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Summits, souks, sand and surf - on this Family Morocco Holiday







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Holiday Overview


  • Enjoy an Atlas Mountains day-hike with mules
  • Take a surfing lesson at Essaouira
  • Learn to write calligraphy in Marrakech, and cook Moroccan bread
  • Walk with camels along the Atlantic beach

This 1-week family trip to Morocco excitingly blends together the Atlas Mountains and the Atlantic Coast. We travel from Marrakech to spend 2 nights beneath Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa. Here, we spend time with the local people, learn how to bake bread Berber-style, have a traditional Moroccan 'hammam' bathing experience and take a walk in the hills with mule support and a tasty picnic. Then, after driving out to the pretty seaside town of Essaouira, we have time to enjoy the hotel pool, explore the enchanting souks of this old port, take a surfing lesson and walk along the Atlantic beach with camels. Returning to Marrakech, our holiday ends with a lesson in Islamic calligraphy and a chance to absorb the atmosphere of the Djema el-Fna, with its snake charmers, jugglers and story tellers. Altogether, an unforgettable experience.

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Explore International. This is one of our Explore International holidays. Participants on these trips can book through KE or through one of our international partners. This helps us to gather together sufficient numbers of like-minded adventurers to get your holiday up and running quickly. Led by an English-speaking guide, the cosmopolitan nature of these groups can be an important part of the experience!

Is this holiday for you?

Suitable for children from 6 yrs old

With an easy day walk in the Atlas Mountains supported by mules, and another easy walk along the beach at Essaouira supported by camels this is not a difficult holiday physically for the children. We enjoy cooking and calligraphy lessons as well as having time to relax in both Marrakech and Essaouira. For the 2 hour surfing lesson in Essaouira children need to be 8 years or above and must be competent swimmers (they must be able to swim 25 metres with ease). Our hotels in both Marrakech and Essaouira have swimming pools.

Brief Itinerary

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  • Meet at the group hotel in Marrakech. Transfers from Marrakech Airport are provided.
  • Transfer to Altas Mountains. Make Moroccan bread and enjoy a short walk.
  • Walk in the mountains with mule support to carry lunch and children.
  • Transfer to Essaouira on the coast. Afternoon free to explore, walk on beach or swim in pool.
  • Surf lesson this morning. Enjoy lunch then the afternoon is at leisure for shopping, the beach or pool.
  • Walk along Sidi Kaouki beach with camel support. Time for lunch and beach games.
  • Transfer back to Marrakech. Enjoy the hotel gardens, a calligraphy lesson and sightseeing.
  • Departure day. Marrakech Airport transfers are provided.
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We sell this holiday on a Land Only basis and recommend that you book your flights to Marrakech Airport, which is approximately 15 minutes drive away from the group hotel in downtown Marrakech. Please refer to the 'Joining Arrangements and Transfers' section of the holiday dossier for further details.

Flights SHOULD NOT be booked until you have received your booking confirmation and the trip is showing 'Guaranteed to Run' or 'Limited'.

If flying from the UK there are a number of low cost airlines offering flights to Marrakech. These include Easyjet who have flights from London, Manchester & Glasgow, Thomson Airways who have flights from London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol & Glasgow and Ryanair who have flights from London. Click on the 'Flight information' link below for further information on booking low cost airlines. Alternatively if you would prefer to book a 'flight inclusive package' using scheduled airlines from the UK please contact our flights department for a quote. Whilst flight prices are likely to be more expensive you will benefit from full financial protection.

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Map & Itinerary

The Route

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Holiday Itinerary

  • Meet at the group hotel in Marrakech. Transfers from Marrakech Airport are provided.

    On arrival in Marrakech you will be met by a KE representative who will assist with the short transfer to the group hotel in the city. Depending on your flight arrival time, after settling in you may have the opportunity to do a little exploration. Marrakech is a friendly city and quite easy to get around and most people head for the central square of the Djemaa-el-Fna beneath the imposing tower of the Koutoubia Mosque. The group hotel has pleasant gardens and a swimming pool, so we may wish to stay and enjoy this with the children. KE land only services begin with the evening meal taken at the group hotel or a nearby restaurant. The group leader will give a briefing during dinner.
    Swimming: At hotel pool.

    • Accommodation Hotel with swimming pool

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  • Transfer to Altas Mountains. Make Moroccan bread and enjoy a short walk.

    On our first morning in Morocco, we will have a leisurely breakfast before setting off on the 2 hour drive to the mountains, including a couple of sightseeing stops. We drive southwards out of the city, with the peaks of the Atlas ahead of us. At the bazaar town of Asni, we turn away from the main road and begin to climb into the foothills of the Atlas. Our route follows the picturesque Mizan Valley and we begin to see the clustered houses of the mud-brick villages of the Berbers. In 1995, this valley (along with the Ourika Valley to the north-east) was devastated by a flash flood and the villages, agriculture and the road itself are only gradually recovering from this event. Imlil is effectively the end of the road from here we will stretch our legs with the half-hour walk along the jeep road to the hamlet of Ait Souka. The area around Imlil was used in 1997 as the backdrop for parts of the major Hollywood movie 'Kundun'. The old kasbah above the village was renovated and made to look like a Tibetan temple. We check in to an excellent gite at Ait Souka for the next 2 nights, and can take tea on the roof terrace, with great views of a range of peaks including Toubkal itself. We will have lunch at the gite and then get our first lesson in baking Moroccan style bread. The first stage of this is to produce the dough, which then has to be left to rise for a couple of hours before we can bake it. This gives us the opportunity of another short walk above the gite and a chance to enjoy the views and the peace of the mountains. Returning to the gite in the mid afternoon, we complete our lesson in bread making. In Berber the bread is called Khobz and usually takes the form of round, flattish loaves with lots of crust. In rural areas many families use small dome-shaped wood burning ovens to bake their bread, and in urban areas many families bring their dough to public street ovens. We make our dough with the ladies in the kitchen and enjoy the taste of our freshly made bread. After dinner we head to our beds in the cosy gite at Ait Souka (2000m).

    • Accommodation Gite / Hostel

    • Meals bld

    • Time 2 - 3 hrs walking

  • Walk in the mountains with mule support to carry lunch and children.

    Waking up with the faint call-to-prayer this morning, we enjoy our breakfast at the gite, maybe on the terrace if the sun is shining. We then meet our friendly mules who will accompany us on our walk today. Children love the mules, and they can either sit on the mules (where the trail is level and safe) or walk beside them. They can take turns in having a ride. We have many options of walks today in the charming Aremd Valley and where we go will depend on the weather conditions. One option takes us through pleasant woodland to the village of Aremd and then alongside the stream that flows down from Sidi Chamharouch (the route to Mount Toubkal). The path is stony but clearly defined and winds its way up above cultivated terraces and shading walnut trees. We’ll take a leisurely lunch in the shade and have the option (on this route) of stopping off at the Kasbah de Toubkal for a drink during our return to the gite. Entrance to the kasbah is 50 dirhams (for adults) and includes a drink. It's a great place to get out of the sun for an hour and to admire the views in all directions. Returning to the gite, it's time for our authentic 'hammam' experience. The hammam is a very important part of Moroccan life and culture and as well as a place to wash it also serves as a place to catch up with the local gossip with your friends! Clean and glowing from our hamman, we will be ready for dinner and overnight at the gite.

    • Accommodation Gite / Hostel

    • Meals bld

    • Time 4 - 5 hrs walking

  • Transfer to Essaouira on the coast. Afternoon free to explore, walk on beach or swim in pool.

    After breakfast, we make the short walk down to Imlil, where we meet our transport for the drive to the Atlantic coast. This is about a 4 to 5-hour drive in a comfortable private minibus and takes us through a landscape which is mostly quite arid. We will pass through a number of villages and towns and stop off for cold drinks and for a snack lunch. We may also stop off at an argan oil cooperative to see how this important product is manufactured. Arriving at the walled town of Essaouira, we will check in at our hotel, which is located 15 mins walk from the town centre and just 2 minutes from the beach. Essaouira is one of the most attractive towns in the whole of North Africa. It has a long history and its architectural influences range from Berber, to French and Portuguese. Fishing is the most important commercial enterprise in the town, although it is becoming equally well known for its handicrafts and artistic elements. The quality of the light is what attracts artists to Essaouira, together with its stunning location and laid-back atmosphere. Facilities for tourists are developing and there are excellent restaurants, bars and hotels. The most interesting of the hotels are converted town houses, dating from the 19th century and of a very unusual form, often squeezed into unlikely spaces. Behind an unprepossessing frontage in a tiny alleyway, there can be tall courtyards, shaded gardens and flower-decked balconies. Having settled into our hotel, we can have a walk along the beach and to the main square, where several pavement cafes allow the luxury of people watching. On the seaward edge of the square is the harbour, with its colourful fishing boats and long row of fresh fish stalls. Here, they will barbecue whatever takes your fancy from a huge array of glistening fish, fresh from the sea. We have the rest of the afternoon at leisure to enjoy this town or the swimming pool and beach near the hotel.
    Swimming: At hotel pool and/or in the sea.

    • Accommodation Hotel with swimming pool

    • Meals bld

  • Surf lesson this morning. Enjoy lunch then the afternoon is at leisure for shopping, the beach or pool.

    After breakfast we meet our surf instructors and get kitted out for our lesson. With our wetsuits and buoyancy aids donned, we carry our boards around to the beach and our instructors teach us the basics, before we set off into the waves for some fun. Children must be 8 years or older to take part in the surf lesson and all participants must be competent swimmers - able to swim 25 metres with ease. Our surf lesson last 2 hours and after this we will all be ready for some lunch! After lunch, we will walk (or take a taxi) to the medina and have the chance to do some exploring. There is lots to see and do in Essaouira. The ramparts of the town, overlooking the sea, are impressive and to get to them there is a choice of routes through the backstreets. Shops selling local foodstuffs and spices, as well as art galleries, souvenir stalls and a bewildering assortment of cafes and bars are all a part of the Essaouira street scene. The streets making up the souk or bazaar extend beyond the town walls and would take a week to explore fully. The harbour is a riot of colour and no day in Essaouira would be complete without spending some time in a sunny corner of the main square with a cafe creme or a coca cola close to hand. However, leave the walled part of the town behind and a whole new world opens up. A short, but growing, promenade street fronts the Atlantic Ocean and a stretch of golden sands extends beyond this for mile after mile. If you don’t fancy the simple pleasure of bare-foot walking along the sea’s edge, take a camel. There are always a couple of these 'ships of the desert' waiting to earn their hay by taking tourists for a leisurely ride. At the far end of the beach, a couple of miles away, is the crumpled remains of an old fort, now washed by the sea. Alternatively, you can simply relax at the hotel pool.
    Swimming: At hotel pool and/or in the sea.

    • Accommodation Hotel with swimming pool

    • Meals bld

  • Walk along Sidi Kaouki beach with camel support. Time for lunch and beach games.

    After breakfast we have a short transfer down the coast to the beach at Sidi Kaouki. Here, we meet our camels and their handler and set off at a leisurely pace, southwards along the coast, with stunning views. If we are lucky and there is a decent breeze, we can expect to see wind surfers and kite surfers having fun in the waves. Our camels have saddles and everyone can take a turn to ride them. After an hour and a half, we reach a rocky promontory which makes a sensible place to break our journey. We head inland through low coastal scrub to reach a gite, where we stop for a picnic lunch. After lunch, we return to the beach with our camels and head back to Sid Kaouki. As we stroll along, the kids are free to play football or to throw a frisbee. At Sidi Kaouki, there is a collection of simple cafes and the chance of a soft drink and an ice-cream. Hare, we say goodbye to the camels and transfer back to our hotel in Essaouira.
    Swimming: At hotel pool and/or in the sea.

    • Accommodation Hotel with swimming pool

    • Meals bld

    • Time 4 - 5 hrs walking

  • Transfer back to Marrakech. Enjoy the hotel gardens, a calligraphy lesson and sightseeing.

    After breakfast at our hotel (and maybe a quick swim!) we say goodbye to Essaouira and the sea and drive back to Marrakech (2 hours). We check in at our hotel, have lunch and then have some free time to enjoy the lovely gardens and pool. In the later afternoon, we will walk to a handicraft cafe in the medina, where we will have a lesson in caligraphy and Arabic script. Our lesson will teach us a little of the history of Arabic script, before we have the opportunity to try writing it, using broad-bladed pens. The teacher will also write each of our names in flowing style on a special sheet, which we can keep. After the lesson, there is time to do some sightseeing in the Djemaa el-Fna and surrounding souks, before moving on to a traditional restaurant, where can sit down to an excellent Moroccan feast with our guide. Relaxing over this leisurely meal is a memorable way to end this fantastic family adventure.
    Swimming: At hotel pool.

    • Accommodation Hotel with swimming pool

    • Meals bld

  • Departure day. Marrakech Airport transfers are provided.

    KE Land Only package services end after breakfast. For those clients with evening flights, the remainder of the day is free to explore the streets, souks and colourful sights of Marrakech. Transfers back to Marrakech Airport are provided.

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Holiday Information

  • An experienced professional English-speaking local leader
  • Marrakech Airport transfers (on first and last day of itinerary)
  • All land transport involved in the itinerary
  • Mules on walk in the Atlas
  • Accommodation as per dossier
  • Meals as per the Meal Plan
  • Surf lesson (children of 8yrs and above)
  • Camels on walk on beach in Essaouira
  • Calligraphy lesson
  • Cooking lesson
  • Hamman in Imlil

  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for staff
  • Miscellaneous expenses - drinks and souvenirs etc.

During this holiday the group will spend 2 nights at a comfortable family orientated hotel in Marrakech. This hotel has great gardens to run around in and a swimming pool. In the mountains we stay in a simple gite for 2 nights, which has family rooms with mattresses on the floor. Bedding is provided here but we advise you to take a sheet sleeping bag. In March and October you may also wish to bring a light sleeping bag to supplement the blankets. Rooms in the gite have shared facilities. In Essaouria, we will stay 3 nights in a small hotel with swimming pool just a short distance from the Medina and 2 minutes walk from the beach.

Children of 11yrs and under will share with parents in a triple for a family of 3 or a double with 2 extra beds for a family of 4. Children over 12 yrs will share with parents in a triple for a family of 3, or have 2 rooms for a family of 4. Larger family rooms are occasionally available. We will do everything to ensure that you are happy with your rooming allocation.

Additional hotel nights are available pre and post the holiday. Hotels are subject to availability and prices may vary.

View the gallery below for images of the style of accommodation used

All meals are included from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 8.

Moroccan cuisine is amongst the best in the world and we will take our meals in a range of restaurants and other eateries. Breakfasts are continental style, with tea and coffee, orange juice, cereals including muesli, bread, jam, honey and cheese. A typical Moroccan menu begins with a simple selection of mezze, which might include a bowl of olives or a selection of cooked vegetable salads dressed with olive oil, sprinkled with cumin and served with a dip and flat bread. The tagine or roast meat (or vegetable) dish comes next, served with couscous and often a salad. There will be some meat (usually chicken, lamb or beef). Meat is not prominent in the menu. All dishes come with traditional sauces which are rarely (spicy) hot. A simple plate of prepared fresh fruit or dessert marks the end of the meal, before the mint tea is served. For our picnic lunches we may have a buffet of rice, pasta or cous-cous, with a freshly prepared salad - onion, tomatoes, green peppers, grated carrot, green beans, with tinned sweetcorn or peas added. Hard and soft cheeses, tinned fish, olives, biscuits and bread are also on the lunchtime menu. In the hotels and restaurants in towns it is also usually possible to get more western types of food such as chips and pizzas. Water is not provided and you will need to purchase this enroute, it can vary in price from 1GBP per 5 litres to 50p for 2litres - but it is not expensive.

Airport transfers are provided free of charge to all clients arriving on day 1 and departing on day 8 of the itinerary. Clients booking a Land Only Package should let us know if Marrakech Airport transfers are not required and MUST provide the KE office with full details of their flights.

Clients intending to make their own transfer arrangements at Marrakech Airport should note that taxis are available outside the arrivals hall at all times. They are equipped with meters but most taxi drivers are reluctant to use them and you should either insist on a meter or agree the fare before setting off. The standard fare to the city in a "petite taxi" is normally around £6 though you may have to pay a little more if arriving late at night. The airport is approximately 4 miles from the city and the journey takes 10 - 15 minutes.

Hotel contact details and an emergency number will be provided with your booking confirmation.

The group will be accompanied by an experienced English speaking professional leader throughout the holiday. During the walking days you will have the support of camel and mule crews, and crew to help prepare lunch. The surf lesson is given by a professional surfing instructor.

Approximately £300 per family (mum, dad and 2 kids) should be allowed for miscellaneous expenses. This amount will cover the approximately £100 per family you can expect to pay in tips. It will also be sufficient to cover soft drinks and modest souvenirs. Both Essaouira and Marrakech are great places for souvenir buying, and if you are intending to buy expensive items, you should budget accordingly and you may wish to pay by credit card. It is not necessary to purchase Moroccan currency (Dirham) outside the country. You can withdraw money in local currency from ATM’s in Marrakech or your travel money can be carried in the form of cash (Sterling and US dollars are easily exchanged).

Tips are the accepted way of saying ‘thank you’ to your local guides, muleteers and camel handlers. They do not form part of their wages. KE always pays local crews the best rates of pay, no matter what country they are in and any tips they receive are seen as a personal thank you from group members. For our part, we advise local teams that tips are not a duty or a prerequisite but are a bonus and entirely dependent on the service that was given. We recommend that you give a tip if you feel that their services have met your satisfaction. As a rough guide we suggest you allow a total of £100 for tipping.

Your baggage will be carried in the vehicle throughout this trip. There is no weight restriction other than that imposed by your international carrier. However, we do ask you to restrict your luggage to one main bag (your KE bag) and a small day bag.

All KE clients will receive a FREE KE trek bag.  These have been specially made to stand up to the rigours of adventure travel.  Your KE bag will be posted to you when your trip is guaranteed to run or on receipt of your booking if the trip is already guaranteed.  If you have travelled with us before and already have a KE trek bag you can select an alternative free gift in the booking process.

The altitudes attained on this holiday are not extreme and the maximum altitude attained is no more than the equivalent of a pressurised cabin on an international flight. You may ‘feel’ the altitude the first time you trek above 2000 metres but all that is required is a slower pace to compensate. You should pay particular attention to your hydration levels while trekking above 2000 metres.

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.

You must bring the following items:

  • Walking boots / comfy sturdy walking shoes for children
  • Trainers / sneakers or sandals
  • Lightweight thermal or fleece gloves (not in Jul&Aug)
  • Socks
  • Trekking trousers / pants
  • Waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants
  • Underwear
  • Baselayer shirts (short sleeve & long sleeve)
  • Shirts or T-shirts (wicking)
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper
  • Windproof/waterproof jacket
  • Sunhat
  • Warm hat (not in Jul&Aug)
  • Eyewear - Sunglasses
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
  • Water bottles 1 Litre / 1 quart (x2)
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Antibacterial handwash
  • Washbag and toiletries
  • Small towel
  • Swimwear
  • Small padlock (to lock your KE kit bag)
  • Daypack c.25 litres
  • Selection of dry bags (to keep trek bag contents dry)
  • Headtorch / headlamp with spare batteries
  • Water purification tablets
  • Basic personal first aid kit, including: A broad spectrum antibiotic, antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters (band aids) and blister treatment, Insect repellent (DEET), and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea.

The following items are optional:

  • Cycle helmet(1) – see notes
  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping bag for Easter & October departures (comfort rating 10°C). Blankets are provided but you may wish some more warmth. For the 2 nights at Ait Souka
  • Spare laces
  • Shorts
  • Beach towel
  • Wetwipes
  • Camera, media, spare batteries
  • Pocket-knife (note: always pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
  • Repair kit – (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
  • Travel clothes
  • Toys / games / books / a football etc.


  • (1)We recommend you bring a cycle helmet for anyone intending to ride mules or camels. Please note that these animals can be unpredictable and difficult to control, and if you wish to ride, this is at your own risk.
  • *Available for hire/rental through KE Adventure Travel.
  • Remember when outfitting your family that KE clients are entitled to a 15% discount at Cotswold Outdoor

For each holiday there is a minimum number of participants required to enable it to go ahead. Once the minimum number is reached, the trip status will change from 'Available' to 'Guaranteed to run'. You can check the trip status for each departure in ‘Dates and Prices’ table. Other than in exceptional circumstances, we will not cancel a trip once it has achieved this guaranteed to run status and so you are free to proceed with your international flight booking and other travel arrangements.

A passport with 6 months remaining validity at the end of your stay is generally required. The information that we provide is for UK passport holders. Please check the relevant embassy or consulate for other nationalities. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documents and visas for your holiday. Visa requirements and charges are subject to change without notice. If you are travelling outside the EU you should have at least 2 blank pages in your passport.

Visa Morocco

UK and USA passport holders do not require a visa for short stays.

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Our family adventures are specifically aimed at the adventurous families who are used to the outdoor environment. Children will quickly adapt to new and unusual surroundings, and will be even more relaxed if mum and dad are comfortable in the situation. Here are some helpful hints! New sights and sounds… Arriving in a new country will involve an element of “Culture Shock.” This is what we travel for, after all – there would be no point in going to these places if they were exactly the same as home. New sights and sounds and smells abound. The local people may appear strange at first and may have very different customs and behaviour. Many countries particularly in the developing world, are more open to interaction with strangers than we are used to at home and will usually strike up conversations quite readily. In the more out of the way places they will probably be intrigued to see Western children in their local market-place or village and may approach you and your family. Hotels and overland transport… We choose hotels which will provide comfortable accommodation and which reflect the character of the area we are visiting. Some of these hotels away from the major cities will not be up to Western standards. Similarly, although we insist upon the very best available overland transport, some of this transport may be less comfortable than you would expect to find in Europe or North America. Hygiene and childrens’ health… We use reputable hotels and make sure that our own cooks maintain excellent standards of hygiene. However, general standards of hygiene are not always quite as good in the developing world and the avoidance of sickness is a priority for everyone. It is important that you do not drink tap water and you should be careful when choosing to eat fruits or salads. In general, food that is hot and freshly prepared is safe everywhere. Children may be more prone to non-serious traveller’s sickness than adults – this sort of tummy upset is easily picked up on the hands and children may need extra encouragement to wash their hands before mealtimes. Thankfully, children are also normally quick to recover from these minor tummy troubles.

As a reputable tour operator, KE supports the British Foreign & Commonwealth Offices ‘Know before you go’ campaign to enable British citizens to prepare for their journeys overseas, and we recommend that all KE travellers take a look at the FCO Travel Advice for their chosen destination on the official FCO website: North Americans can also check out the U.S. Department of State website: for essential travel advice and tips.

KE treat the safety and security of all clients as the most important aspect of any trip we organise. We would not run any trip that we did not consider reasonably safe.  Should the FCO advise against travel for any reason, we will contact everyone booked to travel to discuss the situation.  We receive regular updates direct from the FCO and are in constant touch with our contacts on the ground.  If you have any questions about government travel advice, please call our office.

During Spring and Autumn average daytime temperatures in Marrakech will be a comfortable 20-22ºC while on the coast the daytime temperatures will be around 18-20ºC. In the summer months we can expect average daytime temperatures in Marrakech of 28ºC. Evening temperatures at this time are around 22ºC. Temperatures on the coast are always cooler than Marrakech and the Atlantic breeze usually means that the ‘real feel’ temperature here is around 20-22ºC. At any time of the year nighttime temperatures on the coast can drop as low as 5ºC. Up in the mountains, we will find cooler conditions, with daytime temperatures at 2000m being around 20°C, falling to a coolish 10°C at night, with it being colder in Spring and Autumn.Summer departures are unlikely to experience rain then Spring and Autumn departures but this can never be ruled out and you must have protection from rain as well as from the sun.

Your Child’s Health Abroad. Matthew Ellis and Jane Wilson-Howarth, (Bradt publications). Travel With Children. Maureen Wheeler (Lonely Planet). Lonely Planet Guide – Morocco. The Rough Guide to Morocco.

1:1,000,000. Morocco Adventure Map, NGS

Morocco at 1:1,000,000 in a series of Adventure maps from the National Geographic Society with cartography provided by Reise Know-How. The map is double-sided and printed on light waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper.

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