Duration
8 Nights
For Kids
5 years and above
Travel
Multiple Departures in 2019
Destination
Morocco

Take your family on a Moroccan adventure! Marvel at the sights and sounds of Djemaa el Fna in Marrakech, trek on camels into the Sahara and camp out amongst the rolling sand dunes, discover legendary Ait Benhaddou and more! With plenty of free time for fun at the swimming pool and relaxation.


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit Marrakesh and its UNESCO Listed medina, mosques, palaces and souks 
  • Airport Transfers and All relevant transfers in private 4×4 or mini van/touring vehicle
  • Fully escorted by an English speaking tour guide

HOLIDAY INCLUDES

8 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 7 dinner
7 nights 3 star hotel and 1 night camping (Berber desert camp in the Sahara)
The Sahara Desert – Erg Chebbi sand dunes
Dades Gorge – a striking valley and stream cut within the mountain range
Ouarzazate – home to Morocco’s film industry
Bahia Palace and Koutoubia Mosque
Airport arrival transfer day 1
All relevant transfers and transportation in private 4×4 or mini van/touring vehicle
Escorted by an English speaking tour guide

TRAVEL DATES

Departures in 2019:

  • Feb: 09, 16
  • Apr: 13, 20
  • May: 25
  • Jul: 20, 27
  • Aug: 03, 17, 31
  • Oct: 19, 26
  • Dec: 23

ITINERARY 

  • Day 1: Marrakech
  • Day 2: Ouarzazate
  • Day 3: Sahara camel trek & camp
  • Day 4: Todra Gorge
  • Day 5: Dades Gorge
  • Day 6: Ait Benhaddou
  • Day 7: Djemaa el Fna
  • Day 8: Marrakech city tour
  • Day 9: Marrakech

For full itinerary information CLICK HERE 


HOTELS

  • Marrakech: El Andalous Hotel & Spa or similar
  • Ouarzazate: Les Jardins or similar
  • Dades Gorge: Kasbah de la Vallee or similar

WHY BOOK WITH FAMILY TRAVEL?

At Family Travel, we have a passion for helping families all over Australia create meaningful and memorable experiences. Whether you’re a band of avid campers, adventure-seekers, or if you prefer a little luxury, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for your family. Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300 404 100 and one of our accredited family travel specialists can create an incredible family holiday package for you.

The Family Travel 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back

 


FINE PRINT 

  • Valid for travel: Multiple Departure in 2019
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice
  • Advertised price based on departure dates: 09 Feb 2019 at time of publishing
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees   
  • Please note all our holidays are subject to availability at time of booking. Should your dates not be available please note the Family Travel  Booking Guarantee applies. The Family Travel 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back, no questions asked.
  • Excludes: Travel Insurance, Flights, Visas, Entrance Fees: USD$30-40, paid in USD, Tip for your tour guide.  We recommend you allow USD$3 – 6 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture. 

 


VISA INFORMATION

Visas for Australians travelling overseas

A visa is a form of permission for a non-citizen to enter, transit or remain in a particular country.

We do not issue visas for overseas travel and cannot provide definitive information on visas. Only the countries you plan to visit can provide up-to-date information about their visa requirements. For all countries, contact the nearest embassy or consulate of the country you intend to visit well in advance of travel. Not all countries have representation in Australia. For a list of all countries visa requirements Click Here


TO BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY, BUY ONLINE AT WWW.FAMILYTRAVEL.COM.AU or CALL 1300 404 100

BEST FOR FAMILIES

Why is this holiday great for kids?

Touring: Escape the typical family holiday and trade it in for an adventure. Each tour has been carefully planned with the family in mind with interesting excursions, comfortable transportation and hotels chosen specifically for their family-friendly facilities. family adventure holidays and tours include a range of cultural and active experiences to tantalise young travellers. 

Destination: Find streets bustling with people, picturesque landscapes, and the aromas of world-famous street food combining to offer something for every visitor to Morocco. Teens will love the spectacular landscapes, interesting cultures and fab food, but to really get the most out of Morocco teens must see Marrakech, its UNESCO-listed medina, mosaues, palaces. This makes for a great history lesson of Moroccan culture and history with a Roman heritage. If a relaxing stay is more what you have in mind, spend your days strolling the souks. These fabulous markets provide amazing oriental food and a lot of local products. With warm and welcoming people, amazing food and a fascinating history Morocco has something for everyone. 


Why is this tour best for families?

The 9 Day Kasbahs, Kids & Camels – Moroccan tour is great for families. This gives teens a chance to socialise with others their own age and make new friends, while also spending lots of holiday time with the entire family. Parents can relax as the tour guide takes the wheel and handles all the complicated organisational parts of your family holiday. Meaning you can focus on exploring the sights and teach the kids about different lives and cultures through travel. Group touring makes for a smooth and hassle-free journey as you take kids to see the UNESCO heritage listed town of Marrakech and explore the Sahara Desert.

Have more than 2 Children? At Family Travel we accommodate all families – Call us on 1300 404 100 for a personalised quote. 

1

Marrakech

Saturday. Upon arrival at Marrakech airport you will be met and transferred to our hotel. The welcome meeting at 18:00 this evening provides the opportunity to meet your guide and fellow travellers before dinner. 

Meals: Dinner


2

Ouarzazate

Marrakech – Ouarzazate. Leaving Marrakech, we drive over the stunning High Atlas mountains on the way to Ouarzazate, where African traders once stopped on their journeys up to Europe. Ouarzazate is the Hollywood of North Africa and today there’s an optional visit to its famous film studios which have been used for films such as The Kingdom of Heaven, Alexander the Great, The Last Temptation of Christ and The Living Daylights. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


3

Sahara Camel Trek & Camp

Ouarzazate – Merzouga. Today we drive through the Anti Atlas ranges to cross The Draa Valley which is famous for its dates and we can stop and try some fresh ones en route. We enjoy a big lunch and in the afternoon we relax and cool down with a swim in Rissani. Then it’s time to head towards the Sahara Desert at Merzouga, where we transfer to our camels for an incredible trek across the vast Erg Chebbi dunes for a night at our remote Berber Camp. An experience that is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on travellers young and old! We enjoy a relaxing evening in the desert; we can scale the giant sand dunes and watch an incredible sunset before settling down to enjoy local food and listen to Berber music. Tonight we camp under the glittering Saharan stars.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


4

Todra Gorge

Merzouga – Todra Gorge. Leaving the desert, we continue our journey to Todra Gorge. This 1000ft gorge is hemmed in on all sides by vertical limestone cliffs and is known as Morocco’s Grand Canyon. From its plunging depths to dizzying heights, the charm of Todra lies in its changing colours as the sun slowly moves from east to west. Lunch will be at our Todra hotel and after lunch will be a free afternoon to relax by the pool, go for a swim or a stroll. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


5

Dades Gorge

Todra Gorge – Dades Gorge. There’s free time to explore the gorge again this morning before we enjoy lunch at a very traditional Berber cooperative for Berber carpets, which is owned by local people. We will learn how the Berbers make their carpets, you will have chance to try your bargaining skills if you are interested in buying one. After lunch we will leave the impressive Todra Gorge and make the short journey to Gorge du Dades in the Dades valley. We drive along the Road of 1000 Kasbahs, a green and fertile valley by the Dades River that flows through it giving life to a huge variety of colourful fruit, walnut trees and extraordinary red rock formations. At Dades Gorge there’s time to wander and admire the views along the serpentine roads.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


6

Ait Benhaddou

Dades Gorge – Ait Benhaddou. This morning we travel through The Roses Valley (which is famous for its roses), en route to legendary Ait Benhaddou, a fortified city situated along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech. Granted UNESCO World Heritage listing, the site had been the setting for many films including Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator. Enjoy a guided tour of this remarkable site, exploring the ancient winding alleys, towers and kasbahs – a handful of which remain inhabited today. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


7

Djemaa el Fna

Ait Benhaddou – Marrakech. Today we drive back to Marrakech, crossing the rugged High Atlas Mountains and enjoying the wonderful views en route. There’s time to freshen up at our hotel before heading out for dinner tonight in the famous square of Djemaa el Fna, an exuberant market place which literally springs to life in the evenings. Filled with spicy aromas, exotic music, market stalls, snake charmers, magicians, storytellers and more, it is undoubtedly the liveliest and most captivating attraction in Morocco! 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


8

Marrakech City Tour

This morning you can enjoy an optional guided tour of Marrakech with a local payment of 100 Dirhams per person, alternatively you can explore the city yourself or relax by the pool. Marrakech has some amazing places to explore, the winding streets and bustling souks, visiting Bahia Palace, the Jewish Quarter and the beautiful Koutoubia Mosque – the landmark of Marrakech, which towers over the ancient Medina. 

Meals: Breakfast

9

Marrakech

Sunday. Our Moroccan adventure finishes after breakfast, goodbyes and farewells to new found friends.

Meals: Breakfast

 

FLIGHT
 
Looking for flights to start your holiday? Family Travel can organise flights to any destination. You can fly to Morocco from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne on Emirates, Royal Air Maroc and Qantas or similar.

TRANSFER

  • All domestic transfers are included

WEATHER
  • Generally, Morocco’s climate is moderate and subtropical, cooled by breezes off the Atlantic and Mediterranean.
  • The country is at its most beautiful in spring (mid-March to May) when the landscape is green and lush, making for spectacular mountain hiking. Morocco is also lovely in Autumn (September to October) when temperatures are very pleasant.

VISA 

Visas for Australians travelling overseas

A visa is a form of permission for a non-citizen to enter, transit or remain in a particular country.

We do not issue visas for overseas travel and cannot provide definitive information on visas. Only the countries you plan to visit can provide up-to-date information about their visa requirements. For all countries, contact the nearest embassy or consulate of the country you intend to visit well in advance of travel. Not all countries have representation in Australia. For a list of all countries visa requirements Click Here


TRAVEL INSURANCE

  • Family Travel can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you.
  • Call us on 1300 404 606 and for a 10% discount.

What is included in the deal? 
Please refer to the ‘HOLIDAYS INCLUDES’ section. If you are unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 404 100for more details.


Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that my family needs? 
We recommend you see your doctor at least eight weeks prior to travel for advice, and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.


Can Family Travel organise my travel insurance? / Do I need a travel insurance?
We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. Family Travel can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you. Call us on 1300 404 100 and quote Family10 for a 10% discount.


Can I arrange my flights with Family Travel? 
We at Family Travel are fully licensed travel agents and are able to arrange flights to any destination. Call us on 1300 404 100 to get a personalised quote.


When will my booking be confirmed?
Once your Family Travel Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by a member of the Family Travel Reservations team. Family Travel will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates. If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the Family Travel 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy. When booking into your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements. The Family Travel team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.

The Family Travel 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back

 


What is the cancellation procedure? / Can I cancel or make changes to my booking?
If for any reason you need to cancel, contact the Family Travel reservation team on 1300 404 100, and make sure you have your travel voucher number and traveller names on hand. Please be aware that the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, Family Travel will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee. Once we have received a variable request for cancellation, we request it be submitted in writing. Once received we will begin to process your cancellation. 


I haven’t received my Family Travel voucher yet. What do I do?

If you have not received your voucher within 24 hours contact Family Travel on 1300 404 100 and we will resend your voucher by email.


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