The desert landscape draws you in with golden sands and rising dunes. Palaces constructed from clay continue to tower over the expansive flatland. Mountain passes flourish with cedar trees and hints of spices. This custom tailored vacation will captivate the entire family, telling tales of timeless culture and remote fortresses. Camels leave hoof prints in the soft soil and oases blossom out of the desolate landscape. Your children will marvel at the exotic snake charmers and find life similar...
Ouarzazate – Whisking the Family A World Away
The world becomes new with your arrival in Ouarzazate, Morocco. The city has been nicknamed the “Door of the Desert,” and sits between three different valleys. The town is filled with Berbers, the predominant indigenous people of North Africa. The earthen buildings shimmer gold in the drifting sunlight. The kids will think they have arrived in a desert palace, surrounded by historic walls and filled with exotic culture. Ouarzazate has been featured in films from Lawrence of Arabia to Gladiator. The city maintains a feeling of importance, having once been the main stopping point on the trans-Saharan trade route.
The souk bustles with people at all hours of the day, filled with traders that once came all the way from Timbuktu. The city is filled with meandering aromas, from the arid desert earth to the nearby lush valleys, to the aromatics of couscous emanating from homes. Atlas Movie Studios is situated nearby and has helped dress historical fiction on the big screen for decades. The kids feel like they have stepped into a movie themselves, eager to journey out into the surrounding landscape and search for hidden culture, buried treasure, or ancient civilizations. The wonders of Morocco turn every moment into possible inspiration.
Tazzarine – An Imaginative Oases
Tazzarine – Embracing Desert Lands
Tazzarine – Nature’s Source
Aït Ben Haddou – Strengthening Bonds
Marrakech – Surpassing the Mountains
Marrakech – Family Legend
Marrakech – Leaving Impressions
- Journey through the stunning landscape of the Sahara Desert on camelback
- Visit tremendous Kasbahs familiar for their roles in award-winning movies
- Traverse ancient towns built out of the desert landscape
- Listen to stories and experience the spirited Moroccan culture on the antique streets of Marrakech
- Explore desert oases to find date fields and flowing palm trees
- Create an unforgettable and inspiring family vacation along the desert and mountains of Morocco
Morocco is filled with exotic spirit and enchanting heritage. From the tip of the mountainous landscape to the expansive dunes of the desert, culture flourishes in an amalgamation of historic North African trade. This 8-day Morocco family vacation package, arranged by your Morocco tour operator, takes the family on a cinematic escape, filled with picturesque panoramas and unforgettable villages. Blue-Bedouins traverse the desert and Barbary apes laze about in mountain forests. Fortunetellers predict adventure and magicians make themselves disappear. The family is placed at the center of Morocco’s expressive marvels.
Your impression of Morocco is immediately inspirational when you arrive in Ouarzazate. The city is the gateway to the Sahara and was an important stop for caravans on the trans-Saharan trade route. The kids delight in the earthen façade and storybook quality of the city. Your private guide meets you and takes you around Taourirt Kasbah, a walled city constructed by the Glaoui Family. Travel through the stunning heights of the Tizi n’Tichka Pass and through the lush fields of the Draa Valley to the Oasis of Tazzarine. The greenery blossoms in palm trees and henna fields. Signs of modern civilization have disappeared and the kids are excited to journey into the desert.
You board a camel train and make your way into the Sahara. Your guides play music and tell stories under the stars. The kids marvel at the vast expanses of both the desert and the sky. Return to Tazzarine and make your way to Aït Ben Haddou, a fortified Kasbah with dramatic red walls. The kids ardently explore the old city before you pass through the High Atlas Mountains en route to Marrakech. The city embodies the vivacious essence of Morocco. The entire family is quickly charmed by the city’s antique lavishness and permeating culture. On your final day in Morocco, your private transfer meets the family at the hotel and takes you to the airport.
$1,795 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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