7 Days desert tour from Casablanca through Morocco’s four imperial cities: the capital of Morocco and its highlights. Delve into the oldest medieval city in the world – Fes. Explore the ocher city of Morocco – Marrakech and enjoy a guided tour of the many highlights. Furthermore, discover the beautiful Morocco’s enchanting “Blue City” – Chefchaouen. One week Morocco Itinerary: 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. Moreover, enjoy Camel trekking and spend a night in a traditional nomadic tent under an endless canopy of stars. Last but not least, 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.
Welcome to Morocco! On arrival at Casablanca Airport, you will be met by your personal Driver/Guide and transferred to your accommodation in Casablanca afterward for the 1st night of your one week itinerary in Morocco. Check in and then spend the balance of the day at leisure to relax.
◈ Overnight: Casablanca
Following breakfast, take a morning tour of the Hassan II Mosque, which has the tallest minaret and is the second-largest functioning mosque in Africa and is the 7th largest in the world. After that, depart Casablanca and head towards the capital of Morocco – Rabat on the Atlantic coast. Start your visit with some of the capital’s highlights, including the impressive walled quarter known as Udayas Kasbah, Hassan Tower, as well as the Mausoleum of Mohammed V.
Have free time for lunch in a restaurant overlooking the ocean. Later on, continue the journey to 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. 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 mountains peaks and witness an amazing sunset.
◈ Overnight: Chefchaouen “Blue City”
◈ Meals: Breakfast
Say goodbye to Chefchaouen and then make the journey to the fascinating Fes City. On arrival, 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 also 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 enjoy a short walk to see the Barbary macaques and take some photos. 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, ride your camel into the Sahara Desert to 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 the starry sky, 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, its charm lies in its changing colors as the sun slowly moves from east to west.
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 Morocco Luxury Desert tour from Casablanca 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 in Morocco, please do let us know!
⟐ Meals: Breakfast
The recommended way is to fly to Errachidia for convenient access to the Sahara Desert. Flights are available throughout the week, and the journey typically takes around an hour.
A stay of 1 to 2 days is usually sufficient to explore the main attractions in Casablanca.
Key attractions include the Hassan II Mosque, Corniche Ain Diab and the ancient Medina
The best time to visit is during the spring (April to June) and fall (September to October) when the weather is pleasant.
Arabic and Berber are the official languages, but many Moroccans also speak French, especially in urban areas. English is becoming more widely understood.
Budgets vary, but on average, a mid-range traveler might spend around $50-150 per day, including accommodation, meals, and activities.
Citizens of many countries, including many European nations and the United States, can enter Morocco visa-free for short stays. Check the latest visa requirements and regulations before traveling.
The official currency is the Moroccan Dirham (MAD). You can exchange money at banks, currency exchange offices, or ATMs in major cities.
Enjoy a camel trek, Quad Bike, Dune Buggy and experience a night in a desert camp, and stargaze in the vast desert sky.
Credit cards are widely accepted in urban areas, but it’s advisable to carry some cash, especially in rural areas and markets.
A Great place for Family Holidays – Private Morocco Trip from Casablanca
My family and I had a perfect experience with Morocco Tabiarte Tours, planning a Holiday to Morocco starting in Casablanca for us. Moha and our driver/guide were very accommodating to our interests and preferences. We were on a pretty tight schedule, with only a week in Morocco. But the Moha truly delivered on a variety of experiences that showed the best of Morocco, from the blue city to the Sahara desert. Not forget, many things to Ibrahim who went above and beyond as the driver. He was fantastic and told us so many interesting stories about his country. He also arranged a birthday party for my 19 years old son, which was a memorable surprise!
We had The Most Unforgettable 7 Days in Morocco (1 week)
I had the most amazing time in Morocco thanks to Mohammed and lahcen. They made sure we were taken care of at all times. In addition to that, we were an extremely large group (10 total) and they could not have been any more patient and accommodating to our needs. Besides, we were all men and I could not stress how respectful they were and how safe I personally felt during our time with them. Both Mohammed and lahcen were very knowledgeable of Morocco’s terrain, history, and current affairs. Last but not least, we learned quite a great amount from them, which made my experience even richer.
Overall, I will recommend them to anyone, small or large group, with my eyes closed. I hope to book them again for the western Morocco experience in the near future, and thank you so much guys for making this One week Morocco Travel itinerary memorable.
Topmost 7 Days from Casablanca to Marrakech Desert Tour
Everyone was very impressed by how smoothly everything gone. We were greeted at the airport and cared for every moment until we were escorted to the airport for our departure for home. Always felt safe and secure. Furthermore, our Moroccan Tour guide, Moha was awesome and so full of knowledge on religion, history, culture and also archeology, just a wealth of information and very personable. Additionally, our driver – Ahmad can really handle that minivan, which by the way was very comfortable. Moreover, the hotels were wonderful, and also the food was tasty and plentiful, special request for some of our group were accommodated with no problem. On the other hand, many in the group said this was the best one week Morocco itinerary from Casablanca they have ever taken.