In this authentic Morocco itinerary 7 Days tour from Marrakech to Casablanca via Merzouga desert, our specialist team will take you on an adventure to discover the most fascinating places in Morocco, including part of the four imperial cities. A Journey into the Sahara through a variety of spectacular scenery: Fertile valleys, Grand Canyons, Cedar and pine forests and also barren, rocky landscapes to the desert. Moreover, enjoy Camel trekking and spend a night in a traditional Berber camp under an endless canopy of stars. Explore the oldest medieval city in the world and visit its Medina – Fes. Finally, discover Chefchaouen, Morocco’s enchanting “Blue Pearl” in the Rif Mountains and the capital of Morocco – Rabat within one “1” week tour, end in Casablanca.
Today you’ll be met by your personal driver/guide at your preferred location in Marrakech, then start the 7 days Morocco itinerary from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga desert. Travel along mountain roads and climbing over Morocco’s highest pass, Tizi N’Tichka (2260 m), to Ait Benhaddou. It is one of Morocco’s most iconic sites and a stunningly well-preserved medieval village which has famously featured in many blockbuster movies, including Gladiator, Game of Thrones and many more. Afterward, enjoy a short walk through the winding alleyways of the ancient kasbah, making your way to the top of the hill for the great views across the surrounding plains.
After a leisurely lunch near the Kasbah, drive to the Hollywood of North Africa – Ouarzazate. It’s famed for being the filming location for many other Hollywood blockbusters and famous TV shows including Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy, and Babel. View the Atlas Studio and then Taourirt kasbah, a former palace of the Glaoui dynasty. Later on, make your lovely way into the Sahara with a medley of palm trees and rose fields in Kalaat M’gouna. Thereafter, check-into your hotel in the greatest Canyon of Boumalne dades. This area offers up scenery like no other – sprawling green valleys give way to otherworldly rock formations carved out by the wind.
◈ Overnight: Boumalne Dades
◈ Meals: Dinner
On the second day of our 7-Days Morocco Desert tour to Merzouga goes on after breakfast. Drive a bit further into Tissadrine to get the panoramic view of the Dades valley, and then the beautiful rocks’ formation called «Monkey fingers». Afterward, depart from Dades gorge on a journey through roads lined with ancient Kasbahs to the gorge of Todra. Surrounded by towering vertical limestone cliffs reaching heights of 300 m, it is known as Morocco’s Grand Canyon. 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 the Erg Chebbi in Merzouga. En route, stop for lunch in the town of Tinejdad.
As soon as you arrive at the popular dunes of Erg Chebbi, one of the world’s iconic landscapes, with towering dunes up to 500ft in height, ride camels to your campsite. Taking in the charming scenery of the sand dunes surrounding you along the way. Make sure to catch the sunset in the heart of the desert. In addition to that, enjoy a nice dinner, listen to traditional Berber music, spend an amazing night under the stars, and 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, then start to discover unexplored sites of Merzouga on the edge of the Sahara Desert. Begin with a visit to the Gnawa tribe in a small village of Khamlia, enjoy the live Gnawa Music, traditionally practiced throughout Morocco and originating from the sub-Saharan regions. Along the way you might see some wild animals such as Fennec fox, …etc. Set off for a breathtaking panoramic view of Erg Chebbi Dunes from the Galb Nass Mountains. From Here, you’ll also start to see your first glimpse of Morocco’s nomadic Berbers – travelling across the desert and often staying in make shift tents as they head to their next destination.
Stopping en route to share tea with some welcoming local families in their handwoven tent while enjoying the silence of the Sahara Desert. After that, drive back to Khamlia village, where you’ll enjoy your lunch in a local restaurant, you may like to try Medfouna (also called “Berber pizza”). It’s traditional stuffed bread prepared with meat, herbs and spices by the nomadic people. The Sahara excursion ends in the Oasis of Merzouga, a small patch of vegetation surrounded by desert, then return to your beautifully decorated riad. This afternoon why not walk to Erg chebbi dunes to witness sunset again or try out Quad Bike Tour or even Dune Buggy Ride, it is a wonderful experience that you should not miss out!
◈ Overnight: Merzouga village
◈ Meals: Dinner & Breakfast
◊ Activities in Merzouga Desert:
→ Dune Buggy Ride in the Erg Chebbi Dunes
In the morning, the desert adventure from Marrakech to Fes continues toward the north, inland through a variety of spectacular scenery: fertile valleys, cedar and pine forests and also barren, rocky landscapes to the small town of Midelt. After a leisurely lunch, then drive across the Middle Atlas Mountains and Cedar Forest, home to the Barbary Macaque. Next stop in Ifrane, a beautiful town often likened to a Swiss Alpine resort, and also highlighted for its low temperatures and varied outdoor activities such as snowboarding which attract visitors from all over the kingdom. Arrive at the hotel in Fes later in the evening. Check-in and spend time at leisure.
◈ Overnight: Fes
◈ Meals: Breakfast
After Breakfast, go on a half-day guided tour of the old town, known locally as Fes el Bali. Besides, it’s 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 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 depart Fes for 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. Upon arrival, check into your Riad and then enjoy the rest of the day at leisure for individual exploration. Tour its winding alleyways, cobbled plazas and unique doorways.
◈ Overnight: Chefchaouen
◈ Meal: Breakfast
This morning you’ll depart the blue city and drive to the capital of Morocco – Rabat on the Atlantic coast. On arrival, start your visit with some of the capital’s highlights, including the impressive walled quarter known as Udayas Kasbah, wander through its winding alleys, blue and white painted houses, visit the 17th century Andalusian gardens. Next, Hassan Tower: Built-in the 12th century, it was meant to be the largest mosque in the world. Also, the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, the final resting place of three significant members of the royal family. Free time to enjoy your lunch in one of the spectacular restaurants overlooking the ocean. Later on, continue to Casablanca, where you visit the Hassan II Mosque, which has the tallest minaret and is the seventh-largest mosque in the world. After your tour to the mosque, check into your hotel and spend the rest of the evening at leisure.
◈ Overnight: Casablanca
◈ Meals: Breakfast
Your 1 week in Marrakech • 7-Day Morocco trip with us ends today after hotel check out. An included onward departure transfer to Casablanca airport will be provided. Should you wish to extend your stay in Morocco, please do let us know!
⟐ Meals: Breakfast
If the above proposed Itinerary: 7 days morocco itinerary (1 week) from Marrakech does not match what you’re looking for, then contact us, and we’ll tailor a customized Marrakech Private Tour in Morocco 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.
➢ How to book a Tour with Us:
To get your booking confirmed for 1 week in Morocco, a 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, CAD, GBP 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 the extra transaction charges. If you’re thinking of this method, it is better to arrange the payment before your trip to Morocco.
➢ Cancellation process:
More than a month before the start date of the tour, deposit is non-refundable, but no worries since we’re going to hold any deposit towards a trip with Morocco Tabiarte Tours at any later date you select.
173 Reviews ★★★★★ Authentic & Genuine Reviews from our Travellers
My friends and I had a blast during our One week in Morocco and also were able to see almost all the essential highlights this country has to offer: an awesome desert camp night singing and dancing under the stars, a relaxing walk around in the blue city Chefchaouen, a glimpse of the Marrakesh palace and also Jardin Majorelle, … etc.
Our accommodation was also very lovely and full of characters. Moreover, we get to experience the local culture further via their beautiful decorations and meals. Furthermore, our driver, Ali, is very friendly and professional. He brought more fun to our memorable trip.
We really enjoyed our 1 week trip in Marrakech, and thanks to all their efforts!
Ana N 〉 5 out of 5 ★★★★★ 〉 Group Traveller 〉 May 17th, 2023
It was absolutely 100% an amazing 1 week in Morocco. We had the most incredible tour English-speaking driver, totally top-notch. In addition to that, MTT agency, the entire group from start to finish was outstanding, spot on with every detail. Also, an extremely polite and professional guide! It’s a long way to travel, but Ibrahim made this Morocco 7 days itinerary super nice. Overall, thank you so much for the great service – We definitely recommend this tour to everyone. Read More Morocco Tour’s reviews
Peter M 〉 5 out of 5 ★★★★★ 〉 Couple Traveller 〉 May 25th, 2023
◈ 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.