Family Holiday in the High Atlas

Marrakech, High Atlas and lots of family activities

About Family Holiday in the High Atlas

Summary

A activity based holiday in Marrakech & the High Atlas. Perfect for the whole family to enjoy together.

START / FINISH - Marrakech

Activity code: MOHO05

Duration: 8 Days

The High Atlas Family Holiday package is an ideal way for you to enjoy the whole experience of travelling to Morocco together as a family unit. This attention to the needs of a family begins with a choice of family-friendly accommodation such as good quality apartments or rooms in selected riads or perhaps inter-connecting rooms or suites in some of the hotels not far from the centre; this also applies to the choice of hotels in the High Atlas foothills. In our opinion, the smaller and more traditional places to stay are a great way to experience the incredible variety of Moroccan and Berber culture on offer.

We have designed the holiday to be flexible so that we can meet the needs of most families, this means there is a fabulous choice of activities which can be pre-booked as part of the holiday itinerary. The most popular are bespoke guided city tours, guided day hikes with Berber picnic lunch, 4WD tours of the mountain villages, traditional cookery classes, quad biking, camel rides, spa treatments, rope slides, water parks and much more....

The version on this page is based upon a family apartment in a riad in Marrakech and includes a private city tour, guided day hike, cookery class and all private transfers between locations.

Highlights of the High Atlas Family Holiday:

  • MARRAKECH - Nestled on a large plain at the foot of the snow-capped High Atlas Mountains, it is the perfect city to begin your visit to Morocco. Surrounded by its original fortified city wall Marrakech entices you into its midst to explore the historic and labyrinthine Medina, the majesty of the Bahia Palace, the tranquillity of its many famous gardens and the sophistication of its more modern boulevards, cafes and riads. Today, Marrakech has become a thriving metropolis with chic night spots, top restaurants and a very modern atmosphere in places.
  • OUIRGANE - The High Atlas Mountains are dominated by some of North Africa's highest peaks and their breathtaking size towering above the Berber villages provides a backdrop for Ouirgane. Ouirgane and nearby Marigha are surrounded by almond blossom in early spring and are just an hour's drive south of Marrakech. Our choice is Kasbah Tatfi which has a large garden, swimming pool and is perfect for families both in terms of facilities and rooms - there are some excellent family rooms with joint entrances to make them into larger private units.
  • DOUAR SAMRA [High Atlas, near Imlil] - The Douar is the traditional dwelling of the Berber villagers. This particular property, built in stone, has been lovingly restored by Jacqueline using local craftsmen and materials. Rooms and facilities are of hotel standard but at an altitude of 1850m they offer a true insight into Berber life. The Samra is an ideal place to stay before or after one of our hikes in the High Atlas, beforehand it offers some acclimatisation to the altitude and a relaxed start to the day; afterwards it offers a hot shower and a comfy bed. Luggage will be carried to/from the Samra and Imlil village centre by mule - a small charge per mule applies (included). Dinner is taken at the top of the kasbah in a colourful, friendly dining room to enjoy the good home cooking and, as with all rooms, a roaring fire awaits you in winter. The roof terraces are a perfect place to relax and enjoy the sun and scenery. From the balconies and roof terraces there are fine views of the valley opposite including the village of Imlil below and the peaks towards the Toubkal summit to the south, snow-capped for much of the year.
  • DAY HIKES - We have included a circular hike in the holiday cost which can be either from Imlil (directly from the Douar Samra) or Ouirgane (directly from Kasbah Tatfi). For families there is a choice of shorter or longer routes and you are able to walk at your own pace with our guide. An excellent picnic lunch (or warm tagine in winter) is included. From Imlil we recommend walking east to the Tacheddirt area and from Ouirgane we suggest a circular walk of the Tassa Ouirgane National Park taking in views across the new lake. Of course, you can do both if you wish (small supplement applies).
  • RIADS in MARRAKECH - Many treasures, especially the now-famous riads, are hidden away in Marrakech and other cities in Morocco, such as Fez and Essaouira. Riads are houses, built around a central courtyard patio, whose outside walls are entirely closed. They are often converted into guesthouses or restaurants and are a symbol of the Moroccan art of fine living. We recommend riads in our holidays where the local staff are integral to the experience and all food and drink and many other materials involved with your stay and the building itself are all sourced from the local area.

Why book with Rediscover the World ?

Accommodation: the riads and other places to stay in this itinerary are our personal choice in each category, all of which offer quality accommodation. You may prefer a small and friendly option or one of the luxury, boutique properties; (please do not hesitate to request alternative hotels).

Transport: to take the stress out of arriving and departing we offer a private airport transfer service. We then also include private transfers throughout your holiday in a sensibly-sized comfortable vehicle with a/c.

What's included in your Morocco High Atlas Family holiday?

  • Private transfers throughout.
  • 3 nts on BB at a choice of riads in Marrakech (family suite)
  • 2 nts on HB at the fabulous Douar Samra near Imlil (family suite)
  • 2 nts on HB at Kasbah Tatfi in Ouirgane (family apartment/suite)
  • Half Day Guided Tour of Historic Marrakech.
  • Full day excursion to the Cascades at Ouzoud.
  • 1 guided day hike, either from Imlil or around the Tassa Ouirgane National Park.
  • Cookery class in Marrakech
  • Optional extra activities such as quad biking, spa treatments, camel rides, rope slides, etc.
  • Guide book and map of Marrakech.
  • All taxes, full 24hr representative services.

NB: Flights are available to book through us with a wide range of airlines, from various UK airports. If we book your flights this means that your holiday will be fully ATOL protected.

Our recommended hotel choices for this holiday:

  • Marrakech: - Dar Vedra, Hotel Les Borjs de la Kasbah, Dar el Assafir, Riad Kniza, Hotel Les Jardins de la Koutoubia
  • High Atlas: - Kasbah Tatfi, Douar Samra, Domaine Malika, La Roseraie

Contact us now to book this recommended Holiday for any dates.

Itinerary

  • Example Itinerary no.1

    • Day 1 - arrive Marrakech - private transfer to your accommodation; stay at a riad of your choice for 3nts B&B
    • Day 2 - private half day guided tour of Marrakech
    • Day 3 - Full day visit to waterfalls at Ouzoud by 4WD
    • Day 4 - private transfer from Marrakech to Imlil; stay at the Douar Samra - 2nts HB
    • Day 5 - private guided hike with picnic lunch
    • Day 6 - private transfer (at a time of your choosing) to Ouirgane; stay at Kasbah Tatfi - 2nts HB
    • Day 7 - [optional] private guided day hike to Tassa Ouirgane National Park & lake (picnic lunch included)
    • Day 8 - private transfer to Marrakech airport; depart Marrakech.

  • Example Itinerary no. 2

    • Day 1 - arrive Marrakech - private transfer to your accommodation; stay at a riad of your choice for 3nts B&B
    • Day 2 - private half day guided tour of Marrakech
    • Day 3 - Full day visit to High Atlas Berber villages by 4WD
    • Day 4 - private transfer from Marrakech to Demnate; stay at the Kasbah Tiouite - 4nts HB
    • Day 5 - private guided walking with picnic lunch at Ouzoud waterfalls.
    • Day 6 - morning cookery class and visit to local souks, afternoon free
    • Day 7 - free day or optional extra hike to see dinosaur footprints
    • Day 8 - private transfer to Marrakech airport; depart Marrakech.

  • Prices & Departure Dates

    Prices shown are 'per person' in UK Pounds and are based on a travelling party of 2 adults and 2 children (the total cost is divided equally but it does include reductions for children). In our experience this holiday will be more attractive to teenage children but we can adapt the itinerary and offer further reductions if any children travelling are under 12 years of age. A single supplement needs to be added to the price if single rooms are required.

    Prices are indicative and will vary depending on your chosen accommodation, room availability as well as time of travel. Please take this into consideration when comparing prices; we always aim to match a high quality experience with exceptional value for money.

    NB: Flights available to book with us through a range of airlines, from various UK airports.

    City Tours include an English-speaking guide, all transport, entry fees to historic monuments (including the incredible Ben Youssef Medersa, Saadian Tombs & Bahia Palace), an exploration of the souks and focal points of the medina.

Prices

High Atlas Family Holiday

Fully-inclusive holiday price based on family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children) - family apt at Dar Vedra (BB), family apt at Kasbah Tatfi (HB), family suite at Douar Samra (HB), city tour, day hike, cookery class, Ouzoud waterfalls, all transport & taxes.

Prices from £669

All prices are per person

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