Start planning your one week tour to Morocco
Morocco is the land of colour and life and there is no better place to spend a one week holiday than exploring the winding streets of its cities, the vast dunes of its deserts or the warm waters of its beaches. Whether you’re after an adventurous trip or a chance to relax and treat yourself, you won’t be disappointed by your time here and you’ll be looking forward to your next trip as soon as your 7 days are over.
Best things to see and do for one week in Morocco
What to see in one week
A one week itinerary in Morocco has to start with a visit to the capital city of Marrakech. Here you can wander freely through narrow and ancient streets and be met with an immersive experience into Moroccan life and culture, from the smells, sights, tastes and sense of history that you will come across. Explore medinas, palaces and mosques before stopping to grab a bite to eat or some souvenirs in a ‘souk’ or market. Casablanca is another must see city, with classic architecture and an incredible atmosphere that you will come to love as you relax in the warm sun or explore the stunning neighbourhoods here. Visit the Hassan II Mosque while you’re there, which is located right on the waterfront, for a spectacular sight. Next, move on the the famous blue city of Chefchaouen, where you will be able to enjoy restaurants, bars and hotels set into a background that is almost entirely painted a vibrant blue colour. To see some of Morocco’s interesting history visit Ouarzazate and climb up to the Taourirt Kasbah Palace, seeing carpet makers and traditional houses along the way. From the top, if it’s a clear day, you will be able to enjoy views of the High Atlas Mountains.
What to do in one week
There is no shortage of activities to choose from on a week long trip to Morocco and you’ll find something to suit everyone’s needs. Explore Tangier, with its cafés and medinas, perfect for relaxed sightseeing. For the more active visitors, why not try windsurfing in the world famous windsurf spot at Essaouira? Surfing is also a popular choice, since the waters are warm and the conditions perfect. Head to Taghazout for the perfect introduction to this sport and incredible surf for seasoned pros too. Agadir is known for its golf courses and you’ll love playing in the warm sun until to evening, when you can enjoy a sunset over the course. Lastly, why not go off the beaten track on a trip to the desert? You can explore on camelback, by jeep or even by quad bike before spending the night in a specially designed desert camp complete with traditional food cooked over a barbeque and traditional music played by a bedouin band. Merzouga is the perfect place to enjoy sand dunes as well as the desert lake, Srji Lake with its array of birdlife.
Best time to travel to Morocco for a week
Morocco’s climate makes it the perfect place to spend 7 days, no matter what time of year you come. Visiting during winter means cooler weather but you’ll still be able to enjoy the sunshine as you see the sites or even enjoy the coast. During the warmer summer months the weather can become very hot and you may have to limit sightseeing to the cooler mornings or evenings. If you’re after a beach holiday then the summer is the best time to visit and despite larger crowds and slightly higher prices, you’ll love swimming in the warm waters and relaxing in the hot sunny climate. Whenever you decide to visit Morocco, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable time in this stunning destination.