Morocco Family Vacation Package
Morocco Family Vacation P...
Marrakech, Essaouira, High Atlas Mountains, Fes, Rabat
7 Days / 6 Nights
Morocco is nothing less than spellbinding. Style and symbolism ooze from all areas of this North African jewel. Few destinations offer such diverse options geographically and culturally. Discover medieval history, artistry and architecture alongside modern metropolises. From beaches to deserts to the High Atlas mountains, you’ll explore by camel and mule, and Morocco will capture your heart.
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Fantasia at Chez Ali is a folkloric show that features traditional music displays of horsemanship and fireworks. At a drum-making workshop, you’ll learn how traditional Moroccan tom-tom drums are made and create your own drums as a family.
Head to a small village outside Marrakech and enjoy a private outdoor cooking class hosted by a local chef. Learn about Moroccan spices, including Ras el Hanout, the definitive spice of Moroccan cuisine. Bake bread the Moroccan way using a traditional earthen wood-fueled stove. Prepare a tagine, a version of the classic Moroccan stew. Your vegetables are grown in the garden onsite.
Drive south through the scenic cedar forests of the Middle Atlas Mountains, following the green Ziz River valley until it ends at the Sahara Desert. Soon after, you will arrive at the Tafilet Oasis, which was the last stop on the trans-Saharan trading route before Timbuktu. Continue by 4×4 and venture toward the legendary dunes of remote Znigui. Spend the night at your private desert encampment.
Our CommUnity Impact Tours give travelers a truly global perspective — an inside look at what is being done in their destination to renew social, ecological and cultural resources and help these communities flourish. Through these immersive, one-a-kind experiences, our travelers have the opportunity to exchange ideas, customs and problem-solving techniques in the spirit of mutual respect, and to contribute with time or resources to emerging communities.
The American was founded in 1927 and provides veterinary care to the working donkeys of Fes medina. Spend time helping the veterinarian. The American Fondouk is a unique nonprofit organization dedicated to providing people-to-people aid through offering free veterinary care for the hard-working donkeys, mules, and horses of Morocco. Treating working animals in the developing world is considered to offer a significant contribution towards safeguarding the livelihoods of the poorest and most vulnerable members of the community, both in the towns and in the countryside.
The Fes Children’s library is a recently established lending library in the underserved Medina. Spend time teaching the kids to count in English! The library was started by a group of neighbors living in the Fez Medina. We wanted to offer the children in our community a place where they could discover books and develop a love of reading. This is the only children’s library in Fez. The library has received more than 22,000 visits since opening in January 2015, with an average of 1000 visits each month. There is a huge need here and it’s exciting to see the immediate response from the kids.
Experience an evening of local dining as your family joins a resident family for a shared meal around their table. Learn customs and traditions while exchanging ideas about family life and culture. Based upon the preference of the client, as well as destination, this opportunity may be a shared meal, cooking lesson and/or market visit.
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Scholars, architects, historians and artists travel from all over the world to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Fes, a remarkably preserved city which functions largely as it did in the Middle Ages, when it was an important center of culture and famed for its university. Highlights of your full day include the Bou Inania Medersa (koranic university), the Foundouk Nejjarine (which has an excellent museum), the shrine of Moulay Idriss II, countless souks, and Fes’s famous tanneries. See the stunning gates of the Royal Palace. Drive to the extensive Roman ruins at Volubulis (about 1 hour from Fes) and tour the capital of the ancient Roman province of Mauritania. Volubulis has some outstanding mosaics still located in situ. Rabat, the current political capital of Morocco, as well as neighboring Salé, were once notorious as havens to the feared Barbary pirates, who terrorized Atlantic and Mediterranean trade, capturing prisoners to hold them for ransom.
There is no minimum age as we can accommodate and customize any trip. To participate and engage, we feel children get a lot of a visit to Morocco beginning at 6 or 7 years old. There can be some long drives when getting a full look at Morocco. We will customize to the client and the family’s interest. Children ages from 8 or 9 years old are ideal. Once kids have a bit of patience for some ground travel, we see them able to get a richer variety of experiences.
Summer is very hot in Morocco. We avoid the desert south in summer and we are sure to suggest hotels with swimming pools. Best to avoid the end of the Ramadan holiday month. In 2017, Ramadan will be May 26-June 25; it moves 10 days earlier each year) and the big holiday right after Ramadan, Eid Al Fitr (June 26-27). Best to avoid Eid Al Adha (in 2017, September 1-2; it moves 10 days earlier each year).
No visa is required for this destination for a stay of up to 180 days.
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