Highlights of Morocco from Beach to Desert: Fes, Marrakech, Sahara desert – 7 Days

Participate in this itinerary for a 7-day spin on the beach, taking you from the beach to the city, to the desert, and back. Visit the art scene of Asilah, and then cast your newly discovered artist’s eyes on the shooting practice of Chefchaouen’s Blue City. Follow the guide through the Medina of Fes, then trek into the Sahara Desert on a camel, and then return to the city in the brilliance of Marrakech.


  • Explore the art of the coastal city of Asilah

  • Perfect your photography skills in picturesque Chefchaouen

  • Ride a camel through the Sahara Desert

  • Wander the Medina of Fes and Marrakech

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Casablanca – Assilah Assilah
Day 2 Asilah to Chefchaouen via Tangier Chefchaouen
Day 3 Chefchaouen to Fes Fes

Day 4 Fes – Middel – Sahara Desert


Day 5 Sahara Desert– Dades Valley Dades Valley
Day 6 Dades Valley to Marrakech via Ait Ben Haddou Marrakech
Day 7 Explore Marrakech & Departure Depart

Day 1 Arrive in Casablanca – Assilah

Welcome to Morocco! Land at Casablanca Airport and drive to the beautiful coastal city of Asilah. From murals to artists selling their work on the sidewalk, art is everywhere in this walled city. The walls are repainted with new murals every year, so new works of art are always waiting around the corner. If you want to take it home, you can go to one of the many artist’s studios in Medina and sample the day’s prey at a nearby seafood stand. The children also showed their work so that everyone could see it. In the evening, you have to go to the city walls to watch the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean.

Day 2 Asilah to Chefchaouen via Tangier

Head to the blue pearl Chefchaouen of Morocco. Along the way, you can stop at the Hercules Caves near Tangier. According to mythology, these caves were where Hercules rested before the eleventh labor of the Golden Apple of Hesperides. Since the Phoenician era, they have also been mined as millstones. It describes the entire circular cut. After visiting here, head to the inland Rif Mountains and the town of Chefchaouen.

Find a soothing oasis in this beautifully photographed blue city. Despite its popularity, it is a quiet place where you can learn the details of Andalusian Arab influence. Stroll through the steep cobbled alleys of the old Medina and the central Outa hamam square, visit the 17th-century castle and its gardens, and admire the views of the Tariq Benjad Mosque and its elaborate octagonal minaret. You can do it. ..

Day 3 chefchaouen to Fes

Depart from Chefchaouen to Fes, where you will discover the largest old town in the world and start to tour the city under the leadership of a local expert. You will start at the Royal Palace, walk through the ancient Jewish quarter, and arrive at one of the Borghi Towers, enjoying panoramic views of the Medina. Next, you will head to the mosaic house, where you will show the traditional pottery methods used by the Fassi craftsmen-you will see every step of the process from the formation of the clay to the mosaic.

After the demonstration, the tour will take you into the Medina of Fes, where you will discover ancient streets and neighborhoods, visit various artisan quarters (including the tannery), and visit important historical monuments, including Idris II The Mausoleum of the World and Al-Qarawaiyin University, the oldest continuously operating university in the world. After the tour, you will freely explore the medina in the afternoon and the rest of the evening. If you get lost, don’t worry-this is the whole experience.

Day 4 Fes – Middel – Sahara Desert

Start your day early, climb 7,146 feet (2,178 meters), over the Col du Zad pass, and through the cedar forests of the Middle Atlas Mountains. Look out for the many Barbary macaques on the trees and on the roadside. Stop for lunch in Middelt (“Apple City”) and admire the nearby Muluya River, which provides the necessary environment for the orchard to thrive in the desert. Continue through the Tizi n’Talremt mountain pass and enter the Ziz Valley, famous for its hidden oasis and palm trees. Along the road, you will see many fortified houses called ksars. Merchants built them to protect precious commodities, including gold, salt, and spices.

Just before reaching Erfoud town, you will begin to see early signs of the Desert Sahara dunes. The huge sand dunes never stand still, moving and moving according to the wind speed and direction. Stop at the market town of Erfoud, famous for its dating festival and fossil mining. Visit a craft workshop to learn how to carefully and skillfully transform fossil-rich rocks into practical and decorative objects. Continue to the dune sea of ​​Erg Chebbi. Some of the sand dunes in Erg Chebbi cover an area of ​​13.5 square miles (35 square kilometers) and are more than 656.2 feet (200 meters) above sea level. Their color changes with the moving sun.

Outside of Merzouga, stretch your legs, climb on your own camel, cross the sand dunes in time to reach your camp, and climb the nearby sand dunes to watch the sunset. Return to the camp for dinner and spend a relaxing evening by the campfire, enjoying traditional Berber music with the twinkling night sky as the background.

Day 5 Sahara Desert– Dades Valley

Before you jump back on the camel and return to the edge of the dunes, start watching the sunrise on the dunes as early as possible. From there, it’s time to hit the road to Dades Canyon.

Along the way, you will stop to visit the ancient irrigation system that once brought water from the remote Saghro Mountains to the desert, and visit the oasis town of Tinghir, where you will walk around the Jewish Quarter with a guide. Next, you will discover the nearby Todga Valley ( 15 kilometers away from the center of Tinghir, the gateway to the High Atlas, the villages of Tamtatoucht and Imilchil, the Todra Gorge, the high limestone cliffs, seem to be a fault dug by the Todra River for thousands of years, spectacular The peaks poured down, leaving a deep impression..), where you will cross the most impressive part of the gorge before reaching the Dades Valley.

Day 6 Dades Valley to Marrakech via Ait Ben Haddou

Follow the road of 1000 Kasbahs to the city of Ouarzazate, also known as the Hollywood of Morocco. You will pass through Ouarzazate and continue to Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore this impressive ksar and then cross the High Atlas Mountains on the Tizi n’Tichka path to an altitude of almost 7,500 feet (2,286 m). Before arriving in Marrakech, you will have plenty of places to stop for tea, take photos, and enjoy the breathtaking scenery.

The colorful oasis city of Marrakech offers an ancient bazaar, oriental lighting, woven carpets and the smell of spices, as well as Moorish riads and palm trees, which contrast with the colorful surroundings. Passing through the alleys of the Medina, there are woven carpets of various colors, ceramics, sheepskin lamps, and huge spice stalls, all the way to the roof, and the narrow winding alleys feature stairs and vaults.

Day 7 Explore Marrakech & Departure

Marrakech is nicknamed the “Red City” (because of its 1,000-year-old red sandstone walls and buildings), and is a major economic center and home to the prosperous Medina (Old Arab Quarter). It has always been a vibrant city, full of exotic sights, sounds and smells-perhaps a shock for the senses! Meet your guide for a half-day tour of the Medina and explore the rich history and culture of the Medina. Start the day west of Jemaa el-Fna, then walk to the striking minaret of Koutoubia Mosque and Gardens. The 253-foot (77 m) high minaret is the tallest tower ever built in Marrakech. Indulge your senses and explore the stalls of Souk el-Attarin (spices), Souk Haddadine (blacksmith) and Souk Smata (slippers). Next, visit the Ben Youssef Madrasa Islamic School, experience 16th-century architecture and marvel at the exquisite details: arabesques, Islamic calligraphy and colorful geometric tiles.

As you walk in the alleys of Marrakech, pay attention to Fondouks or Caravanserai, medieval inns on the ancient trade routes, providing shelter and supplies for travelers and merchants. Today, some have been converted into residential properties, while others are large shopping areas and workshops that you can explore. Depending on your energy level, you may wish to visit several attractions south of Jemaa el-Fna. Some options to consider are the 500-year-old Saadi tombs, the extensive courtyards and sunken gardens of the El Badi Palace in the 17th century, or the intricate woodwork and painted ceilings of the Bahia Palace in the 19th century.

Or, if you prefer to take a quiet breath in the afternoon heat to end your trip, you may wish to head to Majorelle Gardens to relax among subtropical plants, bamboo, lilies and palm trees.



  • include Private tour
  • Daily breakfast Hotel accommodation and all transportation in Casablanca
  • Airport Full transportation with air-conditioning,
  • crossing the Middel Atlas Mountains of Morocco
  • gas and driver English speaking guide and driver Overnight in Casablanca, Fes, Sahara Desert, Ouarzazate & Marrakech
  • Tour Guide in Fes & Marrakech
  • including breakfast 
  • Daily including breakfast, free time to explore scenic spots, take photos, etc.
  • Customized and flexible stops


  • Lunch
  • Travel insurance
  • Entrance tickets to monuments
  • Tips

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