Wondering what to do in Morocco for a week? The fact is that there are a lot of things.
Morocco is home to several intriguing ancient places and the host of a wide variety of landscapes, including majestic mountain ranges, torrential desert sands, and long coastlines.
Morocco is a big country and getting from point to point often takes much more time than the map lets on. We encountered many travelers who want to see it all but finally left grumpy and tired. Therefore, packing multiple cities in a single week won’t be a good choice.
What to do in Morocco for a week?
If you only have one week in Morocco, you need to prioritize.
For first time travelers, it is better to prioritize Imperial cities of Morocco alongside with the Sahara desert. This is the ultimate itinerary that you can ever follow. However, if you have been to Morocco before, and have visited these places, you may then head over the north.
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If you wonder what to do in Morocco for a week, the following itinerary gives you the best answer.
In a week, you can visit the four imperial cities of Morocco and also the Sahara desert.
If you arrived early to Morocco, our driver will meet you and you travel to Fez via Rabat and Meknes. Normally, the first day, we let travelers take a rest. However, for the sake of time, we need to see as much as possible.
You start your visit to Rabat by seeing the Mausoleum of Mohammad V and Kasbah des Oudaias. Next, you travel to Meknes, which is another imperial city in Morocco. You will explore Bab Mansour Gate and local medina. In addition, you will see Lahdim square which is a small version of Jemaa el Fna.
Later, you head over the nearby Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and a sprawling complex worth wandering. Volubilis was once one of the important thriving Roman cities.
Finally, overnight, you will be at your hotel in Fez.
Day 2: Fez guided tour is one of the best things to do in Morocco in a week
One of the best things to do in Morocco in a week is to visit the oldest surviving city in the world.
Fes is where magic and charm meet. You will hang out along its narrow streets and discover this amazing city which stepped back to watch the world change. Our local guide will show you al Quaraouiyine Mosque, Jewish cemetery, Tanneries, the palace…etc.
Indeed, You will enjoy the city and you will wish if you had more time to spend there.
The journey starts at 8 o’clock when you ride your car and head over the magical sands of Erg Chebbi. The visit of Fez is just the starting point of exoticism; however, in Merzouga, you will discover the other dimensions of life.
You stop in Azrou to see the wild monkeys. People believe that monkeys are only in India, but believe me, they do exist also in Morocco. You can even feed them.
The best thing to do in Merzouga is to ride camels and camp in the middle of nowhere in the desert.
You will ride camels for almost 1 hour, it seems like a short period but some will find it hard lol. Still it is a enjoying trip where you experience the back of a camel.
Yet, at night, you will dance and sang under Berber music. Partying is a usual practice in the desert.
Later, you will choose to sleep under to starry sky or in your camp.
Merzouga offers a unique experience and no one can travel to Morocco and skip the majesty of this place.
Another thing to do in Morocco for a week is to watch sunset and sunrise in the desert. It’s not like any other sunset and sunrise you have ever watched in your life. When the shining shadows of the sun touch the golden sand of Merzouga, you will stop to admire and enthrall where you are. It’s a unique experience.
After a lively night, you ride camels again for the second time so they take you to meet your driver.
Later, you arrive at Todra Gorge which is the highest gorge in Morocco. You will stop there for lunch and exploring the area. After that, you drive to Dades Valley and you will be impressed by the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations known as “monkey toes”. Overnight accommodation will be in a fancy traditional guesthouse overlooking the Dades Valley with dinner and breakfast.
Exactly, if you have watched a lot of Hollywood movies and you have been impressed by the glamourous scenes out there, don’t be surprised, it is guaranteed that today’s journey will give you a sense of deja vu. Indeed, you will witness the same places as shown in your favorite movies.
Some of the main movies shot here include Gladiator, The Mummy, Lawrance of Arabia, Prince of Persia, and many others.
In addition to movies, many series also have shot been shot in Morocco. One of the best ever is Game of Thrones and we have customized a tour just for travellers who want to see Game of Throne places in Morocco.
Nonetheless, Prison Break and Sex and the City were also shot in Morocco.
The places to visit then includes the Atlas Studio in Ouarzazate, Ait Benhaddou, and Ouarzazate. These three places constitute a real Tresor for producers and filmmakers.
You will have a guided tour and you will enjoy delicious Berber dishes.
By the end of the day, you will have arrived at the magic city of Marrakesh.
In this day, you will visit one of the top must-see cities in the world. Marrakesh is the city of charm and magie.
During the day, you will see a lot of interesting places with our local guide. The main places include Majorelle Garden, Al Koutoubia, Saadian Tombs, Bahia Place…. In addition, you will enjoy meant tea in some local cafés.
At night, Jamaa El Fna Square comes to life and you will see bizarre things like snake charmers, wild annimals like monkeys, and also some strange shows.
Unfortunately, this beautiful experience will come to end. It is a faraway day and our driver will take you to the airport.
Still, if your flight is scheduled in the afternoon, you can relax in your hotel or hangout to see some places you liked in the previous day. You can also take a Yoga or a Moroccan cooking class.
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