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My Family Saharan Trip

What I really liked about Morocco were the local people. They were always really friendly to you, even when they were trying to sell you things. They always smiled at you and if you spoke the same language or even something close to it, you could have a really nice conversation with them!  We went to this amazing scarf gallery where all these scarves were hanging down and there were beautiful painted pots and tagines.

Camping was amazing. It was real camping. There were no shops. It was in the middle of the Sahara and I had never done anything  like this before. My favourite moment was when we had dinner in the tent and it was pitch black outside. The tent was illuminated with candles, it was magical. Even though there was no proper lavatory we managed to cope!

The families we travelled with were great. The children were all around the same age as me and my brothers and sister, which meant we could entertain ourselves pretty much anywhere, although on the bus journeys I think we drove our parents mad with all our laughing and messing around…

Our main tour guide Aziz came everywhere with us in Morocco. He even played football with us. Also at some locations, we had local guides and this was great because not only could they talk about the area in a lot more detail, but we could also get a great feel for what the place was about. In Marrakesh we had this amazing guide called Mon Cheri. He showed us around all the souks and where all the wives of some nobleman lived in a giant palace.

Even though the hotels and sleeping locations weren’t the most luxurious, in some ways that was better. It made it more authentic, so we could understand what it is like for people to camp in the desert or do really long camel treks, rather than just having the easy option, which was driving around in jeeps or staying in boutique hotels. That way you would never have known what it was like to actually live in the desert.

I will always remember hearing the call to prayer at 5am from the warm comfort of my  sleeping bag inside a Bedouin tent! 

 

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Down time in our desert camp
Down time in our desert camp
Our campsite in the sahara
After the camel safari...
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Trip type: 
Family - Cultural
Adventure level: 
3. Moderate
Max group size: 
16
Minimum age: 
5

Saharan Sands - Family holiday

Africa, Morocco | 8 days
Trip code: 
XMFM
Families only
Camel Trekking - Morocco Family holiday
Leave everyday life behind as you journey by camel across the sand dunes of the Sahara on this exciting and great value family holiday.

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