22 Oct Why Morocco is a perfect travel destination for families
Morocco is one of those African countries that are considered a complete vacation destination for families. It has everything to offer; a rich culture, amazing cuisines, mesmerizing natural beauty, friendly and welcoming locals and great beaches too. In Morocco, you can experience an exotic mixture of African, Mediterranean, Andalucían and Berber cultures.
Things to Do:
You can travel into the Sahara Desert to explore the desert life or you can just enjoy the serenity of the world, lying down peacefully in kasbahs high up in the Atlas Mountains. The bazaars of Marrakesh are the main source of attraction for tourists as well. Here are some of the things you should definitely do on your Moroccan family holiday;
Explore the local Souks:
Morocco has a maze of buoyant souks that are always crowded and have the charm of old Arabian tales. The most famous ones are the souks of Marrakesh. The stalls are full of handmade carpets, spices, brightly dyed slippers and everything else you can think of. With the help of a guide, you can easily visit pottery workshops, handmade carpet knitting units, leather dyers and metalworkers. This can be a whole new kind of learning experience for your kids which they can’t have back at home. While visiting any souk, always wear comfortable shoes because you have to wander a lot and there are always chances of getting lost. And just to be on the safer side, always install a child phone tracker on your children’s devices so in case they get lost, you can find them easily using the apps GPS.
Visiting the Atlas Mountains:
You can easily reach the foothills of the Atlas Mountains by taking an hour’s drive from Marrakesh. The highest peak in the Atlas range is Jebel Toubkal. You can bask in the pristine mountains of the Atlas range and while visiting the Atlas Mountains you should try to blend in with the locals i.e. Berbers. The best way of doing so is by staying with them. The Berbers are an old native tribe of Morocco who have been living in the region long before the arrival of the Romans. They live in adobe styled houses and have a very traditional way of life. The people are extremely welcoming and they will treat you with their world-famous mint tea, homemade bread, olive oil, and hard-boiled eggs.
Essaouira is a port city in Morocco which has some of the most fascinating beaches in the region. You can enjoy world-class windsurfing here. The food over here is the best, you get fresh seafood which the fishermen sell directly from their boats. You can also get your kids to take kitesurfing lessons from the Kite Centre Essaouira. There are many water sports for children on the beach of Essaouira, where they can enjoy.
The blue village of Chefchaouen:
The Chefchaouen is a small village in Morocco which is famous for its blue color. It is situated in the high Rif Mountains of Morocco and has a very calming and soothing effect on the viewers. The whole village is painted in hues of blue. The Chefchaouen’s medina is a sight worth seeing. The city is said to be initially painted blue by the Jewish refugees from Europe who arrived here during the 1930s.
Moroccan culture is very family oriented. Due to this, Moroccans love children and your children can easily mix-up with the Moroccan families. Traveling with kids is a great way to strengthen your family bonds and develop strong family relations.