During this Morocco Travel itinerary 7 days desert tour from Casablanca to Marrakech, uncover the most fascinating and essential sites in the Imperial cities, and the Sahara desert including magnificent Canyons, Ancient Kasbahs, Giant Palm groves and Grand valleys.
Upon your arrival at Casablanca, your Private English-speaking driver will meet you and then begin with a visit to the incredible Hassan II Mosque, rising 210 meters into the air, the Seventh-largest mosque in the world is covered in ornate traditional tile work. Last but not least, after exploring we make our way to your hotel in Rabat, Morocco’s capital where you’ll spend the first night of One week morocco itinerary.
This morning, after breakfast, take a short tour of Rabat. Enjoy a short walk of the Mohammed V Mausoleum and Hassan tower, as well as the ancient necropolis site of Chellah and lastly Udayas kasbah. After lunch at your convenience, we set off towards Chefchaouen, nestled in the heart of the Rif Mountains. The rest of the afternoon is yours to independently wander around the incredible blue and white-washed buildings and also the busy market, a mix of traditional Moroccan and tourist fare, or perhaps try some local street food in the main square in the heart of the Medina and witness sunset from a mountain top with majestic views of the surrounding landscape.
After breakfast, we will be heading towards Fes through the archaeological site of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a stroll in the remains of the Roman and Berber cultures that once occupied it. Afterwards, the journey continues to the oldest and largest medieval city in the world. On arrival, embark on a half day guided tour of the ancient Fes el Bali, the old walled city, with its labyrinth of 9399 alleys.
Start by visiting the bronze doors of the Royal Palace nearby the Hebrew district ‘Mellah’. Then head on to an amazing panoramic view of the Medina from one of the hills surrounding the city. Thereafter, walk into the Medina to visit Madrasas and the center of Koranic studies. Learn the fascinating history of the city, which was founded in the 9th century.
Other than that, it is home to the world’s oldest university, once the capital of the kingdom before 1912. After lunch at a local restaurant, you are free to either choose to go back to your hotel or stroll through the endless streets of the world’s largest Medina. After completing the visit, then head to the hotel for an overnight.
Departing early, we’ll leave Fes behind and head to Merzouga Desert. Moreover, pass through Cedar Forest full of Barbary Macaque monkeys, jagged rock faces, and tiny Berber villages as you cross the Middle Atlas Mountains and begin to descend towards the Sahara Desert. Along the way, view glimpse of Morocco’s nomadic tribes, travelling across the mountains and also often staying in make shift tents as they head to their next destination.
After lunch in Midelt, hit the road again for the Majestic Sahara Desert. Stop at Ziz valley for a magnificent panoramic view. Also, pass by Erfoud, famous for its fossil and marble products. In the late afternoon, set off by camel for an incredible hour trek into the Erg Chebbi dunes to witness an amazing sunset and spend the night at a Berber camp. Dinner around campfire with Berber’s musical entertainment.
Enjoy an early morning sunrise over a high dune of Erg Chebbi. After freshening up and breakfast, ride camels back to Merzouga village. Then head off to Todgha Gorge in Tinghir. One of Morocco’s popular natural sights, the charm of Todra lies in its changing colors as the sun slowly moves from east to west over the towering vertical limestone cliffs that reach heights of 987ft. Furthermore, it’s carved deep into the High Atlas Mountains.
Plenty of time to wander through this sumptuous site, and then continue south-west to the city of Boumalne Dades. En route, stop by a Place known as Monkey fingers for taking some pictures. Next, a wonderful panoramic view of Dades Valley and the Mountains beyond. Once arrive, check-in and free time to relax. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
After breakfast, we’ll set out in the morning to one of the jewels of Morocco, Ait ben haddou kasbah via the Rose’s valley in Kelaat M’gouna and the Skoura palm groves. Then push along to Ouarzazate along the Road of 1000 Kasbahs. In addition to that, it’s famed for being a prime filming location for many Hollywood TV shows and Blockbusters, there’s an opportunity to view the World’s largest film studio.
Upon arrival at the kasbah, in actuality, this setting has been used for more films than any other location in Morocco: Lawrence of Arabia, Babel, Gladiator and much more. After lunch and a visit to this famous kasbah, hit the road for Marrakech across the High Atlas Mountains. Check-into the hotel, overnight stay in Marrakech.
Our amazing Morocco Travel Holiday ends today after hotel check out. Enjoy a free morning before heading back to the airport for your departure flight.
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