Morocco: Marrakesh, Sahara & Fès
Family
9 Days / 8 Nights
Introduction
Our own kids say it was their best day EVER. Our family vacation in Morocco found us four-wheeling the Moroccan plains, then clambering onto a camel, swaying into steep Saharan dunes to watch the sun set, and settling into a Berber encampment to eat and sing and dance around the campfire before nodding off in a carpeted luxury tent. The very best day...unless you count spotting wild monkeys on a walk in a cedar forest, hanging out with shepherd families, watching the snake charmers in Marrakesh, squeezing past donkey carts in the ancient alleys of Fès, or biking along the dikes in an oasis. As adults, we love Morocco, and it's even better to enjoy family vacations in Morocco with the kids. The terrain ranges from snow-capped mountains to deep, colorful valleys carpeted with fields and date palms. You'll meet members of our extended family who welcome us onto their farms and into their homes. We stay in lovely hotels, every one with a swimming pool. And the best surprise of all is the warmth and pride with which the Moroccans welcome us and make everyone feel comfortable and well cared for.
Itinerary at a glance
DAYS 1-2 - FÈS
We begin our Morocco trip in Fès (2 nights). From our luxury hotel, we go for a stroll that includes a 16th century fortress and ceramic district for the kids. At our friends' country estate, we'll meet the locals and the kids will enjoy exploring. And we go time-traveling back to the 9th century as we explore the Medina in Fès before dinner at one of Morocco's finest restaurants.

DAYS 3-4 - ERFOUD / MERZOUGA
On our long drive into the Middle Atlas Mountains, we walk in cedar forests inhabited by Barbary apes, then check into our restored fortress/hotel in Erfoud (1 night). We'll meet local farmers and children as we take a path through their fields to the home of a Blue Man family. Later, we 4-wheel out to the Saharan dunes at Merzouga (1 night) where we ride camels and overnight at a Berber encampment with all the amenities.

DAYS 5-6 - OUARZAZATE
En route to Ouarzazate (1 night) we'll walk in an oasis gorge, have lunch at a local Berber family home, and visit a kasbah that appeared in Gladiator and Romancing the Stone, ramble the foothills of the Atlas Mountains and meet the students at a small country school.

DAYS 7-9 - MARRAKESH
Our last stop is Marrakesh (3 nights). We'll visit Djemaa el-Fna square to see the snake charmers. There's shopping in the souks and a final dinner in an over-the-top private mansion. On our final day, our family vacation in Morocco ends as we transfer to the airport for departure.
Starting Point: Fès – 9:30 am – Lobby of first night hotel
Ending Point: Marrakesh – After breakfast with airport transfer

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The kids will love...
  • Sand surfing on the world’s highest dunes
  • Playing drums around a Berber campfire
  • Riding a camel at sunset


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Tour Dates & Prices
Tour prices are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement is only applicable if you are traveling solo and/or have a room to yourself.
TOUR DATES
TOUR PRICES
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Dec 28, 2020-Jan 5, 2021$5195.00$895.00
Mar 27-Apr 4, 2021$4995.00$895.00
April 3-11, 2021$4995.00$895.00
June 19-27, 2021$5145.00$895.00
Dec 28, 2021-Jan 5, 2022$5195.00$895.00


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What's Included
  • Accommodations for 9 days and 8 nights
  • Support vehicle(s)
  • Trip literature
• 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 dinners
• Full-time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip, handle behind-the-scenes logistics 
• Admissions to sites and other scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary
• Gratuities for hotels, meals and baggage
• All land transportation during the trip
Above & Beyond Benefits
  • Invisible Check-In
    When your group arrives, we whisk you and your bags to your room immediately. No waiting – no tipping.
  • Privileged Access Events
    One-of-a-kind access to remarkable people, places and activities arranged just for you.
Morocco: Marrakesh, Sahara & Fès
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The Moroccan climate is very temperate in the late spring and early fall, but it can get quite cold at night in the winter and fall. In March and May the temperature averages in the high 70s to low 60s. In June and September it can be quite hot with averages in the high 90s to low 70s. In November and December the daytime temperature is usually in the middle to high 60s.


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Accommodations
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Hotel Sahrai

On a hill between the Fes Medina and the New Town, this boutique hotel has unparalleled views. Light-flooded rooms are decorated with a contemporary twist on Moroccan design. Facilities include an infinity pool, fitness center and Givenchy spa.

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L’HOTEL by Château de Sable

Featuring an outdoor swimming pool and fitness center, L’Hotel by Chateau de Sable is located in Erfoud, 22 miles from the Celestial Ladder Hannsjörg Voth sculpture. All rooms have a flat-screen TV, garden view and terrace.

Africa Morocco Sahara Desert Merzouga Madu Berber encampment dining tents at night culture - luxury vacation destinations
Madu Encampment

The luxury Madu encampment is situated in the dunes of the Sahara and offers accommodation in large nomadic tents made of hand-woven camel and goat hair. Tents include en suite bathroom, mattresses, colorful fabrics, Berber kilims and lanterns.

Africa Morocco Ouarzazate Berbere Palace beautiful outdoor pool at night bright lanterns  - luxury vacation destinations
Berbere Palace

Considered the best in the desert, this hotel is designed as a typical walled Moroccan village. Rooms are scattered throughout the beautifully manicured gardens, while the main building houses props from the many movies shot in and around Ouarzazate.

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Les Jardins De La Koutoubia

In the heart of the Marrakech medina, this hotel is both elegant and authentic. In graceful Moroccan style, most rooms face an inner patio that contains a gorgeous pool. The hotel also boasts a serene Clarins spa.

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