The Perfect 1 Week in Morocco
This was my third time in Morocco in 3 years (can you tell I really like this place!?) and after these three experiences, I feel that I came up with the right 1 week Morocco itinerary. Now I would like to note: this itinerary doesn’t include Marrakech which honestly, deserves its own trip. But the rationale I didn’t include it during this itinerary is because we only had every week to travel and that I feel this route make the simplest use of some time and allows you to really experience Morocco’s diversity and see tons in one trip!
So here it’s, my 1 Week Morocco Itinerary:
Day 1 and 2: Fes
Start by flying into Fes and book yourself a standard riad on Booking because this is often handily the simplest thanks to staying in Fes! Not only does one get to sleep amongst incredible architecture but they often accompany a guard and staff who will assist you with whatever you would like and lots of accompanying a delicious traditional breakfast within the price, as ours did. Our Booking was stunning and if you’d wish to book it, check it out here! Bonus points if you book a riad with a rooftop so you’ll enjoy a tremendous view of the medina 🙂
Once you’ve rested and are ready for a full day of exploring, placed on some good walking shoes and hire an area guide to assist you to navigate the maze that’s the medina of Fes! Fes is home to the most important medina within the world so trust me once I say having a guide is going to be a lifesaver.
The first thing on the list should be visiting the tanneries of Fes. The tanneries are an excellent thanks to witnessing one among the oldest practices in Morocco, and study how they naturally tan and die the leather that’s sold within the markets with flowers. But beware, the tanneries smell pretty bad so confirm to bring a shawl to hide your nose!
Next, it’s time to explore the local artisan shops, since Fes is that the artisan capital of Morocco and there’s no better place to try to to it! You don’t need to buy anything when visiting these shops, but if you opt to form sure that you simply bargain. I like to recommend paying about half the worth they begin out at, but also take into consideration the quantity of your time and skill that goes into these beautiful handcrafts.
The other highlight of Fes is its stunning architecture… and there’s many it! Below is that the Royal Palace, which has a number of the foremost beautiful architecture in Fes. This was one of my favorite places to shoot and was surprisingly not crowded!
At the top of the day, head to the highest of the town to require within the view over Fes. you’ll walk over here but it’s quite hiking, so if you’re not within the mood for a workout you’ll hire a taxi or driver to require you over here 🙂
Where to Stay
Where To Eat
Cafe Clock ($)
The Ruined Garden ($)
Medina Social Club ($-$$)
Day 3 and 4: Desert Camel Tour
If there’s one takeaway from this blog, I hope it’s that you simply don’t come to Morocco without experiencing the sweetness of the Sahara. I’ve been on two desert tours within the desert now, and both times were incredibly magical and peaceful experiences! From Fez, you’ll do a 2-day camel tour to Merzouga, which is that the most iconic a part of the Sahara with bright red sand dunes.
It’ll be a lengthy 7 hour approximately drive bent the desert, but you’ll have many stops along the thanks to eating and stretch your legs. And once you arrive, you’ll get to rest and relax with some mint tea before starting your hour-long camel ride at sunset to the desert camp!
One of the simplest parts is you’ll get to prevent right before sunset to explore the dunes and take some photos, which I highly recommend!
At night you’ll have a delicious Moroccan meal then get to concentrate on the local Berber people play some music around a campfire under the celebs, which is an unforgettable experience. And if you’re like me, you’ll befriend the Berber guys and stay awake light lecture them and learning about each other’s lives 🙂
Day 5: Chefchaouen
I can’t express enough what proportion I loved exploring Chefchaouen, also referred to as the Blue Town! This place has been berating on social media and Pinterest and that I was a touch worried it might be crammed with tourists, and though there have been tons I felt you’ll still escape from the crowds and knowledge the peacefulness of this magical mountain town. It’s not very big so you don’t need much time to ascertain it, which is why I only have to be here for 1 day, but you’ll do more if you had the time!
We stayed at the cutest Hotel called La Petite Maison Blue with the sweetest host named Jawad. Staying here was one of the highlights of the trip for me! I feel one among the simplest parts of visiting Morocco is meeting amazing locals and getting a glimpse into their world and the way kind and generous they will be. How cute is that this home!? Brb, moving in.
Once you’ve dropped your bags go straight to hitting the streets and spend the entire day exploring! I ended up meeting an area shop owner who offered to point out us around and he ended up spending two hours taking us to all or any the prettiest spots in town, and that we just gave him some money for his time and took a glance at his to patronize the top. I never felt pressured during this town and located the people to be so nice!
Chefchaouen is additionally an excellent place to buy for handmade goods, which also are cheaper here than they’re in Marrakech or Chefchaouen!
Where to Stay
Where To Eat
Cafe Clock Chefchaouen ($)
Marisco Twins ($)
Pizzeria Mandala ($)
Day 6: Asilah
For our last stop, we traveled to Asilah, a little beach town just south of Tangier. I chose this town over Tangier because it’s more quiet and relaxing and features a beautiful medina right the ocean! We stayed at yet one more gorgeous Booking with the foremost beautiful architecture and style that was such a pleasant place to finish our trip. you’ll check it out here 🙂
I need to rent this lady to return decorate my future home because holy wow!
I didn’t take too many photos in Asilah because sometimes I prefer to place away from my camera and just absorb the place, but here is a couple of I snapped on my iPhone of the Greece-like white town!
And at the top of the day, head to the beach for sunset to enjoy the ocean and see the medina from the shore 🙂
Where to Stay
Where To Eat
La Perla del Atlantico ($)
Dar Al Maghrebia ($)
Day 7: Fly home from Tangier (TNG Ibn Battuta Airport)
Enjoy your last morning overlooking the ocean and have a soothing breakfast before flying home!
I hope you all found this guide helpful and please comment below if you use these tips for your own trip to Morocco!