Adventures in Morocco with Kids

Culture, adventure, and luxury accommodations make this country one of the best destinations for well-traveled families.

Morocco for Families

Embarking on a family vacation to Morocco is like stepping into a tapestry of vibrant cultures, breathtaking landscapes, and memorable experiences. Perfectly suited for a family tour, Morocco is a land of stark contrasts and warm hospitality, promising a unique journey that captivates the imaginations of both the young and old.

As you consider traveling to Morocco with kids, picture the country as a playground of wonders. From the exotic intrigue of Marrakech to the shifting sand dunes of the Sahara, Morocco is a playground for children. This is a place where the exotic intrigue of city life and the serene beauty of natural landscapes coexist, providing an array of experiences for a family vacation in Morocco.

Morocco is not only about the sights; it's about the experiences. The Morocco family tours are designed to engage the little ones, with activities that are as educational as they are entertaining.

 

Things to Do With Kids in Morocco

Hot air balloon over the Atlas Mountains, Morocco 

Morocco presents a rich array of activities for families, each tailored to suit different ages and interests.

In Marrakech, families can embark on a treasure hunt in the souks of the medina, an engaging cultural and culinary adventure ideal for older kids. This is part of the best family Morocco vacation experience, where they'll discover local spices and ingredients, culminating in a delightful lunch made from their finds.

For those with younger children, the nearby Agafay Desert is perfect, offering starlit dinners with local entertainment, providing a manageable and authentic cultural experience, and ensuring a safe family vacation in Morocco.

Fes offers a more relaxed exploration, great for introducing children to Moroccan culture with activities like picnics at Roman ruins, medina treasure hunts, and pottery making, appealing to families interested in history and crafts. We can arrange all of that with our guided tour of Fes. A day trip to the colorful city of Chefchaouen from Fes adds an extra charm, making it a highlight of Morocco itineraries with kids.

For nature enthusiasts, hiking in the Atlas Mountains near Marrakech offers a serene escape, while older kids and teens might enjoy a cooking class in a scenic garden setting. Adventure-seekers will love driving an ATV across the Sahara, experiencing the dramatic sunset over the dunes, making traveling in Morocco with kids an unforgettable adventure.

 

Best Cities to Visit in Morocco With Kids & Where to Stay

From the bustling streets of Marrakech to the serene Atlas Mountains, each city in Morocco presents a unique adventure. Here, we explore some of the best cities to visit in Morocco with kids, offering insights into accommodations and activities that cater to families.

 

Fes

Spices in the medina

Fes is an ideal choice for families seeking a tranquil yet culturally rich Moroccan experience. Its UNESCO-listed medina offers a relaxed atmosphere perfect for family tours in Morocco, with activities like cooking tours and picnics at Volubilis. The city is also a gateway to the enchanting blue city of Chefchaouen, providing diverse experiences for all ages.

Accommodation options such as Riad Fes and Karawan Riad enhance the family vacation in Morocco. Riad Fes, set in a beautifully restored property, offers luxurious family suites and a range of children's activities. Karawan Riad is great for those with older kids offering beautifully decorated suites, a spa, and cultural tours in and around the city.

 

Marrakech

Souk in Marrakech, Morocco 

Marrakech is a lively, charming city that dazzles with its mix of culture, history, and activities suitable for the whole family. The city's famous Djemaa el-Fna square transforms into a bustling hub of magicians and musicians, captivating children and adults alike making it a highlight of the best family Morocco vacation. For accommodation, Marrakech boasts a range of family-friendly options. The Four Seasons Marrakech, known for its Kids For All Seasons Program, and the Mandarin Oriental, with its on-site organic vegetable garden, are top choices for families. 

 

Atlas Mountains

Quad biking in the Agafay desert, Morocco 

The region is home to traditional Berber villages, lush valleys, and the towering Mount Toubkal. Families can engage in activities like trekking suitable for all skill levels, learn about authentic Berber cuisine through cooking lessons, or explore the dramatic landscapes on a fossil hunting expedition contributing to a memorable family vacation to Morocco. Accommodations such as Kasbah Tamadot offer a unique family experience with activities like movie nights under the stars and exploring the grounds for resident wildlife. And tucked near the snow-capped peaks of the Atlas Mountains is the Agafay Desert, offering exciting activities like ATV rides. While there, stay at Inara Tented Camp; families with older kids will love the adventure of staying in a luxury tent and dining under the stars making it a perfect addition to Morocco itineraries with kids.

FAQs about Morocco Family Vacations:

  • Is Morocco a good place to go with kids?

    This country offers a unique blend of experiences that cater to the curiosity and excitement of children, making Morocco for kids an adventure like no other. Imagine wandering through the bustling souks of Marrakech, a sensory maze that sparks wonder in young minds. The colorful marketplaces, brimming with crafts and spices, transform every stroll into a storybook experience for a family vacation in Morocco.

    A common question among travelers is, "Is Morocco safe to visit with kids?" The answer is a resounding yes. Morocco's reputation for warm hospitality significantly contributes to ensuring a comfortable and secure environment for families.

    Beyond cultural immersions, the destination’s varied landscapes present a plethora of activities, ideal for traveling in Morocco with kids. From exploring the sandy dunes of the Sahara to the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, each region presents its set of adventures, perfect for a family tour in Morocco. Whether embarking on a camel trek, visiting historic sites, or participating in a cooking class to learn about Moroccan cuisine, these experiences are enjoyable, educational, and an essential part of Morocco's itineraries with kids.

  • Is Casablanca Better Than Marrakech?

    While Casablanca, known for its modernity and commercial importance, offers a different experience from the historical and cultural richness of Marrakech, it might not hold the same appeal for families traveling with children. Marrakech, with its enchanting souks, lively squares, and family-oriented resorts, provides a more immersive and entertaining experience for young travelers. The city's blend of cultural activities, historical sites, and kid-friendly accommodations makes it a more favorable destination for a family vacation in Morocco, enhancing the experience of traveling in Morocco with kids.

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Kasbah Tamadot

Kasbah Tamadot

Asni, Atlas Mountains

An exquisite Atlas Mountain retreat near Asni, the luxurious, boutique Kasbah Tamadot combines relaxation with adventure in a stylish, indulgent and authentic setting. The image of the hotel's infinity pool is iconic with views across the valley below.

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Inara Camp

Inara Camp

Agafay Desert, Moroccan Desert

Located in the desert just outside Marrakech, Inara Camp offers a secluded retreat for a desert camp experience, where you can try a buggy ride and sleep in a berber tent under the starry sky.

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Four Seasons Resort Marrakech

Four Seasons Resort Marrakech

Marrakech, Morocco

Nestled in 40 acres of beautiful Moorish gardens, the Four Seasons Marrakech provides a luxurious retreat for even the most discerning guests. This elegant hotel has been finished in a contemporary style and is just a short walk from the bustling Medina.

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La Sultana Oualidia

La Sultana Oualidia

Oualidia, Atlantic Coast, Morocco

The boutique La Sultana Hotel in Oualidia boasts a stunning location next to the mesmerizing nature reserve lagoon. It offers the perfect solution for those seeking a quiet break on the Moroccan coast or a myriad of water-sports for thrill-seekers.

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Mandarin Oriental Marrakech

Mandarin Oriental Marrakech

Marrakech, Morocco

The Mandarin Oriental Marrakech is a stylish hideaway within easy access of Marrakech's medina. This luxury hotel is a calm retreat within the bustling city, and offers private villa accommodation amongst expansive grounds.

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Meet Our Morocco Specialists

Get in touch with our travel specialists to start dreaming of your Morocco family vacation. Whether you’re looking for beach time, adventure or to soak up the culture, we will plan an itinerary that will put a smile on the whole family’s face.

Bjorn Behlert

Africa & Safari Specialist

I was born in Malaysia where my parents used every opportunity to travel Asia as much as possible. As a child I was taken on canoes through the jungle, on trains or elephants through India and many other countries in the region. After returning to Germany, we still spent every school vacation abroad, often traveling to remote areas, which cemented my ever-growing hunger to explore.

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