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Morocco Family Multisport: Biking & Walking From Marrakech To The High Atlas & Essaouira

Morocco

from $4,398* per person 6 Days March
Luxury accommodations Exertion level: 4
Operator: Backroads 26 people max
  • Marrakech, morocco
  • Active & Adventure trips
The stuff of fantasy. Goats in trees. Snake charmers in the medina. Sweet mint tea poured into tiny glasses from impossible heights. Names like Tamesloht and Amizmiz. You bargaining in the souk, riding a camel, lunching with Berbers in a remote village. The kids playing donkey polo, devouring dishes spiced with cinnamon, saffron and cumin. They're eating with their hands. You're eating with yours! It's not a dream. It's your family in Morocco.

  • Pedal through an exotic landscape more accustomed to camels than cyclists
  • Marrakech's D'jemaa el Fna, a wonderland of snake charmers, soothsayers, herbalists and musicians 
  • Hike to a remote Berber village in the Atlas Mountains and get a peek at traditional life
  • Enjoy a twilight camel ride on the Essaouira beach
  • Luxuriate at Heure Bleue Palais with spectacular ocean views

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  • Family oriented trip.

Itinerary

Day 1 Pedal through an exotic landscape more accustomed to camels than cyclists  Adults head to the small village of Tamesloht, home to a zaouia (holy site), while kids engage in some friendly competition during a game of donkey polo After a lunch of regional specialties, ride through rolling countryside to Ouirgane in the High Atlas Mountains.

Day 2 In the High Atlas Mountains, hike to a village accessible only by foot and experience traditional life Share mint tea, fresh bread and olive oil with a welcoming Berber family  Enjoy a lively performance of singing, drumming and dancing before our feast of Moroccan specialties.

Day 3 Luxuriate at Heure Bleue Palais with spectacular ocean views Goats climbing trees? Look for them in the argan trees as you ride undulating terrain past sun-splashed olive groves toward the Atlantic With our local guide, explore the narrow winding streets of Essaouira, an artsy white-washed port town and World Heritage site.

Day 4 Camel ride on the beach at twilight Spin to the sleepy surfing village of Moulay Bouzerqtoune, where dramatic hills tumble to the coast Wash away your cares in a traditional hammam Cinnamon, turmeric, cumin and anis dance on your tongue during a lavish Moroccan dinner.

Days 5-6 Marrakech's D'jemaa el Fna, a wonderland of snake charmers, soothsayers, herbalists and musicians Hike to a spring-fed oasis Spin through the outskirts of Marrakech before a guided tour of the medina, where colorful carpets, pottery, leather and brass goods mix with spices and perfume.

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