Seven Days Tour of Morocco from Spain

group tour of 7 days in Morocco

This one-week tour is a great introduction to the diverse landscapes and rich culture of Morocco. You will begin your travel itinerary from Tangier in the North of Morocco and make your way South to Sahara, covering many major sites that vary in landscape, culture and peoples. Explore the bustling streets and souks of the imperial cities, then in the beauty of the natural surroundings of the Atlas Mountains, where you may encounter nomadic peoples and exciting Moroccan wildlife. Then, of course, find yourself in the peaceful, serene dunes of the Sahara. This tour will include mostly walking and mild hiking in small Berber villages and natural sites of Morocco. There will also be one night of camping over the dunes of the Sahara under the celestial Milky Way. You will enjoy your other nights in deluxe 4-Star Hotels and riads and spend one morning watching the sunrise over the breath-taking dunes of Merzouga at Erg Chebbi. Join us on this exciting and enriching experience of Morocco, an exotic addition to your wonderful vacation in Spain. This tour is a GIT group tour but could be customized as FIT tour for private parties.

Tour of Morocco Landscapes, Mountains, Cities and Sahara from Spain

Day 1: Tangier - Volubilis – Moulay Idris – Fez

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Depart from Tangier port
Driver and Guide will transfer you Tangier to Fez
Visit Noteworthy Places
Visit the Panoramic Views of Fez

  • Meknes Volubils, Moulay Idriss
  • Gates, Ramparts and Jewish quarter
  • Dinner and acomodation in your Hotel
  • Lunch in a Berber restaurant in Midelt

Stop for mint tea at traditional teahouse!

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Upon your arrival at Tangier Port, you will meet your guide to begin your journey to Fez, stopping along the way at various noteworthy places. Today is the day of time travel! This journey will take you from imperial Rome to the ninth century A.D. Unlike the movies, this temporal voyage will take almost the entire day. (Of course there will be stops along the way.) The first stop will be the ancient Roman city of Volubilis. Volubilis was a critical city in the imperial Roman department of Mauritania (modern day Morocco, and the Western Sahara) during the reign of Caracalla. Volubilis is impressively well preserved and the genius of Roman urban is still intact. The two central integral streets in every Roman castrum, the Cardo and Decumanus, are prominent. The cardo is the boulevard which runs north-south and the Decumanus, east-west. The intersection of the two is the heart of every roman city. There you will find the ruins of the ancient forum. Jumping forward in time and just few minutes away is the venerated citadel of Moulay Idris, founded in the 8th century by Moulay Idris Al Akbar, grandson of the Prophet Mohamed (s.a.w.s). This citadel is considered to be both the cradle of Sufism to Moroccan society as well as the first Islamic capital for the premier Arab dynasty. The city was created primarily for the indigenous population that migrated with Moulay Idris from the Middle East. You will drive around 15 miles to the next stop, the imperial city of Meknes. Meknes is a 17th Century city built by Moulay Ismail to rival Fez. It is also considered to be the Versailles of Morocco. Finally, you have reached your destination, the ninth century city of Fez. In the evening, you will get a taste of the greatest of the Imperial Cities. You will visit the sights on the outside of ancient walled city, including the ramparts, the gates, and the Borjs (Moorish Forts). After this introductory aperitif to Fez, you will dine in your hotel and prepare for day three: Fez!

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Enjoy a day exploring vistas across the Rif Mountains south to Fez visiting important historic sights...

Hotels:


4 Star: Hotel Tghat or similar
5 Star: Riad Yacout
Hotel details

Day 2: Fez (Medina)

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Meet your lacal guide
Walking tour of the Medina

  • The Blue Gate Boujloud
  • Medersa Bouanania
  • Mausoleum Moulay Idris
  • Attarine and Souks
  • Quaraouiyyine Mosque
  • Tanneries and Silk dyers
  • Seffarine square and Nejjarine Fountaine
  • Visit other Museums and monuments!

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    Undeniably fascinating, Fez stimulates the senses with its haunting yet beautiful sounds, visual splendor, and evocative smells. The most ancient of the imperial capitals and the most complete medieval city of the Islamic world, Fez is reminiscent of a city suspended in time, unfazed by the constantly evolving world outsides of its walls. Fez owes nothing to the Western world, save electricity. Time spent in Fez will reveal much about the sophistication of the Moroccan artisan, providing an unparalleled learning experience to those who cross its path. Your morning will be spent visiting the Medina. Our specialized guide will take you on a historic discovery of the city of Fez starting at the King’s Palace and its Meshwar with ramparts and majestic gates. Next, you will explore the Jewish quarter, a 15th century citadel with all its Moorish maze architecture and medieval glory. Visits to Sephardic synagogues and mausoleums of holy Rabbis will be the highlights of this part of town. Then, we will drive to the Merinides hill to visit their necropolis. Here you will enjoy the best panoramic view on the old walled Medina, brimful with its countless minarets to call for the prayers in a city that has responded to these calls for 12 centuries. Drive down the hills to the gate of Bab Guissa to leave your vehicle and enter an ancient world. Fez has preserved its Medina as it was centuries ago. Not even a bicycle is able to be used as tool of transportation. Only donkeys, mules and horses are able to help moving all what the city produces and needs as supplies. The first guilds you will immediately encounter are the cobblers, the saddlers and black smiths interlaced by some caravansaries for tribesmen who come from the surrounding areas to trade and supply their needs. Down the hill to Juteya you will encounter all sorts of crafts but noticeably carpenters and leather workers as one of the traditional tanneries is not far. This walk will lead you to El Ashabine square with its variety of activities. From there, you will wind your way to the Sgha square which will lead you to Attarine then Souk el Henna and the Mausoleum of Moulay Idris, the founder of Fez. Next to it, you will visit the Nejjarine square with its famous fountain, its guild of carpentry and the museum of folk arts at the Fondouk. You will walk to the tannery and on to visit the great Mosque university of Al Quarrawiyyine, passing by Shemma’ine, the market of dried fruits. After that, you will visit the Medersa Attarine and walk to Sbetryyine, a guild of book binders, which will lead you to the Seffarine Square, where the tapping of metalworkers is still deafening passerby as it was the case for centuries. You will break for lunch then continue exploring the marvels of Fez Medina. These will highlight the Dyers souk, Foundouk Tetouani and the shrine of Sidi Ahmed Tijani. You will end your walk at foundouk Lihoudi where a local Fez family will host you for traditional mint tea in their home. Finally, you will return to your hotel for dinner and other accommodations. .

    Your day is devoted to the walking tour of ancient Medina of Fez...

    Hotels:


    4 Star: Hotel Tghat or similar
    5 Star: Contact us
    Hotel details

    Day 3: Fez / Azrou / Midelt / Erfoud

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    Depart from Fez.
    Driver and Guide will transfer you to Erfoud.
    Camels will meet you upon arrival to take you over the dunes for your camp.
    Over night in your Kasbah in the Oasis:

    • Ifrane, Azrou, Midelt
    • Gorges of Tafillalet
    • Palm Grove of Meski
    • Erfoud groves
    • Cedar forest of the Middle Atlas Mountains
    • Lunch in a Berber restaurant in Midelt

    Stop for mint tea at traditional teahouse!

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    The first hills you see of the Middle Atlas seem oddly un-Moroccan. Evergreen pines, tall cedar trees on the peaks and poplars stand copiously on the foot hills, laced with flowing streams. The road across is almost ceremonial. Azrou, the first real town of the Middle Atlas, stands at a major junction of routes, it's an important market center, and it has long held a strategic role in controlling the Berbers of the mountains.

    The Middle Atlas cease at Midelt, where suddenly, through the haze, appear the much greater peaks of the High Atlas formidably rise behind the town to reach a massive range, the Dgebel Ayashi at over 12,000 ft. The drama of this sight, tremendous in the clear, cool noon, is the most compelling reason to stop over for lunch. Erfoud, one of the most pleasing of all southern routes: a dry, red belt of desert, and then suddenly, a drop into the valley filled with date palm groves. Dinner accommodations are at Hotel Asmaa.

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    Enjoy a day exploring vistas across the Atlas Mountains south to the Sahara Desert Valleys....

    Hotels:


    4 Star: Hotel Hotel Belere
    5 Star: Contact us
    Hotel details

    Day 4: Erfoud / Tinghir

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    Morning departure to Tinghir
    Highlights of Guided Tour of Tinghir:

    • Sunrise over the Dunes of Merzouga
    • Old City of Tinghir
    • Mellah/Jewish Quarter
    • Todra gorges and its valley
    • Old Jewish Villages
    • Rose water Destilleries
    • Nomads tents
    • Hiking afternoon

    Stop for mint tea with local family!

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    You will wake up early to reach the highest peak of the dunes and watch the sun rise over the expanse of the Merzouga dunes. This is an experience that should not be missed. Afterward, you will eat breakfast with the Toaregs and continue onward, transported in a 4-wheel drive vehicle to Tinghir in the Valley of Todra. Only 15 kilometers from Tinghir, you will find the Todras, the highest, narrowest gorges in the region. You will travel through the Dadès valley, where in the spring, thousands of Persian roses bloom in hedgerows, filling the air with their heavenly aroma. You will also see the thousands of Kasbahs scattered along the Dadès River, majestic sandcastles with a visually appealing, timeless beauty. After lunch, you will explore the Dades Valley, traveling through El Kelaâ De Mgouna and Boumalne to view the inimitable natural vistas and unusual rock formations. You will then continue onward to Sekoura, the large oasis that intercepts the flow of water between the Dadès, the Drâa valleys, and the majestic High Atlas Mountains. You will conclude your day with dinner and other accommodations in your Kasbah Ben Moro.

    cultivated as hedgerows dividing the different plots. Thousands of Kasbahs scattered in a surreal fashion as sand castles standing erect in the shadow of time along the Dades river. Dinner and accommodation are at Hotel Bougafer in Tineghir.

    Explore the beauty of the Atlas Mountains and desert Valleys in Southern Morocco most picturesque sites...

    Hotels:

    4 Star: Hotel Belere

    Hotel details

    Day 5: Tineghir / Ouarzazate Marrakech

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    Travel from Tinghir to Marrakech
    Highlights of the day trip to Ouarzazate:

    • Visit of Berber villages
    • Dades Gorges
    • Picinc Lunch in Taddart
    • Afternoon Hiking
    • Dinner in hotel

    Stop for mint tea with local family!

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    Travel through El Kelaa De Mgouna and Boumalne exploring the Dades Valley and continue to Ouarzazate: one large Oasis intercepting the flow of ages between the Dades, the Draa valleys and the Majestic High Atlas.

    Depart to Marrakech via Taddart and Tizi n=Tishka pass at an elevation of 11,000 ft. in an impressive site dividing these mountains in two distinct aspects one side acts as a shield to protect the hinterland from the Sahara harsh and dry expansion, the other side collects the moisture of the Gherbi winds from the Atlantic ocean, soft and evergreen. So is life of the Berber dwellers. Arrival in Marrakech the "Morocco City" as the early travelers called it for it has always been something of a pleasure city, a market place where the southern tribesmen and Berber villagers bring in their goods, spend their money, and find entertainment. For tourists, it's an enduring fantasy - a city of immense beauty, low, pink, and tent-like before a great shaft of mountains, and immediately exciting. Visit of the famous Jemaa El Fna square. Dinner is in a typical Marrakesh Restaurant. Over night is at the hotel

    Today is a day to explore nature, Moroccan culture in small Berber villages and day markets...

    Hotels:

    4 Star: Hotel el Andalous
    5 Star: Contact us
    Hotel details

    Day 6: Marrakesh

    Morning devoted to discovering the historical sights. Lunch will be at the La Paix Restaurant (an art deco French restaurant). Dinner and overnight are at the Andalous Hotel


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    You will devote your morning to the exploration of Marrakech's many historical sites, starting at the Menara, a magnificent pool surrounded by flowerbeds, reflecting the image of an exquisite Moorish edifice. It was constructed in 1866 for dignitaries, who enjoyed glorious sunsets with the ethereal Atlas Mountains as a backdrop. The pool also functions as an innovative irrigation system that is serving dry life in the desert.

    Your tour will cover many impressive sites, including the Koutoubia Minaret (which is identical to la Giralda, a tower found in Sevilla, Spain), and the Saadien tombs, which demonstrate Moorish architecture at its best. The tombs consist of sixteenth-century mausoleums, which had lain walled-in and undiscovered until 1917. Next, you will explore the gardens of the Agdal then the Marjorelle. Finally, you will return to your hotel for dinner and other accommodations.

    In the afternoon, you will attend the Jamaa El Fna square to enjoy the folkloric activities.

    Afterwards, you will enjoy dinner at the hotel.

    Today is devoted to taking a tour of the enticing city of Marrakech...

    Hotels:

    3 Star: Hotel Imilchil
    4 Star: Hotel el Andalous
    5 Star: Contact us
    Hotel details

    Day 7: Marrakech / Rabat

    visiting Rabat from Spain

    Travel to Rabat via Settat, Casablanca
    Highlights of the day trip to Rabat:

    • Visit Settat
    • Oudaya Gardens
    • Picinc Lunch on the road
    • Afternoon visit of Rabat
    • Dinner in hotel

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    In the morning, after your breakfast, you will depart for Rabat, the capital of Morocco. You will reach Rabat, a city styled in a spaciously elegant European grid, yet slightly aware of its modernity. Rabat and its twin city Sala Colonia are separated by only a river but are historically worlds apart. They have an ancient legacy that spans hundreds of generations. Each civilization that has inhabited each of the cities has left its mark, resulting in a wide variety in architectural styles, including those from the Phoenician and Roman eras.

    You will spend your day discovering the delights that Rabat has to offer. Your guide will take on a historical and lively tour of the Jewish quarter, the Mellah in the Heart of the city starting at Place Sidi Makhlouf. The 12 century ramparts are best seen from this landmark. Walk up to Bab Chellah in the medina and cross Sidi Fateh St. This will lead you to the traditional Souk Laghzel (Yarn market). Your guide will introduce you to the importance of this guild on textile role in the Moroccan society. Later, you will cross to the citadel of the Oudaya Kasbah entering from its 12th century main gate to explore an extraordinary Medieval Moorish marvel overlooking the delta of Bourgreg River. You will have the opportunity to visit the old-fashioned Moorish gardens, stop in a traditional coffee house for mint tea, and in between explore the Oudaya museum of tribal arts and crafts. A docent will introduce you to traditional Berber Textiles. You will continue your quest exiting the Oudaya Kasbah and up the hill to visit the Hassan Tower and Mohamed the V Mausoleum, an emblem of the real Moroccan architecture at its finest. You will reach the Royal Palace and the Necropolis of Chellah at the end of your tour. Finally, you will return to the hotel for dinner and other accommodations.

    Enjoy a day exploring the beauty of the ancient Rabat, Capital of Morocco...

    Hotels:


    4 Star: Hotel Cellah
    5 Star: Contact us
    Hotel details

    Day 8: Rabat - Tangier

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    Travel to Rabat via Settat, Casablanca
    Highlights of the day trip to Rabat:

    • Visit Asilah
    • Old Port
    • Picinc Lunch on the road
    • Afternoon check to the ferry

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    In the morning, you will travel to Tangier Port to catch your ferry back to Spain.

    Enjoy a day Traveling back to Spain...

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    What is included:

    Land Transportation (air-conditioned vehicle)
    7 nights accommodation in 4-star hotels
    Breakfast and dinner daily
    Services of English-speaking guides and tour leaders
    Entrance fees to monuments and museums

    What is not Included:

    Round trip flight*
    Tips for drivers and guides
    Traveler's insurance
    Personal Spending

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    We are always available to answer any question you might have about Morocco (what to wear, weather, security....) or concerning the tour (changes in itinerary, hotels, special tours). So please don't hesitate to contact us at:

    info@morocco-fezfestival.com

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