This family adventure holiday is designed to give a taste of the variety and colour of Morocco. Travelling from vibrant Marrakech, across the spectacular Atlas mountains, to the old red-walled city of Taroudant and the delightful fishing port of Essaouira, you’ll experience the very best of this beautiful and friendly country.
Travelling by minibus, you'll head across the Atlas Mountains, stopping to visit the spectacular Ait Benhaddou kasbah made famous in the film Gladiator. Learn about the life of the friendly and hospitable Berber people as you stay in their simple mountain villages.
Relax at the fishing port of Essaouira and ride camels along the beach, before exploring the lively and colourful souks of Marrakech, watching the Djemaa el-Fna come to life with acrobats and jugglers.
Accommodation is in local-style, comfortable hotels or riads; a traditional Moroccan house or palace with an interior garden.
Arrive at Marrakech Menara Airport and meet at the group hotel in Marrakech. Relax or explore the surrounding area of Old Marrakech.
Enjoy a tour of Marrakech, visiting Palais Bahia, a magnificent 19th century palace, and the city's renowned souks and markets. Then drive to Ait Benhaddou, stopping for a picnic lunch en route. Ait Benhaddou is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the set of several films including Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia and The Mummy.
Explore Ait Benhaddou before driving to Tazenakht and the high plateau of Taliouine at the foot of the Djebel Siroua Mountains. Reach the Souss Valley amidst a landscape of argan trees and stay in Riad Arganier d’Or, a traditional riad on a real working farm, where you can learn how people live in this very traditional area.
Enjoy a guided day walk around the surrounding area, passing through several small villages and fields in the shade of the walnut and argan trees. Visit a local villager’s house and learn how to cook a traditional Moroccan tagine. Spend time relaxing and enjoying the peace of the mountains, with views of Jebel Awlim and Tinerqwet, before continuing back to Ifergane.
Drive to Taroudant and stop to visit this impressive Berber market town. Continue along the coastal road to Essaouira, a former pirates’ lair which is now an active fishing port and attractive resort. After arriving, you’ll have time to relax or explore the town.
Enjoy a free day – Essaouira has wide sandy beaches where you can hire camels, go for long walks or even try kite-surfing. Explore the town with its great fish restaurants and bazaars or eat at a stall on the quayside.
Enjoy the morning at your leisure before transferring to your hotel in Marrakech, allowing time for final souvenir shopping and a look at the activities in the Djemaa El Fna.
Depart your hotel for Marrakech Airport and fly back to the UK.
You should note: You can extend your stay for 3 nights in Marrakech in a riad. Spend time roaming the markets, tasting street food and experiencing the unique culture. Airport transfers included. From £175 per person.
- Prices from (exc. international flights): £599 per adult, £529 per child
- Prices from (inc. flights from/to UK): £1,159 per adult, £1,079 per child
Flight prices are subject to change, and prices tend to be higher during peak periods.
Child prices apply for ages 11 and under at the time of travel.
- Duration: 8 days
- Ideal for ages: 5+
- Itinerary type: Small group
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