Customized 8 days Morocco tour itinerary from Casablanca
About This Tour
Morocco 8 days tour itinerary from Casablanca includes and excludes:
The highlights of our 8 days tour in Morocco itinerary from Casablanca:
8 days tour in Morocco itinerary from Casablanca overview:
Tour itinerary for an excursion in Morocco, departing from Casablanca for a total of eight days in the country. Come along with us on our excursion as we see some of the top and most popular sights.
You will go through the city of Marrakech, often known as the “red city.” During your time in this area, you will go to the Square of Jamaa El Fna, the Koutoubia mosque, and the Majorelle garden. The trip then proceeds to the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, a Berber fortification that has been featured in a great deal of well-known film productions, as well as to the studio cinema in Ouarzazate. After that, the great canyons of Dades and Todgha are on the program for the remainder of the journey.
After that, we will go to the region of Merzouga in the Sahara desert, where you will get the opportunity to ride camels and stay in Berber tents. But before that, you will get a comprehensive experience in the desert, which will be “The highlight of our excursions.” During this time, you will see the nomads, the Gnaoua people, and the lake of Srij, where the camels are herded.
In addition, we will go through both the high Atlas Mountains and the middle Atlas Mountains on our way to the cultural city of Fes. There, we will go to one of the world’s oldest colleges, as well as examine one of the tanneries where they create leather goods, and there, we will also purchase some leather goods. In addition to that, we are going to go to the king’s palace and have a stroll around the souk in the ancient medina.
The trip will also take you to Chefchaouen, widely considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in all of Morocco. It is entirely dyed blue, and it is a popular spot for travelers to purchase illegal substances. The excursion finally comes to a close with a trip to Rabat, the nation’s capital city. While we are here, we will go to the mosque at Tour Hassan and the Kasbah of Les Oudayas. After that, we will get in the car and head to Casablanca to check out the Mosque of Hassan II, which is the seventh largest mosque in the world and the second largest mosque in Africa.
Itinerary for 8 days tour in Morocco from Casablanca :
Day 1: Departure from Casablanca for Marrakech:
On this day, we will go to the fourth biggest city in Morocco, known as the “red city” of Marrakech. This city was originally called Amur n Kush, which translates to “land of God” in the Berber language. You will find many things that will astound you here, as well as a variety of activities and locations to explore.
To begin, we are going to go to the Jemaa el-Fna plaza, where you will have the opportunity to see and participate in the entertainment provided by the people. Some of them engage in the street performance known as halka, in which they tell jokes or tales to an audience. In addition, this is the place where thousands of visitors come to purchase goods from the region. In the second part of our tour, we will take you to the Koutoubia Mosque, which is the biggest mosque in Marrakech. It is a sister mosque to the Hassan Tower Mosque in Rabat, which is in Morocco, as well as the Great Mosque of Seville, which is in Spain.
Then, we will go to the stunning garden that was designed by Jack Majorelle, which is a location that welcomes more than 850,000 tourists annually. In addition, we will go to the Yves Saint Laurent museum, which is located in close proximity to the park.
Last but not least, we will take you on a tour to the Bahia Palace, which is an ancient Ksar, also known as a fortress. When you are dropped off at your lodging at the conclusion of the first day of the 8-day program, the day is considered complete.
Day 2: Departure from Marrakech for the Dades Gorges:
First thing in the morning, we will come and get you from wherever you are staying. If you are interested in oil, in particular for the ladies, we will stop by one of the cooperatives that produces argan oil while we are on our way there. After that, we will take the quickest route to the Sahara desert by driving through the Tichka Pass, which is located in the high Atlas Mountains.
The Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, a Berber fortification that has been the setting for a great deal of filming, will be the first exciting object that we will investigate on this day. For example, they filmed the movie “Lawrence of Arabia” and the “Gladiator,” which was a British-American drama. Additionally, before migrating to Europe, the Touareg Berbers conducted their business transactions here at this location.
We will go to the city of film, Ouarzazate, which is located not far from the Kasbah. To that location, we will make a stop at the Oscar Studio, which is where the people who produce movies in the Kasbah obtain their raw materials. After that, we will continue our journey by car through the way of a thousand Kasbahs till we reach the rose valley. There, we may take a break to have a cup of tea or coffee and visit one of the cooperatives that makes rose flower items. During our break, we can choose any beverage.
Before we settle into our accommodations in Dades Gorges, we will take a moment to gaze in awe at the mountains that are formed like monkey feet and snap pictures of their beauty. After that, we will go to the curves of Tissdrine, which were featured in a commercial for the American automobile brand Cadillac.
Day 3: Dades Gorges to Merzouga Sahara:
The centerpiece of our Morocco tours, Merzouga, will be seen on the third day of our 8-day trip itinerary in Morocco, which will begin and end in Casablanca. We will go farther south on this route till we reach Tinghir. We are going to take a detour here to go to the Grand Canyons of Todgha, which is a spot where a lot of people go to unwind by the river that is flowing through the mountains like a spring. After that, we are going to have a break at an ancient irrigation system, which has a number of wells that provide water to the surrounding oasis.
Merzouga, which is located in the Sahara desert, will welcome us in the afternoon. You will leave your belongings in the vehicle while we take you on a camel ride in the dunes of Erg Chebbi. The camels will be waiting for us parked when we arrive. At the very top, you will take a break to see the sand dunes and watch the sun go down. After that, the camel man will transport you to the Berber camp, where you will spend the night experiencing the nomadic lifestyle and learn more about it. You are going to be blown away by the Milky Way and the stars when you see them at night. Not to add, our group of Berbers will regale you with tales pertaining to the desert as they play traditional Berber music on drums and perform other forms of Berber music.
Desert trip of the Merzouga region on day 4:
On this day, you will have the opportunity to explore Merzouga to its fullest. We will show you around to all of the exciting activities there are to do in this area. First things first, we are going to pick you up in the morning and take you to meet some nomadic Berbers so you can observe how they spend their lives. After that, we will go in the vehicle and travel to the nearby community of Mifis, which is where one of the mines that used to provide them with salt and mascara is located. After that, we are going to drive you to the quaint village of Khamlia, which is home to the people with dark complexion. We will now take you to one of the Gnaoua households, where the members will perform music for you utilizing drums and Krakebs “Castanest.”
After that, we are going to drive you to Rissani, which is known as the “market of the desert.” There, we will take you to see the donkeys and sheep that are parked there in their parking area. In addition to that, we are going to take you to see the mineral and fossils museum. We are going to take you to one of the eateries that serves Madfouna, which is also known as “The Berber pitta bread,” for lunch.
We will pick you up in the afternoon and take you on a tour of the quaint oasis of Hassi Labied, which is home to the majority of the community’s agricultural endeavors. After that, we will drive you to your hotel, which is a traditional Berber establishment.
Day 5: Merzouga to Fes:
We will spend the fifth day of our Morocco 8-day itinerary in Casablanca going across the upper and middle Atlas Mountains. Our trip will begin in Casablanca. Before we make a stop in Erfoud, we will go to the market so that you may sample the many date-related products available there. After that, we are going to get in the car and go to the Valley of Ziz, which is where the dates originate, and we are going to make a pit break at a panoramic view along the way.
Before we start driving into the mountains, we are going to make a brief pit stop at the dam of Errachidia, which is the largest source of water in the province and provides water to the whole region.
The second location that we will visit is a forest filled with cedar trees. There, we will provide food to the monkeys of the Barbary Macaque species, which is a rare animal that can still be seen living in the Atlas Mountains. After that, we will get in the car and proceed to Ifrane, where we will make a pit break to snap some photographs with the statue of the bent Atlas lion.
After some time, we will get in the car and go to Fes, where we will check you into a riad for the night.
Day 6: A sightseeing excursion of Fes:
This is the day when we will go to Fes. As a result, we will make arrangements to have a local guide accompany our driver as they show you the most exciting attractions in the area.
To begin, we will take you on a tour of the magnificent Ksar that houses the King’s palace. It has seven golden gates. After that, we are going to go to the Mellah, which is the Jewish area. After that, we will take you to a panoramic view at the top of Borj Nord, and from there, you will get a view that encompasses the whole of Fes El Bali. After we finish, we will travel to the pottery cooperative if you are interested in purchasing any, since ceramics are one of Fes’s most well-known exports.
The ancient Medina, which is also known as Fes El Bali, will be where the walking tour will begin. We will enter the Medina via the blue gate known as “Bab Boujloud,” which is the primary entrance. The Al Karaouien University, which claims to be the world’s oldest continuously operating educational institution, may be reached from here. Following that, we will go to the Al Bou Inania Madrassa, which is a historic school known for its stunning architecture.
Not only will we go to the Safarin Spices Square, but we will also go to the Madrassa that is there. In addition to that, it is an ancient school in which the holy Quran is taught to pupils. Our walking tour of Fes will come to a close with a stop to Chouara, which is one of the city’s seven tanneries. At this location, in addition to producing leather, they also sell it. After that, we will take care of your lodging arrangements.
Day 7: From Fes to Chefchaouen:
The next stop on our 8-day excursion in Morocco will be to the city of Chefchaouen, known as the Blue City. This settlement is located in the Rif Mountains about three hours’ drive from Fes. It is situated between two large peaks that resemble the horns of a goat. As a result, the name Chechaouen originates from the Berber term Iskaouen, which may be translated as “horns.” When we are there, we are going to go to the Kasbah Museum, which is the very first building in Chaouen. When we enter, we are going to look at many images of the city as well as read some information about it.
Following that, we will have a stroll around the Medina to see the blue walls and to reach the plaza of Wtat Lhmam. There, many individuals will unwind at the eateries, have some tea, and enjoy the company of others as they play music in the background. At some point, we will take a stroll to the river of Ras El Ma, which is where the ladies of the community wash their garments and blankets. After that, we will take you on a trip up the mountain to watch the sunset before bringing you back to your lodging.
Day 8: Chefchaouen to Casablanca:
This will be the last day of our trip that began in Casablanca and lasted for 8 days. Rabat, the nation’s capital, is our destination for the day, and we will go there by car. There are two primary locations that we will investigate while we are here. To begin, we will go to Les Oudayas Kasbah, which is the first major landmark in Rabat. The second thing on the agenda is a trip to the Hassan Tower or Tour Mosque. The minaret of the mosque was supposed to be the highest in the world when it was finished.
After that, we will make our way back to the starting point in Casablanca, where we will take you to see the mosque that was built during the reign of Hassan II. This mosque is the largest in Morocco and has a minaret that is 210 meters in height. It is also one of the mosques in Morocco that visitors are permitted to enter and explore.
Reviews about the 8 days tour in Morocco:
8 days Morocco opinion
Our three children, aged 9, 5, and 3, were excited to visit northern Morocco in August. It’s a place that “scared” us to take the kids. I believed in Omar from the start, and it was a success.
He was sensitive to our requirements while picking lodging (difficult with 5 people) and was constantly accessible through Whatsapp for queries. Imagine our vision! We fought hard. And the trip, I can tell you, is INCREDIBLE. The contrasts in fragrances, colors, and flavors… another planet nearby.The location attracted us, and the children brutally normalized disparities…
I will always recommend Hamid, the organization, the logistics, the drivers, and the guides everywhere I travel. A lovely form of therapy I want to offer two images, not of the location, which you can see online, but of our guides. In the images, my 3-year-old is with the 2 day guides; it’s hard for him to win their confidence. A special thanks to our driver. He conquered my toddler with his “champion get in the vehicle.” Thanks for making your nation more accessible.
The attention has been outstanding from the start. Omar had been waiting for us in Seville, attentive to everything and supplying us with all we needed with incredible patience. Mohamed received us at the airport and went through the details of our vacation. The private vacation to Morocco was fantastic, owing to the aid of our driver, who discovered the day-to-day lives of the Berbers and the residents of the desert and the cities we visited. The only disadvantage was the cold in the haimas, but it was beyond their control and, on the other hand, we were already protected. Similarly, the riad Ben Brahim was a pleasant surprise, with a Larbi who took excellent care of us, always with a grin. Thank you for making the journey for us.
Morocco's best family excursion!
My companion and I traveled from north to south across Morocco. We booked everything via the agency, and Ahmed drove us for most of the vacation. He adapted to our requirements, and when I was ill one day, he arranged for a visit the following day to begin an hour ahead of schedule. He assisted us with our needs, led us to clean restaurants that don’t charge you ridiculous prices for the local pricing, and told us a bit more about the culture we went to meet. True, it was simplified since both my girlfriends As I speak English, which is his first language, the journey has been around 1500 kilometers of positive feelings, music, and laughter. If you’re looking for a journey like this, ask for him.
Have a question about the itinerary for the 8 days Morocco tour itinerary from Casablanca?
Please feel free to contact us if you have any concerns about the 8 days Morocco tour itinerary from Casablanca. Any inquiries you may have will be answered with pleasure by our staff.
An overview of the locations we will see during our 8 days trip to Morocco:
Marrakech is a tourist destination, with over 3 million tourists each year. In the 11th century, Abu Bakr ibn Umar established “the Almoravid dynasty.”
Marrakech gets its name from the Berber term Amur N’Kush. That is to say, the territory or country of God. Marrakech is also known by numerous other names. For example, some people refer to it as the “red city” since the ground color there is red, and the homes are painted red as a result.
In Marrakech, there are various things to do and see:
1-Mr. Jemaa El Fna:
When you think about Marrakech, you probably think of the large plaza of Jemaa El Fna. Aside from the locals, you may meet individuals from all around the world. They come here to be entertained by seeing the natives play with the monkeys, snakes, and other creatures. Actually, some people refer to them as snake charmers. Furthermore, another thing that they do here is assemble individuals in a circle and tell hilarious tales or jokes. This has existed for millions of years and is now a source of income for certain individuals. Furthermore, some individuals gamble; they play various games in which they occasionally use magic to deceive others. As a result, once there, exercise caution.I should mention that many people visit Jemaa El Fna to purchase local items such as carpets and traditional clothing.
2-The Mosque of Koutoubia:
The Koutoubia mosque is not far from Jemaa El Fan Square. Actually, it is facing it. So, why not stroll there once you’ve explored the square? Just be cautious of motorcycles since they do not obey traffic signals and sometimes steal individuals’ phones. Kutubiyya and booksellers, alluding to the front yard where they used to sell books, are two names for Koutoubia mosque. This mosque is one of the Hassan Tower’s and the Grand Mosque’s sister mosques in Seville, Spain. I should not add that the mosque is 70 meters tall with an 8-meter spire.
You should not visit Marrakech without paying a visit to the garden of French artist Jhon Jack Majorelle. It was erected in 1923 and took the artist about 40 years to complete. After he died, the garden was taken over by Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Berge, who created a museum around it. They are also the ones that opened it to the public with a 70DH ticket. Certain IDs, however, reduce the price.
Most people in Marrakech go to the garden of Menara, which is southwest of the city, to see the view of the lake from the room called the “lighthouse.”
Morocco is well-known for its numerous kasbahs. The Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, on the other hand, is the most appreciated and frequented by visitors. In the 11th century, when the Almoravid dynasty was in power, the Thami Glaoui family built it.
Kasbah is derived from the Berber and Arabic terms “Kasab,” which means bamboo. The word “Kasar” may be seen inscribed on stone at the Kasbah’s entrance. However, this is incorrect since ksars, or palaces, are not the same as kasbahs and their roofs are not made of bamboo.
This Kasbah is a walled town famous for Berber Touaregs. Those who formerly traded all over the globe, from South Africa to Europe, They used to trade slat, mascara, and other items here at the Kasbah. Normally, roughly 90 families live here at the Kasbah. Recently, the number has been reduced to five families, most of whom are now locals selling goods on the Kasbah’s streets. Since 1987, the Kasbah has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is a mosque, two cemeteries, one Muslim and one Jewish, and a place where waste is thrown beyond the walls.
One of the Kasbah families has opened a café to give visitors a taste of the Touareg way of life. As a result, we encourage has opened a café to give visitors a taste of the Touareg way of life. As a result, we encourage you to arrive as soon as possible.
1-Films shot in the Kasbah include :
The fortified Kasbah is well-known for the television programs and film series that have been produced there. To begin with, many Moroccans will exclaim “Lawrence of Arabia!” since the film was produced here at the Kasbah in 1962. Another film associated with the Kasbah is Gladiator, a British-American drama released in 2000. Click here to see a short video of it on YouTube. Many additional well-known films have been produced here. Consider the films: Marco Polo (1982), The Jewel of the Nile (1985), and The Mummy (1999). As a result, the kasbah is worth seeing as part of our Morocco 8 days travel plan from Casablanca.
Ouarzazate is the Sahara’s gateway. In Berber, the phrase “Ouarzazate” means “the city without noise.” However, the city does not signify anything in particular.
Driving from Marrakech to the desert or the other way around, you will have to travel through this city. So, why not explore it and find out what the greatest things to do here are?
To begin with, many people come to the city to see the Atlas Studios. Many actors come here to rent equipment for filming in the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, as well as the Kasbah of Taourirt, which is located in the heart of the city of Ouarzazate. Many anecdotes about the movies they filmed, as well as photographs of them, can be found at studios such as Oscar. There are also wooden automobiles and toys used in the filming of the movies.
Second, Ouarzazate is notable for the Kasbah of Taourirt, a labyrinth erected by the Glaoui Thami during his reign in the 19th century. Taourirt, which needs a ticket to access, may be the second most magnificent Kasbah to visit after Ait Benhaddou. It’s also because Ait Benhaddou is renowned for a series of films that were shot there.
Ouarzazate is well-known for housing Africa’s largest solar power plant. As previously said, Ouarzazate is the gateway to the Sahara. As a result, the city environment is particularly hot throughout the summer, and the nation established a solar station here to take advantage of this. However, this does not imply that Morocco lacks oil; rather, the sun’s energy is pure and free.
The Valley of the Roses:
The Rose Valley, or Kalaat Mgouna, is a lovely city with various rose-derived beauty products. As a result, this city is well-known for its worldwide Rose Flower Festival, and many tourists and visitors come to enjoy the music and shop.
With our Morocco tours, we will drive through this gorgeous city and make a stop at a rose cooperative where you can purchase some items and rest since we will be driving for 2 hours before arriving here.
“Valley” of Dades Gorges
Dades Gorges is another lovely destination we will visit during our 8-day Morocco travel schedule. As a result, we will take you to see the magnificently sculpted mountains in the gorges. We’ll be heading to Dades to spend the night, and on the way, we’ll make a brief photo stop.
The second stop will be approximately 8 kilometers away, along the same gorges to the Tissdrine bends.We could either walk here if you are not exhausted, or we could drive. The most intriguing aspect of these curves is that they were used in an advertisement for Cadillac’s vehicle. They are hazardous bends that are difficult to drive at, as seen in the accompanying image. As a result, the Cadillac set a record by climbing three times up and down in 03:19 seconds.
Todgha Gorges’ big canyons
Morocco is also a nation with a lot of canyons. The greatest of them all, however, are the canyons of the Todgha gorges, which are around 20 kilometers from Tinghir’s town. Many visitors come to appreciate the vista of the river as it flows through the mountains. That is, the strength of nature’s “water” that may spring and shatter the rocks in order to forge its own path.
The canyons are about 300 m (984 ft) long. As a result, many individuals have a strong desire to climb, even in risky situations. The location is worth exploring, photographing, and maybe picnicking there.
The Sahara desert of Merzouga:
The Merzouga Sahara desert is the centerpiece of our 8 days Morocco tour. Merzouga is the name of a local Arabic family; the original name is Marzoug. It is situated in the Daraa Tafilalt area of Morocco, in the southeast. It’s also just approximately 50 kilometers from the Algerian border.
Merzouga is a tiny settlement surrounded by Morocco’s largest Erg Chebbi sand dunes. As a result, many visitors visit to enjoy its excellent activities.
1-Merzouga camel trekking:
A camel ride or hiking is perhaps the greatest thing to do in Merzouga. Many people come to ride the dunes, either to witness the sunset and dawn or to spend the night in Berber tents. A photo is included.
2-Berber tent camping:
Aside from the camel ride at Merzouga, the second best thing to do is spend the night in Berber tents. Many visitors choose to spend the night glamping among the dunes. As a result, if you’re in Merzouga Sahara, don’t hesitate to spend the night here; it’s a taste of nomadic Berber existence.
3-Srij Lake excursion:
We will spend a whole day at Merzouga during our eight days in Morocco. As a result, we will transport you to Srij Lake. It’s where the camels go herding throughout the day; they’re primarily employed by visitors to see the dawn or sunset. Furthermore, here at the lake, you will see flamingo immigrants.
4-Visit to Khamlia and Gnaoua:
The little village of Khamlia is one of the most wonderful and intriguing places to visit. With our Merzouga desert trip, you will get the opportunity to see the Khamlia people, who have dark skin. They are originally from the south of Mali and Gabon, and they have a wonderful sense of playing drams and Krakebs (“castanets”).
5-A trip to see a nomadic family:
On our Merzouga desert trip, we will take you on an expedition to meet one of the Berber households that live in tents. We’ll show you where they live, who they cook for, and how they move their herds from one location to another.
Dams in the Ziz Valley and Errachidia:
Morocco has several valleys for productive agriculture and dams to recharge water. Our 8-day vacation plan will take us to the Ziz Valley, one of the most important suppliers of date palm palms. It is also the longest river in Morocco, running 282 kilometers across Algeria. However, the location of the dates is around 50 kilometers (30 miles). The flood was caused by the High Atlas Mountains.
The dam of Errachidia, not far from the valley of Ziz, is the Sahara’s water supply. Actually, it’s proof that the real monarch is wise to construct such dams since, earlier, people in the desert had to collect their water from wells. The dam’s name is Hassan Addakhil, after the founder of the Alaouite dynasty.
The Cedar Forest:
The cedar forest is a beautiful area to stop for a picnic and to play with the monkeys.
Our 8 days Morocco itinerary will take us through this cedar forest, where we will make a brief stop to see the monkeys who reside there. They are a subspecies of the Barbary macaque, often known as Barbary apes or magots.
There are several additional creatures that reside here. There are deer, wild pigs, wolves, and many more animals. However, the only animal we will meet on our trip is the monkey, who enjoys playing with humans and is constantly looking for food and water.
Ifrane, Morocco’s Switzerland:
Ifrane is Morocco’s cleanest city with European architecture. Ifrane is derived from the Arabic Ifri, plural Ifrane, which means caves. However, there are no caverns near the city. Sidi Abd al-Salam erected it in the 16th century. The present city, on the other hand, was founded in 1928, when the French occupied Morocco. During the winter, many travelers, especially locals, visit Ifrane to snowboard since it snows a lot due to the city’s height.
Ifrane is home to Al Akhawayn University, one of Morocco’s top and most expensive institutions. It was also opened by King Hassan II, but it was erected by King Dhahir. That is why it is known as Al Akhawayn, which means “two brothers.” I should not add that it was sponsored by Saudi King Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
Our first stop in Ifrane will be at the Atlas Lion Monument. It was carved by a German prisoner during the French Colonialization to obtain his release.
Fes is one of Morocco’s most popular tourist destinations, owing to its many respected cultural attractions. It was first constructed in 789 by the Idrisid Dynasty. It was also Morocco’s first capital city, before Marrakech, Meknes, and the current Rabat. It is now one of the country’s fourth imperial cities. The majority of the frequently visited attractions may be found in Fes El Bali, or the old part of Fes.
1-The Royal Palace:
With our Morocco 8-day itinerary, you will see one of the king’s 12 palaces, known as Ksars. You may also hear the palace referred to as Dar al-Makhzen. It was created in the 1960s and has seven golden gates and doors, making it an excellent location for photographs.
We will take you on a panoramic view of the ancient Medina from the Borj Nord fort. It was built by the Saadi dynasty in 1582, and it was based on Portuguese forts from the 1600s.
3-Poetry “Mosaic” collaboration:
Following the Nordborj excursion, we will go to the Mosaic cooperative. It will be mind-boggling to witness how they produce the pottery, and if you want to take any home with you, Fes is renowned for it.
4-The Blue Gate, Bab Boujloud:
The ancient Medina of Fes, also known as Fes El Bali, is enclosed by a wall and has 11 gates. The main entrance is known as Bab Boujloud, or the Blue Gate, after Abu al Junud, which means “Father of the Troops.” I should add that the gate was constructed in 1913.
The Attarine Madrassa was founded in 1323 by the Marinid ruler Uthman II Abu Said. Its design made it renowned, and it is one of the most significant architectural achievements of the Marinid. Attarine is derived from the word “attr,” which means spice trader.
6-The University of Al Qarawiyyin:
If you happen to be in Fes, then you should not miss visiting Al Qarawiyyin University, popularly known as Al Karaouine. It is both a university and a mosque that teaches the sacred Quran. It is also one of the world’s oldest universities, predating the Alma Mater Studiorum in Bologna, Italy. In 859, a lady named Fatima El Fihri erected it as a mosque. Then it was transformed into a university.
The leather is manufactured in Fes, and there are three primary tanneries. The tannery of Chouara, on the other hand, is the finest and most frequented. It was established in the 11th century and is where they barefoot tread skins in the dyeing pit.
Chefchaouen’s blue pearl:
Chefchaouen, Chaouen, Morocco’s blue city. It was established in 1471 by Sherif Moulay Ali Ben Rachid. The city is located in the Rif Mountains, between two large hills fashioned like a goat’s horn. As a result, the name Chefchaouen derives from the Berber word Iskaouen, which means “horns.”
The first structure, around the size of a Kasbah, was constructed to stave against a Portuguese invasion. Chefchaouen was colored blue in 1492 by the Ghomara “Rif indigenous,” the Jews, and the Spanish. There are several theories regarding why Chefchaouen was painted blue; some claim it was to keep mosquitos away. Others, on the other hand, claim it was tinted like the sky.
Chefchaouen is one of the greatest locations to visit in Morocco, with numerous things to see and do.
1-Kasbah Ethnographic Museum.
This was Chaouen’s initial structure; it is now an art museum with numerous photographs of Chefchaouen. It’s also where you’ll discover a lot of historical information concerning the Portuguese invasion. It includes around 11 towers, some of which may be ascended to provide a panoramic view of the city. It is located in the square of Wtat Lhmam.
2-The River Ras El Ma:
Ras El Ma is a little waterfall around 5 meters high. It’s a great place to relax, and some women from the area come here to let tourists take pictures of them in their traditional clothes.
3-Walking across the city:
Still, the greatest thing to do in Chefchaouen is to walk about the city; there are numerous stores selling local goods. I should not add that many visitors travel to Chefchaouen to readily get narcotics.
4-Trek to the Spanish Church
If you like climbing and seeing the sunset, you should ascend to the Spanish church. There is a way to get there from the Ras El Ma river. From the top, you can not only see a wide view of Chaouen, but also a beautiful sunset.
Rabat, Morocco’s capital:
Rabat is Morocco’s capital city and one of the country’s four imperial cities, along with Fes, Marrakech, and Meknes. The Almohad dynasty constructed it in 1146. It is also the seventh biggest city in Morocco, having a population of 580,000 in 2014, according to the statistics. Morocco is divided into 12 regions, with Rabat included in the Rabat-Sale-Kenitra area. There are several places to see and experience when traveling. To begin with, the Hassan Tower Mosque is a popular tourist destination; it was completed in 1195 by Yaqub al-Mansur, the third caliph of Almohad. This individual aims to construct the world’s biggest mosque, with 86 minarets. However, he died in 1199 before completing it. It’s now just 44 meters tall, approximately half of what he intended, and it’s a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The second attraction to see in Rabat is Les Oudayas Kasbah, which was erected in the 12th century. It was a haven for Arab Andalusians and several Arab tribes. It is also one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Casablanca, the commercial capital:
Casablanca was founded in the seventh century as Morocco’s commercial and greatest metropolis, with an area of 220 km2. It also had a population of 3.36 million people in 2014. Because Morocco was under French administration, most cities in Morocco, including Casablanca, were built in the Morish style.
Casablanca is well-known for its Hassan II Mosque, which is the largest in Morocco, the second in Africa, and the seventh in the world. It boasts one of the world’s highest minarets, reaching 210 metres (690 feet). The French company Bouygues erected it in 1989. It was also designed by Michel Pinseau. Furthermore, most Moroccan mosques do not allow visitors to enter inside. This mosque, on the other hand, welcomes guests to explore it.
Casablanca is the last destination on our 8-day Morocco tour from Casablanca.
Related tours to our Morocco itinerary 8 days:
Different cities in Morocco are included in our tailor-made itineraries. But if you want to organize your own, just let us know.