Travel Morocco – A Guide to North Africa

Morocco, a North African nation bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea and highly influenced by its Berber, Arabic and European ethnic influences. Marrakesh, the capital city of Rabat, is a historic, souk-like, palace-lined city rich in history and famous for its spectacular architecture and cuisine. The ancient, yet fascinating, Djemaa el Fna Square in the city’s centre is where one can find many souvenirs, including clockwork lamps, pottery and souvenirs from famous battles. The souk (or market) inside the Djemaa el Fna square is where one can buy handicrafts, textiles, clothing, shoes, carpets and furniture.

Kids-way tours are also available in Morocco that take families and kids on a trip to the deserts and oases of Morocco. A few hours drive north from Marrakech to Taorirt and you will reach Jbel Toubkal, one of the most famous and charming towns in Morocco. This old town has interesting donkey rides, water taxis and is perfect for kids to explore. Travelling with kids to this part of Morocco will allow you to have some quality time to relax, unwind and enjoy the Moroccan hospitality.

The second best option to travel Morocco with kids is to take a Sahara desert tour or a kids-way tour to one of the dilemma towns that are located in the north and eastern part of Morocco. djemma is the Arabic name for the largest area in Morocco. The towns include: Essaouria, Fes and Ghadir. All these towns are very exciting and they offer an array of activities that will keep kids entertained for hours.

If you are planning to travel to Morocco with kids then I highly recommend you consider taking a holiday package to the major tourist destinations in the country. These destinations include; Casablanca, Rabat, Tangier, Meknes, Ouche, Fes and Agadir. Each of these touristy cities are unique and have their own unique history, architecture and culture. I highly recommend a holiday package that includes all these key touristy towns. These towns offer everything from beach side cafes to shopping, sightseeing, dining and nightlife. You will never run out of options when you are visiting Morocco with kids.

When traveling with children, always ensure that your kids are well covered in travel gear. The weather in Morocco can be hot and humid in certain areas so be sure to take them with you when you leave home. Your kids will be sure to appreciate your efforts to protect them with appropriate outfits. A tip for when you are traveling with kids is to ensure that they do not play any rough games. Casinos in most cities are particularly strict about this so be sure to check before leaving home. Even if you are taking them to a beach or a hotel with kids they should still be kept under the watchful eye of a responsible older child.

One of the things that I love most about traveling with kids is the experience that I get when I go to a place that has an authentic feel to it. I am talking about the Moroccan Sahara sand dunes of north-eastern Morocco. These are places that are truly breathtaking with their vivid landscape, striking cliffs and the lively culture that are woven into the fabric of the land. My kids love spending time exploring these dunes and the desert that borders them. When I head to Morocco with my kids, we plan to spend a week or two exploring this part of the country so I decided to include a Morocco travel guide to the area which covers some of my favourite destinations as well as a few tips on how to avoid common mistakes when it comes to kid-friendly Morocco adventures.