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9 nights in Morocco - family trip ideas

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9 nights in Morocco - family trip ideas

Our children will be 11 and 12 in mid March 2015 and we have 9 nights - arrive in Marrakech at 2.30 on a Friday afternoon and depart Marrakech at 3.20 the following Sunday.

We would like to spend some time in Marrakech, in Essaouira, visit Fez(even half-day)/Volubis, Chefchaouen, and travel to the desert and spend the night in a tent. I know it's a lot of distance to cover, so would be grateful of any suggestions - best places, travel routes, tour companies, notable sites around/between these locations. Also best range of clothes to take for winter and the different environments. Thanks!!

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1. Re: 9 nights in Morocco - family trip ideas

As you say, it's too much distance, especially when you don't know how you will travel.

Take clothes that can be combined in layers, including (1) lightweight water/windproof outer jacket (2) hat, (3) gloves.

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2. Re: 9 nights in Morocco - family trip ideas

Thanks for your suggestions. We are going to be in 4x4 with a driver/guide. The tour cpany suggested going on from chefchouaen to tangiers and taking overnight train to Marrakech to save travel time. Is this comfy? Cold in winter? And is car trip to tangiers good/any suggested stops?

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In my opinion you not need have 4x4, it is unecessary since you want not go off road. But all main roads and even smaller are paved.

9 nights is not so much and you want to see much. I suggest you to take the map and look where are all places you want to visit. Thereafter decide where to go. Best to not chose places who are far of eachother, the travel in Morocco goes quite slowly.

If you go in Winter it can be probably better also to hold you a little to south there it will be more nice weather.

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4. Re: 9 nights in Morocco - family trip ideas

you cant see all the places you mention in 9 nights - well not in any way that will be enjoyable anyway, especially with kids in toe. Cut down your itinerary and spend more time in fewer places rather than so much time in a car.

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5. Re: 9 nights in Morocco - family trip ideas

Thanks. That seems to be the consensus. See less, go slower. It's just hard to give up chefchouaen!!!

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6. Re: 9 nights in Morocco - family trip ideas

It would seem that you have the perfect excuse to come back again!

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