This December 2022 we invite you to live an extraordinary adventure next to the Atlas. Meet the Three Wise Men in person, on the last stage of their magical journey. Recommended by #Travelwithyourchild.
Take advantage of this exclusive program with a direct flight from Madrid in just over 2 hours. Soon enough you will be surrounded by the security of the destination, the kindness and hospitality of its people, and the careful itinerary make this an ideal trip for all family members to spend a wonderful vacation. Morocco is an ancient country, heir to centuries of tradition. Its culture is alive and is embodied day after day by small daily gestures, festivals, rituals and customs. Stay there for a while and soak up its peace and its art of living. The best thing is that you walk through the cities and towns, among the narrow streets of their old towns. This way you will be very close to people and you will be able to make exchanges with them. #travelwithyouchild
Day 1. (Dec 3) Madrid - Errachidia - Erfoud
Your meeting point is at the airport where you will meet the entertainment team that will accompany you throughout the trip. Departure from Spain on a special direct flight to Errachidia, in the south of Morocco. During the flight you will enjoy a snack on board and in a little less than two hours you will arrive at the Errachidia airport, the gateway to the Sahara Desert, where a great welcome awaits you. Once your luggage has been taken care of, which will go directly to the hotel, you will leave with your entertainers in modern 4x4 jeeps in the direction of Erfoud. Located in the Ziz river valley, in the Tafilalet palm grove, Erfoud is a small city in the middle of the desert, at the gates of the Sahara. Here begins your adventure through the desert lands of southern Morocco. You will enjoy a snack in a natural viewpoint with impressive views of the palm grove of the Ziz Valley, where you will then descend with the jeep to across town and see up close how the locals live in the entire green area of the riverbanks. You will continue your first adventure all the way to Erfoud. You will arrive at your hotel, which is located outside the city center and is completely surrounded by adobe walls. It looks like a gigantic movie set. In fact, scenes from a few movies have been shot here and some of the most famous artists in cinema have stayed here. While the parents take their luggage to the rooms, the entertainers will stay with the children in a hotel room and will show them the hotel's facilities. Dinner and overnight at the impressive Kasbah Xaluca hotel in Erfoud.
Day 2. (Dec 4) Erfoud -Rissani Market and Kasbahs Circuit
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Your adventure begins early today, you will leave the hotel on powerful SUVs and enjoy a tour of the area in which you will go through movie landscapes, palaces of sultans, infinite palm groves, markets, and imposing dunes. You will start by visiting the typical local market of Rissani, where you will be surprised by its authenticity… enjoy your time there as you watch how the locals still practice bartering, then head over to their animal market and watch as they start “parking” donkeys. You will continue to the natural viewpoint Jbel Mdouar (Round Mountain) a place that has been the setting for films such as the Mummy, Sahara, Babel, Hidalgo, and where the largest explosion in the history of cinema was made with the Movie SPECTER (James Bond 007). Here you will have the most spectacular outdoor lunch one can imagine. You will enjoy incredible views of the desert until you get tired of taking photos and videos. On the way back to the hotel, you will stop in the "Jorf" area to visit the wells of an ancient irrigation system. Upon arrival at the hotel, the little ones will be able to enjoy games and activities with the monitors, during which they will discover the Berber culture and many surprising things. Meanwhile, the adults can enjoy the hotel facilities or relax with a drink at the pool bar: the hotel has facilities adapted to all tastes and ages. It has an indoor spa and wellness area to enjoy of massages and relaxing and therapeutic treatments of all kinds. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 3. (Dec 5) Erfoud - Erg Chebbi
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Today will be a day where you will immerse yourself in the desert! Your adventure begins as soon as you leave the hotel by jeep, along the tracks that some rallies run today, such as the famous Merzouga Rally and previously the most famous Rally of all time, the Paris-Dakar Rally, until you reach the fossil quarries where you can find different types of fossils over 300 million years old. The group will continue crossing dunes until you reach an oasis in the middle of the desert where you will enjoy lunch. You will be surprised to see the variety of rich food in such a place. The group will then continue to the great Erg Chebbi (Dune Desert), where you will meet a group of locals who will take you along with their camels through the desert dunes. As you travel through the dunes you will see the sunset. Arrival at the haimas camp, where you will spend the night like authentic nomads in the middle of the desert, with the advantage that your haimas have all the comforts, with private bathrooms with showers, etc. Surely with the help of your guides and monitors you will find the camp of the Three Kings and you will be able to spend some time with them, take photos and deliver the letter with your wishes and receive a gift. It will be a unique and special moment, not only for the little ones, but for all the members of the family! Then, before experiencing the sensation of sleeping in a haima in the middle of the desert under one of the starriest skies on the planet, you will enjoy an authentic and abundant dinner in the purest local style.
Day 4. (Dec 6) Erfoud - Merzouga, Merdani, Khamlia
We recommend getting up early and climbing one of the nearby dunes to admire the sunrise and see the colors that the sun leaves on the sand. Buffet breakfast at the camp. Your adventure begins today leaving the camp in Jeeps in the direction of the abandoned town of Merdani, which became famous for the M'Fis mines. These mines, open pit with holes in the rock in the form of shafts or trenches, are still active and the miners go down shafts up to 50 meters deep. The town was abandoned when mining became unprofitable, but climbing to the top of the town offers incredible views. From there you will continue to Khamlia to meet its inhabitants, originally from sub-Saharan Africa, specifically from Mali, the majority, with whom we will share tea and liven up those moments with some local music. You will learn more about their customs and see the local school. You will enjoy lunch in the town of Erfoud, in the coolest pizzeria in the city, but do not think that "man lives only on pizza" because we have prepared a most complete and varied lunch, where obviously there will be no lack of pizza in the local style. In the afternoon you will return to the hotel where there will still be time for the youngest members of the family to enjoy games and activities with the entertainers, adults can enjoy the facilities such as the heated pool with its large Jacuzzi, the tennis court and paddle tennis, minigolf or optionally do a good Hammam (Turkish bath) and one of the types of massages provided by the spa. The most intrepid will have the opportunity to organize a quad ride with a monitor guide through the dunes in the hotel area. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 5. (Dec 7) Erfoud - Rissani – Errachidia – Madrid
After several days of adventure, you deserve to be able to wake up late on your last day. Buffet breakfast at the hotel, then you will have free time at the hotel to swim in the pool, play paddle tennis, organize a mini soccer game among the children or have fun in the different hotel facilities. Enjoy lunch and then it is time to return to the Errachidia airport. You can say goodbye to the SUV and the driver who has accompanied you, and you will take a 2 hour flight back to Spain. Enjoy a snack on board before landing in Madrid.
Morocco is an ancient country, heir to centuries of tradition. However, in the Kingdom there is nothing fixed. Its culture is alive and is embodied day after day by small daily gestures, festivals, rituals and customs. Stay there and soak up its peace and its art of living. Enjoy walking through the cities and towns, among the narrow streets of their old towns. This way you will be close to people and you will be able to make exchanges with them. Surely some Moroccan invites you to share a green tea with mint: everything is ceremonious there and hospitality reigns. You can also discover a whole series of customs. Morocco and its inhabitants evolve to the rhythm of the Mediterranean art of living recognized by UNESCO, a set of practices, dishes or symbols that are part of their daily lives and that you will love.
Festivals also predominates in Morocco and marks the passing of the years. People gather for the famous moussem, religious and festive events. Do not miss the Tan-Tan, especially famous and considered since 2008 as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Also discover the Gnaoua Festival in Essaouira. All these manifestations are a great opportunity for you to get in touch and live with the different cultures that make up the diversity and richness of Morocco. This is just an overview about the cultures that still exist in Morocco. Travel the country and discover these little treasures of its intangible heritage.
Accommodations planned or similar
Boutique Hotel Kasbash Xaluca
This magnificent hotel is like a huge movie set, located in a dream setting, between dunes and palm trees. It surprises everyone who visits it for the first time. From the decoration and spaciousness of its rooms to its huge patios and common and sports areas that delight the little ones who can play outdoors safely. It has 137 spacious rooms with capacity for up to 4 people, as well as several luxury bungalows with greater capacity. All of them with a large bathroom, air conditioning, television, telephone, internet connection with free WIFI, safe and minibar. The hotel completes its facilities with a tennis court, paddle tennis court, heated outdoor pool, five-a-side football pitch, spa, jacuzzi and wellness center with massage service.
Haima La Belle Etoille
Staying in a Haima is unique and must be experienced at least once in a lifetime. The Haima La Belle Etoile camp, located in the desert, at a comfortable distance from all the attractions of the area, is located near large dunes, from which you can enjoy the night sky avoiding any type of light pollution, as well as observe a dusk or dawn. The walls of the rooms are made with carpets, in the purest traditional style. But they have all kinds of comforts to make a night here a truly authentic and comfortable experience. The rooms are spacious and have a private bathroom with a shower.
|Price start from:
|2 adults + 1 child
|2 adults + 2 children
|Until August 31. No charges
|From September 1 to 30 -- 15%
|From October 1 to 31 -- 30%
|From November 1 to 15 days before -- 50%
|Less than 15 days before the trip -- 100%
|Contact us for more information
|This great trip includes...
|Direct flight from Madrid
|Checked luggage 40 lb
|Animation team during the trip
|Transportation in 4x4 vehicles
|Unlimited mineral water in cars
|3 nights in the Kasbah Hotel Xaluxa Erfoud
|1 night in Haimas, Gran Erg Chebbi
|Berber dinner show
|Full board according to itinerary
|Activities and excursions according to itinerary
|Meeting with The Three Wise Men
|Complete travel documentation
|Dec 3 Madrid-Errachida 12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
|Dec 7 Errachida-Madrid 3:25 pm - 5:10 pm
|Good to know...
|The price does not include drinks with meals
|Recommended for children 2-11 years old
|4x4 vehicle which seats 5 people (Type: Toyota Land Cruiser, Mitsubishi or similar)
|Full board as specified by the itinerary (full buffet breakfast, dinner and lunch at selected local restaurants, picnics in the desert, etc.).
|Optional supplements (price per person, adult or child):
|Suppl. Quality: Fast Track security, access to the VIP lounge at Madrid airport and seats in the first 8 rows of the plane: $155.
|Exclusive Jeep occupancy 4 people: $55
|Exclusive Jeep occupancy 3 people: $135
|Exclusive Jeep occupancy 2 people: $305
|Accommodation in Suite (3 hotel nights): $255
|Accommodation in private Haima (outside the camp): $155