One Week in Morocco - 7 Days Desert tour from Marrakech
Overview of One Week in Morocco - 7 Days itinerary
In this 7 Days in Morocco Itinerary ( one week in Morocco ) you will discover one of the best destinations in Morocco, including Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, Dades Valley, Todra Gorges, Merzouga Sahara desert, Rissani souk ( Market ), Tafraoute Sidi Ali ( the road of Dakar racing ), Nkob, Agdz and Ouarzazate ( The gate of the Sahara desert ). This One week in Morocco will let you enjoy your Morocco Desert Tours as you need it to, and your dream with Marrakech Tour Company will come true.
One week in Morocco 7 Days Tour Info
+ Duration: 7 Days & 6 Nights
+ Departure: 08:00 am
+ Starting Location: Marrakech
+ Ending Location: Marrakech
Highlights of 7 Days tour in Morocco from Marrakech
- Cross the High Atlas Mountains and its Tizi Ntichka pass.
- Visit the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Ben Hadou.
- Drive to Dades Gorges & Todra Gorges.
- Ride a camel in the Merzouga Desert while assisting in a dramatic sunset.
- Sleep under the stars in a desert camp.
- Visit the nomad people and Gnaoua Khamlia.
- Drive through the Dakar race to Tafraoute Sidi Ali.
- See Ouzina Village and Ramlia.
- Sleep in a Berber hotel in Tafraoute Oasis.
- Explore Tamnougalt Kasbah.
- Visit the studios of Ouarzazate.
- Watch the panoramic of the Ounila Valley.
- Discover the Teloute Kasbah and some Berber Villages.
Itinerary One Week in Morocco - 7 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech
Day 1: Arrival in Marrakech Menara Airport.
According to the time of arrival, you will be transferred from the airport towards the riad/ hotel. If your arrival time is in the early morning, you can discover the city on the first day. Otherwise, the tour will be postponed until your return to Marrakech at the end of the 7 days Desert Tour from Marrakesh to Merzouga, with Dinner in a local restaurant. lodging in a riad/ hotel, and a very romantic feature.
Day 2: Marrakech - High Atlas mountains - Tizi N’tichka pass ( 2260m over the sea level ) - Kasbah of Ait ben Haddou ( Unesco world heritage site ) - Roses Valley - Dades Valley.
The 7 Days Itinerary from Marrakech begins with an early departure from the airport or your accommodation in Marrakesh. Then cross the fascinating mountains of the High Atlas, as well as the Tizi-N-Tichka Pass. Stops will be made for panoramic views over the breathtaking scenery.
Then we continue to visit Ait Ben Haddou’s famous Kasbah. Fortified village listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Furthermore, the Kasbah has appeared in many movies including, Alexander, The Mummy, Gladiator…etc. Also some TV shows including Game Of Thrones. After that, we head to the roses valley and the Dades valley where will have our first night with dinner and breakfast included.
Day 3: Dades Valley - Todgha Gorges - Tinjdad - Touroug - Erfoud - Merzouga sahara desert
In the morning after breakfast, we will drive to Todgha Valley from Dades Valley. We will visit one of Morocco’s most intriguing oases. Todra and walk along the approximately 300 m high canyons that is the best place for climbers. Then we will continue our trip to the Merzouga desert. Along our route, we will pass through many Berber villages and Erfoud, which will give us a sense of the start of the Saharan atmosphere. The final step of the 3rd day Marrakech to Merzouga Sahara desert tour in 7 days will be arrival to Merzouga and overnight in a hotel/riad.
Day 4: full day to visit the around Merzouga desert
After a hearty Moroccan breakfast, up to 4×4 to start the tour in the dunes of the Erg Chebbi, an inhabited area of the sand desert. Amongst the many stops, we are waiting for. We will know how and where travel families live in the region. Wild oasis in the middle of nowhere and dramatic desert scenery and small villages. Inevitable stop by the village of the Khamelia people native to Mali, who will make us enjoy a good Gnawa music concert while you drink the delicious taste of the mint tea, after that, we will return to the hotel. you will ride the camels for more than an hour and a half. the thread trail among the dunes and in the heart of the desert to see the beautiful sunset. Covered by the big sand dune. and enjoy the sound of the drums. delicious dinner while you see the sky full of stars and sleep in a nomadic tent.
Day 5: Merzouga desert - Taouz - Road of Dakar race - Ouzina Village - Ramlia Village - Tafraoute Sidi Ali
After breakfast we will leave Merzouga via the great route of the dunes crossing the desert by the road of the Dakar race, we will stop in a panoramic view to watch the huge desert with the desert trees from above, and we will continue our trip to the village of Taouz where we will re-enter the track of the Dakar in the direction of the Erg of Ouzina and its village. it is an old Berber settlement very close to the Algerian border, after we visit that small Berber village we will drive through Ramlia Village then we will have our lunch there. in the afternoon we will head to Tafraoute Sidi Ali which is famous for metal mines, and an overnight stay in a Berber hotel with dinner and breakfast included.
Day 6: Tafraoute Sidi Ali - Zagora - Agdz - Ait Saoune curves - Ouarzazate
After breakfast, we will cross Oumjrane towards Zagora. We’ll have lunch there and then go to Agdz. After your lunch, we make our way to Tamnougalt. It is a kasbah and an oasis of date palms in the Atlas Mountains and is located in the Draa Valley in Morocco. approximately 75 kilometers south of Ouarzazate. The village is within drive distance of Agdez and has a famous Kasbah. The Jbel Kissane rises to the north overlooking the landscape then we continue our way to Ouarzazate where we will spend a night there.
Day 7: Ouarzazate Studios - Ounila Valley - Telaout Kasbah - Tizi N’tichka curves - Marrakech
On the final day of 7 Days from Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour. after breakfast. we will visit a world-famous cinema studio (Atlas studios) in Ouarzazate. Our journey continues to the next point of Kasbah Teloute which was built just on the caravan path between Marrakesh and the Sahara via the Ounila Valley, At last, continue our tour towards Marrakech via the High Atlas. We will cross the beautiful valley of Ounila and the village of Telouet where we can have lunch at a local restaurant. Later passing through the peak of the Tizi N’tichka pass (2260m). To arrive in Marrakech at night, drop by your accommodation and finish our tour of One week in Morocco.
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Cris wrote a review ( January 2019 )
Great 7 days in Morocco from Marrakech
We were greeted by our friendly driver, Hassan at Marrakech airport, and once we settled into a comfortable car, we went on our adventure trip to Morocco. We were a small group of four friends and we connected with Hassan as if he were part of our group. It was easy, friendly, and sweet, he has a beautiful smile. He was the perfect driver/guide for us. I’m glad we spent a lot of time with him. He has always been a professional and we liked to learn about the culture and history of his country. Driving around the city seems stressful. Hassan handled it easily. I don’t always feel safe when other people drive. Hassan was a good driver, neither impatient nor aggressive. It was a very comfortable trip and you can say that Hassan was comfortable in the vehicle and made our trip fun and knew a lot about the history of every place where we were.
Thanks to the Marrakech Tour Company team for this great experience and thanks to Hassan for his excellent work making our Great One Week in Morocco so memorable.
Carla G wrote a review ( January 2019 )
Fantastic One Week in Morocco from Marrakech
I would like to have more stars to give you! we had a fantastic experience. At first, we didn’t know what to expect from the accommodation, as we were not familiar with the Riads and Dars, but they were all beautiful and clean and the staff was wonderful. Said, our guide, was fantastic, which meant a lot, as you can imagine for all those days being in the car with him for so many hours. The two hiking guides for the 7 days from Marrakech that we made excursions on foot were so well informed and friendly. We have already recommended this company to everyone. From someone who has experienced job booking trips, I can tell you that it was first class!
Alexandra D wrote a review ( March 2019 )
7 Days Itinerary in Morocco
Morocco is a beautiful country with a fascinating heritage – we did 7 days tour in Morocco from Marrakech through the Sahara desert Our tour guide, Hassan was very useful to give life to these facts and his love and passion for his country and his people made us see the country through their eyes, which makes it a very special experience and adventure.
Places to see in your One week in Morocco 7 Days Tour Itinerary
Marrakech which is a French spelling is one of the most important cities in the kingdom of Morocco. It is the fourth largest city in the country just after Casablanca. The city is located to the north of the foothills of the snowcapped Atlas Mountains. Marrakech is one of the most important imperial cities of Morocco and has been inhabited by the Berber families since olden times. The original city was founded in 1062 by Abu Bakr ibn Umar.
Like all other cities in Morocco, Marrakech comprises an old city that is packed with many vendors and their stalls. This is one of the busiest cities in Africa and serves as an economic center as well as a famous destination for tourists. The real estate and hotel industry is thriving over the years. Marrakech is very popular among the French as they own properties in this city. Prepare for a great time of your life in the lively city of Marrakech where you can indulge yourself in the cultural heritage of Morocco. The best time to visit this place is around March to May in springtime as the temperature is comparatively low along with affordable prices.
With its distinctive cinematic appearance, this world-famous city offers many architectural treasures that you can explore and you can enjoy a variety of authentic dishes that you can enjoy while visiting this region. Ouarzazate is a city located between the Sahara desert and the green valleys and between past and present, the starting point for a trip to the great south of Morocco to explore a series of castles and luxury palaces, and dunes, as well as the authentic and conservative model that characterizes the life of the inhabitants and villages of the region.
Ait Benhaddou Kasbah:
Located at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, the natural gateway to the Sahara, it is located 30 km northwest of the Moroccan city of Warzazat. Rompiendo (collection of palaces) is a term used for a fortified tribal village, and Aite Ben Haddow is an excellent example of one of these villages, dating from the 17th century and built entirely of local biological materials, with rich red clay. Located on a small hill on the left bank of the Onella River, overlooking the valley that was once the main commercial road through the Atlas Mountains to Marrakech and beyond.
For many reasons, Boumalne Dades is one of the famous attractions you can visit on an 8-day tour of Morocco from Marrakech.
It is believed that the name Boumalne Dades comes from Bou l’Male, which means a job and trade, especially cattle. The word Dades comes from the story of a Bedouin who arrived in Pomalan. The story goes that he was hungry, but could only eat if he paid a fine, although the area was known for its wealth of vegetables and fruits. However, after a while someone came to him and told him “technology”, which means “here you can eat.” Later, the expression became Dades.
In the heart of the Atlas Mountains, on a street from Marrakech to the Sahara desert, the spectacular scenery of the Todra Gorge (locally called the Tudga Strait) is a natural oasis created by the Todra River while making its way through limestone for centuries. The prehistoric accelerator is almost reminiscent of the valley walls at 400 meters (higher than the Empire State Building in New York).
One of Morocco’s best attractions for visitors is a paradise for photography enthusiasts, mountaineers, cyclists, and hikers. The chokehold was also featured on the US television show Impossible Journey and in the 2012 CTS Cadillac ad.
It is an ideal place to break the journey between Marrakech and Sahara during the night or 8 days in Morocco’s itinerary, but it gives way to a longer exploration.
Merzouga’s greatest attraction is the unparalleled desert experience she offers. Located on the edge of the desert, Marzouka is the perfect village to stay in while enjoying the beauty and nature of the desert. On this 8-day trip to Morocco from Marrakech, you will discover the dunes in Marzouka.
Zagora is located at the foot of the Atlas, in the valley of the river Draa, a huge palm grove of 200 km long surrounded by fruit trees lost in the sands of the Sahara.
Old fortress Almoravid to control the Saharan trade was founded in the Middle Ages by the Saadians as a gate for the conquest of Morocco and the Sahara and as a starting point for caravans. It is in fact the cradle of this dynasty. The city was founded alongside the kasbah by the French in the protectorate for the control of the region.
One Week in Morocco 7 Days desert Tour's FAQ
What to see in 7 days in Morocco?
Places to see on a 7-day tour of Morocco
Here you have the route through 7 Days tour in Morocco that we did, organized day by day with the places to see from Marrakech, in addition to sleeping in the desert and crossing the Atlas following part of the route of the Dakar race in a 4×4, and making the stops that have hallucinated us the most on previous trips.
- Day 1: Arrival At Marrakech Menara Airport.
- Day 2: Marrakech – High Atlas Mountains – Tizi N’tichka Pass ( 2260m Over The Sea Level ) – Kasbah Of Ait Ben Haddou ( Unesco World Heritage Site ) – Roses Valley – Dades Valley.
- Day 3: Dades Valley – Todgha Gorges – Tinjdad – Touroug – Erfoud – Merzouga Sahara Desert
- Day 4: Full Day To Visit The Around Merzouga Desert
- Day 5: Merzouga Desert – Taouz – Road Of Dakar Race – Ouzina Village – Ramlia Village – Tafraoute Sidi Ali
- Day 6: Tafraoute Sidi Ali – Zagora – Agdz – Ait Saoune Curves – Ouarzazate
- Day 7: Ouarzazate Studios – Ounila Valley – Telaout Kasbah – Tizi N’tichka Curves – Marrakech
How many days is it advisable to go to Morocco?
5 days are enough to make the route of the thousand kasbahs without haste but without pause, and visit the most important imperial cities, Marrakech and Fes. Discover all the places that the route offers you in the previous point about Morocco in 5 days.
is One week Enough in Morocco?
Many people ask: Is one week enough in Morocco? the answer is “yes” One week is enough to explore some amazing ancient cities and the Sahara desert, to fully discover Morocco, you will need more than a month. However, if you only want to visit the highlights, you may need between 7 and 10 days.
More time is always preferable. However, even if you only spend a few days in Morocco, you will have a wonderful experience.
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