Morocco School Adventure

Morocco School Adventure

Trip Highlights

  • The gardens, mosques, palaces, and souqs of exciting Marrakesh
  • Working on a community project in a small Berber village
  • Trekking along the beach
  • Historic coastal town of Essaouira

Trip Summary

Explore Morocco's colourful markets and renowned Medina of Marrakech in the company of our expert guide, before travelling to a Berber Village to spend some time volunteering at a community project and absorbing the traditions and warm hospitality of the local people. Continuing to Essaouira, we spend time trekking along the beach and camping under the stars before having time in the coastal city with its tranquil squares, narrow lanes and whitewashed houses with their painted blue doors, which could be anywhere in the southern Mediterranean!

Sample Itinerary

THIS IS JUST A SAMPLE ITINERARY - IT CAN BE TAILORED TO YOUR SCHOOL'S REQUIREMENTS. On arrival in Marrakesh we will be met and transferred to our centrally located hotel. After time to freshen up we will join our guide to discover the soul of Marrakesh. We visit the mosques, palaces, and the souqs of the old Medina before reaching the humming centre of Marrakesh: the Djemaa el-Fna. The atmosphere of this square is overwhelming with its jumble of food stalls, snake charmers, fortune- and storytellers and the wide variety of people that flock to its attractions.This evening you will join your guide for dinner at a local restaurant and a trip briefing.

Meals:  D

After breakfast we will meet our guide and driver and leave Marrakech and head to the Atlas mountains and a Berber village (to be advised during the planning of your expedition). We will spend the next two days here working on a community project, A group briefing will be held after lunch at the village gite where we will stay followed by orientation and discussion of the project ahead of us.

Meals:  B,L,D

Over the course of the next two days we’ll work alongside members of the community to complete a project. Each morning the project manager will conduct a group meeting to determine and divide up tasks for the day and in the evening we will have debrief on the days achievements. Before leaving the village we’ll celebrate the completion of the project.

Meals:  B,L,D

Saying farewell to the friends we have made, we will hike from the village toward Imlil where we will visit the Berber village before driving to Sidi Kaouki, south of Essaouira. From here there will be a short hike along the beach to our nights camp where we will overnight

Meals:  B,L,D

Waking up to the sounds of the ocean we break camp and trek for about 4 hours following the Atlantic Coast to Sidi Mbark. Here we will have an optional camel ride along the beach before returning to our camp-site for the night under the stars.

Meals:  B,L,D

After a short walk to the road head this morning we will meet our vehicle and transfer to the coastal town of Essaouira. After check in at our hotel and lunch we will have free time in this coastal city before meeting in the evening for dinner.

Meals:  B,L,D

After check out we will transfer to Marrakesh, arriving around noon. After check in we will join our guide for a walk through the Souks before some free time to for shopping before meeting in the evening for a final farewell dinner.

Meals:  B,L,D

It is tome to say farewell. After breakfast we will be transferred to the airport for our flight back to London.

Meals:  B

What's Included

  • THIS IS A SAMPLE ONLY - IT CAN BE TAILORED TO YOUR SCHOOL'S REQUIREMENTS
  • 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners
  • Experienced English speaking local Guide
  • International group flights London - marrakech return
  • All internal transport in private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Good quality hotels on twin share basis
  • Services of a cook at Aguersioual, village house and at camp and all group cooking equipment
  • Sightseeing and visits as per program including entrance fees
  • Local trek staff
  • Camel handlers
  • Group camping equipment including tents on twin share basis

What's Not Included

  • THESE ITEMS ARE TYPICALLY NOT INCLUDED UNLESS REQUESTED
  • Aerated drinks andbottled water
  • Costs of a personal nature such as laundry, phone calls, email, tips, and all beverages
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing not metioned in the itinerary
  • Tips
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Single supplement
  • Optional camel ride

AT A GLANCE

Duration:9 Days
Countries:Morocco
Starting Point:Your nearest capital city
Activities:Adventure Touring
community project
trekking
Grade:Introductory  Click for more information
Trip Code:SOG3179