School Geography Trip to Marrakesh
A school geography trip to Morocco is an excellent opportunity to experience the magnificent scenery and hospitality that this country can offer. With its spectacular landscape, ranging from mountains in the north to desert in the south, as well as an expansive coastline, Morocco is a geographically diverse country. Processes taking place over the course of millions of years have shaped the landscape, from the High Atlas Mountains and the spectacular Todra Gorge, to the ever-changing sands of the Sahara Desert - this is a country ideal for geography students to visit.
Combine the geography and the geology with the human influence and explore the wonderful city of Marrakesh with its mosques, souk and palaces, and enjoy an authentic taste of the local culture with a traditional Arabian show at Chez Ali.
|Day 1||Depart UK||Meet guide and transfer to accommodation||
Check in to hotel
Evening meal at hotel
|Day 2||Transfer to Marrakesh for full-day tour of the city||Traditional evening meal at hotel|
|Day 3||Transfer to Asni and Amlil for Mountain Discovery Adventure||Traditional evening meal at hotel|
|Day 4||Full-day excursion to the Ourika Valley, a lush oasis of vegetation in the foothills of the magnificent Atlas Mountains||Excursion to Fantasia at the Restaurant Chez Ali and enjoy a meal and a show|
|Day 5||Free time to visit the souks for last-minute shopping before transfer to the airport||Return to UK|
This price includes:
- Return flights to Marrakesh
- 4 nights' full-board accommodation
- Coach transfers to & from Marrakesh Airport
- Full-day guided tour of Marrakesh
- Full-day guided tour to Asni and Imlil
- Full-day guided tour to Ourika Valley
- Free staff place ratio 1:10
- Detailed information pack
- Travel & medical insurance incl. IPT
- Airport taxes and air passenger duty
Take your students on a full day excursion to The Atlas Mountain Range which stretches from Moroco across northern Africa through Algeria and Tunisia. This mountain range provides a fascinating insight into plate tectonics and fold mountain formations that bring the curriculum to life.
Ouarzazate - The Doors to the Desert. This is a city of different cultures and artistic traditions. The traditional village of Ait Benhaddou in the surrounding area is another popular visit. This area is also known for being the location where films such as Gladiator, Alexander and Star Wars were made. Minimum of 20 people.
Located in the medina, this square is a virtual festival of smells, colours, noise and activity, used by locals and tourists alike. Let yourself absorb the culture and the ambience, for this is the soul of Marrakesh. At sunset the square is transformed with dozens of food stalls.
Designed by the French artist Jacques Majorelle in 1924, during the colonial period when Morocco was occupied by France. The garden also houses the Islamic Art Museum of Marrakesh, whose collection includes North African textiles, as well as ceramics, jewellery, and paintings by Majorelle. The garden is also home to more than 15 bird species, which can be found only in the area of North Africa
Set slightly out of town, the Menara gardens offers not only a pleasant escape from bustling Marrakesh, it is also one of the most photographed settings in Morocco. It was established in the 12th century as an orchard of palm, olive and fruit trees. It has a formal pool overlooked by a pavilion previously used by the Sultan and his family which dates from the 19th century.
The Bahia Palace and gardens were built in the late 19th century, intended to be the greatest palace of its time. The name means ''brilliance''. As in other buildings of the period in other countries, it was intended to capture the essence of the nations style, both Moroccan and Islamic. There is a 2 acre garden with rooms opening onto courtyards. Entry 10 Dirhams (less than £1)
Essaouira, known as the White and Blue City, is situated on the Atlantic coast. It is an easy excursion from Marrakesh and has a nice little collection of sights. The walled white town, the Medina - a UNESCO World Heritage Listed city , the harbour and the streets of craftsmen working behind open doors. Essaouira is also famous as a haven for windsurfing. Minimum of 20 people.
Chez Ali offers a traditional performance and dinner including an opportunity to see the Berber folklore in action, as well as jugglers, flying carpets, belly dancing and, finally, the 'Fantasia' show. The 'Fantasia' show originated in the Rif, a mountainous region of north Morocco, and was traditionally a war ceremony between opposing groups of horsemen, each repres...
Hotel Facilities include 2 restaurants : international restaurant and a Moroccan restaurant, a swimming pool, a bar, a snack bar, a range of artisan shops, sauna and hammam. View on map
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Ryad Mogador Marrakech boasts 162 comfortable rooms and provides excellent service to ensure guests will have a very pleasant stay. The rooms are equipped with all modern comforts such as direct line phone, air conditioning, satellite TV and safe. They come with en suite bathroom. View on map