Morocco with family, things to know before leaving

A destination with thousands of directions, Morocco is also an easily accessible country three hours from Paris, ideal for accustoming children to travel in complete safety. before revealing yourself Things to see or do with the familyhere is some practical information…

Practical information before traveling to Morocco with your family

Morocco can be visited all year round however, it is preferable to avoid the summer period in July and August in order to explore the desert in the best way without being affected by the heat too much with small children. However, the period from June to October is by far the best for swimming on the Atlantic coast.

no vaccine Traveling to Morocco is not mandatory, but vaccination against hepatitis A is still recommended.

food side, a wide variety of Moroccan cuisine in its composition, very interesting from a nutritional point of view. Rich in vegetables, legumes, semolina, fish, meat, olive oil… It is similar to the Cretan diet. A typical North African dish, couscous alone covers all food categories! Your child will love the oriental cuisine with its subtle aromatic flavors.

Riad, typical accommodation in Morocco
Riad, typical Moroccan accommodation © TheUjulala / Pixabay

to welcome you You will find various types of accommodation suitable for families, such as ghost houses or guest houses (mostly old riads), which are very practical when traveling as a tribe. You can also stay in traditional riads that have been converted into hotels. Some types of accommodation, such as the 3 or 4 day bivouac, offer you unique experiences that your little family will never forget. For a best-in-class stay, Mazagan Hotel Resort, a prestigious tourist complex guarantees you a luxurious stay in the purest Moroccan tradition. Everything is planned to accommodate families. The hotel offers a free kids club and swimming pool, among other services.

What to do with children?

Enjoy the pleasure of the beach on the magnificent beaches

Atlantic coast in Morocco
Moroccan beach, a child’s paradise © hs-gestaltung / Pixabay

A huge playground, Morocco is full of fun things to do with the family. Swimming is the activity that young people enjoy the most. Bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Atlantic on all the West coasts, Morocco reveals magnificent seaside resorts and beautiful and varied beaches on a quality coastline to suit all your desires. On the Agadir side, or between Essaouira and Casablanca, you’ll find quiet family beaches that are endowed and appreciated by families. If you prefer wilder places, the beaches bordering Essaouira or Saidia will meet all your expectations.

Discover the magic of the east

snake charmer in Morocco
Snake charmer in Morocco © Dorothée Quennesson / Pixabay

Youngsters, no matter what age they are, will love visiting the souks of Fez or Marrakech. Picturesque and utterly exotic in sounds, colors and smells, the bazaars are brimming with trinkets and unusual objects. You can also take them to visit the Medina by bike or explore the city by horse-drawn carriage before stopping at the Jemaa el-Fna square in Marrakech, where the poor and snake charmers will get their full attention. Horse carriages are also provided to get around the walls. Give them a good fresh juice for a few dirhams so they can withstand the heat! Jemaa El Fna square is as lively in the evening as it is during the day. Your little tribe will be happy to participate in the activities offered to audiences of all ages or to applaud street acrobat performances.

Escape and bivouac in desert dunes

family camel getaway
Family Camel Run © natasevilla / Pixabay

Play desert nomads with your family and fill your memories during a timeless outing. Take part in a 4X4 hike or more naturally on the back of a camel. You will spend a night under the stars in the middle of the desert after setting up the tent and sharing a short time around the campfire in the evening. And then what a treat for the little ones to roll in the sand and… not take a shower for once!

Hike in the Atlas Mountains

Spectacular Atlas Mountains
Majestic Atlas Mountains © Jerome Clarysse / Pixabay

The majestic Atlas Mountains offer a dreamy setting for family hikes on foot, mountain bike or on the back of a donkey. You will have the opportunity to have nice encounters with the Berbers, bathe in waterfalls, and walk in the countryside and villages.

In the heart of the High Atlas, the valleys of Dadès and Draa are also a wonderful land of adventure and discovery to be explored in 4X4. A green strip of land, Dades Valley is known for Damascus roses, whose sensual scent fills the entire valley in May. Explore ancient kasbahs and meet mysterious but warm people who always know how to keep their traditions.

Visit “Atlas Corporation Studios”, the film studios of Ouarzazate

Ouarzazate's Atlas Studios
Atlas Studios in Ouarzazate © Valentin Munitsa / Flickr (CC)

Since the filming of Lawrence of Arabia in the 1960s, Ouarzazate’s desert and moon landscapes have been a privileged setting for 7th art and directors. Atlas Corporation Studios, located 3 km west of Ouarzazate, are Morocco’s first cinema studios where many movies were shot, such as the jewels of the Nile, Gladiator, some scenes from Game of Thrones… It was visited all year, except for the

A complete change of scenery 3 hours from Paris

Your stay in Morocco will remain etched in your and your children’s memories. Experiencing a complete change of scenery, opening up to other cultures gives them the pleasure of traveling, the desire to explore new horizons and engage with the world around them.

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