During these 8 days in Morocco travel itinerary, we’ll explore the most stunning sights of Morocco, Major cities, Fabulous Gorges, Ancient Kasbahs, Giant Palm groves, Gorgeous Valleys and wonderful panoramas. Moreover, enjoy a camel ride and spend a night in a Berber camp in the Merzouga desert, drive across the high atlas Mountains, 8 days desert tour from Casablanca ends in Marrakech.
Upon your arrival at Casablanca, your Private English-speaking driver will meet you and then escort you to your hotel, where you’ll spend the night.
After breakfast in your hotel, drive up north to Rabat, Morocco’s capital. Upon arrival, take a tour of Rabat including Hassan tower and the Royal Tomb, as well as the ancient necropolis site of Chellah and Udayas kasbah. After lunch at your convenience, we head on to Chefchaouen, nestled in the heart of the Rif Mountains. Finally, the rest of the day is at leisure. Explore the little hidden gems of the blue city including the Kasbah, built back in the 18th century, Uta Hammam and the incredible blue-washed buildings, also the majestic views of the surrounding landscape. On the other hand, the main square is the heart of the city, with the central mosque and cafés with incredible menus. Likewise, the busy market is a mix of traditional Moroccan and tourist fare.
After breakfast, we will be heading towards Fes through the archeological site of Volubilis, a UNESCO world heritage. Take a stroll in the remains of the Roman and Berber cultures that once occupied it. Afterwards, the journey continues to the culture heart of the country, Fes. Embark on a fully guided tour of Fes city upon arrival. 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 Attarine Madrasa, Bou Inania Madrasa and the center of Koranic studies. Discover the tanneries, souks, Ess-Seffarine Square, El-Nejjarine square and also potteries. Furthermore, 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 return to the hotel. Overnight stay in Fez.
Departing early, we’ll leave Fes behind and head to Merzouga. 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 Merzouga desert. Stop by Ziz valley for a magnificent panoramic view. On arrival in Erfoud, famous for its fossil and marble products. Then continue to Merzouga for an overnight stay in a hotel near the Erg chebbi dunes.
After breakfast, take a tour around the Erg chebbi dunes by 4-wheel drive vehicle through the gorgeous landscapes on the edge of the Sahara desert dunes. Afterwards, stop at Khamlia village, enjoy some Gnawa music. Next, share a cup of tea with a nomadic Berber family in their tents. Thereafter, head back to Merzouga center. Enjoy a Berber pizza for lunch in a traditional local restaurant. In the late afternoon, set off by camel for an incredible hour trek into the Sahara desert to witness a wonderful 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 arrived, 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 tour of Morocco ends today after hotel check out. We drive back to Casablanca for a brief sightseeing to Casablanca, Morocco’s economic city. Highlights include the corniche seaside, Hassan II Grand Mosque, considered among the largest in the world. The mosque’s minaret is the tallest religious structure in the world. Drop off at your preferred location in Casablanca. End of 8 days in Morocco tour itinerary from Casablanca.
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Spent 8 days/ 7 nights in Morocco with Moham as our tour guide. We have been to many places including Casablanca, Rabat, Meknes, Fes, Merzouga, Marrakech. The tour guide Moham was really helpful on the trip. Besides being our driver, he also shared about the local culture with us and helped us with accommodation arrangements.
Fantastic experience! I would recommend this tour to anyone who is visiting Morocco for the first time.