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||Flight from UK to Marrakesh Menara Airport, on arrival transfer to hotel||Group to walk to the Medina, JemmaEl Fna and the Souks, followed by an apothecary visit (dependent on time of arrival)||
Evening meal at hotel
|Day 2||Full day excursion to Amizmiz in the lower slopes of the High Atlas, with a stop at the Lalla Takerkoust reservoir to look at large scale water management. Continue to the Amizmiz countryside to see all aspects of traditional life.||Return to hotel in Marrakesh for traditional evening meal|
|Day 3||Full day excursion to Douar Oulad Elguern - group will be welcomed with tea and breakfast before participating in various daily village activities.||Return to Marrakesh for evening meal|
|Day 4||Transfer to Marrakesh Menara Airport for return flight to the UK|
This price includes:
- 3 nights' full-board accommodation
- ATOL protected return flights from the UK
- Airport taxes and passenger duty at current rates
- Coach transfers to and from Marrakesh Airport
- All ground transportation and excursions whilst in Morrocco
- Free staff place ratio 1:10
- Detailed information pack
- Itinerary planning service
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- VAT at current rates to tour operators
- VAMOOS - our easy to use travel app
Take your students on a full day excursion to the Atlas Mountain Range which stretches from Morocco 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, otherwise known as the Doors to the Desert, 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.
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 French colonial period. The garden now 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 offer not only a pleasant escape from bustling Marrakesh, but it is also one of the most photographed settings in Morocco. Established in the 12th century as an orchard of palm, olive and fruit trees, it also has a formal pool overlooked by a pavilion, previously used by the Sultan and his family, which dates from the 19th centu...
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 with other buildings of the period in other countries, it was intended to capture the essence of the national style, both Moroccan and Islamic. There is a 2 acre garden with rooms opening onto courtyards.
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 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.
Chez Ali offers a traditional performance and dinner including an opportunity to see the Berber folklore, jugglers, flying carpet, 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 representing the prime warriors of their tribes.
Hotel Oudaya offers 77 rooms, 15 suites and 3 villas. All rooms have a separate bathroom, telephone, air-conditioning and satellite T.V.
Hotel Facilities include 2 restaurants offering both international and Moroccan food, a swimming pool, bar, snack bar, a range of artisan shops, a sauna and hammam.
This apartment hotel is set in a one-hectare garden which features palm trees, bay trees, pomegranates and hibiscus.
The guesthouse is composed of six casbahs, distributed harmoniously around patios and fountains. The air-conditioned design hotel offers 135 rooms in total and welcomes guests in a lobby with 24-hour reception and check-out services, a hotel safe, currency exchange facilities and a newspaper stand.
Further facilities include a TV lounge, kids' club, café, bar, disco and restaurant. Guests may also take advantage of the conference facilities, room and laundry services, and a car park.
Ryad Mogador Marrakech is located in front of the beautiful snow capped Atlas Mountains. It offers easy access to the Medina and Jamaa El Fna, the heart of the city.
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 a phone, air conditioning, satellite TV and a safe. Each room has an en-suite bathroom.