8 days in Morocco tour itinerary from Casablanca through Morocco’s four imperial cities: the capital of Morocco and its highlights. Discover the beautiful Morocco’s enchanting “Blue City” – Chefchaouen. Delve into the oldest medieval city in the world – Fes. A Journey into Sahara through a variety of spectacular scenery: Fertile valleys, 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. Furthermore, 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. Explore the ochre city of Morocco – Marrakech and enjoy a guided tour of the many highlights.
Detailed Itinerary :
01: Arrival in Casablanca airport
Welcome to Morocco! On arrival at Casablanca Airport, you will be met by your personal Driver/Guide and transferred to your accommodation in Casablanca afterwards for the 1st night of your 8 days in Morocco tour itinerary. Check in and then spend the balance of the day at leisure to relax.
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 former 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 cafe 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 an amazing sunset.
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 factory 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.
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 150m 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.
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 300m 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 the beautiful Dades Valley. This area offers up scenery like no other – sprawling green valleys give way to otherworldly rock formations carved out by the wind. Your hotel offers a delightful pool and terrace overlooking the valley, so take some time to sit back and soak in the ethereal views.
This morning we head off along the road of The Rose Valley and a Thousand Kasbahs en route to Ouarzazate – the Hollywood of North Africa. Begin with a stop in the Rose valley in Kalaat M’gouna, where roses bloom in profusion in springtime. There will be the opportunity to stop to see the variety of rose products which are produced by the locals. Continue on to Hollywood of North Africa – Ouarzazate, known as the gate of the desert and also famous for being the filming location for many other Hollywood blockbusters and famous TV shows. On arrival, visit the Atlas Studio (Optional), it’s one of the largest studios in the world.
Thereafter, we hit the road again to 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 where you overnight.
After breakfast you will begin your 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. Afterwards, 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.
Thereafter, head over to the beautiful Majorelle Gardens just a short drive from the koutoubia Mosque. The newly opened Yves Saint Laurent Museum nearby is also well worth a visit. 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.
Your 8 days Morocco Desert tour from Casablanca 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!
If our Morocco itinerary 8 days tour from Casablanca does not match what you’re looking for, then simply contact us. We provide customized Imperial and desert trips in Morocco according to your duration of stay and your preferences. On top of that, 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. Over and above that, 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.
First and foremost, most 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 8-day Morocco 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.
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The beauty, majesty, and wonder of Morocco was brought to life by Ismail, our tour guide from MTT for 8 days in Morocco, starting from Casablanca. Furthermore, Moha explained the history and culture of Morocco through Rabat, chefchaouen, Fez, Merzouga, and also Marrakesh. In addition to that, it was a wonderful experience that started with Moha who helped us select our tour. And continued with Ismail who ensured that our time in Morocco was very memorable. Additionally, his knowledge of the county’s history, people, food, towns and cities is remarkable. A highlight of our tour was when Moha invited us into his home to meet his family and enjoy a very delicious Berber pizza. Moha- thank you.
We highly recommend you to visit Morocco – we fell in love with the country and the warm people. Plan to return and when we can, last but not least, we will most assuredly, use Morocco Tabiarte Tours.
Joy G / 5 out of 5 / Couple Traveller / 10 February 2020
My wife and I absolutely loved our driver/guide Brahim, he was extremely knowledgeable and explained the most essential of everything we’ve seen and also the history behind it. Well-organized, Great orientation around main attractions in every destination. Besides, the minivan was very comfortable, and the 8-day tour was incredibly fabulous. Eventually, we had a great time and can’t wait to go back again. Thank you for everything!
Oscar / 5 out of 5 / Group Traveller / 29 January 2020
Morocco tabiarte tours was a perfect find for the kind of trip. My Dad and I wanted a plan: private, affordable, and see as much of Morocco as made sense to cram into 8 days from Casablanca Towards Chefchaouen, FES, Sahara Desert, Ouarzazate and Marrakech staying in beautiful Riads. Moreover, they did an amazing job recommending where to go, what to see and also where to stay – Overall, the true magic comes from the guide you get paired with. In our case Brahim, a knowledgeable English-speaking driver, was the best we have ever had, providing special attention to our needs in every way.
In addition to that, He was charming, funny, extremely well-versed in the history of everything we saw. Exceedingly polite and at the same time also warm, friendly, and just a lot of fun to be around. Likewise, planning and communication was excellent. Overall, I would definitely do it again and would certainly use MTT to do so. Read More Morocco tour’s reviews
Marcelina Rose / 5 out of 5 / Family Traveller / 27 December 2019