Morocco offers a very different and often more intense experience than most other destinations. The combination of excitement, beauty and cultural vibrancy is exciting for the whole family who will undoubtedly return home with many happy memories.
Morocco is a country of endless possibilities. With so much to see and do, it can be difficult to pick the right things to do with your children. Here are some ideas for things to do in Morocco with children in mind.
Camel Rides in the Sahara Desert
Riding camels in the Sahara Desert with kids is a great way to get them excited about exploring the world, and it is a great bonding experience for you and your kids, too.
You can rent or buy a camel and then take them on an adventure through the desert. You will stay in camping tents with your family, which means that you can all get together and have a great time.
The trip is long, so make sure that you take plenty of water along with you. Some people like to ride in groups because it gives them more confidence if they are riding with other people who know what they are doing. But if you don’t feel comfortable riding solo, there are plenty of guides available who can teach you how to ride safely and confidently!
Trekking the Berber villages of the Atlas Mountain
One of the most fun things to do with your kids on your trip to Morocco is trekking through the Atlas Mountain villages.
These villages are home to Berber people, who are known for their hospitality and warmth. You will see the same houses every day, so there is no need to worry about getting lost —just be sure to ask where you can get water or snacks along the way and if there is a mosque nearby.
If you are traveling with kids, we recommend taking them on this trek especially early in the morning when it is still dark outside and cool enough that they won’t need much sleep. Some people even bring along their own blankets so they can stay warm at night when they camp out together!
FES city tour
Fes city tours are an opportunity to see some of Morocco’s most famous sights. These tours are popular with Moroccans and tourists alike, and they give you a chance to learn about the country’s history and culture. They also allow you to see what it’s like to live in this ancient city that has been around since the 8th century BCE when Arab Muslims took control over it from the Berbers who previously lived there.
You will find yourself walking through narrow streets full of shops filled with everything from spices to leather goods to jewelry—and although they are crowded at times (especially during holiday seasons), they are always interesting. You can even stop by one of the many mosques that dot Fes’ streets if you would like.
Stay at the Agafay Desert Camp
I am sure you have heard of Agafay Desert Camp, a luxury desert camp in Morocco. It is so amazing that it has become one of the most popular things for people to do on their trips to Morocco.
But what you might not know is that it can be an amazing place for kids! There are so many activities that your kids will love, like camel rides, swimming in the pool with dolphins (yes, dolphins!) and more. It is also one of the safest places in Morocco—because it is a desert camp, there are no people around except those who work at the camp.
You can even get a private room if you want it! There are plenty of activities that are perfect for the little ones. You can read them stories or play games together while they take a nap or play in their tent.
If you are looking for one last adventure before heading back home or just want to have some fun with your family before school starts back up again, Agafay Desert Camp is definitely worth checking out!
Riads in Marrakech
Marrakech, Morocco is one of the most fun places to visit with your kids. With its beautiful architecture, vibrant markets, and friendly locals, it is an easy place to get lost in.
But what if you want to really make sure they have a good time? If you want them to enjoy every minute of their stay and not be bored out of their minds, consider booking a riad for your vacation. A riad is a Moroccan villa, built centuries ago by rich merchants or traders as a private residence. Today, they are considered some of the most luxurious accommodations in Morocco.
And you will have all kinds of options when it comes to making sure your kids have fun! A riad can be rented out by the hour or day—just like a hotel room—so they can play with friends or do arts and crafts projects while you enjoy some quiet time alone.
Or you might want to plan activities around meals at the riad: perhaps there will be an evening meal service with music? Or maybe there will be workshops on local crafts? The possibilities are endless!
Pool fun and activities
If there is one thing that kids love more than anything else in the world, it is swimming. And when you are in Morocco, there is no better place than the pool to let your kid splash around while you relax with a book and take a break from the heat.
But if you are traveling with kids, don’t forget to book yourself a hotel with a pool! The last thing you want is for your kids to have to stay in the room, bored out of their minds as they wait for you to get back from your trip!
The rooms are spacious and bright, the staff is friendly and helpful, the beds are comfortable… The list goes on and on. But what really sets this place apart from its competitors is its location: right in the center of Rabat’s bustling market district! You can walk to any number of restaurants or shops without having to worry about getting lost or taking public transportation.
Morocco is such a great place to visit with your kids, especially if you are looking for a change of pace. The beaches are wonderful, the weather is nice and warm, and the cities are laid-back and friendly. And because it is significantly less touristy than some other nearby countries like Spain or France, you can enjoy it all without ever feeling overwhelmed.
There is just so much to see and do in Morocco that the next time your kids want to go on another family vacation, you should definitely consider bringing them here.