Best of Morocco Family Holiday

12 Days | Take in the sights, sounds and spices that keep travellers coming back to Morocco again and again

4.8 out of 5 based on 17 reviews submitted.
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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 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.

Trip overview

Map of Best Of Morocco Family Holiday including Morocco
Start
Casablanca, Morocco
Finish
Marrakech, Morocco
Theme
Family
Destinations
Morocco
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 5
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
XMFB
This trip generates 41 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • 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.

Is this trip right for you?
  • The weather in Morocco can be extreme. Summer temperatures can be uncomfortably hot, especially for those who aren't accustomed to the heat, so please consider what time of year you travel carefully. If you do travel in the warmer months, pack layers to cover you from the sun, bring the necessary sun protection and drink plenty of water.
  • On Day 6, the group will take a camel trek through the Sahara. You will set off from your camp on the edge of a desert and loop back. This is a great way to experience the desert, but if you'd prefer, it's possible to walk alongside the caravan on the sand for about an hour. The walk is not very demanding, so a basic level of fitness is fine.
  • There are some long travelling days on this trip as we cover a great deal of land. The road to the High Atlas Mountains is very windy, so please take this into consideration if you or your child suffers from motion sickness.

Itinerary

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Inclusions

Meals

11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners

Transport

Minivan, Train

Accommodation

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

Activities
  • 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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Important notes

1. Please note that these trips are for adults and children travelling together and there must be at least one child under 18 with you.
2. Minimum age for children on this trip is 5 years old. Please note that anyone aged under 18 must be accompanied by (and share accommodation with) a parent or legal guardian.
3. A discount of 10% applies on this trip to children 17 years and under at time of travel.
4. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Day 6 (Desert Camp) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
5. While Wi-Fi is available in our hotels it is important to note that wi-fi works best in the hotel foyer and will be very slow in the rooms. An easier option may be to purchase a SIM card in Morocco to stay connected.
6. Ramadan is an exciting time to travel through Morocco but there are also a few things to bear in mind. Meal times will be a lot later than you may be used to, in particular dinner. You will find restaurants will open at 7–7.30 pm in the evening for dinner. Which will mean your family may not be eating dinner until 8–8.30 pm. Likewise breakfast may not start until 7 am. As you travel through the countryside there will be limited small road side cafes to stop at. Your leader will pre-plan where to stop to ensure families have access to snacks and bathroom stops along the way. Morocco is a Muslim country therefore alcohol is not readily available, particularly during Ramadan.

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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 17 reviews submitted.
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Irene · Traveled December 2023
The Best of Morocco Family trip was a trip of a lifetime for my family. This rich cultural experience will forever impact my two young girls-exposing them not only to a rich experience but also a glimpse of what responsible traveling and building communities can be.
Review submitted 02 Jan 2024

Rachel · Traveled December 2023
This trip is an amazing introduction to travel for your little ones. Everyone in Morocco was so friendly and welcoming!
Review submitted 29 Dec 2023

Jennifer · Traveled September 2023
While this trip offered a lot of sights in a 10 day timeframe, some very cool such as the camel ride in the desert (a definite highlight!) the level of interactive activities outside of that combined with driving time do not make this a family friendly trip in my opinion. Morocco is a beautiful country, so I understand why the many stops, but I would recommend this as an adult trip!
Review submitted 10 Oct 2023

Sarah · Traveled September 2023
The Morocco family tour we attended in September was an incredible experience for myself and my 12 years old son. We learnt and saw so much of Morocco, and we were surprised each day by the beauty and history of the county. Our leader was exceptional in his knowledge and ability leading our group through Morocco. This was an experience we will never forget and I’m so glad we took the plunge and experienced Morocco with Intrepid.
Review submitted 28 Sep 2023

Steve · Traveled September 2023
Please,please consider this trip. We are a family of 2 adults and 2 daughters(14&13) Morocco is a wonderful,interesting,eye opening destination for a family. Completely safe. But what the best was,our guide,Mohamed Inti. His level of care,knowledge and interaction with group and the children was outstanding.
Review submitted 26 Sep 2023
Best of Morocco Family Holiday
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EUR 927 €