Explore Morocco with our 7-day tour from Casablanca. This excursion can also be customized from Tangier.
Embark on a Mesmerizing 7-Day Casablanca-to-Marrakech Itinerary
Discover the Best of Morocco: Our captivating 7-day itinerary unfolds a remarkable journey from Casablanca to Marrakech. Immerse yourself in the cultural tapestry of Casablanca and Rabat as you explore their iconic landmarks. Enjoy a private tour of the enchanting Chefchaouen and savor the rich heritage of Fes. But the adventure doesn’t stop there; prepare to create unforgettable memories in the heart of the Merzouga desert. Ride a camel across the sea of sand dunes in Erg Chebbi and slumber under the star-studded Sahara sky.
The Moroccan Desert Experience: This 7-day Moroccan odyssey, commencing in Casablanca, is your gateway to the enthralling Sahara desert. Along the way, you’ll encounter majestic kasbahs that resemble ancient castles, traverse breathtaking gorges, and wander through picturesque valleys before your journey culminates in the vibrant city of Marrakech.
Customized Casablanca Journey: Our tailored Casablanca trip offers flexibility, allowing you to commence at your convenience. Embrace the opportunity to venture beyond the ordinary and discover Morocco’s authentic essence through the eyes of its enthusiastic locals. It’s time to take a leap of faith and experience the genuine spirit of Morocco.
Unveiling the Highlights of Your 7-Day Casablanca Tour Option 1
1. Casablanca’s Grandeur: Begin your journey with a stop at the magnificent Hassan 2 Mosque, a symbol of Casablanca’s architectural marvel.
2. Rabat’s Historical Gem: Explore the historic Hassan Tower in Rabat, a testament to Morocco’s rich past.
3. The Enigmatic Blue City: Wander through the enchanting blue streets of Chefchaouen, a picturesque sight to behold.
4. Fes Unveiled: Dive into the heart of Fes with a knowledgeable local guide, revealing the city’s hidden treasures.
5. Meeting the Barbary Apes: Encounter Barbary Apes amidst the majestic Azrou Cedar Forest, an experience to remember.
6. Sahara’s Panoramic Views: Behold the breathtaking panoramic views of the Erg Chebbi dunes, a natural wonder.
7. Camel Riding Adventure: Embark on a thrilling camel ride across the mesmerizing Merzouga Sahara, a journey into the heart of the desert.
8. Sunset Magic: Witness the enchanting sunset over the Sahara’s golden sand dunes, a moment of pure magic.
9. Sandboarding Delight: Get your adrenaline pumping with a sandboarding adventure on the dunes.
10. Campfire Celebrations: Enjoy a hearty dinner and join the festivities around the campfire, accompanied by the rhythms of Berber Drums.
11. Sahara Dreamland: Experience an unforgettable overnight stay at the Merzouga Desert Camp, a dream under the stars.
12. Nomadic Connection: Explore the desert’s depths with a Merzouga tour and a visit to a welcoming nomad family.
13. Hollywood in Ouarzazate: Visit the renowned Atlas Studio and the historic Taourirt Kasbah, often called ‘Africa’s Hollywood.’
14. Ait Ben Haddou Wonder: Discover the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a testament to ancient Moroccan architecture.
15. Atlas Mountains Majesty: Be captivated by the awe-inspiring views of the Atlas Mountains’ stunning landscapes.
Your 7-day Casablanca tour is a journey of discovery, taking you through a tapestry of Moroccan wonders.
7-Day Casablanca to Marrakech Tour Itinerary Option 1
Embarking on Day 1: From Casablanca, Morocco, to Chefchaouen
As your extraordinary journey begins, our dedicated team will warmly greet you at your Casablanca hotel or airport, marking the commencement of your remarkable 7-day Morocco tour.
Our path unfurls with brief yet enriching stops in Rabat, where you’ll have the opportunity to marvel at the historic Hassan Tower. Then, under the cerulean Moroccan skies, we set our course for the captivating blue city of Chefchaouen, an integral part of the exquisite Morocco Sahara tours.
Ultimately, as the day gracefully transitions to night, you’ll find solace in the comfort of a traditional riad nestled within the heart of the Medina, a testament to the beginning of a remarkable odyssey.
Day 2: Immersive Exploration of Chefchaouen’s Charm
On the second day of our enchanting Imperial Cities and Sahara Desert journey, you’ll find yourself with a full day at your leisure, allowing you to meander through the enchanting azure-hued alleyways of Chefchaouen. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to uncover the treasures of this captivating blue city, with the focal point being the Stalk; a vibrant heart pulsating at the epicenter of Chefchaouen’s unique charm.
Moreover, you can explore the wonders of Akshour Falls, delve into the cultural tapestry at the Kasbah Ethnographic Museum, bask in the vibrancy of Utah Lhmam Square, or immerse yourself in the bustling hub of the city center. The Al-Swaiqa District also awaits your curiosity with its own distinctive allure.
As the day gracefully surrenders to the veil of night, your haven awaits in a traditional Riad, a harmonious culmination of an immersive journey into Chefchaouen’s allure.
Day 3: From Chefchaouen to Fes: A Journey through History
Embrace a new day with a delightful breakfast at your riad, for today’s leg of your remarkable journey will lead you to Fes. Our route will traverse Ouazzan, guiding you through the Roman site of Volubilis, a historical gem preserving the grandeur of the Roman Empire, dating all the way back to 225 BC. Here, you will encounter the mesmerizing beauty of Morocco’s ancient mosaics, dating from the 3rd century BC.
A knowledgeable guide will accompany you, weaving tales of the Roman Empire’s legacy as you explore this captivating site.
Our path then takes us to Meknes, once the illustrious capital of Ismaili Morocco. Meknes beckons with the monumental Bab Mansour gate, a splendid creation by Sultan My Ismail, alongside the storied granary and the ingenious Sahrij Souani, harnessed for irrigation and agriculture.
Adding to the historical tapestry, the Mulay Ismail Mausoleum awaits your presence, a poignant stop on your 7-day odyssey from Casablanca. A scenic highway leads us to our final destination, Fes, where a night of repose and elegance awaits you at a lavish riad nestled within the medina’s embrace.
Day 4: Immersive Exploration of Fes with a Local Guide
Awake to a new day, and after indulging in a hearty breakfast at your riad, you’ll embark on a captivating exploration of Fes, a city that embodies Morocco’s rich spiritual heritage. The entire morning is dedicated to wandering the labyrinthine lanes of the Medina.
Our journey commences with a sweeping tour that unfurls the rich tapestry of cultural and historical treasures, including the renowned Al Karaouine Mosque and University, the world’s oldest of its kind. The striking Madrasa Bouanania, the intriguing tanneries, and the exquisite Najjarine fountain are among the jewels awaiting your discovery.
Following a leisurely lunch, we venture beyond the Medina’s boundaries, offering you glimpses of the Royal Palace’s grand entrance, a tranquil stroll through the Jewish district, lovingly referred to as ‘the Mellah,’ and a visit to a pottery cooperative where craftsmanship thrives.
As the sun dips toward the horizon, we whisk you away to one of the city’s fortifications, affording you a breathtaking panoramic vista that encompasses the entirety of Fes’s Medina. Finally, your night unfolds in the familiar embrace of your riad.
Day 5: From Fes to Merzouga: A Desert Odyssey
Rise and shine to savor a delectable breakfast before embarking on a memorable journey to the captivating Merzouga desert via the enchanting towns of Midelt and Errachidia. Our grand Moroccan exploration commences with a visit to Ifrane, often affectionately referred to as ‘the Switzerland of Morocco.’ While en route to Merzouga, we traverse the landscapes of Midlet and the breathtaking Ziz Valley, granting you glimpses of the resplendent Middle Atlas and High Atlas mountain ranges.
Our next stop unveils the splendors of Morocco’s largest cedar forest, a sanctuary for the Barbary apes. As you approach Er Rachidia, subtle transformations in the environment provide early hints of the desert’s allure. Following a satisfying lunch in Midelt, our journey continues through the stunning Ziz Valley, offering several opportunities for capturing awe-inspiring panoramic vistas.
We meander through Berber villages on our route to Erfoud, and subsequently, to Rissani, the ancestral home of the Alaouite dynasty, the reigning royal family of Morocco.
Upon your arrival in Merzouga, you’ll be greeted with the warm hospitality of mint tea, followed by a remarkable camel ride to witness the mesmerizing sunset amidst Morocco’s tallest sand dunes. Here, in the heart of this magnificent desert, you’ll spend the night. Revel in the experience as you retire to our well-appointed desert camp, where a sumptuous meal awaits.
Day 6: Sahara Desert to Dades Valley: A Morning to Remember
As the first rays of the sun kiss the desert, your camel guide will gently rouse you from slumber, promising what may become the most exquisite sunrise of your life. Following this breathtaking spectacle and a satisfying breakfast, including a rejuvenating hot shower at the desert camp, your gentle camel steed awaits to accompany you back to your initial point. Traverse the captivating Erg Chebbi dunes, which undergo a captivating metamorphosis with the evolving light of the day. Upon your return, reunite with your driver and commence your journey towards the majestic Tinghir and Todra gorges, Morocco’s loftiest and most slender canyons. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the winding valley.
Continuing onward, we venture into the enchanting Dades Valley, a realm adorned with awe-inspiring sand castles and nature’s marvelous rock formations affectionately known as ‘monkey toes.’ Your night’s accommodation awaits at a charming riad or a hotel nestled in the heart of the gorge, offering both a delectable supper and a nourishing breakfast to complete your day.
Day 7: Dades Valley to Marrakech: The Grand Finale
As the sun graces the day, savor a hearty breakfast that fuels you for the journey ahead. Today, we traverse the enchanting Dades Valley en route to Kalaat Mgouna and Ouarzazate, embarking on what is often referred to as the ‘Way of a Thousand Kasbahs.’ This leg of our 7-day Morocco Sahara Tour from Casablanca promises a myriad of opportunities to capture some of the most iconic photographs of your entire adventure.
Our first significant stop brings us to Kalaat Mgouna, affectionately known as ‘the rose city.’ Here, you can acquire fragrant rosewater, a delightful keepsake that will infuse a lasting freshness into your linens, reminiscent of the remarkable journey you’ve undertaken. Our voyage then leads us to Ouarzazate, recognized as the ‘Hollywood of Africa.’
A sumptuous lunch awaits at the renowned Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, the largest of its kind in Morocco, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This magnificent location has graced the silver screen in various cinematic classics, including ‘Lawrence of Arabia,’ ‘Gladiator,’ and ‘Game of Thrones.’
Our sojourn continues as we ascend the dramatic Tizi ‘n’ Tichka pass, perched at an elevation of 2260 meters, traversing the High Atlas Mountains. Along this route, you’ll have the opportunity to observe the meticulous process of argan oil production at women’s cooperatives. As the day unfolds, we eventually arrive at your Marrakech hotel, marking the culmination of this extraordinary 7-day tour.
Tour Inclusions and Exclusions:
Our comprehensive 7-day excursion ensures you enjoy every moment of your Moroccan adventure. Here’s what’s included in your tour:
- Convenient pick-up and drop-off service at your accommodation, ensuring a hassle-free start and end to your journey.
- Comfortable and private transportation in an air-conditioned car, designed to make your travel a breeze.
- A knowledgeable and English-speaking driver or guide to provide you with insights and information throughout your trip.
- Fuel costs for your journey, allowing you to relax and enjoy the ride without any additional expenses.
- One-night stay at a hotel or riad, offering a private room tailored to your preferred room type, ensuring a comfortable and personalized experience.
- Unforgettable trekking with camels, with one camel per person, allowing you to explore the desert landscapes in a unique and immersive way.
- A captivating camel ride at sunset, a magical experience that showcases the desert’s beauty in a different light.
- Delight in breakfast and dinner on two occasions at the Desert Camp, with the flexibility to choose your tent type, catering to your preferences and needs.
- Transfer to and from the camp in a 4×4 vehicle, providing an alternative option to camels for your convenience and comfort.
- Monument fees are not included in the tour package.
- Lunches during your journey are at your own expense, giving you the flexibility to explore local cuisine and dining options.
- Tips for your guide or driver are not included, allowing you to express your appreciation for exceptional service as you see fit.
- Soft drinks are not provided during the tour, so feel free to choose your preferred beverages along the way.
Tour Overview Option 2
Embark on a 7-day desert excursion from Casablanca to Marrakech, an iconic journey that immerses you in the rich tapestry of Morocco. Your adventure commences in Casablanca, a vibrant coastal city, and culminates in the awe-inspiring Marrakech, often referred to as the ‘Red City’ due to its distinctive red architecture. This comprehensive itinerary traverses diverse landscapes, including the breathtaking High Atlas Mountains, where you’ll explore the historic Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah and the cinematic city of Ouarzazate. Along the way, you’ll discover Atlas Studios, Rose Valley, and Dades Valley.
Your desert odyssey also leads you to the mesmerizing Todra Gorges and offers a unique opportunity for camel trekking across the golden dunes. You’ll traverse the picturesque Ziz Valley, explore the lush Cedar Forest, and visit Ifrane, renowned as Morocco’s cleanest town. Your journey culminates in the imperial capital, Fes, before retracing your steps to Casablanca via the royal cities of Meknes and Rabat.
Please note that this proposed itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to your preferences. Contact us to customize your adventure!
Tour Highlights Option 2
- Aerial Views of Erg Chebbi Sand Dunes: Witness the breathtaking panorama of Erg Chebbi’s majestic sand dunes, offering an awe-inspiring sight as far as the eye can see.
- Merzouga Sahara Camel Ride: Embark on an enchanting camel ride in the heart of the Sahara Desert, guided by the rhythmic steps of your camel companion.
- Merzouga Desert Camp Adventure: At Merzouga Desert Camp, brace yourself for an action-packed sandboarding session, unleashing your inner thrill-seeker as you conquer the dunes. Spend the night under the stars, creating lifelong memories.
- Barbary Apes at Azrou Cedar Forest: Visit the Azrou Cedar Forest and have the chance to observe the charming Barbary Apes in their natural habitat.
- Mesmerizing Desert Sunsets: Experience the mesmerizing sunset over the Sahara’s golden sand dunes, a moment of pure magic that will stay with you.
- Merzouga Desert Camp Overnight Stay: Enjoy a night of peaceful slumber at Merzouga Desert Camp, surrounded by the tranquil beauty of the desert, beneath the star-studded Moroccan sky.
- Scenic Vistas of Ziz Valley: Marvel at the breathtaking landscapes of Ziz Valley, offering picturesque views that are a feast for the eyes.
- Sandboarding Fun: Try your hand at the thrilling sport of sandboarding, gliding down the dunes for an adrenaline rush.
- Hearty Supper and Campfire Party: Gather around the campfire for a delightful Berber Drums party and savor a delicious Moroccan feast.
- Sunset Serenity: As the sun sets over the sand dunes once more, bask in the serene ambiance and enjoy the breathtaking view.
These highlights are just a glimpse of the extraordinary experiences awaiting you on this 7-day journey from Casablanca to Marrakech. Get ready for an adventure like no other!
7-Day Casablanca to Marrakech Tour Itinerary Option 2
Day 1: Casablanca to Marrakech
Embark on your captivating 7-day excursion from Casablanca to Marrakech, commencing with an exploration of the city’s most iconic landmarks. Your journey begins with a visit to the renowned Hassan II Mosque, offering a unique opportunity for non-Muslim travelers to explore the grandeur of an Islamic mosque. Prepare for an enriching experience as you explore other fascinating sites in the city. As the day unfolds, you’ll make your way to Marrakech, the imperial city of Morocco, known for its historical attractions dating back to the Almoravid Empire. Upon arrival, you’ll be warmly welcomed to a charming riad, where you’ll stay the night, ready to dive into the historic Medina the following day.
Stay tuned as your 7-day adventure unfolds, revealing the wonders of Morocco!”
Day 2: Marrakech-guided
Exploration On the second day of your 7-day tour from Casablanca, prepare for an enlightening guided excursion through Marrakech’s most captivating sites. Your adventure commences with a visit to the vibrant Majorelle Gardens, a tranquil oasis adorned with mesmerizing cobalt blue architecture. Continue your journey to the iconic Koutoubia Tower, Marrakech’s largest mosque, boasting Almohad architectural splendor dating back to 1174.
Delve into history as you explore the Saadian Tombs, a historical necropolis associated with the illustrious Saadian Dynasty. A visit to the magnificent Bahia Palace awaits, where you’ll marvel at its intricately adorned walls with Arabic inscriptions and exquisite marble and mosaic floors.
As the day unfolds, immerse yourself in Marrakech’s bustling square, where a myriad of entertainers, from magicians to storytellers and tooth pullers, captivate the lively crowd. Conclude your day’s adventures by returning to the same Riad for a restful night, reinvigorating yourself for the experiences that lie ahead in this vibrant city.
Day 3: Marrakech to Dades Valley via Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou and
On the third day of your exciting journey, a delectable breakfast will fuel your adventures as we embark on a picturesque drive through the Atlas Mountains via the Tizi n’Tichka mountain pass (2,260 m). Along the way, you’ll be treated to breathtaking panoramic vistas. A highlight of this leg of the trip is the historic Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO-listed site where Kasbah dwellings cluster behind fortified walls adorned with corner towers. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the Kasbah’s rooftops and immerse yourself in its traditional adobe architecture.
Our journey continues to Ouarzazate, often referred to as Africa’s Hollywood, home to renowned film studios that have hosted the likes of Gladiator, Game of Thrones, and numerous other cinematic masterpieces. Before reaching our final destination for the day, Dades Valley, we’ll also make a stop in the enchanting Rose Valley. Here, you’ll spend the night at a local riad, adding a touch of local charm to your experience.
Day 4: From Dades Valley to Todgha Gorges, Your Journey to Merzouga Awaits
Following a hearty breakfast, your next destination is the stunning Todgha Gorges. This limestone river canyon is nothing short of a paradise for rock climbers and nature enthusiasts alike. Your adventure continues in Touroug, where you’ll have the opportunity to visit a Berber fabric cooperative, offering insights into a fascinating local culture.
Our journey then takes us to Erfoud, renowned for its delectable dates and remarkable fossils. As the day unfolds, we will finally make our way to the enchanting Merzouga desert, a place of unique beauty and serenity. Here, you will experience a captivating camel ride that leads you to your comfortable desert tent. At the pinnacle of a sand dune, your camel guide will pause, allowing you to witness the breathtaking spectacle of the sunset.
After a satisfying supper, you’ll have the opportunity to gather around a campfire, where you can immerse yourself in the music and traditions of the local people. The night sky adorned with stars will be your canopy, making this an unforgettable experience to cherish.
Day 5: Journey from Merzouga to Ifrane through Ziz Valley, Ending in Fes
Today, we turn our attention to Rissani, a focal point of our 7-day itinerary departing from Casablanca. This historic city offers a glimpse into Morocco’s rich traditions and markets, providing ample time for exploration.
We commence our day’s adventure by passing through Erfoud and proceeding to the stunning Ziz Valley. Here, lush landscapes and traditional structures greet us, creating a visual treat. Our journey continues along the winding mountain route of Tizi-N-Tlghamt to Midelt, where we pause for a delightful lunch.
As we travel towards the Cedar Forest, picturesque vistas of the Middle Atlas Mountains and nomadic encampments unfold before your eyes. This is a place where Barbary apes reside amidst towering trees that were once inhabited by various wildlife species. You’ll have ample opportunities to relax and capture lasting memories through your lens.
The journey proceeds to Ifrane, an enchanting town celebrated for its pristine appearance and often referred to as Morocco’s ‘Swiss village’ due to its Alpine-style architecture. Our day culminates at a Riad in Fes, one of Morocco’s imperial cities, promising a delightful end to your day’s exploration.
Day 6: Fes Guided Tour – Immerse in Moroccan Culture
Our comprehensive 7-day itinerary from Casablanca ensures that you embark on an unforgettable guided tour of Fes City. Fes, renowned as a Moroccan hub for culture and academia, promises a fascinating exploration.
The tour commences within the ancient Medina, distinguished by its striking Marinid architecture and religious institutions. Notably, you’ll have the privilege to visit Al-Karaouine University, recognized as the world’s first-ever university. Your journey through this cultural treasure extends to the Royal Palace Gate, the Jewish headquarters, the tanneries, and a tile cooperative, offering you an up-close experience of authentic craftsmanship.
Additionally, the opportunity to witness hundreds of intricately handcrafted items awaits you. You’ll venture up a hill to discover the remains of the Marinid Tombs, featuring a breathtaking panoramic vista of the entire Medina. With your knowledgeable guide leading the way, you can rest assured that every notable attraction in Medina will be covered.
As the day’s adventure unfolds, you’ll once again retire for the night at the same Riad, ensuring you’re well-rested and ready for the next stage of your Moroccan odyssey.
Day 7: Fes to Casablanca – A Memorable End to Your Tour
The final day of your 7-day tour from Casablanca begins with a satisfying breakfast to energize your journey ahead. Depending on your destination choice, whether it’s Casablanca or Marrakech, our route will be punctuated with captivating stops. These enchanting locations will further enrich your travel experience and provide lasting memories.
As the day unfolds, our service will ensure your safe and comfortable transfer, delivering you to your hotel or the airport according to your preference. It’s a bittersweet conclusion to your remarkable journey through Morocco, and we bid you farewell with our best wishes for your onward travels.
Explore the Vibrant City of Casablanca – Your Ultimate Guide
Casablanca, nestled in Morocco’s western region along the stunning coastline, is a captivating city that spans less than 400 km². This jewel of Morocco boasts a magnetic appeal for tourists from around the world. If you’re planning a journey to Casablanca, prepare to be enchanted by the array of activities and sights awaiting you.
What to See in Casablanca:
King Hassan II’s Great Mosque: One of Casablanca’s most iconic landmarks, the King Hassan II’s Great Mosque, is an architectural masterpiece. The laser beam adorning its peak points toward Mecca, capturing the essence of this stunning structure. Designed by the renowned French architect, Michel Pinseau, at the behest of Hassan II, this mosque was built meticulously following the precepts of the Koran. A guided tour is highly recommended to ensure you don’t miss any intricate details.
The New Medina: Adjacent to the Old Medina and situated behind the Royal Palace, the New Medina in Mers Sultan is a product of French influence, designed with an Arab twist. This vibrant district features a plethora of shops, offering an array of merchandise. From jewelry, antiques, and literature to traditional Moroccan cuisine and furniture, the shopping experience here is truly diverse. Many visitors flock to this souk to hone their haggling skills while purchasing unique souvenirs. Bargaining in the souks can be quite the art form – it’s all about finding the balance between securing great deals and not overindulging in unnecessary items.
Morocco Mall – Shopper’s Paradise: For the dedicated shopper, a visit to Morocco Mall is a must. As the largest retail mall in Africa, it’s a shopper’s paradise, boasting an impressive array of prestigious brands like Louis Vuitton and Gucci alongside popular mainstream shops such as FNAC, Zara, and H&M. With over 350 stores in total, Morocco Mall provides a broad spectrum of shopping opportunities. If you’re searching for a clothing memento from Morocco, this mall is the perfect destination.
Museum of Moroccan Judaism: For those seeking a cultural dimension to their Casablanca journey, the Museum of Moroccan Judaism is a treasure trove of heritage. It’s a testament to the city’s cultural diversity, especially considering that Casablanca has the largest Moroccan Jewish community. A visit to this museum offers a compelling journey through history, taking you back thousands of years to explore the evolution of Judaism in Morocco. The experience is enriched with ornate decor, vintage attire, historical portraits, and more.
Your excursion through Casablanca promises an enticing blend of history, culture, and the charm of a vibrant metropolis.