8 Day Morocco Itinerary - 8 Days Desert Tour from Casablanca

Embark on an exotic adventure with our BEST 8 Day Morocco Itinerary! Immerse in culture, history and stunning landscapes on this 8 day tour from Casablanca.

BEST 8 Day Morocco Itinerary | 8 Days Tour from Casablanca
Explore Morocco: 8-Day Casablanca Tour Itinerary & Tips
  • 8 Days/ 7 Nights
  • Private Vehicle
  • Distance: 1895 KM
  • Guided Tours
  • Half Board
  • Accommodation

Tour Description: Morocco 8 day Itinerary

8 Days Tour from Casablanca

Embark on an 8-day Morocco itinerary that combines cultural immersion with natural wonders, starting at the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca. Discover the cultural tapestry of Rabat, the charming blue hues of Chefchaouen, and also the ancient city of Fes. Traverse the “Switzerland of Morocco” in Ifrane, explore the mystical Cedar Forest, and surrender to the alluring golden dunes of Merzouga. Wind through the Atlas Mountains to explore breathtaking gorges and verdant valleys. Moreover, visit Ouarzazate’s cinematic landscapes and the UNESCO-listed Ait Ben Haddou. Finally, culminate your adventure in Marrakech, where vibrant souks and rich history await. This carefully crafted itinerary offers an expertly designed 8-day tour of Morocco from Casablanca. Book now to unlock iconic landmarks and hidden gems from Casablanca to Marrakech.

What to Expect in 8 Days in Morocco Itinerary

8 Day Morocco Tour from Casablanca
  • Experience warm hospitality and savor flavorful Moroccan cuisine
  • Tour Rabat's cultural tapestry and Chefchaouen's charming blue streets
  • Wander ancient Fes and traverse Ifrane, "Switzerland of Morocco"
  • Discover the mystical Cedar Forest and Merzouga's alluring golden dunes
  • Wind through the Atlas Mountains, unveiling breathtaking gorges
  • Visit Ouarzazate's cinematic landscapes and the UNESCO-listed Ait Ben Haddou
  • Immerse yourself in Marrakech's rich history, lively souks and Jemaa el-Fnaa square

Detailed Itinerary: 8 Days Morocco Desert Tour from Casablanca

Morocco Itinerary 8 days

1st Day: Arrival in Casablanca (30-minute drive)

Welcome to Morocco! Upon arriving at Casablanca Airport, your private driver/guide will meet you and escort you to your lodging in Casablanca for the 1st night of your 8-day Morocco itinerary. After checking in, feel free to unwind and relax for the remainder of the day. Consider strolling along the Corniche, visiting the majestic Hassan II Mosque, or wandering through the historic Medina.

√ Overnight: Casablanca

2nd Day: Casablanca » Rabat » Chefchaouen (6-hour drive)

After breakfast, leave Casablanca and head towards Chefchaouen. En route, take a break to explore the capital city and the King’s residence. Visit the historic Kasbah of the Udayas, take a leisurely stroll through the Andalusian Gardens, and marvel at the impressive Hassan Tower and the nearby Mausoleum of Mohammed V. Moreover, enjoy lunch and some free time in the beautiful coastal city.

Next, continue your journey to Chefchaouen, a charming town nestled in the Rif Mountains, known for its enchanting blue hues. Check in at your Riad and then spend the rest of the day at your own pace for personal exploration.

Wander through the narrow cobblestone alleyways of Chefchaouen, adorned with vibrant shades of blue, and indulge in local cuisine at one of its cozy restaurants. Furthermore, consider a visit to the red-walled Kasbah, a 15th-century fortress and dungeon in the shady main square of Place Outa el Hammam. Alternatively, venture out of town for a hike in the surrounding hills to reach a former mosque, offering a mesmerizing panoramic view of the Medina, framed by the tranquil beauty of the Rif mountains. Also, it’s the perfect spot to witness a spectacular sunset.

√ Overnight: Chefchaouen

√ Included Meals: Breakfast

3rd Day: Chefchaouen » Fes Sightseeing Tour (3.5-hour drive + 2.5-hour walking tour)

Departing from Chefchaouen, set out towards the enchanting city of Fes. Upon reaching Fes, embark on a captivating sightseeing tour to unravel the historical and cultural tapestry of this ancient city. Commence your exploration with a visit to the Royal Palace, where you can admire the architectural grandeur and soak in the regal ambiance. Then, enjoy a panoramic view of the bustling Medina, capturing the essence of Fes.

Later-on, continue your journey to the Mosaic Factory, where the intricate artistry of mosaic-making comes to life. Furthermore, delve into the heart of the Medina with a walking tour, discovering the treasures within. Moreover, explore the Al Qaraouine University, witness the architectural splendor of the Attarine Madrasa, and also experience the age-old tradition of leather-working at the tannery.

Finally, the walking tour ends at Bab Boujloud, known as the “Blue Gate”, marking the entrance to the vibrant Medina. Following the guided exploration, the afternoon is yours to engage in individual exploration, allowing you to savor the unique charm and allure of Fes at your own pace.

√ Overnight: Fes

√ Included Meals: Breakfast

4th Day: Fes » Ifrane » Cedar Forest » Midelt » Ziz valley » Merzouga » Erg Chebbi Dunes (7-hour drive)

After a delightful breakfast, depart Fes and make your way to the mesmerizing Merzouga Desert. Your first stop is Ifrane, a charming town known for its alpine-style architecture. Then next, venture into the cedar forest, where you’ll have the chance to see playful monkeys amidst the scenic beauty.

Following this unique wildlife experience, enjoy lunch in Midelt, a charming town nestled in the Atlas Mountains. Afterward, the adventure continues, passing through the scenic Ziz Oasis. Marvel at the panoramic views before reaching the iconic Sahara Desert.

Upon arrival in Merzouga, embark on a camel ride across the golden sand dunes of Erg Chebbi to witness the enchanting sunset. After this magical experience, relish a delightful dinner around an open fire, accompanied by Berber live music, immersing yourself in the rich cultural traditions of the desert. Spend the night in a luxury desert tent under the vast canopy of Saharan stars, creating a truly magical and unforgettable experience in the heart of the desert.

√ Overnight: Merzouga Desert Camp

√ Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner

5th Day: Merzouga Desert » Todra Gorge » Dades Gorge (4-hour drive)

Begin your day with the breathtaking spectacle of a sunrise over the rolling dunes. Following this magical start, enjoy a hearty breakfast at your desert camp before embarking on a camel ride back to Merzouga, where your driver awaits to continue the journey.

Afterward, depart Merzouga and head towards the picturesque Dades Gorge. Along the way, take a stop in Erfoud to explore the fascinating world of fossils at a local factory and gain insights into the unique craft. Witness the artistry behind fossil creation before resuming your drive. Travel along the scenic Road of a Thousand Kasbahs, reveling in the enchanting landscapes along the way.

Upon reaching Todra Gorge, take the time to explore its awe-inspiring natural wonders before enjoying a leisurely lunch. Afterward, make your way to Dades Gorge, your destination for the night. Additionally, embrace the tranquility of this rugged terrain and enjoy a well-deserved rest after a day filled with desert wonders and cultural discoveries.

√ Overnight: Dades Gorge

√ Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner

6th Day: Dades Canyons » Rose Valley » Ouarzazate » Ait Ben Haddou » Marrakech (6-hour drive)

After breakfast, continue your journey toward the vibrant city of Marrakech, passing through captivating landscapes along the way. Traverse the picturesque Rose Valley, take a moment to savor the array of rose products, surrounding yourself with the alluring fragrance that defines the beauty of the region.

Then, carry on to Ouarzazate, a city known for its unique charm and film industry. Next, discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a stunning fortified village with a history dating back centuries. Marvel at the intricate mud-brick architecture and soak in the atmosphere of this ancient caravan stop. The drive then ascends through the majestic High Atlas Mountains, treating you to breathtaking views.

Finally, arrive in Marrakech “Red City”, relish the remainder of the day at leisure. Whether you choose to wander through the vibrant souks, savor local cuisine, or simply unwind in the enchanting atmosphere.

√ Overnight: Marrakech

√ Included Meals: Breakfast

7th Day: Marrakech Sightseeing Tour (25-minute drive + 4-hour walking tour)

Get ready for an unforgettable adventure through the heart of magical Marrakech! After a delicious breakfast at your charming riad, meet your expert local guide to begin a fascinating tour of the old Medina’s winding alleys and colorful souks.

First, dive into the bustling energy of Jemaa el-Fna square, where snake charmers, henna artists, and also street food sizzle. Next, step back in time at the intricate Ben Youssef Madrasa, an ancient Islamic college. Moreover, marvel at the lavish Bahia Palace, and discover the intriguing Saadian Tombs, where sultans of the past lie.

The walking tour ends at the iconic 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque, whose towering minaret has become a symbol of the city. Your driver awaits to whisk you to the lush Majorelle Garden, an oasis of art deco architecture and vivid blue accents. Then, followed by a visit to the chic Yves Saint Laurent museum.

Afterward, the rest of the day is yours to wander and explore solo. Consider hunting for treasures in the artisan quarters, getting lost in the sprawling souks, or finding a hidden courtyard garden like Jardin Secret. However you spend it, let the magic of Marrakech carry you away!

√ Overnight: Marrakech

√ Included Meals: Breakfast

8th Day: Transfer to Casablanca Airport (2.5-hour drive)

Your 8 day Morocco tour from Casablanca ends today after hotel check-out. Your driver will pick you up and take you to the airport for your departure flight. If you would like to extend your stay to 9 days in Morocco, please let us know. We would be happy to help arrange an additional day to your Morocco itinerary.

√ Included Meals: Breakfast

Important Note

What you see here is just a suggested plan for your Morocco Travel itinerary 8 days Private tour from Casablanca. If it doesn’t quite match what you have in mind, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re all about creating a tour that fits your preferences and specific duration.

Our tours from Casablanca cover all of Morocco, and here’s the deal: the more friends you bring along, the lower the cost per person. We split the fixed transportation fee among everyone, and the overall price also depends on your choice of accommodation, varying with options such as 3-star, 4-star, or 5-star hotels.

For the exact cost and all the details, contact us. We’re here to make your trip just right for you.

8 Days Morocco tour from Casablanca Price/Cost

BEST 8 Day Morocco itinerary
Price Includes
Price Excludes
  • Hotel/Airport pick-up and drop-off services.
  • Tour in an air-conditioned vehicle throughout 8 Days in Morocco.
  • Hand-picked English-speaking driver.
  • 6-night stay in carefully selected Hotel/Riad.
  • 1-night stay in a Deluxe desert camp (Private Tent).
  • Daily breakfast & 2 nights dinner.
  • Camel trek and Sand-boarding.
  • Local Expert Guide in Fes & Marrakech.
  • Free time to wander through canyons, explore kasbahs, take photos, and more.
  • Lunches, drinks & 5 nights dinner.
  • Entrance fees to monuments (Ex: Atlas studio, Hassan II Mosque, …etc.).
  • Tips for your tour guide & driver (the amount is at your discretion).

Frequently Asked Questions

Which is better Casablanca or Marrakech?

Marrakech is generally considered better. Known for its vibrant atmosphere, historic Medina, and iconic landmarks like the Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech offers a richer cultural experience compared to Casablanca, which is more modern and business-oriented. Marrakech’s unique blend of history, architecture, and bustling souks makes it a preferred destination for many travelers.

How many days in Casablanca is enough?

Optimally, 1 to 2 days in Casablanca is sufficient to explore its key attractions, savor local cuisine, and experience the vibrant culture.

Is 8 days enough for Morocco?

Yes, 8 days is generally considered sufficient for a rewarding trip to Morocco. This timeframe allows you to explore key destinations such as Marrakech, Fes, Chefchaouen Casablanca, and possibly the Sahara Desert. However, the ideal duration depends on your specific interests and the pace at which you prefer to travel. Make sure to plan your itinerary wisely to make the most of your time in this diverse and culturally rich country.

How much does an 8-day tour from Casablanca cost?

The budget for an 8-day tour from Casablanca can vary based on your travel style and preferences. On average, you can expect to spend between €800 and €1,200 per person for a moderate budget, which includes accommodation, meals, transportation, and some sightseeing.

  • Accommodation: €8o-€150 per night.
  • Meals: €20-€50 per meal.
  • Transportation: €5-€150 per trip.
  • Sightseeing: €7-€15 per site.

What's the best time to visit Morocco?

The best time to visit Morocco is during spring (March to May) and fall (September to November), when temperatures are pleasantly moderate, ranging from 15°C to 25°C. These seasons offer comfortable weather for exploring the country’s diverse landscapes, bustling markets, and historical sites. Summer (June to August) can be extremely hot, with temperatures exceeding 40°C in some areas, making it less ideal for outdoor activities. Winter (December to February) brings cooler temperatures, especially at night, so it’s a good time to visit if you want to experience unique festivals and avoid crowds. The ideal time depends on your preferences and planned activities.

How do I book a tour?

Booking a tour with us is a breeze. Follow these simple steps:

A) Reach Out: Start by emailing us to express your interest and inquire about availability.

B) Reservation Confirmation: Upon reaching out, we’ll guide you through the reservation process. Typically, a deposit is required to secure your spot.

2. Is a deposit required, and how much is it?

Yes, indeed, a deposit is typically required to confirm your booking. Furthermore, the amount varies based on the specific tour package you choose. Importantly, this initial payment is crucial, as it not only secures your spot but also enables us to make all necessary arrangements for your upcoming adventure.

3. What payment methods are available for the deposit?

We strive to make the deposit process as convenient as possible. Additionally, you can make your deposit through various methods, with debit card payments via PayPal being one of the options. This flexibility ensures that you can choose the method that suits you best.

4. When is the balance payment due and how?

The balance payment for your tour is typically due either before the start of your trip or upon arrival. We accept various payment methods, including bank transfers, making it convenient for you to settle the balance. If you ever have questions or need assistance with the balance payment, our dedicated customer service team is here to help.

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As a traveler from the USA, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand, you will need an adapter for Type C and Type E connectors.


Are you planning an international trip and wondering about the complexities of visa applications? Unfortunately, we cannot offer you a visa application service, but we can provide you with valuable insights into understanding whether you need one or not. The visa application process can be intricate, but fear not; we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to help you navigate through the basics.

Do I Need a Visa?

The necessity for a visa depends on your nationality and your intended travel destination. Let’s break it down for you:

1. Check Your Nationality

Firstly, identify your home country and its visa agreements with the country you plan to visit. If there is no existing visa agreement, you will likely need to apply for a visa in advance of your departure.

2. Understand Visa Requirements by Country

Here’s a quick guide for citizens of specific countries:

a. US Citizens

Great news for Americans! US citizens typically don’t need a visa for many destinations. Nevertheless, always double-check the specific requirements for your chosen location.

b. UK Citizens

Likewise, citizens of the United Kingdom usually enjoy visa-free travel to most countries. Confirm the details based on your intended destination.

c. Australian Citizens

Australians often have the privilege of visa-free travel to various places. Before you pack, verify the visa requirements for your chosen destination.

d. New Zealand Citizens

If you’re a citizen of New Zealand, you likely won’t need a visa for many destinations. Still, it’s wise to check the specific requirements for your intended travel spot.

Special Note: Morocco

Good news for those planning a trip to Morocco! Citizens of most countries, including the ones mentioned above, typically don’t require a visa for Morocco. It’s a visa-free destination for many travelers.

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Joy G

Couple Traveller

Our spectacular 8-day tour of Morocco‘s Sahara Desert from Casablanca showcased the country’s beauty, majesty, and wonder. Our knowledgeable guide Lahcen from MTT brought Moroccan history and culture to life as we journeyed through Rabat, Chefchaouen, Fez, Merzouga, and Marrakesh. Moha expertly helped us craft the perfect 8-day itinerary before the trip.

During the tour, Lahcen ensured our time in Morocco was unforgettable, wowing us with his mastery of the country’s history, people, cuisine, and cities. A highlight was when lahcen welcomed us into his home to meet his family and savor delicious Berber pizza. We wholeheartedly recommend visiting Morocco and falling in love with its warm people and vibrant culture like we did. When we return, we will certainly book with Morocco Tabiarte Tours again.

21 November 2023


Couple Traveller

My wife and I absolutely loved our driver/guide Brahim during our 8-day trip of Morocco. He was extremely knowledgeable and provided insightful explanations about the history and significance of everything we saw. The tour was very well-organized, with excellent orientation to the main attractions in each destination.

Additionally, the comfortable minivan and carefully planned itinerary made this an incredibly enjoyable Moroccan experience. We had a wonderful time and can’t wait to return. Brahim’s expertise and thoughtfulness were instrumental in making this tour fabulous. We are very thankful for everything!

2 November 2023

Marcelina Rose

Family Traveller

MTT was the perfect company for an affordable yet comprehensive 8-day private tour of Morocco. My dad and I visited Casablanca, Chefchaouen, Fes, the Sahara Desert, Atlas mountains, and Marrakech, staying in beautiful riads along the way. MTT provided excellent recommendations on where to go, what to see, and where to stay.

The true highlight was our knowledgeable English-speaking guide, Ibrahim. He was attentive to our needs, charming, funny, and extremely knowledgeable about the history and culture of everywhere we went. Ibrahim was also polite, friendly, and a joy to travel with. Overall, the planning, communication, and execution by Moha were excellent. I would gladly book with them again for another memorable tour of Morocco.

5 October 2023
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