Morocco family vacation, camels & kasbahs

Price
£699To£749 excluding flights
Duration
9 Days
Type
Small group
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Child price from £425.
High season £479. Single Supplement is £179. Tipping kitty $50 per adult paid locally. Pre & post accommodation can be added for £45 single, £60 twin/double or £80 triple per room per night.
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Price information

£699To£749 excluding flights
Child price from £425.
High season £479. Single Supplement is £179. Tipping kitty $50 per adult paid locally. Pre & post accommodation can be added for £45 single, £60 twin/double or £80 triple per room per night.
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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Stay at the Sahara Desert and a camel ride. Also all the hotels exceeded my expectations.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Itís not challenging at all so no need really for big hiking boots, or lots of special gear. No mosquitos when we came May/June, WiFi access everywhere, even on the Sahara, prepare for a very dry climate, so lots of water and moisturiser, also sun cream is a must. Shops and stops everywhere, so even if you forget anything, you can buy.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


I feel the tour had a good relationship with the local traders met and they definitely benefit from the stops where we could purchase souvenirs. I wasnít entirely sure about the carpet cooperative as although they said that 80% of profit goes to women I couldnít see any evidence of this, and there was no way of checking it. I would prefer to have more reassurance that this is the case, rather than believing this is another Ďhoaxí where few men are filling their pockets with huge profits, rather than actually benefiting women who did most of the labour.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


It was excellent as a family trip. Perfect pace for the kids (11, 15), not too much
driving each day (max 4-5 hours with stops), every hotel stay was a surprise and a wow as the facilities were great and all different, food was great, and I was really appreciative of accommodating for my and my kids complicated dietary requirements (vegan, gluten free, kids egg allergy and no beef). It wasnít easy and food offered limited choice, but so it is when in UK or any other country. Be aware that allergies and vegan diet isnít understood in Morocco, so itís best to double check and be patient with mistakes (I was given tuna or egg, as this is what usually vegetarians eat, but vegan was beyond their comprehension, especially in remote places). However if you specify what you want (for example rice instead of cous cous, they are very happy to accommodate and make to order if possible. Our guide Hassan was always making sure to call the restaurant before and specify the requirements and make sure I don't go hungry.

Read the operator's response here:

Thank you for taking the time to provide us some feedback. It really does help us should we need to make improvements.
I am so glad Hassan was able to help with the hotels and meal requirements where possible. It can be a challenge at times.
We have used this carpet cooperative for many many years now and have a very good relationship with the whole family. Although they did not show proof
of the womens benefits at the time, I will see if I can find out more information on this from our local team on the ground in Morocco.
We are so pleased to hear that your family had an amazing tour and that the accommodation surprised you!
Thanks again for traveling with us!

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

We feel it is our duty and responsibility to respect local customs, support local communities, respect the natural environment, and protect animals. We strive to provide tours that, not only offer our guests unique experiences and different cultures, but also positively contribute to the destination. This is achieved through our support of local people and their communities & aiding provincial projects wherever we can.

It is not always easy to get to remote locations in Morocco via public transport, so on this tour we use private transport, with plenty of stops for walking and taking in the beautiful scenery, interacting with local people, and stopping at local cafes and suppliers. Optional activities allow you to get out on foot rather than using the minivan.

We offer small group tours as feel this minimises the impact on the desert and other areas we visit. Our guides advise customers throughout on the best practices to follow.

On this tour and to help reduce plastic waste, we suggest that passengers use refillable water bottles, and our leaders will suggest purchasing larger bottles of water or we will store one in our vehicle. We are considering new ways we can improve water usage so in the future, may introduce providing filtered water bottles for customers to fill up at hotels along the way.

Our transport provides a rubbish bin for travelers to use that our guide/driver can dispose of at certain points throughout the tour or we request that travelers keep hold of their own waste until we reach a suitable disposal location, usually in larger cities.

Meals that are supplied are usually sourced from local butchers and fruits from markets or farms and we recommend certain street stalls and shops.

Working with our destination partners, we ensure the animals involved in our tours are provided with the best possible care. Adopting industry animal welfare standards (ABTA guidelines) and following the advice of animal welfare experts, ANIMONDIAL and the NGO SPANA, we prioritise animal welfare protection and encourage our guests to respect animals.

Nomadic provides advice and guidance on all matters concerning individual animal welfare and species protection. ANIMONDIAL works with travel businesses to help them better manage their impacts on animals and the natural environment.

We encourage our customers to use SPANAís Vacation Hooves guide and we discourage our customers from engaging in the following exploitative practices:
*Businesses that keep wild animals as pets
*Feed or touch wild animals free roaming in the wild
*Engaging with animals used for begging purposes (snake charmers, monkeys on chains, etc).

To help with our carbon footprint in our UK office, we have a plastic, paper, cardboard and printer ink recycling system and also purchase recycled ink cartridges and toners. We moved away from sending paperwork to and from Morocco a few years ago and instead created more shared online services such as our feedback forms.

People

We employ local guides and drivers with extensive knowledge of the areas we travel to but also contract local specialist guides for some of our city tours who share our company values on caring for the environment. Our guides are happy to raise awareness of the culture, politics and economy in their country.

Although our guides speak multiple languages, we provide our customers with a language translation sheet so they can talk to the locals should they wish to build a relationship and they also take part in trying on local dress and getting a feel for their traditions.

During this tour, we take our customers to the Rose Valley where they can stop if interested in the different rose products, a local Berber carpet co-operative where many go on to purchase goods knowing that they are helping these local families. We also visit a market or store where you can try on and purchase traditional costume and offer traditional cooking lessons in a family home.
There is a meal in the famous square in Marrakech on the last night to soak up the ambience rather than using the hotel.
We do try to encourage our customers to buy products from the locals rather than purchasing imported goods or buying fake items.

Our Association in Ait Ouham is coordinated by our tour guides for the Berber community in the Atlas Mountains. Their main goal is to help alleviate the poor infrastructure in schools and around the village. We also supply staple supplies during the winter months to the village.
One major project we are incredibly proud of is the building of a bridge over the river running through the village.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, we and the local authorities worked hard to help provide tap water to 120 families, using clean energy (solar panels) to pump water from the villagesí well.

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