7 Days Morocco Tour from Casablanca
Day 1: Casablanca to Marrakech
We’ll begin our 7-day Morocco tour by picking you up from your hotel or the airport in Casablanca. If time allows, we may visit the impressive Hassan II Mosque. From there, we’ll transfer you to your accommodation in Marrakech.
Day 2: Marrakech City Tour
Embark on a guided tour of Marrakech, a city steeped in history and cultural treasures. Explore the famous Koutoubia Mosque and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Jamaa El Fna Square. Visit the enchanting Majorelle Garden and the serene Menara Garden. Discover the rich heritage of Marrakech at the Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace, and the bustling Jewish quarter. After the guided tour, you’ll have free time to further explore the city at your leisure.
Day 3: Marrakech to Dades Gorges
We’ll leave Marrakech and embark on a scenic journey towards the captivating Dades Gorges. Enjoy breathtaking views as we traverse the Tizi-N-Tichka road. Our first stop is the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a remarkable fortress city frozen in time. Continuing our adventure, we’ll visit Ouarzazate, home to the renowned Atlas Studios. Along the way, we’ll explore the picturesque Skoura Kasbah and the delightful Rose Valley. Our day ends with an overnight stay in a charming Riad in the peaceful Dades Valley.
Day 4: Dades Valley to Merzouga Sahara Desert
Prepare for an extraordinary experience as we venture into the mesmerizing Merzouga Sahara Desert. Witness the vast expanse of golden dunes in the Erg Chebbi. Embark on a camel ride through the captivating desert landscape, eventually reaching our desert camp. Take in the awe-inspiring sunset and indulge in a delightful dinner accompanied by traditional Berber music.
Day 5: Merzouga to Fes
Witness the magical sunrise over the Sahara Desert before we depart for the imperial city of Fes. En route, we’ll stop at the lively town of Rissani to explore its vibrant souk. Enjoy the stunning landscapes of the Ziz Valley as we journey towards the Middle Atlas Mountains. In the town of Midelt, we’ll savor a delicious lunch and visit the Cedar Forest, where you may encounter wild apes. Our day concludes in Fes, where we’ll spend the night in a comfortable Riad.
Day 6: Fes City Tour
Embark on a guided tour of Fes, a city renowned for its ancient UNESCO-listed Medina, rich culture, and intellectual heritage. Accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide, you’ll discover the world’s oldest university. Explore the historic Jewish quarter and admire the exquisite Blue Gate. Continue your guided tour to the Chouara Tannery and glimpse the majestic King’s Palace, where you can capture memorable photos next to its grand entrance. Visit the wood art and ceramic cooperative, and delve into the vibrant atmosphere of the old Medina. The overnight stay will be at the same accommodation in Fes.
Day 7: Fes to Casablanca
After breakfast, we’ll transfer you to the airport for your departure. We’ll drive to Casablanca via Rabat, the capital city of Morocco. If time permits, we can make a stop to visit the iconic Hassan Tower. Finally, we’ll conclude our 7-day Morocco tour from Casablanca at the airport, train station, or any preferred location in Casablanca.
Casablanca (Arabic: Dar al-Bayda, Berber languages: ⴰⵏⴼⴰ, romanized: anfa) is Morocco’s capital and largest city. Casablanca is a Global Financial Centre located on the Atlantic coast of the Chaouia plain in Morocco’s central-western region, ranking 53rd in the Global Financial Centres Index for 2021, outperforming many cities such as Mumbai, New Delhi, Berlin, Istanbul, Mexico City, Glasgow, Jakarta, Rio de Janeiro, So Paulo, Riyadh, Doha, Kuwait City, Cape Town, and Johannesburg. Casablanca is a competitor in the Emerging International category, and it is Africa’s largest financial center. The city has a population of over 3.71 million in the urban area and about 4.27 million in Greater Casablanca, according to the 2019 population estimate, making it the most populous city in the Maghreb region and the eighth-largest in the Arab world. Morocco’s commercial and business center is Casablanca, despite Rabat being the country’s political capital.
Numerous Neolithic stone artifacts have been found in the Marrakesh area. Abu Bakr ibn Umar, cousin of Almoravid ruler Yusuf ibn Tashfin (1061–1106), built Marrakesh. Ibn Abi Zar and Ibn Khaldun date this occurrence to 1062 (454 AH) and Muhammad al-Idrisi to 1078 (470 AH). Some writers still cite 1062, but it’s less popular. The Almoravids, a Berber dynasty attempting to reform Islamic culture, governed an emirate from Senegal to Spain and the Atlantic coast to Algiers. They made Marrakesh their capital and built mosques and a fortified house, Ksar al-Hajjar, near the Kutubiyya Mosque. These Almoravid foundations shaped the city’s layout for centuries. The present-day Jemaa el-Fnaa started as a public space in front of the Almoravid palace gates, the Rahbat al-Ksar, and the city’s primary souks formed between this square and the city’s main mosque, where they remain today. The city became a Maghreb and sub-Saharan Africa commerce hub. Andalusi craftsmen from Cordoba and Seville created and embellished many monuments in the Cordoban Umayyad style, with carved domes and cusped arches. This Andalusian influence mixed with Sahara and West African elements to create a unique Marrakesh-style building. Yusuf ibn Tashfin built buildings and brought wealth and silver in caravans. Ali Ibn Yusuf, his son and successor, built the Ben Youssef Mosque in 1120-1132. In 1126–1127, he reinforced the city with fortifications and created the khettara subterranean water system. read more