Morocco Family Holiday

8 Days | Take the whole family on an action-packed tour of Morocco

4.9 out of 5 based on 46 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 give a glimpse into imperial cities of the past. Now, the whole family can fall under Morocco’s spell on an action-packed adventure from magical Marrakech to the old pirate port of Essaouira, covering everything from camel-clad deserts to pristine beaches along the way. So whether it’s in spice-infused back alleys or among crumbling Roman ruins – the allure of Morocco will prove impossible to ignore.

Please note: This trip is currently being rerouted to avoid the Atlas Mountains. The effected areas will be replaced with equivalent experiences or destinations. For more information, visit intrepidtravel.com/travel-alerts

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 16
Trip code
XMFE
This trip generates 36.53 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
  • Morocco is a real feast for the senses. Sip sweet mint tea in rural villages, see goats climbing trees in the desert, and tap your foot to traditional Amazigh musicians in Marrakech.
  • With French, Portuguese and Jewish influences, Essaouira is about as exotic as it gets. Feast on fresh-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.
  • Wander the iconic Djemaa el-Fna Square in Marrakech, one of the largest public squares in the world, and discover why this place has so many people talking.
  • Enjoy every day with a local leader who knows all the best spots, all the secrets and has all the best recommendations.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Education for All. Donations help them support 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?
  • A camel trek along the Atlantic Ocean 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.
  • 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.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2023 to 31 December 2023.

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

Map of Morocco Family Holiday including Morocco

Inclusions

Meals

7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

Minivan

Accommodation

Hotel (6 nights), Gite (1 night)

Activities
  • Armed - Bread cooking demonstration
  • Tinmel - Tinmel Mosque
  • Sidi Kaouki - Camel Ride
  • Taroudant Tannery
  • Marrakech - Medina walking tour
Add on activities
  • Donkey ride - MAD100
  • 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

4.9 out of 5 based on 46 reviews submitted.
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Marina · Traveled October 2023
Review submitted 28 Oct 2023

Emma · Traveled October 2023
Amazing trip. Our guide Hassan was excellent.
Review submitted 28 Oct 2023

Emellia · Traveled October 2023
A fabulous group trip that meant we made the most of the week we had available and saw some incredible sights and had some unforgettable experiences with a lovely bunch of like minded people. Worth enquiring to see what the age range of other children in the group already booked are - we were lucky that most of ours were similar age but with the age range 5-18 it could have been harder if they were further apart in age.
Review submitted 29 Oct 2023

Tim and Janelle · Traveled August 2023
(Already posted!!) A well balanced tour with mountains, plains and ocean. Our kids were kept active with the hike, walking, swimming and impromptu soccer! We appreciated learning about the rich history and customs while seeing modernization with irrigation and solar. We absolutely loved the people we met along the way including our wonderful tour guide, professional driver, humble homestay hosts, meek demonstration hosts, and extremely fun tour families! We learned that drinking juice and pop does help with hydration in the summer extreme heat. Toilet paper and sanitizer could be your friend but so worth the adventure! Bring tip money! One wish...a way for our family to give back to the communities we experienced (ex. schools supplies, soccer balls etc). Maybe even to visit a rural school. Overall, an amazing experience! Highly recommend!!
Review submitted 02 Sep 2023

Tim · Traveled August 2023
Our Canadian family of 6 had the pleasure of doing an Intrepid tour through Marrakesh, Taroudant, Agar, and Essaouira. We absolutely loved it. Our guide Mohamed was genuine and knowledgeable and we enjoyed our group and of course the variety in scenery and culture. The Atlas Mountains provided us a real personal touch as we stayed with local families. Our hearts go out to them as we've heard of the earthquake.
Review submitted 19 Sep 2023
Morocco Family Holiday
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USD $680