Ait Benhaddou | Morocco Family Adventure
FROM: USD $1,225 pp

Take your family on a Moroccan adventure! Marvel at the sights and sounds of Djemaa el Fna in Marrakech, trek on camels into the Sahara and camp out amongst the rolling sand dunes, discover legendary Ait Benhaddou and more! With plenty of free time for fun at the swimming pool and relaxation. This tour is designed for children aged 5 and over.

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Trip Highlights

Marrakech - Independently explore the busy souks UNESCO-listed medina watching craftsmen working and trading their goods
Ait Benhaddou - Visit the traditional mud brick kasbah city
High Atlas Mountains - Marvel at the awe-inspiring views from Mt Toubkal, North Africa’s highest peak
N'kob - Admire the Berber Oasis of 45 fortified villages
Ouarzazate - Explore the “gateway to the Sahara” and opt to visit the film studios
Merzouga - Enjoy free time in the traditional berber village
Todra Gorge - Walk through the towering 300m high rose red canyon
The Sahara Desert - Enjoy a leisurely camel trek through the Erg Chebbi dunes at sunset


Breakfast daily, 3 lunches and 7 dinners inclusive of a Berber camp dinner
Camel trek into the Sahara Desert
Sightseeing and entrance fees to all included sites
Escorted by an English speaking tour leader
All transportation and transfers in private 4x4 or mini van/touring vehicle
7 nights 3 star hotels and 1 night camping at a Berber desert camp in the Sahara
Guided tour of Ait Benhaddou
Specialist local guides at some sites
Arrival transfer from Marrakech Airport on day 1
All road taxes and tolls

Not Included

International flights and visa
Gratuity for your tour leader. We recommend USD$25 – 35 per adult for the entire tour. Tipping your tour guide is an entirely personal gesture
Note: Children under 12 years of age are not required to pay the Tipping Kitty
Tipping Kitty: USD$50 per adult, paid in USD or local currency


Day 1


Saturday. Upon arrival at Marrakech airport you will be met and transferred to our hotel. The Welcome Meeting at 18:00 this evening provides the opportunity to meet your guide and fellow travellers before dinner.
Overnight: Marrakech  |  Dinner

Day 2

UNESCO World Heritage - Ait Benhaddou

Marrakech - Ait Benhaddou. This morning we travel through The Roses Valley (which is famous for its roses), en route to legendary Ait Benhaddou, a fortified city situated along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech. Granted UNESCO World Heritage listing, the site had been the setting for many films including Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator. Enjoy a guided tour of this remarkable site, exploring the ancient winding alleys, towers and kasbahs - a handful of which remain inhabited today.
Overnight: Ait Benhaddou  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

Berber Oasis of Nkob

Ait Benhaddou - N'kob. After breakfast, we depart our hotel and journey towards the Berber Oasis of N'kob, located at the foot of the Jebel Saghro mountains, nestled amongst the exotic palmeries. Here, we have time to explore N’kob’s 45 mudbrick ksour’s (fortified village) and learn about Ait Atta Nomad’s and their way of life. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to walk through the Palmerie and soak up the stunning views around or perhaps enjoy an optional cooking lesson.
Overnight: Nkob  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4

Sahara camel trek & camp under the stars

Today we drive through the Anti Atlas ranges to cross The Draa Valley which is famous for its dates and we can stop and try some fresh ones en route. Then it’s time to head towards the Sahara Desert at Merzouga, where we transfer to our camels for an incredible trek across the vast Erg Chebbi dunes for a night at our authentic Berber Camp. An experience that is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on travellers young and old! We enjoy a relaxing evening in the desert; we can scale the giant sand dunes and watch an incredible sunset before settling down to enjoy local food and listen to Berber music. Tonight we camp under the glittering Saharan stars.
Overnight: Berber Camp - Sahara Desert  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Todra Gorge

Merzouga - Todra Gorge. Leaving the desert, we continue our journey to Todra Gorge. This 1000ft gorge is hemmed in on all sides by vertical limestone cliffs and is known as Morocco’s Grand Canyon. From its plunging depths to dizzying heights, the charm of Todra lies in its changing colours as the sun slowly moves from east to west. The afternoon is free to relax by the pool, go for a swim or a stroll.
Overnight: Todra Gorge  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6


Todra Gorge - Ouarzazate. This morning is free to further explore the Gorge, before enjoying a traditional lunch at a Berber cooporative, where we also have the opportunity to learn how traditional Berber carpets are made, and maybe even bargain for one. br>
Our afternoon finds us making our way to Ouarzazate - the Hollywood of North Africa. There's an optional visit to its famous film studios which have been used for films such as The Kingdom of Heaven, Alexander the Great, The Last Temptation of Christ and The Living Daylights.
Overnight: Ouarzazate  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

Famous Djemaa el Fna Square

Ouarzazate - Marrakech. Today we make an incredible journey over the Atlas mountains back to Marrakech. There's time to freshen up at our hotel before we head out for dinner at one of the restaurants in Djemaa el Fna Square, the exuberant market place which literally springs to life in the evenings. Filled with spicy aromas, exotic music, market stalls, snake charmers, magicians, storytellers and more, it is undoubtedly the liveliest and most captivating attraction in Morocco!
Overnight: Marrakech  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8

Marrakech city tour

Marrakech. This morning you can enjoy an optional guided tour of Marrakech with a local payment of 100 Dirhams per person, alternatively you can explore the city yourself or relax by the pool. Marrakech has some amazing places to explore, the winding streets and bustling souks, visiting Bahia Palace, the Jewish Quarter and the beautiful Koutoubia Mosque - the landmark of Marrakech, which towers over the ancient Medina.
Overnight: Marrakech  |  Breakfast

Day 9


Our Moroccan adventure finishes after breakfast, goodbyes and farewells to new found friends.

Prices & Dates

Departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to those who don’t have anyone to share a room with or anyone wanting the privacy of a single room. We offer a discounted price for children aged 5-11 years of age at time of travel.

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Extra Prices

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Post Tour Accommodation - Marrakech
USD $75
USD $105


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.

El Andalous Hotel & Spa, Marrakech

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

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!

La Rose Du Sable, Ait Benhaddou

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

La Rose Du Sable is a Kasbah-style property located within minutes of the fortified town of Air Benhaddou. Each traditionally decorated guestroom is ensuite and boasts spectacular views of the surrounding landscape. Guests can relax by the pool or on the Berber lounge terrace, while enjoying delicious local specialties such as tagine and couscous.

Kasbah Amazir, Todra Gorge

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: 2 Star Hotel

Nestled in a small oasis surrounded by palm trees, the traditional-style Kasbah Amazir is the perfect haven for those looking to relax. Guestrooms feature Berber carpets and bamboo furniture, with some also offering a private terrace. Enjoy a dip in the swimming pool or take a stroll in the gardens. For those looking to fill their holiday with a spot of adrenaline, hikes and climbs can be arranged nearby. After a long day you can enjoy a drink and traditional Moroccan dishes in the on-site restaurant.


Travellers have rated this tour as 5 out of 5 based on 2 recent reviews

Our tour of Morocco was exceptional. Every aspect of it from travel times, breaks, meals and activities were so well organized and made for a comfortable and exciting trip for my family and I.

Our tour guide Aissa really made the trip what it was. His knowledge of the country as a local and avid outdoorsman was invaluable. He was attentive and always put our needs first to make sure we were comfortable in any situation and that we were enjoying ourselves.

We were pleasantly surprised with how many unexpected activities we were able to do. For example we knew we would be staying in Todra Gorge but to walk through the old community garden plots surrounded by canyon walls and have the intricate irrigation system explained to us then see it in action. Experiences such as these are the memories will take away from this trip.

In summary my wife and I have traveled a lot with our two children and this was the best trip we’ve taken. We would highly recommend it to anyone with young children.

• Submitted 06 Mar 2018

On the whole a well organized and helpful guide on a value holiday.

• Submitted 22 Aug 2017

Our driver Hasan was the best driver ever and the car was the cleanest car I have ever seen...

Maddy White, aged 9 • Submitted 06 Apr 2013

Mohammed (tour leader) was charming and a great friend to us and especially great with kids. The vehicle was great. Cannot really fault the trip.

Philip Howling, aged 50 • Submitted 30 Mar 2013

My husband and our two kids aged 8 and 11 went on the family tour in December. I was a little worried about whether my children would enjoy the tour but the guides were excellent and the activities were great fun, they especially enjoyed the camel trekking and so did I! It was a great opportunity for the children to experience another culture whilst getting well looked after by our fantastic guide!

Claire Whiting • Submitted 12 Jan 2010

Just got back from our tour in Morocco, had a fantastic time, our guide Brahim was great and the kids loved him! Just wanted to say a big thanks to the on the go staff for making our holiday such a memorable one!

Robert and Maria Henderson • Submitted 16 Dec 2009

In Brief

Trip Type
Group Size
Min 4 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
3 star
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Breakfast: 8, Lunch: 3, Dinner: 7
Marrakech, Ait Benhaddou, Nkob, Erg Chebbi, Todra Gorge, Ouarzazate
Click to play videoBeautiful sky over the famous Djemaa el Fna in Marrakech
Click to play videoSand coloured kasbah in Ait Benhaddou
Click to play videoCamel walking through the Erg Chebbi sand dunes
Click to play videoThe rocky sides of the cliffs in Todra Gorge
City walls of Ouarzazate

On the whole a well organized and helpful guide on a value holiday.

Christopher Doggett
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