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    • Sweet_Sugar_1984
    • By Sweet_Sugar_1984 28th Mar 18, 4:37 PM
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    Marrakech Excursions with kids
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    Marrakech Excursions with kids 28th Mar 18 at 4:37 PM
    Hi everyone, I need some advice please.

    We are going to Marrakech next week with three children aged 2, 6 and 8. We will be staying in a B&B hotel for 4 nights and in an all inclusive for the last 3 nights. This is because we want to do some sightseeing on the first few days.

    We will be visiting the main attractions in the city on our own the first two days, but we also wanted to do 1 or maybe two day trips/excursions. Ideally to the Atlas Mountains or Ourika Valley? Would these be suitable for our children? Our older two are used to long walks but we are worried about the little one as he would have to be in the buggy.

    Can anyone suggest any other suitable full day excursions? And also which tour guides to use?

    Thank you!
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    • knightstyle
    • By knightstyle 28th Mar 18, 8:05 PM
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    We were there in January, without kids though. Yes the excursion into the Atlas mountains is great for adults and kids, it is broken into stages with visits to a pottery, tea in a locals house, meal in small restaurant where locals eat, visit to scenic bits, visit metal workers etc. We were in a convoy of 4 jeeps, each with 3 to 5 tourists so not too big a group.
    The other thing we did was a very early morning hot air balloon trip, not cheap but best part of our stay, kids will love it. Try booking at local travel agents by the souk for a better price.
    One thing, exchange some cash at the airport and keep the receipt, then you can exchange any left over cash for when you leave. We used Halifax Clarity to withdraw money at machines several times without any problems.
    • markandkate
    • By markandkate 31st Mar 18, 2:55 PM
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    Lots of Mountains
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    • 31st Mar 18, 2:55 PM
    You should carefully check the itineraries as Marrakech is surrounded by mountains and a seemingly short journey can take hours going up and down mountain roads.

    Essaouira on the Atlantic coast is about 3 hours away and is an easy compact way to see a souk, a harbour and a typical town
    • Shikakui
    • By Shikakui 11th Apr 18, 8:12 PM
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    I agree. Essaouira is a nice town. Even relaxing I would say. You should definitely go up to the Atlas Mountains! I travelled by train from Tanger to Marrakech - it was a fantastic journey!
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