Family trip – discover culture, mountains and beach

Take your whole family on an unforgettable trip to experience a different culture, combined with outdoor time in the mountains and at the beach in beautiful and hospitable Morocco

Family trip

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. Combining the Moroccan culture and outdoor time in the mountains and relax time at the beach. 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 Djemma El-Fnaa square in Marrakech. Maybe your parent will even allow you to do the bargaining for your own souvenir. And don’t forget a camel ride and some relaxing on the beach. Our family trip is the perfect way to discover culture, the mountains and relax at the beach together with your family. It will offer you all that and more!

Highlights:

  • 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 picnic lunch, prepared by our own cook

Private groups:

  • Please contact us directly to discuss you wishes and preferred departure dates

Details

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

Marrakech

Start and end point of the trip

Essaouira

Agadir

Ifergane

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 wander 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 mountains

The second day we will start with a 7 hour 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 football. A very popular 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 craftsmen, fresh herbs, flour that is being ground 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 the beach

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 picnic-lunch at the beach. Afterwards we will take a camel ride through the sand dunes. Of course this is a ‘must’ if you visit Morocco and an adventourous way to enjoy the beautiful landscape.
Next we will take a 30 minute ride to Essaouira. Essaouira is a very laidback artists’ town with a rich past. It was occupied by the French and the Portuguese. It was once home to British and Jewish populations, and also known for its famous visitors like Jimmy Hendrix, Cat Stevens, Orson Welles and Sir Winston Churchill. It is an idyllic place to explore, surrounded by sandy beaches and dunes.

Scenes of the famous series ‘Games of Thrones’ were 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 Essaouira. 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 laid-back atmophere at your own pace.

Day 7 – Marrakech

Today we will take bus ride of 3 hours that will bring us back to bustling Marrakech. In the afternoon we will have a citywalk through the old centre of Marrakech to visit the highlights of Moroccan culture in Marrakech.

Day 8 – Marrakech

This is 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

€ 700,- per person / € 620,- per child up to 12 y/o (excl. flight)

Praktische informatie

Hoe er te komen

Er zijn directe vluchten beschikbaar vanuit steden in Europa, het Midden-Oosten, West-Afrika en Noord-Amerika naar de luchthaven Marrakech Menara en andere luchthavens in heel Marokko. Op verzoek kunnen we de vlucht voor u regelen.

Paspoorten en visa's

Reizigers zijn verantwoordelijk voor hun eigen geldige reisdocumenten.

Alle mensen die naar Marokko reizen, hebben een paspoort nodig dat nog minstens 6 maanden geldig is na het verlaten van Marokko.

EU- en Britse burgers, Australiërs, Nieuw-Zeelanders, Canadezen en Amerikanen hebben geen visum nodig om Marokko te bezoeken voor een verblijf van maximaal 90 dagen. Alle andere nationaliteiten dienen contact op te nemen met de Marokkaanse ambassade of het consulaat in hun land voor actuele visuminformatie.

Geld

De munteenheid van Marokko is de dirham (MAD), verdeeld in 100 centimes. Geld wisselen is gemakkelijk en je vindt banken, geldautomaten en wisselkantoren in alle grote steden zoals Casablanca, Fes en Marrakech. Op het platteland zijn geldautomaten en banken moeilijker te vinden. In Marokko is contant geld de meest gebruikte betaalmethode

Vaccinaties

Vaccinaties zijn niet verplicht door de Marokkaanse overheid. Raadpleeg uw plaatselijke arts en neem de reisroute mee om te zien of er voor jou vaccinaties nodig zijn.

Bagage

De meeste reizigers dragen hun bagage in een rugzak, hoewel een weekendtas met schouderriem voldoende zou zijn als u licht reist. Kleinere tassen of rugzakken met wieltjes zijn handig, hoewel we adviseren dat uw tas draagriemen heeft. Je hebt ook een dagrugzak / -tas nodig om water in te vervoeren en een camera enz.voor dagtochten.

Slaapzakken

In de wintermaanden (van november tot maart) is er misschien niet genoeg verwarming (soms geen) of voldoende dekens om iedereen warm te houden, we raden aan om je eigen slaapzak mee te nemen als je tijdens die periode reist.

Kleding

Omdat het klimaat in Marokko kan variëren, vooral in de bergen; waar de nachten koud kunnen zijn en het overdag warm zal zijn, raden we aan om verschillende lagen kleding te dragen. En voor de wandeltochten; Vergeet niet uw wandelschoenen mee te nemen!

Marokko is een islamitisch land en hoewel Marokkanen in de grote steden erg liberaal kunnen zijn, wordt het - vooral op het platteland - zeer gewaardeerd als je je schouders en knieën bedekt. Dit geldt voor zowel mannen als vrouwen.

De zomers kunnen erg heet zijn. Vergeet niet een hoed of iets dergelijks mee te nemen om je hoofd mee te bedekken. Of koop een sjaal in de souks van Marrakech.

Fooien

Normale fooien bedragen ongeveer 200 dh per dag voor de chauffeur. En ongeveer 300 dh per dag voor de gids. Houd er rekening mee dat fooien NIET verplicht zijn, maar alleen worden gegeven wanneer je tevreden bent.

Reisverzekering

Reisverzekering is verplicht voor al onze reizen. We eisen dat u minimaal verzekerd bent voor medische kosten, inclusief spoedrepatriëring. We raden ten zeerste aan dat de polis ook persoonlijke aansprakelijkheid, annulering, inperking en verlies van bagage en persoonlijke bezittingen dekt.