The best stories never end and instead continue off the page. Morocco is a land built from fairytales, set in the landscape at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, pressing against the Atlantic Ocean, and moving across the Sahara Desert. Explore the far reaches of the stories that live in the culture and heritage of the country. Embrace the landscapes and let the rhythm of Marrakech enchant you. This custom tailored tour provides the storybook vacation the entire family will enjoy. When myths...
Day 1 - 2
Marrakech – The Joys of Marrakech
Adventure comes in many forms and when you can discover the world with your family, there is no better experience. Your make your way to the airport to catch your flight to the unique world of Morocco. The possibilities of the country fascinate the kids and delight you. You can imagine the blue painted walls of Medina. The characteristic spices line the market place and add rainbow colors to the cityscape. The kids think of sultans and castles, desert battles and regal horses. Morocco encompasses the splendor of the seaside and the rugged majesty of the mountains. The entire family is enraptured by the persistent traditions, ready to see the mosques and colorful robes in person. The closer the plane moves towards Morocco the more excited the children, the more tangible the culture, and the more enchanting the possibilities.
Welcome to the exotic North African city, filled with the enrapturing charm of Morocco. Marrakech is a city of soul and color. Snake charmers fill plazas and dance with the mesmerized serpent. Music pours out of cafes and alleyways. The paths in the Medina twist and wind in an ancient maze meant to deter raiders, forcing them to lose their way in the swirling streets. Today those very streets add to the wonder of the historic city and the character of the people.
Your private transfer meets you at the airport and soon you are venturing through the streets for an afternoon stroll. Minarets and palace towers make a lavish skyline and against the backdrop of the rambling Atlas Mountains. Djemma El Fna is the main square and entrance to the Old City. Stalls decorate the open space and fortune-tellers encourage your future. The family has stepped into a unique world of enchanted streets. It’s a combination of modern luxuries and fantastical stories.
The kids are already awed by the vision of life before them. Rooftop cafes provide views to the mountains and overlook the square. The aroma of mint tea and honey swirls through the air. Donkey-drawn carts move through the alleyways. In the Old City private mansions hide behind the high walls. The interior courtyards offer a respite from the enthusiastic streets. The gardens provided a touch of countryside to the cityscape. The marvels of Morocco have begun to reveal themselves and you have only just arrived.
Marrakech – In the Spirit of Things
Marrakech – Stories Come Alive
Marrakech – Called to the Essaouira Seaside
Marrakech – Adventuring the Mountains
Day 7 - 8
Ouarzazate – On the Border
Marrakech – Storybook Ending
- Adventure to the Gates of the Desert at Ouarzazate to witness an exceptional city made from the desert
- Immerse the family in the fairytale-like cities and unique culture specific to Morocco
- Adventure into the mountains to visit the exceptional panorama around the Kik Plateau
- Witness elegant mosques and the tremendous palaces inside the city of Marrakech
- See the stories of 1,001 Nights come to life during a stunning dinner show
- Venture through the captivating alleyways of the famous souq
- Explore the charming seaside village of Essauira
Morocco has always fascinated the world for its rich history and enduring culture. The fortresses rise over oceans and mountaintops. The cities are built like mazes. The colorful spices match the rainbowed landscape. On this 9-day family friendly tour of Morocco you will explore the storybook heritage of the countryside stationed at the heart of Marrakech. The city combines the exotic and the familiar. Private mansions are steeped in historic design and architecture. The main square is an image of classic tales, filled with cheery vendors that call out to passersby.
Snake charmers provide music and cafes offer tea. The family arrives in Marrakech. You are immediately whisked into the frenzied wonder and your Moroccan story begins. Your guide tours you through the emblematic images of the city. Visit Menara Gardens and the Saadien tombs. The architecture of Bahia Palace takes you back in time to the power of sultans and the grace of royals. Enjoy the city at your leisure, allowing the family time to grasp that Marrakech is an example of a living adventure, and not just a dream.
A Fantasia dinner takes you into the depths of heritage as the stories that create myths and fairytales come to life around you in a marvelous dinner show. Make your way on a full day tour to the charming fishing village of Essaouira. See where the desert meets the ocean. Travel into the rugged Atlas Mountains and reach the limits of Kik Plateau. In the city of Ouarzazate the desert comes to life with golden buildings that blend into the sand and oases that sprout out of arid red rock. The stories of Morocco are primed with adventure and fantasy. They take you through legendary landscape and mythical cities. Every good story has a finale. But every great story never ends.
$2,632 per person (excluding international flights)
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