Best of Morocco Family Holiday

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Take your family to experience the best of Morocco's many highlights on this 12-day trip that’s perfect for kids and adults alike. Explore the rich history of Meknes, take part in a fun pottery class in bustling Fes, wander the streets of colourful medinas and witness one of the best sunsets of your life from a camel’s back in the Sahara Desert. From camels t...
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Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Very Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • After watching the sunset from the unique perspective of a camel’s back – spend an evening camping in the Sahara Desert, surrounded by windswept dunes under thousands of stars.
    • Explore the famous cities of Fes and Marrakech during guided tours where your local leader will give you a unique insight into the area – then, enjoy plenty of free time as a family to explore.
    • Adventure into the Atlas Mountains and stay with a traditional Amazigh family for an insight into authentic Moroccan life and culture – and a homecooked meal of local favourites.
    • The kids will love wandering the mystical alleyways of medieval Ait Benhaddou – can you spot which movies were filmed here?
    • Enjoy a pottery class from a local craftsman in Fes’ bustling medina and get your hands dirty as you make your own clay ceramic, all the while supporting the local artisans.
    • This trip directly supports Education for All, who provide an opportunity for girls in remote areas of Morocco to access education and prepare for successful careers. Donations help girls in the High Atlas Mountains through secondary school, bringing a generation of women out of the cycle of illiteracy, poverty and early marriage.

What's this trip about?

    Take your family to experience the best of Morocco's many highlights on this 12-day trip that’s perfect for kids and adults alike. Explore the rich history of Meknes, take part in a fun pottery class in bustling Fes, wander the streets of colourful medinas and witness one of the best sunsets of your life from a camel’s back in the Sahara Desert. From camels to donkeys, you’ll walk through quiet villages in the High Atlas Mountains and experience traditional Amazigh hospitality during a homestay in Imlil. Explore the seaside village of Essaouira, kick back on an optional beach day and then top it all off with colourful Marrakech, where you can dine on tasty street food from the bazaar and watch street performers from the famed Djemaa el-Fna.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIntimate group - max of 12 people
Age range5 years and up
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityCasablanca
End CityMarrakech

Travel Themes

  • Family Friendly

Destinations

  • Africa
  • Morocco

Attractions

  • Ait Benhaddou
  • Casablanca
  • Essaouira
  • Fes
  • Marrakech
  • Midelt

Trip includes

    • Meknes - Medina walking tour
    • Volubilis - Entrance and guided tour
    • Fes - Medina walking tour
    • Fes - Pottery making class with a local artisan
    • Midelt - walking tour Berrem village
    • Taroudant Tannery
    • Sahara Desert - Camel ride
    • Ait Benhaddou - Kasbah visit
    • Imlil - Donkey Ride to the village
    • Imlil - Bread making demontration
    • Essaouira - Leader-led orientation walk

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Day 1 Casablanca

Salaam Aleikum! Welcome to Casablanca, Morocco – a city modelled after Marseille and famous for its art deco buildings and, of course, the Humphrey Bogart and Ingred Berman classic. Your family adventure officially begins with a welcome meeting at 5 pm. If you have ti...

Day 2 Meknes

After breakfast this morning, you and the family will catch a train from Casablanca to Meknes – one of Morocco's four historical capital cities. Foreign trains are always exciting, especially for the kids, so why not play eye as you watch the scenery pass you by along...

Day 3 Fes

Travel through rolling hills and olive groves to the archaeological site of Volubilis this morning. This World Heritage site was once a provincial Roman capital, a distant outpost of the empire, and the remains are impressive to say the least. Take a tour around the r...

Day 4 Fes

After breakfast, take a guided walking tour of the Old City, known locally as Fes el Bali. Step back into the Middles Ages as you explore the labyrinth of the medina, which buzzes with craftspeople, markets, tanneries and mosques. This isn't your average shopping cent...

Day 5 Midelt

Today it's time to leave the city behind and head for the beauty of the Middle Atlas Mountains. Take a private transfer through fertile valleys, pine forests and barren, rocky landscapes. Tell the kids to look out for wandering nomadic shepherds as they tend to their ...

Day 6 Merzouga

This morning after breakfast, take a private transfer to the mighty Sahara, with plenty of chances to stop and take in the views of kasbahs and palmeries – lush valleys with date palms, fields and orchards. As you pass through towns like Erfoud and Rissani, you'll see...

Day 7 Ait Benhaddou

If you’re game, rise and shine early enough to catch sunrise over the dunes. This morning, take a scenic drive past ancient kasbahs, former military outposts, mountains, valleys and fields that will take you to Ait Benhaddou. For lunch, stop at Ouarzazate. Does it loo...

Day 8 Imlil

This morning after breakfast, make your way to the High Atlas Mountains, passing Tizi n'Tichka Pass (2260 metres above sea level!) and Toubkal National Park. Along the way, pass snow-capped mountains and valleys in full flower – there will be some great photo ops here...

Day 9 Essaouira

This morning, enjoy a bread making demonstration for breakfast and if the kids feel up to it, maybe an early morning walk around the village of Imlil. Head west towards the Atlantic Coast and the old fishing town of Essaouira – a city where the medina brushes up again...

Day 10 Essaouira

After breakfast, join your leader on a walk around the town. The remainder of today is free for you to explore Essaouira as a family. Everything in the small centre is within walking distance, and the coast is perfect for a beach day. Why not wander the harbour and it...

Day 11 Marrakech

Leaving Essaouira behind, journey inland to Marrakech. Enjoy an afternoon walking tour of the city centre with your leader when you arrive, taking in the main sights on your way to the sprawling Djemaa el-Fna Square and souq. As is usual in a souq, individual trades a...

Day 12 Marrakech

Your family adventure comes to an end this morning. There are no activities planned for the final day and you’re free to depart the accommodation at any time.

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Hotel (9 nights),Gite (1 night) Camping (1 night),

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All Intrepid Family trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders. The aim of the group leader is to assist your family to take the hassle out of your travels and help you have the best trip possible. Your leader will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for fun things to do and see - for both kids and parents, recommend great local eating venues that will even get the kids trying new things, and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. Our leaders are not babysitters on this trip - we leave that to you (the experts), but they will make sure that group members of all ages are able to explore their destination safely and with as much fun as possible. Our group leaders are not responsible for looking after children at any time and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times throughout this itinerary.
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Age Requirements
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Additional Information
Finish point Hotel Meriem 154, Med El Beqal Marrakech 40000 MOROCCO
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