Morocco Family Holiday

8 Days | Take the whole family to Morocco, a real feast for the senses

5 out of 5 based on 58 reviews submitted.
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Imagine a country with the charisma of Europe, the passion of Africa and the charm of the Middle East – a place where ancient cultures are intertwined with dramatic landscapes and time-worn medinas. Now, the whole family can fall under Morocco’s spell on this eight-day adventure from magical Marrakech to the old pirate port of Essaouira, covering everything from camel-clad deserts to ocean beaches along the way. So, whether it’s in spice-infused back alleys, among crumbling Roman ruins or below the snow-capped Atlas Mountains – the allure of Morocco will prove impossible to ignore.

Trip overview

Map of Morocco Family Holiday including Morocco
Start
Marrakech, Morocco
Finish
Marrakech, Morocco
Theme
Family
Destinations
Morocco
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 5
Group size
Min 2 - Max 18
Trip code
XMFE
This trip generates 37 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
  • Sip sweet mint tea in rural villages, see goats climbing trees in the desert and tap your foot to traditional Amazigh musicians in Marrakech – Morocco is a real treat for the senses!
  • Adventure into the Atlas Mountains and stay with a local family for an insight into traditional Moroccan life.
  • With French, Portuguese and Jewish influences, Essaouira is about as exotic as it gets. Feast on freshly caught seafood, explore unique art galleries and be dazzled by a blue-specked townscape.
  • Witness the magnificent rolling waves of the Atlantic Ocean from the back of a camel.

Is this trip right for you?
  • A camel trek along the Atlantic Ocean (Day 5) is a highlight of the trip for many travellers. But if you'd rather not ride a camel, you can always walk alongside the camels instead. It's a gentle, relaxing walk of about an hour each way.
  • The walk to the homestay in the High Atlas Mountains can be hard in some places. Please talk to your leader if you would like to opt to travel on the back of a mule for this portion of the trip.
  • Summer temperatures in Morocco can get very hot. If you're travelling in the warmer months, be sure to wear layers, use sun protection and drink plenty of water. Nights can get quite cold, so warm clothes are essential.
  • 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, please take this into consideration if you or your child suffer from motion sickness.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2025 to 31 December 2025.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2024 - 31 December 2024

Map of Morocco Family Holiday including Morocco

Inclusions

Meals

7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners

Transport

Minivan

Accommodation

Hotel (6 nights), Gite (1 night)

Activities
  • Armed - Bread cooking demonstration
  • Taroudant – Local Lunch
  • Taroudant – Donkey Ride
  • Sidi Kaouki - Camel Ride
  • Marrakech - Medina walking tour
Add on activities
  • Marrakech - A Taste Of Marrakech: Inside the Medina Urban Adventure - MAD605
  • Marrakech - Luxury Spa Hammam & Massage - MAD750

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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 2 (Aroumd) 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

5 out of 5 based on 58 reviews submitted.
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Becca · Traveled April 2024
I went on this trip with my two lads and they said that it was the best holiday that they have ever had. We loved the country and found the people so welcoming and friendly. It was a great mixture of city life, peaceful mountain scenery and relaxation on the Atlantic coast. So much was packed into one week and yet the pace felt relaxed and enjoyable. I hope to see some more of Morocco one day, such a beautiful country, and our guide, Mohammed Azabi, was fabulous, so gentle, kind and knowledgeable.
Review submitted 12 Apr 2024

Hilery · Traveled April 2024
I highly recommend this trip. I took my 12 year old granddaughter who absolutely loved it. It helped that there were others of her own age, and some slightly older who were more than willing to join in the fun and games. We were on the move all the time (motion sickness tablets recommended if in doubt - not least for the camel ride!). A pack of cards for the evenings worked brilliantly. All in all, a wonderful experience. Bring on the next one (while she still wants to come with her old granny!)
Review submitted 17 Apr 2024

Lorraine · Traveled February 2024
If you are on the fence about Morocco being suitable for young kids, don’t be. It’s wonderful, safe and fun.
Review submitted 22 Feb 2024

Deborah · Traveled February 2024
This was our first Intrepid adventure but won’t be our last. As a family with children aged 20, 17 and 12 it can be difficult to find a trip or activities that suits everyone but we found it in our Morocco holiday. Every day was full of excitement and new experiences. We had great fun with our fellow travelers and an excellent leader in Ibrahim. From our mountain stay, donkey and camel rides, to the different environments of Marrakech and Essaouira, we had an amazing time.
Review submitted 22 Feb 2024

Jason · Traveled February 2024
I can highly recommend the Moroccan Family tour with Intrepid. Great itinerary providing an opportunity to see loads of this country even in just 7 days. Our tour leader (Ismail) was fantastic and took us places to visit which we would have missed plus managed everyone really well. We also had a separate driver with the bus for the entire trip. I would do it all again!
Review submitted 18 Feb 2024
Morocco Family Holiday
From
EUR €557