Family trip – discover culture, mountains and beach – (8 days)

Take your whole family on an unforgettable trip to experience a different culture in beautiful and hospitable Morocco

Family trip – discover culture, mountains and beach

What could be more fun than discovering a new country together, with exciting adventures for both children and their parents? Our family trip will take you on a tour in beautiful Morocco. We will hike with mules through the Atlas Mountains, we will discover the old, mysterious souks and see some real snake-charmers at the famous Djnaa El-Fnaa square in Marrakech. Maybe your parent will even allow you to do the bargaining for your own souvernir. And don’t forget a camel ride and some relaxing at the beach. Our family trip will offer you all that and more!

Family trip - discover culture, mountains and beach

Highlights:

Family trip - discover culture, mountains and beach

  • Relaxing level to discover culture, mountains and beach
  • Fun way for kids to experience a different culture, with a very child-friendly guide
  • Including camel-ride at the beach
  • Including city tours in Essaouira and Marrakech
  • Discover some of Morocco’s most stunning landscapes
  • Moroccan picknick lunch, prepared by out own cook

Departure dates

  • 22 – 29 October 2017

Details

  • 8 days
  • 4 – 20 persons per group. We advise children to be over 6 years of age.
  • Group will be accompagnied by a certified local guide (Hassan). English speaking and very child-friendly
  • Breakfast and 1 picknick-lunch are included
  • stays in a hotels and riads (Moroccan guest house)
  • Option to book extra stays before or after this trip

€ 520,- per person / children till 12 € 440,- per child (excl. flight)

580,- USD per person / children till 12 490,- USD per child (excl. flight)

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Day 1 – Marrakech

Welcome in Morocco! You will probably arrive at Marrakech Menara airport. We will pick you up and bring you to your hotel. The rest of the day you will have time to acclimatize and free-time to discover the impressive ‘red city’ Marrakech. You could visit Djemaa El Fnaa, drink some delicious fresh fruit-juice, enjoy the snake-charmers and wonder around in the souks. Don’t forget to bargain if you want to buy something!

Day 2 – Ifergane (at the foothill of the Anti-Atlas)

The second day we will start with a 7 hours drive to Ifergane. This is the longest drive we will have during this holiday. During this ride we will stop at the Tizi-n-Test pass to enjoy the view over the High Atlas Mountains. During some months of the year the Tizi-n-Test pass is covered in snow. Always a strange idea; snow in Morocco. But it’s there
Ifergane is an Amazigh village and it is located at the foothill of the Anti-Atlas. The Amazigh-people are the indigenous people of Morocco (also known as ‘berbers’). The children can play with the local kids and maybe enjoy a game of footbal. A very populair sport.
We will spend the night in a riad (Moroccan guest house).

Day 3 – Ifergane (Taroudannt)

In the morning we will walk around in the green oasis and the villages around it. The children can -optionally- take a ride on a mule.
In the afternoon we will drive to Taroudannt, also known as ‘little Marrakech’. Taroudannt is a very authentic village with a big square and souks to explore. It’s like taking a few steps back in time; and entering the fairytale of 1001-nights. You get eyes and ears when we enter the souks with carftsmen, fresh herbes, flour that is being grined and the butcher. We will visit the tanneries to show you how leather is produced from animal skins.
We will spend the night in a riad (Moroccan guest house).

Day 4 – Agadir

Today we’ll mount our mini-bus again to ride for 3,5 hours through the Souss plain to the Taghazoute beach. This gives you an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful views and the impressive landscape. The rest of the day is off so you can relax at the sandy beach and have some free time with your family. We will stay at a hotel.

Day 5 – Essaouira

We will take an 1,5 hours drive to Sidi Kaouki. We will have a picknick-lunch at the beach. Afterwards we will take a camel ride through the sand dunes. This is a ‘must’ if you visit Morocco! And a adventourous way to enjoy the beautiful landscape.
Next we will take a 30 minutes ride to Essaouira. Essaouira is a very laidback artists’ town with a rich past. It is occupied by the French and the Portuguese. It was once home to British and Jewish populations. And also known for it’s famous visitors like Jimmy Hendrix, Cat Stevens, Orson Welles and Sit Winston Churchill. It is an idyllic place to explore surrounded by sandy beaches and dunes.

Nowadays scenes of the famous serie ‘Games of Thrones’ are shot here.

We will stay at a riad.

Day 6 – Essaouira

This morning we will have a 3 hour city tour with a local city guide to discover all the ins and outs of beautiful Essaioura. In the afternoon you will have free time to roam around in Essaouira or relax at the beach by yourself. You can enjoy the nice climate and lay-back atmophere at your own pace.

Day 7 – Marrakech

Today we will take buss ride of 3 hours that will bring us back to buzzling Marrakech. In the afternoon we will have a citywalk through the old centre of Marrakech.

Day 8 – Sunday

The last day of your trip (unless you booked some extra nights). You will have free-time in Marrakech and when it’s time to leave we will bring you to the airport.


What’s included:

  • Full Escort: Fully escorted by Hassan (your local guide)
  • Meals: Breakfast and 1 picknick-lunch
  • Transport: Minibus or 4×4 and transfers

What is not included:

  • other lunches and dinners
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Drinks and items of a personal nature
  • Additional hotel nights before or after the tour, although these can be purchased

How to get there

Direct flights are available from cities across Europe, the Middle East, West Africa and North America to Marrakech Menara Airport and other airports throughout Morocco. Upon request we can arrange the flight for you.

Passport and visas

Travellers are responsible for their own valid travelling documents.

All people travelling to Morocco need to have a passport that is valid until at least 6 months after leaving Morocco.

EU and British citizens, Australians, New Zealanders, Canadians and Americans do not require a visa to visit Morocco for stays up to 90 days. All other nationalities should check with the Moroccan Embassy or Consulate in their country for up-to-date visa information.

Money

The currency of Morocco is the dirham (MAD), divided into 100 centimes. Changing money is easy and you will find banks and exchange bureaux in Casablanca, Fes and Marrakech, however, please note Australian dollars are not always accepted.

Vaccinations

Vaccinations are not obliged by the Moroccan government. Check you local physician and bring along the travel route to check if vaccinations are required for you.

Packing

Most travellers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you travel lightly. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are convenient although we recommend your bag has carry straps. You’ll also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.

SLEEPING BAGS
In the winter months (from November to March) there may not be enough heating (sometimes none) or sufficient blankets to keep everyone warm, we recommend bringing your own sleeping bag.

Clothing

Because the climate in Morocco can vary, especially in the mountains; where the nights can be cold and it will be warm during daytime, we recommend to wear different layers of clothes. And for the hiking trips; don’t forget to bring your hiking shoes!

Morocco is an islamic country, and although Moroccans in the big cities can be very liberal, it is highly appreciated -especially in the rural areas -if you cover your shoulders and your knees. This is applicable for both men and women.

The summers can be very hot. Don’t forget to bring a hat or something to cover your head. Or buy a scarf in the souks of Marrakech.

Travel insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.


Do you want to know more about the availability, flights or do you have other questions?

Contact us via info@travel-magical-morocco.com or +212 6 62 74 30 23 (also for WhatsApp)