See the Marvels of Morocco on this exciting family vacation

Travel to Morocco on an incredible holiday which journeys through ancient cities, medieval bazaars, Roman ruins, desert plains and verdant mountains. Be mesmerised by the medieval city of Fes; wander beautifully preserved Roman ruins in Volubilis, imagining what life was like 2,0000 years ago; ride atop a camel through the Sahara Desert, camping under a world of stars; explore the breathtaking Todra Gorge; take gentle walks through valleys in the Atlas Mountains; get tongue-tide by Ait Benhaddou's movie star good looks; hone bargaining skills in Marrakech's electric souq; and finish this once-in-a-lifetime adventure through this ancient land in the beautiful port town of Essaouira.

Start
Fes, Morocco
Finish
Marrakech, Morocco
Countries
Morocco
Themes
Explorer, Family
Code
XFFM
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 7
Group size
Min 5, Max 16
Carbon offset
0kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Discover the maze of narrow lanes in the old pirate's hideout of Essaouira

Itinerary

Arrive in the city of Fes and feel transported back in time in this medieval city. Take a walking tour through the medina, visit the Jewish Quarter, wander past the Royal Palace and witness a myriad of beautiful mosques and fascinating twisting alleyways. Spend a day in Volubilis and be spellbound by the ancient Roman ruins that stand beautifully preserved by the dry desert air. Then travel to Meknes to visit the old Bab Mansour medina and a wealth of historical sites that give an insight into what life was like over 2,000 years ago.
Travel across the cedar-clad mountains and into the desert to the old garrison town of Erfoud - the sunset over the desert dunes is an extraordinary experience.
Spend a relaxing day sipping mint tea among the peacefulness of the Merzouga dunes, part of the beguiling Sahara Desert.
Watch a stirring sunrise over the desert. Take a camel trek to a desert camp and spend the evening listening to music, dining on traditional Moroccan food and sleeping in Bedouin-style tents.
Take a walk through the atmospheric Todra Gorge region with deserted kasbahs, mud-brick villages and friendly locals shepherding their herds.
Visit Dades Gorge then head to Boutaghrar, our base in the Atlas Mountains. Spend two days exploring gentle mountain tracks through the Mgoun Valley and Valley of the Roses. Take your time - and the opportunity to explore villages and stop at the many spectacular views of this timeless region.
This alluring city is home to some of the best preserved kasbahs in Morocco. It's a joy to wander around this hill town with its red-earth walls, crumbling towers and feeling as if time stood still.
Drive across the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass, through the dramatic High Atlas Mountains, to the alluring city of Marrakech. There is much to see in this town dating from the 11th century - vibrant souqs, twisting alleyways, atmospheric cafes, the renowned Koutoubia Minaret and famous Djemaa el-Fna square.
Take a morning walking tour of Marrakech's city centre and enchanting souq. Head to the beautiful seaside town of Essaouira - once a pirates' hideout! This labyrinthine city centre is surrounded by defensive battlements and fortresses that look out over the ocean, which are wonderful places to explore with the kids.
Perhaps explore Palais de la Bahia and step into Morocco's royal past, wander the souq in search of a unique souvenir or relax in a café in Djemma el-Fna and watch the world go by.
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Inclusions

Meals
14 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
Transport
Minibus
Accommodation
Desert camp (1 night), Gite (2 nights), Guesthouse (1 night), Hotel (10 nights)
Included activities
  • Day walks in Atlas Mountains & Valley of Roses
  • Entrance to Volubilis
  • Guided walking tour around Marrakech
  • Overnight camel safari
  • Visit to the Kasbah

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Important notes

Age restrictions apply to this trip: minimum age 7.

Trip notes

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