Family Holidays in Morocco

Family Holidays in Morocco

Morocco is a fantastic destination for family holidays. With just a short flight from the UK (big plus with children in mind), low prices (important when everything is multiplied by 3,4,5...) and a very tangible sense of adventure and cultural contrast, Morocco offers a welcome opportunity to break away from the norm.

With that in mind, this collection of family holidays in Morocco has been created for adventurous, active and culturally interested families. These are not children's holidays, but adult holidays that children will enjoy. Accommodation has been carefully selected, to ensure that you can have an indulgent rich, cultural experience, without having to be too self conscious of noise and disturbing others.


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Itineraries

Our itineraries are carefully designed by our experienced travel designers based on years of experience and customer feedback. For a custom itinerary tailored to you, please enquire giving as much detail as possible on your brief.

A challenging family holiday for children aged 12 + trekking in Morocco's Toubkal National Park, culminating in a summit attempt of North Africa's Highest Mountain.

Tailor-made 8 days

Families from $613 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $250 per person economy class from London

Our most popular family adventure, combine a 3 day mule supported trek in the Atlas Mountains with a boutique riad in Marrakech.

Tailor-made Classic 8 days

Families from $630 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $250 per person economy class from London

Explore Marrakech & the stunning scenery of the Atlas Mountains. Includes guided walk, mountain biking & Berber picnics.

Tailor-made Classic 8 days

Families from $754 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $250 per person economy class from London

Fantastic holiday for adventurous families with trekking, surfing & Marrakech.

Tailor-made Adventure 8 days

Families from $795 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $250 per person economy class from London

Experience the best of Morocco with a superb riad in Marrakech and Richard Branson's Kasbah Tamadot in the Atlas Mountains

Accommodation + activities Luxury 8 days

Families from $1,774 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $250 per person economy class from London

A family adventure of a life time. Explore bustling Marrakech & then venture out into the Sahara for camel trekking and wild camping.

Tailor-made Classic 8 - 10 days

Families from $1,002 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $250 per person economy class from London

Explore Marrakech and the magnificent Sahara Desert in style with a superb desert camp experience.

Tailor-made Luxury 8 days

Families from $1,082 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $250 per person economy class from London

Relaxing twin centre Marrrakech family holiday staying in a traditional riad & boutique resort. Includes a day trip out to the Atlas Mountains.

Tailor-made Classic 8 days

Families from $990 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $250 per person economy class from London

The ultimate Morocco in a week adventure. Trek the Atlas mountains, discover ancient kasbahs, camel trek to Troglodyte caves & explore Marrakech.

Tailor-made Classic 8 days

Families from $795 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $250 per person economy class from London

Enjoy a relaxing beach holiday on Morocco's Atlantic Coast. With an excellent surf school, spa and yoga house on site, it is perfect for families.

Tailor-made Luxury 1 week

Families from $708 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $250 per person economy class from London

Relax and enjoy a week’s family holiday at a boutique beach hotel on Morocco’s Atlantic Coast.

Tailor-made 8 days

Families from $456 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $250 per person economy class from London

Surfing holiday for families with boutique accommodation and options for non surfers.

Tailor-made Classic 8 days

Families from $780 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $250 per person economy class from London

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Accommodation

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Traditional chic riad
- Beautiful rooftop terrace
- Individually and tastefully designed
- Gorgeous communal areas

Luxury Desert Camp

Sahara Desert

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Stunning remote location
- All inclusive luxury desert camp
- Camel treks, sandboarding & sundowners
- Superb service & atmosphere

Riad Tzarra

Marrakech

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Intimate riad
- Traditional, yet sophisticated
- Lovingly furnished

Riad Adore

Marrakech

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Stylish contemporary riad
- Heart of Marrakech
- "Luxurious oasis of calm"

Domaine Malika

Atlas Mountains

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- 7 Bedroom Boutique Guesthouse
- Stunning Mountain Views
- Swimming Pool & gardens
- Authentic setting

Dar Mevada

Atlantic Coast

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- 3 bedroom villa
- Private Pool
- Private Garden & Roof Terrace
- Walking distance from beach

Dar Azreq

Atlantic Coast

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- 2 bedroom villa
- Shared Pool
- Private Garden & Terrace
- Walking distance to beach

Dar Etoile

Atlantic Coast

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- 1/2 Bedroom Villa
- Shared Pool
- Private Garden and Roof Terrace
- Walking Distance to Beach

Dar Jeseli

Atlantic Coast

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- 2 Bedroom Villa
- Shared Pool
- Private Garden and Roof Terrace
- Walking Distance from Beach

Riad Sila

Atlantic Coast

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- 3/4 Bedroom Villa
- Private Pool
- Private Garden and Roof Terrace
- Walking Distance from Beach

Riad Valmar

Atlantic Coast

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- 4/5 Bedroom Villa
- Private Pool
- Private Garden and Roof Terrace
- Walking Distance from Beach

Rebali Riads

Atlantic Coast

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Boutique Villas
- Swimming pool & tennis
- Walk to beach
- Great for families

La Sultana Oualidia

Atlantic Coast

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Upmarket accomodation
- Infinity pool, spa & private beach
- Romance and luxury

Paradis Plage

Atlantic Coast

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Surprisingly intimate beach resort
- Fresh, airy rooms rooms
- Relaxed, surfer chic styling
- Heated pool

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Swimming Pool
- Spacious Roof Terrace
- Excellent management
- Cheerful decor

El Fenn

Marrakech

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Exclusive, boho-chic accommodation
- Excellent location
- Swimming Pool
- Stunning suites

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Beautiful Small Hotel
- Central Medina Location
- Swimming Pool
- Spa

Kasbah Tamadot

Atlas Mountains

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Exclusive mountain retreat
- Sumptuous Rooms
- Two Swimming pools

Villa De LO

Atlantic Coast

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Gorgeous roof terrace views
- Stunning & elegant decor
- Luxurious option

La Diouna

Atlantic Coast

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Beautiful private villa
- Infinity pool
- Ocean Views
- Sheltered Lagoon Beaches
- Wild Atlantic Beaches

Jnane Tamsna

Marrakech

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Luxurious boutique hotel
- Stunning gardens
- Exquisite art and décor
- Tennis Court

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Luxury Hotel
- Extensive sports facilities
- Kid's Club
- Beachcomber Portfolio

La Mamounia

Marrakech

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Grand dame of Marrakech
- Just outside medina
- Large Pool
- Legendary 5* Hotel

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Gorgeous garden lodges
- Contemporary styling
- Tranquil palmery location
- Heated Pool

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Beautiful extensive Gardens
- Large Heated Pool
- Upmarket Hammam & Spa
- 15 mins. from the Medina

Douar Samra

Atlas Mountains

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Stylish Berber guesthouse
- Lovely gardens
- Fantastic views
- Warm service

Kasbah Ellouze

Sahara Desert

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Terraces & Pool
- Beautiful location
- Lovely ambience
- Warm hosts

Kasbah Du Toubkal

Atlas Mountains

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Stunning traditional building
- Mountain views
- Divine roof terrace

Kasbah Bab Ourika

Atlas Mountains

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Incredibly picturesque setting
- Lovely pool
- Beautiful Gardens
- Not so good for walkers

Dar Housnia

Marrakech

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Elegant small riad
- Self-contained family accommodation
- Roof terrace swimming pool
- Traditional medina location

Atlas Kasbah

Atlantic Coast

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Ideal for families
- Peaceful setting
- Gorgeous Mountain views
- Excellent local activities

Riad Up

Marrakech

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Modern and airy
- Large plunge pool
- Simple stylish rooms
- Lovely roof terrace

Dar White

Marrakech

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Minimalist decor
- 4 stylish rooms
- Terrace with Hot tub

Dar One

Marrakech

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Cosy communal areas
- Moroccan style rooms
- Views across Marakech

Kasbah Tabelkoukt

Atlantic Coast

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Infinity Pool
- Sea Views
- Lovely salon
- Spacious Rooms

Riad 72

Marrakech

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- 7 room traditional riad
- Contemporary Furnishings
- Excellent Service
- No Swimming Pool

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- 5 Star Resort
- Golf Course, spa & 2 pools
- Stylish & Comtemporary

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Lovely gardens
- Swimming pool
- Skoura Palmeraie
- Peaceful

Le Jardin Des Douars

Atlantic Coast

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Peaceful rural location
- Beautiful gardens
- Two pools
- Close to the Coast

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Intimate rural retreat
- Family friendly
- Heated swimming pool
- Close to the coast

L'Iglesia El Jadida

Atlantic Coast

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Boutique Property
- Converted Convent
- 14 Bedrooms

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Colourful mosaics
- Mediterranean garden
- Swimming pool
- Interconnecting rooms

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Central Medina location
- Friendly welcome & relaxed atmosphere
- Arty, eclectic style
- Beautiful ruined garden restaurant

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Stylish rooms
- Central Medina location
- Beautiful views of the city
- Fabulous reviews

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Refined service
- Large family suites
- Quirky styling

Riad Due

Marrakech

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Beautiful, spacious rooms
- Intimate and friendly
- Well located for exploring
- Plunge Pool

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Medina Location
- Small swimming pool
- Lovely roof terrace
- Fantastic family suite

Dar Adrar

Atlas Mountains

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Homely Berber guesthouse
- Fantastic views from terrace
- Great food
- Comfortable and clean

Riad Boussa

Marrakech

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Small intimate riad
- Medina location
- Modern & cosy
- Roof terrace

Riad Baoussala

Atlantic Coast

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Beautiful rural lodge
- Lovely heated pool
- Close to Essaouira
- Fantastic service

Dar Qamar

Sahara Desert

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Heated pool
- Nice communal gardens
- Old area of Agdz
- Crumbling kasbahs nearby

Riad Dar Imlil

Atlas Mountains

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Sophisticated decor
- 5 mins from village
- Breath taking views
- Small swimming pool

Dar Najmat

Atlantic Coast

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Close to beach
- Infinity pool
- Simple, elegant rooms

La Pause

Marrakech

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Peaceful surroundings
- Outdoor activities
- Moroccan wilderness

Riad El Arsat

Marrakech

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Traditional Moroccan rooms
- Large garden
- Spacious terraces

Chez Pierre

Sahara Desert

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Stunning, traditional building
- Mountain views
- Simple, traditional rooms

Riad Jona

Marrakech

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Traditional Riad
- Small Heated Pool
- Medina old town location
- Family Suite

Riad Chbanate

Atlantic Coast

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Seven suites
- Elegant & understated
- Romantic ambience
- Roof terrace with jacuzzi

Kasbah Azul

Sahara Desert

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Boutique Palmeraie Retreat
- Beautiful Gardens
- Heated Pool
- Walks in the nearby Palmeraie

Ocean Vagabond

Atlantic Coast

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Swimming Pool
- Close to the beach
- Walking distance of the old town

Villa Dinari

Marrakech

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Intimate garden chalets
- Peaceful suburb location
- Beautiful gardens
- Swimming pool

Fellah Hotel

Marrakech

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Large Heated Pool
- Design Hotel
- Art & Culture programs
- TOUCO local food cafe

Azzaden Trekking Lodge

Atlas Mountains

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Comfortable mountain lodge
- Excellent alternative to basic gites/camping
- Remote village location

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Family Friendly
- 3 Swimming Pools
- Large gardens
- Tennis Courts

L'Heure Bleue

Atlantic Coast

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Roof top swimming pool
- Located in the old town
- Elegant, colonial styling
- High end service

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Spacious rooms
- Beautiful views from the terrace
- Rustic styling with boutique touches

Ryad Watier

Atlantic Coast

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Spacious, well appointed family suites
- Central location
- Arty, airy atmosphere

Riad Caravane

Sahara Desert

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Gorgeous roof terraces
- Simple, stylish rooms
- Beautiful communal areas
- Small swimming pool

Kasbah La Cigogne

Sahara Desert

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Traditional Kasbah
- Swimming Pool
- Beautiful Location

Villa 55

Marrakech

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Good Value
- Heated Pool
- Friendly Service
- Family Rooms

Ouirgane Ecolodge

Atlas Mountains

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Traditionally run Berber guest house
- Lovely mountain views
- Swimming Pool
- Walking or Mountain Biking

Domaine de la Roseraie

Atlas Mountains

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Beautiful Gardens
- Indoor/Outdoor Swimming Pool
- Tennis Courts
- Spa (Jacuzzi/Sauna)
- Wifi is Available

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Eco Lodge
- Solar Heated Swimming Pool
- Bicycle Hire
- Solar Powered

Mohayut Desert Camp

Sahara Desert

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Dinner by starlight
- Camel Trek

Windy Kaouki

Atlantic Coast

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Comfortable apartments
- Nice sheltered pool
- Walk to beach
- Good value

Le Kaouki

Atlantic Coast

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Very atmospheric
- Budget beach option
- Candle-lit / no electricity
- Shared bathrooms

Chez Momo

Atlas Mountains

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Rustic chic accomodation
- Swimming pool
- Perfect respite

Dar Tassa

Atlas Mountains

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Wonderful location
- Simple unpretentious retreat
- Lovely day walks

Dar al Hossoun

Atlantic Coast

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Gorgeous design
- Stunning gardens
- Lovely pool

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Traditional Moroccan rooms
- Heated pool
- Beautiful garden

Wild Desert Camp

Sahara Desert

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Private camp
- Sahara Dunes location
- Basic

Casa Lila

Atlantic Coast

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Central Essaouira location
- Rooms with character
- Traditional riad

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Rural retreat
- Spacious gardens
- Large family apartments
- Just 25 minutes from Marrakech

Dar el Souk

Marrakech

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

-Great value for money
- Very close to the main square
- Family suite
- Plunge pool

Atlas Essaouira

Atlantic Coast

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Modern Hotel
- Sea Front
- Swimming Pool
- 156 rooms

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Characterful guest house
- Simple, charming rooms
- Welcoming hosts
- Beautiful orchard setting

Le Medina

Atlantic Coast

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Fantastic Location
- Luxury Spa
- Luxury rooms with sea views
- Swimming Pool

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Traditional farm house
- Colourful Gardens
- Home grown traditional food

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Large Gardens
- Solar Powered
- 10 Minute Walk from Beach

Kasbah Africa

Atlas Mountains

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Swimming Pool
- Private Sun Terraces
- Ipod Dock in Room

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Stylish Hotel
- Free Wifi
- Swimming Pool/Spa
- Friendly, Relaxed atmosphere

Dar Sidi Bounou

Sahara Desert

Our rating

5/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Exceedingly laid-back
- All food included
- Ideal for children

Scarabeo Camp

Marrakech

Our rating

5/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Private tent
- Moroccan wilderness
- Serene atmosphere

Tamsoult Hut

Atlas Mountains

Our rating

5/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Upgraded Mountain Gite
- Private En-Suite Room Available
- Azzaden Valley

L’Hippocampe

Atlantic Coast

Our rating

5/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Excellent location
- Great lagoon views
- Gated swimming pool

Our rating

4/10

Price guide

Price rating 1

- Very Basic Private Rooms
- Very Basic Shared Bathrooms
- Camping in summer / Gites in Winter
- Sleeping Bag Required

Our rating

4/10

Price guide

Price rating 1

- Wild camping
- Basic facilities
- Dorm rooms in refuges

Tigmi Trekking Lodge

Atlas Mountains

Our rating

4/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Basic Trekking Lodge
- More comfortable than basic gites
- En-Suite Accommodation
- Unheated

M'Hamid Guesthouse

Sahara Desert

Our rating

NA

Price guide

Price rating

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 506 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • Wow, we had a brilliant time!! Not sure where to start…

    Transport was great, very reassuring to have all that taken care of and all drivers were polite and helpful. Good to know in advance to have some dirham ready for tips.

    Treking: Our guide Hassan, muleteer Centim and chef were great. We’d never been guided before and were a little worried about how it would all work out but Hassan went at a pace that worked for us, always made sure we knew where we were going and happy to answer questions but also to give us some space. Food was such a treat! Beautiful locations and we were thoroughly looked after.

    Accommodation. Mountain lodge were brilliant. Very cold at night in Imlil so glad to have layers. Staff helpful, food plentiful and delicious. Ouirgane Eco Lodge was a real treat after the mountains. And the riad. Oh my goodness. We loved it! Breakfast on our own terrace, a pool to cool off in. So much space and so beautifully decorated. We couldn’t believe it was ours for the period of time and a great respite from the hustle and bustle of the souks.

    The balance of the trek and city was great for us, kids saw all kinds of things in both places that really opened their eyes. Weather was very kind to us so it was an extra treat to have the sunshine.

    It definitely felt like a real adventure and something that we’ll always remember as a family.

    We had plenty of info from Tourdust and plenty of prompt replies as my queries popped up.

    MissingKate A reviewing Marrakech & Mountains Family Trek on 26 April 2019

  • We had a wonderful trip to Morocco. What a fascinating country. Thank you so much for all of your help making things smooth and less stressful!

    Here are a few things we wanted to pass on:

    Dar Housnia was absolutely delightful. It was like an entire wing of a house to ourselves with perfect Moroccan decor. The private area where we ate was so cute, the riad staff so accommodating. I loved waking in the cozy space with our family and hearing both call to prayer as well as roosters. Just perfect.

    I was a little unclear how to ask what time we were being picked up etc, but your office promptly replied to my emails - even on weekends- when we had these questions about transport times. Once, we met our guide in Imlil these details we not problematic as our guide “Abraham” totally took care of us. Abraham was awesome. You should definitely request him again in the future. He was young (29)and energetic. He had a ton of hiking experience in Imlil as he was from there. He also seemed to know everything else about morocco, the desert, the culture, etc, etc. He was approachable, kind, patient, great with our kids and answered SO MANY of our questions.

    The hike was lovely - after rain the day prior in Marrakech - there was snow in the mountains. It was gorgeous. We may have been up for a longer hike up Mt Taboukel if I had known this was a realistic option for families ( I thought from reading that it was too technical for us). Yet not sure we had enough days for all these things always since getting in the desert was a priority.

    The mountain house, Dar adar, was just as described… very basic. The wifi was broken (which was a nice break when you have pre-teens addicted to phones, plus my husband called no wifi an amenity to not be available by email for his work!)). There was no heat and the fireplace helped a tad - but was so very cold in the rooms. My husband loved the rustic space, I may have gone up one step in niceness of mountain accommodation if I had to do it over again. Yet, meeting the other families in this Dar Adar (including another Tourdust family from England) made this house very memorable.

    We were then joined by our driver for the next several days, Jamal. What a fun guy and a perfect driver. He could joke with my kids, he had a fun smile, and he had worked with Abraham before so they were a great team. The drive to desert was long as I knew it would be. It was nice to have the stop on way there near Ait Ben Haddu. The drive back from desert was long. It was more near 10 hours of driving (plus 1 hour at lunch = 11 hours) but I wouldn’t have made any different choices.

    The luxury desert camp was far and away the highlight of our trip. The tents were adorable, I was sufficiently warm even at night inside the tent. We loved the camel riding, the ATV vehicles at a nearby camp, sunsets on the dunes, music around the camp fire, meals with others at the camp and more.

    The last night was at Riad Jona. This was so very very lovely. The food was amazing - such a good idea to eat here after our long drive back to Marrakech. They had a small dining pool plus a hot tub which was delightful. It was almost more of a boutique hotel as it had several rooms.

    MissingGwyneth R reviewing Luxury Family Desert Adventure on 11 December 2018

  • The highlights for us were the accommodation choices - we loved each place we stayed and for quite different reasons.

    We found the food really delicious at all the places. We were really impressed. We ended up eating dinner every night at Dar Housnia, which was really tasty but a bit expensive but we loved the convenience of it and loved everything else about the place.

    My 9yr’s favourite place was Douar Samra - he liked the rooms and all the meals. We all like the communal meals there. It was good to get to know other travellers. But my husband and I really loved the Douria Suite at Dar Housnia as it was great to the have space and down time by ourselves there. We spent some hours just lazing on the terrace after walking around Marrakech for hours.

    We also thought Kasbah Ellouze was really lovely too. They were super helpful accommodating the kids. They made sure we could celebrate NYE dinner with the kids as they go to bed early. It was really kind of them.

    We had a Hussain as our guide for trekking and he went with us on the road trip. We really liked him: friendly & kind, and not too loud & talkative (our family is on the quiet side!). Hussain was great with our two boys. He made them feel comfortable, kept them safe on the treks (ie speed walking ahead with them when they wanted (our 4yr old loved this!) and holding them securely on mules over the rough terrain) and he played football with them too!
    We had two different drivers who were both good - helped out when our 9yr old vomited from car sickness and were happy to drive slowly as needed.

    Also we thought your organisation of everything and choice of accommodation & guides was excellent. We had no complaints. We had a splendid, relaxed and easy holiday - we didn’t have to think of anything & it was all great.

    MissingHelen N reviewing Morocco Family Holiday: Kasbahs, Mountains & Souks on 30 January 2018

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Families consistently point to their time in Marrakech and in particular the Atlas Mountains as the real highlights of their holiday. We find many families also love the iconic opportunity to ride camels and of course spend some time relaxing at the beach at the end of their trip.

In Marrakech, accommodation is split between the medina (old town) and the Palmeraie (out of town resorts). The Palmeraie is great for families who want a relaxing base with swimming pools and loads of space, making forays into Marrakech for the day. However, we usually find ourselves recommending that families stay in the medina. This is for 2 reasons, firstly, the best time to explore the souks is in the mornings (when it is cool) and early evenings (when the central square comes alive with street performers), something you are unlikely to do if you are having to get taxis in and out of town. And secondly, because staying in a traditional riad is so very much part of the experience of Marrakech, enjoying breakfast on the roof terrace, whiling away an afternoon with a book in the shady courtyard or opening the huge ornate wooden doors and retreating from the madness of the souks into an oasis of calm. We constantly visit and revisit riads in Marrakech on the lookout for those suitable for families, preferring small properties with friendly hosts, small pools, rooftop terraces and family suites. This combination if surprisingly rare in Marrakech. Due to the architecture of the riads, there is only usually space for a small plunge pool at best.

In the Atlas Mountains, we love to recommend families consider our multi-day mule treks. Nowhere else is it so affordable to head out on a multiday trek as a family and we find the addition of mules for children to ride and the sense of contrast found in the countless small traditional Berber villages really brings the trekking alive for kids, even those who normally grumble at the thought of a walk. In most cases a multiday trek in the Atlas Mountains does mean pretty basic accommodation (think sleeping bags and shared basic bathrooms or camping), so if this is not your thing we would recommend staying in a nice guesthouse and heading out on day walks or mountain biking. It is important for families to understand that virtually all accommodation options with pools in the Atlas Mountains are located in the foothills with less spectacular views and walking on the doorstep, so you either need to decide to compromise location and views to get a pool or sacrifice the pool (we usually recommend latter). On our multiday and day treks, we have a fantastic team of local Berber guides and always send out a cook to prepare a delicious Berber picnic on the trail, there is nothing like sipping mint tea and a hot tagine with stunning mountain views after a morning of walking.

We find heading out to the Sahara Desert and riding a camel are high on the list for many families planning a holiday to Morocco. The important thing to understand about this is that the best place to do this is deep in the Sahara and a good 12 hours' driving time each way from Marrakech - not something you would want to consider without the best part of a week to dedicate (in which case you have the grounds for a fantastic family road trip). For families short on time we often recommend heading to Ait Benhaddou over the Atlas Mountains and at the start of the stony desert. Although you don't get the classic desert dunes experience, what you do get is the stunning ruined trading Kasbahs of Ait Benhaddou and Kasbah Telouet, and the opportunity to head out on an authentic camel trek. Ait Benhaddou is a 4 hour drive each way from Marrakech. It is also possible to ride camels outside Marrakech and on the Coast. This tends to be very touristy. We sometimes arrange camel treks in the Agafay desert, a small stoney desert outside Marrakech and along the deserted beaches of the Atlantic Coast.

Which brings us neatly to the Atlantic Coast. We recommend the Atlantic Coast for short City breaks (Essaouira) or for relaxing beach time at the end of the holiday. Being the Atlantic, the beaches tend to be vast expanses of sand and can be subject to wind and waves. For this reason, families are usually best with a swimming pool at their accommodation on the Coast. There are several fantastic options; Rebali Riads and Paradis Plage are two of our favourite recommendations for families. The Coast is particularly good for families who like to surf, body board or kite surf.

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