Our exclusive selection for family holidays in Marrakech

Eperience exciting adventures in Marrakech as a family, in the heart of its exotic gardens and colourful streets, and stay in an authentic luxury riad.
Our exclusive selection for family holidays in Marrakech
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Going on holiday in Marrakech means opening the doors to another universe, a world of culture, color and spices. The pearl of Morocco, between the sun and breathtaking landscapes, it's one of our most beautiful destinations for families.

For even more inspiration, browse our guide to the best things to do in Marrakech.

when to go to marrakech as a family

It's almost always time to go to Marrakech, where the climate is pleasant all year round, but beware of the extreme heat in summer. 

Our favorite time to go to Marrakech is undoubtedly the end of the year, between Christmas and New Year, as well as the February holidays

From March to November, temperatures are generally mild. The All Saints' holiday is also a good time to go to Marrakech.

Generally speaking, we advise you to visit Marrakech in mid-season, to avoid the heat and crowds of summer. In spring, from March to May, and in autumn, from October to November, the sun is ever-present and the atmosphere is calmer, with average temperatures fluctuating between 20 and 30 degrees. Beware, however, of the Easter holidays, which often see an influx of tourists. 

Marrakech is also popular in winter for those who want to escape the dreariness, although December to February can be rainy.

And if you're in the mood for something different, why not be inspired by our ranking of the best exotic luxury destinations?

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must-do activities as a family in marrakech

A luxury vacation in Morocco is the perfect opportunity to visit the enchanting city of Marrakech, and discover its culture and traditions with fresh eyes through unique experiences.

Wondering what to do in Marrakech with your family? Create unforgettable memories and enjoy the best things to do in Marrakech with your family thanks to our luxury concierge service.

Explore the region by camel, quad or sidecar

For your family trip to Marrakech, join a guide as you explore the region's most beautiful landscapes on camelback in the desert, observe the amazing gait of this extraordinary animal, or race your little ones through the dunes.  

On a quad bike, strap on your helmet for an unforgettable and exhilarating ride through the heart of Marrakech's palm grove. Located on the outskirts of the city, this oasis of hundreds of imposing palm trees will amaze your whole tribe for a morning. 

Or get behind the wheel of a sidecar and explore the region in total freedom, with your children right next to you. The scenery will take your breath away!



Hot-air ballooning over the Agafay desert

Early in the morning, climb aboard a hot-air balloon and soak up the absolute peace and quiet that reigns over the desert and the Atlas Mountains. At dawn, the shy sun rises and takes its place in the sky. It's an extraordinary sight to be experienced over breakfast in the air, a memorable experience for the whole family and one of the best activities for children in Marrakech.


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Find inspiration among our must-sees for what to visit in Marrakech with your family:

Discover Medersa Ben Youssef with kids

In the heart of Marrakech, the Medersa Ben Youssef is undoubtedly one of Morocco's most iconic monuments. Built in the 16th century, it is now the largest Islamic school in North Africa, and can be visited all year round. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is a masterpiece of architecture and craftsmanship, with high pink walls and magnificent mosaics.


Visit the colourful souks of Marrakech

North of the Medersa Ben Youssef is Marrakech's main souk. Historically, souks were temporary open-air markets supplied by camel caravans crossing the Sahara. Today, the souks and their mythical atmosphere conceal a thousand treasures of Moroccan craftsmanship

To visit the souk on your family vacation in Marrakech, start at Rue Souk Semarin and continue to Rue Souk El Kebir on the right and Rue Souk Attarine to the northwest, or better yet, let our luxury concierge organise a tour for you with a private guide.

Walk around the Medina with family

As the historic center of the city, the Medina is the largest in the Maghreb and a must for your family trip to Marrakech. A Unesco World Heritage site, this district with its thousand-year-old history is home to some of North Africa's most beautiful monuments: the Koutoubia mosque, Medersa Ben Youssef, and the Saadian tombs.

If you're not in the mood for a cultural visit, you can also stroll through its narrow streets, fountains and orange groves, shrouded by its mysterious atmosphere.


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where to stay in marrakech with family to visit the gardens and magical palaces

It's impossible to visit Marrakech without enjoying its gardens, palaces and riads with the whole family. Here's our list for a fun-filled stay in Marrakech with children:

Relax in Marrakech's Jardin Majorelle

Arguably one of Marrakech's most popular sights, the Jardin Majorelle and its hypnotically blue villa are a must-see on your trip to Morocco. Created in 1931 by French painter Jacques Majorelle, this verdant oasis is inspired by Arab and Andalusian landscapes

Restored in 1966 by the legendary couple Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé, the Majorelle estate and its botanical garden, spanning over 10,000 m2, continues to inspire the world. 

To discover the ever-popular Villa and Jardin Majorelle, we strongly recommend a private tour.


Travel back in time with your family at the Bahia Palace

In the Medina district, a ten-minute walk from Place Jemaa el-Fna, the Bahia Palace dates back to the time of the Viziers, and its Arab-Muslim architecture is reminiscent of the Al Hambra in Granada.

Its decorative arabesques, finely carved cedar ceilings and marble floors keep things cool, while its sublime garden houses a riad, a hammam and even a mosque

To take the time to discover all the wonders of the Bahia Palace, we recommend visiting early in the morning or late in the afternoon, when it's less crowded.



Spend a refreshing afternoon by the pool in a riad

What could be better than relaxing in a family-friendly riad in Marrakech? For children, Marrakech's riads are playgrounds and places of discovery, where brightly colored walls and secret nooks bring new surprises every day.

Between two visits to the city, settle down by a turquoise pool, under an alcove to hide from the glistening sun or from your children during a game of hide-and-seek.

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where to stay with family: our luxury riads

In the center of the Medina or on the outskirts of the city facing the Atlas Mountains, our luxury riads and villas in Marrakech are the perfect retreats for you and your family.

Get inspired about where to stay in Marrakech with your family and choose from some of the world's most beautiful homes - we'll take care of the rest! 

Riad Safir

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What to know: 

  • Riad Safir, in the centre of Marrakech 
  • 14 persons 
  • City centre, pool, panoramic view, air-conditioning
  • From 8 575 € à 10 780 € per week


Villa Dar El Sadaka

Villa Ixfalia

What to know:

  • Villa Dar El Sakada, close to Marrakech
  • 24 persons
  • Infinity pool, steam room, massage room, cinema room, pétanque court, tennis court, garden, works of art
  • From 29 400 € to 33 250 € per week

Villa Leila

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What to know:

  • Villa Leila, close to Marrakech
  • 16 persons
  • Swimming pool, garden, mountain view, hammam, massage room
  • From 11 760 € to 17 360 € per week

Villa Musa

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What to know: 

  • Villa Musa, close to Marrakech
  • 10 persons
  • Infinity pool, nature view, garden, gym, caretaker
  • From 13 300 € to 25 200 € per week

Villa A & N

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What to know:

  • Villa A&N, close to Marrakech
  • 20 persons
  • Swimming pool, garden, vegetable garden, nature views, pétanque court, massage room, hammam
  • De 25 200 € à 38 500 € par semaine


What is the best season to visit Marrakech?

We recommend visiting Marrakech in winter or mid-season, during the autumn and spring months.

At these times of year, temperatures are mild, the sun is shining and crowds of tourists are rarer

In summer, Marrakech is generally very hot.

What's the most beautiful area of Marrakech?

Marrakech is such a splendid city that it's hard to choose the most beautiful district.

However, if you had to choose just one, the Medina, the historic center, and its souks are a must. We also recommend a visit to the Hivernage district, a perfect blend of tradition and luxury

And if you need a relaxing break from the hustle and bustle of the city, don't forget to explore the magnificent Atlas countryside around Marrakech.

What are the different districts of Marrakech?

Marrakech is divided in five quarters:

  •  Médina
  • Mellah
  • Guéliz
  • Hivernage
  • Chrifia
Where to see the sunset in Marrakech?

If you want to watch the sunset in Marrakech, there are several options

  • From the rooftops of the Medina, where at sunset you'll have a magnificent view of the city, its monuments and its Mosque.
  • In the heart of the Palmeraie if you're more in the mood for a sunset tête à tête with nature
  • On the dunes of the Sahara if you want to see a sunset whose majesty will leave you with unforgettable memories.




With Le Collectionist, discover the most beautiful destinations for family vacations and find the ideal villa for your next stay in Marrakech.

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