Family Tours

Tailor-made or combined with other tours

Morocco is an exciting and intoxicating destination for families to vacation with children of all ages. The sights and sounds of Morocco are a great introduction to Africa and a world far removed from ours and yet so close to Europe. Whether you are visiting the cities, mountains, desert or coast you will see a different way of life, almost medieval to us, which will open the eyes of both adults and children to another way of living. This is a real education – children will be fascinated by everything they see from the way the people dress to the donkey carts on the main road, the 5 times daily call to prayer, camels to the manic activity in the souks.

We don’t have any one specific tour designed for family trips. Our approach to a request from a family is to ask for the ages of the children and listen to the specific requirements of your family. After listening to your wishes we will then propose the most efficiently logistical programme to make the best of your time in Morocco.

As those of us with children know full well, the success of the trip will be to keep the younger ones happy and occupied. Whilst staying in a riad deep in the medina might be perfect for two adults, it might or might now work for a family. We can therefore propose properties that have swimming pools or are outside the medina.

Exotic Marrakech is included on most family’s itineraries. It’s arguably the most child friendly city in Morocco. From Marrakech, depending on time available, you can add the coast, Fez, or the desert to your trip.

Below are some of the activities that work for children of all ages and others specifically for older children and teenagers.

All Ages

  • Taking in the evening sights and sounds of Djemaa el-Fna, Marrakech’s great square with its snake charmers, acrobats and storytellers
  • Staying in a desert camp – taking a camel trek, climbing the dunes, guided walks looking for exotic fauna and flora, sand-boarding. In the evening listen to or learn to play the drums.
  • Wandering the ancient labyrinthine streets of medieval Fez
  • Trekking by mule at scenic Imlil
  • Lunch or tea with a Berber family in the Atlas Mountains
  • Exploring some of the many kasbahs including Ait Ben Haddou
  • Horse, camel ride along the beach at Essaouira
  • Surfing at Taghazout.
  • Ouarzazate movie studios
  • Visiting local potters and tiny troglodyte villages in Skoura
  • Waterparks in Marrakech
  • Caleche (horse and carriage) ride in Marrakech
  • Donkey sanctuary in Marrakech

Older children and teenagers

  • Zip-wiring/tree top walk
  • Quad biking
  • Surfing at Taghazout
  • Kite surfing at Sidi Kaouki
  • Golf
  • Cooking classes

There is something for everyone on a Moroccan family holiday and with careful planning one that offers such a variety that both you (and the kids) will be thoroughly entertained.

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