forest in search of food. Later-on we head out towards the Erg Chebbi dunes located near the remote frontier town of Merzouga. It’s one of the world’s iconic landscapes, with towering dunes up to 150 m in height. As you approach Erfoud, admire views of the remarkable Ziz Oasis and vast valleys.
Upon arrival at the destination, ride your camel into the Sahara Desert towards your campsite. A spectacular camp hidden away in the sand dunes of the Sahara. Here in this magical escape from the modern world, you’ll experience the true essence of desert life. Make sure to catch the sunset in the heart of the desert. In addition to that, enjoy a nice dinner, followed by live Berber music around an open fire and spend an amazing night under an endless canopy of Saharan stars, digest the desert in all its beauty that will give you remarkable memories of the desert trip exploring.
◈ Overnight: Merzouga Desert
◈ Meals: Dinner & Breakfast
After a truly stunning sunrise, freshen up and breakfast in your camp, depart Erg Chebbi dunes and set off on the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs to the gorge of Todra. Surrounded by towering vertical limestone cliffs reaching heights of 300 m to form one of the most dramatic and spectacular natural sights in Morocco. Moreover, it’s a popular destination for hikers, climbers and nature enthusiasts who come to discover the rugged terrain and enjoy the stunning views.
There’ll be time to marvel at this sight before you continue your journey to Ouarzazate – the Hollywood of North Africa. Along the road of The Rose Valley and a Thousand Kasbahs. There will be an opportunity to stop to see the variety of rose products which are produced by the locals. After some free time and lunch in Kalaat M’gouna, continue on to Ouarzazate, famous for being the filming location for many other Hollywood blockbusters and famous TV shows including «Lawrence of Arabia», «Jewel of the Nile». After check-in at your hotel, time to relax before dinner.
◈ Overnight: Ouarzazate
◈ Meals: Dinner & Breakfast
After breakfast depart Ouarzazate for Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a stunningly well-preserved medieval village which has famously featured in many blockbuster movies, including Gladiator, The living daylights and many more. After a visit to the Kasbah of Ait ben haddou, then drive across the great High Atlas Mountains. Climbing over the pass of Tizi N’tichka, continue onwards with marvelous views over the Mountains and also vast valleys to Marrakech. Once here, go on a guided tour of the Medina through the bustling souks that are the lifeblood of the city. Furthermore, discover Ben Youssef Madrasa, The Palace of the Bahia, The Saadian Tombs, and many other hidden treasures with your Local guide who will bring the magic of the southern pearl of Morocco to life.
Afterward, you will continue with the tour on to the magnificent Koutoubia Mosque, non-Muslims are not allowed in, however the famous minaret is a sight to behold. The balance of the day is free for you to explore the lively hustle of Jemaa El Fna square, consider a visit to Le Jardin Secret «a traditional Medina garden with a magnificent courtyard» or just simply relax at the Riad/Hotel.
◈ Overnight: Marrakech
◈ Meals: Breakfast
Your 7 days Holiday in Morocco from Tangier with us ends today after hotel check out. An included onward departure transfer to Marrakech airport will be provided. Should you wish to extend your stay to 8 Days in Morocco, please do let us know!
⟐ Meals: Breakfast
If the above proposed Itinerary: One week tour in Morocco from Tangier to Marrakech does not match what you’re looking for, then contact us, and we’ll tailor a customized tour in Morocco starting in Tangier specifically designed to match your desired duration and interests. Whether you’re traveling with family, relatives, or friends, simply inform us of your timeframe and desired activities, and leave the rest to us. Our dedicated team at Morocco Tabiarte Tours is here to answer all your questions, provide detailed quotes for our Morocco Private tours, and offer valuable advice on the best time and places to visit. Whether you’re seeking guidance or ready to make a booking, we’re committed to assisting you every step of the way.
To get your booking confirmed for the 7 days Morocco desert tour, a deposit is required and can be done easily and securely over PayPal. Regardless of the remaining balance is to be settled in cash, upon meeting your driver at the airport or accommodation. Besides, the currency EURO, USD, CAD and MAD are both acceptable.
Kindly note that we do not accept credit card payments due to excessive fees and security risks. While we prefer cash for the remaining balance, we can make exceptions in certain cases for PayPal payments. However, please note that a 5% fee will be added to cover additional transaction charges. If you opt for this method, it is advisable to arrange payment prior to your trip to Morocco.
In the event of cancellation more than a month before the tour’s start date, the deposit is non-refundable. However, rest assured that we will credit the deposit towards any future trip with Morocco Tabiarte Tours, allowing you to choose an alternative date that suits you.
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 〉 February 26th, 2023
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 and needs. 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 least, each city has lots of different beautiful scenery 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
Morgane 〉 5 out of 5 ★★★★★ 〉 Family Traveller 〉 February 11th, 2023
◈ Morocco Travel‘s FAQ
For a truly satisfying experience in Tangier, we highly recommend spending a minimum of two days. This extended duration will grant you ample time to leisurely explore the city’s attractions, fully immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture, and even consider taking day trips to nearby destinations. Although it is technically feasible to visit Tangier in just one day, extending your stay to two days will undoubtedly enhance your overall experience, making it more enjoyable and fulfilling.
In Morocco, you will need Type C and Type E adapters. Type C plugs have two round pins and are similar to the Europe plug. On the other hand, Type E plugs have two round pins with an additional grounding pin. If your country uses a different plug type, you will need an adapter. Consider getting a universal travel adapter that supports Type C and Type E plugs. In addition, it’s important to note that the standard voltage in Morocco is 220-240 volts, with a frequency of 50 Hz.
In Morocco, the official currency is the Moroccan Dirham (MAD). Moreover, it is the widely accepted currency for most transactions within the country. Although larger hotels and tourist establishments may accept other foreign currencies such Euro, USD, GBP and CAD, it is generally recommended to use Moroccan Dirhams for most purchases. To acquire Moroccan Dirhams, you can exchange your currency at banks, exchange offices, or ATMs conveniently located throughout the country. It is advisable to have some local currency on hand, especially for smaller establishments or places that may not accept foreign currencies.
Morocco is a diverse and culturally rich country with many fascinating destinations to explore. Here are some of the best places to visit in Morocco:
These destinations showcase the diverse cultural, historical, and also natural wonders of Morocco.
For most nationalities, a valid passport is sufficient to enter Morocco for tourism or business purposes. Additionally, Morocco allows visa-free entry for citizens of many countries. These countries include the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, most European Union countries, and Asian countries, among others.
However, it’s important to note that visa requirements can vary depending on your nationality, the purpose and duration of your stay, and any bilateral agreements between Morocco and your country. In addition, some nationalities may require a visa to enter Morocco, whereas others may be eligible for visa-free entry or visa-on-arrival.
Here’s an expanded list of items to buy in Morocco
In addition, these items exemplify the rich cultural and natural heritage of Morocco, making them ideal souvenirs or gifts for yourself or loved ones. So, immerse yourself in the vibrant markets and delight in uncovering these distinctive treasures during your visit to Morocco.
To ensure utmost convenience during your trip to Morocco, it is highly recommended to have a combination of cash and credit cards at hand. While credit cards are generally accepted in larger establishments like hotels, upscale restaurants, and major stores, it is important to acknowledge that cash remains the preferred payment method in many instances, particularly in smaller shops, local markets, and rural areas. By carrying both cash and cards, you can effortlessly navigate various transactions and enjoy the flexibility of payment options throughout your entire stay in Morocco.
The duration of a visit to Morocco can vary depending on your preferences, but a recommended minimum is around 7 to 10 days for a comprehensive trip. However, shorter trips of 3 to 5 days can still be enjoyable, focusing on one or two cities or regions. The longer you can allocate, the more you can explore and experience the diverse attractions Morocco has to offer. Ultimately, the duration depends on your goals and available time.
When preparing for your trip to Morocco, it is advisable to pack comfortable clothing that is suitable for warm daytime temperatures and cooler evenings. Essential items to include are sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, a scarf for protection against desert winds, comfortable walking shoes, and a small backpack for personal belongings. Additionally, bringing a camera is recommended to capture the breathtaking landscapes and create lasting memories of your journey.
Booking a private tour offers a unique and personalized experience tailored to your interests. Moreover, you enjoy privacy, comfort, and the freedom to customize the itinerary and pace. Additionally, with exclusive access and an expert guide dedicated to your group, you gain a deeper understanding of the destinations. While private tours can be more expensive, the benefits outweigh the cost for those seeking an exceptional and unforgettable travel experience.