Morocco For Teens - 8 days
Experience the magic of Morocco on an exciting adventure for families with teens aged 12 years and over. Take in the atmosphere of Marrakech and its buzzing medina, wander through spectacular Todra Gorge, explore Ait Benhaddou – the backdrop of many famous films, camel trek into the Sahara and spend a couple of days in laid back Essaouira.
Saturday. Welcome to Morocco! Upon arrival at Marrakech International Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Why not relax by the pool before the pre-departure meeting at 18.00 where you will meet your fellow travellers.
Overnight: Marrakech | Dinner
Marrakech - Ouarzazate. After breakfast we head south to the film capital of North Africa - Ouarzazate. After a local lunch we have the chance to take an optional tour of
the film studios - famous for many blockbusters including Gladiators, The Last Temptation of Christ and James Bond's - The Living Daylights! We can also opt to go quad biking and further explore the town
Overnight: Ouarzazate | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ouarzazate - Sahara. This morning we take a stunning drive towards Erg Chebbi, stopping by a 14th century irrigation well and intricate network of canals on the way where we learn how the wells are made. Later we stop for a fantastic Moroccan lunch and relaxing swim. Afterwards we head to Merzouga before transfering to our camels for a trek into
the Sahara. We spend the night at our traditional Berber Camp. We enjoy local food, music and an amazing night out under the Saharan stars.
Overnight: Erg Chebbi | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Erg Chebbi - Ait Benhaddou. After a tasty breakfast in the Sahara we climb back on board our trusty camels and head out of the Sahara. Once out of the sand we get back on the road for a lunch stop at Todra Gorge. This 1000ft gorge is hemmed in on all sides by vertical limestone cliffs and is also called Morocco’s Grand Canyon. In the afternoon
we continue to famous Ait Benhaddou. One of Morocco's most famous UNESCO World
Heritage sites boasts great examples of Kasbahs, some of which remain inhabited.
Overnight: Ait Benhaddou | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Today is a free day to explore Essaouira, this colourful fishing town dating back to the 15th century when the Portuguese forst fortified it has great beaches and fantastic surfing. You can relax on the beach or if you fancy getting out and about then explore the UNESCO-listed medina with its various souks and woodcarving workshops. All of the city gates lead to the medina, so it's unlikely you will get lost. The beach sits in front of the Medina and there are a plethora of cafés with terraces, both ideal for relaxing for a few hours. Blue doors and window frames abound as do the artists’ shops – buy a carpet or Thuya wood carving or sit on the beach sipping a mint tea as the sun sets. There is also the opportunity to do some optional activities, such as quad biking, surfing, horse trekking and wind surfing or you can just simply sit on the beach and relax!
Overnight: Essaouira | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After breakfast we return to our hotel in Marrakech for our final night. Once here, we will get some free time to relax at the hotel before we start our guided city tour late this afternoon. We end the day our last group meal in the famous Djemaa El Fna, the legendary main square full of acrobats, snake charmers, juice sellers and various al fresco restaurants.
Overnight: Marrakech | Breakfast
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.
Prices & Dates
Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price. If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveller of the same sex on your tour, this can be arranged, thus avoiding the single person supplement.Read More
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.
El Andalous Hotel & Spa, Marrakech
Just 10 minutes from the airport, the El Andalous Hotel and Spa offers a welcome respite from the hubub of the city. Evoking the golden age of Arab-Andalusian culture; exotic and romantically rich. Guest rooms are well furnished with excellent en suite facilites as well as private balconies. The hotel pool is great place to relax by and enjoy a tasty beverage or two. The medina is just a 20 minute walk from here or a cab can get you there in a few minutes!
Extra Tour Info
Great tour. Khalid was exceptional, full of information, enthusiasm and great with our teenage children. ”