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.
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.