Traveling in Morocco with kids

Camping and caravanning takes on a whole new meaning in Morocco. Join a caravan of camels with the Berbers, and camp in the desert under the stars.
Morocco feels as if it should be a ‘grown up’ place to go on vacation: an adventure on camel back or a lovers’ tryst in a kasbah. But the minute you walk into the madness of the medina in Marrakech and its circus-like ambience, you will realise that Morocco with kids is one of the best ways to see it. Because Morocco, not just the medinas but all of it, is fun. It’s cheeky. It doesn’t take itself too seriously. Moroccans like to take the proverbial a bit, especially when it comes to bartering and banter, and us grown-ups set in our ways can be intimidated by that.

But the children will get the cheeky chappy side of it straight away, giggling and going along for the ride. Which is just what you need to do in Morocco: chill and find the child within.

Activities for families in Morocco

Child in a sweet shop

The jewellery, shoes, handbags, lamps, cushions and henna are all-round retail candy. In fact, you will feel like a child in a sweet shop whatever your age. The best way to get your head around the haggling and hassle is to bring a local, licensed guide with you. It also means you won’t get lost in the labyrinth of souks.

Sandboarding

Sandboarding in the Sahara is a TikToker's dream... except the children won’t have a hope in hell of getting Wi-Fi in the desert, so they will just have to enjoy it for what it is: one of those exhilarating once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

The best time to go sandboarding is in the evening, when temperatures have dipped and twilight shadows cast their magic over the dunes.

Camping & caravanning

Join a caravan of camels guided by camelteers across the Sahara Desert and stop for tea, Berber storytelling and music in the dunes. Spend a night in a Berber camp too if you can, to watch the sun setting over the desert landscape. There will be enough shooting stars for a lifetime’s worth of wishing.

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Traveling in Morocco with kids

Anthony Horrobin, from our adventure specialists Encounters Travel, says:
“Plan your trip carefully. A lot of the cities have vast distances between them, with seven-, eight- or nine-hour drives some days. So if you are given an itinerary, look at it carefully. Not just at the highlights, but make sure you are not driving all day to get from one place to another. Also, if you are taking kids, try to do something like eat with a local family or visit a local school. We do those sorts of things on our tours and get great testimonials from our guests. Morocco is definitely one of our most family-friendly destinations, and people don’t realise that before they go, really.”
Simon Clifford is a Morocco expert at our small group vacation specialists, Exodus Travels. He says: “Morocco is great for families. It’s close to the UK and on the same time zone, which is always good. And it also gives them a taste of somewhere completely different, without being too overwhelming. Wet wipes and hand gel are really useful; it’s hot, dusty and you do get dirty just wandering around.”
Written by Catherine Mack
Photo credits: [Page banner: ANDR3W A] [Intro: Mike Prince] [Child in a sweet shop: Mike Prince] [Sandboarding: Andreine] [Camping & caravanning: john581] [Traveling in Morocco with kids: Mike Prince]