Geography school trip to Morocco: 4 days, 3 nights

Geography school trip to Morocco: 4 days, 3 nights

A geography school trip to Morocco offers a variety of unique learning opportunities for your students, and includes numerous authentic experiences alongside truly memorable geographical sights. Our suggested four day itinerary includes time in Marrakech, the Atlas mountains, and a day in Douar Oulad Elguern, but a variety of different excursion options are available (view our 'Excursion Ideas' tab for further ideas). A tour to Morocco can be taken over 4, 5 or 6 days with adjustments to the itinerary. Contact us for details.

Suggested itinerary

  • Day one
  • Arrival at Marrakech Airport & transfer to hotel
  • Depending on flight times, walk in to Old Medina of the city and take in Koutoubia Mosque, Jemaa El Fna, the Souks and an apothecary visit.
  • Day two
  • A Day in the High Atlas
  • Lalla Takerkoust reservoir en route to town of Amizmiz
  • Visit rural landscapes and see traditional farming methods
  • Visit to a pottery village
  • Day three
  • A Day in Douar Oulad Elguern Village
  • Travel across the Marrakech Plain
  • Day amongst the villagers and partaking in village activities in Douar Oulad Elguern
  • Day four
  • Departure day
  • Depending on flight time, take some more time in Marrakech before having airport transfer to Marrakech Menara Airport for return flight

Geography school trip to Morocco: 4 days, 3 nights

  • A day in Douar Oulad Elguern

    Subject range: Geography

    What you’ll experience:

    Travel NE from Marrakech (about 35 kms; about 45 minutes), across the Marrakech Plain and spend a day amongst the villagers and village life of Douar Oulad Elguern. Participate in some of the everyday village activities: bread making, couscous making, vegetable preparation, fetching water from the village well, making traditional mud and straw bricks, making charcoal, taking a walk around the village and experiencing the land of the community.

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    Related learning includes: Engagement and Empathy; Development Issues; Rural Push and Pull Factors; Contrasting Societies.

  • Marrakech to Ouarzazate - High Atlas

    Subject range: Geography

    What you’ll experience:

    Travel up and over the High Atlas, crossing the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass. View spectacular mountains and fascinating Berber communities and activities. On the return journey (day 5 of the suggested itinerary) a stop is made at Aït Benhaddou, an impressive fortified Kasbah and now a World Heritage Site.

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    Related learning includes: World Heritage Sites; Incised Meanders; Development Issues; Rural Push and Urban Pull Factors; Communication Issues.

  • Zagora to Ouarzazate

    Subject range: Geography

    What you’ll experience:

    Travel to Tamegroute to visit the famous potteries and also the “underground village”. The return journey to Ouarzazate offers many different topic options to be encountered.

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    Related learning includes: Development Issues; Weathering; Acacia Trees; Irrigated Agriculture.

  • Marrakech

    Subject range: Geography

    What you’ll experience:

    The vibrant city has much to see. Your group can walk to Old Medina and take in Koutoubia Mosque, visit Jemaa El Fna, the Souks and visit an Apothecary. Other options include a visit to Marrakech Medina and the Majorelle Gardens.

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    Related learning includes: Developing World City; Urban Change; World Heritage Site; Contrasting Societies.

  • A day in the High Atlas Mountains

    Subject range: Geography

    What you’ll experience:

    In Amizmiz (about 1 hour away), a rural market town, life is very traditional. En route, visit the reservoir of Lalla Takerkoust. An easy stroll into the surrounding rural landscapes shows the traditional farming methods still in use and the crops grown. Call in to a Pottery Village and see the potters at work. A picnic lunch is taken in a forest glade.

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    Related learning includes: Water Resource Management (large and small scale); Traditional Agriculture; Commercial Agriculture; Development Issues; Fold Mountains; River Sceneries; Contrasting Societies.

  • Ouarzazate to Zagora - Sahara & Bedouin tent experience

    Subject range: Geography

    What you’ll experience:

    Cross the Anti Atlas via the Tizi-n-Tinififft Pass and travel down the Draa Valley, rich with productive date palmeries. Enter the Sahara and take a camel ride to your Bedouin Camp for overnight. Take part in the ultimate sleepover amongst the Saharan sand dunes in a Bedouin-style tent encampment.

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    Related learning includes: Arid Landscapes and Landforms; River Systems; Semi Desert and Desert Transition; Date Palmeraies; Sand Dunes and their Management; Different Cultures; Star Gazing.

Geography school trip to Morocco: 4 days, 3 nights

Learning areas:

Developing World Cities; Urban Change; World Heritage Site; Contrasting Societies.

Water Resource Management (large and small scale); Traditional Agriculture; Commercial Agriculture; Development Issues; Fold Mountains; River Sceneries; Contrasting Societies.

Plate Tectonics; Fold Mountain; Hazardous Environments; Flash Flooding; Traditional Farming; Cultural Contrasts; Options For Development; Transport and Communications; Extreme Environments

Engagement and Empathy; Development Issues; Rural Push and Pull Factors; Contrasting Societies.

Geography school trip to Morocco: 4 days, 3 nights

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    Hotel Akabar

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    Location: Marrakesh

    Located centrally within Marrakesh and within good proximity to the Medina (about a 20 minute walk).

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    Hotel Majorelle

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    Location: Marrakesh

    Capacity: 120

    The Majorelle is ideally located in the city of Marrakech a 2 minute walk from the famous Majorelle Gardens and 10 minutes from Jemaa el Fna square. The hotel is fully air conditioned.

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    ibis Ouarzazate

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    Location: Ouarzazate centre

    Capacity: 108

    The ibis Ouarzazate hotel is located in the centre of Ouarzazate close to the desert and benefits from a swimming pool.

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