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Morocco for Families

This sample itinerary can be tailored to you and your family’s precise requirements and interests. That is what the Morocco specialists at Pomegranate Travel excel at!

Indicative price guide

From $3.999 per person.

Based on family of 4.

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome & Street Food Tour

Marrakech

Arrive at Menara International Airport, Marrakech where you will be met by our VIP service and escorted through arrival procedures. You will then be transferred by comfortable air-conditioned car to your hotel in Marrakech.

After checking in at your hotel, as the sun sets over the Ocre City of Marrakesh, indulge your tastebuds with our evening street food tour, venturing beyond the well-trodden paths of Djemaa el Fna into the heart of the medina with its bustling streets and hidden alleyways. Designed by locals with deep knowledge and passion for their city’s culinary secrets, embark on a journey through flavours and stories untold. This isn’t just a regular food tour but a culinary adventure where every dish tells a tale of Moroccan tradition and innovation. Sample flavours unique to Marrakech, visit a beloved local haunt that’s been serving popular favourites for more than 30 years, and immerse yourself in the rich culture of Moroccan cuisine, far from any of the tourist traps. Accompanied by an expert guide, this unforgettable private tour invites you to experience the city’s street food scene with depth and authenticity.

This evening we promise you will not go to bed hungry!

Day 2

Marrakech Classics & Family workshop

Marrakech

With its exotic heritage, fragranced gardens, labyrinthine medina, and flamboyant souks, Marrakech encapsulates the spirit of the Maghreb like no other city. With full flexibility, today’s privately guided half-day tour is an opportunity to explore Morocco’s “Ochre City”, taking in the sites that interest you most. Highlights include the main square, Djemaa el Fna, famed for its snake charmers, fortune tellers, musicians and dance troupes, and the 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque, a symbol of the city’s rich Islamic history. You might choose to explore the Jewish Quarter (Mellah), touching on the history of Jewish footprints in the region. Lovers of architecture (and beauty we might add!) won’t want to miss the resplendent palaces of Morocco, and will want to visit one of the 19th-century Bahia Palace, renowned for its zouak ceilings, or El Basha Palace or Dar Si Said (once reopened). Further treasures include the 16th-century Saadian Tombs within the royal kasbah, and Medersa Ben Youssef, perhaps the most exquisite example of Islamic architecture within a madrasa in Morocco. Whether you like to tour fast or slow, to focus on one topic or gain an overview, your private guide will tailor this tour to your specific interests.

This afternoon you have a choice of workshops, two of our favourites are calligraphy and perfume:

Immerse yourself in the ancient art of handwriting at this delightful Marrakesh calligraphy workshop, suitable for both adults and children. In Arabic, calligraphy is “chat Arabi,” which means the “Arabic line,” and it is concerned with respecting the exact shape and proportion of each letter. Morocco has its own distinct form, unique from other types found throughout the Arab world, and through calligraphy, we gain a greater understanding of its cultural and artistic heritage. Your teacher today is the best of the best – none other than a calligrapher to King Mohammed VI of Morocco and a passionate supporter of Moroccan arts. This memorable workshop introduces you to the wonderful world of Moroccan calligraphy, using traditional bamboo and ink to write Arabic letters and words.

Morocco is famous for its exotic scents and aromatic locally-grown resins and flowers including rose, lavender, amber, saffron and jasmine. Enter the alluring world of Marrakesh perfume with today’s private experience, which takes you to visit a local perfumery where you’ll try your hand at designing your own unique fragrance. Founded by a master perfumer, explore this alluring art form with a hands-on workshop where you’ll learn about the base elements used in perfume making. Discover how scents are layered and the distilling and bottling processes before selecting your key fragrances and designing your own perfume. Further enhancing the evocative nature of this experience, the perfume workshop takes place within a charming riad in the heart of Marrakech’s medina.

This evening you might choose to enjoy one of your hotel’s beautiful restaurants, or alternatively we would be happy to recommend and book for you.

Day 3

Jardins Majorelle, Artisans & Cooking

Marrakech

Created by French artist Jacques Majorelle, later purchased by Yves Saint Laurent, Marrakech’s Jardin Majorelle is a magnificent 12-acre botanical garden in the heart of the city, with an enormous display of cactus trees, cypresses, towering banana palms and vibrant bougainvillaea surrounding a bright cobalt blue art deco studio, which houses the Musée Berbère (Berber Museum). Stroll along the peaceful shaded pathways and take in the scent of roses, jasmine and hibiscus while you learn about the history of the gardens and their 40-year creation by Jacques Majorelle. Visit the Berber Museum in Majorelle’s former painting studio, wander through its collection of Berber art, textiles and artefacts, and learn about North Africa’s first inhabitants’ history and rich cultural heritage.

Next up, dive into Marrakech’s artisanal heritage with a private tour dedicated to the city’s craftsmanship. But first, your adventure begins at the heart of Moroccan life – the kitchen – where you’ll prepare a slow-cooked dish cherished by locals called tangia. This special recipe, steeped in legend and tradition, is unique to Marrakech and encapsulates its culinary spirit. Leaving your dish to cook slowly in its clay pot, set off to explore the city’s vibrant marketplaces, known locally as souks. In a zero-pressure environment, accompanied by an expert guide, delve into the wonderful world of Moroccan crafts.  Each experience is unique, but for example you might meet artisans of traditional tilework, brass etching, leatherwork and zaouak wood painting. This is a fully immersive tour where you’ll get to participate and create as you observe local craftsmen and gain insight into the city’s enduring cultural legacy.

Finally, return to the kitchen and sample your dish fresh from the oven!

Day 4

Onwards to the Desert

Agafay

If you’ve ever wondered what it feels like to whizz through the desert on a motorbike, today’s your chance to find out as you take to the lunar-like landscape of the Agafay Desert by vintage sidecar. A half-hour ride southwest of Marrakech, stop at a Berber mountain village and meet craftsmen who use an age-old technique to make their own clay from the rocks.  Continue to Agafay’s stony desert, and drive past a verdant oasis and local village before arriving at the camp where you’ll check in.

This evening watch the sun set from a view to remember – on top of a camel!  Camels have been part of Moroccan culture since the beginning of time. They are hardy, patient, and equipped to withstand the harsh desert elements, making them an essential part of the country’s dynamic trading past.  Later this evening you will enjoy the renowned hospitality of the desert complete with fire pits, traditional music and more.

Day 5

Desert Adventure

Agafay

This morning experience the enchanting Agafay desert on a hike or bike ride, or perhaps take out some ATVs. Surrounded by majestic, golden dunes, you’ll be guided by a local expert who will share fascinating insights into the region’s rich history and cultural heritage, and importantly provide a fabulous picnic at just the right time (!).

This afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the wonderful pool – a miracle in the desert which will be fully appreciated by all the family.  Later this evening you will experience desert star gazing – an intimate and exceptional private experience, in which you explore the night skies of the Agafay Desert with an expert astronomer. Your knowledgeable astronomer guide will unveil the mysteries of the night sky as you take in its magnitude and spellbinding stillness. Learn about some of the different star constellations, see if you can spot the different stars and planets, and let your imagination take the lead as you stare into a world unknown. This adventure promises a magical evening that will leave you with a deeper appreciation for the wonders of the cosmos and the beauty of the Agafay Desert.

 

Day 6

Atlas Mountains

Atlas Mountains

Journey into the tranquil countryside of the Atlas Mountains, where you’ll experience life in a traditional Amazigh village, meet a local family, and gain an insight into Berber customs and culture. Nestled in the Toubkal valley, surrounded by walnut, cherry, and apple trees, the small village of Imlil feels a million miles from city life despite being only an hour and a half’s drive from Marrakech. Accompanied by a private guide, enjoy some light hiking on the pretty mountain trails with their beautiful views and take a moment to bask in the fresh air and sounds of nature. Stroll through the village, enjoy a Moroccan tea-making ceremony, and learn to make bread the traditional Berber way.  This area is recovering from the September 2023 earthquake, and tourism directly supports local communities.

Day 7

Day at leisure

Atlas Mountains

Today, take a well-deserved break from the bustle of touring to immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring natural beauty of the Atlas Mountains. Breathe in the fresh mountain air, explore the stunning landscapes, and create cherished memories as you unwind in this picturesque setting.  The hotel has a lovely pool area which all the family will enjoy in this tranquil yet friendly setting.

Day 8

Depart Morocco

You will be transferred by comfortable air-conditioned car to Marrakech Menara International Airport where you will be met by our airport VIP service.  We wish you a safe and comfortable journey, and trust that all the family will be returning home with plenty of special memories.

Stay Longer

Consider including the Sahara desert for an off the beaten track experience.

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