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Morocco with Teens

8 days  |  Starts/Ends: Marrakech  |  from USD $1,399  |   Guaranteed Departure 

Experience the magic of Morocco on an exciting adventure for families with teens, taking in the atmosphere of Marrakech and its buzzing medina, hiking through spectacular Todra Gorge, camel trekking into the Sahara and sleeping under the stars, and exploring Ait Benhaddou – the backdrop of many famous films.

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Day 1

Saturday. Welcome to Morocco and the start of your family holiday! Upon arrival at Marrakech Airport transfer to your hotel for check-in. Later this evening is a welcome meeting at the hotel, where you’ll meet the rest of your group and guide. Spend the rest of the evening at your own leisure – if time permits why not take in the buzzing atmosphere of the main square, Djemaa el Fna.
Overnight: Marrakech  |  Dinner

    Marrakech
Day 2

Marrakech - Dades Gorge. Today we will make our way through striking landscapes to Dades Gorge, an awe-inspiring valley which stretches from the High Atlas Mountains to the Jebel Sarhro range in the south. Spanning some 2090 kilometres across Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, the Atlas Mountains are an impressive sight to behold and can lay claim to the highest peak in northern Africa, Mount Toubkal. On our way to Dades Gorge we will pass medieval kasbahs – built by the original inhabitants of northern Africa, the Berbers, and stop at a vantage point where we can take in spectacular views of snow-capped peaks while enjoying a cup of sweet minted tea.
Overnight: Dades Gorge  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

Dades Gorge – Todra Gorge. After breakfast we head east and discover the stunning Todra Gorge with its 300m high cliffs towering above us. Created millions of years ago, the striking gorge snakes its way through the rugged mountain range. The final 600m of the Todra Gorge are spectacular as the canyon narrows to a flat stony track as little as 10m wide in places with sheer and smooth rock walls up to 160m high on each side. We will have an early lunch at a village co-operative where hundreds of hand made Berber rugs, kilims and carpets are displayed and offered for sale. Then the afternoon is free to explore the gorge, walk through the Palmerie or if you're feel active, try your hand at rock climbing (dependent upon weather conditions, book/pay locally).
Overnight: Todra Gorge  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Todra Gorge
Day 4

Todra Gorge - Erg Chebbi sand dunes. This morning we will cross the mountainous landscapes of Jebel Sarhro, before stopping for lunch and a swim. After we will travel down to the Erg Chebbi sand dunes, the starting point of our adventure into the mighty Sahara Desert. Travelling by camel we will make our way across the dunes, passing wave upon wave of orange dunes that roll out into the distance, with endless patterns of light and shade creating the most spectacular panoramic views. Arriving at our simple Berber camp, we will enjoy dinner and a night under the stars.
Overnight: Berber Camp  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Erg Chebbi - Ouarzazate. After a spectacular sunrise over the desert, we will make our way back to our frontier post where there will be time to freshen up before continuing on our adventure. Our next stop will be the verdant Draa Valley, brimming with natural, historical and archaeological wonders. En route we will pass through many small villages, where a lack of modernity makes it appear as if time has stood still. Women are fully veiled while washing their clothes on the riverbanks and the watchful men seem distant, unaccustomed to foreign visitors.

Following the route of 1000 Kasbahs we will continue our journey on to Ouarzazate. Sitting at an altitude of 1160 metres in the middle of a barren plateau, Ouarzazate lies at the cross roads of all routes going north, south, east, and west, making it a key trading post in both ancient and modern times. Today, the area is mostly populated by Berber people, who were constructors of the numerous fortified kasbahs and dwellings for which the region is famous. After hotel check-in enjoy free time for the remainder of the day – consider some much needed rest and relaxation by the pool.
Overnight: Ouarzazate  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Ouarzazate - Ait Benhaddou - Marrakech. This morning there will be the chance to opt for a quad biking excursion, or to visit a famous film studio that produced classic movies such as Lawrence of Arabia, Alexander the Great and The Last Temptation of Christ. Later we will make our way to the nearby fortified city of Ait Benhaddou - built for defence purposes high on a hill with a bubbling steam within it shadows, this stunningly well preserved medieval city is a true highlight of our tour. Famously used as a backdrop in the film 'Gladiator', its beauty is unrivalled by any other fortified village in south Morocco. We will make our way back to Marrakech for the evening.
Overnight: Marrakech  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Ait Benhaddou
Day 7
Djemaa el Fna

Today is your chance to really get a feel for Marrakech. In the morning a guided tour will take us around the old part of the city. Within the rose-coloured walls of the medina and through a tangle of winding streets and bustling souks, we will arrive at the focal point of the city – Djemaa el Fna, an exuberant gathering and market place. Full of colour, spicy aromas and traders it is best seen in the evening when overflowing with food stalls, dancers, acrobats, fortune tellers, musicians and henna artists. Towering over all this is the iconic Koutoubia mosque, the tallest building in the city and a reminder of the importance of Islam to the lives of the city’s residents. Spend the afternoon at leisure, pamper the family at the local hammam or further explore the city independently.
Overnight: Marrakech  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Saturday. Our touring arrangements come to an end after breakfast and hotel check-out. Spend the morning relaxing or picking up some last minute souvenirs.
Breakfast

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

Kasbah de la Vallee, Dades Gorge
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Riad

Kasbah de la Vallee is decorated according to the moroccan tradition, with patterns and colours typical of the south. The rooms are comfortable, with private bathrooms.

Desert Camp, Merzouga
Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Standard Camp

Camping out in the desert is a wonderful experience, seeing the myriad of stars in the sky.

Les Jardins , Ouarzazate
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

A fairly new hotel in Ouarzazate, the Hotel les Jardins is in the traditional style of Kasbah, with spacious rooms. The hotel is set in manicured gardens.

Trip Highlights

Marrakech - UNESCO-listed Place Djemaa el Fna,(medina, souks and market place)
High Atlas Mountains and views of Mt Toubkal - North Africa's highest peak
Erg Chebbi sand dunes - reaching some 250m high
Todra Gorge - towering red canyon
Ait Benhaddou - UNESCO-listed fortified kasbah city
Bahia Palace - 19th Century palatial residence of the grand vizier Sidi Moussa
Dades Gorge - imposing valley & stream cut within the mountain range
Merzouga - Berber village and start point for our camel trek into the great Sahara
Ouarzazate - opt to visit the film studio

Included

Full board – 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners including Berber camp dinner
Arrival transfer from Marrakech airport on day 1
Guided tour of Marrakech
Specialist local guides at some sites
Entrance fees to all included sites
6 nights 3 star hotel and 1 night camping - Berber desert camp in the Sahara
Camel trek into the great Sahara
Escorted by an English speaking tour leader
All transportation and transfers in private 4x4 or mini van/touring vehicle
All road taxes and tolls

Not Included

Gratuity for your tour guide. Budget approx USD$2 - 3 per person per day. Tipping your tour guide is an entirely personal gesture.
Note: On some road journeys, the tour leader may not be in your particular vehicle
Tipping Kitty: USD$50
International flights and visa
Entrance Fees: Included

Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. On all of our family tours we guarantee that parents and teenagers rooms will be side by side or directly adjacent.

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XMAS Departure
Please note this tour departs on a Wednesday.
Wednesday Departure
2015
Price/Person
Single Supp.
Easter departure, book early!
USD $1399
USD $279
 
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USD $279
 
USD $1399
USD $279
 
USD $1399
USD $279
 
USD $1399
USD $279
 
USD $1399
USD $279
Xmas departure, book early!Please note this tour departs on a Wednesday.
USD $1399
USD $279

Supplementary Prices

 
Twin/Double
Single Supp.
Private Tour Supplement
USD $1000
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Travellers on this tour must be 12 years and above.

We do not offer a triple share option on this holiday as many hotels do not offer this room type, but if travelling as a party of 3, the third person may choose to purchase the 'Single supplement' added to the 'Twin/Double' price for the comfort of their own room. Alternatively, if an adult in your tour party is happy to be paired up with another adult traveller of the same sex on your tour, this can be arranged, thus avoiding the single person supplement.

Tour Details
Starts
Marrakech
Ends
Marrakech
Departs
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
3 star
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 7, Lunch: 5, Dinner: 6

Great tour. Khalid was exceptional, full of information, enthusiasm and great with our teenage children.

Jonathan Glass
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