Morocco is nothing less than spellbinding. Style and symbolism ooze
from all areas of this North African jewel. Few destinations offer such diverse options geographically and culturally. Discover medieval history, artistry and architecture, alongside modern metropolises. From beaches to deserts to the High Atlas mountains,
you’ll explore by camel and mule, and Morocco will capture your heart.
Each of our itineraries has unique offerings allowing for cultural engagement and community give-back. Here are some of the things that will make your trip to Morocco special:
HIGHLIGHTS FOR FAMILIES
Head to a small village outside Marrakech and enjoy a private, outdoor cooking class hosted by a local chef. Learn about Moroccan spices, including Ras al Hanout, the definite spice of Moroccan cuisine. Bake bread the Moroccan way using a traditional earthen wood-fueled stove. Prepare a tagine, a version of the classic Moroccan stew. Your organic vegetables are gown in the garden on site!
ADULT ONLY TRAVELERS
PRIVATE DESERT ENCAMPMENT
IN THE ZNIGUI DUNES
Drive south through the scenic cedar forests of the Middle Atlas Mountains, following the green Ziz River valley, until it ends at the Sahara desert. Soon after, you will arrive at the Tafilet oasis. The Tafilet Oasis was the last stop on the trans-Saharan trading route before Timbuktu. Upon arrival in Erfoud, leave the world behind as you continue by 4x4. Venture further towards the legendary dunes of remote Znigui. These dunes are constantly shifting with the considerable desert winds. Spend the night at your private desert encampment.
HIGHLIGHTS FOR FAMILIES
WITH CHILDREN UNDER 12
AN EVENING AT
FANTASIA AT CHEZ ALI
Take in a Fantasia at Chez Ali tonight. This folkloric show features traditional music, displays of horsemanship, and fireworks!
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GLOBAL COMMUNITY GIVE-BACK
Giving back option: Al Karam aims to improve the life of poor children in Marrakech who are born into a life of begging, haggling and stealing. The Al Karam Association supports a home for street children in emergency situations and provides activities and education for children living on the street. This allows them to discover independence in their personal development as well as freedom of choice.
Giving back option: The American Foundouk, was founded in 1927 and provides veterinary care to the working donkeys of Fes medina. Spend time helping the veterinarian. The American Fondouk is a unique nonprofit organization dedicated to providing people-to-people aid through offering free veterinary care for the hard working donkeys, mules, and horses of Morocco. Treating working animals in the developing world is considered to offer a significant contribution towards safeguarding the livelihoods of the poorest and most vulnerable members of the community, both in the towns and in the countryside.
Giving back option: The Fes Children’s library is a recently established lending library in the under-served Medina. Spend time teaching the kids to count in English!
Ages to Travel
There is no minimum age as we can accommodate and customize any trip. To participate and engage, we feel children get a lot of a visit to Morocco beginning at 6 or 7 years old. There can be some long drives when getting a full look at Morocco. We will customize to the client and the family’s interest. Children ages from 8 or 9 years old are ideal. Once kids have a bit of patience for some ground travel we see them able to get a richer variety of experiences.
Time of Year to Travel
Summer is very hot in Morocco. We avoid the desert south in summer and we are sure to suggest hotels with swimming pools. Best to avoid the end of the Ramadan holiday month. In 2017, Ramadan will be May 26-June 25; it moves 10 days earlier each year) and the big holiday right after Ramadan, Eid Al Fitr (June 26-27). Best to avoid Eid Al Adha (in 2017, September 1-2; it moves 10 days earlier each year).
Travel Documents Required
A visa is not required for this destination for a stay of up to 90 days. Please keep in mind that while a visa is not required, you must:
For information on applying for a passport please refer to www.cibtvisas.com/departurelounge or contact your local post office.
No visa is required for this destination for a stay of up to 180 days. Please keep in mind that while a visa is not required, you must:
Hold a passport valid for at least six months beyond your date of country exit and with one blank visa page
Hold proof of onward and return flights
Hold all documents required for the next destination
Hold proof of sufficient funds relative to your intended length of stay
It is recommended that you confirm with your airline that boarding will be permitted without a visa.