Beaches and Berbers, medinas and mosques, souks and sand dunes ... Morocco has variety and an exotic feel that has fascinated travellers since long before the hippies arrived. Affordable and only a short ferry from Spain, Morocco's mix of traditional and modern strikes the perfect balance between the intensely exotic and comfortingly familiar. Made for a movie set, cities like Fez, Marrakech, and Casablanca evoke images of medinas, spice markets and couscous, while the geographic extremes - from the Atlas Mountains to beach resorts to camels in the desert - make it eminently photogenic. The mad circus of Marrakech's Djemaa el Fna square, packed with incense, salesmen and snake charmers, is so bizarre and entertaining you'll be looking for the hidden camera.
Exotic Morocco is closer than you think. This economical 5-day jaunt into the Atlas Mountains is ideal for families eager for an amazing adventure on the quick. From Marrakech, we’ll take you deep into the majestic Atlas Mountains for two days spent walking and mule-trekking the remote and enchanting wilds of rugged Morocco. Later, you’ll return for a full day in the magical city of Marrakech to investigate the bazaars and Djemma el Fna, the public square that transforms into a haven for dancers, fortune tellers and snake charmers come sundown. Short trip, eternal memories.
Highlights: Hiking in the High Atlas Mountains, Charming accommodation at La Roseraie, Wandering the souks of Marrakech
Morocco Family Adventure (DCMF)
Wedged between the Mediterranean and the great Sahara, Morocco is essentially one massive beach. But there is way more to do here than just lie around and tan. Bursting with captivating history and fascinating culture, this manageable 8-day itinerary is the perfect balm for your family’s all-inclusive resort blues. Camel rides and campouts in the desert, surfing lessons in Essaouira, the magic of Marrakech and more await. Don’t forget the sunblock!
Highlights: Experiencing the hustle and bustle of Marrakech, camel trekking along the beach at Sidi Kaouki, Learning to surf at Essaouira