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We’ve seen a lovely trend emerging of late – clients of Original Travel who went to Morocco as couples on one of our classic Big Short Breaks a decade or so ago are now revisiting this magical country with their mini-explorers in tow.

The obvious starting point for a luxury family holiday to Morocco should be Marrakech, a city so downright exotic that it already knocks the socks off grown-ups so imagine the impact on a wide-eyed little one. All the stuff that appeals to the parents - the souqs, the acrobats and soothsayers in Djemaa el-Fna square - will go down a storm with the children, but we can also up the ante further still with specially designed cooking classes and camel rides.

The Atlas Mountains, the classic combo with Marrakech, are another family-friendly destination where families can trek in the foothills with the children hitching a lift on a mule when their feet start to tire. A visit to a local Berber village can also be included for a fascinating insight into another way of life.

The family can then head to Essouira for some coastal shenanigans. The beach can be quite wild and windswept but that will presumably only remind the children of home, and other activities on offer - particularly for teens - include surfing and kite surfing, and quad biking adventures.

That combination would make for a pretty perfect family holiday, but there's more. To ensure complete sensory overload you could take the children to the edges of the vast Sahara Desert, where you and they can stay in a traditional Berber encampment surrounded by dunes and enjoy camel rides and desert walks. We think this might just trump their friends' half term holiday reminisces.

(photo by Ellie Luxmoore)

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Planning a successful family holiday takes a similar amount of organisation and fortitude as a small scale military operation. But fear not, our team of specialists (many of whom are parents themselves) are here to take the stress out of the planning process so those toddler tantrums and teenage meltdowns are kept to a minimum.

From our carefully curated Sharky & George fun packs, which keep children entertained on those long journeys, to knowing the most family-friendly hotels and holding client focus groups, we pride ourselves on making sure that you have the best family holiday imaginable because there's no more important time together.

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Isabel is our 'Family Morocco' expert and as a seasoned traveller has the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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