With its main religion being Islam, Morocco has a rich culture that is blended with Arab, Berber, African and European influences. If your family loves the outdoors, a trek in beautiful Morocco will take you to the untouched Atlas Mountains and provide you with real insight on traditional mountain culture; as well as offering some pretty stunning views.
Before you embark on a hiking trip, with kids, there are a few things you should take into consideration.
You can find a certified English speaking guide who will show you the ins and outs of the trip, and his team will be available to cook your meals and help you with your luggage… so don’t worry too much about your kids being weighed down with a pack all day. However, reasonable physical shape and willingness for adventure is the minimum recommendation. Vehicles will be left behind and you will have nothing but your legs and a mule to aide you in the journey.
The village inns, locally known as gites, have showers, kitchens and reasonably comfortable beds; but Morocco is the only known country with a hot climate and no insects. Pack a sleeping bag and sleep under the stars with the kids.
If breakfast isn’t complete without a cup of tea, bring your own. Moroccan tea is a blend of Gun powder green and lots of sugar.
The Ourika Valley
After you have explored Marrakech and heard the story tellers in the Djemaa el Fna square, head out and discover the real Morocco. There is no end to the excursions you can have out of Marrakech with the Draa River to the south and the Imlil Valley and Ourika valley and Zat valley only an hour away.
The Sahara desert and Atlas Mountains combined.
Nowhere else but Morocco can you see the wondrous Atlas Mountains and the sand blown dunes of the Sahara in one go. You can go up the Atlas Mountains with the help of mules then down into the desert and ride camels in true Moroccan style. If you are lucky enough to meet with some nomads along the way, they will most likely invite you and your family to share a cup of gunpowder tea.
Not only a remarkably beautiful place, Morocco is also full of unforgettable memories that you will cherish for a lifetime. If a trip to Morocco sounds like something your interested in, you can book a holiday online through a holiday supermarket and save yourself a great deal of money!