Marrakech – Desert Family Tour

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£2550 for a family of 3
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What you'll do

Hotel Les Jardins de la Koutoubia

On arrival at Marrakech airport your guide will meet you and take you to the Hotel Les Jardins deLa Koutoubia for the first three nights of your adventure.

 

In the heart of Marrakech‘s Medina with a thousand and one scents and colours, right next to the legendary Jemaa el Fna square and  built in the shade of the walls of the 13th-century Riad Ouarzazi, Les Jardins de la Koutoubia is a prestigious establishment appreciated for the quality of its service, a luxurious Spa and the diversity of its cuisine.

Accommodation : 1 x Family room Patio View

 

Meals: Breakfast

Boumalne Dades - Erg Chebbi (Merzouga Desert)

Today after breakfast you will be collected for the start of your amazing desert adventure.

You will go on a camel trek to a desert camp and stay overnight camping under the stars, enjoying authentic Moroccan dishes and Berber drum music. (Traditional Bedouin Tent accommodation with shared loo facilities and no shower)

 

Meals : Breakfast and Dinner

Day in the desert

Your desert area in 4×4 – visit a family of nomads and have tea with them, visit some local Gnawa musicians, visit an old mine and enjoy sweeping views of the desert, visit the local gardens and learn about their irrigation system. Traditional Berber pizza lunch). Return to desert camp to enjoy another desert night camping under the stars, enjoying authentic Moroccan dishes and Berber drum music. (Traditional Bedouin Tent accommodation with shared loo facilities and no shower)

 

Meals : Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Desert day

Your adventure continues as you have a day in the desert enjoying sand surfing and dune bashing and another night under the stars in the Bedouin camp.

(Traditional Bedouin Tent accommodation with shared loo facilities and no shower)

 

Meals  Breakfast and dinner

Travel from Merzouga to Ouarzazate

Merzouga – Ouarzazate

 

 

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Ouarzazate - Marrakech

Today you will be transferred to your hotel in Marrakech

The 5 star All Inclusive Hotel Eden Andalou Aquapark and Spa in Marrakech has a giant aqua park on site. The accommodation is in spacious family suites and there is an  on site entertainment team, gourmet restaurant with large buffet selection for breakfast, lunch and dinner and a selection of hot and cold drinks served throughout the day.

The spa offers a wide range of treatments  at an extra charge.

Hotel

Eden Andalou Aquapark and Spa

Meals: All inclusive

Breakfast lunch and dinner plus soft drinks, tea and coffee.

Departure Day

Today you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the airport.

What's included

Included

  • Standard accommodation
  • 3 nights in Les Jardins de la Koutoubia (Patio room B&B)
  • 4 nights desert tent accommodation (Breakfast and Dinner)
  • 3 nights in Eden Andalou Waterpark and Spa ( All Inclusive)
  • 4x4 Transport
  • English speaking driver and tour guide
  • Day tour of Merzouga area
  • Camel trek
  • Sand surfing
  • Dune bashing
  • Traditional Berber pizza lunch
Your local host

Hamid and Gilly

Hamid was raised as a nomad. His family lived a nomadic life until he was about 6 years old.  Hamid’s family of 10 then settled in a remote desert village.  Family is everything to him.  Hamid is from the Amazigh tribe. “Amazigh” means free people.  He speaks five different languages:  Berber, Arabic, English, Spanish and French.  Hamid is a great people person – with a good sense of humour.  He is very in tune with nature and he enjoys showing his country to travellers. He worked as a cameleer when he left school, taking visitors on camel treks into the Saharan sand dunes. There, he mastered the art of playing the soulful African drums, as entertainment in the evenings.  It has always been Hamid’s dream to have his own tour company and show people around his country, so he left his life in the desert to follow this dream. He is passionate about showing visitors the authentic Morocco and its vibrant and rich culture.

Gilly was born and raised in Zimbabwe. She has a passion for travel and Africa is in her blood, so when she got the chance to visit Morocco, she took it and immediately fell under its spell. She has visited countless times and there is always something new to see and experience. The Sahara Desert is one of her favourite places in Morocco,  along with the mountains, the Atlantic coast, The Blue City, Fes, Volubilis and the enchanting chaos of Marrakech! She loves the vibrant culture and the people who are as warm as their sunsets. On Gilly’s first adventure in Morocco, she met Hamid who regaled her with stories of life in Morocco. They both share a passion for authentic experiences and for nature and so the partnership for their tour company was born.

We aim to include all the elements of an unforgettable, awe-inspiring experience in our tours and excursions.  Hamid has extremely strong family values and this is extended to our guests, who are cared for as if they were family.

At the end of your time with us, we want you to return home with Morocco firmly in your hearts. We will explore the off the beaten track secrets of Morocco and discover its hidden treasures.  Authenticity is important to us and we want to show you the real Morocco.

Whether it is camel trekking the evocative Sahara Desert and spending a night under a breath-taking sky full of stars, spending a day in the life of a nomad family, indulging all your senses in the vibrant atmosphere of Marrakech, wandering the enchanting and artistic blue streets of Chefchaouen, taking an authentic Moroccan cooking class and creating a delicious tagine, marvelling at the stunning, mystical architecture and beautiful mosques, exploring snow-capped mountains, ancient Roman Ruins, visiting women’s argan cooperatives, towering mountain waterfalls,  enjoying sand, sea and surf on our North African beaches, we will ensure you have the best time and a wonderfully memorable experience.

As a result of the hardships Hamid endured in his nomadic childhood in Morocco empowering local communities and preserving their culture is very important to him. Our tours are created to give back to the local communities, to help ensure food and water security, employment, education and self-sufficiency.

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