Morocco Here We Come! Any Tips For Us?

We are finally going to Morocco and I am so excited!  It has been on our “to do” list for the past 16 months and now we are really going.  We found a great deal on flights down to Marrakech, so we couldn’t refuse.  The kids are going to miss a week of school, not long after returning from winter break.  Oh well, that is how we roll sometimes.  We usually tell you about our adventures after the fact, but I just can’t contain myself.  As of this moment, we have our flights booked and that is it.  If you have any suggestions, just let us know.
Morocco Plans

I am very excited to try out new foods and experience the medina in Marrakech.  This will be nothing like the kids have ever seen or experienced before, so I think that is what excites me the most.  Lars is willing to try new foods, so he is jazzed up, but not sure about the rest of the family.  We love to see how things are made, so if you know of a gem along our route just let us know.  Here is what I am plotting and planning thus far and we will likely start firming things up in the next few days, so your tips will help.

Our tentative Morocco plans:

  • Day 1 arrive Marrakech – 1 night near airport, 1 week car rental.  We’ve decided it is just easier to have a car.
  • Day 2  drive to Dades Valley (Quarzazate?)– 1 night
  • Day 3-4  drive to Erg Chebbi – 1 night and 1 night camping in desert berber camp with camel trek.
  • Day 5 drive back to new town in Dades Valley (Tinghir?) – 1 night
  • Day 6-7 Marrakech – 2 nights
  • Day 8 fly back to Spain

Morocco Plans

If you have any cool sights to see or places to stay on the way to/from Marrakech to Erg Chebbi, do let us know.  I know the camel trek thing is probably not too animal friendly, but we really want to do it.  We are a bit leery of how we are going to do for a couple of hours on a camel, but we are going to give it a whirl.  About 2 years ago Alan broke his tail bone and he isn’t too comfy sitting for long periods, so we are pretty sure it won’t be comfy on a Camel either.  If you have experience with this, let us know what you think.

I know there are a couple of other traveling families down there around the same time, so it would be great to hook up along the way.  Fingers crossed!

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