In this private 7 days tour from Casablanca and back to the Sahara Desert adventure, you will have a chance to see a little bit of snow and some Fall colors as you cross through the High and Middle Atlas Mountains which are very beautiful.
You will experience the desert, mountains, and green lush valleys in Dades gorge and Todgha gorge. You will also learn so much about Moroccan history, culture, government, economics, and nature. You will learn about rich and treasured Jewish history as you visit the “Mellah” Jewish neighborhoods in Marrakech, Fes, Meknes, and Casablanca.
7 Days Morocco Tour From Casablanca – The Perfect Casablanca Itinerary
Looking to explore Morocco in just a week? This 7 days tour from Casablanca is the perfect way to see all the best that this country has to offer! So pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable tour destination week in Morocco!
- Day 1: Casablanca airport to Marrakech
- Day 2: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate –Skoura– Rose valley – Dades Gorge
- Day 3: Dades Gorge – Todra Gorge – Tafilalet oasis – Merzouga Desert – Erg Chebbi
- Day 4: Erg Chebbi – Merzouga – Nekob- Agdez – Marrakech
- Day 5: Marrakech sightseeing
- Day 6: Marrakech- Essaouira
- Day 7: Essaouira– Safi – Oualidia – El Jadida – Rabat
- Day 8: Rabat- Casablanca airport
Day 1: Casablanca airport to Marrakech
On your first day, you’ll be arriving at the Casablanca airport where your private driver will pick you and then making your way to Marrakech.
Along the way, you’ll get to see the Hassan II mosque, which is a fascinating example of Moroccan architecture. It’s the largest mosque in the kingdom and the fifth largest mosque in the world.
However, the mosque stands on a promontory looking out on the Atlantic, and it has space for 25,000 worshippers. A further 80,000 people can be accommodated in the mosque’s adjoining grounds, so there’s a potential for 105,000 worshippers to be present at any given time. Its minaret has the height of 210 m known as tallest one in the world.
When you arrive in Marrakech, you’ll be able to explore the city and its many sights and sounds. There’s so much to see and do here, and you’re sure to have a great time.
Depending on the time of day, you may visit the corniche, Rick’s café, and the Ville Nouvelle. These are all great places to get a feel for the city and its culture. Be sure to ask your tour guide plenty of questions! later before leaving for southern pearl of Morocco i.e. Marrakech.
Afterward, you will be dropped off at your accommodation in Marrakech.
Day 2: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate –Skoura– Rose valley – Dades Gorge
We will depart from Marrakech, the imperial city of Morocco at 8:00 am from your Riad/hotel and start traveling to Ouarzazate via the Tichka Pass. The road journey will take you through the majestic High Atlas Mountain pass of Tizi N Tichka thus the trip will provide you with some spectacular and panoramic views.
Meanwhile you will have several stops along the route where you can smell the fresh air and get some amazing photos.
Then you will visit the Kasbah of Telouet which sits on the outskirt of village of Telaoute nestled outside the Onilla Valley.
There you can see the abandoned Palace of Pasha of Marrakech and you will be amazed to see the contrast of how it looks like a ruined pile of mud outside, but
once you enter it you can feel the luxurious lifestyle of El Glaoui where you can also notice the Andalusian style of decoration on the Harem and reception hall areas.
However, the older parts of the Kasbah are completely ruined, making it challenging to see it properly.
Afterward, you will head towards the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Aït ben Haddou Kasbah, a hillside assembly of several multi-storied adobe granaries. In actuality, this setting has been used for more films than any other location in Morocco; films including, Jewel of the Nile, Lawrence of Arabia, Game of Thrones, Jesus of Nazareth, and recently The Gladiator.
After that, we will set off towards Ouarzazate passing the international filming center. Our travel continues along what is known as the Road of One Thousand Kasbahs, passing the Skoura palm oasis until Amridil, the South’s largest kasbah This ancient settlement is still inhabited, and you’ll have a chance to see traditional ways of life here. Make sure to take plenty of photos of this beautiful place!
Next, you will be taken to the Valley of the Roses, located in Kelaa M’Gouna, is the center of Moroccan rose production, and a sight not to be missed. Here, you’ll find acres of Persian roses, which are used to create rose water, creams, and soaps that are prized throughout Morocco and the world.
Continuing on to the Dades Valley, you’ll be amazed by its varied landscapes and odd rock formations. The Dades Valley is truly a photographer’s paradise, and you’ll want to make sure to bring your camera to capture all of its beauty.
Finally, no trip to the Dades Valley would be complete without a visit to the Tamnalt Hills. These strange rock formations are unlike anything you’ve ever seen and are a must-see for any traveler to the area.
In last, you will spend a night in the heart of Dades Gorge, with dinner included! This is a great way to experience the area’s natural beauty, and you’ll be sure to have a comfortable and memorable stay.
Day 3: Dades Gorge – Todra Gorge –Tafilalet Oasis – Merzouga Desert – Erg Chebbi
It’s been a busy and eventful few days, and we’re not done yet!
Today, You’ll be leaving Dades Gorge after having a leisurely breakfast there and heading east to Tinghir. Here you will able to stroll through the market district and check out the kasbah, before continuing on to Todgha Gorge.
Todgha Gorge is known as Morocco’s “Grand Canyon”, and it’s easy to see why. The walls of the gorge reach up to 600 feet high, and in some places, they’re only 20 meters apart. It’s an incredible sight, and one you won’t want to miss.
Then you will continue traveling to Tinjdad where you will have a unique Berber Museum visit and later enjoy lunch.
After that, our driver will turn through typical desert scenery and the volcanic mountain, you can stop there to admire a millennium- old vast network of underground aqueducts.
After spending some time in the Tinjdad, we’ll head to the Tafilalet oasis, Morocco’s largest (120,000 date-bearing palms), with a visit to the ruins of Sijilmassa in Rissani, declared 2nd largest city of Africa in the 10th century, before making our way to the Merzouga Desert.
Finally, you will arrive at Merzouga; the desert’s gateway where your tour guide will be waiting for you with a camel to carry you across the sand dunes of the Moroccan Sahara. Moreover, you will camel trek as the sun set across the desert landscape, for approximately 1 to 2 hours to reach your desert camp for the night where your guide serves you refreshing mint tea along with a dinner of tagine.
Finally, you’ll camp overnight in Nomad desert Tent, and if you’re lucky, you might even get to see the stars.
Tomorrow, You’ll have a chance to explore the desert before heading back to our starting point.
Day 4: Erg Chebbi – Merzouga – Nekob – Agdez – Marrakech
Make sure to wake up early in the morning on your last day in Merzouga to witness the sunrise over the dunes of Erg Chebbi! This is definitely one of the highlights of the Merzouga desert and not to be missed.
Leaving the desert behind we’ll head to the volcanic mountains of Saghro, dramatic rock formations, and gorges of superb views. This area is well known for fossils, mainly ammonites, which are plentiful in the mountains.
You will continue to Nekob and start seeing the first palm trees of the Draa Valley a lush date palm oasis nearly 150 miles long. The valley floor is a verdant patchwork of fruit orchards, vegetable crops, rose farms, and of course date palm trees of 18 different varieties.
Reaching the city of Agdez, where we stop for lunch. Agdez, which means “resting place,” is located along the old caravan route linking Marrakech to Timbuktu, and played an important role in the exchange of goods across the Sahara. Make your way to Marrakech via Ouarzazate and the high Atlas mountains.
Finally, you’ll make your way to Marrakech where the driver will drop you off at your Riad/hotel at around 6 PM.
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Day 5: Marrakech sightseeing
After a traditional Moroccan breakfast, you will have time to explore Marrakech, the southern pearl of Morocco.
This is a day tour of Marrakech’s prime historical monuments, with explanations of the history of the city and its Berber founders, who made it the capital of the largest empire in the Western world in the 11th and 12th centuries. The main sights cover the Koutoubia Mosque, the necropolis of the Saadian Dynasty, the Bahia Palace, and the famous Djemaa el-Fna, one of the center attractions of Marrakech.
After a hectic day, you will have an overnight stay in Riad.
Day 6: Marrakech- Essaouira
Once you are done with the breakfast, we’ll be driving from Marrakech to Essaouira, a beautiful coastal town known for its windy days and stunning beaches. The drive will take us through the stunning Moroccan countryside, so be sure to have your cameras ready!
On the way to your destination, you will stop to see the world-famous Argan tree. Goats are often seen climbing these trees, and it’s truly a sight to see. If you’re interested in purchasing pure Argan oil, just let our driver know and they’ll be happy to stop for you.
Upon arrival in Essaouira, you’ll check into our hotel and then head out to explore the town. It’s no wonder that Essaouira is becoming a popular destination for artists and tourists alike – the city is absolutely beautiful and unique, thanks in large part to its fortifications designed by a French architect Vauban and his followers.
Today, the city is gradually becoming a city of artists, and there’s no doubt that its popularity will continue to grow in the years to come
Further, this beautiful city has a mild climate year-round, making it a perfect getaway any time of year. Not to mention, Essaouira boasts a stunning beach protected by the Purpuraires islands.
However, the city is also home to skilled artisans who create beautiful woodcarvings and inlaid furniture. Be sure to wander the narrow lanes and back alleys of the UNESCO-recognized medina, explore the once-thriving Jewish quarter and meet the friendly locals.
Also try the seafood at one of the many restaurants, and listen to Gnawa music in the cafes of Moulay El Hassan square.
You will return to Marrakech in the late afternoon.
Day 7: Essaouira– Safi – Oualidia – El Jadida – Casablanca – Rabat
After breakfast at your leisure, you will head to Rabat via Safi and along the seaside of the Atlantic ocean.
Stop in Safi, a previously Portuguese-occupied town. Famous as the center of sardine exports, Safi is perhaps most well known for its pottery.
Continue your journey up the Atlantic Coast to Oualidia. It is a laid-back village set on an impossibly-picturesque lagoon. It has beautiful beach scenery.
We drive up to pass through El Jadida, a small port city, formerly controlled by the Portuguese, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage site; and pass from Casablanca to Rabat.
At last explore Rabat, the must-see imperial city for any tourist. You would absolutely love the Mechouar, the ramparts and walls surrounding the Royal Palace, the majestic Mohammed V Mausoleum, the Hassan Tower, and the Oudaya Kasbah as they are all breathtaking.
However, the views from the Kasbah are especially fabulous, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. But the Kasbah is also home to Moroccan artisan galleries, making it a must-see for any art lover.
After exploring Rabat the driver will drop you off at your accommodation.
Day 8: Rabat – Casablanca airport
After an action-packed week, it’s time to head back home. You will be dropped at Casablanca’s airport in time for your departure flight.
This is the perfect trip for anyone who wants to see all the important sights of Morocco in just 7 days. You will get to see the beautiful city of Casablanca, as well as the stunning landscapes of the Marrakech, Ait Benhaddou, Ouarzazate, Skoura, Rose Valley, Dades Gorge, Todra Gorge, Tafilalet oasis, Merzouga Desert, Erg Chebbi, Nekob, Agdez, Essaouira, Safi, Oualidia, El Jadida, and Rabat and much more. Book your 7 days desert tour from Casablanca now and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime!
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Casablanca – Casablanca|
|DEPARTURE TIME||8:30 AM|
|WEAR||Baggy trousers for camel trekking, Warm clothing for evenings and nights in winter, sunblock, lip balm, UV safe sunglasses, Sneakers, small bag with a water bottle and torch|