Atlas to the Atlantic - Morocco Family Adventure
Morocco, Family, 10 days - from £645 (land only) - from €775 (land only) - from $1,065 (land only)
- A wonderful family adventure holiday in Morocco
- Enjoy story-tellers, jugglers and acrobats of Marrakech
- Easy walking in the Atlas mountains with mule support
- Meet the Berbers at their mountain villages
- Camel riding on the beach at Essaouira
Close to home but a world away, Morocco is an alluring country for travellers of all ages and the ideal destination for a family adventure holiday. This well established 10-day family adventure begins in the 'Arabian Nights' city of Marrakech, with its maze-like souks and world-famous main square, the Djemaa El Fna, a focus each evening for acrobats, musicians and story-tellers. Then, from Oukaimeden on the edge of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, we walk for 3 days on a mini-adventure through the homeland of the welcoming Berber people. Including leisurely lunches beneath shading walnut trees, this easy walk offers plenty of opportunity for the families to meet the local people and their families. Near our comfortable gite in the village of Ait Souka, there are spectacular views of Mount Toubkal (4167m), the highest peak in North Africa. Leaving the Atlas mountains behind, we drive westwards to the ancient fortified port of Essaouira. Spending 2 nights in a comfortable and characterful 'medina' hotel, we can explore the bustling harbour with its open-air fish restaurants, take camel rides along the endless Atlantic beaches or watch the kite surfers and wind surfers enjoying the waves. Morocco is an easy to get to destination for a family holiday with a real cultural twist!
Is this holiday for you?
Suitable for children from 5yrs old
This is one of the most accessible of our family adventure holidays in Morocco. Whilst walking in the mountains we have the support of the crew and mules. The mules will carry our baggage, but there will also be a mule available to carry small tired children if required. Our 3 day walk had approximately 4 hours walking each day at a leisurely pace. There is plenty of time for stopping, taking picture and having a relaxed lunch. Maximum drive time is 4hrs when we travel from Marrakech to Essaouira. In Essaouira there are optional activities such as a surf lesson or a camel ride. Offering a taste of mountain, sea and exotic Marrakech, this holiday is an excellent choice for a first time family adventure.