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Morocco Itinerary one Week from Marrakech takes you in a discovering journey to the desert, Fez, and other exotic places.

In Morocco, there is a whole range of destinations of various natures which are offered to the traveler: Marrakech comes at the top of the list obviously, with its superb medina, its colorful souks, and the Djema El-Fna square.

But a stay could just as easily take you to place like Fez and its rich heritage, Merzouga, its charming dunes and camels, Ait Benhaddou, the epic UNESCO site, Ouarzazate at the gates of the Sahara, the Atlas mountains … The possibilities are immense!

Morocco is a country with contrasting geography, marked by a rich history and by the strong identity of its inhabitants, which gives it all its depth.

Moroccan cuisine will be another exciting part of a trip to Morocco, the famous couscous and tagines, among many other specialties, street food too … It is easy to feast (without breaking the bank) and many do do not hesitate to classify Moroccan cuisine among the best in the world … all that remains is to be included in your Morocco Itinerary one Week from Marrakech.

Why Morocco Itinerary one Week?

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Historically, the country has lived to the rhythms of the various dynasties which have followed one another, leaving behind them architectural, cultural, and symbolic vestiges. The times of colonization ended with obtaining independence, an opportunity for Morocco to assert itself as a constitutional monarchy.

Nowadays, Morocco exists thanks to a strong civilization, enriched by its past and which, because of this fact, attracts many tourists throughout the year. Morocco is also a warm atmosphere, a territory with warm colors, an open population, sharing its know-how and traditions.

Between souks and museums, monuments and excursions, palm groves and palaces, one week will satisfy your thirst for discovery and visit, each more essential than the other. There is no doubt that you will fall in love with this country of a thousand and one nights.

You will have the choice between many tours and itineraries in Morocco. The two most classic tours are the imperial cities and southern Morocco. Many tours, usually more than a week, combine the two.

=>Check our 10 days tour from Casablanca for imperial cities and the Desert

in one week, you will discover the south of Morocco starting from Marrakech. A visit Marrakech will be organozed in the first day before you head to the Atlas mountains hiking in Tizi N’Tichka. An adventure takes you the to the historical site of Ait Benhaddou where famous movies have been shot.

Your adventure will continous to Ouarzazate to see the cinema Studio and customs of Famous Hollywood movies. Later, you drive over Dades Valley with its charming beauty and magic scenery.

The next day, wyou will be transported in time to the desert of Merzouga where time stops. No wifi, no reception, only you and the nature willing to embrace you. Your journey will continue before it ends in Fez, a city stepped back in time to watch the world change. It’s what Morocco Itinerary one Week from Marrakech looks like.

Morocco Itinerary one Week best places to see

Marrakech comes at the peak of places to see within this itinerary; nonetheless, the journey is rich with discoveries and attractions. Here we are presenting some of the best attractions, just be ready and bring a good camera.

Marrakesh, the unmissable Red City

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It is true that this first essential site is not a secret, but it continues to delight visitors again and again. The Pearl of the South, as we call it here, has certainly changed a lot in recent years, but it still represents a stopover full of charm and surprise.

This is where most travelers land, and you might as well say that the scenery is immediately there! The vast Jemaa-el-Fna square and its constant agitation, the smells, the colors and the noise of the souks, the sumptuous palaces and mosques … Impossible to remain indifferent!

Despite its frequentation, there are a lot of things that you don’t know about Marrakech. And it is on these things that we focus when our travelers visit Marrakech.

For example, we will take you to visit the secret Jardins, explore the tanning district where you can learn more about the secrets and techniques of working leather, and many other surprises that allow you to discover Marrakech differently.

The Moroccan desert, between kasbahs and Golden dunes

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It would be impossible to talk about the essentials of Morocco without mentioning the Sahara Desert. In Morocco, it’s divided into two very distinct zones: Zagora, the driest desert, and Merzouga, known for its impressive dunes, (some can reach 150 meters in height!), the one included in Morocco itinerary one week tour

Contrary to what you might think, there is actually a lot to see and do in the Moroccan desert. For example, the Drâa valley where you will see Berbers in the kasbahs and small isolated villages.

Also, you will visit Dades valley, known for its absolutely splendid gorges and its dwellings which merge with the rock.

Last not least, you ride camels and you camp in the desert. You spend a night in Berber tents eating traditional food around the fire! it’s romantic! isn’t it?

Fez, diving in the heart of the medieval Orient

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It’s Fez, the city that we always invite all travelers to focus on. The oldest part of the city, listed by UNESCO, was erected at the end of the 8th century. So much to tell you that it is home to a number of historical and architectural treasures!

The medina of Fez is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and authentic cities in Morocco since it has remained almost intact since its creation. There are also old hammams, bread ovens, several mosques, mausoleums, and caravanserais, all hidden in a maze of alleys entirely pedestrian.

Fez is one of our favorite places in Morocco and we could easily talk about it for hours. Every day, more than 50,000 artisans come to work here in sectors as different as wood, pottery, food, or leather. This is also the reason why we think, Fez is the best place in Morocco to shop and bring back authentic memories of your trip!

The oases of Dadès

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On the road of a thousand kasbahs which run along the 170 km of the Dades valley between the cities of Ouarzazate and Boulmane Dadès. The very green oases in the lower valleys give way, in the upper valley, to gorges with limestone walls which are almost 300 meters high.

These gorges form 4 series which follow one another as far as Boulmane de Dadès.

Cinema Studio of Ouarzazate

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Ouarzazate is, since the 1960s and the filming of Lawrence of Arabia, a place privileged by the directors of the cinematographic industry. The cinema has since had a considerable influence on the economy of the region.

Nearly 100,000 people in the region live directly or indirectly from the cinema, between extras, technicians, hoteliers and craftsmen. With its desert and lunar landscapes and its level of sunshine all year round, the region offers essential assets to this activity.

Located 3 km west of Ouarzazate, you will recognize the studios by the huge pharaohs posted in front of the entrance. Created in 1983 in the middle of the desert, Atlas Corporation Studios are the first cinema studios in Morocco and cover an area of ​​30 ha.

Many famous films have been filmed there, such as The Jewels of the Nile, Ali Baba and the 40 thieves….

Also, Gladiator, Mission Cleopatra, Babel…. The list of films shot here is endless.

Part of the shooting of Game of Thrones even took place here. The studios are open to the public and you can enter with a guide who will tell you the anecdotes of the filming.

Morocco Itinerary one Week alternatives

Morocco itinerary one week is indeed an impressive tour since it includes all the attractions of the south. However, travelers always have special needs and tastes. In Morocco Travel, we try to keep up with the trends and provide 100% satisfaction to our clients.

This tour can include other destinations if you have more time in Morocco. The following options are available if you want to refine your choices.

Extra day for an excursion to Essaouira.

You can include Essaouira in your Morocco itinerary one week by adding an extra day to the tour. In this case, we are going to organize an excursion to Essaouira in the second day.

Essaouira is a charming city used as a backdrop in the Game of Thrones.

You can see its ramparts and the exact location where the series were shot. Moreover, you will hang out in its traditional building and see the traditional market.

To customize the itinerary, please CONTACT US.

Morocco itinerary 7 days from Casablanca

Morocco Itinerary one Week from Marrakech doesn’t include Rabat, Meknes, and Volubilis. It focuses more on the south of Morocco.

Therefore, if you fly to Casablanca, 7 days itinerary includes almost the same attractions and a surplus of Rabat, Meknes, and Volubilis.

Please check Morocco itinerary 7 days from Casablanca here

10 days Morocco Tour from Casablanca

Want to see it all, check our 10 days grand Morocco tour from Casablanca. The tour includes all the imperial cities of Morocco, Meknes, Chefchaouen, and Volubilis.

If you share your pictures in Instagram and want to share them with friends, you must definitely visit Chefchaouen. It called even “Instagram City” and visited by all Instagrammers around the world.

Besides, the tour is planned in such a way that it ensures the comfort and the lux of traveling. You will spend more time discovering and less in the car.

The tour really rises up to the standard of the most demanded tours. We regularly receive bookings for this tour more than others.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Day 1: Arrival to Marrakech
  • Day 2: Guided visit of Marrakech
  • Day 3: Hollywood of Africa & Game of Thrones shooting sites
  • Day 4: Trekking camels and camping in the desert
  • Day 5: watching wild monkeys & visiting the lion statue
  • Day 6: Guided old medina tour of Fez
  • Day 7: ends of Morocco itinerary one week

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Marrakech.
Day 1: Arrival to Marrakech.

In your first day in Morocco, our driver will meet you at the Airport. You will have the chance to chat and to get to know each other. After that, he will check-in in your hotel.

Depends on the time of arrival, you may have a short tour around Marrakesh or drive directly to your hotel. In the evening, you get to know the magic square of Jammaa El fna where artists, magicians, and snake charmers meet to entertain people.

Day 2: Marrakech city tour.
Day 2: Marrakech city tour.

The first day of your Morocco Itinerary one Week is the arrival day. You will enjoy the beautiful spaces of Marrakech. Marrakech is one of the four imperial Morocco cities. Famous for its various monuments recognized as world heritage, and its popular square of Jemaa el Fna.

Marrakech includes two different parts: the modern city and the old city. The modern city is luxurious like some European and American cities. Guéliz is an example. However, the old medina, which made Marrakech popular, includes many areas and places. Palmeraie, Mellah (the Jewish Quarter) are just two examples

In fact, there are a lot of things to do in Marrakech. The Morocco Travel will make a local guide at your disposition. He will show you the winding streets of the old Medina, with a tour in Jmaa el Fna Square. You will enjoy the amazing view of countless outdoor activities such as jugglers, musicians, fakirs, snake charmers… Marrakech is one of the best Moroccan cities.

Day 3: Day trip from Marrakeh to Ait Ben Haddou and Dades Gorges.
Day 3: Day trip from Marrakeh to Ait Ben Haddou and Dades Gorges.

In the second day of your Travel to Morocco, you start your tour after breakfast. You travel towards Dades Gorges. You cross over the High Atlas Mountains via the twists and the turns of Tizi n’Tichka pass. On the way, the beautiful scenery of traditional Berber villages scattered along the way will amaze you. Houses hiding in the mountains and showing up again, majestic landscapes and sceneries make your travel to Morocco amazing.

The road will take us to Ait Ben Haddou, a famous place known worldwide for movies shooting. Its Kasbahs have served as a background for various movies and series like “Babel” and “Game of Throne.” Indeed, you visit the Kasbah and you will have lunch there. After that, you leave Ait Ben Haddou driving towards Ouarzazate. Ye cross Roses Valley to get into the Dades Gorges. There, another amazing journey will begin as you travel along the road of the thousand kasbahs. Overnight in your Hotel with dinner and Breakfast.

Day 4:from Dades Georges to Todra Gorges and Merzouga-desert.
Day 4:from Dades Georges to Todra Gorges and Merzouga-desert.

After Breakfast at the hotel, you travel the Todra Gorge, where you can take a leisurely stroll through its imposing canyon walls over 200 meters high. You stop to take pictures and explore the place before you exit to the Sahara desert of Erg Chebbi dunes. You drive through the palm of Tafilalet until you arrive at your camels on the foot of dunes.

Your Morocco Itinerary one Week from Marrakech will take another dimension.

Then, expect a camel ride adventure to start. The camels will take you to nowhere in Merzouga desert. Along the way, you will watch the sunset over the back of your camel. Overnight in a camp in the Moroccan Sahara. After dinner is served, the party begins. enjoying the music of drums, dinner and Moroccan tea, you can contemplate the immense sky of stars and sleep in your lux camp.

Day 5: Merzouga tour to Fez
Day 5: Merzouga tour to Fez

In the 5th day of your Morocco Itinerary one Week from Marrakech, you wake up early to see another great show in the dunes of the Moroccan Sahara: the spectacular sunrise. After the sunrise, you will have your breakfast. And then, you ride camels again to go back to your hotels. You take a shower and you start your travel journey. Then, you drive to Fez via Rissani. You stop to walk on the souk of Rissani which is known as the most authentic and traditional souk in Morocco. There, you can find all kind of crafts, food, and animals. After that, you continue your travel via Erfoud, the ancient gateway to the Sahara desert. You cross the Ziz Valley in an impressive journey seeing more than 18,000 palm trees. After you reach Midelt, you stop to have lunch.

After that, you continue your journey to Azrou. You stop to see barbarian monkeys at the cedar forest of Azrou. Then you head over Ifran; known as the Switzerland of Morocco. Overnight, You arrive at one of the best Morocco cities, Fez.

Day 6: Guided Fez tour
Day 6: Guided Fez tour

In the 6th day of your Morocco itinerary one week, you explore the cultural city of Morocco, Fez. It is one of the four imperial cities. In Morocco, it is perceived as the religious and cultural center of the country. You will discover its university, which is believed to be the first university in the world. The university is famous for teaching Arabic and Islamic education. You will have time, wi a local guide, to stroll in its various districts. the new area or Fès el-Jdid, where you will find the Mellah (Jewish Quarter). You visit also the Fez El-Bali, or the old medina, with its narrow walls.

When you discover the old medina, you will enjoy this unique experience. You will be transported from the modern time to the past. Suddenly, you find yourself in front of potters, blacksmiths, craftsmen, and donkeys laden with goods from diverse backgrounds coexist with tourists transiting its labyrinthine alleys. In addition, you will see the tanneries and you will be able to partake of medieval roots artisan process by which they get to take those brightly colored leather.

Indeed, Fez is one of the best Morocco cities that should be in your list.

Day 7:Fez – Airport
Day 7:Fez – Airport

In the last day of our Marrakech tour to Fez, we will transport you to the airport checking for your flight. However, if your flight is at night, we can arrange for a one day trip to Meknes which is another interesting Moroccan city.

This will be the end of Morocco Itinerary one Week from Marrakech and we hope you enjoyed our company

Included/Excluded

  • Hotels and accommodation
  • Comfortable air-conditioned 4×4/minibus vehicle
  • Local guides
  • Multilingual driver/guide
  • Fuel & parking
  • Pick up and drop off from Airport/Hotel/Riad
  • Camel ride and desert camp
  • 2 dinners in the desert
  • Breakfasts
  • Flight tickets & visa
  • Entrance tickets to monuments and museums
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips to guide and driver
  • Lunches

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