A Budget and Travel Guide for Families Visiting Morocco

Morocco is a fascinating country with some very special things to offer: the beautiful, colorful markets of Marrakech, the impressive walls of Chefchaouen and its “blue city”, the immense dunes of the Sahara…  

 Even if Morocco is a Muslim country, it accepts Western cultures so easily that it will adapt to your needs. The Moroccan people are hospitable and friendly, eager to help you make your stay as pleasant as possible. So, what are you waiting for?  

Where to visit Morocco with kids?

The best way to see Morocco is from the ground. There are a number of amazing places where you can get up close and personal with the country’s history and culture, with plenty of opportunities for family adventures in between.

Here are our top picks for a Morocco vacation with kids:

  • Marrakech – Home to some of Morocco’s most famous attractions, including the Koutoubia mosque, Jemaa el Fna square and El Badi Palace. If you’re looking for an easy day trip from Marrakech itself (or if you are staying elsewhere), consider visiting Aït Ben Haddou or Essaouira instead.
  • Casablanca – A great place to explore early on in your trip; it offers a good balance between modernity and culture while still being easily accessible by train from other major cities like Rabat or Tangier.
  • Fes – This UNESCO World Heritage Site has hundreds of historical buildings that were built over several centuries—and there is no better way than strolling through them yourself! For example, You could visit The Great Mosque Of Fes And Its Attached School Of Islamic Sciences (built-in 1086), The University Of Al Quaraouiyine And Its Library (founded in 859 but rebuilt after a fire destroyed it around 1400), Al Maghreb Museum (founded by French General Lyautey during his time as Resident-General Of Morocco From 1912 To 1934) Or Dar Si Said Museum aka Maison Romantique (which houses many artifacts recovered from Roman ruins near Volubilis).

Passport and vaccinations

You will need your passport, as well as the photocopy of the page with your photo and personal details. If you are traveling with children less than 6 years old, they must have their own passports.

Your passport must be valid for at least six months after the date of entry into Morocco (this is important). The Moroccan government has a zero-tolerance policy regarding illegal immigration and may detain or deport foreign nationals without proper documentation.

What to eat in Morocco?

Morocco’s cuisine is diverse and rich, but not spicy. It is usually very good and very cheap, especially if you eat in the street.

The most typical Moroccan dish is tajine, which is a stew cooked in a conical earthenware pot with a thick base (tagine) over an open fire or on top of hot coals. Tajines are eaten with bread for breakfast or lunch and are often served with couscous on Fridays (the Muslim day of rest). They are generally inexpensive and filling—perfect for those on a budget or those who want to try something new without breaking the bank!

Moroccan souks and the art of negotiation

The souks are a great place to buy souvenirs and gifts for family and friends, but you should be prepared when bargaining in the Moroccan bazaar.

  • The first thing to remember is that most Moroccans will expect you to bargain. The best deals are available to those who know what they want and can ask for it in Arabic or French!
  • Always make sure you take your time before making any purchases; this will allow you more time to do some research on prices so that you can get the best deal possible!
  • Don’t be afraid of walking away from an offer if it is not right for your needs or budget at this time; there is always another chance later on down the road!
  • If something looks too good (or too bad) then it probably is! Never feel pressured into buying anything unless it is exactly what YOU want – after all, no one else cares as much about YOUR wallet as YOU do!!

How to travel around Morocco?

The train system in Morocco is safe, reliable, affordable and comfortable. It is also easy to use and a great way to experience the country.

Once you are on the train, you will find it easy to get around Morocco with its frequent connections between major cities. Trains also stop at smaller stations along the way if you want to travel somewhere off the beaten path—this is an ideal way for families who are looking for more than just a day trip from one city to another!

Where to stay in Morocco?

If you are going to be visiting cities like Marrakech or Fez, book an apartment instead of a hotel room. This gives you more space, and it also allows your kids to spread out while they play if they want to.

If you are planning on exploring rural areas or smaller villages, consider staying at a riad instead of a hotel. Riads are usually family-owned properties that have been converted into business hotels–and they usually have a garden where your kids can run around outside without worrying about traffic or other dangers.

If you would like to stay somewhere with a pool or beach access, look into booking an all-inclusive resort or one of the luxury boutique hotels in Morocco that cater specifically to kids (or even just offers discounted rates). You will know from the start that everything is taken care of for you, so there is less stress on everyone involved–including yourself!

Morocco is an amazing country with so much to offer.

Morocco is the perfect destination for a family trip. It has everything you need to enjoy: landscape and nature, culture, history and cuisine. Moroccan people are very tolerant and open-minded towards foreign cultures. They will not only help you with everything they can but also they will be your best guides!

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