Morocco Family Holiday

TOTAL TRIP:

15 Days Itinerary

TOUR TYPE:

Private

PLACES VISITED:

Fes, Meknes, Marrakech, Essaouira, Ouarzazate, Merzouga, High Atals, Ourika Valley

DEPARTURE DATES:

Flexible dates

Overview

At Amazing Morocco, we understand that each family is different and has different needs. We are dedicated to creating truly unique, tailor-made family holidays that will both excite and enrich you and your family. From discovering the culture and history of North Africa to activities that will excite young and old alike, we have the perfect holiday for you. With a range of carefully selected hotels and resorts, our experts can craft a holiday experience that all ages will remember. From exploring the historic imperial cities, to camel riding at sunset in the desert, to learning to surf or bike ride in the Atlas Mountains, and much more, a custom holiday in Morocco is the perfect way to bond with your family.

Experience Morocco’s classic sights and sounds on this 15-day family tour! Explore the dazzling Imperial Cities of Marrakech, Fes, Rabat, and Meknes, as well as Chefchaouen, the captivating blue town. Then, for a truly unforgettable experience, stay in a luxurious Berber camp in the Sahara Desert. This is the perfect way to experience the beauty and culture of Morocco from one place to the next!

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DAY 1 Arrival to Marrakech

Welcome to Morocco! As you make your way to Marrakech, you will be met by your driver who will take you to your hotel for check-in. The driver will give you a brief introduction to the rest of your stay in the country. After that, you can do what ever you’d like. You may want to kick off your tour of the captivating city or just lounge around and get to know the features of your lodging.

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DAY 2 Marrakech City Tour

After enjoying a delicious breakfast, you will embark on a guided tour of Marrakech. You will begin with a stunning morning excursion to Jack Majorelle gardens, featuring a plethora of botanic and exotic plants from around the world, highlighted by the vibrant indigo blue. The 19th Century Bahia Palace is next on your list, with its remarkable mosaics, stucco, and curious tales of its Grand Visir’s four wives and twenty four concubines. You will then move to the magnificent Saadian Tombs, the royal necropolis of the 17th century. Finally, you will explore the bustling souks of Marrakech with its myriad of smells, colors, and items before arriving at Jemaa lfena square – an animated area with its street performers of snake charmers, monkeys, food stalls, and musicians.

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DAY 3 Day Trip to the Atlas Mountains

Today, you will leave the lively atmosphere of Marrakech to experience a refreshing escape to the Atlas Mountains. This Day Trip is the perfect opportunity to witness the scenic beauty of the National Park of Toubkal. The drive will take you through lush valleys populated with various Berber villages, offering awe-inspiring views of the countryside’s abundance of green oak and cypress vegetation. Asni Ouirgane day trip will then lead you over a mountain pass to reach Ouirgane and its canyons of Oued N’Fis. You will have the opportunity to stop and admire the picturesque panoramas before finally reaching Imlil Toubkal, which holds the title of the highest peak in northern Africa and the second highest on the continent, after Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Equipped with comfortable shoes, you may join your tour guide on a pleasant hike through the splendid Berber villages of the area. By the late afternoon, you will be back in the bustling city of Marrakech.

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DAY 4 Marrakech – Ait Benhdaou – Ouarzazate – Skoura

Embark on an unforgettable journey with our Morocco tour operator as we venture into the scenic Haouz Plain. We’ll travel across the impressive Atlas Mountains and be captivated by the panoramic views from the Tizi N’Tichka pass. The descent will lead us to the enchanting adobe villages of the desert, where we’ll encounter the famed Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a magnificent fortress, recognized as a location for Game of Thrones scenes. We’ll have the opportunity to explore its charms and indulge in a delightful lunch before continuing our journey to Ouarzazate, fondly dubbed as the “Hollywood of Morocco”. We’ll visit the 17th-century Taourirt Kasbah, which has remained untouched and was even used as a backdrop for iconic movies such as Gladiator and Prince of Persia. Our journey concludes in the lush oasis of Skoura, where we’ll spend the night, surrounded by beautiful landscapes and natural beauty. Book your tour with a trusted Moroccan travel agency and experience the best of this breathtaking country.

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DAY 5 Skoura – Dades & Todra Gorges – Merzouga Desert

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the stunning Dades Valley with a Morocco tour operator on this exciting day trip. Your adventure begins with a drive through the rocky terrain, past traditional kasbahs, and incredible natural wonders. The picturesque Todra Gorge will be your next stop, with its soaring canyon walls, crystal clear streams, and amazing scenery.

After lunch, continue on to Erfoud, a charming oasis town renowned for its unique artisan products made from fossils. From here, you’ll be heading to the crown jewel of your journey – the breathtaking Merzouga Sahara Desert. Take a camel ride guided by a Bedouin through the stunning sand dunes of the desert and spend an unforgettable night in a traditional Berber tent beneath the shimmering stars.

The highlight of the day is experiencing the magical sunset from the Merzouga dunes, an experience that will leave you with a feeling of calmness and liberation like no other. Book your trip with a Moroccan travel agency and discover the natural wonders of Morocco in comfort and style.

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DAY 6 Merzouga – Midelt – Ifrane - Fez

You can start your day early and view the breathtaking sunrise as it glimmers in your memory. After your breakfast, you will journey to the village of Merzouga and be amazed by the beauty of the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Your driver will take you to the historical city of Fez, traversing the Ziz Valley, abundant with palm trees, and through the gorges of Oued Ziz. As you travel, you will find yourself passing the edge of the Cedar Forest, inhabited by Barbary Apes, close to Azrou, the “Rock” of Berber culture. After passing through Ifrane, a city with alpine charm and order, you will arrive in Fes for the night.

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DAY 7 Fes City Tour

On your guided tour of Fez, the medieval medina and the old imperial city with its over 9000 winding alleys, you will be dazzled by the Royal Palace Gate, get spectacular views of the southern tower of the city, visit a pottery cooperative to see the making of Moroccan mosaics, and explore the narrow alleyways filled with market stalls and locals. You’ll visit a Koranic school and the Nejjarine fountain, and have the exciting opportunity to witness the leather tanning process. Afterwards, you’ll have some time to grab a bite of the local cuisine, and the rest of the day will be yours to enjoy at leisure.

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DAY 8 Day at Leisure in Fez

Today is a day to take charge of your itinerary. Start your morning off by exploring the intricacies of the old medina or learning to make some of the local dishes. In the afternoon, spend some time unwinding at your hotel, or treat yourself to a traditional hammam and spa session.

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DAY 9 Fez – Meknes – Volubilis – Chefchaouen

We set out from Fez – an ancient city renowned for its history – to explore the wondrous Imperial City of Meknes. From the ancient ramparts that encircle the Medina to the awe-inspiring Bab Mansour Gate of 1732, this regal city will amaze as much as it leaves you in wonder. From here, we will visit the Sahrij Swani granary, where grain and water have been stored away and 12000 horses kept. Of course, Meknes is also famous for its production of olive oil and olives, and you may sample some of the finest varieties in the local Lahdime market. After lunch, we’ll move on to Volubilis, the UNESCO-listed Roman site, where you may admire exquisite mosaics, Latin inscriptions, and many other artworks. Finally, we’ll conclude our day with a visit to the charming blue town of Chefchaouen, tucked away in the rugged Rif Mountains.

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DAY 10 Discover Chefchaouen

Discover Chefchaouen, the picturesque Moroccan city tucked away beneath the Rif Mountains. Take in the spectacular view of white homes with red tile roofs, all adorned with striking shades of blue. Learn about the culture from a friendly local guide, uncovering the Arab-Andalusian art and architecture along the way. Stop at the 14th-century fortress and the Outa Hammam Square before making your way to the Ras El Maa spring. Admire the narrow, winding laneways and the magnificent fountains, squares and ovens as you journey through the city. Finally, be captivated by the incredible mountain views, watermills and natural pools of this remarkable destination.

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DAY 11 Chefchaouen – Tangier

Following breakfast, we will continue our journey to the Northern city of Tangier. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and the iconic Strait of Gibraltar – a great place to take pictures. Meander through the Kasbah district next to the harbor and make your way to the old Medina. Wander among the winding alleyways, decorated with unique and colorful doors, both old and new. Pass the Grand Sacco and the Petit Sacco with its interesting array of boutique hotels and Riads. This renowned destination has enticed a plethora of renowned artists such as Matisse, Camille Saint Saens, Paul Bowles and William Burroughs. Don’t forget to pay respects to the beloved Ibn Battouta, who made this destination his home.

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DAY 12 Tangier – Rabat – Casablanca

Today we depart from the port of Tangier, the gate of Africa, toward Rabat – the city of gardens. A dynamic blend of the ancient and modern, Rabat is surrounded by vibrant hills and mountains, and features elegant gardens, luxurious stores, and a proliferation of flowers. The old city, or Medina, reminiscent of its centuries-old beginnings, holds the majestic Hassan Tower Minaret. We will explore the remarkable Mohamed V Mausoleum, the 12th century Kasbah of Oudaya with its breathtaking white-and-blue buildings overlooking the Atlantic coast and the Bouragrag River, and the Mechouar’s ramparts encircling the Royal Palace. Afterwards, we set off for Casablanca, the economic capital.

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DAY 13 Casablanca – Marrakech

Begin your day with a hearty breakfast before embarking on a journey around the captivating city of Casablanca. Here, you will find a magnificent combination of Art Deco and Neo-Moorish architectural delights, stretching over expansive boulevards. The exceptional Hassan II Mosque, one of the largest religious monuments in the world, is a must-see. Then visit the majestic square of Mohammed V, the UN Place, Anfa’s residential district, and be sure to check out the Royal Palace located on the shoreline. End the day with a leisurely stroll along the city’s Corniche, where the vibrant nightlife meets the seascape. Later, you will leave for the “pink city” of Marrakech.

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DAY 14 Marrakech At Leisure

Today is your chance to pick your perfect experience! You can take a hot air balloon ride, join a cooking class, explore the countryside on a quad bike, indulge in a relaxing wellness and spa afternoon, browse the mazes of colourful souks for souvenirs, or simply relax at the hotel. The choice is yours!

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DAY 15 Marrakech Airport

Transfer to Marrakech international airport for your journey home, after an unforgettable family vacation that you’ll remember for a lifetime.

Highlights

  • Visit the old medina of Marrakech: The bustling markets and narrow streets of the medina are a sensory overload, with colorful goods, street performers, and food stalls. Kids will love the excitement and energy, and parents can shop for souvenirs.
  • Take a camel ride: A classic Moroccan experience, a camel ride through the desert is an unforgettable adventure for the whole family.
  • Explore the Atlas Mountains: The stunning mountain range offers hiking opportunities for all levels, as well as scenic drives and small villages to discover.
  • Visit the coastal city of Essaouira: This laid-back city has a beautiful beach, old fortifications to explore, and a bustling fishing port.
  • Take a cooking class: Moroccan cuisine is delicious and full of flavors that kids will love. Many cooking schools offer family-friendly classes that include learning to make traditional dishes like tagine.
  • Visit a Berber village: Meet the locals and learn about their traditional way of life in a rural Berber village. Kids will love seeing how people live differently from them.
  • Relax in a riad: A traditional Moroccan guesthouse, riads are usually centered around a courtyard with a pool or garden. They offer a calm and relaxing oasis from the busy streets outside.

 

What's included

  • Private air-conditioned vehicle
  • knowledgeable, certified tour guide
  • Private English-speaking driver
  • Premium-class accommodation
  • Daily breakfasts and some dinners
  • 4 wheels drive to Merzouga Dunes
  • Camel trek
  • Entrance fees to historical sites and museums
  • Departure transfer

Prices

Prices are on request and depend on your chosen accommodation, services, and time of travel.

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