If you’re looking for a family holiday with a difference then Morocco is the perfect destination. The North African country is more family-friendly than you might initially think and offers a wide range of activities for everyone served up with great hospitality. Whether you’re planning to relax, explore, haggle or indulge, in just over three hours travelling time you can be trying a bit of everything on a family holiday in Morocco.
There’s a fantastic mix of places to see on your family holiday in Morocco. Marrakech is probably the first place people think of, with its bustling markets and winding streets but elsewhere there are some great places to see that might get missed by the typical tourist. The medieval town of Fes is great for exploring and Volubis is full of mosaics and a fascinating Roman history.
With over 2000 miles of coastline and a choice between the Mediterranean or Atlantic sea, you won’t find it difficult to spend some of your family holiday in Morocco on the beach. If you’re staying near Marrakech, El Jadida is a nice, friendly beach that is clean and calm – great for kids. While in Casablanca you’ll find the major tourist spots, with loads of water sports and activities for everyone. Take a trip from Temuda Bay to El Jebha for somewhere a bit quieter; dotted with deserted bays you can find your own secluded spot.
Children will love exploring the Roman ruins in Fes and Marrakech, with objects to find and rocks to clamber over they can feel like the next Indiana Jones. Among the markets of Marrakesh there’s all sorts of street entertainers and performers to keep children (and adults!) amused. The walled town of Essaouira provides a lovely sandy beach as well as camel rides and a mix of water sports.
For teenagers looking for an adrenaline rush on a family holiday in Morocco, there are thrill-seeking activities such as white water rafting and surfing across the country. Meanwhile, keen photographers will love Dakhla; a littered beach used by hardy fishermen. There are plenty of photo opportunities for the artistic eye with the mixture of amazing scenery and rugged working life.
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