Family Travel Ideas in Marrakesh

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Marrakesh is a land of an interesting and deeply-fusionist culture that manifests itself in the form of its architecture, religious structures, old souks, ancient ruins, modern buildings, traditional medina squares and a range of other attractions depicting the glory of the exotic Morocco. The family-friendly African hotspot is a nice place to introduce the kids to a ‘Europe meets Africa’ cultural marriage. Here are some great ideas to enjoy a family vacation in Marrakesh.

Majorelle Gardens

The lovely French-style botanical gardens, situated at Gueliz , are a peaceful destination to explore a vast collection of rare and intriguing botanical life from all over the planet. The place seems to house every variety of cacti known to mankind. The pleasant tapestry of flowers and an education center chronicling the evolution and facts about various species is a must see. There is also a Museum of Islamic Art in the premises, which houses several artifacts and items from the Arabic culture, ranging from religious scriptures and paintings to local costumes and carved wooden handicrafts.

White Water Rafting

This is fantastic idea for families looking to go canoeing in the Atlas Mountains. There are several trips organized by tour groups that leave daily for fun-filled activities like canoeing, white water rafting, speed boating and a couple of other adventure activities. 

Marrakesh Ciel d’Afrique Hot Air Ballooning

Children will enjoy a hot air balloon ride to catch breathtaking sky vistas of Marrakesh and its surrounding regions. The flight transcends vast deserts, tiny local hamlets and old historical streets. Visitors can enjoy a refreshing mint tea and nice homemade bread at a village after the balloon ride.

Ethno Art Shop

This is like entering the magical treasure cave of Ali Baba from the Arabian Nights. The Ethno Art Shop is great for art-oriented families. This is like a museum showcasing several products from the artistic and cultural legacy of Morocco. There are old carpets, rare paintings and wooden artifacts and--here’s the best part--visitors can buy any of genuine items at unbeatable prices. The sales people are extremely cordial and knowledgeable and will help you buy rather than selling aggressively.

Marrakesh is an attractive, family-friendly bouquet of cultural attractions, adventure sports, parks and art shops, all representng its diverse ethnic spirit.

 

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