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School Trips to Morocco

School trips to Morocco offer students a wonderful opportunity to explore a country that is geographically close to Europe and yet culturally very different.

Most popular among geography groups thanks to the possibilities it offers to explore both mountains and deserts, Morocco is also a fantastic choice for a school trip that will introduce your students to the history and culture of North Africa.

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Why visit Morocco?

Explore the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert

Morocco is a fantastic choice for a geography school trip, giving students the unforgettable opportunity to explore both the High Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert.

On your geography school trip to Morocco, you’ll explore the Berber town of Amizmiz in the foothills of the High Atlas.

You’ll also visit the scenic Lalla Takerkoust lake, which was created during the time of the French protectorate. Here, your students will learn more about large scale water management in an arid climate. They’ll also discover how the lake provides energy for the local area.

You can also visit the city of Ourzazate, which is located in the middle of a bare plateau just to the south of the High Atlas Mountains. The city is known as the ‘Door to the Desert’, because just to its south is the Sahara Desert. And if the city itself looks familiar, that’s because it’s been a location for many films and TV programmes, including Gladiator and Game of Thrones.

Experience the souks of Marrakesh

On your school trip to Morocco, your students will have the opportunity to explore Marrakesh’s atmospheric souks. This is a wonderful way to experience Moroccan culture. Marrakesh is actually home to the largest souk in Morocco and the city is famous for its souks.

By visiting the souks, your students will have the opportunity to see traditional Berber crafts, traditional Muslim clothing and, of course, they’ll have lots of opportunity to learn about the most important ingredients in Moroccan cooking, such as spices, preserved fruits and mint, as well as other herbs.

Of course, if your students want to buy anything, they will need to have a go at haggling, which is a very important part of souk life!

Explore Berber culture

One of the highlights of any educational tour to Morocco has to be an evening enjoying a traditional Moroccan dinner in a Berber tent, with traditional Moroccan entertainment including horsemanship, fireworks and much, much more.

Of course, the mix of Berber and Arab culture, along with French and Spanish influences, make the Moroccan culture extremely rich and completely unique. This makes Morocco a wonderful choice for a school trip that offers students the opportunity to experience new cultures and widen their horizons beyond the frontiers of Europe!

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Take a look at our range of Morocco school trips below, and then get in touch with one of our tour advisers to discuss your requirements.

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School Trips to Marrakesh

A school trip to Marrakesh offers students an exciting introduction to Morocco and the Maghreb!

Morocco school trips are most popular among geography groups who come here to explore the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert. Students will also have the opportunity to learn more about water management in dry, arid climates with a visit to the Lalla Takerkoust reservoir.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, absolutely. The destinations listed on our website are only a sample of the different types of school trips we can offer. If you have another destination in mind, simply fill out our enquiry form with all your requirements and one of our Tour Advisers will be in touch with a tailor-made quote.

Yes, all of our trips include comprehensive travel insurance, which now includes Covid cover. This group travel insurance covers individuals needing to drop out of the trip in the following circumstances:

  • Because a Qualified Medical Practitioner has diagnosed them as positive for Covid-19 within up to 14 days of departure.
  • Because they have been hospitalised due to Covid-19 within up to 28 days of departure.
  • Because they have been told to self-isolate by NHS Test & Trace for a period of time that prevents them from taking part in the trip.

The insurance also covers reasonable additional costs of accommodation and flights should an individual contract Covid-19 and have to self-isolate while abroad.

And the policy also covers reasonable additional costs to account for a family member to come across or a group leader/teacher to stay with the individual.

Please contact us for details.

Every trip we organise is unique and your itinerary manager will work with you to understand your curriculum and adapt the itinerary to suit your learning objectives. The itineraries featured on our website are just a sample of the what's achievable within a given timeframe. The trip duration and the activities and excursions can be tailored to your needs and budget.

As a general rule we recommend that you start planning your trip 12-18 months prior to your travel date. This gives you plenty of time to get sign off from senior leadership and to launch your trip in school to students and parents. Planning early will also mean you have a greater choice of accomodation and travel options.

If you start planning your trip later than this, don't worry, it is definitely possible to plan a trip in a shorter amount of time. We're here to support you and we have a selection of templates and useful guides to help guide you and save you time throughout the process.

You can see examples of the types of accommodation we have available in different destinations on the sample trip pages linked above.

All of our accommodation partners have been chosen based on their suitability for school groups. As a member of the School Travel Forum (STF), you can be certain that all accommodation contracted by us complies with local legislation with respect to fire and general safety, is contracted by trained Halsbury Travel staff or reputable agents, receives a standard audit and risk assessment prior to use by Halsbury Travel and receives a supplementary audit if it is used on five or more occasions in a year.

Your Tour Adviser will discuss your accommodation preferences with you when putting together your tailor-made quote and will assist you in choosing the best accommodation for your budget and requirements.

Learn more about Morocco school trips

Activities and excursions in Morocco that your school group will love

Atlas Mountains

Take your students on a full day excursion to the Atlas Mountain Range which stretches from Morocco across northern Africa… Read More

Essaouira

Essaouira, known as the White and Blue City, is situated on the Atlantic coast. It is an easy excursion from… Read More

Majorelle Garden

Designed by the French artist Jacques Majorelle in 1924, during the French colonial period. The garden now houses the Islamic… Read More

Menara Gardens

Set slightly out of town, the Menara gardens offernot only a pleasant escape frombustling Marrakesh, but it is also one… Read More

Ouarzazate

Ouarzazate, otherwise known as the Doorsto the Desert, is a city of different cultures and artistic traditions.The traditional village of… Read More

Chez Ali Fantasia

The Chez Ali offers a traditional event and dinner including an opportunity to see the Berber folklore, the jugglers performance,… Read More

Djemaa el Fna

Located in the medina, this square is a virtual festival of smells, colours, noise and activity, used by locals and… Read More

El Bahia Palace

The Bahia Palace and gardens were built in the late 19th century, intended to be the greatest palace of its… Read More

Why choose Halsbury?

Here are just a few reasons why teachers choose Halsbury for educational school trips that inspire.

  • School trips designed by teachers for teachers

    Founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.

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  • School trips tailored to your curriculum

    We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.

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  • Health & safety prioritised

    As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.

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  • Support every step of the way

    We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.

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  • Financially secure school trips

    We're ABTA bonded and all our air tours are ATOL protected, so you can be sure that your school trip is financially secure.

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  • Rewarding loyalty scheme

    You'll earn loyalty points from your very first school trip with Halsbury. These can be used towards a discount on your school trip or a free gift for your school.

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School trips by teachers for teachers

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Tailor-made school trips

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

Loyalty scheme

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Earn loyalty points from your very first trip which can be used towards a trip discount or free gift for your school.