Morocco Family Holiday - Camels on the Beach
Morocco, Family, 8 days - from £495 (land only) - from €695 (land only) - from $845 (land only)
The evocative 1000-year-old city of Marrakech is the perfect destination to spend a few additional nights. Exciting and vibrant, this former imperial city promises a pure sensory overload, complete with year-round sunshine and excellent opportunities for shopping in the maze of streets that make up the traditional market or 'souk'. For an authentic taste of Morocco you can stay in a traditional riads. Built around a central courtyard, often with elaborate gardens, these chic and intimate guesthouses provide shade and shelter from the heat of the North African sun. The prices shown are a guideline only, as they are dependent on the time of year and room type. It is usually the lowest price which is displayed. Please contact us for a quote or simply request your additional night hotel requirements on your booking form. Please note that all hotels are subject to availability.
Please note: the below hotels/riads are for additional nights only.
Golden Tulip Hotel
Located around 10 minutes from the Djema El Fna, the Golden Tulip is an ideal place for a night or two extra in Marrakech. With its ample gardens and lovely large swimming pool you and your family will have the freedom to enjoy these facilities in a relaxed atmosphere. The hotel also has 3 different restaurants and bars. The... More
Located around 10 minutes from the Djema El Fna, the Golden Tulip is an ideal place for a night or two extra in Marrakech. With its ample gardens and lovely large swimming pool you and your family will have the freedom to enjoy these facilities in a relaxed atmosphere. The hotel also has 3 different restaurants and bars. The standard rooms have air conditioning, mini bar, satellite TV and a balcony. It is also possible to upgrade to an independent bungalow.
Whether you have been trekking in the Atlas Mountains, walking through the dunes of the Sahara or biking there is always an option for discovering another part of Morocco whilst you are here. From the charming old Portuguese port of Essaouira on the Atlantic coast, to the Imperial Cities of Fez, Meknes and Rabat, we can offer short visits to all corners of Morocco, as well as city tours of Marrakech which can be added on to the start or end of your main holiday. Since extensions may affect your international flight schedule you should consider booking these at the same time as your main holiday. We can assist with any arrangements such as extra hotel nights, transfers or internal flights that you may require. All extensions can be reserved during the online booking process.
The Atlas Mountains running all the way down the spine of Morocco, give rise to some fabulous whitewater rafting within an easy drive of Marrakech. Hidden away amongst the peaks of the Middle Atlas, the action-packed and very scenic Ahansal River flows past isolated villages and through narrow, sheer-sided gorges to finally... More
The Atlas Mountains running all the way down the spine of Morocco, give rise to some fabulous whitewater rafting within an easy drive of Marrakech. Hidden away amongst the peaks of the Middle Atlas, the action-packed and very scenic Ahansal River flows past isolated villages and through narrow, sheer-sided gorges to finally reach the lake of Bin El Ouidane. From March until June, this river provides excellent whitewater rafting. After marvelling at waterfalls, we journey through the mountains to our camp ready for the excitement of running the best white water that Morocco has to offer.
Morocco Whitewater Rafting
Our 3-day extension provides a great opportunity to visit this remote and beautiful area and to experience 2 days of fantastic and fun rafting under the guidance of a professional team. This extension starts and ends in Marrakech and all departures are subject to availability and minimum numbers. We can also arrange extra accommodation in Marrakech for you at the end of the extension.
Available 'All Year' between
Transport to and from the river in a private vehicle, professional trip guide and river guides, all meals from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 3, 2 nights camp accommodation, all rafting and camping equipment (excluding sleeping bag). The following personal rafting gear is provided: Full length wetsuit, wetsuit boots, spray jacket, HFAC personal flotation device, helmet, waterproof drybag to keep your clothes in during the day. A camping mattress is provided and sleeping bags can be rented for approximately US$15.
What's Not Included
Sleeping bag (available to hire), tips, drinks and any other miscellaneous expenses.
After leaving the hustle and bustle of Marrakech we have amazing views up towards the Atlas Mountains before reaching the Cascade D'Ouzoud, Morocco's highest and most impressive waterfall, where we have lunch. After lunch we drive past Bin El Ouidane, and over the hills to Tiloguite. Once at camp we can relax and enjoy a drink from the bar.
After waking to the sound of the river, enjoying breakfast and having a safety briefing, we'll don wetsuits and take off down the Ahansal River. This amazing river has rapids all the way to our camp - The Squeeza, Jungle Corridor, The Mill and Fake Right, Go Left. After lunch, we tackle the biggest rapid of the trip, Rock the Kasbah. We arrive at our camp early afternoon allowing time to relax.
Berber Camp 2 is a stunning place to wake up in the heart of the Ahansel River Gorge and after breakfast we set off down the Bin El Ouidane. We've some excellent rapids today including - Cheeky Monkey, Ducky Ripper and Splat Rock. Finally we float into two amazing gorges, barely over the width of a raft before emerging onto the lake itself. We then take the 3 hour drive back to Marrakech.
Close to Moroccos south-eastern border you will find the start of the worlds largest desert - the legendary Sahara. A place that conjures up images of stately camel trains crossing endless miles of golden sand dunes and gigantic clear skies filled with millions of bright stars. Visit the Kasbahs of the world heritage site... More
Close to Moroccos south-eastern border you will find the start of the worlds largest desert - the legendary Sahara. A place that conjures up images of stately camel trains crossing endless miles of golden sand dunes and gigantic clear skies filled with millions of bright stars. Visit the Kasbahs of the world heritage site at Ait Ben Haddou and drive through the Oases of the Draa Valley as you explore the magnificent desert landscape. With Bedouin guides, learn about the traditional nomad life in our camp at Erg Chegaga and climb the dunes to watch the changing colours of the sands at sunrise.
Edge of the Sahara
For a real taste of the Sahara, this 4-day extension is hard to beat. Journeying across the Atlas Mountains we will arrive in the oasis town of Agdz and overnight in a traditional Moroccan house. The next morning we continue our journey to the desert, heading for our comfortable Bedouin camp at Erg Chegaga by early afternoon. We take in a colourful desert sunset before settling round the camp fire for dinner. The following morning we watch the sun rise and spend the morning exploring the desert's magical landscapes by 4WD vehicles. After an overnight at Ouarzazate, we make our way back to Marrakech via the UNESCO protected Kasbahs of Ait Ben Haddou. Services end on arrival into Marrakech. Should you wish to return directly to the airport for your flight, please let us know in advance.
Available 'All Year' between
1 night in a traditional guesthouse in the oasis town of Agdz, 1 night in a desert Bedouin camp, 1 night in maison/riad accommodation in Ouarzazate. All breakfasts and all dinners. Transfers to and from Marrakech.
What's Not Included
Tips, personal expenses, lunches, beverages. Any additional hotel nights or transfers in Marrakech. Monuments & entrances fees
After breakfast, we cross the High Atlas via the spectacular Tizi N Tichka Pass and continue onto Ouarzazate - The Door of the Desert. This stunning area is a popular film location: Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator and the extremely popular Game of Thrones. We pass through the Palm Kasbah at the foot of Djebel Kissane before arriving in the oasis town of Agdz, where we overnight (BD).
Leaving the tarmac behind, we head for the desert in our private 4x4 vehicle and head towards Tammegroute, the ancient centre of learning and religion to view ancient manuscripts. Arriving into the desert we make our way across to the Dunes of Chegaga for a spectacular sunset before returning back to our charming fixed desert camp complete with Eco hot showers! (BD).
An early start to watch a spectacular desert sunrise, before we head across the desert plateaus of Oued Namm and Oued Laatache. As we make our make out of the desert, we pass the magnificent Dune of Ezarh before joining a desert track to Ouarzazate. Overnight in a traditional maison/riad. (BD).
After breakfast we head to the wonderfully preserved UNESCO Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, which is a fabulous example of Southern Moroccan architecture. After exploring we make our way back to Marrakech, passing by the Kasbah of Telouet located on an ancient caravan route. Once the stronghold of the Lords of the High Atlas and Pasha of Marrakech, Kasbah Telouet is beautiful. (B).