Morocco Family Holiday

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

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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, 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 16
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
  • 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
  • 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 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.
  • 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 (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 Berber 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

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
  • Tinmel - Tinmel Mosque
  • 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

4.9 out of 5 based on 50 reviews submitted.
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Leslie · Traveled December 2023
Review submitted 31 Dec 2023

Mikayla · Traveled December 2023
Intrepid travel and our local guide made our family trip to Morocco the adventure of a lifetime! We were able to relax ,connect with local people, and enjoy the well-planned itinerary. We are already dreaming about our next trip with Intrepid!
Review submitted 25 Dec 2023

Sean · Traveled December 2023
HUGE thanks to our guide, Mohamed Inti, for making our family trip around Morocco so absolutely magical. We learned so much about the history, culture, and language during our trip. Mohamed took such amazing and tireless care of us, working around our son's severe food allergies and breaking through our daughter's usual shyness.
Review submitted 26 Dec 2023

Atticus · Traveled December 2023
We had a great time! Our tour guide, Mohamed Inti, was so kind and approachable. Every day, we got to do something fun and interesting. I also learned a lot of Arabic and about Moroccan culture. Overall, a great experience!
Review submitted 26 Dec 2023

Marina · Traveled October 2023
Review submitted 28 Oct 2023
Morocco Family Holiday
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