October is the month of TRAVEL. Every Thursday, we inspire you with places you must visited in the world (with or without kids). And today, we travel to Marocco.
[Advertorial] In less than 4 hours from Amsterdam there’s a completely different world. Arabic atmospheres in the Medina of Marrakech or on the back of a camel trudging through the Sahara… Take your kids into the fairy tale of 1001 nights, where travelling with your own rental car is nice and safe too.
As soon as you arrive in Marrakech, you’ll feel it. A maze of little streets, Arabic portals as gateways, shops with rugs and fully loaded donkeys carts. Your senses are being teased and your kids won’t know where to look. At night at the town square it’s like an open-air theatre, with snake charmers and story tellers. Take a seat at the roof terrace of one of the surrounding restaurants to escape the hustle and bustle without having to miss anything of the atmosphere. Or choose one of the food stalls. The food is mostly good and fresh where Moroccans sit themselves. Your kids will love the Moroccan kitchen.
Cooking class for kids
With the use of lots of honey, raisins and almonds the food isn’t spicy but sweet, most kids like that. The dinner party is complete with a special cooking workshop for kids. With Fatima or Gemma you’ll wander around the Souks. This way you’ll truly discover the narrow streets, by stopping at places you would normally pass. Your kids can weigh the vegetables and fruit themselves and they will admire the high piles of colored spices. With bags full of groceries you’ll drive to the Berber village just out of town. All the ingredients are being cut, grinded and mixed, the fire is turned up and the tajine is put on top. The kids roll up their sleeves as well, together you will make a traditional (kids)meal. Bismallah, enjoy.
Finally, traveling around Morocco with kids is safe and fun. By traveling with you own rental car or minivan with driver, you determine the travel pace yourself. Distances are relatively short and the road network and signage are good. And you sleep like in a fairy tale.
Acquired a taste for more Morocco? Travel organization MarokkoKids, part of RiksjaKids, offers a wide range of holiday programs for families with kids. Mariska, one of the Morocco travel specialists has been to Morocco with her daughter several times. She’ll love to tell you all about this and she’ll give advice on planning your own Morocco trip.