Well I'm sat on the ferry back up to Portsmouth after a brilliant trip. If anyone else is considering a trip with young children, I can confim that providing you are sensible with the heat and hydration, there really arent any major isues. We enjoyed a bit of the coast and beach from Essauoria down to Agidir before heading inland to Paradise Valley, Taraodant and then down to Tafraoute. We spent a bit of time exploring the blue (and pink - very important with 2 girls) rocks and the tracks down into the date palms and gorges to the south. We then trundled down to Foum Ziguid, had a quick scoot accross Lake Ikiri (getting a bit lost and stuck through the dunes near M'hamid in the swirling sand), before spending the night at the Sahrara Sky obsevatory hotel (Unfortunately it was too hazy for the telescopes to work). The obligatory ride on a camel the next morning before heading back over to Alt Benhaddou for the night and then on to Marakech via the 'old pass'. A day in Marakech including a trip around the city on a Caleche and the girls flew home leaving me the long drive north.
The children were welcomed with open arms every where we went and restaurant / cafe owners couldnt do enough for them. Glad to say, we had no health / stomach concerns. Covered some km's, boiled 2 front shocks and got a flat tyre in the desert, but other than that the Landie was brill. I will have to admit, we never got the camping stuff out of the back, as the lure of a nice air conditioned hotel room with a pool was too much, especially when it was only between £30 - £50 half board for the 4 of us in a 2 room suite ! Certainly a plce to revisit, perhaps in a few year when we can do a bit of trecking with the girls as well. Hopefully some photos below.
Last edited by Chris Scott; 6 Jul 2013 at 10:28.
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